To this day I still have my workbook. I think the textbook was called An American Pageant. Or something. I don't have the textbook, unfortunately. Just the workbook. Lugging it move after move. Saving it along with every page of math notes I ever took from 7th grade on. Not much else has survived from my high school paper stash. I used to wonder if I would ever burn my workbook too. Maybe one year I'd be really cold and use it as fuel. But considering how unlikely it is I'll ever have a real fireplace (let alone a gas one), that scenario is pretty far fetched.
So what should I do with my AP American History workbook? It represents many hours of laboriously scanning the chapter I was supposed to read to fill in the blanks, do short answers, and other tricky time consuming tasks that I was loathe to do. No wonder Jay burned it.
I remember 3 things from that class.
1) Tariff of Abominations, 1928
2) Battle of Wounded Knee, 1890
3) The Louisiana Purchase, 1803, purchased for 15 million dollars at 3 cents per acre.
And that remains my sum total memory of the class.
So Should I ...
a) burn it on my next camping trip
b) bequeath it to Jay in my will
c) be buried with it?
Important decisions here. Tricky. Very Tricky.