At our school, we do our morning announcements on closed-circuit television. Which is fabulous! The kids love love it and it gives them a chance to have a live, in-studio, on-air performance. ...the only caveat is that sometimes, 7th and 8th graders don’t necessarily possess the best on-air presence. Often, the word ‘photograph’ comes out pho-TO-graph. And though they’re learning, their inflections aren’t exactly, well, accurate. For instance, years ago our Home Economics teacher had planned a food sale for after school. It was around the holidays, and her students made various kinds of pie; the sale was a slice of pie for $1.00. To promote the pie sale, she asked to have a blurb put in the student bulletin to be announced over the air the day of the sale. The two student announcers that morning were supposed to have a witty repartee about the pie sale; the final line was to be an enthusiastic ‘I like pie!’ However, the young announcer who delivered the line did so with a very somber - almost sad - face and a downcast ‘I like pie’.
Bless her heart. She has no idea how many hours of entertainment she has provided our family over the years. Every time, and I do mean every time, we talk about pie, invariably we all put on the most somber face we can muster and solemnly state ‘I like pie’. Then we giggle and guffaw until the next time we say it --- no doubt an hour or so later.
Thanksgiving is a big pie holiday. You guessed it … we like pie.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!