Meet Eaglebeak. This handsome little guy was our mascot at Colorado Springs High School. The passage of time and the swirling mists of political correctness have virtually hidden his existence. But as we oldtimers say, "Eaglebeak Lives!"
CSHS has a new name. The city has long since outgrown one high school and the old school is just one of many in the jurisdiction, so our beloved alma mater has a new name, Palmer High School. And as indicated in the opening paragraph, it has a new mascot. The kiddos still call themselves "Terrors" --good for them. But the mascot is now a massive and fierce-looking bald eagle, which in fact possesses an "eaglebeak." Har-har-har.
What inspired this post at this time? Tradition, of course. It is virtually a universal observation, homecoming and or reunions, I mean; and they seem to occur this time of year all across the nation.
Love your high school. It's okay. Truthfully, I didn't like it all so very much while incarcer-- uh, er, partaking of enlightenment there. But again, the passage of time and the swirling mists encircling memory, and like that.
[This is reunion weekend at CSHS/Palmer HS]
Here's a great post by Elizabeth. Not about reunions, but it is "back to school." Srsly, rd ths.