• Comanche High School Students LOVE History

    And They Don’t Even Know It!

    THE STORY OF USIt was just one of those things that was meant to happen, I suppose. I had a long visit with Mayor Ronnie Clifton today about the fact that students truly do love stories, which means that they also love history; they just don’t know that they do because they haven’t come to the understanding that stories are what history is made up of, right? And so often, history isn’t presented to them as one big, interesting story so they never really understand.

    From that conversation and with it still on my mind, I turned my vehicle toward the museum and as fate would have it, the first thing I saw lying on the table was a 2012-2013 CHS annual, one that somehow I had missed seeing.  And do you know what the title was?

    “The Story Of Us….”

    Of course, there was nothing to do but laugh aloud, long and loudly! The story of us, the story of them, the story of how, why, when, where, and who…the story of…believe it or not….HISTORY!

    The school year 2012-2013 is gone, never to return, and those students are now history in the annals of Comanche High School just as surely as are those 1854 Texas pioneers who settled this part of the state, those Plains Indians who roamed across that same territory, and the men and women on that wall we call the Vietnam Wall. History, plain and simple…JUST PEOPLE, living life as it came at them…

    Just people telling a story that they hope others will remember...

    Just people telling a story that they hope others will remember…

    Remember When???

    Remember When???

    Remember when? Now what year was that? Who was the quarterback that year? Do you even remember who our class officers were? What was that teacher’s name? You know the one with the really squeaky voice…

    History. It’s what happened last period, last year, and before anyone knows it, 20 years ago…and then a lifetime or two…

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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