Monday, June 4, 2012
Oregon, Wisconsin ROCKED!
I closed out March by visiting Christine (Chris) Antonuzzo and the astonishing kids at the Rome Corners Intermediate School in Oregon, Wisconsin. Spending two days at a single school adds a magic that cannot be matched any other way. Although each group I saw was made of of kids I hadn't seen before, that second day gave me a familiarity I don't often enjoy. It feels like MY school, in a way, and the kids have heard about me, may even be looking forward to seeing me. I see the kids I've already seen in the halls, and the smiles are real and warm. It's such a rare treat, I always appreciate it.
But it was especially fun with Chris at the helm. First, we're both munchkins -- short. Second, we both truly love the kids. And last, we're both heavily into politics (both liberals). So after school, Chris took me to the Wisconsin State Capital in Madison, which was amazing, to me.
Thank you, Chris and all the kids in Oregon, Wisconsin for making my two days with you absolutely fantastic. Thank you Chris, for the friendship. Means the world to me.