Category Archives: School

Memories from Carole Avery Adams

A reader posted a comment recently which I felt should be published as an article on this blog. The following article is being published with her permission: Memories from Carole Avery Adams: I spent the first five years of my … Continue reading

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Anybody Else Remember the Aluminum Christmas Tree?

When we moved to South Sprigg Street in the late 50’s, the new fad for Christmas at that time was the ALUMINUM CHRISTMAS TREE. We had one. We also had the light that sat next to it on the floor … Continue reading

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‘Living in Smelterville’ Written by a Reader of Sprigg Street Memories

American Environmental Photographs Collection, [AEP Image Number, e.g., AEP-MIN73], Department of Special Collections, University of Chicago Library. The above photo, although not taken in Cape, looks familiar to those who lived in or near Smelterville. The main difference between what … Continue reading

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My Brother Didn’t Buy the Lies – Part 3

  This is a continuation of a series of posts: Late 50’s – May Greene School – and the Lies I believed – Part 1 Lies I Believed – Part 2 (He’s gonna’ kill me! 🙂 Don’t you just love … Continue reading

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Late 50’s – May Greene School – and the Lies I Believed – Part 1

I began attending May Greene School when I was in the 4th grade. Up until that time I had gone to schools that had only white students because the schools were located in white neighborhoods. However, May Greene School had … Continue reading

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Dredging Up Memories…..

The above image is an aerial view of the flood of 1993. This is the old bridge that I was familiar with as a child. In the image, the top of the photo is south, the bottom is north. My … Continue reading

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