Tuesday, June 4, 2013
50 YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY............
I was, without a doubt, the HAPPIEST person in the world! Why? You ask? Because, on this day, I was
paroled, escaped, busted out, in other words......GRADUATED from the 'necessary evil' called, high school. GOD, how I hated school. The mere thought of it, even 50 years later, sickens me. Not all of the teachers were nasty and hateful, there were a few that I remember as kind and caring, but, they were in the minority. It was a small town high school, and, if you were not going on to college, they assumed you were going into farming with your father, or, being a girl, you would be marrying a farmer, and, that was that. The guidance counselor couldn't have guided himself out of a dark closet with a flashlight, the only reason he was in the job was his wife was an English teacher. I finally got myself into a junior college and into the work force. Went on to work at six different companies, in three different states and made a decent living, no thanks to the pitiful education I received. Do I sound bitter? Maybe, when I think of how better things could've been. Was it that way at other schools? Probably. It is what it is, I hope it's different now.
Posted by SHARON at 6/04/2013 11:01:00 AM
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You graduated the same year my wife did. I was two years ahead of her. When I started school, the first three grades were in an old wooden one room school house and you had to use outhouses no matter what the weather. Now, the 4th grade and older had a nice brick school with a gym and indoor plumbing. They must have figured that the youngest ones would complain the least, since they didn't know any better. That school was 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.
I too hated school...but it was a necessary evil. BTW, black snake makes fine BBQ.
DD, I never had to use the outhouse going to school. However, when visiting my grandparents in WV, they had an outhouse which was better than the chamber pot that you had to dump in the morning.
Stephen, Eww, yuk!!! I'd never hurt my black snakes. As long as they stay away from the bull frogs in the creek.
I graduated on june 6, 1966 my husband of 39 years the same day, I felt very liberated, I got on a bus the next morning to leave god-forsaken Oregon never to return, except to meet and marry my husband that I had known since I was 8. I got to go to California the state of my birth and a wonderful world it was, women could actually go to college, work and not mind about never marrying, I moved a lot, learned a lot, but one thing I remembered was high school was a big bunch of you know what, I went to 3 and I went to about 4 grade schools, I could not wait to go to California to go to college and live with my grandmother who wanted me all along, lost my Mom young, live by myself and with others at one time and just live, women were centainly pidgeon holed about what they wanted to do, I never paid them any mind whatsoever, plenty of women told me that a woman could do and be anything and yes without a MAN, I loved it! I love your blog, it tickles me daily to read it, I get a big kick out of your blog, it is really interesting..have a great rest of the week and month of JUNE too! Ciao~~~!!!
Hey Anon, Good to hear from you, as always. Your comments are always welcomed. I realize that my 'school' wasn't the only pitiful excuse for an education. It was how it was, I guess. Thanks for dropping by.
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