My sister-in-law, ever the teacher, saw some children catching blue crabs from our bridge.  Walking over, she engaged them in conversation and taught them a bit about the crabs, in particular how to tell the males from the females.  One of the children, a ten-year-old from the District of Columbia, caught on right away:

Oh!  One is the Monument and the other the Capitol!

Brilliant.  Absolutely brilliant.

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(Photo credit Hackensack Riverkeeper)

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the ten year old was actually saying that is how she had previously learned it, as opposed to the rocket ship model. she did say that she guessed she must have learned it since moving to DC.



Posted by jondaley on Monday, August 01, 2011 at 4:21 am