From the Editor
Here's Your Sign
MBA Entrance Sign
Three days, eighteen hours, and 36 minutes (but who’s counting) until I leave for the first long vacation I’ve had in several years. It appears that I may even be a bit giddy in anticipation of it all. How about you? Are you planning a summer vacation? Or even a “stay-cation”—the new terminology for the recession-oriented time off of work with less money to spend? Well, I do hope you get a break no matter where you end up.
A fun thing about traveling (for me personally at least) is noticing signs along the road or stops along the way inside stores and establishments. It’s been said by many that there’s nothing like a good laugh - perhaps better than medicine for some things that ail us. Folks have found interesting and innovative ways to make their point through “sign language.”
I have a few to share with you now and I’ll be looking for more along the way to the mountain retreat where I will relax and rejuvenate. Keep your eyes open for signs along the way during your summer travels. Stay safe and I’ll be back in July.
Sign at Health Food Store
Closed due to illness.
Sign in the Window of a Travel Agency
Please Go Away
Sign in the Waiting Room of a Veterinarian
Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!
Sign Outside a Church
After 2,000 years, we are still under the same management.
Sign Outside a Bakery
We discovered our roll in life.
Sign on an Antique Shop
Come in and buy what your grandparents threw away.
Sign Outside a Church
You aren’t too bad to come in.
You aren’t good enough to stay out.
Sign Over Clock in a College Classroom
Time will pass, will you?
Sign in the Window of a Company in England
We have been established for over 100 years and have been pleasing and displeasing customers ever since. We have made money and lost money, suffered the effects of coal nationalization, coal rationing, government control, and bad payers. We have been cussed and discussed, messed about, lied to, held up, robbed, and swindled. The only reason we stay in business is to see what happens next.
Where Land and Sea Unite to Inspire (Quote of the Month)
“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” — Debbie Fields, who, as a young housewife with no business experience, started a small cookie shop, which went on to become the world-famous chain Mrs. Fields
MBA Trivia Contest
Question for June 2009
What is the name of the music hall?
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MBA Music Hall
Answer to May Trivia Question
Q: Who wrote the lyrics to the MBA school song and who wrote the music?
A: A school-wide contest (students and staff both could participate) was held toward the end of the second year of operation for the academy. Entries were submitted to Helen Steinel, MBA music director. Mrs. Steinel presented the top three entries for the students and staff to vote on. Hail! MBA won the election and has remained the official school song ever since the beginning of the third school year (1951-52). The song was written by Wila Mae Boster, an MBA employee who worked in the laundry and custodial, and the music was composed by Verle-Ranae Hoskins, Assistant Librarian and young widow of Elder Standish Hoskins, for whom the MBA library is named after.
MBA School Song: Hail! MBA
Winner: Verle-Ranae Hoskins, Class of 2003, granddaughter of composer Verle-Ranae Hoskins for whom she is named. She says, “Hail! MBA is always a favorite of mine to sing as it sends a whoosh of pride through me to know my family has contributed to MBA in so many ways, touching it to make it what it was for me during my fours years in attendance.”
A little town is where everybody knows what everybody else is doing, but they read the weekly newspaper to see who got caught at it.
In a little town everybody knows every neighbor’s car by sight and most by sound. They also know when they come and where they go.
A little town is where, if you get the wrong number, you can talk for 15 minutes anyway, if you want to.
A little town is where there’s hardly anything to do and never enough time to do it.
In any town, the ratio of good people to bad people is a hundred to one. In a big town, the hundred are uncomfortable. In a little town, the one is.
Small-town gossip tends to cut down anybody who’s up, and help up anybody who’s down.
The small-town policeman has a first name. The small-town teacher has the last word.
In the class play, there’s a part for everybody.
In the town jail, there’s rarely anybody.
In the town cemetery, you’re still among friends.
Paul Harvey 1918-2009 — Famous American radio broadcaster known for his The Rest of the Story segments
Humor: a keen perception of the ludicrous
Humor for the Aging
- Reporter interviewing a 104-year-old woman: “And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?” the reporter asked. She simply replied, “No peer pressure.”
- I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape. So I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
- It’s scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.
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Girls' Dorm, Circa 1950s
- Thanks to all the alumni who attended the Senior Reception for the Class of 2009 hosted by the Alumni Association. The class was voted into the alumni association as its newest members.
- The Staff Member of the Year Congratulations to Mr. Scott Henderson, Director of Landscape, who was voted by MBA students and staff as the Staff Member of the Year 2009. This recognition has been given since 1994 by the MBA Alumni Association along with a $500 check.
- School begins again on Sunday, August 9.
- Honor classes for next April’s 60th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend will be: 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
MBA’s Top 60 List
We have had 45 entries. We need 15 more in celebration of our 60th anniversary. Send in your favorite MBA memory to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send in your favorite memory and add it to our Top 60 list in celebration of MBA’s 60th Anniversary.