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Sharpen Every Pencil in the House for the New Year 1-1-11

A new manual pencil sharpener and left-handed Anna hard at work sharpening every pencil she could find.  I thought of the pencils at home that need some new points to write lists, notes and phone numbers. She needed a sharp pencil to complete her homework. Mary suggested the manual as the electric ones break easily or host a crayon. Nothing like a new can of sharpened pencils to represent possibility.

16 responses

  1. erica

    GREAT! Love the drum-roll. HAPPY NEW YEAR and “God bless Us Everyone!!”

    January 1, 2011 at 12:17 am

    • Thanks Erica. Hope you had a nice holiday.
      See you in the new year.

      January 1, 2011 at 9:36 am

  2. erica

    Thanks for pointing out THE DATE: 01-01-2011. There are going to be several interesting dates this month!!!

    January 1, 2011 at 12:20 am

  3. This is one I did never have thaugh of, it do let you think.

    January 1, 2011 at 2:15 am

  4. Kay Comini

    Loved the photo of the can of sharpened pencils at the end! Nice work.

    January 1, 2011 at 9:00 am

    • Thanks Kay. Happy New Year.

      January 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

  5. Lara

    Happy New Year Ruth!! I like the new look. Hope you enjoyed every minute of the break!!

    January 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

    • Happy New Year Lara. It was a great break.
      Hope you had a good one, too.

      January 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

  6. marlene

    Thanks Ruth…you are so creative. Anna is so cute.

    January 1, 2011 at 10:16 am

  7. Cj

    “A pencil never meets paper without a point” Thank Anna for her contribution to the meaningfulness of this New Year.

    January 1, 2011 at 11:07 am

  8. Sue reinfeld

    Sorry I’m late, but I’m still on the west coast. Happy and healthy new year to all.

    January 1, 2011 at 11:59 am

  9. Sally

    I love the looks on Anna’s face during the entire time it took to sharpen all those pencils. My electric sharpener broke so now I just use pens! Happy New Year to everyone!

    January 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

  10. laura

    what a great way to start the new year! I like that she wrote “pencils” on the can!

    January 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  11. connie

    A good task to fill some time on a rainy day.
    We have enjoyed the down pours as it gave us an excuse to remain at home all day and relax – cook – take naps. A great schedule for the new year.

    January 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm

  12. Amy M

    This is great! I sure could use her in my classroom!

    January 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

  13. Pingback: Puppeteer, Prometheus, Pizza and Pencils | Ruth E Hendricks Photography

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