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Back when we were kids…

Published 10:11am Wednesday, January 8, 2014

There are certain verbal clues that reveal, in no uncertain terms, when we have crossed a chronological threshold in our lives. Responding, “Because I said so” to a child’s question is one. Starting any sentence with the words, “kids today” is another. But, perhaps no other statement indicates we are closer to fuddy-duddy than we’d care to admit than one that begins with “back when we were kids.” You know, as in, “Back when we were kids we had to walk 10 miles to school. Barefoot. In the snow. Uphill. Both ways.”

When we learned Monday evening that some local schools would be closed Tuesday because it was going to be cold, we thought, “Back when we were kids…”

You know the rest.

 

  • jeffturner

    I remember being at Hayden, and it was REALLY hot, and that place stunk/reeked really bad. I remember the teachers were even just dripping with sweat. Can’t remember if that would have been in September or like in May or June? Conversely, I don’t remember being that hot in the old Franklin High School. Might have been too young for it to matter much. WE did not have AC at home till like 1975. I don’t know how folks use to live without it, but we did. A fan was all I had. I would have a stroke if I had to live without it now!

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  • Elliott Whitfield

    I’m with you, Jeff!

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  • jeffturner

    I don’t ever remember us getting out of school because it was too cold..maybe we did and I’m just to cold and old to remember it!

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    • employee2

      One maybe two years ahead of you Jeff, and we NEVER got out for too cold. We also only had AC on the “third hall” @ FHS. I don’t recall us ever getting out because it was too hot either.

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