#2.. man after columbine this now would never happen.. fresh out of basic and layed off and my 2 friends layed off, and had been in my basic training unit, i decided i would take a couple of months off and draw sui. then hunt a job, well it was october by then, we decided to go to the lake for a few days and we bought steaks and cooked out, but it was kinda cool for the lake to swim. one morning we got up and went to the store and bought a note book and pen, and went to the local highschool. we walked in like we owned the place straight to the principals office, this was in 1971 i was 20 ,, we told the principle we were University of Alabama students and were writing a research paper on the difference between rural schools ( which that school was) compaired to urban schools. they never asked to see any ID. by the way i knew a girl that was a senior there.. the principal took us to a class and told the teacher to let u sit in on some classes, we got up in front of the class and asked questions, i still remember what i asked, why did so many ppl on the class roll have alot of ppl with the same last name? that we did not encounter that in urban schools. they even took us to the lunch room at lunch time and we got a free meal, we stayed all day going from class to class, when we were leaving i saw the girl i knew looking out the window,and i waved.
in the days to come from her the story got around the school.. one coach that had a study hall even apologized for the paper in the floor, and he made some fun as he was from auburn, just think today with ppl going into schools what would happen now,, silly i know but we had a ball, i have never set foot in the university of alabama.. take care..