Author Archives: Headmistress

Bedtime traditions

Tonight young Whose-its picked the bedtime story. She chose How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, from the Just-So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. So, Whose-its and What-its tucked away in their bunks, I settled down in the rocking chair in the corner, covered up with a blanket and began to read. -I have to cover up […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Copywork or Dictation material: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, […]

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Hand me the bib, please.

If you haven’t been following Eason Jordan’s fall, then you probably don’t get any of your news from blogs. The Mudville Gazette has a terrific interview with Jules Crittenden, witness to the Palestine Hotel affair, where journalists were accidentally shot by American military (full disclosure: our family has military ties):http://www.mudvillegazette.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/2015 Captain Ed from Captain’s quarter […]

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words of wisdom recently spoken in this common room

Do not shoot the dart gun at the ceiling fan. Gentlemen do not shoot rubber-bands at their sisters’ bottoms. In order for things to work, they must be plugged in.

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The Common-Room, a description

In order to preserve a sense of history and togetherness within our students, we live in a living history museum of our own making. Toward that end, no more than one antique toilet is necessary in our 9 person household. This promotes a sense of bonding during tooth-brushing and Standing In Line. Guests, of course, […]

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