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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Friday, October 19, 2007


The Witches Caldron
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and babble
Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble

William Shakespeare

Several years ago, our school principal decided he wanted to host a medieval costume party for the staff's Christmas party. Three of us (old bats) decided to dress up like the witches in Shakespeare's MacBeth, and we went about finding appropriate costumes and makeup. All of the teachers were supposed to memorize some lines to quote during the dinner, too. We had such fun learning our lines but it was awfully difficult to say them without laughing because we were trying to stay in character. I'm a great cackler, so I was able to incorporate that into my lines. Mary Beth, Ineke, and I were the hit of the party and I'm so glad that Bill (our principal) took our picture for posterity. I came upon it the other day when I was rooting through some stuff cleaning up and howled with laughter when I saw it. So, in the spirit of the Halloween season coming upon us in two weeks, I thought I'd share it with you all. I missed Halloween last year (I was in Italy, oh too bad I hear you say lol) so this year I'll get a friend to come over for dinner and help me distribute candy to the neighbourhood kids. Maybe I should dress up like a witch again...What are you doing on Halloween?


jmb said...

Good photo Leslie.
Handing out candy as usual. Not many kids around here however.

Josie said...

Leslie, that's wonderful. What a great photo!

Gosh, Halloween already? Weren't the Festival of Fireworks just last week? Where did summer go?

leslie said...

Where did summer go, Josie? I can't remember summer since 2006! It's really cold out today but at least, for the moment, it's not raining. Terrible thunder & lightning storm over my house last night. Did you have it, too?

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