School Memories Mug Up

On Tuesday, July 3rd Dale [Jarvis] and I [Terra Barrett] headed out to Hillview and their 50+ Club Centre to a community Memory Mug Up on school memories. We were invited by the Southwest Arm Historical Society to facilitate the event.

Twenty seven community members attended the Mug Up and shared stories from their school days as both students and teachers. Several people had memories of attending or teaching in one room schools with outhouses, while others attended larger schools in St. John’s or Grand Bank that were fancy enough to have indoor plumbing! One person told a story of how in his mother’s time if they wanted a day off school they would simply clog the chimney and the students would be free for the day. Another woman remembered walked to school and passing the piano rock which her and her sisters would “play” each day. Several people discussed children’s games including tidley (or pidley), and marbles.

Do you have a memory that stands out from your time in school? Let us know in the comments below!



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