Growing up in the Yakima school district, both as a student and as my parents worked for the school district (my mom was office manager at McClure while my dad was a music teacher at several schools) I've learned plenty, and not just from books. Here are several things that if you only understand if you went to schools in Yakima.
You had Lucy Valderhaug for 'Sex Ed'
You probably had the same teacher as your older brother or sister
You skipped school at least once to go to the fair.
You knew where your school's 'smokers corner' was.
You looked forward to library so you wouldn't have to do much.
In high school, you probably dated someone one of your friends already dated.
You didn't like going to school, but you'd still hang out there during the weekend.
Before woodbark on playgrounds, it was pebbles or recycled shredded tires to protect your fall.
It got awkward to run into your teachers at the store -- especially when they were buying beer or wine.
You'd have the spouse of one your elementary teachers in middle or high school.
If you didn't feel like going to PE, you'd 'conveniently' forget your gym clothes.
You knew someone in high school who was 20 years old.
You WERE that guy in high school that was 20 years old.
not for everyone.
Peddling 'World's Finest Chocolates'
Your math teacher was also your volleyball coach.
Square Dancing was a P.E. class
You attended YV-Tech to get out of school for half the day.
Staying home meant watching 'Price is Right'