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.

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Nearly Busted

Written by Johnny Jones

Jimmy Brown and I were parked across the street from Joe Turner‘s house when a suspicious policeman decided to check up on us. He sauntered over and asked our names. The immediate reply was Jimmy Brown and Johnny Jones. As doubt crept into his eyes and the sneer started across his face, we thought we were in trouble. Thank goodness Mr. Turner arrived at that time. The policeman asked if he knew us and he said sure “That’s Jimmy Brown and Johnny Jones”

Glory Days


 Great time wish we could do it again!

This is the trip that Bill Sallee spiked Joe Hurley‘s drink. Joe immediately or shortly there after disappeared.

WG and John McElligott were ordered to catch crabs and make crab cakes. There were no crabs to catch, so they went and bought some at the store. They told everyone that they were out fishing all day and caught the crabs. They have never told the gang that the crab cakes were made with store-bought crabs. All of the fishing team raved about the crab cakes and Billy Godwin and John McElligott just sat back and laughed and of course drank more tequila.

John Franklin was there and for the first time ever we noticed that he was losing his mobility and hearing. Harry Miller was asked to check him out but Harry was deaf and febrile, too, so it didn’t work out.

Anyway everyone at the fishing extravaganza can now fill in the blanks of what turned out to be a very low level catch if the memory is correct. But, a lot of fun.