Poor, Ig’nernt Alabama

Me, ready to graduate from high school!  Woo-hoo!!!
Me, ready to graduate from high school! Woo-hoo!!!
Aunt Joyce, Mom, Aunt Rena.  This may be a 1st day of school picture.
Aunt Joyce, Mom, Aunt Rena. This may be a 1st Day of School picture.















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!

Mom at NASA in Huntsville.  They build rocket engines, here!
Mom at NASA in Huntsville. They build rocket engines, here!
Aunt Rena in her lab coat.
Aunt Rena in her lab coat.
Aunt Joyce---ready to graduate from high school.
Aunt Joyce–ready to graduate from high school.
Mom's 2nd grade class in Winfield.
Mom’s 2nd grade class in Winfield.
Mom receives her master's in early childhood education in the 80's.  Go Mom!
Mom receives her master’s in early childhood education in the 80’s. Go Mom!
Mom with one of her kindergarten graduates.  Their graduation theme must have been "clowns."
Mom with one of her kindergarten graduates. Their graduation theme must have been “clowns.”
First day on campus and totally excited!
First day on campus and totally excited!

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