Pundit Lisa mentioned high-school rings in a tangential way yesterday, noting that these overpriced things are not only still in existence, despite the fact that most parents are aware that they’re ripoffs, but that her daughter’s high school actually had a ceremony for putting them on for the first time.
I was surprised as she apparently is; I not only didn’t get one in 1981 when I graduated, but my two high-school kids, one of whom is a senior, have not mentioned them once, let alone asked to get them.
To me they seem like an archaic 1950s throw-back, where girls wore their boyfriends’ rings wadded with yarn to make them fit, or on a chain around their necks. Or even older, something like being “pinned” to some guy in a 1940s sorority.
Apart from the 'burbs of Cincinnati, does anyone still do this any more? Do any of you have high-school rings and cherish them as dear? I didn’t even get a college ring, and that would be much more meaningful.