I work in a tough district, in a tough school. Some of the stories I come home with defy common sense and logic. Some will break your heart or make you so mad that you can't think straight. Sometimes though, something so wonderfully absurd happens and it makes working here seem like the best place in the world.
This morning over the walkie we heard someone call for a teacher who used to be a zookeeper because we had an animal on campus that needed to be attended to. So all of us teachers high tailed it outside to see what it might be. It was the most adorable, scrawny kitten in the world. Apparently she had followed several students up to the building and was itching to get inside.
we spent a fun morning playing on the computer, hanging out with students, eating chicken and playing in the soccer field. The SPCA didn't have room for her, but another teacher was able to have someone come get her to go check for a microchip and after that we had another teacher willing to hang on to her until someone claims her. And if no one claims her then they are willing to keep her forever. So Charlie the Library Cat had an awesome day here and will either go to her home or to a new forever home. Not too shabby.
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by: Chester Nez
The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII-includes the actual Navajo Code and rare photos. Although more than 400 Navajos served in the military during World War II as top-secret code talkers, even those fighting shoulder to shoulder with them were not told of their covert function. And, after the war, the Navajos were forbidden to speak of their service until 1968, when the code was finally declassified. Of the original twenty- nine Navajo code talkers, only two are still alive. Chester Nez is one of them.
In this memoir, the eighty-nine-year-old Nez chronicles both his war years and his life growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation-the hard life that gave him the strength, both physical and mental, to become a Marine. His story puts a living face on the legendary men who developed what is still the only unbroken code in modern warfare.