With all the talk of Bag Days, I just wanted to remember Miss Jane Lynch. Miss Lynch was my French teacher at Winnacunnet High School in 1978. On February 7, 1978 the governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency closing roads to nonessential vehicles…
1. February 7 through 12, 1978, are hereby declared to be legal holidays within the aforementioned counties; provided, however, that on February 10 and 11 all banks, retail food and drug stores, and such other businesses as I by order may permit may, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, open for business, and on February 12 retail food and drug stores may, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, open for business throughout the Commonwealth.
Imagine our surprise when Miss Lynch, who was from Newburyport, was standing at the front of the room when our class reconvened. Miss Lynch declared herself, her job, and her vehicle essential and sneaked across the border to teach french every day of the emergency.
Merci beaucoup, Mademoiselle Lynch!