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Longfellow School

I was at Longfellow from about 1948 to 1955. I remember when Mr. Siddle, I think his first name was Judson, had a heart attack in his office and died. He would come around to classes and teach penmanship. I remember Mrs.Fletcher, Mrs Randall, Mr. Christian, Mrs. Kruse, Mrs. Day, Mrs. Hildebrand. Our sixth grade class went to our teacher's, Mrs. Laird's, wedding.

I can't remember the name of my little brother's second grade teacher but she thought he would never amount to anything because he made his "2's" backward. He went on to become a successful accountant.

I remember marionette puppet shows in the big auditorium. The set or stage was tiny and hard to see if you sat toward the back but we kids were absolutely fascinated. This was probably when television was just coming in and not many people had one.

They used to let us out on Friday afternoons for an hour or two to attend church school. Most of the kids chose the church farthest away from the school. I chose the nearer one so I could cross the big intersection of Sylvania, Jackman and Tremainsville (?) with the assistance of Leo the policeman who wore a dark blue double-breasted jacket and looked so impressive. That was the only time I could cross with him as we lived on the school side of Sylvania. Leo lived just up the block from us.

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