Some years ago I attended the retirment party of a man who had been my sixth grade teacher. Of all the teachers and instuctors I’d had, our would have after, he was my favorite. It had been his first year of teaching too, and when he married the summer after he invited the class to his wedding.
I had brought with me a picture of our class(1966-1967). I showed it to a young girl who was at that time in the sixth grade, as I had been. She looked at it and remarked “You’re all(the girls) wearing dresses!”
I explained that it had been a requirement, and we could only wear pants on gym day; “Oh, I’d just die!” she exclaimed. “No you wouldn’t” I replied.
This kind of dress code wouldn’t fly now, it’s a thing of the past.
My grandmother, in 1926, was a teacher in a one room school. She and my grandfather wanted to get married, but if she did she’d have to quit her job. So they married in secret, and snuck around til the end of the school year. Obviously, having to quit like that would not happen now.
What other situations can you think of that are one with the snows of yesteryear?