When you were a child, would you say that you were athletic, or more of a reader, and other such activities? I lived in a neighborhood of kids my age. We actually call ourselves the Biedeman Street gang. I am not sure you would call us athletic, but we were outside all of the time. During the day, we rode our bikes, or played active games, or roller-skated and played tennis in the street. At night, we played outside until our parents made us go in for the night.
Someone brought up the unique flavor and texture of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich this week, after it was in a lunchbox, bag, or backpack. Have you experienced that? I was never one for peanut butter and jelly, but I did like peanut butter sandwiches.
What were your 3 favorite Girl Scout Cookies? Thin Mints were always at the top of the list, but I cannot remember the name of the others we sold in the 50's/
Have they changed since you grew up? Girl Scout cookies have changed in many ways. Other flavors have been added, but the Thin Mints remain the same. The biggest difference is the quantity and cost. The I sold the cookies they were $.40 a box and contained more cookies.
Did you listen more to record players/Hi-Fi's, or radios as a kid? We listened to the record player and our little transistor radios.
Did you have any class or school jobs in grade school? For example, some kids erased the blackboard. Or, like Dh, some kids helped cart in the milk or food each morning before school. I don't remember any significant chores in the younger grades, but we did have to straighten our desks at the end of each day. As a sixth=greader, we made an sold caramel apples in the Fall. I think they were probably $.10.
What playground games did you like, and which did you not like? We jumped rope and played on the swings. As a group, deployed Wolf Over the River or Dodge Ball.
Were there any markets along the way between school and home that you stopped at for a treat? There were no markets on the three blocks I walked to school in elementary school. In junior high, we rode a city bus, and In high school, we had to get a ride with parents or friends. There were no school busses when I was in school.
Were there drinking fountains at your schools, and did you use them?
Yes and yes.
And, was there one subject that your were best at? Math, art, history...? I always loved history and reading. Math was not my favorite, but I liked it until I had Geometry. The problem there was more the teacher than anything else. She hand-picked her sophomore geometry class from he three junior highs. I liked 9th-grade algebra, so my grades were good enough for selection. She favored the boys, and I can say I learned very little from her, except the dislike of geometry. My MA is in history, so that is my most favorite subject of all.
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