We never guess, we look it up

That was the name of a unit our 5th grade class did many years ago.  The goal was to look up and verify information so you knew the answer, not just guessed at it or took whatever you read as true.

I searched for my WNGWLIU pin this morning but couldn’t find it.  I did find this one on-line (courtesy of creativepro.com):

We never guess, we look it up!

This “club” empowered me to research things that others took for granted.  Maybe it made me into a bit of a smart-ass.  I don’t know.  But it did make me feel really bad last night and worse this morning.

One of my best and dearest friends and I were emailing last night about a story he forwarded to me.  I look up a lot of articles before I forward them.  I really wanted this story to be true but it wasn’t.

And I told him.

It wasn’t like na-na-na-na-na, you’re wrong but the way I feel right now, it could have been.  I feel worse than crap.  I wish I could unknit the last few hours so I’d feel better.

Miss Hassle (yes, that was her name), thanks for teaching me how to use  libraries, newspapers, dictionaries, encyclopedias (and now the Internet) to research things but I also wish I would have learned when to keep my mouth shut.  You don’t learn that from books.

2 thoughts on “We never guess, we look it up

  1. Happy belated birthday! I am behind on blog reading this week!

    I hope your cold didn’t get too bad, and that you are feeling ok today.

    Those eyelet sweaters are so cute!

    And, I sometimes feel compelled to send a Snopes link to let someone know that a story they have sent is not true. I don’t like to do it either, but geez – there’s so much garbage floating around!

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