High School Memories (A.K.A. Teacher’s Pets)

Square Piece followers, I’d like to introduce you to a dear friend of mine.

Meet Erika:

(She’s the hot, natural blonde.)  (Oh, yeah.  See that dot on my finger?  That’s responsible for Why I Almost Wasn’t Your Hairstylist.)

When I think of Erika, I think of art, beauty, dance and intelligence.

She participated in most of my favorite high school memories (long before I knew I was a square piece).

I hope you enjoy her telling of those memories today and tomorrow.


Teacher’s Pets

Looking back on our high school years, the educational experience was molded by a fabulous cast of characters. Our classmates were one thing, but the teachers were another! Truly, Hollywood professionals could not write better characters for the next high school flavor-of-the-year sitcom. We had:

-a Social Studies teacher with a profound love of Ken Burns Civil War series and mastery of a Louis Armstrong impersonation (complete with trombone)

-an AP Psychology teacher with webbed toes on one foot and a habit of wearing a garbage bag in the classroom to stay warm in the sub-zero temperatures of forced air conditioning

-a Journalism teacher with a knack for writing backwards and an undying affection for “Bell Ringers” (which Suzy enjoyed manipulating)

– a petite, sharp-tongued English teacher who loved to diagram sentences and frequently commented that “death by stapler is not pretty”

-an Anatomy teacher who created his own “–ism’s” to help guide his young students down the right path in life. My favorite to this day is, “People make time to do the things they want to do.”

Above all of these faculty members, one teacher reigned supreme for her quirky qualities…

To be continued…



  1. March 3, 2012


    what Holly said …..

  2. March 3, 2012

    Fieryism that I remember, “Don’t settle for mediocrity.”

  3. March 4, 2012

    Great photo of us from the sushi restaurant!

  4. March 8, 2012
    Adele Bernard

    I miss you, Erika!!!

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