|A calculating-looking Dick Cheney, age 5, in his College View kindergarten class|
in 1946 after "transferring" from his first kindergarten class at Randolph School
The previous year, Cheney had told Van Neste's former teaching assistant, Phyllis Acklie, that one of his fondest Nebraska memories was attending kindergarten at Randolph Elementary School and being in Van Neste's class.
What Cheney didn't say was that Neste hardly remembered him (perhaps she was being diplomatic) because that fall, in 1946, five-year-old Dick Cheney
So Yale may not have been the first educational institution to have asked Cheney to leave.
This story gets better.
After friends and family of Miss Sylvia Harney (nee Korbel), Cheney's College View teacher, got wind of the slight, the White House sent a belated invitation to her as well as Van Neste.
Harney did remember Cheney — vividly.
"He just took over," she told the Lincoln Journal-Star.
Full disclosure: This post was written by a proud graduate of Calvert Elementary School, AKA College View Elementary School (national ranking: low).