Somehow I have the idea it was JFK who started the fitness standards? Is that right? I remember doing lousy at most of them, but after a bit of practice I could do the situps. Was one of them the bent-arm hang? I think I used to fall right off after a few seconds.

I was the short kid with glasses who was close to the last one picked for any team. Softball was the worst. I preferred basketball even though I was short. Why did we only do archery for one day? I would have liked to do that for a month.