Can You Remember?

May 8, 2013
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How many of you remember going to practice in high school with your clothes and shoes in a white cloth bag or pillow case? If you were “rich”, you might have had a crude gym bag. Most kids’ practice gear included a plain white T-shirt. We did not get those fancy practice outfits you have today. Shirts and skins was the “go” word in boys’ practice, not blue or white. I carried my baseball bat to practice with my glove hanging by its strap to the bat and the shoes hanging on top of the glove. I now see T-ball kids with fancy bat cases and gym bags that would have carried all my sporting gear for a year inside of it. Today it is backpacks and expensive grips that house the equipment. Can you imagine Michael Jordan or LeBron James walking into the gym with their white bag hanging over their shoulder? When I ran track, I had one pair of black shoes which I used for running and high jumping. Now kids have a pair of shoes for every occasion including practice and for meets and for every event. At a track meet today, I will guarantee that you will see every color of the rainbow in shows and at least 20 different styles. I am not saying there is anything wrong with this. We know that the average households monetary value has risen year after year and most can afford this. I would be lying if I said we were just as good as or better than these modern athletes, because I see what they can do every day and I enjoy it. It is nice to look back, however, and remember what used to be.

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Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
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Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium
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Stayin’ Alive National Night Out @ Cedar Grove Fire Department
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10:00 am Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Oldenburg Academy Huge Book Sale @ OA gymnasium
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oldenburg Academy is having a huge book sale. A bag of books (as many as you can fit) for $1. All types of books are available, including some vintage hardback books from long ago. Dates:  Tuesday 8/4 and Wednesday 8/5. Times: 10 am- 4 pm both days Where:  OA gymnasium

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