Friday, July 15, 2011

My Elementary School

My elementary school has a Facebook page and there's a sudden spate of messages asking about former classmates, remembering favorite teachers, one of the long-time principals of the school who had everyone playing soccer,  the music teachers, the playground and the trees behind the school where everyone played during recess. Some remember spelling bees and Weekly Readers. Some are recalling field trips.  Some are recalling air raid drills. Some remember the announcement that JFK had been assassinated. (Some - like me - were long out of elementary school when that event occurred.)   Many remember the penny candy store a couple of blocks from the school.  Could it be that some had good experiences in a public elementary school?  Maybe it was the good old days?  I suppose the people who did not like their time at this elementary school failed to register their views.

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