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Centennial History Book

Every community has cherishedREMINISCENCES


by Sophia Sollers

I attended School District No. 98 which was located one-halfmile west of the Oath Farmer home or the Fred Schultz farmnow. There was a large attendance sometimes as many astwenty to forty pupils. We had only one teacher for all of thestudents. The teachers that taught when I attended schoolwere Mrs. Eggleston, the mother of Morna Crampton, Mrs.Hutchinson, Marian Berwick, Ray Mackey, Fronie Smith,Ruth Harrington and Amy (Mercer) Humphreus. We tookabout six subjects. Math was my favorite.

We walked to school if weather permitted and carried ourlunches. The water was carried to school by some of the pupils.The teacher’s pay was from $40 to $50 per month. Theteacher did the janitor work besides her job of teaching.

We would have box suppers or pie socials which were a lot offun. The boxes or pies were sold to the highest bidder. It wasalways fun to see who would buy our box or pie. As it is now,kids always had special friends. The school would spent themoney that was taken in at these socials for something thatwas needed, as new maps, a globe, or maybe an organ.

We played ball, drop the handkerchief, Ante I Over, hideand go seek, pump, pump pull away, tag, fox and goose, catand mouse, and in the winter sometimes we would go skating.

We would have a big Christmas program. There werealways special treats from the school board and the teacher.

Later this school house was moved to the Harry Taylor section.

Still later this school was consolidated with the FarnamSchool.

Those were good school days and I have many pleasantmemories.

Published: 4/21/2024 -
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