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Valentine’s Day 1957

The wooden classroom floors were scuffed and worn from first graders hard-soled shoes skipping, jumping, occasionally walking, and dragging mud and snow in from outside. By the time it was my turn to be a first grader in the old … Continue reading

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The Gift Exchange

December 1956. The first grade classroom crackled with excitement.  Small packages wrapped in bright papers rustled in our hands.  Make no mistake though,  Mrs. Gassman was still very  much in charge of the room.  We were all seated and squirming … Continue reading

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Back-to-school (Part 2)

  In my first grade classroom,  we each had our own desk.  The desks were nailed to the floor in rows and the desk was attached to the seat of the person in front of you.  The seats flipped up … Continue reading

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