It's The First Day of School....Oh My!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Premier Realty 0578279

Back to School in Katy

Well, it's the first day of school here in the Katy and Houston, Texas area.  And that's always exciting.  I don't have any kids in my house, but I must admit that I get excited seeing the kids in the neighborhood head off to school at the beginning of the year.  Wearing their new backpacks with fresh faces and huddled in groups chatting and laughing while waiting for their school bus, they are just as cute as can be.  


Memories of Days Gone By

It reminds me of when I was in school.  We were the Willis Wildkats and our colors were purple and white.  My mom would take us to the local department store where we would pick out our ensembles to wear for the new year.  No uniforms back then. It was always great fun shopping for new outfits. And when we were really young it meant picking out a new lunch box for the year.  I remember having an Osmonds lunch box back in the early 70's.  I think my sister had the Partridge Family lunch box.  And of course there was the Barbie lunch box in the late 60's. New crayon sets and No. 2 pencils sharp and ready to go.  And off we went.

When I was in the first grade (we were such a small school that we didn't have Kindergarten), my dad walked me to my first class.  He was also the principal of the elementary school so it was comforting to know he was just down the hall.  

In high school there was marching band practice for first period and having natural curly hair made for an unruly mess most of the first semester.  But it was great fun and lots of memories were made.


Wish Them Well

So let's wish our students well this first day of school.  And be mindful of the school zones while driving. Here's hoping this is a great year filled with challenges, success, and good memories that will last a lifetime.  And go Katy Tigers!


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Posted by

Monte Wall

Broker Associate - Keller Williams Premier Realty

Katy, Texas

(281) 777-0869

Comments (3)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Monte, there is always a lot of anticipation of returning to school for the opening day.  Many kids wouldn't want to admit it but they are ready to go back to school and get in a normal routine and be around all their friends again.  It also has to be a harbinger for the start of high school FOOTBALL in Texas, I would think!

Aug 24, 2015 11:07 PM
Monte Wall
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, TX
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Katy, Texas

Bruce you are right on target.  The Katy Tigers play the Kingwood Mustangs this Thursday and the stadium will be packed.  My sister is a KW agent in Kingwood and we were going to attend the game together this year but alas it's not to be since it falls on my husband's birthday.  Maybe next year.

Aug 25, 2015 05:18 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I was following school buses all week, have to adjust my times of getting from one place to another.

Sep 02, 2015 10:14 AM