Sunday, April 29, 2012

Elaine at Country School

Here is Miss Veronica Pape and her twenty District 28 country school students during the 1935-36 school year. Elaine had her 5th birthday a few days after she started into 1st grade. She is pictured here in the front row next to Victor with whom she went through all 8 grades as her only classmate.  Having just started to school, she was pleased to have anklets compared to the older girls with long cotton stockings. It wasn't unusual for boys to help with the farming as first priority and go to school until they reached the mandatory age of 16. And, many of those boys became very successful farmers. Victor became  a successful "Land Improvement Contractor". 

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