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Photo by Patty Moore
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What Books Did You Read in Your Elementary School Library?

To get ready for the Read Across America event Saturday at Towne Square Mall, I stopped by to see librarian Patti Moore at Newton Parrish Elementary school.  As soon as I walked in the room and saw the shelves full of books, I had instant flashbacks to the library at Thruston Elementary School where Mrs. Nation was the librarian.  And almost just as instantly, I started recalling the books that she used to read us and the ones I used to love reading myself.  And, to my surprise, many of the same books were at Newton Parrish.  LOOK!

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Jump Rope Girl: The World’s Best Jump Roper [Video]

I remember Jump Roping for Heart one Saturday morning at Thruston School.  Dozens of us elementary school kids were there, back in the day, to jump rope and raise money for the American Heart Association.  Our gym teacher, Mr. Marx, put Irene Cara's "Fame" on the record player and off we went.  We were going to live . . . or jump rope . . . forever and light up the skies with our names.  LOL!  I think we jumped rope for about three hours straight and we thought we were jump roping all-stars.  Boy, were we wrong!  Check this gal out!  She's billed on YouTube as Jump Rope Girl: The World's Best Jump Roper.  And, make no mistake . . . she is definitely that.  This is INSANE!!

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