Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunday Favorites....Back to School

Edited--I've always loved "back-to-school" time. And even now, it still signals a fresh beginning. For me it's almost like January 1st...a clean slate and full of promise. I am joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites. I first posted this last "fall" and it's still one of my favorites! You can find Chari here!










Labor Day is just around the corner heralding what most of us consider the beginning of fall no matter what the calendar or the weather say. Lots of children are already in school and the rest will begin this week. Although I no longer teach or even have children in school, it always make me a little nostalgic. I've been thinking this weekend...Do you remember....?
When the most important decision you had to make was what to wear on the first day of school?
When you thought you would die if your best friends weren't in your homeroom?
When you thought you'd be friends forever?
When you were shocked to find out your teacher had a first name besides Mrs.? When you thought your teacher was older than dirt...and she was younger than you are now?

When your station in life was determined by the size of your box of crayons?




When your biggest worry was who you would sit with at lunch?





When the school paste smelled like peppermint and the halls smelled like fresh wax?







When you could figure out right from wrong by looking for the red marks on your paper?





Me too....

13 comments:

  1. Great post, Susan. I worried about who would sit by me at lunch right through high school, since there were 4 lunch periods. Plus I refused to wear my glasses and couldn't see where my friends were!! How vain I was!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  2. I certainly remember coveting those boxes of 64 crayons. Do they still make 64-crayon boxes? School has already been in session for a couple of weeks here. It seems to start earlier every year.

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  3. Ah yes, I remember it well!! And when I was in early grades, I thought the teachers lived at the school.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. All of it is so true! I don't remember the paste smelling like peppermint - You must be younger than I am. :-D

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  5. Susan, yes that brings back memories. My school didn't have air conditioning, and we started right after Labor Day, but I can remember wearing those new dresses with long sleeves because I was so excited for my new clothes. I also loved those boxes of crayons with the built in sharpeners. I will never forget thinking that one of our teachers was very old, and I still keep up with her today, and doing the math, she would have been about 40 years old then. Oh my...

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  6. I didn't worry much about school until middle school. Hated it. Elementary school was a dream for me, my favorite place in the world to be. I remember the green stuff that used to get sprinkled on the floor to wax it. The smell....was lovely. Erasers, chalkboards, free reading time (actually, I usually had a book tucked between the pages of the textbooks I was supposed to be reading...) and teachers that actually took the time to get to know you...nostalgia!

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  7. Oh, me too. I still love that big box of crayons!

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  8. GREAT post! Brings up soooooo many school days memories.

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  9. Oh Susan I remember so many back to school days...thanks for the trip down memory lane for this old lady...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  10. I loved school when I was a student, then I became a teacher. Now I'm a stay-at-home mom whose kids aren't old enough for school. I miss the clean-slate feeling that a new school year always brought. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Mornin' Girlfriend...

    Ohhh yes...I DO remember that first day of school and how exciting it was to start a brand new school year! What a fun and nostalgic post, sweet lady...so glad that you shared it again with us for Sunday Favorites!!! Thank you for joining in with the fun, Susan!!!

    Have a fabulous week, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  12. I can't remember what I worried about. I went to Catholic school my whole life, so I never had to worry about what to wear!
    And for the 33 yrs I taught I always worried about the kids with the red circles around their names. The circle denoted severe behavior problems. :(

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