Tarentum School to host first school reunion

first_img Teachers at Tarentum School didn’t believe in spoiling the rod. A common punishment was to be hit on the open hand with a ruler. And, sometimes, a mouth washing with soap fit the crime.Many of the students carried their lunches in syrup buckets or paper sacks. Often, the lunches were cold biscuits and sweet potatoes. During recess, it was a special treat to be allowed to walk down the road to Black’s store for candy and an RC Cola.“Classroom programs were held in the largest room and those were big occasions,” Mobley said. “We had good time at Tarentum School and we’re looking forward to reliving those good times on Saturday. We’re going to have hotdogs and hamburgers and desserts and just sit around and talk. We’re expecting a big crowd and I know that we’re going to have a real good time.”Tarentum School closed in 1955 much to the dismay of those in Tarentum and its “suburbs.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The Tarentum School Reunion will be from 10 a.m. until on Saturday at the Tarentum Community Center, which is on the site of the storied schoolhouse.“We’ve gotten in contact with as many people as we could but we want to invite all of those who attended Tarentum School to come. You don’t to call. Just bring your family and come,” Mobley said.Tarentum School was a three-room schoolhouse that housed grades one through six and, in the later years, grades one through five. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Book Nook to reopen What at first seemed like a good idea has turned out to be a very good idea.Wallace Mobley of Brundidge said he and Winnie Merle Helton were reminiscing about the good ol’ days at Tarentum School and the idea of a school reunion “dawned on” them.“We started to get up names and we soon had a hundred,” Mobley said. “I called just about every one of them and they were all excited and are looking forward to Saturday.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article You Might Like Pike County Fair opens tonight Life is not always fair but the Pike County Fair can always be counted on for fun, laughter and excitement…. read more “We’re not sure exactly how old the school is but we know that in 1916 it was one of 111 schools in Pike County,” Mobley said. “Of course, many of them were little one-room schools. Tarentum was bigger, though. We had three rooms and a lunchroom.“‘Miss’ Pete Galloway was the cook. We all wanted to get picked to help her serve the lunches because we got to get out of school. It didn’t even matter that we had to wear hairnets.”Mobley said the school was warmed in winter by a potbellied stove and cooled in the summer by breezes that made their way through open windows.“We got our water from a hand pump and we had wooden outhouses, one for the girls and one for the boys,” he said and added laughing that each outhouse had six holes, all in a row. “There was no privacy in there.” Tarentum School to host first school reunion By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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