Monday, November 22, 2010

Memoir Mondays--Week 9

Describe a typical day during your high school years.

I attended high school at a boarding school in Tennessee, a very small school in a rural setting. There was a nursing home connected with the school, in which the students worked. Our school had a vocational program, so we worked part of the day, and had classes the other part of the day.

My class worked in the mornings each year. So typically, I had to be at the nursing home about 5:30 or 6:00 am each morning. My senior year I worked extra hours, to help more with my school bill, so I worked 6 hours each morning, rather than just 4.

After assisting the residents in getting up and dressed, etc., we had breakfast. Then we would assist the residents with their breakfasts. We had to make beds and tidy rooms, and bathe the residents, etc. We had to assist the residents with lunch, as well.

Then we were able to go to the school cafeteria for our lunch. After lunch there would be activities like: chapel, or choir practice. Then in the afternoon we had classes, followed by supper. In the evenings would be study hall. Wednesday night would be prayer meeting. Sometimes there were social activities in the evening.

We had lights out at 9:30. Then it would start all over again the next morning. ;-)

Describe getting a Christmas tree as a child. When did you put it up and decorate it?

We usually spent Christmas at my grandparents' house in Florida (the very house my parents now live in), so I don't remember that we put up a Christmas tree. I think the few times we didn't go to my grandparents', we put up an artificial tree.

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  1. What an interesting school! Did you enjoy your time there? Would you recommend that approach to schooling for others? I like the idea that work and caring for others was an integral part of the day. Thanks for sharing!


  2. It sounds like an interesting school. I could not imagine not being home for Christmas.


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