For forty-five years, I was a teacher, and now I am retired. I have taught elementary school, high school, and adult ESL classes. I have been married for 45 years to Jack, and we have four daughters and eight grandchildren.
If you are wondering about the “old girl new tricks” title, let me explain. I am officially a senior citizen!! I have a card from the Government of Canada which states that I am “old”. To tell the truth, most days I feel old.
But, today this “old girl” is starting her new life, without work, report cards, parent/teacher interviews, staff meetings, and bells. I am writing again, painting watercolour pictures, taking classes at the senior citizen’s centre, riding the bus at a discount, and I know every Seniors’ Day at every major store and what the discount is. So “new tricks”.