If you were a St. Johnny come lately (Transfered into Floyd from Parochial School) or started out at Floyd in Junior High or High School, this page won't mean much to you....but for the True Floyd Pioneers who were sent to the Quonset Huts at this remote outpost, these pics of then & now should bring back a few memories.
1930's BEFORE IT WAS THE ANNEX
IT WAS THE SCHOOL
By 1951 It Is 30 Years Old & The Ivy Has Taken Root
My sister finished up 8th grade there in June of '52. My brother went to second grade there 51-52.
I started in Kindergarten at the New School then went here for grades 1-3 from Sept 1953 - June 56
On Saturday morning August 14, 2004 (Reunion Day) I wheeled into the parking lot for another look back. Actually I was there INSIDE in July of 1994 with Erik my then ten year old son who turns 21, September 12th. Erik shot video footage that day and I need to get ahold of some video capture software to put some still shots of that video on here. In the 1970's they almost tore it down...but here it is still standing at 81 years old...the place where a lot of folks I know learned to read and write and count with toothpicks.
THE LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE
August 14, 2004
My First Grade Class With Mrs. Whitman Was In This Quonset Hut . These buildings were approved at as cost of $40,000 to be added on in a meeting held May 6 1947. I was approved nine months earlier and added to the Joseph family on May 11, 1947 at a much lower cost. Bet the hospital bill wasn't over 100 bucks.
Second Grade Miss Doubrave (Sp?) was in this one on the west side
Mrs. Tribble, who was also the principal taught my 3rd Grade class in this room
The Playground a great place to let off steam
NO SWINGS, SLIDES, OR MONKEY BARS JUST A FINE OLD TREE
That is still standing strong ....
in the background one of many new schools that have been built in the last quarter century
UH OH - There's the bell...gotta go