So, I was browsing about on Pinterest, and I ran across a board created by a woman who claims she was a "70s child." Most of the pins there were things from the 1970s, like Charlie's Angels, mood rings, and Avon solid perfume pins. Granted, she did have a couple of anachronisms, such as one pin of a drive-in movie theatre with all 1950s cars parked there.
But the pin that bothered me was one of kids saying the Pledge of Allegiance in a classroom -- and underneath the pic, the woman had written that she remember saying the Pledge every day, right after the prayer.
What the heck?!
We never prayed in school when I was a kid. (OK, at graduation ceremonies, yes, but it ALWAYS felt wrong and forced.) And I'm talking about Utah, here. Outside of the Vatican, it's pretty hard to find a more religious place. My older family members do not remember praying in school, either. And I'm not sure my parents ever did. (I'll have to ask.)
So, my question to you readers is this: if you attended a US public school as a child, did you pray in school? And if so, when did you attend and where? Obviously, some podunk town in Alabama in the 1940s would be more likely to have school prayer than New York City in the 1990s, but I am still curious. Could this woman actually be right and remember school prayer in a public school in the 1970s????
What do you think?