Monday, April 28, 2014

The things I did not learn in school

I went to a very Progressive private school. We did not learn stupid stuff like the alphabet or multiplication tables. I had to teach myself these things later in life. It's tough to look things up in a dictionary if you don't know the alphabet. I also found the multiplication tables handy later in life.
However, we did learn a lot of songs (in Spanish) from the Spanish Civil War. Also a lot of propaganda from the Soviet Union. And folk songs by Pete Seeger. So my time there was not wasted.

5 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

Wow. Although to be fair, while the Austin public schools did teach Mr. B the alphabet, they fell down on the multiplication tables. Memorizing seems not to be in vogue anymore. I tried to help him memorize them but he's still slow and faltering with them. I suppose use will resolve that. Maybe.

Dick Stanley said...

BTW, like your new Amazon book link in the sidebar. I had one like that for a while. Forget why I don't anymore. But I'm content with my own inside page linked to the top of the home page.

miriam said...

He'll have to learn them himself--I did. Eventually.

I actually find knowing them helpful.

creakypavillion said...

Finally, get to read your book. I feel like I meet my own relatives again, Miriam - I almost said to your "aunts in hats": "Long time no see, ladies!".

miriam said...

Tat: I am pleased that you enjoyed my book.