The fire drill itself reminds me of a unique drill I experienced long ago when I was in elementary school and times were much different than today. I thought I'd share it in this Blog to demonstrate how times have changed.
It was early in the school year of 1962. The leaves were only beginning to hint at autumn. We could still pretend to be Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays and play ball after school wearing tee shirts without shivering. Things were starting to settle in as we became accustomed to third grade. During breaks in the game, some of us had shared plans for what we might wear on Halloween. There wasn’t much for us kids to worry about as we each hung our baseball gloves on our high rise handlebars and hopped on the banana seats of our bikes to race off for home and dinner– except the unusual drill we had that morning.
We have gone from the bomb drills of my youth to the lock-down drills of today, from crack being a jagged break in the sidewalk to crack being a dangerous illegal drug, from aides supporting instruction to AIDS being a deadly disease threatening millions across the globe.
Times surely have changed...