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Midweek Musical Memories - School Days

All Aboard the Meme Express – Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What a story. I guess it’s never too late to go back to school and finish that degree.

Harriet Richardson Ames (of Concord, New Hampshire), celebrated her 100th birthday on January 2nd. Three weeks later, Mrs. Ames earned her B.A. in Education from Keene State College, in Keene, New Hampshire. And one day later, on January 23rd, Harriet Richardson Ames passed away.

Apparently, Harriet Richardson Ames had been in hospice care during the last days of her life – and her education. (Here’s the news story about Harriet Richardson Ames, as reported by the Associated Press in Yahoo News, and here is an online obituary for Harriet Richardson Ames.)

We send our sincere sympathies and heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of Harriet Richardson Ames.

Harriet Richardson Ames’ story sort of does away with all of those excuses we  might create for skipping school . . . doesn’t it?

Incidentally, Harriet Richardson Ames did earn a two-year teaching degree much earlier in life, and she worked as an educator. Perhaps she never stopped teaching at all, as even her final achievement spoke of the importance of schooling.

Today is Wednesday, and we all know what that means. It’s time for Midweek Musical Memories at the Meme Express.

In 1957, Chuck Berry rocked radios with his hit single, “School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell). This song seems particularly appropriate today, as we ponder the ponderous achievement of

Here’s "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)," by Chuck Berry:



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