…it’s back to school time here big-time. A few of the local counties started this week and ours starts Monday. Of course our girls are way past those years now, but I remember well the mix of excitement, anticipation, fear and stress that accompanies the First Day of School.
My First Day was back in September 1969. We lived in Houston. I look mostly scared, not excited, don’t you think?
My dress was red. Maybe one of my grandmothers made it? And no backpack or book bag for me – nope – a little pocketbook! (I wonder if my mom remembers what I carried in it? I hope a pencil!)
My mom also saved my class picture, taken the following spring. I’m on the bottom row, second from the right.
Look at all those dresses(!!), politely crossed ankles, neat (short) haircuts…and smiles! A 5×7 time capsule for sure.
I don’t remember much about that first year of school except that I rode the bus.
Do you remember anything special from your first day or year of school?