This week will be a break from school chaplaincy. Columbia is having parent-teacher conferences all week which calls for dismissal right after lunch. No time for storytelling. It’s also the week leading up the Civil War reenactment at Kearney Park.
Things get really hectic at the Fresno Historical Society’s offices during the war, so I will be there answering phones and doing piece-meal office jobs. It also means I will be working a regular 9-5 day. Although I don’t attend the actual Civil War events that will occur next weekend, I will be around on Thursday and Friday for the school events when 8th graders take over the park and get to learn historical facts through watching reenactors playing such figures as Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Jefferson Davis, Clara Barton, and others. The historical figures are served lunch in the offices so I get to mingle with them.
It will be a fast week with long days. I keep telling myself that this is good for me as it keeps my office skills sharp and it’s a change of scenery. Don’t want to get in a rut.