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Could the woman have been suffering from Alzheimer's disease or some other
condition that impairs judgment? Your description reminds me of my Great
Aunt, she would pick up things (especially colorful and shiny) and keep them
thinking they were hers. Trying to get them back caused a huge scene. If you
waited she would put them down and forget about them, then you could give
Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
My student's art show was on Thursday night. It was wonderful. Eight
children demonstrated printmaking. They hung their finished prints on a
clothesline which was hung above the table where they were working. Five
girls helped the visitors make "Thumbprint Thingys". They mounted them on
colored paper and everyone got to take home a miniature piece of artwork.
This was a big hit.
However, there was one incident which I have to tell you about. One of the
fifth grade girls who was at the thumbprint table came up to me and said,
people allowed to help themselves to the stuff on your desk?" I said, "No,
why?" She said, "That lady over there just took a big handful of the
you give out to the kids for rewards." I walked over to the woman who
to be about 60 years old and yes, she was holding a big handful of stickers.
I said, "Excuse me, did someone tell you you could have those?" She just
looked at me. Another woman who may have been her daughter (about 40 years
old) said, "She thought she could have them." I said, "Well ... they're
but o.k. you can keep them". I just walked away because it was really
awkward. I did go back to my desk to see if she'd taken anything else.
year I'll clear my desk. Otherwise it was a great night.
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