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Von Price: Three demerits would have been better

A memory of a great 4-H play. A reminder of 'Demerits.' The stern 'justice' (justice which she approves) of Mr. Coomer, whose birthday is today - . Being banned from riding the school bus along with cohort, Geraldine Giles. And the time the fire happened on the old school bus. All ended well. - CM

By Vontress Flatt Price

Happy Birthday, Mr Coomer. And I hope you have many more.

One thing I will always remember about you when you were the Principal at the High School, you always treated every one equal.

You were very stern, but fair.

But I still think you should have let me take 3 demerits instead of getting kicked off the bus for 3 days!

It is so funny how some things just stick in your brain from those days.

But thank God we had a 4-H play we were working on and it all worked out well. But then Geraldine Dykes and I had to figure out a way to get to school for 3 days.

So her dad took us to school. He said that we deserved the punishment, but that he was proud of us that we didn't lie about what had happened on the bus.

Being young and thinking we were so much older and wiser, we never gave it a thought about "Defaced" on the bus.

The bus was old and probably the worst one they had. And it had caught fire on a country road, so our bus driver had to walk quite a distance to get to a phone to get help.

And there we were left to take care of things. Yeah, we sure did! Paid for it and now just a memory of the old school days.

I hope Mr. Coomer has a wonderful birthday and many more.

- Vontress Flatt Price
Adair County native, Louisville, KY

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