Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vermont Children Walk Over A Mountain to School

It may be weeks before storm-damaged roads are fixed in Vermont. Until then, there is the path. Students in Vermont can honestly say they had to journey through a forest and across a mountain to get to school every day. Read more about the resiliency of Vermonters in this wonderful article in the New York Times.

This is my favorite part of the article - Don't you love Riley and his mother too?
It was raining and muddy. Several of the girls, including Charlotte Tyler, a kindergartner, wore pretty boots, but not Riley, who said all he needed was sneakers. “If you walk around the house, the mud just wears off,” he said.


Gail, in northern California said...

Ha-Ha-Ha. You had me laughing out loud with the comment from the kindergartner..."it's like a miracle how that mud just comes right off."

Thanks, Rosemary. That one will be with me all day.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this great story of extraordinary student (and community) achievement. I sent it to my grandson who is in the fourth grade. I have a feeling he will wish he could have been a part of their adventure.

friendandfaux said...

Thank you Rosemary, for once again making my day!
Delightful article. Have you dried out yet?????