Thursday, April 14, 2005

Creative Writing Class

From the diary: “September 30, 1981

“At the end of FOODS [class] I got a call slip to go to the principal’s office at the beginning of 2nd period. So I sauntered over there to find out what was going on. At Mr Barret’s office I met several other people: Dylan Bennet, Heidi Langeburg, Shelen Oliver (she’s in my FOODS class), Patricia Michaels (in my Journalism class), Andy Posner, Joe Chavez, and those are all the names I remember. There were four Seniors, two Juniors, two Sophomores, and two Freshman. Why? That’s what I was asking myself.

“’You have been chosen by Pat Talamantes ([Analy Student Body] Prez) to be the Student Advisory Council to the principal,’ said [Principal] Barret. Shockeroo.

“I don’t know why I was picked, but I’m glad I was. Mr Barret went around the semi-circle and asked everyone if he/she had any complaints, suggestions, comments. Dylan wanted better facilities for the soccer players. Heidi wanted smaller classes. I can’t remember what anybody else wanted.

“At first I decided not to say anything. After all, what did I have to say. I want a Creative Writing Class. So did I say it? I sure did. Dylan warmed up to the subject faster than ice cream on black top [I should’ve stopped there] in Kansas at 103 degrees in the shade. Mr Barret mentioned the ‘Poets in Residence’ after school program that will start soon. The discussions lasted all period. We will meet every two weeks.”

No, there’s no book mentioned in this post.

3 comments:

David Lee said...

I can easily picture Dylan warming up to the subject. He was a great guy for getting warmed up to things.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

I wonder if I spelled all the names right.

David Lee said...

You correctly spelled all the names that I remember. The spelling of the name pops into my mind along with the face that belongs to it. Some faces are vaguer and more cartoonlike than others. Chances are if I don't remember the name I don't remember the person at all.