Saturday, April 30, 2005

Did anyone really read 'Silas Marner?'

English Department
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SOPHOMORE ENGLISH - Mrs. Stupka, wife of Ed Stupka and a woman with a stare that could crack glass at 40 feet, took a decided dislike to me in English, possibly because I didn't read the books she assigned.

And maybe because when I did read them, I challenged her analysis.

Oh well.

She's not in this yearbook photo for some reason. She might have left by the time it was taken. She and Coach Ed split up. Coach Ed ended up here in California - at the community college where two of my sons went to school!

And he wasn't eight feet tall either, he was actually about 5 feet 9 inches, and the voice I remembered from the football practice field had been replaced by a soft tenor by the time I met him again in the mid 1990s.

The other characters in the photo: Harry Robie, Hubie Davis and Mr. Hanson (Calvin?), they had their moments, too.

Maybe we can all read Silas Marner for the reunion and have a book group discussion, just like in Mrs. Stupka's class.

Or maybe not.

Friday, April 29, 2005

A new computer just for this blog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Ok, I didn't buy a new Apple computer just for this blog, but the upgrade has given me some interesting new features and a lot of whiz-bang stuff.

It also has a gazillion gig hard drive for making movies, so it seems like more videos are in the future.

If you are one of the faithful readers here (ok, you don't have to be faithful...) and you haven't sent me an email in the last two days, PLEASE do so. It might be awhile before I can migrate the data from my old computer (which wheezed and died in Mexico...) to this new shiney one.

But I did get an Ipod when I bought it and have downloaded a load of 60s tunes.

How about 'Tossin' and Turnin?' What a song.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Damned computers! Didn't have them in 1966

SACRAMENTO, La Riviera Dr. - My Apple laptop computer has taken what I hope is a temporary dump, and with it all of the photos I had moved onto it for the Class of 66 blog.

Merde! Mierda! (A little French and Spanish, respectively for those wanting to learn new terms in those languages....)

Today I'm going to try to retrieve the data and perhaps do a little shopping for a new computer.

Can you image Mrs. King, the SWCS typing teacher, teaching us how to use computers?

Let's not go there....

But in the meantime if anyone has any photos from ANY of our reunions, please!!! Send them along...