yes, i am aware of the fact that this is my first post of the new year.
To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the above list into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you.
Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college. – after raising 4 kids. my mom graduated from college on the same day that i graduated from high school. she got a party, but i didn’t.
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor.
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home.
Were read children’s books by a parent.
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18. – private trombone lessons from the principle trombonist in the los angeles symphony
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18. – and private lessons in music composition
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18.
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs. – they paid for a state college, but i (with the help of federal student loans) paid for technical school and seminary
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs.
Went to a private high school.
Went to summer camp. – music camp, every year from the time i was 13 until i was 18
Had a private tutor before you turned 18. – private trombone lessons from the principle trombonist in the los angeles symphony
Family vacations involved staying at hotels.
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18.
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them. – i didn’t own my own car until i was in college, and i bought it myself. it was called “WonderCar”.
There was original art in your house when you were a child. – my father, cousin and, later, myself were artists
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18.
You and your family lived in a single family house.
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home.
You had your own room as a child. – it helped that i had three younger siblings…
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course.
Had your own TV in your room in High School.
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16. – it helped that we lived in new york and my grandparents lived in illinois…
Went on a cruise with your family.
Went on more than one cruise with your family.
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up.
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.
The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.