First Grade at North Elementary

By Johnny Jones

I was so excited to start School on my birthday, September 1, 1951 but not as excited as my mother.  I rode my bike, with cigar box under my arm, to North Elementary. My teacher was a sweet lady named Mrs. Robins. The excitement soon wore off and I discovered I could go to the restrooms located at the rear of the room and sit on the pot.

It didn’t take long for Mrs. Robins to figure out my scam. She burst into the restroom armed with a yardstick and chased me out. Normally I would have been able to out run her but with my blue jeans around my ankles she whooped me endless times as we did laps around the classroom. Dang, foiled again.

5 thoughts on “First Grade at North Elementary

  1. Admin February 17, 2020 / 2:34 am

    W Godwin,
    Jul 16, 2019
    That’s my Buddy. I had to delete the rest of this. You are welcome Gus

  2. Admin February 17, 2020 / 2:35 am

    Suzi Northcutt Griffith
    Sep 7, 2019
    Hi, Johnny. My first grade teacher was Miss McCree. Then Miss McQuiston, and Miss Pierce. Then on to Bowie. Seems like I’ve known you all these years but don’t remember when we were first in the same class, do you? At Bowie, I had Miss or Mrs. McGilvery (4th) Mrs. Grissom or Grissett (5th), and Miss Penny (6th).

  3. Admin February 17, 2020 / 2:36 am

    John Nobles- Rancher
    Sep 7, 2019
    Probably at San Jacinto. I went to Sam Houston Elementary 1st to 6th grade.

  4. Admin February 17, 2020 / 2:36 am

    Suzi Northcutt Griffith
    Sep 7, 2019
    Hi, Johnny Nobles! Thought I was responding to Johnny Jones first grade story. Of course I remember you from early days, probably from First Baptist Church but San Jacinto for sure. Pretty sure our mothers were friends. Got my first kiss (ever) from O.B. at a party at your house in 9th grade!

  5. Admin February 17, 2020 / 2:37 am

    OB Jackson
    Sep 7, 2019
    Those longtime friends who went to Sam Houston… these are my teachers…were you in my classrooms?…1st Verna Bounds
    2nd Wanda Slocum.. married during year and became Watson
    3rd Mrs Crosby
    4th Miss Chodion
    5th Mrs Shew
    6 th Mr Clark Hall first 1/2 then Mr Robert Holman who taught us marbles.. I remember he was of Oklahoma Indian heritage..BYOB

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