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  • Here's the list of words for 5th and 6th-graders participating in my town's spelling bee today.

    Some of these words I can never get right, like recommendation, ukulele and to my embarasment, embarrassment. Quiz yourselves. Bet you can't get all of them right!

    The bee is for grades 1-6 and goes on for five hours. My kid will be up there with her team. They call themselves Alien Kitties and will wear costumes, of course. What's the point of being on stage if you can't look good? There may be a story tomorrow for one of us to tell...
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