Childhood memories…

August L. Schilling Elementary School, Newark, California

August L. Schilling Elementary School, Newark, California

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. :mrgreen: 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

My schoolmates and I at Memorial High (now Newark-Memorial High) Newark, CA.

About PeggyAnn

Professional PC Consultant, Researcher, & avid people watcher, Peggy Ann Rowe started into her genealogical quest at age 15 after watching the mini-series, "Roots" with her parents. This new obsession has fueled her love of history, & study of cultures & societies in every epoch. Today she is 55 years old with four kids who are all grown up. In between her 'gigs' with clients she volunteers at the Floed-Lane House Museum (Douglas County Pioneer Museum), in Roseburg, Oregon. This website is an attempt to share the knowledge she has gained about her family ties with others who may be interested in the same things. She does not guarantee 100% accuracy and does hope that you will send corrections to her. To learn more about her, click the "about" button in the page menu. Thanks!
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