The suggested theme for the September AAPA bundle was memories from elementary school. Several of our members took the suggestion and produced pieces worthy of being the "picks of the month."
Clarence Wolfshohl published a "Supplemental Edition" of his Anonymous Quarterly to share how his school's principal, Mr. Newman, enhanced the students' education by including athletics, plus exposure to great art and music. A brief conversation with Mr. Newman about Winslow Homer's "Breezing Up" remains sharp in Clarence's memory.
Ron Hylton downplays his own academic prowess, but explains how his fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Sally Bechill, was special to a generation of students.
In addition to their school memories, Clarence and Ron each had an additional piece in the bundle. Thanks for double-dipping!
Marey Barthoff shares a bouquet of memories at Burnside School in Los Angeles in the latest Mareyland Register. Mrs. Green kept things lively! Marey concludes, "I'm sure somewhere in all that fun we must've had some sorta actual schoolwork."
Even though it was not focused on our theme, it's worth noting that Edwin Feliu has edited his final issue of our official publication, American Amateur Journalist. Thanks for 24 issues (four years) as Official Editor!
Amateur journalism is a unique activity. Amateur journalists publish journals on paper & online & come from many perspectives: from deluxe letterpress printed journals, to Xeroxed newsletters, to artistically designed cards and ephemera. We embrace the spirit of being amateurs – loving what we do for pure joy and not financial gain – while creating top quality journals, zines, and homemade publications.