“I was very lonesome after Tiny and Mary were both in school and would sit every day on the front steps with my Sue doll waiting for them to come home to lunch. Mama and Bama would be in the kitchen fixing lunch (only we called it dinner and the night meal supper). Mama would feel sorry for me and would let me make a ‘mess’ which was a concoction of flour, eggs, milk and anything else I cared throw in, pretending I was making a cake. Of course the messes were never cooked, but I sure did have fun pretending.
“In September 1927 I finally started to Davis School. Davis was big old red brick school building with a tower, high ceilings and long corridors which smelled of disinfectant. It was a very frightening place to little fellows going there for the first time, and I for one never felt completely safe and secure there even though I was very glad to be old enough to go to school. There were basements where the restrooms were located, and they were always dark and damp and smelly. When it rained that was where we had to play, so I hated rainy days, and I don’t think I ever used the restroom.”
Much more to come on Davis School………Stay tuned. And for more photographs of Davis and other Greenwood schools, check out Donny Whitehead’s website, aboutgreenwoodms.com.