Flashback to the 1978-79 school year. The place? Marshalltown (Iowa) High School.
There I am, part of a high school newspaper staff. “Pebbles.” (Sounds like the Flintstones published the paper!)
A swirl of names flash before me. Bonnie Klaas. Teresa Mulvihill. Jana Manz. Beth Squiers. Mary Pappas. Beth Smith. I’m the one without the fashionable hairdo.
On this Thanksgiving day, I’m grateful for the surprise kindness from an inspiring educator.
Most of all, I appreciate the reminder a vintage photo brings.
Without the Internet, without computers, without electric typewriters, people wrote. They published. They shared stories. I was there. I remember. It was possible then. It’s possible now.