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Cairo Stats - Why aren't we producing geniuses? (Read 24631 times)
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Re: Cairo Stats - Why aren't we producing geniuses?
Reply #75 - Feb 8th, 2009 at 2:01pm
 
I don't think St. Joe ever had a dance that I can think of. They did around the final years of the school. I remember dancing with my son...Sister Bernadine would never allow it.  But we did have some awesome carnivals in the gym...
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Reply #76 - Feb 8th, 2009 at 2:43pm
 
Well, no.  Not in our days there.  But you have to remember at one time St. Joe had a high school, so I'm sure they had dances.  Don't imagine they were forbidden.  The archdiosese closed the high school in the early 50's.  My aunt graduated from there, but her younger brother had to attend CHS.  I'm told he was so mad about St. Joe High closing in his eighth-grade year--that he wrote the Pope!

And being roughly the same age as you Redboy, I remember going to many a Friday night sock hop at St. Raphael's Catholic School in Mounds--before and after it closed as a school.

Come to think about it, St. Joe did have some pretty hot-to-trot young boys in those days.  Maybe Sister Bernadine didn't want to be blamed for anything that might happen at a SJS dance.  (But we just went to Oriac dances instead.  *wink*)

But you're right, those carnivals were awesome.  The ones I attended were held in October, kinda St. Joe's answer to a Halloween party.

The Halloween parades down Elm and over to Washington Avenue put on by Lincoln Grade School were pretty awesome too.
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Re: Cairo Stats - Why aren't we producing geniuses?
Reply #77 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:18am
 
redboy wrote on Feb 8th, 2009 at 1:51pm:
Yes I also like the idea of a sock hop. I will go up  the high school and see if I can build a fire under somebody.


Well,  as usual, my mind kicks in when I wake up of a morning.  Not to be a wet blanket, but it dawns on me we are not considering the fact that in this day and time there are any number of single parent homes in which the father plays absolutely no role or, as was the case for  my children and at least four or five of their friends, the father is deceased.    Maybe something like a wonderful mother/daughter brunch would be even more feasible and also relatively inexpensive to pull off.   What do you think?

Then you could also do something for the boys or maybe find a man who would spearhead an activity for them.
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Reply #78 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:42am
 
That's were your boys & girls clubs would kick in or big brother & sister groups.
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Reply #79 - Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:45pm
 
still_here wrote on Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:42am:
That's were your boys & girls clubs would kick in or big brother & sister groups.  


I agree.  Boys & Girls Clubs are great.  Think the nearest one to Cairo though is in Carbondale.

Mother/Daughter teas or luncheons are neat too.  When I taught special ed junior high school level, the students would raise money by doing laundry for single teachers (our classroom was equipped with a w/d and iron/board.)  One dollar a load.  The money they raised would then be used to purchase the supplies for a real nice Mother's Day tea.  Since our classroom had a kitchen, the students prepared all the food ( made finger sandwiches, baked cookies & cupcakes, mixed up the punch, and brewed the coffee and tea).  One of the other teachers brought in her silver tea set and lace table cloth, and the students set out the table, including flowers.  It was so nice and so special for all involved.

Oh yeah.  And each student presented his/her mother or significant other (grandmother, aunt, etc.) with a corsage.

I remember one student (a boy named Willie)...and here I get emotional... who didn't have anyone coming to the tea as his guest. So the female principal came down to our classroom as his special guest.  Willie met her at the door and pinned a corsage on her, like all the other students did for their guests, and then escorted her to the table and served her food and drink.

The kindness shown to those students--and by those students--was heartwarming.  It gave me hope that the world could be a better place if we all just took time to get along with each other, whatever our differences.
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