Apropos of Nothing in Particular

I just learned that Randall Jarrell attended the same high school as my mom and dad, my paternal grandfather, and my great-grandfather of that line (Also, Bettie Page, but that’s another post, I guess.) In particular, Jarrell would have been at Hume-Fogg at the same time my grandfather was (both were born in 1914, although Jarrell outlasted my grandfather by 4 years), and it strikes me as possible that they may have been classmates, as my grandfather carried a 97 average before dropping out after tenth grade for financial reasons.

There is no deep connection at work here — it’s simply something I noticed. Consider it one for the small world department. I have to admit, however, that it pleases me to imagine my grandfather and Jarrell discussing figures of speech in a tenth grade English class.

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2 Responses to Apropos of Nothing in Particular

  1. Michael Dearing says:

    My maternal grandmother was there, too. She was born in 1916 so she would have missed your grandfather, but might have known Mr. Jarrell…

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