Monthly Archives: November 2006

The classrooms of the Thirties and Forties

Our school in the 30’s was very different from today’s classrooms.  Each child had a desk attached to a chair.  The top of the desk would lift up to a storage drawer in which we kept our own supplies such … Continue reading

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Perms, Piano Lessons, and Christmas

Every year in the autumn we got a free Christmas catalog from Montgomery Wards and Sears Roebuck which were huge mail order department stores.  We would spend hours perusing and dreaming of what we would most like to have for … Continue reading

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