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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sepia Saturday. Old school

Sepia Saturday

The only theme connection I can come up with in my photo related to Alan's for this week, is the striking appearance of the outfits in this photo.
The gentleman in his appears to be well dressed.
Wish I could see his shoes.
Shoes fascinate me.

Old School

 Graduation class at St. Dominic School

Third and fourth boys from the left on the back row are two of my mom's younger brothers.

This photo was taken in front of one of the church's doors and below is an actual photo of the school taken about 1940.

The dress of the students impresses me.
When I attended we wore white blouses and navy blue skirts.

This is the same elementary school that I graduated from.

When I figured the ages of the two boys it seems the 3rd, Charles Thomas Edelen, called C.T. was 19 and the 4th George Leonard Edelen Jr., called George, was 17.

George is still living today but suffering from alzheimer's.

I knew most of the folks in this photo but do not know if any of the others are still living.
My grandparents were farmers and I am sure the time in school did not run exactly like it does now. 

Except for the fence, the school looks exactly the same today as then.

Although we lived in this same town for about six years and some of our children were born there, none of them attended this school as we moved to another part of the county in 1967.
They attended a parochial school in that area of the county.

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T's Daily Treasures said...

With the way everyone wants to replace and rebuild, it's not often you find an old school like that still standing. Great photo! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Anvilcloud said...

It all looks very prim and proper.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love those dresses but I'd like to bet the girls hated them! I'm glad the school is still there. It's always good to see some continuity in things.

Tattered and Lost said...

Such a nice looking school. I always wished I'd gone to a big brick school.

Liz Stratton said...

I had to laugh looking at the facial expressions of the boys. About half appear to be hating the whole thing, another half in the process of planning mischief and the young man in the last row, far right is positively smirking. Some things never change! Great photo.

Rosie said...

I went to a school where I wore a uniform. I just loved it because it made all the students "equal". In June, we didn't have to wear uniforms, and that is when you saw whose parents had or did not have money...... Myself, I think all schools should have uniforms, be less of a headache for parents..

Postcardy said...

Dresses seem so impractical for uniforms. I bet those girls only had one uniform and had to wear it everyday.

Brett Payne said...

I am struck at how similar the uniforms and whole feel of the pkace is to my own primary school, even though it was three decades later. Thanks for sharing the photo and memories.

Mike Brubaker said...

Schools seem like they should never change but they do, just as children do. How long do you think that uniform style was worn?

Pat transplanted to MN said...

A nice look back at then in that class photo. Nice that you had roots in the town and have photos of the times. Nice that they wore uniforms to school, a leveling of who is dressed the best and saved all that stewing over what to wear for the first day of school that I so well remember.