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No…No…No! It’s not easy being green. It’s especially hard when you’ve been black and blue for years and H actually bleeds purple and gold – but that’s another story. 😉

H transferring to a new school at this late date has not been all fun and games. A shorter twenty-six mile trip which takes more than an hour to drive, weaving in and out of bumper-to-bumper tourist traffic six months out of the school year is not the upside of this unforeseen job transfer.

A new set of students, a new set of parents, and a new set of rules is what he has to deal with. It takes more than a year, but a year is all he has to prove he and his students can get the job done. And I have faith – lots of it!

So what do you do? I suck it up, stand beside him, alter those green and black uniforms, replace buttons and zippers and that scraggly sequined trim – I won’t say tacky because it is what it is – and we both persevere.


The show must go on as they march to the beat of a different drum

dressed in black and green with shiny new sequins! 



About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. I’d be willing to bet nobody appreciates it much. People who don’t sew or mend brush it off sayin, ” I can’t sew.”

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  2. Band uniforms take a beating. I am sure H appreciates your work on keeping these kids in their colors. And i am sure the kids also appreciate your work.

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  3. Elle, H must adore you, and I’ll bet, so do his students! But, don’t feel bad if I say I’m not pea green with envy as this looks like a great deal of work. You’re an angel. :o)

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  4. First of all, let me say how glorious it is that you sew. Love the pictures, Title is great too, and let’s face it, change, even sartorially, blows. I do love green…it represents birth and growth, increase and the hope of better things to come. Nice post. Miss your writing 🙂

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