Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Waiting under the arcade for classes to begin, a group of junior high school girls learned something new - a member of the group explained in detail the definition of a "French kiss".  We were shocked and couldn't believe something like that would actually take place - especially not to any of us!  We decided right then and there to forego boys and certainly never travel to Paris, France.

Monday, June 17, 2013


One could always tell when a boy had walked his girl to her class, since the tardy bell would ring and he was caught running down the hall.  Couples wanted to be together as much as possible, and a girl considered herself lucky when her boyfriend of the moment carried her books!

Monday, June 10, 2013


Everyone was surprised when Mother and Daddy moved from DeRidder, to Houston - they had lived in DeRidder longer than any other town.  By then,  I had gone to college and married, and never lived in their home again.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


On James Meredith's much publicized first day of class at Ole Miss, a group of adventuresome students drove from Northeast State in Monroe, LA to Oxford in hopes of witnessing that historic event.  The situation was much more dangerous and explosive than we realized - federal troops had made barricades to prevent entering MS by car.  We happily returned to Monroe, and watched the remaining news of the day on telelvision.