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Memories of days gone by 

When the bell rang on Friday, 

darting out, chasing the ice cream man.

laughter while we trudged up the hill in our saddle shoes,

telling jokes and comparing notes of fashion and friends,

Thank God for the weekend where we could let the fun begin.

I think of the kids starting school in Covid at home on line, 

And the teachers on Zoom, sitting behind a

screen with break out rooms, and chats, mute and unmute.

While happy to be there, it’s just not the same.

 But there’s no more sass from the ones that won’t listen because……

there is always mute and they just can kick them out….(so watch out parents cuz you won’t get a break so better get them to listen up….easier said that done I know).

Too bad they can’t ring a bell and hand out ice cream at the end. 

I sceam, you scream, We ALL scream for Ice Cream.

Here’s to you Renee (my daughter) and teachers EVERYWHERE igniting learning for our future generations!

Classroom Teacher – 8th Grade Science 

Renée Georgakas
8th Grade Science

Why do I teach?

I teach because I am passionate about encouraging children to become independent critical thinkers that are able to form their own opinions that will shape the world around them. 

And Here’s to the Kids and Parents while we continue to be creative and grow in love, hope and patience. We are stronger together!

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19 – Chilliwack Progress

Happy Fun Friday Everyone!

Have a great weekend!

❤️ Cindy

Thank you for reading liking (if you do of course), commenting and or sharing. I truly appreciate it.

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116 thoughts on “Fun Fridays

  1. So much had changed during this pandemic. I remember how I hated going to school everyday that every year till I had to leave college m, I had the least attendance in each class. Haha. But now when I look back those were golden times. Thank you so much for this post Cindy. 😍😇

    1. I know right? What a flip side of the coin right now and the kids are truly missing school. College was great cuz no one cared if you were there or not… lol. I was one of those too. Thanks for reading and commenting Kumar. ❤️

      1. Hahaha. Indeed Cindy. I remember my teachers always asking my parents why did I miss school. Inspite of missing schools, I got good scores. Infact, there was one time when all the girls of my class complained to the principal that even when I didn’t attend the classes, the teacher wouldn’t say a thing to me and I was marked present. Haha. I felt like a badass that day as even the Principal sided with me. Hahahah. 😇😝😝

      2. That’s funny Kumar. Good grades for sure made the difference so you could get away with it. The girls had your number though and were quite jealous you “BADASS!” LOL!!!

  2. There is a lot of wisdom in Dr. Seuss. I feel for the kids— and their parents and teachers— as everyone struggles with the best approach too education during these trying times. Good post, Cindy. And I really like the statement from your daughter. Peggy was a principal before she retired and had one guiding philosophy: It’s all about the kids. –Curt

    1. Thank you so much for your wise thoughts and sentiments for the kids. It sure is tough for all of them right now. I’m glad you liked it Curt and I was pleased to find her statement from her as well. Oh my being a principle is quite a big job!!!!! It’s so true it is all about the kids because they become adults and therein lies the problems with our world at large in my opinion. Have a great weekend! ❤️Cindy

      1. How to truly reach kids is one of the great challenges of our time, Cindy. So often it comes down to adequate resources and public education has been starved/is being starved. –Curt

      2. It is so true Crut. Yes, and now we will really see how things go down.. So much harder I’m hearing from my daughter.. she’s exhausted with more kids and computer time!

    2. Dear Cindy,

      I concur with Curt. Like your daughter Renée, my late mother had been a primary teachers for 36 years teaching full-time six days a week, as mentioned in great detail in one of my posts as a tribute to her life. It is indeed a profession of love and dedication. And I learnt a lot from reading some of the best assignments that she marked.

      Thank you for sharing with us these wonderful stories through your heartening post.

      1. Thank you so much for this insightful post and a window into your mother’s profession and love and dedication to teaching SoundEagle! What a great gift and tribute to her that you shared it in one of your posts. It’s such a testiment to her that you learned from her assignments she marked!!!
        You are most welcome and thanks for sharing your kind heart and taking time to respond. Blessings, ❤️

      2. Dear Cindy,

        I am delighted to read your comment here. Thank you for your feedback and compliment. Given that your comment pertains to my said post, namely the eulogy, I would really appreciate it if you could kindly leave your lovely comment in my post too.

