I have been a little slow in posting lately. Even though Artfest 2012 is about a year away, now is the time for submissions for classes...so that's what I've been working on!! Eeeek! It's so hard to think of that when we just finished Artfest 2011! Soooooo....here's something different for now:
The only person to have heard this story is Tammy McGee: My brother, Rod, has Autism. He is highly functioning but his thought process is very different than my own (not that I am that "normal"!!). I see him every Friday night and he never ceases to crack me up with his view of the world. My parents were told when he was young that he would never graduate high school, never work, drive or marry. My parents did not accept this and now years later,with their constant encouragement (and sometimes pushing), he has done all of these things. He drives, has worked for the DOT in the county that we live in for 25 years and has a wonderful wife (who is just like him...Lisa...I'm sure you'll hear about her "Pennies" as well later on!).
I want to explain the title "Rod's Pennies of Wisdom". Tonight, Rod said that sometimes when you listen to a vinyl record, it will skip but if you put pennies on the arm of the needle, it will push down the arm and you can hear the music. You will get "the wisdom" and that is how he sees himself...the Pennies of Wisdom!!....Okay! We'll go with that! I wanted to explain that because from time to time I will post Rod's Pennies of Wisdom and I wanted you to know the initial story.
Here is the first one: The tornadoes happened last Wednesday here in Alabama. On the following Friday night (2 days after) Rod said to me, "I REMEMBER when it happened"!! I cracked up! Guess what..I remember it, too!! The most wonderful thing about Rod is that he is able to laugh at himself. In fact, it is with his permission that I will be posting his Pennies of Wisdom. More to come.....
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