First Grade 1952

Miss Giddings’ 1st grade class at Lindo Park School, Lakeside, California, 1951-2:
1st grade photo a

My photo was cut out some time ago.  These are my classmates.  I’m not giving names because most are still living.  I’m in touch with several folks in this photo, and would love be in contact with all.

Miss Frances Giddings taught us to read – for that she will be high on my list of favorite teachers.

School Records

moms scrapbooks

Mom’s scrapbooks

My brother recently discovered some of Mom’s scrapbooks in his storage room.  Neither one of us knew they existed and Mom perhaps thought they had been discarded – they’ve been boxed since at least 1984.  She made one for every year, but only a couple survived.

She saved our school records and our artistic masterpieces.  So now I have proof that I did get promoted from 7th to 8th grade.  The certificate was mimeographed and filled in by hand.  And signed by Mr. Whittinghill and Mr. Pruyne.

dlc cert of promotion

And I have a record from my beloved first grade teacher, Miss Giddings.

dlc 1st grade report

Thanks Mom for saving everything.  Wish we had all the scrapbooks she made.