Meet The Barney Cabinet. The Holder of All Things Holy...Journalism-wise, at any rate. And the Keeper of Many Secrets Your Humble Scribe cares not to know a thing about.
In a tradition going back way more years than we've been at the helm of the publications for Our Humble High School, The Cherubs have scribbled--on both the outside & the inside--of The Barney Cabinet. If you look really closely at the snap on the right, Kiddos from the Klass of '79 have posted their monikers on the inside of the cabinet door. That's 30 years, folks...When the World was Very, Very Young!
Every classroom at OHHS has a cabinet. All of them--except for Mrs. Scribe's--is of a generic wood color. Ours became Barney Purple way back in 1995 or so, when 2 our our Yearbook Cherubs chose to Go Hog Wild with Purple Paint. On the walls, on the cabinet, on the ceiling, on their feet. Even Ellas Numera Una y Dos participated in these shenanigans. We were a tad sad a few years later when the school district folks came in and painted over their handiwork...everything but The Barney Cabinet, that is!
We especially enjoy the newspaper clipping, shown in the snap on the left, which features a quintessential Harry Truman quote. Don't know where this clip originated, or with whom, but it's priceless: "I never give them hell; I just tell them the truth and they think it is hell."
Pretty much sums up How We Feel. And we believe Candid Carrie, as part of her Friday Foto Finish Fiesta, would agree!