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February 03, 2005

Community at Play

Last weekend the kids and I went up to Ninety-One School to play. I was amazed at the number of people engaged in various activities. A group of hispanic men and teenagers played a game of basketball while their wives holding babies watched the younger children on the playground. Harrison and Emma took up playing with the children. They spoke the common language of follow the leader, push me on the swing, and chase tag.




In the field a father and son played catch and hit balls. Another dad and daughter practiced dribbling the soccer ball and shots on goal. An older couple walked the half mile path around the perimeter of the school property. Karen Tro and Kristin Oakes showed up to do the same with kids and scooters in tow. Mt Hood stood brilliant white on the horizon completing this beautiful day.

Posted by jennifer at February 3, 2005 08:04 AM


that's so wonderful to think of how kids that young just play together, regardless of race, class, or other differences... maybe that's an idea i should bring into the community center at Salem Mennonite- get families in the church to come and bring their kids to play with the Latino children who come to the community center. anyway, you've inspired me and it looked like Harrison and Emma had fun, too! :) maybe i can come with you sometime...

Posted by: jenniferlg [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 4, 2005 05:23 PM

I love it that you're back with your blog. It comes up when I log on and it was toooo boring for a week. Thanks! I just want to know how you got Emma to put on pants rather than a dress. Impressive!

Posted by: Judy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 4, 2005 05:39 PM

Children understand "No Child left Behind".
Some "bigshots" do not.

Posted by: GrandpaG [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 4, 2005 09:01 PM