Monthly Archives: May 2013

Food

Food In 8th grade girls took Cooking and boys took Sheet Metal. Our cooking teacher was sweet and patient, unlike our sewing teacher. We began with practical things like equivalent measures: number of teaspoons in a tablespoon, tablespoons in a … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Today Memorial Day is all about a long weekend , retail sales, and barbecues. Some towns still have a small parade, but the true significance of the day is lost to most people. It was quite different in … Continue reading

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27 Guild Street

27 Guild Street (Rhymes with mild) May 23, 1942 was a momentous day for the Corson family. We moved from an apartment on the North Slope of Beacon Hill in Boston to a wonderful bungalow at the top of a … Continue reading

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Sewing

Sewing In Junior High, all girls in the 7th grade took sewing. (Boys took woodworking.) We used treadle machines which required delicate foot work, and we were all scared to death of the teacher because if you didn’t listen or … Continue reading

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Pleading the Fifth

Pleading the 5th 1953: I would graduate from the Roberts Junior High School in June. In the meantime, for months when I got home from school, Dot and my mother would be watching the McCarthy hearings. I learned that the … Continue reading

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More about Report Cards

More about Report Cards Beginning with fourth grade, we had the more traditional report card. However, subjects still did not have individual skill categories, and there were no teacher comments. Below are three grade-related anecdotes which all happen to be … Continue reading

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Report Cards

Report Cards If you find  it odd that in Grades 1, 2, and 3 (1944-1947) pupil weight was listed on the back of the report card, you will be really  amazed by the rest of the report card. Made of … Continue reading

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