52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: High School
High school was a unique situation for me. Pretty much after my freshman year, I was only there for classes. I was a good student, but few of my friends went to school and so I was there to learn and then left. My usual schedule was to get done with school around 3pm. I’d then go to work at Lockheed from 3-6. At 6, I’d head to a friend’s and they’d feed me before we would head to our hangout in downtown Palo Alto. My home was miles from there, which is why I didn’t spend much time at home.
We would “hang out” with a big crowd of punk rock kids and at some point, head to Lyon’s (a 24-hour Denny’s-like restaurant) where I’d do my homework and write my papers. I’d head to a friend’s house to sleep at about 3 or 4am and get a couple hours in before school started.
So high school was really a place of learning. I got a good education there, but I didn’t do all the sports/cheerleading/games, etc that most kids do. No prom for me! Although I did graduate early and got straight As (except for that stupid physics class...).