For some reason today I got thinking about that Burbank Beavers T Shirt. I want one. Of anyone has a picture of those old shirts and/or a logo, please send it to me. I will make T shirts for everyone to buy. How cool would that be? Maybe one of those shirts that are white with blue sleeves and a little v-neck with the blue trim. Am imaging that? I think I really owned a shirt like that.
At bedtime I tell my kids stories about being elementary school. They have been introduced to:
1. Dr Shuh - I told them about how girls weren't allowed to wear shoes that made any noise. Her rule was "If I hear them, you can't wear them." We also weren't allowed to be on the ground at recess. At all. Ever. If you were hot caught being on the ground, or even if they caught you with circumstantial evidence of grass stains on your pants(!), you had to go stand against the wall.
2. Mrs Hausman - I completely remember the "swishing" sounds when she walked. I remember having to go to stand in the principal's office until the snow melted (!) because I threw a snowball. Mrs Hausman was making that swishing sound and I could not stifle my laughter.
3. Huge Tires on the playground- come on, who remembers those things? They were HUGE!
4. Teachers: Mr Scarpitti (1st and 2nd grade), Mrs Stallings (loved her - I think she got pregnant (unrelated to my affection for her), Mrs Farrell, Mrs Royce, Mrs Gardier (she was the BEST - remember the sound effects she'd add to the stories - a door creaking, footsteps, etc).
5. Pink Slips - who remembers those? Amazing - if you did something wrong at recess, the teacher would write you a ticket on a pink piece of paper. If you got three of them, you had to go to detention.
6. Walking home for lunch - I used to walk home for lunch sometimes. How was that possible?
7. The circular sinks with the foot pedals - very cool.
8. "After school behind the fence" - remember that ultimate showdown? If you couldn't resolve your differences, it would escalate a fight (or challenge to fight) "after school behind the fence"
9. Heads down to be excused for lunch - classic Burbank lore right there
10. Old Yeller in the auditorium - ABSOLUTELY - I remember like it was yesterday
11. 5th Grade play - Wheels at Work, anyone? Great stuff.
That's all I can remember for now. I'll email this to a few Burbank friends I keep in touch with. Maybe we'll get some more posts.
Class of 1984 (I think! - High School was 1991)