Before embarking on our Sophomore year at EHHS, a few words about the Meadowbrook Moms. Generalizations are neither fair nor particularly accurate but, I think in the case of our Meadowbrook Moms, some generalizations might be useful to help understand how some of our juvenile perceptions of class and taste originally developed.
The majority of us were only one or two generations removed from a sort of frontier farm life. A lot of our parents grew up in smaller suburban homes like those found in the older Poly neighborhoods and farther south. In fact, a lot of our Moms and Dads, grew up in Polytechnic and graduated from Poly High School. A smaller number of them grew up in the Handley area and an increasing number of them, as they moved into the newer Meadowbrook neighborhoods, came from elsewhere but, usually not other parts of Ft. Worth.
Former classmates have told of their more modest home lives, including one household that made do with slicing their Snickers into 6-pieces for a taste of something sweet after dinner—Snickers were 5¢ then. Others told of how special the family treat was when they got to go out and eat at one of the hamburger stands, six to a bathroom, etc. For others of us, such things were not seen as anything special. Small differences, to be sure but, quite large when experienced by children.