Things I learned in High School

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When I think back on the things I learned

I wonder what fragment remains after sixty years

Math and Literature History and Civics

all are fading fast, but there is one skill

I use every day, creating this blog for you…

Typing skills remain

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d’Verse prompt for Quadrille Monday… type… or a form of the word.

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69 thoughts on “Things I learned in High School

  1. I had typing in school, and I will admit I had no idea how useful it would eventually turn out to be. I have to agree that of all the things I had to learn in school, this probably has been the one that stands out as the most relevant at this point, and has stood the test of time.

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      • Yes, you had to push very hard to push the keys into the paper and into the purple goo on the second page. They put it into a hand cranked duplicating machine and hope you had enough ink on the back for two sets of papers. The fluid used what very strong and cold to the touch! Later we got electric ones that ran themselves. Copy machines were a god-send!

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      • Sounds like loads of work! Teaching already is without that. That is a fresh perspective. Copy machines are helpful as long as they are not jammed or broken, which seemed to be the case most days. Best to plan ahead. I would order large copy jobs to be done through our district office… saved me some time. ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Now it’s called keyboarding skills and kids either learn it in elementary school or on their own. I’ve seen some amazing displays of “hunt and peck” technique. I can type 70 words a minute but I still text with one finger!

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  3. Ha! I can’t tell you all the looks and razzing I got for taking typing in high school as a guy. But Lord, I’m sure glad I did – even more so after computers came along. I got up to 50 wpm. Yeah! ๐Ÿ˜โœจ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

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    • Thank you, Mish, for your kind words. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would become a writer. It is all the wonderful people like you and others on the blog who inspire me and keep me going. I am now into my seventh year of regular daily blogging. Thank you again.

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