It is August and time for many students to go back to school.
This year many students are heading back to in person classes, but some schools are closing back down again as COVID continues to spread.
The first one was Irving Grade School in Ottumwa, Iowa. I only went there two years before we moved to a brand new school that had been built to consolidate several neighborhood schools.
Today a McDonald’s is where Irving once stood.
I mentioned first day of school pictures, so must share a couple of them.
I am thinking of how we dressed then compared to how students dress for school now. It is definitely different, but then again these pictures are from back in the 70’s.
This picture brings back so many memories. However the one that is really flooding my mind is the item in the frame on the wall. It is the Braman coat of arms and was embroidered by my Grandma. As I write this I can turn my head and see it hanging on my wall.
Lots of memories tonight.