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Who says LITERATURE has to be one of the classics?

The LITERATURE theme was going to be a snap for me (pardon the photo pun). I had photographed a collection of Dickens then I came across a set of high school yearbooks in the historic archive section at the library. Yearbooks are common so why are we looking at a couple rows of them? The dictionary defines literature as written superior works with lasting artistic merit AND books and writings on a particular subject. Which brings us to the use of yearbooks as literature. The theme police can stand at ease. This collection of yearbooks date back to the 1930’s they are all on the same subject, high school. We all go to high school, we all appear in photo’s. 

When I saw the plaque honoring her contribution I smiled and knew my focus on literature was taking a different path. Miss Margaret Harrington didn’t take any “guff” (one of her favorite words to get the attention of someone getting out of line during class). “Maggie” (no one dared call her that to her face) was a character and was passionate about her profession. She taught my parents and she was the best teacher I ever had. When I saw her collection I had to honor her contribution on the subject of high school literature.

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