Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Creative Cue : Tie (or Mr. Cramer's Regrettable Easter Tie)

My Latin teacher in high school had a collection of ugly ties. He could wear a different ugly tie every day of the school year. They never failed to break the ice and start a conversation. He had quite a sense of humor about it all.

The one tie that I still remember 25 years later is his Easter Tie--made by one of his own children many years earlier. It was complete with green plastic Easter grass falling off of it, old jelly beans glued on along with a cotton ball bunny rabbit. It was definitely kid art (kind of like all of his students at the time!)--the kind of art that belongs on a fridge.

This tie was so awful, I'm writing about it now--still shaking my head asking "Why? Why? Why? Put that thing out of it's misery already!" Of course I don't have an actual picture, just this sketch.

When he retired, I don't think Mr. Cramer ever wore another one of those ugly ties again. Even he had had enough!

Here's to you, Magister!

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Terri Stegmiller said...

That's a fun memory. It's great your teacher had the sense of humor he had to wear those ugly ties.

Anonymous said...

That is way too funny. Thanks for the blast from the past!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute... He couldn't wear a different one every day... No ties on Friday. :)
Pete Schleinz

Anonymous said...

OMG! I remember sewing s couple of really bizarre christmas ones for him one year as a gift.
--Danelle S.