Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Never Saw It Coming

See that boy in the middle? That's my dad back in the early 1950's. If you would've told him that he would grow up to be a teacher, it probably wouldn't have surprised him. If you told him back then that he would spend over 30 years teaching high school, I'm sure he would have been impressed. If you told him that upon retirement, he would drive the bus for that same school, he would've nodded his head. No shock there.

But if you would've told his 1952 self that not only would he drive 75 kids on a field trip to watch a movie about a vampire, but also have to sit through that movie with lovesick teenagers oooohing and ahhhhing and sighing every couple of minutes, he would've told you that you're crazy. Nope. No way. Never gonna happen.

Except it did. Last week.

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20 comments:

  1. Ahhh, a lesson in "never say never." I have eaten those words so many times! Now I NEVER say never. :)

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  2. Great post! I love seeing old photos like that! My dad was a teacher for over 30 years, too!

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  3. Ha! that is too funny!! You never know...

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  4. wow, good for him!!! My sister is a high school teacher and she always has funny stories after their field trips...I could never!!

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  5. Right, you never know!

    You've been tagged in the Photo Tag Game on my blog: Diana's Daily Ramblings It's an easy & painless game of tag!

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  6. Ali that's great! C's dad retired from teaching several years ago and is about to retire from driving his school bus that he has driven for 30 some years. Great post!

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  7. your dad reminds me a lot of myself except that very last thing you mentioned...i will not I REPEAT WILL NOT sit through that movie, i would rather put my head in the toliet...i even read the damned books, but i will not go to the movie...my daughter went down and bought 26 tickets, went with her girl friends a n d paid their way now again with her sister and mom, and again with her sister in law and then again, and each time asked if i wanted to go. and yews i wiil tewaxch adn drive bus and all those other things your dad did but no not THE OTHER

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  8. Awww, you are a wondwrful story teller, this was so precious!!! you didnt say wheather or not he enjoyed spending time w/ edward tho! ;) LA

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  9. What a sweet sweet post! That is so funny too! I bet your dad is an awesome guy!

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  10. No way! A field trip to see Twilight???? How cool is that?

    I love old pictures!

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  11. That seems like an odd field trip!? So did he enjoy the movie? ;)

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  12. Me and someone else at work were just talking about how crazy it is nowadays that kids go on field trips to the movies.

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  13. Ahaha!! That is funny!! You're are probably right about that, Ali!!! LOL

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  14. never say never has always been my motto, I learned the hard way

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  15. Great post! I love it. Never say never.

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  16. you never know where life will take you.

    loved this post.

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  17. I totally see the resemblance!!!

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  18. awww he sounds like a wonderful father/man.

    And Yay for Twilight lol

    Hugs

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