Monday, August 20, 2007

First day of school

School started here today. In honor of that I'm answering Deb's meme about school.

1. Who was your best friend? I had a group of best friends. Pat and Linda and Cheryll come to mind immediately. Unfortunately we lost Cheryll to cancer earlier this year.

2. Did you play any sports? Not really, although I did join the field hockey team one year. I don't think the coach ever let me in a game and I still don’t know the rules of the game.

3. What kind of car did you drive? I didn’t own a car in school, but my mother drove a 65 Mustang which was kind of cool. It’s the car I learned to drive in.

4. It’s Friday night. Where were you? Probably baby sitting – or sitting in front of the TV at home.

5. Were you a party animal? Nope. I was clueless in high school and didn’t even realize that others were doing a lot of partying. I made up for it in college though.

6. Were you considered a flirt? I highly doubt it.

7. Were you in the band, orchestra or choir? I was in choir all though high school. I can’t sing very well now (probably too many years of smoking) but back then I wasn’t too bad.

8. Were you a nerd? Oh yes. You should have seen me in my attractive cat eye glasses – sigh.

9. Were you ever suspended or expelled? The closest I got was being called into the assistant principal’s office once for doing something stupid at lunch.

10. Can you sing the fight song? Are you from Redford? Yes I’m from Redford. True Red and Gray. We are together fighting forever …. That’s as far as I can get, but I can hear the tune.

11. Who was your favorite teacher? My English teacher – Ms. Epstein. She was young and hip and I was lucky to have her for several semesters in a row.

12. What was your school mascot? The husky. Someone owned a husky and would bring it to football games.

13. Did you go to the Prom? Yep – it was held on Friday the 13th. Our prom was officially the last event in our senior year. It was held 2 days after graduation.

14. If you could go back, would you? Hell no, but I wouldn’t minding being the size I was then (and I thought I was fat then!)

15. What do you remember most about graduation? I don’t really remember it at all – it was a loooong time ago.

16. Where were you on Senior Skip Day? I was such a nerd that if our school had one I didn’t know about it! I skipped a lot of my senior year without it being a special day.

17. Did you have a job your senior year? I worked part time at Ford Motor Company in the same office as my mother.

18. Where did you go most often for lunch? Nobody left school for lunch so if I had a lunch hour I would have been in the cafeteria. By the time I was a senior I only had classes until noon – the school was overcrowded so upperclassmen had a short day schedule – so I didn’t do lunch at all.

19. Have you gained weight since then? Oh yeah!

20. What did you do after graduation? The day of graduation my mother made me go to work. I wanted to attend the senior luncheon, but she wouldn’t let me take the day off. By the next week I was working full time at Ford and continued there for a year until I left for college.

21. What year did you graduate? 1969 – the summer of Woodstock.

22. Who was your Senior Prom Date? Gary. I have no idea where he is now.

23. Are you going/did you go to your 10 year reunion? I did attend my 10 year reunion. Haven’t been to one since then though. (although I’m not sure they’ve done anything since 20 years anyway.)

I learned recently that my old high school is going to be shut down. Since portions of the building were built way back in the 1920’s I expect the place is looking pretty shabby.

1 comment:

Deb R said...

Ooooh, '65 Mustang - what a cool car to learn to drive in!

Glad you played along, Corky. :-)