Thursday, October 27, 2011
So, the monkey has been having a great month. We did some peach picking at M&M on Oct. 1, for the 'Last Chance' peaches. Yummy, but I think my favorite is the Ryan's Sun. Aaaaaah, now we have to wait for cherries in June...
Now, I'm a little more caught up. I am exhausted after happily teaching all week, and being done with meetings three days in a row (HOA, cub scouts & Chamber of Commerce). No wonder I'm sick!! LOL
Wow, I am sooo behind!! On Sept. 30, the wonderful Mrs. C brought one of her beautiful horses to visit the Gorman School. Sorry, can't remember his name (I'm sick!). Anyway, she showed how she cares for his natural, unshod hooves, & everyone was able to pet him.
The campus of Gorman School is so pretty, and we allegedly even have a ghost! No one currently at the school has encountered her. I have been there alone on numerous occasions, and if there is a ghost, she must be really nice, as I have only had good 'vibes' there.
The story is that there were fields where the school is now. A little girl who lived on the farm really wanted to go to school. One day, she jumped off her father's tractor to greet the school bus, and was accidentally run over. The school is supposedly built over her resting place. I will actually be telling Harriet's story this Saturday at the Ridge Route Museum, during my monthly storytime/craft.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Barry Zoeller, a big wig & spokesperson for Tejon gave a brief history of General Beale. The hub & I spoke with him later, and found out Tejon has been a publicly traded company since the 1930's, if I recall correctly (perhaps 1940's). Was founded by several prominent men and combined a number of large ranches into one.