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Cabbage Boy: Of One-Room Schools

Cabbage Boy: I went to a one room country school back in elementary. We had a simple kitchen we were allowed to use. But we didn't have indoor plumbing for the first four years. The outdoor biffy was great for the boys, it meant a trip outdoors. I don't think the girls used theirs during the winter months.

DFO: I attended a two-room school in the first and part of the second grade, along the Sacramento River, between Sacramento and Woodland, Calif -- 4 grades were in one room, 4 grades in the other. Mrs. Pellow was my teacher.

Question: Can you remember your first-grade teacher?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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