Seniors, Now that School is Starting…..

Now that school is starting, this “old” song keeps popping up in my “older” mind…I couldn’t remember all of the words, so in googling them I got not only the words but the history behind them:

School Days” is an American popular song written in 1907 by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards. Its subject is of a mature couple looking back sentimentally on their childhood together in primary school.

The best known part of the song is its chorus:

School days, school days
Dear old Golden Rule days
‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick
You were my queen in calico
I was your bashful, barefoot beau
And you wrote on my slate, “I Love You, Joe”
When we were a couple o’ kids
Us seniors can feel a part of the whole school process by perhaps helping with homeworkif we can understand at all how and what they teach these days! I must admit that our grandchildren correct and help us with Hebrew. My husband, a math major won’t even try to help with today’s way of doing modern math…On the other hand, what does amaze our children and grandchildren is that we and our parents actually lived through the history that they study…wars, segregation in the South(we come from Memphis, Tn. and Danville,Virginia!-how many of you know that Danville was the “last capitol of the confederacy”?!) I suggest offering to share our experiences with schools by offering to speak of our personal experiences.  Of course we can also be helpful to our children by helping with the homework that we are able to help with! Meanwhile, wishing everyone a successful, happy and healthy school year.

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