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Memory: Idiot Test
Date:
Fall of 1997
Location:
Missouri
City and Locale:
Idaho
Memory Category:
Learning Experience
Memory of:
sweet mom100
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I was a freshman in college and very worried about my grades because my parents were paying my tuition and told me if I didn't do well I would have to pay the tuition myself. I really wanted them to know I took this expensive education seriouly.
I had a really cool english teacher who was pretty casual about things. He was getting ready to test us on grammer principles and things relating to that. He went over the review and kept telling the class we didn't need to study because the information was so basic that 1st grades could wing it.
When I got home I went over the materials and burst into tears because it looked so difficult to me. I thought about what an idiot I was that 1st grade material look extremely hard. I was so scared about looking completely stupid in clas,s so I studied for 3 days, staying up until the wee hours memorizing the info. My friends all talked about how relieved they were to have one less thing to study for thanks to our wonderful english teacher. I didn't say a thing.
Well, testing day arrived and I felt confident I had finally mastered first grade grammer that somehow I missed way back in first grade. I wizzed through the test and was so relieved that no one would find out what a dumb blonde I really was.
The following day the results were in! Much to my shock I was the ONLY person to even pass the test! I got 100% while eveyone else failed. The teacher thought I was brillant. He couldn' understand why no one else passed. Maybe because he told us not to study? Anyway, I learned it never hurts to study even basic things in life.

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UserName: sweet mom100
Name:Michele

Hometown:
Kuna, ID

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Memory: Good Music
Date:
Winter of 2003
Location:
Houghton
City and Locale:
Houghton Michigan
Memory Category:
Learning Experience
Memory of:
CircusKlown
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Frank Mantooth was a genius of the 20th century that most people never even knew of. People remember a Miles Davis, or a John Coltrane, or a Charlie Parker... but "people" don't remember a Frank Mantooth; and that, I assure you, is a very sad thing.

I was very fortunate, my time spent in the MTU Jazz band (despite it being a tech university) allowed me to meet/play with some amazing heroes of mine in Jazz. Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Wynton and Branford Marsalis. However, in february of 2003 I played with a name I had never heard before.

The Frank Mantooth quartet with guest Byron Stripling (one of the jazz masters of michigan) rolled in to town; and unlike some of the other performers we'd host, they immediately wanted to go out and hit the bar and hang with the band. We raided The Library (one of our favorite local pubs) and took it over for a good 4 hours. I feel bad for not remembering the drummers name, but Frank and Kim Park (the saxophone player) were a . . . Read More..
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UserName: CircusKlown
Name:Sam

Hometown:
Waterford, MI

Memories:2

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Add Comment View CommentsNo Media Uploaded... Posted On: September 29, 2006 - 02:19 PM

Answering Interview Question:
What kinds of things have you learned from your most memorable teachers?

Location:
Marysville, Michigan
City and Locale:
Armada Michigan
Memory Category:
Learning Experience
Memory of:
Bjorn Freeh
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From (People Who I look up To)
Original Memory Interview Question

What kinds of things have you learned from your most memorable teachers?


His Response:

English and, of course, Cobol. Those kinds of things.

In high school, Mr. MacDonald (Uncle Mac) was my favorite teacher. I took every English class he taught. He told terrible puns ("I shutter to think about the things that camera has seen" -- like I said, terrible). But he proved you can be a goof and still get respect.

In college, I ran out of money before I got my degree. I had a gazillion credits, just not the right credits. I was three classes short of a bachelor's degree. A few years after I left CMU, a prof called me (through my in-laws through my wife to me) and said I needed to finish the program.

Imagine that... a professor who cared about a former student. I'm not sure what that's taught me, but I suppose it has something to do with staying in touch and helping others achieve some goals.

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UserName: Bjorn Freeh
Name:Paul

Hometown:
Armada, MI

Memories:45

Rank:
"Memory Maniac"

Add CommentNo Comments...No Media Uploaded... Posted On: September 27, 2007 - 09:10 AM

Answering Interview Question:
Did anyone break your heart when you were going through middle school?

Location:
City and Locale:
waterford Michigan
Memory Category:
Learning Experience
Memory of:
julieblood
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From (Middle School Confusion)
Original Memory Interview Question

Did anyone break your heart when you were going through middle school?


Her Response:

There were no major heartbreaks then! The only time I was ever really confused was with Chris Wisnewski and that was b/c I liked him so much but I fought with it and nothing ever came of it.

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UserName: julieblood
Name:Julie

Hometown:
waterford, MI

Memories:134

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Add CommentNo Comments...No Media Uploaded... Posted On: July 15, 2007 - 08:32 PM

Answering Interview Question:
How do you think your life growing up was different than what goes on today in a child's life?

Location:
City and Locale:
Toronto Canada
Memory Category:
Learning Experience
Memory of:
timco35
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From (Early Life)
Original Memory Interview Question

How do you think your life growing up was different than what goes on today in a child's life?


His Response:

Children today are 'spoiled brats' direct quote from my Mother.

Well I would say this much, there are some kids who have been given everything and had to earn nothing and that is why they do not like it when they find out to make a living as an Adult they have to actually work. As a child I was given a small allowance from my Dad but as I got older I had to do chores or I didn't get the allowance at all. As I got older I started working part time after school to make extra money to help out the family as my father had lost his job and we were not poor but we were struggling to keep the bills paid monthly. Every time I was given my allowance I was told I had to give back some to my favorite charity and some to the church poor box ans some I had to save then the rest I could spend. Kids today do not get that same sense of responsibility as we did because they are given too many options for everything it is a 'Multiple Choice' life for them we were given less choices.

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UserName: timco35
Name:Tim

Hometown:
Toronto, CAN

Memories:19

Rank:
"Story Teller"

Add CommentNo Comments...No Media Uploaded... Posted On: May 31, 2008 - 04:52 PM


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