A Quiet Thought

My first two years as a teacher, the kids all thought I looked like Bob Denver, the star of Gilligan’s Island, which was available to them to watch in re-runs on TV every afternoon after school in the early 1980’s.

My classroom was nicknamed “Gilligan’s Island” and I was called Mr. Gilligan behind my back.   But I embraced the nickname.  Hey, a tropical island in the Pacific with two beautiful single girls?  And by the time they dropped the nickname and started calling me Batman instead, I had two girlfriends at the same time, one a beautiful blond.  

They did me a favor.  Now, when I need a quiet place in the “let’s pretend” centers of my old brain, I naturally go back to Gilligan’s Island, my island, and stretch out on the beach.


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2 responses to “A Quiet Thought

  1. I love that you embraced that )

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