Saturday, January 22, 2011
One of my sisters is now a PTA member at the elementary school all three of us attended as children. Her sons, my nephews, go to school there. Sometime last year, the association cleaned out a storage cache dating back to the school's days under its original name, Sunnyside. There were photos, letters, programs, and scrapbooks from as early as the 1950's ... and nobody wanted them. Some of the items eventually made their way to the school district's headquarters, but my sister rescued things that otherwise would have been thrown out.
The page above came from a scrapbook from the late 70's or early 80's. Look, pictures from a drug awareness program! I remember attending those at school. See, there are some teachers speaking, probably about the evils of drug abuse. There's a police officer, perhaps explaining the legal ramifications, or what to do if a bad man should ever offer you drugs. And ...
Wait wait wait wait wait.
There's an interactive table of pipes and bongs? And Mrs. Zieth is explaining their uses? I so don't remember this from the drug awareness programs when I was in elementary school. Look at the little kids, eyes alight with interest, exploring the fascinating items on the table. How come we never got a pipe and bong demonstration?
I think my favorite part is that this photo was actually taken, selected for the scrapbook, pasted down, and carefully captioned.