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Where were you? Reagan Shot!

March 30, 1981 in Remember When

Wondering why we were off school in Pattonville that day..?

Mike Kelsey: I remember being off school and being at Stacy Davis’ house watching the news coverage on TV through the afternoon.

They called it Junior High

August 1, 1980 in Remember When

Elementary school was a faded memory as the Jr. High years began. Our would be a shortened experience of just 7th and 8th grade, but they were far from uneventful years. So what memories do you have of Heights or Holman?

Second Grade

August 1, 1975 in Remember When

Second grade and all the fun it entailed can be listed here.

Mike Kelsey: This was a year of transition. Moved from an apartment and going to Briar Crest to a house and attending Penn Junction. This happened over Christmas break, but I’ll put it here for starters as an example.

(I think you’re starting to see how this could work…)

The first first day of school

August 1, 1973 in Remember When

Here’s where our story begins.  Since exact dates are going to be hard to find, for starters we’ll just use the first of the month for events in the month.  If the month isn’t known then we’ll just use August 1 for things from 1st semester or from that school year, January 1st for things happening in the spring or second half of the year and June 1st for things that happened in the summertime.  Make sense?  You’ll catch on.  And until we figure out a better way to do it, we’ll just put different stories and memories in the same post.  Here’s an example:

Mike Kelsey: This was the year I started kindergarten.  Whether true or not, my mom has always told the story of bringing me in for school in the fall of ’72.  Since my birthday’s in late September, I could either be one of the youngest kids in the class of ’85 or one of the oldest kids in the class of ’86.  She wasn’t sure when talking to the principal which to do.  While considering she looked down at me and I was chewing on the corner of the table.  She decided maybe it would be best if I waited just one more year.  And that’s how I became an ’86’er.

<other kindergarten related stories will go here unless a more appropriate date makes sense estimates are OK>