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 …