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YES! I loved shop class! I’m a woman, but I loved shop. I enjoyed home ec too. It was just fun making stuff at school. They had us do some pretty stupid recipes, frankly, but the sewing lessons were useful. I still use the decorative pillow I made in 7th grade over 30 years ago. And I still use the cheese board I made in shop class the same year.
Yep. And this guy (whose name escapes me, unfortunately) brought it to the community here, reconnecting an entire generation to their roots while simultaneously making them proud of where they were growing up here in Minnesota. It’s brilliant.
I definitely agree with you there! Electives are what made me look forward to school!
She played the field, was careless with the ring, and now is working at establishing a fall guy so it doesn’t come back to bite her in the butt.
Y’know, I wonder if Baldo will merge his interests and paint cars…..
In the West Side of St Paul (which, counterintuitively, is to the south — it’s on the river’s west bank, though), there’s a vibrant Hispanic community. About forty/fifty years ago, the community was suffering serious gang violence. Teens saw no future, and would join the gangs for a sense of belonging and for protection from other gangs. Then a guy (a priest, I think) decided to do something about it, and collaborated with an artist. He would get teens, especially ones at risk of getting caught up into graffiti and other trouble, and hook them up with the artist and commission them to do these murals depicting traditional Mexican scenes on the sides of local businesses. Not only did it give them somethign to do, but it made them feel protective of the businesses they’d decorated. It grew into a whole thing. Today, the area is no longer rundown and violent; it’s vibrant and absolutely covered with art.
Wait until they learn what the actual boycott is going to involve. :-)
They may not be interested in it, but they should at least be exposed to it long enough to learn its application. It does come in handy when you’re buying materials for a home improvement or landscaping project. Of all the stuff they taught us in math class, I definitely found geometry the most useful later on in life.
I have a feeling Hammie would find an axe somehow.
That explains why there are more people there now than there were before; because people are leaving.