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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – Merry Christmas and Day Two of the New School Year

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – Merry Christmas and Day Two of the New School Year

We wish you a Merry Christmas – just four months from today. But today is the second day of the new school year and our attention turns to the high school counselor. So let’s get in the Way Back Machine and go to McCullough High School around 1978 and a line outside the counselor’s office.

Ship wreck 2 (800x537)

Student: Hi, Miss Duffey

M: Hey Nat. Why are you in line?

Mrs. P. has my vocational classes and academic classes all mixed up. See, first and second period are vocational, then third and fourth are academic and fifth and sixth are vocational. The vocational classes are at Conroe High School and the academic ones are at McC. How am I supposed to get back and forth?

M: I see.

And now a dialog in the counselor’s office.

Mrs. P. – Hello, Miss Duffey

Me: Blanche, there are 38 students in my fourth period American History class and six students in my fifth period class – one of whom says she has already taken American history at her previous school.

B: (shuffling papers) Well, now, let me see. The computer says… I see. Hmm.

Me: The computer does not talk. It is based on the numbers you put into it. So, please, you must level out the classes. Also, if I recall, I asked you to put Tommy Bittner in my first period American History class. I really want him with those others from my last year’s 8th Grade class. And he is not even in any of my classes.

B: Well, I will work on it and get it all straightened out.


Blanche Pressler – May you rest in incompetent and blissful peace.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 – A Throw-Back Thursday Question

Thursday, July 2, 2015 – A Throw-Back Thursday Question

A Freshman knows not, and knows not that he knows not.

A Sophomore knows not, and knows that he knows not.

A Junior knows, but knows not that he knows.

But a Senior knows, and knows that he knows.

 Whose yearbook were those lines from? It was used to denote class distinctions.  I thought it was the Magnolia High School 1966 yearbook, which would be yours, Ms. Wax, but alas no.  Perhaps, the MHS Bulldog of 1965? Pat?

Maybe it was at J.L. McCullough – calling all yearbook people – Stephanie R., T. Manning. Conroe High? In The Flare?

Maybe it was not even in a yearbook and the lines are from one of those “…flashbacks they all warned us about…” (Jimmy Buffet – Meet Me in Margaritaville). Not to be confused with “we are the people our parents warned us about…” (IBID).

Nevertheless, I have used it in many speeches and presentations and I would really like to know the source. It describes so many things. I like to think of the lines now describing Life Stages.