Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday stuff

This is the last of the old pictures for this week. This one is of my first-grade class in 1957. I'm third from the right in the second row.

I can still remember the smell of the paste we used in class. The fat pencils we used were made from cedar. When you sharpened them, it smelled like Christmas. 

We spent hours in the garden today. Everything is not planted and we're waiting on Mother Nature to do her magic.

Tonight, I am whupped. It's time for tea and then a pillow against my face.

I hope you've received your stimulus check. We haven't yet :( 

First Row: David Washington, Unknown, Judy Cochran, Melissa Sides, Rosie Robbins, Larry Kizzah (maybe), Kitty Laughlin, Kenneth Rich, Paula McClain, Sara Spradlin. Second Row: Ruth Burroughs, Carolyn Dickie, Patsy Morton, Johnny Fendley, Linda Freeman, Dorothy Hicks, Rick Watson, Eugene Myrick, Charlotte Ellingburg. Third Row: Brenda Freeman, Roger Boyd, Deborah Hodges, Terry Wilson, Randy Peterson, Kay Goodwin, Kathy Daniels, Diane ????, Johnny Rainey.  The teacher is Ms. Carter.


  1. I hear you on the garden. Today 500 spring bulbs were delivered. They have been caught up in the postal overload and many are shooting.
    Stay well, stay safe.

  2. Wow, that's a large class but I bet everyone was well behaved and attentive.
    You were a cutie.
    Gardening is a big job. I've been cleaning flowerbeds and a bit of raking. I was tired too when I finally went to bed.
    Stay well and safe.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Look at all those little first grade faces. The photographer did well, they are all looking at the camera. Some are beaming at the camera, others have shy smiles and one or two look a little uncertain. Check shirts were very popular with the boys.
    I trust life treated them all as kindly as it could.

  4. I am so stinking proud of me, I looked at the picture before reading the blog, and picked you out. It was the dark hair methinks. Sherry was looking too but thought I was looking for her nephew Rickie. LOL I was saying a school class should all look the same but they do not, the time shows, we noted the 'girls' saddle oxford shoes.
    We always enjoy these old pictures.
    Sherry & jack

  5. You had a good and productive week and if you are tired, I'm thinking it's a good tired full of accomplishment. I don't think we ever forget those school days. Good memories for sure !

  6. Fun picture. I remember the paper we had to write on, grade Z. It had small chunks of wood in it that we had to write over, around and through.

  7. What a cool photo, so young and handsome

  8. I love good ole class pictures and you were so cute and sweet looking.


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