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.
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!
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.