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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