spelling and other life lessons

As a former county-wide spelling bee champion…

are you impressed??

don’t be

unless you need help spelling a word and you don’t have a dictionary handy

Anyway, as a former county-wide spelling bee champion, I learned a lot of tricks on how to remember how to spell frequently misspelled words. You learn cute little mnemonics to assist the memory while standing in front of microphone in front of an auditorium of people who probably couldn’t spell half the words that you are spelling. Things like that from grade school and junior high school never leave you which is a good thing…

cute little mnemonics being the good thing that is.

the junior high Mean Girls drama/trauma that some grownups just can’t let go of ever, not so much.

One of my absolute favorites is this:

Made me smile back then, makes me smile even more so today.

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