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   Posted 7/31/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Saturday to all~~~ smilewinkgrin

Most of us likely went to high school somewhere back a few, or a LOT, of years ago... shocked Did you like high school? Did you enjoy the classes, activities, people/friends, or even your particular high school.

I need to abandon the computer right now so I will let all of you go first. Then I will post later in the day on Saturday and see just how much everyone absolutely LOVED their high school years. tongue smhair shocked shocked devil cool

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   Posted 8/1/2009 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I did like high school while I was there, but I goofed around a lot...and now when I look back I kind of wish that I would have been more into learning. But, I did a lot of physical things like skiing and camping--which I LOVED and can't do anymore. So, I guess I do look back at it fondly.

White Beard
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   Posted 8/1/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   

How appropriate I have my 40th class reunion next week!! High school was fun, but I really didn't get good grades in it! For one thing I did not believe in home work! If I did not get my work done while at school, well I wasn't going to do it at home, so it just didn't get done! My grades suffered for that attitude terribly! I did not have a great home life, I mean it wasn't all that bad, but there was no incentive to learn or study or anything. All I wanted to do was go in the Air Force after I graduated from High School, I wanted to get away from home and from my fathers influence, and the war in Nam was going on and I didn't want to be drafted, so the Air Force seemed safest so I enlisted right after I graduated!

Anyway with my children I always stressed that they study and take the hard classes and do the very best they could. But I always made sure to stress that they should not do it for me, nor for their mother,  or for anybody else!!, But they should do it,  for themselves, and for their own future! I made sure they knew that, and how important an education was for them,  and only them! I think it worked both my girls went to very good private colleges and got their BA's my oldest has a Masters! They both had very good scholarships and did extremely well in college! I take great pride in them doing that!

For me I graduated from highschool (barely) my senior year I  had to take a night school class just to get the 1/2 credit I needed to graduate! I was very immature back then! But after 20 some years in the service, I had time to grow-up and mature, I went back to school, I got my AS in Nursing,  I took more and more classes and I am just a tad short of have enough for my BA! I should go back and get it, but I tried a few years ago to go back to school, but I just can't sit , long enough in the seats to make through a full class session! I ended up dropping the classes! At least with art classes I did not have to sit in a seat for long periods of time. But I can't even do them anymore because of my arms and hands!

Anyway I guess I am getting of track and rambling ( if you know me, you know full well that I do that,..... seemingly all the time! blush ) I am going back to bed my meds are kicking in!

Good Night, ore Good Morning or Good something or other!

White Beard

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   Posted 8/1/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't care for high school.  I just wasn't into it.  I was with my boyfriend (now husband) at the time and he was all I cared about.  Oh, I got all A's in school, but as for anything else, it just wasn't for me.  Actually, for me was my junior high school days.  We had a lot of fun there and the characters were all great.  Unfortunately, half the school ended up going to a different high school, so a lot of my friends were lost.
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   Posted 8/1/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
skull  hated highschool skull
Freshmen year was the best all my friends were in highschool when I was in middle school.  So walking in as an underclassmen wasn't bad.  I went to all the proms with "friends".  I had the same boyfriend ALL of the years there.
But I didn't fit in.  My boyfriend was a football jock and I really wasn't a cheerleader  smhair    My clothes consisted of Levi's, tank tops, open flannel shirts and cowboy boots.  I had more male friends then female.  I just couldnt handle listening to the girls.  To this day I will see other women in groups and they will be snickering and laughing about someone so I still call them "Mean Girls".  My mother always told me it was that I was too pretty.  Ya right... thats funny.  Shes probably right but I don't want to sound vain. nono
I was in a family life similar to Whitebeard.  I didn't want to be home but I grew up faster than most.  I would always look at the way some of my classmates viewed things and just shake my head and walk off.  My grades sucked.  To this day don't remember doing much school work.  I was always busy working, dating my boyfriend and working on my 65 mustang.  I remember failing grammer 3x.  But setting the grading scale in English Lit. and Composition.  I remember going to all the beer keggers but didn't drink just drove my male friends home.  I was aggressively concerned with safety.  Not a one of my friends EVER drove under the influience.  I DID solber.
I didnt graduate for of life at hom,e I had to move many many miles away to live in foster care.  I lost all my friends and a 3 1/2 yr boyfriend over all the family stress. Don't worry after I turned 18 I got my GED and took my pre entry exam for college and passed with flying colors.  I guess I learned something while I was in highschool.
Highschool taught me that viewing life through the eyes of a teenager can be decieving.  But thats ok, for now I think back to the immature kids who thought they had the world in their hands and I'm happy they had a part of their life were the realities didn't hurt so much for them.

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Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I only got through 9th grade (had a baby); however, I got my GED 2 years before I would have graduated high school. I don't have many regrets in my life, mainly because they are a waste of time and we can't change anything anyway, but I do wish I had completed high school. I would liked to have experienced prom, Homecoming, football games, friendships, dating - that kind of stuff. Oh well. I'm in college now (25+ years later!) and enjoying it (most of the time).
BTW, hi everyone!

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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Splashdancer......
HealingWell forums are like a family.  We all will be here for any support you need, just ask a question or just vent and everyone will coming running to you...
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I hated high school. It was horrible. Whoever said that it is supposed to be one of the best times of your life is just WRONG! It didn't help that my school was tiny, and that most of us had been together for years, so we knew "everything about everyone," which made the school very cliquey. My high school (and middle school) was regional; it encompassed 3 1/2 towns, with about 20/110 students in my class from my town (my graduating class was the largest in the history of the school). Those 20 I had been with since kindergarden, and most of the rest since middle school. I was not one of the "kool kids." I was incredibly nerdy & athletic & that was about all I cared about. I graduated salutatorian & was SO HAPPY to be FINISHED with high school. College is 1000X better, although it has its downfalls as well, & I haven't exactly had a normal college life/experience because of my CP.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/1/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you like high school?
   Dear Chutz,
     Normally I avoid the daily topics to do with the time frame in question. But I am going to get brave so here goes!
   "High School" was very nice. The little room was filled with about a dozen or so other students.  The woman presiding over the "High School" was a beautiful older woman. Sometime around 9:30am she locked the door and testing began. We were released sometime around 2pm or so I think.....
    My next day of "High School" only about 6 of the students from the previous day were there. Again the beautiful woman locked the doors and testing began. That day we were released as soon as we were done. about 12 or so... humm.
    For the next month I went on continuing to work. and to sign my name repeatedly... knowing all the while that .....
*flash back to 2 week prior* The instructor for the "class" the other employees and I took.... was very clear "Though you have passed the class, it is not valid without a High School Diploma."
      So there I am working, anxious for a month, wondering if I had passed "high school". Apparently the gradeing of these tests are "special" as they are shipped to a whole differant state just to be graded.
      So yes. I did like "high school" though it was very quiet and noone seemed to want to be social.  smilewinkgrin   My loan processing class was much more fun smilewinkgrin
Okay! Brave moment is over!
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood

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