Sunday, June 22, 2003

We all knew was going to happen, but it is still a shock to see demolition underway for Dilworth Elementary where four of our kids started in kindergarden and progressed through to the big 6th grade dance.

Ring out, school bells, to the wild sky
The crying cloud, the crumbled sight.
The school dies now in solstice light,
Ring out, school bells, and let her die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new.
Ring happy bells for her last show.
The school is going, let her go,
Ring out the old, ring in the new.

Remember her valiant and her free,
Her larger heart, and kinder hand,
Ring out the way she used to stand,
Ring in the new that is to be.

(adapted from Alfred Tennyson's Ring Out, Wild Bells)

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