Tuesday, September 9, 2008


These are excuse notes that school secretaries have actually received. Some of these were in an article in the Detroit News back in the 1970s.

“Please excuse John for being absent Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33.”

“Please excuse Joey Friday. He had loose vowels.”

“Karl was hit yesterday playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.”

“Please excuse Gloria. She has been sick and under the doctor.”

“Please excuse Sarah from being absent yesterday. She was sick and I had her shot.”

"Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday."

"Sally won’t be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral."

"My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the Marines."

"Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well."

"Please excuse Mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps."

“Please excuse Johnny for being. It was his father’s fault.”


Amy said...


Those excuses remind me of Epstein on Welcome Back Kotter...Do you remember him and that show?

All of his notes to Mr. Kotter would be signed, "Epstein's Mother." ;)

Reggie Boppy said...

Ha ha, those are funny :) Only 100 days to go Tracey!

Annie said...

OH I actually snort laughed. Too funny.

Michele said...

Those are funny!

L L said...

those are FUNNY!!

It does remind me of Epstein too!