Friday, November 13, 2009


Ah, memories of Charles Froehlich -- the best teacher I ever had!

Every Friday-the-13th when I had Prof Froehlich, he would mention triskaidekaphobia. Translated literally from the Greek, that's 3-and-10-fear, or the fear of the number 13. I know quite a few of my blog readers are married to people who would've heard the same thing from the same dear man every Friday-the-13th.

So this morning, after chapel, the headmistress does what she does every day, and asks the little kids for the date. And with mention that it's Friday, the 13th of November, I lean over to Andrew and mention triskaidekaphobia. Moments later, I laughed as Pastor (who was in my Greek class too) brings up triskaidekaphobia. He tried to get the kids to figure it out, but all they could figure was something to do with superstition or Friday-the-13th. So I was finally permitted to answer.

Those funny little things about an awesome teacher sure do stick with you for a long, long time!

1 comment:

  1. Big smile, from one "married to people who would've heard the same thing...."