Monday, January 10, 2011

Lennie Battles It Out With Algebra!

Today I'm posting entries for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, January 10, 11, 12. Lennie is dealing with algebra, the dread subject of 95 percent of high school boys. I wonder if his poor grades were due to his dog eating his homework? Lennie had a dog. Yes, he did. But I don't know if he ate homework. He just doesn't look like a homework eating dog to me. What do you think?

Monday, January 10, 1898

Poor algebra.

Received average for month.

Doing better.

Tuesday, January 11, 1898

Poor algebra.

Went to ??? meeting.
Church Christ.
(Since Lennie mentions the church, I'm thinking this was some kind of youth or revival meeting.)

Wednesday, January 12, 1898

Went to ??? meetings. (How could he twice write this word so poorly that I could not decipher it? It looks like "attractive" but I know that simply cannot be.)
Slid down hill.
Dull times.
(Lennie must be getting tired of this sledding business. No fun any more. No fun atall. Or perhaps the rest of the gang decided to go home and play video games, or whatever they did in 1898...pull taffy?)

I'm thinking that Lennie wasn't exactly at the head of his class. Oh, it's not that he wasn't bright. Family stories indicate Lennie was always interested in the latest invention and the latest news. For one thing, Lennie enjoyed photography. Later it was motorcycles. He had a great interest in life itself and thoroughly enjoyed being amongst his friends.

But that algebra. It must have been a trouble spot for Lennie.
Things haven't changed much, have they!


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