School Days Articles

SCHOOL DAYS I am beginning a series of articles which I will call, School Days. When I attended school at WPSBC, during the fifties, sixties and seventies, school would formally begin the day after Labor Day. Of course, we would arrive on the afternoon of Labor Day, suitcases chock full of new clothes and new … Continue reading School Days Articles

The Milk Wagon

SCHOOL DAYS Mrs. Ivy Parker and Ellen’s adventures with the milk wagon. Mrs. Parker was our very strict second grade teacher. Very tall and extremely thin, she wielded a mean ruler which she used when we misbehaved, and was a stickler for doing things in just the right way. She could have been your typical … Continue reading The Milk Wagon

Memories of School Days Past

SCHOOL DAYS. Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair, said Simple Simon to the pie man, let me taste your ware. The Parent Teachers Organization or the Pto had many very loving and active parents, as it does to this day. Every election day, the PTO would hold a bake sale. Some … Continue reading Memories of School Days Past

Mrs. Caputo Update

I talked with Geraldine “Deannie” Caputo this morning.  Most of you will remember her as the bubbly and energetic health and physical education teacher from the 1960s through 1990s.  She sounded as feisty and vital as ever, despite the fact that she’ll turn 80 years old this year.  In fact, with the exception of some mild shoulder … Continue reading Mrs. Caputo Update