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Did you have to take any Home Ec or shop classes in school?

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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 10, 2009
    • In jr high, we rotated-sewing, art, cooking, wood shop, metal shop. Boys and girls. I sucked at sewing, did ok in wood shop.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 10, 2009
    • I had mine from Form 1 to From 2 = 7th and 8th grade.  In Hong Kong, our school did not have cooking facility.  So Home Economics was just knitting, crochet, hand sewing and other crafty items.  It was basically a class for all the girls to chat.  Mrs. Tam was an old lady and she did not care.  

      No, we never had wood shop.




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      Daphne wrote Mar 10, 2009
    • Yep...7th grade was Miss H (some funky name that i simply cannot drag from the recesses of my memory).  I made a stuffed, pink gingham turtle in sewing class but don’t remember anything specific from cooking class.

      In 8th grade, it was Mrs. Cole...made a jungle print smock in sewing class and all i remember from cooking class was the blue, banana-flavored lolli-pops i made.

      In 9th grade i took ceramics...made a ton of stuff in that class.  Loved it!




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 10, 2009
    • I started laughing the other day thinking about one of my art projects. I made a clay ashtray for my dad! What do you think a teacher would do if a kid tried to make an ashtray these days?




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      Polly W wrote Mar 10, 2009
    • No home ec for me, we were allowed to choose our electives. I thought if I was going to be in business, I should take classes geared toward that, so I opted out of home ec.
      I took Spanish and typing, and a publications/journalism.( I aspired to become a journalist, however that didn’t set well with my parents).
      I learned to cook and clean just fine on my own. I learned to sew from my ex husband who took home ec LOL, and I never do it now because it is so much cheaper to buy clothing. I don’t type either, since it has become obsolete, but I know my way around a keyboard very well.
      I speak very limited spanish, but it comes in handy when dealing with patients as a nurse.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 10, 2009
    • I had home ec in junior high. I stunk at sewing. I made a bright red a-line skirt. It turned out like an a-frame house! The sides stuck out and no amount of ironing would make it lay flat.




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      Cassandra Burghdorf wrote Mar 10, 2009
    • wood shop, and all of my guy friends did the work for me




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      Debbie McGinn wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Yes, took cooking, sewing, wood and metal shop in Junior High.  Loved them all!  Cooking we made coffee cake, wood shop took an old wooden box, stripped it, added new hardware and stained it.  Metal shop made a bust of Abraham Lincoln and mounted it on wood plaque to hang on the wall (still hangs in my parent’s den).  Sewing - uggh - not my favorite thing, but I made a skirt, for which I wore to the 9th Grade Mixer (dance).  I also made a top, don’t know if I would call it a smock top - something kinds of from the 1960’s - wore it one time to school- the way it was cut - everyone asked me if I was pregnant (granted back then I as thin as Twiggy - if anyone remembers her)  Anyway, last time I wore that to school.




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      Feathermaye wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • I had home economics and woodshop in 7th grade (2 separate classes).  

      I did all right in Home Ec, but in woodshop I bordered on sucking. We made tic tac toe boards that stored the game pieces (marbles) inside the game when you weren’t playing. I got a C on that stupid thing, and the shop teacher said he only gave me that because I’d put so much time into wood-burning the names of all my favorite rock bands onto the back of my project.




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Feather-LOL the rock bands.estatic

      Pizza and chocolate milk? I bet you are definitely beyond that now, mistic!




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Did anyone else make carvings out of Ivory soap for art class???  LOL That was in junior high.  Never took sewing but did take cooking in High School.  I made creme puffs.  Still remember to this dayhappy




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • We didn’t have to take either.  Frankly, I wouldn’t have been caught dead in a home-ec class.  I knew all that stuff by the time I was about 10!

      I took Ag class and that involved a lot of shop stuff.  I learned to weld, basic electrical wiring, and probably a lot of other stuff I’ve forgotten.  We did some wood working too, pretty basic stuff like building a sawhorse and things.




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Being the child at school who was known as monster for various reasons ... Home Economics was a fun lesson – I was crap at cooking and we used to have to make a dish to take home and the idea was your family could eat this..... This never happened in our family. At the end of the day everyone who had done this class would be going home on the school bus with a tin with a lovely sponge cake or crème puffs almost looking shop bought mine was a mangled mess which the dog ate.
      But once I thought I had lit the gas oven and put my cake in and nothing happened so the teacher put her head in the oven with a lit match .... her hair was all scorched off – no eyebrows , eyelashes – the class in tars of laughter at her sooty face. I was then allowed to sit that lesson out for two years and do my homework ......... strange really I'm now a good cook .

      Sadly never allowed to do metal work or woodwork due to the monster nickname .... can’t for one momemnt think why they wouldn’t let me near machinery ?




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 11, 2009
    • Vicki, I am crying laughing! the image in my mind is hysterical!




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