Tuesday, March 18, 2008
thinking of spring break
I just got back from a middle school teacher's conference in Greensboro NC, and certainly learned a bunch about North Carolina. One of the most fascinating sessions was about graveyards and the history you can learn by visiting them. I found out that on the coast of NC, the oldest graves had wooden markers because there wasn't native stone there. Now that's an interesting thing for a Michigan native to learn. There are so many glacial rocks in Michigan that one would never think of not being able to mark a grave with a marker.
The Piedmont area, where I live, had yet another type of marker, stone that was carved. The stonecutters/carvers were mostly German.
It's odd to be over 50 and living in a 'new' state. (besides the state of confusion, of course) Last year I learned what the state bird is. Isn't that something.
beads today..... thinking of summer beach days.