About School Daze

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About School Daze 

 

Pondering School Daze

 

About School Daze  First of all, it isn't actually a daze which is defined as a bewilderment of sorts so it must be another case of some pondering. 

 

As the school year begins in many parts of the country it seems appropriate(to me) that my mind wonders and wanders about school.  I remember those early days of returning to school.  It seemed to start in September and typically near Labor Day each year.  California was admitted to the Union on September 9, 1850(how's that for remembering some state history?) so that meant a day off from school right at the beginning...how lucky, right? 

 

Starting school is filled with memories of many kinds.  I remember many, many years ago as I was starting kindergarten.  My birthday was close to the start of the new school year and while others may have been thrilled at the prospect of the extra attention.  I was not enthused. Not at all.  I received a paper king's crown to wear.  The embarrassment wasn't overwhelming but not to my liking.  However, being the good kid I wore that paper crown home...running from the bus down the street and up the driveway.  I learned a valuable lesson that day in school as it became apparent:  keep quiet about letting out that news in the open. 

 

In later days, I learned of a girl in the same grade who had the same birth date.  Oh, I wonder what ever happened to Vickie Quackenbush.  I digress...  School brings back all sorts of memories. 

 

Today, I saw young children with parents being walked to school.  Some older ones in groups with their friends.  Still others being dropped off as the sea of sport utility vehicles, electric and hybrid cars approached the curb of the school entrance.  Yes, it is back to school and being mindful and aware of safety should be even more evident.  Thoughts of new clothes, remembering class schedules and managing book packs...  Many memories. 

 

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

 

About School Daze

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Michael, Seems you remember the first day of school well. Vickie Quackenbush...Where are you now?

Aug 28, 2019 04:33 AM #18
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - Vickie Quakenbush wasn't in my kindergarten class as I recall.  Maybe she arrived at school in later years but some memories are still vivid. 

Aug 28, 2019 06:27 AM #19
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I dropped by my son's home prior to heading to my office today.  Ironically, my grand-daughter looked as though she was somewhat in a "daze" as she readied herself for the bus.  School starts earlier and earlier in the month these days ... and earlier and earlier in the day too.  Yaaawwwnnnn ...

Gene

Aug 28, 2019 08:45 AM #20
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - it often takes time to transfer from vacation-mode to back-to-school.  I think some adults experience the same thing each Monday as they head back to work after a particularly fun weekend.  

Aug 28, 2019 12:25 PM #21
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Back-to-school is a daze for many parents and children alike. It's so hard to go from summer days to school obligations in the course of a day. Too bad kids can't transition into it easier. Ha. 

Aug 29, 2019 08:07 AM #22
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - not every transition is an easy one.  

Aug 29, 2019 08:47 AM #23
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The first day of school remains magical for me as I'm in my 30th year teaching :) Still love buying school supplies and back to school clothes!

Aug 30, 2019 06:38 AM #24
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - it's good to know that magic still exists.  In education and in so many other parts of life.  

Aug 30, 2019 06:42 AM #25
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Hi  Michael Jacobs!  Thanks for your story and sharing your walk down memory lane;  I, for one, remembered my treasured school day memories also.  What fun!!  By the way, an early wish for you:  HAPPY  BIRTHDAY !  And the Astrologer asked: "What is your birth date?" ~

Aug 30, 2019 07:51 AM #26
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - many school days are best as memories as are birthdays.  Thank you.  

Aug 30, 2019 07:55 AM #27
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Our public schools open on Tuesday. All of us need to take extra care when driving.

Aug 31, 2019 07:08 AM #28
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Roy Kelley - practicing safe driving skills is a year-round obligation.  

Aug 31, 2019 08:26 AM #29
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Oh the NEW clothes...loved the new school clothes!

I don't remember much about going back to school, except I remember vividly sitting in the cafeteria waiting with my mom for first day of first grade. The reason I remember it so well is because I met a little girl that day who had drank Drano when she was a baby and her mouth and cheeks were tragically deformed. Dorothy was in many of my classes throughout the years. 

Aug 31, 2019 02:52 PM #30
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Sharon Tara - it's interesting how we remember things in our past, isn't it?

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Oh, that does bring back wonderful memories, Michael! You know, our birthdays are nearly the same time and what is funny, I don't remember my birthday ever having been made a big deal. My mother never threw me a birthday party - maybe that's why - no one knew! LOL

I was excited to see my friends again and have new school supplies but, I did miss spending the summer days at the local pool.

Sep 02, 2019 06:33 PM #32
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - I do remember some birthday parties when I was younger.  Maybe that is where my dislike for them grew.    I typically went to Summer School which was probably more for my Mom's sake than for my betterment(lol) as I took classes in art and such.  Not particularly academic but certainly part of a well-rounded education.  

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Oh, that's fun - those arts & drama classes were always favorites and I think I would have done summer school to get to take more of those, Michael!

Sep 02, 2019 06:48 PM #34
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - I believe that a well-rounded education seems to be missing as part of the curriculum at many schools these days.  Of course, I am looking at them as an observer not as a participant, a parent or educator.  

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Agreed, Michael - it's all about getting into a top-ranked college these days. Sadly, our children miss out on some of the best years of their lives as a result. And, like you, mine is also merely an observation! 

Sep 02, 2019 07:03 PM #36
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - maybe an observer now but you do have experience that matters.  

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