Alice's Attic: Parents relive school memories, too
August 20. 2013 2:25PM
Tim, I need to add a few more names to your list of school memories that ran in last week’s Tribune: Mr. Mike Stadem, Mr. Rod Vietor, Mr. Lauren Carroll, Mavis King, Mrs. Arnold, and many others who were wonderful, dedicated teachers.
These were some of the teachers who our "kids" recall so many memories of those fast passing days. Parents, too, relive all those memories!
When Scott started first grade, which was then held in the old "Strive High" building right across the street from us, he could watch all the students line up outside, ready for the day. Then, he would hustle right over, too. No use in getting there too soon!
It was one traumatic day when Scott was playing with a paste jar (with a hole in the lid for the brush) while Mrs. Arnold was reading to the class. He got his finger stuck in the lid! The more he tried to get it out, the more swollen it became. Mrs. Arnold brought him home, finger in jar, because she was unable to extract the extremity.
I had to take him to Dr. Aspaas so he could use a tool of sorts to finally free the finger.
Kim and a girlfriend, then seniors, decided to skip school over noon hour and drive to Sioux falls to buy a taco. Their scheme was foiled when they were met by the principal waiting for their return.
Kim had left a trail of Elmer's glue. It had leaked from a large container that she carried from her locker to the door of the art room – the place where they make their escape – or, rather, mistake.
Doug and his best friends – Paul wildermuth, Larry Shildhauer, Calvin Greening – I will need another column for all their stories!
After all these years, we still hear things that we know can't possibly be true – not our kids.
I’ll end with a quote about today – and computers: They cannot teach a child how to be more mature. Computers can't wipe away a tear or roar with laughter.