Forget my High School Years
Saying for the Day: High School reunions are a chance to relive the wonder of our youth but who wants to suffer like that again?
In one of her recent blogs Catch at ‘A penny for your thoughts” did some remembering of her school days. Her memories were mostly positive.
This caused me to think about my high school days. I don’t do that often because it gives me a headache . My high school days were not fun.
First of all I was fat. Fat kids don’t have fun. They give other people a chance to have fun at their expense.
Second I couldn’t dance . This cut my social opportunities way down."Would you like to sit this dance out with me" just didn't cut it.
Third my father made me take shop. I am lucky I still have all my fingers. I produced the worst things anybody ever made in wood shop, metal shop and any other shop. My drafting teacher used to close his eyes and put a C on the paper. (He felt sorry for me)
Fourth I was shy. I hated having to speak in class. I was such a bad speaker that my freshman English teacher said I should stay away from any occupation that required speaking.
Fifth at my senior banquet I had the worst humiliation of my entire life. When I came in people kept asking what color my dress was. I didn’t understand until somebody gave me a copy of the yearbook. Listed under my activities in high school was “Hoop girl junior year”( Hoop girls were juniors who wore fancy dresses and held up hoops of flowers for the Seniors to pass under at graduation.).
When the sheet was passed up to the front of the room somebody added a check at that point and nobody caught it. So I am the only boy to graduate from Ishpeming High School who served as a hoop girl.
You can understand why I haven’t gone back for a single reunion.
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Betty went to church this morning. I finished the trestle I started yesterday and Betty varnished it when she came home. My sister called and she has her wood in for the winter. That's one way to beat the high cost of oil. In the afternoon I finished another trestle( I have now used up 1000 nails). Betty worked on HO buildings. Peter called and we may go to Green Bay for a train show at the end of the month. I feel really good because one of our blog friends announced that she had taken Jesus as her Savior. I know the joy that brings and I rejoice with her. Betty is going to ELCW and I need a breathing treatment.