Our neighborhood changes as the years go by. Favorite landmarks are torn down or expanded until we no longer recognize them. A recent visit to New Mexico surprised us. We could barely find our way around after superhighways with crisscrossing overpasses buried the small shops we had known. Some towns grow and other small towns evaporate into a ghost town with only a few people remaining.
Tucker's church across Moyer Avenue grew over the years. In the picture, the addition to the back of the building on the right didn't exist in 1946. Many churches and gathering places expand and add additions. How has your church or community changed?
Write a paragraph about the changes around your church or home. How do you feel about the new look? Write another paragraph describing the things you like and those you dislike about the development or destruction of the place you love. If there haven't been changes to your church, home, or town, describe another location, perhaps where your grandparents live. Have fun. Draw a picture or sketch out a floor plan of the addition.
Classroom and family discussion ideas to accompany Tucker McBride, and Tucker McBride's Many Lives, novels by Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D. Blog Copyright 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Doris Gaines Rapp.
Return to a time when a boy could be a boy; when life was more clear from the top branch of a tree; when a kid could trade anger and disappointment for action and adventure; when the whole neighborhood was his playground; and the sloppy kiss from a dog could make everything right.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Has Your Favorite Place Changed?
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