Monday, November 5, 2018

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

November! One of my favorite months. The tree leaves are changing into beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges. (Except the mesquite trees, which is what we have a lot of.)  Anyhow, bare with me as I travel back in time. I do this a lot and remember the "good old days." You can stop reading right now, if you'd like. I understand. But I've been cleaning my writing room, and it really needed it. I keep everything, even scraps of paper with notes that I have no memory of writing. But I did find some things that I'm happy to see again.

When I first started writing, I was still teaching, and a lot of my ideas came from school. I taught fifth-grade science, and we did a lot of fun experiments. Children's magazines love stuff like that. So, I want to share some of my magazine articles with you, at least the covers of the magazines. I won't torture you with the stories and activities. Thank you for your time and patience. Enjoy.





The Happiness Magazine is a TV Guide like magazine and was my first published article, based on fire drills we did at school. Remember those?

One more exciting thing I'd like to say. At my Writer's Group meeting last week, we had a couple of new authors there. After the meeting was over one of the young men came over to me and knew exactly who I was: his fifth-grade science teacher. I didn't recognize him because he looked a lot different than the 10-year-old I knew. He showed me his business card, and I am quite impressed. Those of you that are teachers understand what I'm saying. Anyhow, thanks for traveling to the past with me. Now to the present and this new week.


Happy Reading!

10 comments:

  1. Lovely to hear how you became a writer Beverly. A great post to read.
    Have a wonderful week.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. It was fun to look back at the beginning. Have a wonderful week too.

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  2. That's cool you've been in so many magazines.
    Really wild he was one of your students. Bet that was nice to see he was doing so well.

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    1. It was a lot of fun, Alex. I meet former students almost everywhere I go. How did they get so old? :) Have a great week.

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  3. That is great you got in so many indeed. Meeting former students must be fun too.

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    1. It was fun, Pat. It is interesting to meet students I worked with that are now adults and have children of their own. They always remember me. Don't know if that's good or bad. :)

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  4. One of your students - what a treat!

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    1. It really was a treat, Diane. For some reason, former students always know me. I sometimes don't remember them, but don't let them know. It's nice to see them but makes me feel old. :)

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  5. Beverly- I love that you met one of your former students again. I can imagine how hard it would be to recognize them as adults. I have been at events with Stephanie when she has seen a former student from her 5th grade class- sometimes she recognizes them and sometimes they look too different. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It is fun, Jess, meeting young people that once were children in my class. They always recognize me. Guess I haven't changed too much. Hopefully.

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