First Day of School

September 1st, 2014 at 10:46 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Bill in kindergarten   This was my kindergarten picture from 1956 (had that TV-smile going even back then).  I remember we started the third Monday of September.  We went a half day on Christmas Eve. and had a week off between Christmas and New Years.  For the most part, no interstate highway system back then (Ike was working on that), so people didn’t race to Florida and back.  There was no “winter break” outside of Christmas to New Years.  The school never closed for a winter storm.  Whoever made it to school got a day of part-school and part-fun, like watching a National Geographic film about African animals  in the gym.  I remember skating to school one day after an ice storm with my shoes in my Scout backpack.  I remember, fountain pens, Venus Paradise colored pencils and Elmer’s glue.  Lunch was 35 cents in the cafeteria and milk was 6 cents.

The first day of school for many is today (Tue.) and the weather should be pleasant (slight chance of a sprinkle or very light shower early from Muskegon Co. to Saginaw Co. southward), a bit less humid.  Wednesday should also be a nice day with partly-mostly sunny skies.  The warmer, more humid air will be back on Thursday, giving us a chance of a t-storm.  A stronger cold front will then usher in cooler weather for Friday PM and the weekend, with daytime temperatures back to the low 70s.

Happy Birthday to Daughter #3!

16 Responses to “First Day of School”

  1. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    Ahhh let the rat race begin! Going to be interesting juggling 3 kids everywhere this year.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Our kids school’s definition of parent drop off/pick up is beyond confusing this year. Gonna take some getting used to.

  2. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

    I started kindergarten that year too. Things sure were different then.

  3. Jack says:

    Nice Picture BILLY STEFFEN !! LOL….. Thanks, for Sharing your Old Memories in such a Elequont Way ! Here is Old Memory of KINDERGARDEN !!!! ROLL ::: Bill Cosby – Kindergarden – YouTube
    ► 8:13► 8:13
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of2ma3DNZys. CLASSIC aye BILL ? Stay CueDD …. ;-)

    1. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

      This is really good. I have always enjoyed Bill Cosby. Thanks.

      1. Jack says:

        Welcome ..He is One of My Favorites as WELL. ;-)

  4. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    Where is the Stache ? :}

  5. Jack says:

    Hope this Link Works :: Watch Iceland’s Amazing Volcanic Eruption Live Here Right Now.

    1. Jack says:

      Sorry Didn’t Work… :-(

  6. Jack says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY To DAUGHTER # 3. !!!! :-)

  7. Paul says:

    Bill, if you’re like my Dad, you “walked uphill both ways!!!” Just kidding and neat story about no snow days!

  8. INDY says:

    Bill is the best!! Still a kid at heart with a stache!! INDYY!!

    1. Jack says:

      Yeaaaaaaa…… Stay CueDD…..

  9. Irish coffee says:

    Happy fall INDY/Jack, all! 1′st snow can;’t be too far on the horizon now can it? ;) I’m liking chances of abv avg snfl w/ near> below avg temps. given solar, PDO,&ENSO …phases; time for me to start shopping for a new sled-
    ~ Irish

    1. Jack says:

      WASUP…IRISH !! Winter Time is a Great Time for Consuming ” Irish Coffee” !!!! Warms ya Right UP!! Stay CUEDD…OLE FRIEND!!!!

  10. INDY says:

    Irish what up!! Bring on the snow!! INDYY!!

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