Slice of Life 15: Two Truths and a Lie

(During March, I am blogging daily as a part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge!)

I am traveling this weekend so this post invites you the reader to “think” and respond!

An icebreaker commonly used at large professional development sessions is called “Two Truths and a Lie.”  Each person records two truths and a lie and then shares them with another person that they do not know. The listener is supposed to determine which statements are Truths (facts) and which one is the Lie.

Today’s variation in this blog is 2 Truths and 1 Lie about my dad’s education and then 2 Truths and 1 Lie about my education.  See if you can spot the “Lie” for dad and me.  Enter your answers  in the comments.  I’ll be back later with clues.

My dad and education:

1) Dad went to a one-room schoolhouse for elementary.

2) Dad walked a mile to school (one way) from his aunt and uncle’s house where he lived during the week.

3. Dad and his brother were the first in his family to graduate from high school.

Fran’s education:

A.  I went to a four room country school for kindergarten.

B.  My third grade and sixth grade teachers had taught my dad.

C. We did not have snow days where we missed school during kindergarten because a dad would put straw in the pickup and haul all the kids and neighbors’ kids to school!

Did you spot them?  Dad’s lie?  My lie?  Share your guess and your thinking in the comments below!

Special thanks to the hosts of the Slice of Life Challenge:  StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna, and Beth.   More Slice of Life posts can be found at  Two Writing Teachers .

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20 responses

  1. My guess – Your dad’s lie #3 Your lie A. You are very good at this game. I have now taught two generations of students. I look forward to reading more about you and your dad.

    1. 1 correct answer ! ! !

  2. Dad #2
    You C
    Total guesses on my part. Walking a miles seems familiar in lots of family stories and I even had snow days and I am old:)

  3. They all seem plausible to me, Fran! Think I’ll check back later for clues.

    1. Sorry, Catherine! I did not end up connected to Internet today….face to face family connections!

  4. They do all seem plausible, so here are my guesses:

    Fir Dad:2) Dad walked a mile to school (one way) from his aunt and uncle’s house where he lived during the week.

    For you: B. My third grade and sixth grade teachers had taught my dad.

  5. Well, that’s a tough one. I can see all three statements about your dad as true. Thinking we are from a similar generation, the first two of these statements would have been true for my dad. But I’m going with the third as the lie. My dad’s parents both graduated from high school. And my grandmother attended Illinois State University’s Normal School. She, for a brief time, was a teacher.

    Now for you. Humph. My fourth grade teacher was my dad’s K teacher. She spanked him the first day of school. Made him take down his overalls in front of everyone. She was an old maid. Her fiancé had died in the war. She was bitter in school though outside of school, she was a bit nicer. I like the image of your dad loading everyone up on snow days. But I’m a farm girl and I remember snow too deep for a pick-ups passage and winds too chilling to put kids in the truck bed for a ride to town. So that’s my pick for your lie.

    Enjoying your walks down memory’s lane.

  6. No idea, so I guess I will just have to guess:
    Dad: #3
    You: #C

    I look forward to seeing the truths!

    1. 1 correct; great guess

  7. Dad #2
    You A
    Now, to tune in tomorrow and learn if I guessed right.

  8. Hmmm. Dad 3. You b.

  9. Awesome guesses and reasoning.
    In Kentucky with my son and daughter-in-law. We celebrated Christmas and Julie’s dad’s birthday today. Fabulous day with perfect weather!

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