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Alice’s previous update/next update // Julia’s previous update/next update
Alice London (27 years), Julia Millett (26 years)

narrated by: Alice

Having Julia for a roommate has been great, we’ve been close friends since grade school. We don’t mind doing mundane things together ether, like meeting up on Thursday after work, and getting groceries together. Lainey was a bit of a dictator over groceries that I mostly just paid her and picked up my own stuff after work. It’s actually a decent time with Julia though.

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wealth and responsibility

january 2029
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(London Household Profile)
Myra London (87 years), Cole (65 years), Lucy (64 years)

The kids are all gone now, it’s just three oldies putzing around these days, but the kids make an effort to visit as often as they can. It’s usually a Sunday brunch so they can get back to campus at a decent hour.

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10 Little Snowflakes

january 2028
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Principal: Lucy London
1st-3rd grade teacher: Oliver McCarthy
Prek-Kindergarten teacher: Miriam Dwyer
Student Enrollment

narrated by: Lucy

For the first time in as long as I have worked at Longfellow, which is quite a many years, we have a reduction in students. Census shows that we don’t have any surges in our populace for at minimum the next four years. So our classrooms are less occupied, and the students are getting more one on one attention. All of those things are good. It’d be even better timing to train a replacement principal for myself, while the classes are controllable. I turn sixty-three this year, and imagine I’ll go until I’m sixty-eight or so. Unfortunately I don’t know who to pick, Miriam or Oliver, and then I need a replacement teacher still. I’m putting it off despite knowing I shouldn’t, hopeful that some great teachers will be graduating EU shortly.

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the seed of triumph

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(London Household Profile)
Myra London (85 years), Cole (64 years), Lucy (62 years), Milo (17 years)

narrated by: Milo

Grandma has been down lately, she found out her long-time friend, Norma is terminally ill. When Grandma still lived on her own, and owned the Farmer’s Market in Millwood, they used to drink coffee every week, and catch up on gossip around town. Since Grandma moved in with us, she confesses that she hadn’t kept up those ties, and now feels plagued with guilt.

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wheels on the bus

december 2024
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Principal: Lucy London
1st-3rd grade teacher: Oliver McCarthy
Pre-k-Kindergarten teacher Miriam Dwyer
Student Enrollment

narrated by: Lucy London

After years of having a large influx of students, we now are leveling out at a more reasonable rate. It’s made it possible to offer more opportunities for parents to be involved during the school day, especially now that we can host them in the cafeteria for lunch. Oliver held a Parents Day, most parents still work during the day so it doesn’t have a giant turn out, but it was still good fun for the kids.

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bells on christmas day

december 2023
previous update/Itzel’s next update; next update
(London Household Profile)
Myra London (81 years), Cole (60 years), Lucy (58 years), Itzel (15 years), Milo (13 years)
(Alice London – 22 years)

narrated by: Itzel

Mom and Dad threw their annual Christmas party at the beginning of the month, it’s full of stodgy people, most of which are past Mayors, including my Dad. Only the Grimsley family even have actual children, the rest are senior citizens. Alice came home from EU for the event, Mom actually planned it for after her finals so she could spend the holiday season with us.

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