“I think husbands can love their wives by showing affection, by saying, ‘I love you,’ helping with the dishes, cleaning the house and picking up the kids from school,” says Karen, 11. “Or husbands can pay a lot of attention once in a while or maybe cook breakfast in bed.”
It is often said it takes a village to raise a child. The saying could not be truer and I firmly believe our country’s teachers are an important part of that village.
August 7, we celebrate Sea Serpent Day and August 9 is Book Lovers Day.
Watermelon has always been one of my favorite fruits. When I was much younger, Dad taught me to recall my birthday using bites of watermelon - watermelon meant that much to me. I remember swimming and chunking the rinds into the lake for the fish to nibble. I remember fireworks and watermelon juice dripping from my chin. I remember bologna sandwiches with large slices of watermelon to go with it on a weekday afternoon. I remember all kinds of family summer get-togethers and they all included watermelon. It was always a quintessential summer food. Sweet and juicy it was, and is, a great way to stay hydrated and cool during the heat of summer.
Thank you to everyone who was a part of the fourth annual Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) Heroes Ball last Friday night. It was a success beyond even our best hopes.