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Profile picture Suzanne Sullivan
Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments
I seem to remember the periodic table catching on fire during a chemistry lab. I am also getting flashes of the fifty states neatly alphabetized with their associated capitols close by. Large colored chalk paisleys. These images emerge as though from a dream. Is Mitul out there anywhere?
Profile picture Anita Stearns Re: Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments
ok - here's my memory of the flaming periodic chart. all was quiet and well in stone face hill's chemistry lab that day. quiet and still - just like stone face liked it. the slight swoosh of students moving to and fro taking great care with dangerous chemicals, the barely audible hum of the bunsen burners in the background, the happy light bubbling of the hydrochloric acid in the - WAIT A MINUTE - HYDROCHLORIC ACID???? BAAABOOOOM! Next thing I know Suzanne Getelmen is standing (charred goggles and all) beneath a flaming elements chart! stone-face hill is so shocked that her lips begin to purse. her stony facade was about to crack and crumble- and suddenly - out of nowhere - a bird, a plane - no john delclose! john delclose lunges for the fire extinguisher with glee...detentions ensued.
Profile picture Suzanne Sullivan Re: Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments

anita wrote:

"ok - here's my memory of the flaming periodic chart. all was quiet and well in stone face hill's chemistry lab that day. quiet and still - just like stone face liked it. the slight swoosh of students moving to and fro taking great care with danger"
Could be. Could be. Who was it wore their apron as a cape?
There was a perfectly good explanation.
I thought Stone Face smiled.

Then there was Physics. I got a lot of sleep in that class.
Profile picture Kerry Skara Re: Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments

suzasull wrote:

"Could be. Could be. Who was it wore their apron as a cape? There was a perfectly good explanation. I thought Stone Face smiled. Then there was Physics. I got a lot of sleep in that class."
Who did you have for Physics? I had Pfeiffer. I got a lot of smoking done during that class b/c it was a quick trip down the stairs to the caf & outside. I probably slept too, and passed notes to Savina. It may have been the most boring class I ever had to endure.
Profile picture Vicki Adams Re: Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments

kskara wrote:

"Who did you have for Physics? I had Pfeiffer. I got a lot of smoking done during that class b/c it was a quick trip down the stairs to the caf & outside. I probably slept too, and passed notes to Savina. It may have been the most boring class I e"
Ahh, Mr. Pfeiffer. . . didn't learn much in his class. He'd always reminded me of an insurance or used-car salesman -- not a Physics teacher. Now, Siegel's was a fun class - Bill Steel kept him on his toes!
Profile picture Suzanne Sullivan Re: Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments

kskara wrote:

"Who did you have for Physics? I had Pfeiffer. I got a lot of smoking done during that class b/c it was a quick trip down the stairs to the caf & outside. I probably slept too, and passed notes to Savina. It may have been the most boring class I e"
Yep. Pfeiffer. Lost my book the first week of class.
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suzasull wrote:

"Yep. Pfeiffer. Lost my book the first week of class."
I had Raffay for physics, I think that's how it was spelled. Big Guy, pretty nice I guess looking back. God I hated all the sciences. But anyone remember having to safely land an egg off the top of the school? Maybe it was just his class? Mine needless to say flew from it's protective device mid flight and ended up on the pavement..scrambled. I think I received a "C" for that effort.
Profile picture Vicki Adams Re: Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments

sgaida wrote:

"I had Raffay for physics, I think that's how it was spelled. Big Guy, pretty nice I guess looking back. God I hated all the sciences. But anyone remember having to safely land an egg off the top of the school? Maybe it was just his class? Mine needle"
I never had Mr. Raffay but remember him -- he always had a smile. I do remember the egg toss. Mine was encased in a plastic urinal (a perk of working at the hospital) stuffed with gauze and other "packing" materials. It survived Pfeiffer's toss. By the way, what was the actual lesson??? ;-)
Profile picture Suzanne Sullivan Re: Stone Face and other Scientific Experiments

quitty5 wrote:

"I never had Mr. Raffay but remember him -- he always had a smile. I do remember the egg toss. Mine was encased in a plastic urinal (a perk of working at the hospital) stuffed with gauze and other "packing" materials. It survived Pfeiffer's toss. "
Lesson? That was just good, clean fun. Ask my kids. Remember the motors that were supposed to lift things? I got one spinning fast enough to be dangerous. This is all very therapeutic. I'm starting to understand my children better.