Our precious moment may have been the time spent at the baseball game with my dad, the three of us. It may also have been my best chance to meet some old classmates who did not bother with the other events at which I appeared. What we will do for baseball and love.
At any rate, I did have one other good moment: when looking at old newspaper clippings at the alumni house, Sid pointed out a box score that showed that I went 2 for 2 at the plate in one baseball game from my senior year. I also pointed out that I went 0 for 3 on my 18th birthday, against city rival and the school and teammates I left two years earlier, Tech High School. I guess it helps to have kids along to point out the important stuff. Here is Sid’s contribution.
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|Sidney Carlson White|
The brunch social in the school cafeteria the next day fell to similar causes as the picnic, this time around maybe a dozen in attendance, about a third of them were high school staff. The food tasted terrible, like cafeteria food. The day before involved a golf social and an event at a local bar, both of which neither of us attended, but were most likely attended by more people than the events we visited Cathedral itself probably expected a bigger turnout (we all did), but they got what they got.
I survived the event, but you could say I didn’t enjoy it very much. Nobody was there, and there was absolutely nothing for a twelve-year-old to do. When I think hard enough, no one really seems to cater to us. Inflatable castle or tour of a high school I hadn’t even heard of until a few weeks ago. What a selection! It was a weekend of rain-outs, both literally and figuratively.
–Sidney Carlson White
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