I was one of those parents who grumbled that schools just
don't teach spelling like they used to . . . until I got a load of our grade
An august, older building, our school was built in the
1920's - what I used to think as "the good old days" of quality education.
One day I happened to look at the old, gray cornerstone,
when what to my wondering eyes should appear in the brief wording on it but TWO
spelling errors - "builder's" for "builders" and "arected" for "erected."
Not only that, but the spelling
errors were ETCHED IN STONE!!!
It's funny what a little reality
check will do for your perspective. Maybe the good old days weren't so hot
Of course, THESE are the "good old days" of the future . . .
so let's all promise to do a better job proofreading for each other, so the
moms of tomorrow don't have a chance to get so huffy.