Monday, May 11, 2009

How Many?

During yesterday's Mother's Day celebration, I recalled some of my mother's memorable experiences. Here's one:

Her co-teacher in the elementary school in the '70s who was always assigned to do the counting during calisthenics (after the flag ceremony) was asked to segregate the famous 'nutribun' to be delivered to the classrooms. Before that, She would transfer the bread from the sacks to big trays to check the quantity. When she was almost done with the first sack, she returned the buns back to the sack. The co-teacher wondered why. Here's how she counted: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, one, two....