Real Memory or Afterschool Special?

Have you ever had a memory that you weren’t sure was really yours?

The news over the weekend about Whitney Houston’s untimely death has me wondering about a vague recollection I have from high school, one where we had a school assembly or pep rally – I picture being in the Binghamton High School gym – where Whitney’s “The Greatest Love of All” was, basically, the centerpiece of the event. I don’t remember much else, other than an impression that it was some sort of self esteem-building thing. I mean, how could it not be, with this being the soundtrack:

What I am wondering, though, is whether or not this actually took place. It’s entirely possible that I saw something like that on an Afterschool Special and, some 25-ish years later, think it happened in my life.

So, I ask you, any high school friends* who may read this… Was this real? Or is my memory shot?


*And/or my siblings, of course – we did overlap a couple of years at BHS, after all.

2 thoughts on “Real Memory or Afterschool Special?

  1. Eileen February 13, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Before my time at BHS (song was released April 1986). Sorry, that leaves B as your sibling resource.

  2. Gloria Larson February 14, 2012 / 12:50 am

    I definitely do not remember that, if it ever did happen!

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