Tomorrow I'm excited to begin teaching a class for fellow teachers entitled "Math Through Knitting". Before I left two weeks ago, I wrote a reminder to all teachers taking the class, however, today when one of the gals came to me, so excited and wanting to show me her supplies, it was replaced by a shocked look on her face when I said, "Oh, does that start tomorrow?" I must admit I am still "hanging loose"! Tonight I have had to pull everything together, E Zimmerman books, different needles and yarns to share, a sample of their beginning project, yada yada. Thank goodness I had the class all planned and the handouts ready to go!
One BIG surprise upon my return was this email:
Good morning. I am a member of the Addison (VT) Historical Society, and
live in home constructed by Dr. Prentiss Dana Cheney here
in Addison in 1833. You may know that Dr. Cheney was a
physician here in Addison. Dr. Cheney's life and home is
the subject of the Historical Society's February meeting. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. I
have included a recent photo for your curiosity.
Do you have any information about Dr. Cheney's role, if any,
in the War of 1812. I have found some references to his
having fought at the battle of Plattsburgh aka Lake
Champlain, but no confirmation from federal military
The good DR. was my Great-great-great-grandfather! I
NEVER imagined that his home would still be standing. WOW!
I think a trip is in order!