Yesterday, one of my sixth grade girls got on the bus and proudly produced a portion of a mans neck tie. She excitedly reported that the tie was, Mr. Sobecky’s tie and her friend had the other half. I acted excited and impressed, though I must admit, I was rather confused by the odd treasure she was so proudly exhibiting to anyone who would look or listen.
Daphne, the girl with a cut off section of a tie, happens to be my last stop of the day, so when I was close to my last stop, I inquired as to how she happened to become the proud recipient of such a prized possession.
“It’s a German class tradition.” She responded.
“Oh, that’s a rather strange tradition. I wonder what the significance is of that tradition and how the tradition came to be.”
“Oh, I don’t know, I’m in Spanish class” She replied.