The Note Cameron Dockery

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Published: May 19th 2014

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The Note  by  Cameron Dockery

The Note by Cameron Dockery
May 19th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 22 pages | ISBN: | 8.72 Mb

The note is a story about grace and discovery. The Year was 1972 and while the United States was knee deep in something called The Watergate Scandal I was eleven years old and neck deep in a scandal of my own.There was a time when boys fighting onMoreThe note is a story about grace and discovery. The Year was 1972 and while the United States was knee deep in something called The Watergate Scandal I was eleven years old and neck deep in a scandal of my own.There was a time when boys fighting on the school yard was common place and belt whippings at home were considered normal discipline.

I grew up in such a world.(Excerpt) In the fall of 1973, when I was eleven years old and in the fifth grade at Sumner Elementary School, a note was discovered on the classroom floor, just after the lunch period, while we were getting ready for afternoon lessons.It was found by a girl who had picked it up while walking over to the pencil sharpener, and after pausing to read it, was offended by the content and quickly handed it over to the teacher.I was oblivious to what was going on at the time, but when Mrs.

Emory asked the class to sit down then held up a piece of paper and said, “this has just come to my attention,” I was in deep DOO!I knew that what she held in her hand was something a friend and I had written earlier that morning. Included in that note were several rude and crude remarks about a few of the other kids, and if that were not enough to sink the ship we had also written some very degrading things about Mrs.

Emory.My young heart began to race as a sickness invaded the pit of my stomach. A quick glance at my partner in crime, told the story. His presence began to morph as the combination of fear and guilt hit him like a one two punch. He was beyond pale. He looked more like a ghost.I knew our only hope was in the fact that we had known better than to sign our names to such a document. Therefore Mrs. Emory spent the next hour lecturing the class and trying to determine who could have written such horrible and disgusting things.When questioned we both lied, and I was sure we would escape the inevitable.

That was until she had the entire class take out a pencil and a piece of paper, then dictated a few words, so she could compare the handwriting.OOPS!However, when that exercise in futility produced no reliable results, she was frustrated. As a means of punishment she had us lay our heads on our desks for the last thirty minutes of the day, or until someone confessed. My friend and I looked at each other and though words were not spoken, communication was established and we kept our mouths shut.When the bell rang she dismissed class and said, “I’ll be calling all parents later this evening to schedule a conference.

Hopefully they can come in and look at the note. I’m sure that will help us get to the bottom of the problem.”



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