Thursday, March 26, 2009

High School Memories

Since my dad was in the U.S. Army, we traveled a lot. Being a military brat meant I attended a heck of a lot of schools in my lifetime.

Kubasaki High School (KHS) in Okinawa was my favorite school. I was a junior and senior during my years there. Attending a DOD school was fabulous in my opinion. In addition to excellent classes and teachers, we had awesome opportunities in terms of clubs and activities.

Although I don’t think high schools do such things today, “back in the day” we had sororities at KHS. Membership was by invitation only through some secret kind of voting and selection system which remains a mystery to me today. After you pass that process, you had to endure Hell Week which was exactly that. Hell Week had its secret rites I shan’t share as I’m most excellent with keeping secrets.

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My sorority was Sigma Alpha Gamma, a wonderful group of girls. I made this simple cross-stitch project a great many years ago as a remembrance. The only negative side of Sigma Alpha Gamma was that it was a tad too easy to call it “SAG”, maybe appropriate at my age now but not then.

When cleaning the bookshelves yesterday, I took a small detour into my memories by reading the notes classmates inscribed in my KHS yearbook. One mentioned our home economics class and said I was “a good sewer.” Gosh, I don’t even remember that class, but I do remember the boy I had a crush on during my time at KHS. I guess the heart was much more important to me at the time than sewing projects.


Thimbleanna said...

LOL -- that's pretty funny Junie. I remember my crushes too -- but I also remember the sewing. Clearly, I wasn't serious enough about the heart! And you know Junie - WE can keep your secrets ;-)!

Anonymous said...

June, what wonderful memories you have of that -- even if you don't recall being such a good sewer! What a rich experience you had as a child by being in Japan plus the sorority.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I went to 13 schools total, if you include Kindergarten. My experience was that the on base schools were much better than the public schools. I tend to remember favorite teachers, rather than particular classes, but I do remember not enjoying Home Economics. It was much too structured for me, even though I received good marks. I didn't really take to sewing, until I became an adult.

Love your stories Junie Moon!

Niesz Vintage Home said... memories. :)
We had sororities, too, although I never joined. During initiation the girls had to go all week without make-up, washing their hair and wear the same clothes day after day. I wouldn't have made it. LOL


nicolette said...

You’re a real globe-trotter!
Wonderful memories!

I think the heart is always more important than sewing projects!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What interesting experiences you must have had June, seeing so many places so young! I feel like a small town girl as we hardly went anywhere as a child -- I'm making up for that now as I love to travel.

When I first saw your pretty cross stitch I thought it said "EAT"! Shows you were my mind wanders to all the time :-)

Hugs, Pat

Cmmc97 said...

I'm going to stitch my sorority letters too! Cute Cute. Our creed is actually a pretty good thing to keep in mind through adult-hood, so this will help me to remember to think about it every day.