The responses were eye-opening for Ms. Schwartz. Some children were struggling with poverty (“I wish my teacher knew I don’t have pencils at home to do my homework”); an absent parent (“I wish my teacher knew that sometimes my reading log is not signed because my mom isn’t around a lot”); and a parent taken away (“I wish my teacher knew how much I miss my dad because he got deported to Mexico when I was 3 years old and I haven’t seen him in six years”)…… nytimes.com
An 11-year-old girl from Massachusetts got a special call on Wednesday, two years after she had penned a curious letter to President Barack Obama asking why women weren’t the face of any “dollars/coins.”…
“Just called Sofia to let her know her wish came true. Harriet Tubman will be on the face of the $20 bill!” she continued. The mother of the Cambridge, Mass., girl told WHDH-TV that the special call was the “greatest birthday present ever.” It was announced hours earlier that the famous African-American abolitionist would kick Andrew Jackson off the bill….more”: nydailynews
He was a real cheapskate when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, ‘Now listen, when I die I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. Because I want to take all my money to the after life.’
So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died she would put all the money in the casket with him. When one day he died.”…more: wife.littlethings.