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The Important Thing I Learned from a 5th Grader

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to talk to some 5th graders at DeForest Middle School about the "wonderful" world of radio.   The kids were working on improving vocabulary by wrtiting commercials.  The teacher, Angela Frank is a friend of mine and she thought it would be a good idea to invite me to speak to the class about radio.  I was a little nervous.  I was afraid I would turn into Billy Crystal in the movie "City Slickers." Thankfully, I didn't have a mid-life crisis.  I actually had a good time.  Perhaps, the best part was receiving individual thank you notes from all  the kids.  Each of them told me how interesting it was to hear about radio, but they also thanked me for skipping my afternoon nap to hang out with them. I remember casually mentioning  I usually take a nap in the afternoon, but I didn't realize how much I talked about it.   Hopefully they learned something from my visit.  I know I learned to stop complaining no matter how subtle the complaint may be.  

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