Prince Albert Tales
Each fall, on the first day of school, the Superannuated Teachers of Prince Albert hold a breakfast that is called “To H--- With the Bell.” It is a great way for retired teachers to reflect that the ‘Bell’ which governed their professional lives can now be happily ignored.
My first year of retirement, I really appreciated the occasion. It was Monday morning and I enjoyed not having those little, but bothersome, concerns and anxieties that came just before the students arrived.
I pledged to myself: Mondays would not ever be fashioned so that I had to obey the ‘call of the bell.’