Can you remember going to first grade? I am three quarters of a century old and I can remember some of it. I can remember my teacher and how wonderful she was. I started school in a three room old wooden building that held first, second, and third grades. Fourth grade and up went to a newer, large brick building with inside toilets.
Yep, the first three years of my schooling was in that building. There were no indoor toilets but had two "outhouses", one for the boys and one for the girls. Since I then lived up north where the winters were cold with blustery winds and heavy snows, the trips to the outhouses were not always very comfortable. I always questioned why the youngest kids had to deal with the weather and the walks to the "outhouses", but the fourth grade up through the seniors had nice heated inside bathrooms.
OK, so you see I do remember starting to school. Now, maybe I should have never told you about this because now you are thinking that I must be very, very old. Well let me tell you, I am young at heart (grin). Oh yes, I also remember steam locomotives, home milk delivery, coal bins in the a closed off part of the basements along with special rooms off to the side of the basement for keeping food and home canned goods. I actually enjoyed "the good old days" and have a lot more fond memories of those days. For you younger folks, the good old days are not quite as far back in time as mine, but everyone has good old days, so tell me yours and have a great day, you hear?