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August 24, 2011|
By Ginger Bennett
Hall County Extension Office
I heard it from the living room. It was clanging around inside the dryer. It would bang, then roll, then go silent for a few seconds as it got swept up into the clothes. A few seconds later it would find the drum again and make a clattering noise for several seconds before once again being thrown into the midst of the clothes.
Last year, I was absorbed in a novel that put a unique perspective on the origins of a literary classic. It gave the reader a glimpse into the mind of the woman who inspired "Alice in Wonderland" by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known to the world as Lewis Carroll.
This is a topic that is full of opinion. What is a cute and cuddly critter to one person is a pest to another. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it ate your prize winning roses or created $1,000 worth of damage to the garage or attic.
Each summer for the past seven years or so, my upcoming English I students have been required to read "A Tale of Two Cities." These students usually do not forgive me for this assignment until November or so.