Friday, September 3, 2010

School Days - Postcard Friendship Friday #27



Most schools in the United States begin next week, right after Labor Day!  I couldn't find any fun postcards about Labor Day--so I thought I would concentrate on the beginning of school.  This is a Tuck's postcard from 1910!  Tuck's postcards are wonderful.  This one made me smile. 

My Grandfather attended school in a tiny one-room school house.  My Mother and her brothers studied in that same small classroom.  By the time I came along, the town had built an elementary school for all eight grades.  In seventh and eighth grade our choir class was held in the small spot where Grandpa and Mom  attended school.  Later, my own children attended there--my eldest daughter's fourth grade class was in my first grade classroom.
 
Today the school, where I once learned my sums, was torn down and the one room school house is long gone.  An Albertson's grocery store sits where the shouts of children once rang out during recess.  However, the "woods" where we played stands nearly unchanged--the tall fir trees still shade the parking lot.

Happy Postcard Friendship  Friday!

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17 comments:

pfranzme said...

I had an opportunity to tour a 1-room school house with my Dad and sister. My Dad said it wasn't much different from his school. It's kinda cool to "see" how your parents grew up.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love hearing about generations attending the same school. It's not something that happened in my family. It's a shame they couldn't preserve that old school house.

PS I like freckles. :)

Mary said...

I'm taking my son back to school in Eugene this weekend - more about getting him prepared for his first "on his own" living (in a house with 4 other guys - can you imagine?). September always feels like the start of a new year, way more than new year's. I suppose that's from all those "first day of school" jitters and excitement!

Bob of Holland said...

Very nice card with this blackboard frame. My son's school started this week, so our summer holiday is definitely over. Today I booked a trip to Oslo, Norway, for a short stay there with my sister in October. I am looking forward to it.

Paula said...

Happy Friday, Beth!

I too went to a very small school when I first started out. Your story is amazing though ... in that all of your family had the opportunity to attend the same institution, even though in later years it began to change. Now THAT is family history that you don't see much of these days! BRAVO! :)))

Tuck cards and ephemera are gloriously beautiful, are they not??? For they stand out from all others quite distinctively. I have a small collection of Victorian gift books published by Tuck. They are tiny treasures ...

Dorincard said...

Your cute card WUZ right...beauty is quite relative. :)

Snap said...

School time sure brings out all the memories!!!! Fun card!

Stacey said...

Hi Beth - What a great postcard!
I have some excellent news- You won my give-away. So, you have $50 to spend at my Etsy shop and at Rubylane ($50 between the two). Also, if there's something you saw in the shots of the store, that's fair game too (like the Lotto game or the German glass glitter- or anything else you spotted!)...
Congratulations! I look forward to seeing what you pick out- And I'll be adding stuff to both sites so if you don't see anything you like right now, there will be more in the next couple of weeks.

Lyneen said...

Wonderful post... great school days postcard. I cherish my TUCKS.

My G-grandfather started the one room school that my grandfather and my mother attended... The school still is used... they added a few more rooms! My father lived in the big city so he never experienced the small school. HMMMM

TFS... Happy PFF

Aimee said...

Love it! This card made me chuckle. :)
The high school I attended was torn down to build a new one. They needed a new one, but it still makes me sad everytime I see it.
Happy PFF!

Carole said...

What a great card, and great family history.

There's actually an old school still standing in Canby. I took photographs of it last year.

It's always sad when buildings are demolished, and nice when some can be restored. A big part of American history, just like barns and covered bridges.

I've been reading a book about Oregon's covered bridges and was shocked to find out that there had once been over 600 of them scattered across the state. Now of course there are less than 30.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Never seen a school postcard before, really interesting one. Thanks for sharing, and happy PFF.

Dorincard said...

Beth, please remove PFF entry #8 - I had the wrong hyperlink. Thank you1

Funoldhag said...

I went to a one room school after we moved to a teeny tiny town upriver. It eventually became a two room school, but I had the same dear teacher for almost my entire elementary school years. Two of the years there was another teacher and she was wonderful, too. Love your card, Beth. Thanks for being a great hostess. Carol

Linda said...

My grammar school was torn down years ago, but its old rooms and hallways still appear in my dreams. Happy PFF, Beth!

steviewren said...

I can't imagine going to a one room schoolhouse. We had between 30 and 40 students in all of my grammar school classes.

My high school was torn down a few years ago. Progress?

Love your card!

Rebecca said...

Very cute postcard-Happy PS