Recollections of Crockett
"...who were all those strange
urchins from Crockett Elementary? Go Bears! (Were we really the Bears? I
remember voting, just forgot the outcome.) I do remember the janitor: "Hey,
Clarence!!" "Whut you boys doin'?"
I also remember miscreants having to walk back and forth behind the office
carrying bricks, though I never did time myself, of course. Or at least I've
made a point to forget it.
Aerial Bombardment, physical fitness tests, blown-on asbestos insulation in the
third and fourth grade building (not to mention a special assembly on the
wonders of asbestos, cough, cough), great cafeteria rolls, horrible cafeteria
meatloaf, goofy-ass folk dancing on the cafeteria stage (as the announcer, ahem,
I managed to avoid that embarrassment; I got to look goofy standing still), some
yahoo in a cardboard Abe Lincoln hat running for student council president and
getting beaten by William -- and, of course, the famous plywood shadowbox movie
screen with the aluminum spray-paint surface that could be viewed by as many as
three children at a time -- out of 35 -- as long as they sat no more than five
degrees off dead center in front of it (later, someone discovered curtains, and
the rest of us finally got to see the films, whereupon we discovered that we
hadn't missed anything.
Still, it was a lot more fun than being taught something."
by Steve Kelton
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