Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Elementary School Memories

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Night time once more – 

time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!



Right here is your task should you select to play alongside (cue the Mission Inconceivable music):


1)  What elementary college recollections do you could have?  Share a few of them – decide a 12 months, or focus on the entire expertise.  Was this among the best occasions in your life?  Or not?


2)  Inform us about your elementary college recollections and the highlights of that point of your life – in your personal weblog publish, in a remark to this weblog publish, or on Fb.  Be sure you depart a remark with a hyperlink to your weblog publish on this publish.

This is mine:

I used to be in fifth grade at Brooklyn Elementary Faculty in San Diego (situated on thirtieth Road between Ash and A Streets) in 1953-4.  My trainer was Mr. de la Torre.  I do not recall most of the names of my classmates – I do recall Steve and Gordon had been my two greatest buddies.  

Throughout that college 12 months, I had my solely “struggle” with one other boy after an argument.  I hit him within the arm and he ran off.  Often, I used to be the one who ran off when confronted by a bully.

I served on the Faculty Security Patrol as a Sergeant, that means I bought to carry the crossing stick and blow the whistle for the opposite patrol boys to cease the site visitors.  Officer Tazelaar (certainly one of my mother and father’ buddies) was the San Diego police officer answerable for our security patrol.  On the finish of the 12 months, I used to be promoted to Provide Sergeant, second in control of the patrol to my buddy Steve, who was named Lieutenant. 

I recall that I used to be on the varsity 10″ softball workforce that performed different colleges each week throughout the spring – this was the one organized workforce I ever performed on.  I by no means may hit due to my eyes, and I normally performed proper subject as a result of I used to be left-handed.  I bunted so much and tried to hit to left subject.  However I bought to play.

I rode my bike to and from college each day – eight blocks down thirtieth Road.  It was more durable coming residence due to the hill between Date and Elm Streets.  This was additionally the 12 months that Gordon and I began the paper route for the twice-weekly San Diego Impartial newspaper (35 cents a month).  

Steve and I, and a number of other others, had been actually into buying and selling baseball playing cards, and baseball on the whole.  We adopted the field scores, and particularly the Cleveland Indians for the reason that San Diego Padres had been their Triple-A farm workforce.  My favourite participant was Rocky Colavito, and Steve’s was Herb Rating, each of whom had performed for the Padres.  I rode my bike throughout San Diego to seek out playing cards that I did not have, and extras of these I already had, to commerce with the opposite guys.  We had been at all times chewing the pink bubble gum slab too.  

1954 was the 12 months that the San Diego Padres minor league workforce gained their first Pacific Coast League pennant.  My brother and I rooted for them, and we took the Quantity 2 bus down thirtieth Road and Broadway to Lane Area  (foot of Broadway in downtown San Diego) on many weekend nights to look at them play.  Once we did not go to the sport, we listened to it on the radio with broadcaster Al Schuss.  His residence run name was “And there it goes!”  

We additionally performed baseball video games and contact or flag soccer video games down at Grape Road Park on weekends.  In soccer, I used to be normally the quarterback and made up the performs.  We roamed the paths within the canyons close to the park, created small forts, performed Cowboys and Indians, and tried to steal golf balls from the fairways of the golf course.  


My household took their first actual trip in 1954 – my dad, mother and brother Stan (age 7).  We drove from San Diego to Bass Lake in central California, north of Fresno and south of Yosemite Natinal Park.  We rented a cabin for per week proper on the lake, and swam and rowed a ship and fished nearly each day.  Someday we drove into Yosemite and noticed many waterfalls, the large lodge, the large Sequoia timber, and had been awestruck by all of it.  

I’ve at all times thought that 1954 and fifth grade was about the most effective 12 months of my life.  

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