RE: [jacksongenealogy] Memories
- My sister wants to know if you are related to Mazie
Grider? She went to school with her.
--- Regina <rgpipes@...> wrote:
> I think Billy BURROUGHS or Mr. TOWNSEND took over__________________________________________________
> after Red THOMAS. I want
> to think it was Mr. TOWNSEND. Mr. TOWNSEND'S wife
> also taught there. Mrs.
> Phillis DAWSON was teaching there as well as a Mrs.
> ROLLAND or ROWLAND.
> Miss JENKINS taught there a few years. I think Mrs
> DAWSON lives in
> Scottsboro area but is re-married. Her first
> husband was shot and killed
> years ago at a party or after a party. She was
> running a formal clothing
> store on the square at one time. Mr. Burroughs
> taught school there when my
> mom Jerusha COOLEY GRIDER worked in the lunchroom.
> Ed TUBBS taught and was
> coach at Hollywood.
> -----Original Message-----
> I remember Mrs. Phillips well. Johnny McCrary, WA
> Haswell and myself used
> to chew tobacco in her class.
> We would make a paper hat which we used as a
> spittoon, we made several trips
> to to waste basket after spitting in them a couple
> of times and Mrs.
> Phillips nor any of the other students knew what we
> were doing.
> Wasn't Mrs. Vera Maude Holder the sister to Mrs.
> Sanders? There was also Mr. Tubbs and a dark haired
> lady who taught PE. She
> was always singing "Down Town". Do you remember her
> My most vivid memories were when Govonor Wallace
> made a trip to our school.
> He announced I believe that the text books would be
> free to all students. I
> was so relieved, being from a large family of 11
> children I no longer had to
> fear having to quit school.
> The next memory is when the schools were integrated.
> We only had one black student in our class. He was
> so quiet. I felt so
> sorry for him. I knew how I would feel if I were
> There was also a teacher by the name Townsend which
> I married Mr
> Burrough,the principal, after Red Thomas left. Help
> me remember...was there
> a Mr and Mrs Townsend?? Mrs Townsend may not have
> married Mr Burrough. She
> was the first pregnant lady I remember and she was
> Reading about all the memories prompted me to take a
> trip to Rorex Hollow
> yesterday. It was about a mile hike around the
> mountain, but we found the
> the place where we used to live. It was all grown
> up and nothing left but
> the broken chimmney and the rocks of the foundation.
> This was where we
> lived when my older brother started school. He got
> new clothes and I could
> hardley wait until I stated school so I could get
> some new clothes. I got a
> new dress to wear the first day, but it didn't come
> from a store it was made
> from a feed sack!! I still loved it though because
> it had pockets on it.
> I started school at Fackler and later moved to
> Hollywood. I remember the
> train-bus accident in Fackler which claimed 4 lives,
> and hospitalized
> several others.
> There were Corbetts, Beavers, and McCray children
> Who could forget going to Mutt McGuffey's store, or
> the large cow bell the
> teacher rang when recess was over, playing jump rope
> and sea sawing, or
> chewing bubble gum to see who could blow the biggest
> Ah....to be a kid again!!! Everything is so
> different for our grandchildren
> with all the technology. I often wonder what their
> memories will be like.
> Its hard to believe theirs will be as good as ours
> seemed to be. I wouldn't
> take a million dollars for my memories.
> --- Regina <rgpipes@...> wrote:
> > This is the most active I have seen Jackson County
> list. It is so
> > good to see so many post their memories. I feel
> that several people
> > that has been sitting back and afraid to ask
> questions are now jumping
> > in and asking questions and also trying to help
> each other.
> > Please keep the questions and
> > memories coming. It is so good to see this list
> finally come alive.
> > When I started school at Hollywood Red THOMAS was
> principal. I think
> > my first grade teacher was Mrs. BRITT (I think).
> Other teachers were
> > Mrs.
> > SIMMONS, Miss Vera Maude HOLDER, Mrs.. PACE, Miss
> Pauline BRYANT, Mrs.
> > Louise THOMAS, Mrs. Leila Mae SANDERS, Mrs. KING
> and Mrs. PHILLIPS. I
> > almost forgot Mrs.. PHILLIPS but how could I do
> that. Mrs.. PHILLIPS
> > was almost blind or at least we thought so until
> she would be writing
> > on the board with her back to us and could call
> out the person that
> > was out of their seat without even turning around.
> She had the
> > prettiest white hair.
> > Back then you didn't question what the teacher
> said and you sure
> > didn't talk back.
> > Remember playing marbles at school? I can also
> remember almost every
> > boy carried a pocket knife to school. In later
> years they were banned
> > so ever so often we would have a pocket search.
> Don't remember why
> > that got started. I can't remember anything that
> caused it to happen.
> > Do you remember the traveling shows that would
> come to the schools. I
> > remember that we would have a magician once a
> > It would cost anywhere
> > from 10 -25 cents to go see them. What I never
> thought was fare was
> > if you didn't pay to see the show you had to go to
> study hall and
> > work. Guess where I was most of the time. -)
> Twenty five cents was
> > hard to come by especially if you come from a
> large family. I remember
> > one time a man brought a large great Dane to
> school and if you could
> > ride him you got a prize but no one could. The
> trick was you had to
> > get on him backwards and he would let you ride him
> that way. While I
> > am telling tells I might as well tell something
> else that always
> > bothered me. After Christmas you were allowed to
> bring one toy to
> > school and show it to the class, I guess this was
> kind of like show
> > and tell. You could get up and tell what all you
> had gotten for
> > Christmas.
> > Several of us would forget that we could bring
> something or at least
> > that was what we said. Like I said, if you come
> from a large family
> > money wasn't there.
> > Regina
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
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