Monday, July 12, 2010

Random Question #9

Do you remember your school's alma mater?

Really think, now. If so, post it in comments.

*Thanks to everyone who participated in our progressive story. I'll be posting the finished piece on Wednesday or Friday. Be sure to come back!

*Soon my first article will be available online at Rose & Thorn Literary Journal, with whom I accepted a staff position last month. Exciting! I'll share a link when it's up.

*I'll also have a guest post at Linda Hoye's place, My Own Velvet Room. Stay tuned!


Janna Leadbetter said...

Here's to alma mater,
Northtown we're true.
Hornets so loyal,
fighting on for you--rah rah rah!

We will cheer for Northtown
where e'er we be,
Fight Hornets, fight fight fight
for N--K--C.

I can still sing it, too. Crazy.

June Kramin said...

Not only do I remember it, but I wasn't even a cheerleader & I know how to do it. Thanks for getting it stuck in my head for the rest of the day. :P

"St Anthony, St Anthony, we proudly wave our gold & blue...Undying faith & loyalty will be our pledge to God & You....Oh Gem of Valley Isle for thee..."

*sniff* G

Janna Leadbetter said...

I was in a lot of vocal music, and so we sang ours often enough that it stuck. :)

Your welcome.

Joanne said...

I haven't a clue. As much as I love music, I guess my school song just didn't do it for me!

Lydia Kang said...

OMG, and i was in the singing group in HS too. I totally forgot it!

Melissa Amateis said...

I have no idea what it was. But we were the mighty Bridgeport Bulldogs and our colors were purple and gold!

Author Jessica Nelson said...

What's an alma mater? Is it that song we're supposed to know? (just guessing because I see you posted something that looks like a song)

I guess my answer is no. LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm back in the same hometown and my daughter goes to that school...and I can tell you the fight song word for word but the school song? I was in the band and played it and never had to sing it. And now SHE'S in the band, so same thing. To this day, I sit in the stands at the football games and hum it because I still don't know the words. LOL

We are the Port Neches-Groves High School Indians, our fight song is called Cherokee, they call the school The Reservation. And our colors are purple and white.

Anonymous said...

And you are on staff at Rose and Thorn??????? Tell me! How did that come about and what are you doing? How exciting!!!!

septembermom said...

Sorry to say that I forgot it!

Southpaw said...

I haven't a clue.

Karen said...

Oh, let us know when your article is up. No I don't remember my alma mater. Is that bad? I must be too old. ...sigh....

Diane said...

No, I sang it once and had no idea what we were even singing about. I didn't play sports so maybe that would've helped. :O)

Susan R. Mills said...

I wouldn't have a clue. Interesting question, though. Congrats on your new position. Great news!

Cassandra Frear said...

I can remember so little about my high school, it's embarrassing. I moved out, moved away, never went back, never even looked back! Probably says something about me, but I'm not sure what.

Linda Hoye said...

No idea. Not sure I even knew it when I was in high school!

Capri K @ No Whining Allowed said...

I know we were the Temple Christian Patriots, our colors were red, white and blue.
That's all I got.

Kaity Hall said...

Onward Cougars,
Onward Cougars
We'll be number One!
Time's a-waisting,
Can't you hear it,
Til the game is won!


Onward Cougars,
Onward Cougars
Fighting for our name!
So fight Cougars,
Fight, fight, fight
And Win the Game!


OMGosh, I still remember the tune and the dance!!!! Now I'm gonna have this stuck in my head all day long. Gee, thanks...hahaha, just kidding.


Kaity Hall said...

Of course, I was in band, Choir, and on the Cheerleading Squad, so I kind of had triple exposure...maybe that's why it stuck.


Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh no, oh no. I couldn't STAND my alma mater, but here goes,

"here's to my dear Covina High
Here's to the red and white,
Here's to the boys who woooooon the game,
Who fought with all their might.

Here's to the girls forever true,
True as the stars above,
Here's to my dear Covina High
Here's to the school I lllllllooooooove."

NOT. Now if I keep running this over and over you're going to owe me one.


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Kara said...

Oh, I can't remember. Something about red and blue and the mighty mustangs. That is so sad isn't it:(

Melanie Hooyenga said...

School we love, West Nottingham,
God shed his grace on thee.
All hail to thee our alma mater,
Long live thy liberty.

Okay, I may have fudged the last line, but I still know the tune.

Congrats on the new position!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh my gosh, no, I don't remember my school's alma mater. Isn't that sad?
Congrats on the article and the new position! Very exciting!

Karen Lange said...

I don't remember it - but I attended two high schools due to a move. I'll blame it on that:)

Deb Shucka said...

Nope. Can't bring it to mind. 40 plus years - too long buried.

Big congrats on your piece in Rose & Thorn, and your position. I'm so glad for you. Off to check out your guest post.