A Boy Went Forth to School

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Title A Boy Went Forth to School
Description A BOY WENT FORTH TO SCHOOL Halbert S. Greaves Salt Lake City, Utah Professional Division Second Place Personal Recollections "There was a chila went forth every day And the first object he look'd upon that object he. And that object became part of him for the day or certain part of the day Or for many years or stretching cycles of years." Walt Whitman, "There Was a Child Went Forth" 'iliere was no grass, no lawn in front of the old white school-house when I first went to grade school there. There was no playground equipment, no baseball diamond. Sometimes with concealed affection, we called the building the white prison, although the brick valla were really creamy-yellow, off-white ao to speak. Trim and entrance-ways were white. I shall describe it briefly as I remember it. It was somewhat odd-looking, for its four sides didn't face north, eaat, south, west ae most buildings did then and still do, and it had some unusual windows. The main entrance for the upper grades faced northeast, the kindergarten and first grade entrace faced southeast, entrance to the principal's office and the .janitor's room faced southwest, and the second and third grade entrance faced northwest. Many years ago 1 was told that the building was placed ske-wompus like that 80 all classrooms might get some sunshine some time during the day. But it mist have been confusing for both teachers and pupila, for a teacher couldn't point to the chalkboard (we called them blackboards then, though some were greenJ and say: That's north, south, east, The building wasn't quite square because two wide stairways led to the second and third floors from the northeast entrance, although one short, narrow stairway went down three or four stops to the firet floor from the southeast and the northwest entrances. Ail classrooms had large windows that were raised or -15-
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