We are slowly collecting class photos from Far Guy’s school days.
This is Mrs Tidrick’s 4th Grade class 1959-1960. Far Guy is in the back row second from the right. Seems there were a couple of “Cub Scouts” in his class. (Far Guy was a Cub Scout too, different Dens met different days of the week. Far Guy’s Mom was Den #7 leader…probably “A Wolf Pack”)
Far Guy said “I am wearing the same shirt as last years class photo?” I answered “Your Mom probably liked that shirt and bought it in a couple of sizes!”
He remembers very little about this year or the teacher. He does recall that this class was in the old school.
What he does remember is that every kid had to stand in front of the class and tell what their Dad did for a living. When it was his turn he said “My Dad is in the Outdoor Show Business.” The teacher asked “Movie Business?” No…Outdoor Show Business… she kept asking questions finally he just blurted out CARNIVAL Business…and that shut her up. He said all the kids knew anyways…just not the teacher.
Park Rapids Schools were big enough back then to have at least three sections of each grade. Trying to find all the sections of his graduating class throughout the years has been an adventure that continues.
School started yesterday as usual for Minnesota schools, the day after Labor Day is always the first day of school.