She had a visitor when I arrived, which is unusual as elderly people who are doing well tend not to visit elderly people who are not (I guess they think getting old is contagious or something)--the former assistant principal and primary disciplinarian of the junior high school where she taught.
The junior high school I attended!
"OMG," I thought, "forty-some years later they've found out who was responsible for the Noodle Incident."
Nah, but that got me to thinking about the various things the group I palled around with did do.
See, way out on the outskirts of town was this apartment complex and in front of this apartment complex was a not-so-good reproduction of Michelangelo's "David" bowdlerized with fig leaf, the very embodiment of "attractive nuisance." Periodically, we found it, uh, necessary to gather all sorts of items and decorate "David"--aprons, skirts, kites, ties, hats, Easter baskets, whatever (it was a small town; we had to generate our own entertainment). Nothing damaging, nothing (truly) obscene, nothing permanent; we liked having a publicly viewable dress-up doll.
Sadly, others did not abide by our Code of Ethics, to wit:
(scan courtesy of JSam)
However, the tradition of decorating "David" did not die out in Waynesboro with the demise of David, Sr. as I discovered on my latest visit:
I cannot tell you how happy this makes me!
Some of the usual suspects in the '70s incidents: