The girls are the 3rd generation of our family to attend their elementary school. It begin with Pap (on the left side he is the first boy in the second row). The old school was built in 1928. When Pap attended in the 40's the school had no electricity-but did have a generator to pump water into the restrooms. There was a hand dug well with a bucket to draw up water as well.
Pap shared some interesting things about his school days with me.
*They always got out in early May so they could help their parents plant the fields.
*When Pap first started school-the desks still had a place to hold your bottle of ink.
*The school did not serve breakfast.
*Lunch cost 10 cents and included 3 vegetables, a meat, and bread.
*Pap worked in the cafeteria to pay for his lunch.
*All you needed for school was a pencil and paper.
*Pap had an 8th grade teacher, Mr. Garrison, who let them do all their work on the chalk board. No writing everything down, no homework-just prove you understood by doing a problem on the board. Pap said he learned more from Mr. Garrison than all the other teachers he had put together.
Steve, Paul, and I all went to school in the same old building Pap did.
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