I love Billy Crystal’s sense of humor. His impression of Ricardo Montalbán used to make me laugh really hard. These two pictures are ones that we put together of me sitting in my hideaway being Billy being Ricardo.
Yes we had that kind of time.
No it wasn’t for anything specific. The hand writing is that of Bob Degrof a good friend and fellow teacher at the time. Bob and I used to watch Cubs games in the late afternoon. We did stuff like this back then it was our idea of fun. This was around the time of the Miami Slice Halloween party and some other fun events we did.
That is me in my hideaway. I don’t know why back then I insisted on longer hair. I don’t wear long hair and haven’t in many years but there was a time in my 20’s when longer hair was the way for me.
You would figure after the great Colorado debacle (the man preparing the horses asking my father if all three of his daughters wanted to ride the horses. My father only had two daughters and one son) I would have had short hair. But it went long for a time after high school and before I got serious about being a teacher.
I think this was one of the offices at BDLC. BDLC was the first school I taught at many years ago. I don’t think they knew what I was about the entire time I was there. I believe in order to educate girls and boys you have to treat them the same. You have to expect them to play quietly at times and at times you have to get outside and play sports. If someone isn’t good at sports at least they have a chance to try.
The other thing I did that the director and assistant director never understood was I tried to do fun things that made our school seem like a better place to be.
Indianapolis is famous for the 500 mile auto race held every May. In Bloomington the University sponsors the famous Bicycle race (Breaking Away) every year called the Little 500.
There is also a tri-cycle race that is part of the Little 500 festivities. So I created the big wheel race for the kids called “The really Little 500.” we had a blast! There are many more pictures of the event that I will share at some point. But it got us into the newspaper. We also raised money for the Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.
Oh yeah and we had a blast!