Waukesha High School
Class of 1955
Our High School is now the
"Les Paul Middle School".
There was a group of adults who were taking a computer science course. After a few weeks the professor decided to have a bit of fun. He divided the class by sex, men on one side of the room, women of the other side. The project would be 10 minutes and that project is you must determine what gender computers are. The men came first and they had voted unanimously that computers are of the feminine gender. They had four points.
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
2. When computers communicate with each other, they speak in a code language that only they and experts understand.
3. Every mistake you make is stored on their hard drive for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessorizing it.
The ladies had the final word. They voted unanimously that computers are of the masculine gender. Why?
1. In order to get their attention you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but can't think for themselves.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems but half the time they are the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that had you waited a bit longer you could have gotten a better model.
Click Photo Album for pictures from the 2022 REUNION. The Reunion was fabulous. If you weren't there, we have decided to have another one August 22, 2023 (year from now). You will see more pictures in the upcoming months.
The name "September" comes from an old Roman word, "septem," which actually means 7. That's right - September was the seventh month of the year on the Roman calendar - It did not become the ninth month until the advent of the Gregorian calendar. The Romans believed that September was looked after by the god of fire. So they always expected fires and volcanic eruptions to occur during this month. Out of all 12 months of the year, September is spelled with the most letters. It contains nine letters, and it happens to be the ninth month of the year. No other months have the same amount of letters as their number in the calendar year. The first day of fall is typically on September 22 or September 23 in North America. This is when the hours in the day are almost equal to the hours in the night.This occurs at the same time as the Spring Equinox does in Australia. Some interesting facts.
1. September 17th is Constitution Day, which marks the day that the U.S. Constitution was adopted.
2. There are more pop and classic songs with "September" in the title than any other month.
3. We all know that Labor Day is in September, but did you know that September also has a few little known holidays? Among these are National Grandparent Day, National Cheese Pizza Day, and National Drink-a-Beer Day.
4. September is known as Harvest Month. It's a great month to harvest in preparation for the coming winter months. In fact, in Old England, it was called "Haervest-monath", meaning Harvest Month. Some of the best crops to harvest are onions, apples, raspberries, and tomatoes.
5. The birthstone for September is the sapphire which is said to reduce inflammation, treat fever and act as a lucky charm for the person wearing it. It symbolizes intuition, clarity of thought, peacefulness, as well as loyalty and trust.
. National Chicken Boy Day
. National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
. National Tailgating Day - First Saturday in September
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Check the answer to last month's Problem. Click "Last Prob".
Check the birthdays. If you aren't there and should be, tell me.
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