MY FIRST DAYS AT COLD SPRING AND MORE-
It was in August of 1968 that my family and I moved to Cold Spring from Medford, Minnesota.
I had been teaching 4th grade in Medford since graduating from Mankato State Teacher's College in March of 1960. I also was married on August 20, 1960.
When a teaching and Principalship opened up I applied at Rocori and got accepted. My first 7 years were spent out in Rockville as a 4th grade teacher and Principal. Because there was no current public Elementary School in the newly formed Rocori District. The town of Cold Spring was
divided in half and approximately half of theCold Spring pupils went to Rockville and approximately half went to Richmond.
With the large numbers of pupils attending
Rockville and Richmond, there had to be additional space provided. This was accompished by bringing in re-locatable buildings. They were small classroom buildings that held up to about 30 pupils.
That was the Fall of 1968. The following year, Cold Spring Public Elementary was started and then the number of pupils in Rockville and Richmond dropped back to about 200 pupils in both schools.
The temporary buildings were actually quite comfortable. In a way it was like going back to the one room country schoolhouse I attended while in grade school.
There were certain things about being out at Rockville that stay in my mind... Not that they were bad, but different from time to time. The original building ws built during the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the term of Franklin Delano Rosevelt. The halls of that building were quite wide and at each entry way there were hand painted murals of the life style in and around Rockville. The building was constructed with the local Grey Granite from a near-by quarry and cut and finished right on the school's site.
NOTE: There are more story's to tell about John Clark Elementary and I will continue with more of them in the next week or so.
TRIVIA- There are more single men than single women. For every 100 single women in their 20's, there are 119 single men in the same age group.
There are roughly 2.2 million marriages per year in the U. S.
Seventy percent of men and women between the ages of 30 and 34 have
been married at some point in their lives. This is based on studies done in the year 2008.
TITANIC TRIVIA- The U. S. Coast Guard drops a wreath at the site of the sinking
of the Titanic every year on the anniversary of the disaster.
Olives in a Jar:
A man walks into a bar and orders martini after martini,
each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was full and all the drinks consumed, he started to leave.
A customer asked the man, "what was that all about?" "Nothing," he replied, "my wife
sent me out for a jar of olives."
HUNTING FLIES: A woman walkS into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter.
"What are you doing?" she asked.
"Hunting flies" he responded.
"Oh! , Killed any?" she asked.
"Yep, three males, two females," he replied.
Intrigued, she asked "How can you tell?"
He responded, "Three were on a beer can,
two were on the phone."
WHO GOD USES-
The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...
1. Noah was a drunk.
2. Joseph was abused.
3. Moses had a stuttering problem.
4. Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer.
5. David had an affair and was a murderer.
6. Jonah ran from God.
7. Isaiah preached naked.
8. Job went bankrupt.
9. John the Baptist ate bugs.
10. Peter denied Christ.
11. Zacccheus was too small.
12. Lazarus was dead!
NOTE: No more excuses now. God can use you to your full potential...
Ole once lent $5,000 to a guy for a face lift.
Now Ole can't find him.
Ole was feeling a little sorry for himself. He said,"I'll never get fired. Dey got to
Ole thought of a way to make Lena drive more carefully. He reminded her that if she had an accident, the paper would print her age.
Ole's cousin, LeRoy, is so cheap that he married a girl born on February 29th so he'd have to buy her a birthday present only once every four years.
-All the above Jokes are from Ole & Lena book #6-
"What do you get when a blonde dyes her hair? Artificial Intelligence
-Jolly Jokes for Older Folks-
WORDS FOR THE WEEK- "Inhale Faith.
Exhale Works." -Daily Thoughts-
"A rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least."
"Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he
will become what he should be."
-Former football coach-Jimmy Johnson-
OLD BURMA-SHAVE SIGNS-
Let out a whoop
Felt is chin and
Flew the coop
So, until next week, please take good
care of yourself.
Long standing resident/videographer/story teller
Cold Spring, Minnnesota USA