        You can simply copy and paste your comment and perhaps add more if you have something extra to say. Thank you in anticipation.

      3. You are so welcome! I’m having tons of technical issues so hang tight… I will hopefully see your posts in reader later tonight (hopefully, I get time to check..). it’s been a busy day with clients and writing glitches. 🙏

      4. Thank you, Cindy. As mentioned, it is NOT recommended to see my posts in the WordPress Reader for the reasons already explained to you a day or two ago, because the Reader cannot handle the sophisticated features, stylings and animations contained in my website.

        Here is the direct link for you visit the said eulogy directly from your web browser:

      5. you’re welcome!!! I might miss your posts then for future if I don’t see them come through but will try to look for them. I just don’t have time to manage so much. I’ll check here though when I get some extra time. .. gotta get to work now. Have a great day!

      6. Dear Cindy,

        What I meant is that you can still rely on the Reader for notifications of new posts, but to read the new posts (or any other posts and pages for that matter), try not to read them inside the Reader, but to read them at my website, so that you can see the posts as they should be, unadulterated, and fully presented in all their glorious details and functionalities. This is very simple, and does not require any management on your part.

      7. Dear Cindy,

        I would like to inform you that in response to your comment, I have composed for you a fairly long and bespoke comment at

        Please enjoy reading my reply there.

        Thank you for your lovely and heartfelt acknowledgement of my late mother. I look forward to your forthcoming comment on the said eulogy, the direct link of which you can find in one of my previous comments.

      8. Dear Cindy,

        Thank you for informing me. There is really no need to wait for new posts, as there are plenty of published ones on my blog. To access them, look for a big button called “Content Listing” in the first widget on my website. This will take you to a page containing a listing of all of my posts and pages, each of which contains a brief description and an image. There, you can conveniently preview each post and page, and then pick and choose some to visit.

        Alternatively, you can access the “Content Listing” page directly with this link:

        Also, the Home page of my blog classifies and groups all of my posts according to the major categories to which they belong.

      9. Dear Cindy,

        As mentioned, I just found your comment in the spam folder, and don’t understand why or how it ended up there. I am glad that you informed me. Otherwise, your comment might still be stuck at where it was. Phew!

        Since it is getting quite late here, I shall respond to your heart-warming comment with a bespoke comment as soon as I can.

        May you and your family have a lovely mid-September!

      10. Oh my, not sure how these things happen. That could explain why I’m not getting any of your recent posts. Make sure you are following me too as sometimes this happens to me and it is so annoying. I am happy you found iot and have a wonderful slumberland.
        Thank you and yours as well! ❤️ Cindy

      11. Dear Cindy,

        I would like to inform you that I have replied to you with a highly bespoke comment at

        Thank you for your valiant attempt in coming over here to provide your heart-warming feedback and compliment. In particular, the first paragraph of your previous comment on my blog really belongs to the comment section of the special tribute entitled “Khai & Khim: For Always and Beyond Goodbye” as a permanent token of your deep appreciation of the enduring love between a mother and a son, for posterity. Therefore, SoundEagle🦅 would be very grateful to you if you could be so kind as to submit your comment there.

  3. Honestly, teachers are doing really great considering the situation! It’s not the same but at least they’re trying the best. It’s so great your daughter is a teacher!

    1. Thanks for your input Pooja!~. You are so right. Yes, I’m really happy she is part of the teaching community, even though she has to bartend a couple of nights to pay the bills with a teachers salary. We do what we gotta do and it actually provides a nice balance.

      1. Yeah I have heard that teachers salaries are not great but at least she is doing something that helps others!

    1. Oh I’m so glad Cheryl!! Thanks for lettng me know and I’m glad you enjoyed it. She truly is beautful inside and out and I agree that is so needed for these kids! We have had some heartfelt moments. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Have a really good weekend.
      ❤️ Cindy

  4. Cheers to all teachers everywhere. What a wonderful post. It made me a little nostalgic actually. I am sure your daughter is facing some adjustments teaching online, how is she doing? But remote learning may be harder on the kids as they need the social aspect of school a lot. And your warning to parents is spot on – they will need to work overtime during this time.

