Saturday, August 28, 2010
School Time, ahh!
I smelled food cooking. The cafeteria was in the basement or what seemed like the basement, but in realty was probably the first floor.
I loved my first grade/second grade teacher, Mrs. Looney. She was so kind. My school contained two grades in one classroom. Mrs. (Beulah) Looney was my teacher. She was born on the fourth of July and lived to be over a hundred years old and only spent three or four in a care center. I learned some basic life experience in my first grade year...rural street smarts I like to call it.
I learned that those siblings that go to school feel superior over those who have to stay at home.
I learned once you go to school, it's a downhill push--meaning you'll always be expected to attend.
I learned that in a rural area you can't get away with anything, because...everyone knows everyone in your family.
I learned how to read. "Tom! Betty! See Flip run." (Susan said this in case you're interested.)
I learned I could walk through the neighbors' yards all by myself to get to the school. (My mother watched me the entire way, but I didn't know that until much much later.)
I learned that hot dogs can make you and the entire school deathly ill if not cooked properly.
I learned what it took to get me to the next level: second grade.
I learned to make friends.
I learned that school makes you tired.
And that was my first school experience.