Saturday, December 31, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: High School

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...).

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