Good morning, kittens & dawgs! It’s Friday with the weekend kicking off soon. This is my first edition and I must warn you at the start this series will run irregular until new material is available to share.
The internet opens up interesting opportunities to find lost moments in time and one such incident fell in my lap recently while sifting through images posted in one of the Facebook groups I joined.
In my junior high years at Bradshaw (BJH) ~ go hornets!, a required study for girls was home economics and although in my 9th grade year I was technically in high school this is where I went to school because the way our schools in McDowell county fell. The point of that is to say, I remember my last year at BJH, a boy (Billy Jo) wanted to take home ec. I don’t know what prompted this decision unless he didn’t like shop ~ the required course for boys or he just wanted to be different. Who knows?! The school staff was reluctant to allow him in an all-girl class but eventually granted permission. Whatever the reason for this kids switch baffled us all and murmurs in the halls at Bradshaw Junior High went on for weeks before the gossip stopped.
Nowadays, no one would think twice about Billy Jo’s decision and while I consider myself old school, I think it’s a good idea for both sexes to have hands-on experience in the kitchen or around the car. I am happy my daughters are capable of fixing a flat tire and have done it on more than one occasion and my son cooks regularly for himself in his own
apartment. He knows how to clean and mend, but I’m not sure how important these things are to him. Hey, you know how guys are…keeping the stomach happy is one of the first priorities and everything else gets pushed aside until it’s a necessity. lol
What unusual thing, like this, do you remember from your school years? Thanks for allowing me to be apart of your day. Have a fantastic Friday!
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