Our six-year-old grandsons, Roy and Miles, are studying math in their Kindergarten classes this year. And they’re excited about their new found skills.
They’re learning to count everything. Puppets. Toys. Bears. Cars. People. And money. They’re doing addition and subtraction.
One day we picked up Miles from school and he proudly announced he knew the answer to 100-90. We, then, offered him some other “difficult” math problems which he enjoyed solving. Continue reading
President Calvin Coolidge was nicknamed “Silent Cal,” because of his dry wit and brevity of speech. He was the opposite of his vivacious wife, Grace, who was the life of the party. While she chatted, Coolidge remained quiet.
The story is told that the famous wit, Dorothy Parker, was once seated by President Coolidge at a dinner party. Miss Parker said to the president that she had bet a friend that during the course of the meal she could make him say more than five words. Continue reading