the end of as era

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tonight I went to the retirment party for my high school shop teacher. When the whole country was saying you need to go to collage or you will be a bum he was teaching us real world skills that have given 35 years of local people an alternative to collage. He taught us wood, metal, auto, drafting, plastics, and practical phisics. Its sad because hi replacment isn't half the teacher he was and the program will be dead in a few years
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  2. Inspired

    Inspired LawnSite Senior Member
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    He must have been one cool shop teacher if you still keep in touch with him.
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    When I was graduating high school 20 years ago, I went back to my junior high and gave graduation invites to 3 teachers. Wood shop and metal shop teachers that absolutely rocked!! And a science teacher I hated, but he pushed me to do so much better. Never forgot them.
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Man I made some spelling mistakes I was a little drunk when I wrote that last night. He was a great guy that helped a lot of kids that were not interested in school find a reason not to give up. It was a nice party about 100 of his old students showed up.
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    hiccup..... I went to "collage" and studied "phisics".
     
  6. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was wondering if you had a good time at the party, given your loose fingers you had when you wrote the original.


    I still keep in touch with a few teachers from HS. Good people.
     
  7. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's High School?
     
  8. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    How was your english teacher?
     
  9. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I learned most of what I use in everyday life from my wood and metal shop teachers as well. They were the ones that would lock you in the hall if you showed up late to class and teach other useful lessons about life in general.
     
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    They were ok but when you are 3 sheets to the wind and typing on a black berry with fat fingers it could seem that I was illiterate
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