Wednesday, December 21, 2011

She Sometimes Got Distracted

I was at the dermatologist this morning when a Newsweek magazine caught my eye. I opened it to a story  about how kids in military families are getting a lousy education, due to lack of funding. The story was quite serious and gave examples of crumbling school buildings, lack of classroom computers and empty library shelves. I tried to give it the proper attention it deserved....but all I could think about was how to get my grubby hands on this classroom map.


Does that make me a bad person?
BTW, I stole this page right out of the magazine so I could tell you the story, but please don't be too mad at me.  The issue was from last July.

9 comments:

Into Vintage said...

It's from last July?! That's almost as bad as doctor's offices that only have RV or hunting magazines.

I have a STACK of magazines from recent history I'd like to donate...although there's probably some pages missing from those as well.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This cracked me up....yep I see a story but all I want to know is where they got that wonderful old stuff. The map is pretty cool. The kids not getting a good education, not so much. hugs, Linda

Andy's Attic said...

How could you be a bad person for recognizing that those kids are using vintage materials? I do feel for them and I understand your desire for the map......
Merry Christmas, Pam,
Annette

Amber Von Felts said...

I'd love to have a big roll down map too. They have to exist who the general public some where!

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

I get distracted driving/walking around my neighborhood and wanting to steal outdoor furniture.

Lisa said...

So did you quietly tear it out or just let it rip????

ficklefloozyvintage said...

I found a 48 state North America classroom map in someone's garbage last year. Just happened to be driving by, and what did I spy? One end has separated from its wooden pole/rod hanger thingy, and I'll get around to fixing it at some point. Trying to decide whether to keep...sell...keep, THEN sell...who knows. I lurve it.

Ms. Redo said...

I would have stolen ...er, removed that map too, I am The Map Woman. Good job! When you're done with it, ship it to me :)

Mary

SousLeCharme said...

If you had a map like that, what would you do with it?