|Me? Middle Row, first dweeb on the left.|
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Back To School
It's that time....
Summer Vacation is over
it's Back To School!!
Not a happy time for as long as I can remember
(maybe even before that!)
School started here on Monday...
"Out early" on Tuesday due to extreme heat!
Why do they do that?
Isn't there plenty of time to learn
when the leaves start falling
and the snow starts flying?
I never could figure out why
they had to interrupt my
summer with school!!
Nope, the pool shuts down
(it's still 95 degrees out!)
the parks are open till Labor day,
the state fair hasn't happened yet...
but, those foolish teachers
gotta drag us into that oven
and try to learn us somethin!!
Well, maybe they are a little justified,
but let's just admit...
it is still SUMMER!!
My first day of school...
way back in 1969
(see how the petunias are still thriving!)
This could've been day two,
Mom was probably so impressed I survived day one
she needed another picture!!!
I pretty much hated everything about school
from the early morning bus ride to the bully waiting
outside the door at the end of the day.
this could be a light bulb moment,
if my parents would've lived in town
those first years of school I may
have loved school and turned
out to be a lawyer or a doctor!!
Instead, I spent 7 hours of every day
dreading the bus ride instead of listening
to my teachers!
Oh, maybe it wasn't all that bad!
there was always that
hour of lunch time and recess
that kept me going....
Time was never on my side, though!
The clock kept ticking and that inevitable
bus ride was coming at 3:30 every day!
Thank goodness for all the great kids in my class,
who came through it all with me...
Twelve years of friendship and a lifetime of memories...
As for that bully....
the bloody nose he gave me just
before I got on the bus
only lasted a few minutes...
every time I see him now at the scrap metal yard
pushing junk around,
I think about taking a swing at him,
but then I just start laughing!
Sometimes life is just funny.
I love this quote by Tom Bodett....
"The difference between school and life? In school, you're
taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
May all your lessons give you wisdom (and laughter),