a reply to: JAGStorm
I just looked up my class Alumni page; only 16 people listed. Of those 16, I only recognized 4 names. The four that I recognize are people I went to
school with all the way from 1-12.
I went to two different high schools.
Grade 9 started at a boarding school; five hours class, six hours work, two hours homework, eat 3 meals, sleep, shower, repeat. But then I got
expelled, so finished the semester at home with the books, mailed the assignments and tests in. Then started second semester at the public high
Grade 10 pretty much a repeat; boarding school, expulsion, complete semester at home on my own, then public school.
Grade 11 all public school.
Grade 12 only first semester; enough credits to graduate. Went to work irrigating orchards. Didn't go to graduation ceremony; diploma by mail.
It may seem strange that I'm only writing about myself, but hey, I'm one of the kids in my class that I actually kept in touch with!
I almost had a girl friend my Junior year. Because of class scheduling and the two school situation, I was taking Geometry class with Sophomores.
Laura needed a bit of tutoring, so I would go to her house after school and run through the axioms and theorems and logic.
But then this Senior girl Mary had a chat with Laura and Laura said, "No. Nothing special, just friends." A crushing thing to hear! Mary didn't even
care about Axioms! Mary went on to be 1983 Adam Model of the Year.
Then the Geometry teacher didn't like the way I was turning around in my seat and chatting with Laura, so Laura had to switch seats with Maureen. So
then I was telling Maureen jokes. She thought I was funny, so she introduced me to her best friend Christine.
I'm not one to kiss and tell, so moving along... She invited me to a Sadie Hawkins dance, and I said yes, but then didn't carry through. My bad!
Guilt! Shame! Regrets!
After I was gone to Oklahoma, and we didn't have awkward greetings in the hallways, Christine graduated top of her class! Yaaaa Christine! Last time I
checked(2012) she's a lawyer married to a lawyer with three children in Los Angeles.
There is a secret that I've never told anyone: Laura had a younger sister. We rode the same school bus in the morning. One day after Laura said the
crushing "just friends" words, her sister said, as I boarded the bus, "Sit here by me. I don't understand this History assignment."
So the whole time with Mary and Christine, I was secretly tutoring History on the sly. I looked up her class alumni register and her name is there,
four years after my class.
That's about all I know. I ended up on ATS, telling old stories.
edit on 6-3-2019 by pthena because: (no reason given)