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Old 06-07-2010, 02:59 PM   #11
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We only had it in 7th grade; I remember a few boys taking the clas "to meet girls".
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:34 PM   #12
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even as late as the early 80's, when i was in high school, home ec classes were only for girls. the only boys who took it were close to flunking out and needed an easy grade.

same went for typing class.

i wish now that i had taken both.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:58 AM   #13
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Bucky, that cracked me up. Typing an easy grade? When I was in high school, a junior I think, my typing teacher took me aside to apologize because the barely passing grade I was going to get would bring down my GPA. The teacher? Apologizing to me? Because I have clumsy fingers? Ironically (I'm 55), computers came into the workplace and most computer weenies didn't know how to type at all. So my barely acceptable typing skills from high school (I don't remember what the minimum the civil service exam required, but I had to test twice to pass it) actually made me a living for 20+ years! In one office we had access to the computer (that is to say four or five of us) one hour in the morning, one in the afternoon. My minimal skills put me ahead of all the men I worked with because I actually used all ten fingers!
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