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Halstead, Kansas

Memories of my grade school days at Wild Rose School, (Curran, Virginia (Neufeld))
Collection: Wild Rose School

Title

Memories of my grade school days at Wild Rose School, (Curran, Virginia (Neufeld))

Subject

Harvey County (Kansas)--History

Description

Memories of student of Wild Rose School, District #26

Creator

Curran, Virginia (Neufeld) Student at Wild Rose School, District #26

Source

Leroy Koehn, student of Wild Rose School, District #26

Publisher

Halstead Public Library, 264 Main Street, Halstead, Kansas 67056 316-835-2170

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Leroy Koehn, student of Wild Rose School, District #26

Format

text/plain

Language

English

Coverage

Coverage--Kansas--Harvey County Rural Schools



Citation
Curran, Virginia (Neufeld) Student at Wild Rose School, District #26, “Memories of my grade school days at Wild Rose School, (Curran, Virginia (Neufeld)),” Halstead Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2022, https://halstead.digitalsckls.info/item/89.
Text

Memories of my grade school days at Wild Rose School By Virginia (Neufeld) Curran
I have so many fond memories of my grade school days, but some of my best memories that really stand out are the programs we put on for the community. We would sing and put on plays for different holidays. The parents would sit at our desks while every pupil had a part in the program.
In front of the school was a wire strung from one side to the other where two panels of grey fabric hung to the wire with safety pins to make our curtains. When the program started, two of the students would pull back the curtains. When it was time for a scene change, the two students would close the curtains again. Everyone had a certain job to move props for the next scene and then take their place and once again, the curtains would open.
Some of our programs consisted of all singing. At the front of the room was a piano that the teacher played as all of the students sang a series of songs. We would also sing in smaller groups to fit the song we were singing. One of the songs that we sang was "Alice Blue Gown" which consisted of Greta Epp, Mary Jane Neufeld and myself. The three of us girls wore blue dresses and the blue bracelets Mrs. Dyck helped us make in art class.
On some occasions, the pupils would get a break from putting on the program and we would watch films that my dad, Henry Neufeld, would show. He would bring his projector, movie and screen. Most of them were Abbott & Costello movies. At times, the film would get out of sink and he would have to stop the movie and get it back on track again. Everyone waited patiently until the problem was fixed and we were back to having a good time.

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