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B is for Baler

My theme for #23 Round of ABC Wednesday: Signs & Such of San Benito County, California

The mascot for San Benito High School, also known as Hollister High School, is the Baler. The mascot is not the machine that turns loose hay into compacted bales. Uh uh. It's the farmer who once upon a time cultivated hay by hand.

When I was in school, nearly 50 years ago, we were formally known as the Haybalers. I have no idea when the name was shortened to Baler. What I do know is this: Once a Baler, always a Baler.
2010 San Benito Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo Parade

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  1. Unique photos and word for B!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. The high school has two names? Interesting mascot. We were the Saxons.

    1. Saxons is a unique mascot in my book.

      San Benito High School is the formal name. Hollister High is what most of us oldsters say. Oldsters from the days when the high school was called San Benito Joint Union High School when it was the only high school in the county. Too much of a mouthful.

  3. I know what a baler is. They just got done putting up the hay around here.
    Coffee is on

  4. Would never take my school as a reference ! I hated school ! lol !

  5. Mine was a English swordsman called a cavalier

    my middle and elem school used the wildcat mascot

    1. We used to live next to a street named Navellier. Whenever we drove on it, I'd try to make up a rhyme about The Cavalier on Navellier.

  6. WHat a lovely story...sweet memories Always do well don't they

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  7. You gotta love the way language evolves. :)

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    1. Recently I've discovered that the rally club skills from long ago do translate well while participating in a protest. :-0


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