I was at church this morning filling backpacks with school supplies. My church, along with many other organizations, has been collecting school supplies. It must be overwhelming for families, especially families with more than one child, to purchase school items. These backpacks will certainly help many children. I was thinking about my own back to school experiences as a child. Back then, before electricity, the schools supplied what we needed. But we could bring in our own crayons. Crayola brand was the bomb. The pretty colors were guarded so closely. Heaven help the kid who broke that first crayon. Have you seen the supply lists these days? There is everything on that list. A kid could have a major backache just getting that stuff to school. As a former elementary teacher, I remember we went overboard one year asking for tissues. Based on the previous year, we had gone through dozens of boxes for some reason. The following year, we ended up with an overload. You just never know when those allergies are going to check in.
What is your favorite back to school memory or your favorite item on the supply list?