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SURVEY SAYS: School Memories

August 17, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Last week I asked NewsDash readers to share their fondest school memories – and their worst.

By PS | August 20, 2012
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Get ready to laugh out loud and feel nostalgic when you read them. Among the funny ones: “Over the intercom of my third grade classroom, in a sing-song voice, we heard ‘somebody just threw up in the lunch room, somebody just threw up in the lunch room!’ My class burst out laughing. The thing next I know, my 1st grade sister was standing at my class room door, crying ‘I just threw up in the lunch room.’"  

And I can relate to some of the worst memories: Our one-piece high school gym uniforms were exactly as described by one reader, except blue, and I hated them so much, I got a “D” in 9th grade gym for not dressing out. My parents were not amused.  

Fondest Memories  

When I attended the Univ. of R.I. around 1971 my friends in my dorm took all my clothes off and carried me across the street and dumped me on the front of of a women's dormitory. Needless to say I didn't stick around long. I streaked nude before it really became popular. 

 

Doing a "clay mation" movie of the alphabet in 6th grade. I had been assigned the letter O which I made into an octopus by having the tentacles come out of the letter. 

 

Over the intercom of my third grade classroom, in a sing-song voice, we heard "somebody just threw up in the lunch room, somebody just threw up in the lunch room!". My class burst out laughing. The thing next I know, my 1st grade sister was standing at my class room door, crying "I just threw up in the lunch room" 

 

the friendships made over the years. Some are as close today as back in high school and college. 

 

Dating myself here, but it was watching the TV's brought in to see the first launches in the US space program. 

 

Learning to use rotary dial phones in kindergarten 

 

I was overheard by my high school guidance counselor congratulating a friend on being among the top 10 scholars in our graduating class and I asked my friend if he knew who got the number 1 slot. The counselor said, "you did!" Up until that moment, I had no idea of my standing among the 650 in my senior class. It was a WOW moment. 

 

My college graduation - I barely made it & I was SO glad! 

 

In high school, taking band trips. Took one trip to the state capital for the inauguration of our new governor. I was dating and now 42 years later of blissful marriage, we are still madly in love. Don't play band instruments anymore, though! 

 

I was truly blessed with much more direction, guidance and encouragement from university faculty than I ever expected. Go Dogs (SIU)! 

 

Hanging out with my best friend in high school. More than 40 years later she is still my best friend and is still great fun to hang out with. 

 

College - all of college. The classes, the social life, the parties.

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