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Story from my childhood [ a substitute teacher]


When I first started going to school.

That was before they had kindergarden LOL. Most of us already knew our A B Cs and could count to 100 and read some.

Any how I went to a one room school house. Outdoor privys, Small building for coal storage, Central heat was the coal stove at the rear of the class room, Yes we had electric lights LOL. A recreational area with a ball diamond, swing set, tetter totter,

Oh, We use to walk to school. I walked maybe one mile each way. Got a little older I had a bike to ride.

We always had the same teacher for the 8 grades in the school. Went to high school they had one centralized building for that.

Any how one year the teacher was out for a length of time and we had a substitute. I was maybe in the 3rd or 4th grade. Every morning before classes started she use to read us a few pages from a childrens book. The stories were from the Uncle Wiggly series.

I use to enjoy listening to her read those stories in the morning. I have forgotten the story lines in the books but I always remember her taking the time to read them.

Thank you Substitute Teacher.

The book series. I just looked them up to see if they were located on the web


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Comment by phileight - March 4, 2011, 7:12 pm
I now have fond memories of walking to school. no snow days. I remember days so cold that the creeks were frozen solid, still went to school.   the outdoor toilets could get a bit ripe on warm days. the coal stoves felt good when you came in on a cold day. if you sat too close to them the heat would put you to sleep. I got a few love taps to wake me up. We did have 4 rooms for eight grades. same teachers for 2 years. thanks for reminding me
TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - March 7, 2011, 1:12 pm
Nice story, thanx for sharing it Jap!!

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