Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1975

My sister was googling the places of our past and found this picture from when we lived in Neuquen, Argentina. This is my seventh grade class, escuela primaria#121.
Can you find me?
My teacher was Srta. Marta Torres, I had her in fifth grade and didn't like her, then again in seventh grade and I loved her. I think the reason for my dislike in fifth grade was that we had just gone back to Argentina after a year of furlough in the U.S. and I was struggling to adjust. As a lefty the fact that my handwritting is straight up and down, instead of slanted to the left is all due to Miss Torres. She made me practice and practice, she was fiercely unyielding, and I'm grateful.
The second girl from the left in the back row was my best friend, Miriam Bonelli. Her family was considered wealthy and owned a boat and went on vacations, but she was always self-conscious because people called her fat. (She wasn't at all fat, just large boned, it seems that Argentines are even more image conscious than Americans). Poor girl, I wonder how her life turned out?

4 comments:

rita said...

Is this ever cool!
Makes me hopeful to come across more material to fill in the gaps in my story.
I guess you are the second from right in the bottom row, but, hey, this was hard.

Marti said...

Hey! I'm a lefty also :-)

I couldn't get the pic blown up very big, but if I had to guess I'd say bottom row, last on the right.

Kim said...

I have no clue which one you are! I looked at each girl but none look like you.
How fun that your sister came across this photo. Amazing what you can find online now.

Sharon said...

OK, so the two who have been my sil's for 25 years don't recognize me but my customer/friend of 10 years does.
I guess it's the bond of the lefties.