Sometimes it is fun to walk down memory lane. It is interesting to look back and to realize how certain situations or people helped form you into the person you are today. I found a box filled with old school pictures recently, and enjoyed time reminiscing about youthful days. In this picture are the girls from my eighth grade class. We are with our home ec teacher, Mrs. K, who taught us homemaking skills every Friday, and Physical Education on Monday through Thursday. On this day we made salads, and my group made spring pea salad on lettuce leaves. I think the other group made cottage cheese filling in tomato cups. I don't remember the three-tiered tray, but there must have been quick breads or crackers on each level. It's interesting for me to observe the little things. Our shoes, for example, which were usually always black and with a clunky heel. Or the fact that those nylons were probably not pantyhose! We always wore dresses to school, since pantsuits didn't become fashionable, nor allowed, until 9th grade. Either long, straight hair or a puffy bouffant were the fashion of the day. At this age we were very influenced by Coed magazine and we read it faithfully each month. We could order a subscription through our home ec teacher and it would be delivered to us in class. When the bulk order arrived at school, our home ec teacher would give them to us and dedicate a class period to reading them. So many memories. I know how Mrs. K and this class influenced my life. I wonder how it influenced the others in my class. That would be fun to know!