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  • Boojferd
    Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
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    January 03, 2011



    As you described those horrid gym suits, it brought back so many memories! I graduated high school in '67. Since we were the baby-boomers, I think there were 50 girls in my gym class and fortunately there were so many of us, they didn't require us to take showers. I think we had 5 minutes to change before the bell rang. I would have been mortified! Coming from a small Lutheran Day School into a huge public high school, having to take showers was a real worry at 13 years of age for me.

    Anyway, thanks for the memory.:)



    I really hate to bring this up, but consider yourselves lucky that you got to WEAR gym suits.


    Diane you were so lucky


    Kuk, I knew that would come up it was just a matter of who said it first. Your school had a very weird PE philosophy.


    Bad idea. I read the original, and even a lot of team athletes won't shower. And I'm sure some of them are dreaming about making it into the pros.

    I was actually taking communal showers long before it was expected of me in school, starting with the use of municipal pools (circa 8 years old) and not long after, competitive sports teams at the Boys Club (9 yo). I was actually relieved when showers after gym in school were both available and while not technically required, very much recommended, which for me was in the eighth grade. By that time, virtually all of us boys wanted to shower, a good fraction wanted showers before 8th grade. (The school actually didn't allow students 7th grade and younger to use the showers).

    Some states actually have the words "nude soap shower" in their laws re public pools.

    However, I don't think there should be any such thing as a shower monitor or points toward showering that counted toward one's grade or against one's grade. That's just too sadistic, I think most young people are trustworthy enough in that stead. The teachers should actually avoid the group showers.

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