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My 4th graders are studing the Titanic. The verb sink is used with this story. The teacher is using the past tense sunk to describe what happened to the Titanic. I was teaching sank. Sank is listed as the past tense and sunk as the past participle. How are these words properly used? Thank you, Mary Gheyssarieh
Archives in Category: Nostalgia
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Fifty-four years ago today I married the father of my two sons. We were college sweethearts and wed as soon as I graduated. He was two years ahead of me and waited as I suffered through Metaphysics and sailed through
… finish reading Anniversary
Were she alive, my Mother would have celebrated her one hundred and first birthday today. And it would have been in fine fashion. She was always proud to be born on the longest day of the year, although I’m not
… finish reading 101
My son, Keith who prefers to be called Buddy, arrived today. We haven’t had any time together since July, and a lot has happened since then. So since I picked him up at the South Bend Airport around noon, we
… finish reading House Guest
In past years, I would be knee-deep in wrapping gifts, prepping food, and tearing my hair on this date, even if I started holiday planning early. It’s the nature of the holiday.
But this year, we are not exchanging gifts
… finish reading New Traditions
Today is Thanksgiving Day 2017, and I lay awake this morning thinking of what to be particularly thankful for.
How about the six weeks I spent with bronchitis which prevented Earl and me from visiting Mexico but still paying for
… finish reading On Balance
We’re almost to May, so most of the spring flowers have bloomed; and Old Man Winter is about to sneak off for good. He might have one or two more windy grumbles left, but that’s it. Flowers now rule the
… finish reading Spring Flowers
In years past, Earl and I would often spend Saturday afternoon sharing some trivial activity. Like going to the grocery store together. Or getting a hot dog. Or visiting an antique shop.
I don’t know what happened to that
… finish reading Lazy Afternoon
Last night, I watched the first game of many in the race for this year’s World Series. Not only are the Chicago Cubs in contention, but the team has a fighting chance to win its first World Series in over
… finish reading Baseball in October
I’m doing my best to avoid television reruns of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center buildings. I don’t want to watch the films another time as they’re already seared in my consciousness. I understand that this is a
… finish reading 9/11