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Since school is out for the summer (in most places, at least), here’s a school-themed question for the week:
  1. Do you have any old school books? Did you keep yours from college? Old textbooks from garage sales? Old workbooks from classes gone by?
  2. How about your old notes, exams, papers? Do you save them? Or have they long since gone to the great Locker-in-the-sky?

I am not a pack rat. I haven't saved any of that stuff. I went to college in the early 1980s, and studied Computer Science. My text books could probably be in a museum. I do wish I'd saved my World Literature anthology ...

I do have a chest of drawers full of my kids' schoolwork. It started with the truly precious things I wanted to keep and has turned into a junk drawer which just the other day I realized was ready for its annual purge ...


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Jun. 21st, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
It is hard to know what to keep of kids' things. I used to want to keep every little thing, but there's just not enough storage space.

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Jun. 22nd, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
1) I have many of my old schoolbooks, particularly anthologies from American Lit, World Lit, Chaucer and Shakespeare classes. I also have some of the novels I read (or was supposed to read), including my 10th grade copy of "The Scarlet Letter" with my signature and highlights throughout.

2) I have all of my term papers from my undergraduate and graduate school, with the apex being my master's thesis. Everything is saved on disk. I wonder what I'll do with this stuff.

I think I am a quasi-packrat. =)
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