Ahhhh! Bruce. This is your fault!
It’s 0556. I’ve been awake since 4. I dozed off at about 0530. It’s Day 4, of my 6 day Section Hike in VA.
I woke up in a sweat! I was dreaming that nightmare all we teachers know. My class is totally out of control!
I can’t find my room. I find it, and half the class is gone. One girl is in my briefcase reading from my diary. Two boys are wrestling in the corner. My blackboard is covered in graffiti.
I wake up in my tent in a total panic!
I’ve been retired since 2007!
That’s Bruce and Nick in the photo. Two nice gents from Winchester, out for a few days on the AT. (More on these two another time.)
Bruce is an Athletic Director, was once a football coach. We have a lovely conversation about High School sports. I get excited talking about one of my first Boys Volleyball Teams. 1976. Yes, I’m old.
The dots must have connected in my dream. I was a young teacher again!
I’m so glad I’m in a tent dodging bears.
“All In” (Until yesterday, I was “Hammers”)