Dorothy Cresswell, Helen Fortier, and Katie Tolles - Offering the magic of singing together
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Strong Women: Andrea Zucker
Offering the Magic of Singing Together
Be Strong, Be Kind!
A New Name!
I'm Gonna Be With You

Most Popular Posts

Next Happy Valley Children's Chorus Performance!
Free to Follow My Joy
I stand all amazed!
Curious Songs for Curious Kids new CD!
School begins without me!


Helen's Posts
Messages from nature
Strike a Chord Music!
The Magic of Singing Together
powered by

Dorothy's Blog

There are giants around here!

Last Saturday, while having a good time offering some great sing-along kids music at the Amherst Winter Farmer's Market, this giant came walking up to me.  Who......? As a retired kindergarten teacher of 27 years, plus five other years teaching preschool locally, occasionally I find myself in this situation. But I don't usually have to look up quite so high. But the big smile, and the twinkling eyes waiting for that moment of recognition, sang loudly and clearly into my brain: kindergarten graduate! Kindergarten graduate!  Elijah!!
I truly do not know if I would have known this youngster, now YOUNG MAN, if I hadn't bumped into his mother a little while before. Elijah, now a graduate in journalism, working to keep us aware of events in Central and South America.  Oh my gosh!  Am I thrilled to see him! YES!! Am I thrilled every time this happens? Yes.  In fact, there was a similar very tall good-looking guy who watched me singing, even left me a donation, but that we didn't quite say hi that morning since I was busy singing, that I suspect was another long-ago, now grown kindergarten graduate. Emmett? Was that you?  

Wherever you all are out there, please do say hi when we cross paths. It lifts my day immensely. It was not easy to decide to retire, and I LOVE seeing my "little ones" and hearing what you're exploring as you grow.

It is because I loved you so much that I still offer a children's chorus for kids and hope that they too will grow up and surprise me at the farmer's market some day.  Meanwhile, if there are new youngsters out there in the 4-10 year old age group who would like to be in our first upcoming musical version of "Make Way for Ducklings" in the spring, please get in touch.
Life is one awesome trip.  Happy holidays to all. 

14 Comments to There are giants around here!:

Comments RSS
college essays on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 11:28 PM
Much thanks to you verwoerd great. Glad on it might have been getting the thing that i wanted, What's more this blog may be supporting, much appreciated every last one of creators. Its a great post What's more getting the entire majority of the data. Impart you majority of the data is great , it may be exceptionally of service to us.
Reply to comment

help with mba essay on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 6:20 AM
The strong women andrea zucker machine and stand up for a brighter and building community and strength. Keep making with this pioneervalleysinging site about honor her by the gift musics here right now.
Reply to comment

expert service uk on Friday, October 27, 2017 12:35 AM
Seems you are doing everything in a very systematic way. It is really very good actually. Every word of this blog is so good that I have read this blog of yours twice at one time.So it was a well chosen sentence, and I like it very much.
Reply to comment

Kaitlin Logan on Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:08 PM
Regular job.
Reply to comment

John Duffy on Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:49 AM
I am happy to be on this website, you have posted valuable content which i like reading.I have visited many website but this is the best so far. Custom retail boxes printing
Reply to comment

Piper Cohen on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 2:09 AM
Reply to comment

buy facebook likes - on Monday, September 03, 2018 2:47 PM
I really didn’t know much about how to approach in nutshell but after reading this post I think I have got enough knowledge. So thank you so much for this post.
Reply to comment

Productivity apps for mac on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 2:28 AM
Their offspring will reach maturity in around fifty years. Although their ancestors were immortal, giants' life spans are getting shorter and shorter with each generation. Giants in modern Faerûn have a life expectancy of between 300 and 400 years, although there are thousand-year-old giants still alive.
Reply to comment

Stephen I. Eckert on Saturday, September 08, 2018 2:14 AM
Wonderful article, you have worked hard in research before writing this post.Keep up your good work. soccer referee uniform at discount price
Reply to comment

domywriting on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 3:31 AM
Winter farmer's market is a great place to meet some people in the same place.The kid music is a trademark in the farmer's market and many of the people like to have this music around there.Many crops and vegetable are available in the farmer's market.
Reply to comment

Deadpool Motorbike Jacket on Friday, November 09, 2018 9:08 AM
Incredible post. Articles that have significant and savvy remarks are more agreeable, at any rate to me. It’s fascinating to peruse what other individuals thought and how it identifies with them or their customers, as their point of view could help you later on.
Reply to comment

Ruchika Jain on Friday, December 07, 2018 6:58 AM
Reply to comment

Barsa Patel on Monday, December 10, 2018 2:07 AM
Reply to comment

Projo on Monday, December 10, 2018 7:01 AM
I am so happy when i visited this blog thanks
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint