School

Beauty and the V8

Chick flees Hemi

Hemi was an all-state quarterback and he was crazy about Chick, the coach’s daughter and cute as a peep. Naturally everyone in school thought they were destined to be together.
Everyone but Chick.

Bathroom Fight

Bathroom fight at Central East in Tuscaloosa, AL

Central East, my high school in Tuscaloosa, didn’t have doors on the boys’ room stalls. 
No mirrors either, just wall-mounted panels of metal made from some grudingly-reflective alloy.

Side note: My father-in-law pointed out an article in the Atlantic Monthly that talks about the rebirth of segregation at the school.
Turns out I was there during its golden years. Not a massive surprise; I had some very good teachers.

Latimer and Orphie playing hooky

Latimer and Orfie, not where they’re supposed to be.

It’s such a drag having to hide in the umbra.

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