I had the occasion to scan some very old photographs. They are from Jackie. She was gracious enough to share so that we could make copies for the museum.
In 1958-1959 Far Guy was in third grade.
He is in the back row..second boy from the right. I asked him what the teachers name was. He does not recall. Perhaps blog reader Ann knows, she is in the second row fifth from the left..with the poufy hair! Jackie is the gal next to Far Guy..he had to take turns..between he and his friend Mark they are standing next to Jackie in many of the old class photos. There were several class sections per grade.
This photo was taken fifty-three years ago..most everyone in this photo is retired or thinking about it. We spoke with Betty the other day..the little gal in the second row sixth from the left..she is counting the years and the days until she is 65.
I asked Far Guy what he remembered about third grade. He said “ I don’t recall the teachers name or anything that happened that year.”
My third grade memories:
Third grade seems so long ago..I remember it as the year that I learned how to do long division. I struggled and struggled with it..until one day the light must have come on, from then on I could do long division.
My Teacher was Mrs. Stearns..a neighbor lady who died just last year. She was a wonderful teacher. She had beautiful dark hair and wore red lipstick. We said The Pledge of Allegiance in the morning and prayed before going for lunch in the cafeteria/gym.
I can almost feel the hard desk seat that swiveled to the side and see the desk that had a top that lifted up to expose where all my books and supplies were neatly stored. The stub of a pencil is posed over my math paper, when I am not forming numbers I am making teeth marks in the outer shell of the yellow pencil.
Do you have any third grade memories that you would like to share today? :)