Growing up in rural Missouri in the 1950s often times meant you attended a one-room school!
It's amazing to look at this old photo of our little school and think about all of the incredible experiences that happened within its walls. Of course a lot of really great learning occurred outside during recesses, too! :)
At the time the following picture was taken grades one through eight attended school here. . .all students were taught by one teacher.
I think I was in third grade that year. I'm on the front row, third from right.
I look at those sweet little faces from so long ago and wonder about the lives they all had. I lost contact with most of them as the years went by and we scattered. One of the wonderful perks about living in this day and age is Facebook because I have reconnected with three of those people!!
Anyway, this post came about this morning as I was thinking about an April Fools Day so many years ago at my one room school.
We had a little room that was our "cafeteria" where we ate lunch. I don't recall if lunch times were staggered by grades or if we all piled in at the same time, but I do vividly remember that April day when we were in there. We were given our little cartons of milk and paper straws to go along with our food. As we settled down to the business of lunch, it soon became apparent that we couldn't get the milk to come up through our straws. What was going on? That's when we saw how our "cook" was getting a kick out of our straw struggles ! Evidentaly she had poked paper down inside each one as an April Fools joke.
She got us that day. . .and in doing so, she left a memory that has lasted a life time.
I was telling THE STONE RABBIT my story recently. It made him think about how he'd like to play a little prank on a couple of his fellow concrete bunny pals, so he went to be library and found this awesome book!
I hope you have a fun April Fools Day and a great Pink Saturday weekend!
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