Last night our graduating senior boys led the church service and did a wonderful job. It reminded me of when I graduated from high school in rural south Alabama. Such an exciting time!
Graduation time makes me think of the stereotype that we in Alabama endure. Supposedly, we just ain’t that smart an’ we ain’t e-jicated. Apparently, intelligence isn’t indigenous to Alabama.
Well, maybe it’s only the media that perpetuates that myth. It’s about like the time that one of the large news affiliates decided to come check out the schools in our nearby small town, Canterbury.
The news team decided to take some footage of our town square. Instead of filming our nice courthouse and shops, they found an old, burned out building with broken glass to zoom out from. According to Mom, once aired on the national news, both the news report and Canterbury were pretty bleak.
So I’m posting some pictures of our poor, ig’nernt Alabama natives who don’t get adequately e-jicated. Hope you enjoy—some of the pics are from the 1960’s.
Before I go, I also want to give a shout out to graduates everywhere.
I have two mom friends who just received their college degrees, and I am so proud of them!