That’s a joke… And this is curious…and maybe vestigial
I didn’t go to Hill-Murray… I went to Stillwater, and HM was a regular suburban east opponent, always on the schedule for everything. My father went to Hill-Murray, so I was inclined to think favorably of the school … go Pioneers… while my own Pony schoolmates generally did not… Which is to note, there is this ambient loathing of Hill-Murray in many places. HM is a private school, I suppose people don’t like it because its ‘rich kids’. Yeah well that’s a bit of an inauthentic chip to have on your shoulder in a lot of places. We ain’t slumming it in Stillwater, not now, not in the 80’s. And I don’t think ‘rich kids’ and ‘Catholic school’ goes together naturally, though HM certainly is expensive now. I just instructed the boys that bigotry against Catholics was a thing that used to exist… not that I myself ever faced it in a meaningful way…. But you’d be exposed to some attitude now and then, specially if people assumed you were just another Swedish Lutheran. I experienced that. Vaguely, this HM thing strikes me as a remnant of that.