Mar 16, 2009

The roses are starting to bloom. It's a nice time of the year. Our highs are in the 70's and lows in the 40's. Hard to beat. It was a busy weekend and missed posting for a couple of days. You're welcome. I read in the paper that my 9th-grade algebra teacher died a few days ago. Mr. Thorp was a wonderful teacher, who did the best he could with me. As far as I know, my record was never held against him. I'm nearly four times as old now, as when I had Mr. Thorp in high school. He was only twice as old when he died, as when he was my teacher. If I had more attention in class, I might be able to explain how that is possible. What the heck, as a final tribute to Mr. Thorp, I'll give it a shot. If X equals my age in high school, my current age is approximately, 4X. If Y equals Mr. Thorp's age in 1965, his age when he died was 2Y. Since both are divisible by 2, we can simplify the terms to Y=2X. I will be 59 in a couple of weeks so, 2(59)=118. Mr Thorpe was 118 when he died. Man he sure lived a long life. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

11 comments:

Kurt said...

I can only hope to live as long as Mr. Thorpe ostensibly lived.

Steve said...

I bet you got an A-plus in algebra! :)

Karen said...

Please... It's too early for algebra equations...

Merle Sneed said...

It was late when I wrote it. If x=10:00pm and y=....well, you get it.

tut-tut said...

There's always that one (or maybe two) great teacher who really went the extra mile or stayed calm during all the teenage angst around them.

However, I remember my 9th grade algebra teacher would throw chalk at boys who weren't paying attention. And aim for their head.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I'm jealous. We still have snow. blomming roses are at least 2 months away:-(

Megan said...

Mr Thorp is spinning in his grave...

Reya Mellicker said...

You did poorly in Algebra? You'd never know it from your equations in this post. Wow.

May Mr. Thorpe rest in peace!

Barbara said...

It's a good thing working in a hardware store doesn't require algebra! :)

Nan Patience said...

Poor Mr Thorp...

The Family Julz said...

Since the last paragraph was in Greek, I couldn't interpret it. But oh the pretty roses!

And yes, the weather is wonderful! Sounds like ours!