Wednesday, August 09, 2017

I'm So Old (How Old Am I)?

I thought I recognized her name.

One of our new teachers at school, her name sounded familiar.  I didn't recognize her face, though.  At all.

Today I was refreshing some returning teachers, and teaching new teachers, how to set up the online attendance and grading system our district uses.  This lady was among the teachers new to our district.  I don't remember what prompted her comment, but she mentioned that she had been one of my students in perhaps her sophomore year.  I think she graduated 9 years ago.

I've had a former student say that he became a math teacher because of me.  I don't know if the reason is true or not, but it was a kind thing to say.  We've had one or two teachers at our school that were students during my time there, but not my students.  This is the first time a former student has become my colleague.

Trivia question: from what 70s game show does the "spirit" of the title of this post come from?  And who was the host of that show?


Steve USMA '85 said...

Match Game hosted by Gene Rayburn? Hope I'm right because I can see Gene saying that first line over and over in my mind. Loved his repartee with Richard Dawson, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Betty White to name a few.

Mike Thiac said...

I was the Field Training Officer for a now former officer. She went into real estate, her husband stayed on the force. On the first day, I was asking some simple question (where you from, etc) and I had to ask her, "when were you born?"

"August 1988..."

I was sobered when I answered, "I was an Army lieutenant in Korea when you were born..."

Darren said...

And don't forget Fannie Flagg!