This week in the library we will be reading and following directions to make paper airplanes. If you would like to make a harder version check out the KID LINK on the right side of the blog. The directions are there for making the "omni plane" I've never seen one fly quite like it does. Have Fun!!!
Bil Lepp, a well known national storyteller, visited our library Wednesday afternoon and entertained the 6th and 7th graders with his hilarious stories. We've been listening to his tapes for a couple of years and it was delightful to meet him in person.
One of our favorites... "Mayhem Dressed Like an Eight Point Buck"
Guinness World Records has confirmed that Edith Ritchie and Evelyn “Evie” Middleton, born November 15, 1909, are the world’s oldest living twins. The pair, who live together in a retirement home in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, celebrated their 102nd birthday in November 2011.
The twins, whose maiden name was Rennie, were born on a farm near Newburgh, Scotland more than a century ago when Edward VII was on the throne. Although not identical, their mother always dressed them exactly the same. After leaving school, they worked on farms before leaving to start their own families. Evelyn married William Middleton and has four children,12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Edith, married Nathaniel Ritchie and has four children, nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and three-great-great grandchildren.
The sisters have remained close throughout their life and now live together at Bonnyton House care home in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
“Edith and Evelyn are a remarkable pair – when they were born, the likes of Mark Twain and Florence Nightingale were still alive, and we had yet to conquer the South Pole,” said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday. “They’ve clearly benefitted from good genes, and a solid life-long friendship that only twins can truly understand.”