First day of school: in most places it conjures up images of newly sharpened pencil bouquets, crisp fall leaves and argyle sweaters. Where I live it means dragging yourself from the pool and trying to last six hours in school without slurping a sno-cap. We dug in our heels. We tried to stop the steamroller. But school started anyway.
We have many first-day of school traditions. One of them is the infamous FRONT PORCH PICTURE started by my mom and dad.
First Day of School Aug. 25 1981 (Ms. Fish starts 10th Grade)
First Day of School Aug. 24, 1982 (11th Grade - wearing student body officer uniform!)