About the Schools
Memories from school
Blast from the past
from the past photos:
Big Chief writing tablet
earliest pencil memories are of the cigar-sized, heavy, soft-leaded
variety issued in the early grades. The rounded lead made marks
a quarter inch wide on wide-ruled, low rag, gray-brown paper.
There were no erasers on these impossibly thick but unbreakable
pencils. (How did they expect us to learn to hold a pencil of
this sort that could only be clutched in a tiny fist!) The erasers
were separate, issued out of a big box and assigned to the upper
right corner of our tiny desk. They were of the square crumbly
tan variety, and when our bold mistakes were erased, more often
than not, it made great conspicuous black graphite smears across
the page, accentuating our failures and causing permanent setbacks
in penmenship pride. I remember how the erasers smelled. And
how the end of the pencil tasted; for some reason, one could
not resist chewing the end of the pencil. Some of my friends
nibbled the erasers as well, come to think about it. I guess
they probably use PDA's in first grade now, and don't get to
experience the physical joys of erasure. Pity."
Written by "fred1st" in the Fragments
from Floyd weblog
Dixon(r) Laddie Elementary Pencils
Yarn art: God's Eye made with popsicle sticks
No Fool...with Electricity." One of
many Disney educational film shorts that
we watched in Mrs. Harris's class.
teachers operate a 70s style film projector, not at Bates.
The clothing musts were: bell-bottomed or jumbo bell-bottoms and
hip huggers with big belts. Platform shoes. ID bracelets, preferably
from a guy, not your Mom. Lip gloss and Bonne Bell Lip Smackers.
Puzzle rings and mood rings. Long hair, and sometimes a shag. Black
go-go boots. Saddle oxfords (tan with blue, not white with black).
Short short mini skirts and dresses. Knee socks! Girl Scout uniforms.
The boys wore bowl-cut haircuts or had their hair buzzed off. They
were too young to get away with rock-star long hair. I mostly remember
the boys wearing jeans, striped shirts, and keds.
get a really good idea of the style of the early years, watch some
of the later episodes of Bewitched. To get an idea of our mid-to
late elementary school style watch the Brady Bunch. That show WAS
Maybelline Kissing potion
of the after school programming promoted in the Weekly Reader were
the "ABC After School Special", "Big Blue Marble,"
and "Mulligan Stew". The more popular shows we watched
are currently airing on Nickelodian.
morning TV included: "The Banana Splits," "H.R. Puffinstuff,"
"The Monkeys," "Speed Buggy," "Scooby Doo"
Zeb's cartoon camp "I want to say hi to my Mom, my Dad,
my sister, my brother, and everyone I know"
Photo source: Tulsa TV Memories
Land of the Lost
Woods, the weatherman draws a Gusty during his weather report.
Photo credit: Tulsa TV memories
Phantasmagoria at Bells Amusement Park.
here to see this phantastic phlashback-invoking animation.
Joe with the Kung Fu Grip |
Crissy Doll and her friends
Freakies Cereal with collectible toy characters [Website]
Phrases of the day:
a Hoot, Don't Pollute" -- Woodsy the Owl
Found It!" -- Evangelists
was here" -- graffiti
wobble but they don't fall down
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