As you can see, the weather was typical grey and on Sunday downright cold. I think the crowds were still pretty thick but then I haven't been to Folklife in 15 years. There were several stages both inside and out but some of the most interesting performances lined the Center grounds. The one picture I wish I had been able to get: a girl about 9 years old standing on an exercise ball, playing a fiddle, and swinging a hula hoop around her waist all at the same time!
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.