In 1973, Dale Irby, a teacher at Prestonwood Elementary in Dallas, decided to wear a polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater for school-picture day. Without realizing it, he wore the same outfit the following year. According to the Dallas News, Dale’s wife noticed the emerging trend and dared him to do it a third year. And then they figured, ‘Why stop?’ The tradition continued 40 years in total, until Dale and his outfit retired this year.
Fun! Note, too, how many years he wore any single pair of glasses! A handsome Texan who looks like he’s had a happy life so far. Happy retirement, Mr. Irby!
The kids must have thought it was hilarious! Bet he was a fun teacher.
All teachers have their little tricks to stay sane. Wearing the same clothes is the least of them….
It’s the little things that make life fun!