In the 7th grade, on my second theme for Mrs. Bowen, I had no points taken off on the body of the theme. On the outline, however, I had numbers where I should have had letters and letters where I should have had numbers a total of 13 times, and she counted off 5 points every time. To top it off, I used what she deemed the wrong sized paper clip on the theme, and that cost me an additional point, so I made a 34. I never made either the outline mistake or the paper clip mistake again. I also never forgot that 34.
submitted by Lyn Robbins '83