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Biltmore School from SE

Biltmore School from SE

This was my school in 5th through 7th grades. On the second floor at far left, you can see the window to Mr. Herbert's social studies room, where the innovative and well-traveled teacher had us do simulations like "Energy X" and a war crimes trial for Harry S Truman. Mr. Herbert taught me how to beg in Arabic ("baksheesh! baksheesh!"), how to know when I was being stupid or lazy, and how to save money by making notepads from scrap paper and flexy glue. He also introduced me to Amy Vanderbilt's Guide to Etiquette. I played one of my first 45's in that room: "New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody talk about mmm Pop Muzik..."

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