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The phone rang last Monday evening and the 'readout' showed a name I didn't recognize, but something caused me to pick it up anyway. Interestingly (especially in light of the Saturday9 questions for last week and this ... all about high school experiences), I heard a voice asking for me using my maiden name. Forty-six years after my HS graduation, this is the second friend from those days to contact me (the first was through email a couple of months ago). We chatted for a little more than an hour and she gave me email addresses & phone numbers for a few mutual friends ... so perhaps I'll be reconnecting with more 'old friends' (can you hear Simon & Garfunkle singing in the background?) in the days, weeks, and months to come.
the French Open's 'TENNIS' does
keep me entertained for two
weeks with matches I can view
at my leisure thanks to my
DVR ... Behind, I'll try
catching up on visits while
multi-tasking with a SMILE!
Of course it is sad to see
Williams sisters out of the
tournament so early ... yet
new young players soon may get
opportunities to show
off their talent ... maybe go
all the way like Chrissy won
way back when ... That would be FUN!
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exciting to watch today ...
Youzny against Verdasco
close as well ... while Almagro
battled against Murray and
Schneider got the upper hand
against Emily Loit ...
Intense competition! Ah
how I enjoy tennis when
players give their all to win!!!
Odesnik (a huge surprise)
fought Djokovic well with wise
strategy & skill ... 3rd round
match a loss, but Wayne's a sound
player to be watched in the
future. What delight to see
Matthieu defeat Schwank (who took
Moya out in 5 'by hook
and by crook' while 'cramping' ... Rules
changed because of Chang, but school's
out (at least for me) ... it seems
players use this as a means
all too often just to take
advantage of 'trainers' ... break-
ing the 'flow' of matches to
gain 'an edge' through much ado.
Chardy came from two sets down
to defeat Nalbandian ...
and as I watch 'time-delayed'
Tursenov must feel dismayed
being down two sets to him.
Once again, the veteran
player may be down and out
to a 'newby' on the scene ... about
to step up, making a name
for himself. I love this game!!!
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1. Can you sing the fight song?
Yes I can ... wanna hear it? "Fight fight fight ... the Eagles have the ball ..."
2. Who was your favorite teacher?
Helen Webb who taught Business Machines (typing, shorthand, etc) ... classes I took during my Senior Year because I'd completed all my requirements for graduation by the time I was a Junior (at the age of 15) ... but didn't feel ready for college just then. I also worked as an aide in the Library and School offices ... making for an easy final year of HS ;--)
3. What was your school mascot?
4. Did you go to the Prom?
Yes ... and I wore a lovely blue and white utterly gorgeous formal floor-length gown
5. If you could go back, would you?
No ... been there, done that ... would NOT like to do it again, though it was okay at the time.
6. What do you remember most about graduation?
Actually, I don't remember much about graduation, but since it was 46 years ago in 1962 ... I'm really not surprised.
7. Where were you on Senior Skip Day?
In my day, there WAS no such thing. We went to school EVERY day ... no excuses ever!
8. Did you have a job your senior year?
My parents believed my job was to get an education, and that's what I did. My 1st job came the summer after graduation, before entering college ... and I was a playground director.
9. Where did you go most often for lunch?
Go? We weren't permitted to leave campus ... so I didn't go anywhere but the 'courtyard' where I ate lunch the lunch (I brought from home) with my friends.
Thought for Today
"The past is never dead, it is not even past." William Faulkner