Sat, Feb 3, 2007, 2:53pm (EST-2) firstname.lastname@example.org (Dude) doth claimeth:
When I was a kid, I had to walk 5 miles to school and home in the snow!
Uphill both ways. In a light jacket. Wearing shorts. Carrying books.
With holes in my socks. Pulling my two brothers on a sled. Without
runners. One time my tongue stuck to my teeth.
Yeah, right. I've heard probably all of those. Way back until we
moved just before I got in the 7th grade. We lived on a dead-end
street, insid of town limits. Which made me, and the neighbor kids,
ineligible to get bus rides. So we all had a nice half mile one-way
walk to school, starting in fhe first grade (no kindergarten back then)
until we moved. Rain, sun, snow, whatever, we walked both ways.
Nowadays that'd probably be considered cruel and inhumane. Back then no
one thought anything of it. How times have changed. This was in
Michigan, so you know we got snow. When we moved I was on a school bus
route. I thought I was squattin' in tall cotten then.
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will
acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
- Johann Von Schiller