Part 2 of my story continues during band week. During band week, the individual sections of the band tend to eat lunch together somewhere off campus. Well, this one day, the clarinets decided to go to Rosa’s Café, which is a little Mexican restaurant that is known for their amazing homemade tortillas. And they, too, have the yummy bear shaped honey (to put on your tortillas and eat them alone… So so good). So I was sitting a table of freshmen and a few upperclassmen. And somehow it came up in conversation that I ate a spoonful of honey at leadership camp to “give me energy” (since I really need more!!!). Then one of the freshman said, “I’ll take a spoonful of honey with you, Lynn.” It’s not like I was saying we do it, it just happened. After about 2 minutes, the entire table decided that we would all take a spoonful of honey together. And on the count of 3, we all did. It was hysterical! Again, a spoonful of honey is SO sweet (and you won’t actually realize this unless you do it yourself). So these freshmen said to me, “This is so much fun! I like traditions!” And even though it wasn’t a tradition, it kind of turned into one. After some prodding from the freshmen, I agreed to bring a few jugs of honey (bear-shaped, of course) to the football game and some of the clarinets all took a spoonful of honey together. But first, please realize this. We can’t just eat honey together without first singing our song (to the tune of Mary Poppins’ “Just a Spoonful of Sugar”):
Just a spoonful of honey makes the clarinets so loud, the clarinets so loud, the clarinets so loud. Just a spoonful of honey makes the clarinets so loud, in the most delightful way.
And then, on the next beat, we all eat our honey.
For that first game, we decided to “talk” to Dr. Odajima (he’s the head marching band director), Dr. Espinosa (he does a lot: TBS sponsor, head of courtside players band, and assistant marching band director), and Dr. Wilson (he’s the head director of all bands) about our honey. We wanted them to enjoy it with us. So, we walked up to the table where the three of them were sitting. And I asked, “Would you all like to join in part of a new clarinet tradition?” Nervously they smiled and asked what. I showed them the bear-honey and said that we take a spoonful of honey together. Dr. Odajima literally got up and almost RAN away. Apparently, he does not like honey. He did say “No thanks” before he ran off though. Both Dr. Wilson (excitedly) and Dr. Espinosa (nervously) agreed to take part in our spoonful of honey with us. Here’s a picture of Dr. E’s face as he “enjoyed” our honey with us.
Here I am in the middle of the circle (with my back to the picture) introducing our tradition to the parents.
This brings me the final chapter of my lengthy saga. So, Dr. Wilson really loves biscuits and honey, eh? I’ll give you one guess as to who volunteered (extremely excitedly) to please Dr. Wilson this week!!! So first I had to make the biscuits. Here are the some of the biscuits I made. Don’t they look yummy?
So, I got a hug and let him return back to work, with a promise to give him a link to this page. Hope you enjoyed your biscuits and honey, Dr. Wilson!
MLITB and MOTS,