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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:38 AM

This school cafeteria manager has gone bananas. The kids love it.

Early each morning, while students who attend Kingston Elementary in Virginia Beach are still asleep, school cafeteria manager Stacey Truman sits down at her desk and picks up a banana.

Actually, 60 bananas. Sometimes, bunches more. For the next 45 minutes, Truman patiently writes messages of hope on each banana with a black marker




Truman, 35, who has worked in Kingston's cafeteria for nine years, honed her banana-writing skills on messages that she'd tuck into lunchboxes for her two daughters, Mackenzie, 10, and Kayleigh, 7. Last month, she decided that the kids at Kingston might find the idea appealing as well.

I want them to succeed in life and have an awesome day at school," she said. "Whenever I can put a smile on all of those little faces, Ive done my job.


More By Cathy Free at the Washington Post at:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018/11/26/why-this-school-cafeteria-manager-has-gone-bananas-kids-love-it/?utm_term=.eaa5982de96e&wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1

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Reply This school cafeteria manager has gone bananas. The kids love it. (Original post)
FSogol Nov 2018 OP
MagickMuffin Nov 2018 #1
FSogol Nov 2018 #2
OnlinePoker Nov 2018 #3
Grammy23 Nov 2018 #4
lark Nov 2018 #5
rurallib Nov 2018 #6
Beacool Nov 2018 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2018 #8
demmiblue Nov 2018 #9
Hortensis Nov 2018 #10
FSogol Nov 2018 #13
oberliner Nov 2018 #11
FSogol Nov 2018 #12
Cha Nov 2018 #14

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:15 AM

1. What a beautiful person with beautiful thoughts






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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:22 AM

2. Agreed. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:58 PM

3. I've boycotted bananas since the Chiquita murders came to light. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:59 PM

4. What a kind thing for her to do in her busy day!


One nugget of kindness might be just what that child needs to make their day. Come to think if it, lots of adults would benefit from a spontaneous kind gesture, too. Whose day will you make today??

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:59 PM

5. The world needs more people like this.

We need more people who care about others and are willing to take action and risks in that effort. Love this person!!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 01:16 PM

6. sort of like an inside out fortune cookie that is good for you

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 01:17 PM

7. Cool!!

Nice gesture. I only wish we adults got similar bananas. Life can be challenging for us too.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 05:30 PM

8. it's a trap!

It's all about getting kids hooked on Sharpies! She's the Ronald McDonald of permanent markers!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 05:32 PM

9. K&R!

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 05:34 PM

10. Thank you, FSogol. That's quite wonderful.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 06:11 PM

13. Anytime. I try to post stories like these to counteract what

Usually gets reported.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 05:35 PM

11. What if someone who is not amazing gets the one that says "you're amazing" ?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 06:10 PM

12. They become amazing due to the power of someone caring.

And of bananas.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:37 PM

14. Kick for kids bananas!

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