Saturday, May 31, 2008

High school

may 31 2008





HIGHSCHOOL



1. Can you sing the fight song?

What's that? Fight song? Schools here don't fight.

When you mean the schoolsong, yes, I remember them both. I've lost some words, but I remember the tunes perfectly.
Interesting was that at the school reunion, so after 25 years, I was the only one who remembered them both.

Because our girls school merged with the boys school the very old "boys" asked me on the stage to sing the schoolsong with them.
Oh, I loved it!!

2. Who was your favorite teacher?

In highschool. That's for young people between 12 and 18?

I adored the biology teacher of the first year. I've forgotten her name.
2 of my dutch teachers were very caring. They also helped me to find my way into self confidence and journalism.
And my french teacher was great! Even now we're old I still have a crunch for him.

3. What was your school mascot?

Can't remember we had one.

4. Did you go to the Prom?

Well, we didn't have proms here.
Just a party.
I went there because I organised it.
It felt awkward, because I had to take one of the exams again. So I felt I didn't belong there.

5. If you could go back, would you?

I have been back. Three of my children went to school there.
But it's different.
They've changed the building, and one of the schools isn't accessible anymore.

They were remarkable buildings, so have a lot of feelings in it. I'm susceptable for that. So I would love to visit them again now.

6. What do you remember most about graduation?

All the others of the group graduated, except for me.
And because I was in the organising committee I was there. Painful.

I graduated two months later.
People had forgotten about that.
The school even forgot to arrange a decent place to sit to sign my diploma.
So it was in a room, knees on the floor to get at least a good signature on the paper.

None there with flowers or anything.

Such a sad memory.

Maybe that's the reason I never feel I've really accomplished anything, because when I was supposed to have my moment of triumph at the university, I was called in half an hour early and when i came out none of the guests had arrived yet.

7. Where were you on Senior Skip Day?

What's that?

8. Did you have a job your senior year?

Yes, I was a telephonist at the largest telecom company of the country.
I also worked a lot as a volunteer.
Always bussy.

9. Where did you go most often for lunch?

No choice there.
We ate at school.
hedre in the country people don't lunch out as often as in america.
We take our lunches with us to school and work, and eat it there.

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6 comments:

  1. How sad about your graduation! *hugs*

    I am "borrowing" your Sat. 9 logo if that's ok?

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  2. Great answers. Sad about your graduation. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I've been back to I guess... my daughter attends the same high school I went to, but you're right... it's very different!

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  4. sorry to hear about your graduations. both of them so dissapointing for you. but you did greaduate. you did the work and received your diplomas. -hugs-

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  5. That is sad and very disappointing.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by Small Reflections and commenting on my Saturday 9. Sorry to be late in getting to yours … but life’s just too busy at the moment. I’m doing what I can to catch up while watching tennis matches ;--)

    It appears from your answers to these questions that High School left you with some sad feelings at the time, but it seems we had more than lunches from home in common. Funny what prompts like this dredge up within our memories.

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!
    Hugs and blessings,

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