The Pied Pipers

 

Soon after Woody and I first arrived to our permanent site, one day after school we had a gaggle of children follow us home like the Pied Piper of Hamelin.  Each one carrying a brick in their hands. When we stopped and asked why they were carrying bricks, they answered in unison “I don't know.”  Well, it turned out that our principal arranged to have a shower drain and “septic” tank (really a French drain) installed at our house and he asked literally every child from the school to bring a brick to our house to be used for the construction of the drainage system. Then while we watched the drain being constructed at our home, we were interviewed by couple of 7th graders from the Library Helpers Club. They were proposing to be radio style reporters and made sure that we knew all of the library rules. It was a great introduction to the community...



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