“Leon, can you give me your English composition?” I asked.
“It’s in my locker,” Leon answered.
“Can you get it please?”
“I lost the key,” he replied.
“Right,” I thought.
So I turned to Morris. “Morris, your English composition?”
“It’s in Leon’s locker,” he said without blinking an eye.
This was the dynamic duo. Leon Camhi and Moris Sasson who could have had a future writing songs for musicals on Broadway. Instead, they wrote songs for all the teachers before graduation in June of 1980.
At the moment, I lived in Chia and rode a “flota”, intermunicipal bus, every day to school.
I also had written a list of “crimes” that the students committed in class. A list of ten crimes. And if any student committed a crime, they had to write an extra English composition, and if they didn’t give it to me, they got a 1.0!
Crime Number 1: Throwing chalk.
Crime Number 2: Taking somebody’s shoe.
Crime Number 3: Throwing somebody’s shoe.
So when the Dynamic Duo got around to singing their song for me, it was simple. Try singing these words to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”:
“Danny Voll went to school, riding on a flota.
“If you commit a crime in class, you’re gonna get a nota!” La la la la la…
Crack me up.
You must know, however, that Alfonso Soued DID give me his English composition, a diligent young fellow. And it was Alfonso who got the English prize in graduation that year! 1980.