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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:46 PM

About the Pledge of Allegiance

A local city council decided to not include the pledge in opening its meetings. Which, of course, Whiny Donny had to stick his neck and complain.

But what I like is a letter published today in the StarTribune:

In 1966 I was a temporary fourth grade teacher in Savannah, Ga., before being reassigned to teach in a high school. At that time, elementary students in Georgia were required to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag each morning before class. I wondered what my students thought of the pledge and what they were saying, so I had them write down the words as they heard them. Understandably the words “allegiance,” “indivisible” and “republic” were spelled creatively but the most creative interpretation of the pledge was a boy who wrote “I lead the pigeons to the flag of the United States of American.”

http://www.startribune.com/readers-write-patriotism-and-the-pledge-of-allegiance/512553682/


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question everything Jul 11 OP
tblue37 Jul 11 #1
MineralMan Jul 12 #6
BigmanPigman Jul 11 #2
TlalocW Jul 12 #3
LibDemAlways Jul 12 #4
question everything Jul 12 #5
GoCubsGo Jul 12 #7
question everything Jul 12 #8

Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. That reminds me of "Round John Virgin" in a kid's version of "Silent Night" presented

on Johnny Carson's Tonight show. The little boy drew a blue circle on his paper illustrating a Christmas Carol and told his puzzled teacher that was "Round John Virgin."

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:45 AM

6. I originally thought it was "Round Young Virgin"

I was too young to know that couldn't be right.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:31 PM

2. Teaching First Graders was pretty funny sometimes.

Their writing was always a chore to decipher (I became good at decoding after a few years) but I was often rewarded with a few giggles.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:06 AM

3. Until 2nd or 3rd grade

I thought we were invisible under God for some reason.

TlalocW

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:28 AM

4. As a kid, I wondered who

Richard Stands was...as in "and to the republic for Richard Stands."

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:37 AM

5. Chuckle

We need to collect these pearls of wisdom


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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:52 AM

7. I always thought it was "witches' stand."

It made me picture a bunch of Halloween witches around a big cauldron on a tripod stand. What witches had to do with anything made no sense to me, but as a 5-year-old in kindergarten, the whole pledge was a bunch of gibberish to me.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:23 PM

8. Oh that's hilarious

Thanks for making my day



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