South Elementary Memories

By: Bekki Maier Welch

After the 3rd grade we were bused into town. I think we went to South elementary. I think that’s where I knew Bill  Bearden from. Bill you will have to help me on this one. The only thing I remember about that year is there was some kind of contest. And I was running for queen of something. I think we had to sell something. Some kind of tickets. Whoever sold the most was named “queen”. I got runner up. I remember hearing my mom and her friends saying I should have won  but the girl that won, her mother cheated by buying her daughter’s tickets. I had to pick an escort and I couldn’t decide between James Hubbard and Davis Ellis. I didn’t want to hurt their feelings. Like they cared! Lol I think we had a man teacher but I don’t remember his name. Maybe Bill does. Hope you have more memories about that year Bill.

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Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 12:01 PM

I did go to South my entire elementary school years. The first grade we were in a Bible Study class in a church across the street. There were other first graders in other rooms in the church as well. In the third grade I went in an old (probably 100 years old) red brick building that was probably the original building. The remainder of the time I went to the new building. I do know the kids from Terminal started to school with us in the 4th grade. I think the teacher was Mr. Anderson. There were a number of kids in my class from Terminal that year. I rode my bike to school starting in the third grade … it was probably five or six miles. Hard to believe. And I do remember that you were in the class.

5 thoughts on “South Elementary Memories

  1. Admin February 17, 2020 / 5:44 am

    James Adams
    Jul 9, 2019
    I went to South in 1st and 2nd grades. Didn’t remember that you were there, Bill!

  2. Admin February 17, 2020 / 5:45 am

    Jackie Reed McKee
    Nov 9, 2019
    I went there and remember everyone playing chase in recess. Why I don’t know. Bekki and I have been friends since we we were 5 years of old. I think I’ve always been a foot taller. She looked like Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm and I looked like Buster Brown. Some things never change. I thought the Teacher’s name was Jackson.

  3. Admin February 17, 2020 / 5:45 am

    Bekki Maier Welch
    Nov 10, 2019
    Mr. Jackson was our 6th grade teacher. Jackie was taller but everyone was taller than me. She was also faster and stronger and she always tells wild stories because she knows I can’t remember. Lol

  4. jmcelligottohswestcom May 4, 2020 / 11:32 am

    Becky and Jackie were the only girls that Bruce and I chased out at Terminal. Both were taller than I was for sure and much faster. But they were cute!!!

  5. jmcelligottohswestcom May 4, 2020 / 11:34 am

    Yep i was in that class. Remember when Ellen McCasland sang Love Me Tender by Elvis. She is who taught me how to kiss!

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