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Good morning! How is your week going? Mine is busy but going well, as always I am looking forward to the weekend. Is there a person that doesn’t? If so I have never met them.
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I have been thinking this week about school, after all it is “back to school” time. If you couldn’t remember it on your own there have been sales and signs for weeks online, in the stores and on TV talking about paper, books, uniforms, markers and more.
I am removed from these things because I do not have kids but I do remember my own experiences getting ready to go back after a long summer at camp, playing with my siblings, unstructured days of vacations and staying up late.
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I have a few fond memories of going back to school and I thought I would share them as I hope you do as well.
I went to small private or Catholic schools from K-12 and always wore a uniform so I never went back to school shopping for clothes but every year we went to the uniform store to get our newest shirts, jumpers, skirts, vests and more.
While in grades K-8th we all worn a baby blue plaid jumper with a white blouse with a round collar. I never liked those jumpers, it is hard to look stylish in a jumper and frankly no matter your size those jumpers made you look at least 2 sizes bigger than you were. Once I got to high school we transitioned to burgundy plaid skirts (this uniform above which is still sold is the same one that I wore) and white oxford shirts, that was a happy day the day. I can remember thinking I was so stylish in my skirt, white button down shirt, and blue cardigan paired with ankle socks and blue Sperry boat shoes, no socks in the summer and white socks in the winter.
Do you remember when you were in grade school and we each had a box of crayons, the box with 8 big fat crayons? I can’t remember exactly how old we were but I can remember being so proud when I “graduated”to a box with 48 crayons.
Typically for lunch I would take a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich on wheat bread but on special days I would get to take a peanut butter and fluffernutter sandwich.
I loved getting my school books and covering them in brown paper do you remember that? And then when you were supposed to be listening in class you would have a place to doodle instead of listening.
Do you remember the Trapper Keepers and the 5 star folders? I loved those and I was meticulous about keeping my papers organized with them.
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I remember in grade school my favorite hot lunch was pizza day and in high school our lunch ladies made the best brownies.
Did you like school? Do you have a favorite memory of going back to school? If not do you have a favorite memory of sending your kids or grandkids to school? If so, please share I would love to read about your memories.
Have a great day!
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