Revealing Quilly

Here are the answers to: One is Not Like the Others.  Yesterday I asked you to guess which one of the following 10 things isn’t true. I had a lot of fun with your guesses. We could leave it like that, but I figured you’d want the truth.

1.) My first car was a motorcycle.
True. Read the whole story here: My 1st Car ….

2.) A ten year-old child once saved my life.
This one is true, too.  I thought I blogged about it, but I can’t find the post.  I was choking to death –literally — and Danny ran out into the hall and let out a blood curdling scream. Dozens of grown ups showed up and the P.E. teacher did the Heimlich Maneuver. Later when I asked Danny why he screamed instead of yelling for help, he said it’s because grownups don’t listen when kids yell for help, but they always come if they think a kid is hurt.

3.) I’ve driven an 18 wheeler.
True. My ex- was a long haul truck driver.

4.) December 1980 I lived in a tent in western Montana.
True. I was homeless from the 1st week of October until Christmas Eve.

5.) I had a pet rooster.
True. I named him Piccolo Pete. He answered to his name, liked to be petted, and ate apples and crackers from my fingers.

6.) When I was six I ran away from home & went to the library.
True.  Read about my adventure here:  The Library.

7.) In 7th grade, the principal’s son wore a dress to school because of me.
True. Read about my adventure here: The Resistance Leader

8.) I saw Star Wars, “A New Hope,” in the movie theater every single day for 3 weeks in a row.
False. Gram wouldn’t let me go on Sundays.  I loved that movie!

9.) I knocked the vice-principal flat on his back in high school.
I could have sworn I blogged about this, too, but I can’t find it.  This is true.  I was running through the halls, cut the corner into the library and … you’d think by the time a guy made it to vice-principal he’d have learned to get out of the way!

10.) I never missed a single day of school in 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade.
True. Now, as a teacher, I know such children are usually the most challenging students …

34 thoughts on “Revealing Quilly

  1. A-ha! I thought I remembered the story of the little boy screaming and the PE teacher doing the Heimlich as well. Maybe you wrote that on another blog?

    • SN — Star Wars stayed in the movie theater all summer and I saw it at least 3-5 times per week, and then it went to the drive-in theater and stayed there forever. One of my friends and I — him a math whiz — sat down to figure out how many times we’d seen the show and came up with, at the very least, 100. Out of all of that I bet I paid my own way in maybe 6 times.

  2. Ah, this is a testament of I should have listened to my first inclination! Fun to do and to read. You’ve led an interesting life!

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