When I went to school all the desks we sat in had inkwells for the ink pens.
My first grade school room had those desks with inkwells in them. I remember that on my first day of school, the girl that sat in the desk, in front of mine, had long, black pig tails, that fell back on top of my desk., tempting me. I remember that I couldn't resist temptation, and dipped one of her pigtails into my inkwell, and naturally, the ink slopped all over my desktop, and the pigtail owner's back, causing an unbelievable hullabaloo, followed by my receiving a thrashing, that I'll never forget. That girl didn't hold a grudge, and became a lifelong friend.When I went to school all the desks we sat in had inkwells for the ink pens.
For certain we were better for all of that. I recall teacher Mrs. McCartney asking us to memorize the Christmas Story (Matt 1) for recital in 1st grade class 1952. There were two Jewish kids in that class. They were excused to the libary during our recital. No teacher fired, no principal fired, no superintendent of schools fired in Alice, TX over this!! We all "got along" just fine.We started every day at school with The National Anthem, The Pledge of allegiance , and Prayer. Every class room had a Flag hanging front and center, and a Bible on the teachers desk. We were better and stronger for it.
You mentioned the pledge of allegiance,did u know it was changed just after Pres. Roosevelt declared war on Japan,Italy & Germany?in school we used to start the pledge w/our right hand over our heart & say "I pledge allegiance to the flag" & on the word flag we would extend our right arm up towards the flag the same way the Germans did their salute so that was eliminated & the right hand was kept over the heart like it still is now.We started every day at school with The National Anthem, The Pledge of allegiance , and Prayer. Every class room had a Flag hanging front and center, and a Bible on the teachers desk. We were better and stronger for it.
I had a windmill next door, and still recall the tink tink tink sounds it made. We also had a water well, but it pumped with a short stroke electric rod pump. Completed at about 280', and visitors always said our water tasted better than city water.Do people remember windmills?