Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Way Back When-sday



Let me introduce you to one of the pairs of pants that earned me the fourth-grade nickname of Chubby Checkers. These are the red and white ones. Hard to miss, aren't they?

Anyway, this is a picture of my best friend David Isner and me on a school field trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N.C. I can't remember the name of the dweeb butting into the shot and waving like a geek. But who am I to talk about geeks. Look at that camera pack on my belt.

This is the year our parents sent us to Bethel Christian Academy, a private school in Kinston, N.C., because they didn't like the fourth-grade teacher we were going to have at our public school in Grifton, N.C. The experience turned me off of private schools, especially religious-oriented private schools -- but we managed to survive.

2 comments:

Kim and Victoria said...

Gosh Jeffrey.....don't tell me you don't still wear pants just like those???? ha ha. They were great looking....back then!

Esteban said...

Oh my god! You're wearing pants similar to what my parents made me wear -- except mine had some green and orange checkers on them too. I thought they were cool until I got to school and became the butt of every joke.