Clyde and I were watching tv tonight. Kids on TV got sent to detention. Which got me thinking, and I asked him, is that how detention is, I never went. LOL! He had a little bit of trouble believing I was never sent to detention. My mother got a couple of phone calls. I was warned a couple of times in that manner. Some girl was picking on me in fourth grade. Dad said to hit her back, and I did not want to. I already knew I was not that kind of person. But he said he’d spank me if I did not hit the girl back. Then my mother told me to not dare to hit the kid back. She said I’d get into trouble. LOL!! I was way more afraid of dad then of mom, so I hit the kid back. That was the first phone call. Mom jumped my case, and seemed surprised that I took dad seriously….really, when did anyone in his life not take him seriously?? Especially if you are smaller than he? 😆 The second phone call was from the high school principle. I had enough credits to graduate high school in my junior year. I had taken college prep the whole three years. I wrote an editorial to the local paper after the school denied my early graduation. School officials really would have rather that I had talked to them. But, I had filled out proper paperwork and was turned down. Principle suggested I study journalism and politics in college. 😉 then called my mother. I was threatened a couple of times at home verbal warning that Mr. Costa (elementary principle) would spank me with his paddle. Yup, in those days, they still had real paddles. Suddenly, I feel old. 😯 — That was back in the days of ditto machines, the PTA, carbon paper, and a little girl, Peggy who hated the rule that girls still had to wear dresses to school. Those dresses really cramped my style. I was in 2nd grade when girls were finally allowed to wear pants to school. Yes, one TV show triggered all this. 😉 !!!
HA!! The days of Joe Rudie (A’s Outfielder) came to a PTA meeting. I am pretty sure I remember who’s mom made the cake for him, showing him catching that ball out on the wall, during the world series? Or play offs. Wonder what year that was!! LOL
I looked it up, the year was 1972, I was 10 years old: “Rudi batted a career-high .309 in 1970 and had a career-best 181 hits in 1972. That year, he helped the Athletics win the World Series and made a great game-saving catch in Game 2 that went on to become part of the highlight reel for many Major League Baseball films. With Tony Pérez on first and Oakland leading 2-0 in the ninth inning, Rudi raced to the left-field fence and made a leaping, backhanded catch of Denis Menke‘s smash to save a run. Earlier in the game, Rudi hit a solo home run. He also caught Pete Rose‘s fly ball for the final out of the Series.” ~Wikipedia