Presented by "Retired Not Tired"
Our prompt is: My First School
My first school was Komarek in North Riverside, IL. We lived a block away from school. We could walk home for lunch which was nice. I attended Komarek from Kindergarten all the way through 8th grade.
We drove by my grade school when we were in Illinois for our class reunion in September. The walkway between the buildings, which crosses 13th avenue which is the street I lived on, was not there when I went to the school.
I recently shared my first day of school on another post but here it is again.....I did not want to go to Kindergarten. I cried and made a big fuss. The Principle came and walked me around the school and showed me my sisters class, my brothers class and my cousins class. Then he took me to the nurses office. I'm guessing maybe he wanted to make sure I was okay.
All I remember is that the nurse made drawing on the top of my hands with mercurochrome. What happened after that I have no clue. I remember walking to the corner grocery store which wasn't very far from our house and I would buy candy at lunchtime. I also remember when Sweet Tarts came out and they were my favorite!
The other memory I have is being in the library when an announcement came over the loud speaker about JFK being shot and killed. That was a sad day in history. I think I was in 7th grade.