    1. Hi Markus,
      What a nice comment from you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate it as it is such an important occupation and so needed as the kids are our future. So kind you could relate. Actually, I am just seeing her for the first time after a week and it sounds iike it’s a great homecoming but there are a lot of adjustments to make with the social distancing piece, Yes, hard for the kids as well as the parents but you’re right, it will be crunch time for them. Stay well! 🙏❣️

    1. Oh I’m so Glad to hear from you Murila and glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know. Have you been on a break from ✍🏻 writing? I keep trying to find your weekly post.

  5. Gosh your daughter looks like she should be the student! Lucky genes…
    I feel for all the students and teachers this year. I opted to homeschool. So I kind of feel sorry for myself too 😆! We will see how that goes.
    I think our first class project will be to make ice cream!

    1. Right!!! It was a few years back.
      I feel your pain as I almost homeschooled years ago.
      I found a great ice cream machine if you need the name as I almost bought one but decided I’d wait for grandkids if I ever have any 😂

      1. I have a 30yo step daughter… she’s married and finally “talking” about the possibility of having kids.
        I might just beat you to the grandma department! 😆

      2. Oh wow, You might but then I’m not holding my breath. wrestling match?… with them of course. ha!~. I’m actually ok if none of them having any at this point but I’ll have to hire a babysitter if they change there mind and wait too long!

  6. Kudos to your daughter and all those still trying to provide a quality education for their students under tougher-than-ever circumstances! (I taught elementary school for 26 years; am now retired.)

    1. www thanks so much as you know well! Wow!
      Thank you for your years of service!
      You deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labor in retirement!
      I appreciate your thoughts and comment.

  7. This is such a heartwarming post! The pandemic brought challenges not only to health but to all other aspects of life. It’s good to see people coming together and join forces to ride through this! Kudos to your daughter for all the hardwork she is putting in. Hope you are doing well, Cindy. ✨

    1. Thanks so much Rishika! I appreciate it and you are so right it is so good to see people coming together through this crazy time. I’ll let her know as I know some teachers are opting out at the moment. I’m well and I hope you are too!! 🤗

  8. My mum is a teacher so I can totally relate. For those who are passionate about the job, such teachers are doing their very best to still achieve the greatest results from their students. It’s not easy but at least they try!

      1. They were kind of out of style by the time I grew up in the city. But my wife, Diana, remembers them, growing up in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York!

      2. Gotcha. Don’t the irish where them in their kilts when they play the pipe bags? Diana and I probably wore them around the same time. Me in S.F. and her in N.Y.
        Cheers to that.

  9. You sound like a wonderful—you and your daughter—exception to the general state of teaching in America. in Public schools. I learned my independent thinking, oddly enough, in 10th grade English! A lot of kids come out of school indoctrinated…Who cannot really think for themselves. Perhaps encouraging them early enough (as appropriate)?.

    1. Thanks for the compliment and insight. We try and there is so much going on, it’s difficult. How terrific to learn independent thinking in 10th grade and not let them take over your brain. It shows in all of your writing which is refreshing to see. i do think teaching it earlier is most important. Thank for taking the time to share and adding so much wisdom here. Have a blessed day!

  10. Nothing beats the Friday dismissal bell!

    Oh how I miss school! I wish our kids experience the joy of being at school with friends once again!

  11. Oh for the good old days . Soo long ago but so carefree and fun. Your daughter is beautiful and so insightful.

    Glad you are all safe,

  12. Nice memories of the ice cream truck on a few occasions myself. I feel so bad for teachers and parents. (Your daughter is very lovely) I have always had such admiration for teachers and professors. What a challenging time for all. Hats off to your daughter and all the children, who as you said, want the same thing as us. Great post my friend. Love ❤️ to you and thanks and love to your daughter for hanging in there. Hugs 🤗 Joni

    1. Glad it brought back memories Joni. I know it truly is a trying time right now for the teachers! Thanks she has a wonderful heart. It’s gotten worse with the work load and all of the technology. I’ll let her know and I do feel for the parents and teachers as well. Glad not to be raising kids at the moment. Thanks for the love Jonie.. I treasure your kind words. Big hugs and Love to you 🤗❤️ Cindy

      1. I am sure your daughter is very kind. Teachers have to have amazing patience too. I too am glad my daughter is grown. Love to you my friend. 🤗💕❤️

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