The school in nearby Osage was built and finished so that I could attend First Grade in the new school in 1957. No country school for me..my parents bought a farm close to a country school with thoughts that their children wouldn’t have far to walk to school. I rode the bus. Ivan Siegford was the bus driver. He and his wife owned the Hardware store in Ponsford. I got on the bus at 7:45 to 7:50 every morning to ride six miles in to school.
The old school has been renovated and it is now apartments. We were invited there one afternoon last week for coffee. One of Far Guys shirt tail relatives lives there.
I stood in line to get on the bus in this covered area for four years.
I could hardly believe that the drinking fountain between the first and fourth grade classes was still there. It looks so short. I stood in line here too.
I think the door on the left was a furnace room. The double door further down was the milk room..that is where we went to have our milk break and it was also the room were the girls were segregated from the boys to watch a short film on how our bodies were changing. The boys were oh so curious what the girls film was all about. As far as I remember the boys had no film to watch in a darkened room with the School Nurse.
Straight ahead was the entrance to the gymnasium/lunch room. To the right are two doors one was the in to the lunch counter and one was the out. The “in” door is not in the photo..and that white door has been added. I stood in line at the “in” part to get lunch. I loved school lunch..Spanish Rice was one of my favorites and green beans and cooked carrots and peaches. We were encouraged to finish our lunch and we had to show our lunch tray to the Principal Mr. Vaadland before we could leave the lunch room.
It was an interesting afternoon that brought about many memories:)