False Namings of Real Events

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories,
false namings of real events.” – Adrienne Rich

mt-hermon-fire-300x208Mount Hermon Fire



“Mount Hermon Fire”
November 24, 1965

It was really just a football game.

Sure, we lost
the science building that day,
destroyed by the flames.

But the real news was the end
of our two-year winning streak:

Deerfield Academy: 20,
Northfield Mount Hermon: 14




Photo prompt from Poetic Asides.
You can read more about the Mt. Hermon fire here.




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3 Responses to False Namings of Real Events

  1. billgncs says:

    the highest paid state employee in the state of Ohio is the football coach. But he did win a national title so I guess it’s OK.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I’d never seen that.

  3. p.s. I love the quote by Rich – so, so true.

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