Describe your grammar/elementary school (or schools). Were they big or small? Are any of these schools still in existence today? If so, how have they changed since you went there?
Mark went to Travis Elementary in Corpus Christi, Texas, for first grade and the first semester of second grade. The school still exists today, although in a newer building. In January 1949, his family moved to the Myrtle Grove area of Pensacola, Florida. Myrtle Grove Elementary, placed in service in 1936, was Mark's school for the rest of second grade through sixth grade. Here's how it looks today:
Mark started middle school at W. A. Blount Junior High School, also in Pensacola. He attended this school in seventh grade and for the first six weeks of eighth grade, before his family moved to Guam. The school was closed in 1982, although the building still stands today.
I love the way school pictures were done at Mark's schools - having the year printed on the front of the pictures is so convenient! I believe the reason there is no second grade picture was because of the family's mid-year move; before photographs were taken at Travis Elementary, but after photographs had been taken at Myrtle Grove Elementary.
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