A picture showed up on Facebook the other day, a picture of the safety patrol kids from Brenan School in 1949. I went to Brenan for most of my grade school years when we lived in the Roseland neighborhood on the southside of Chicago. Now this photo was taken before my time, but the cool thing is, the teacher next to the boys was the same PE teacher I had during my time. Miss Roach. She went on to become the principal but that was much later.
How cool to see a memory come back to life. I well remember her teaching us 4th graders volley-ball and us as 2nd graders climbing on those amazing yellow oak wooden ladders which attached to the walls of the gym but also slid loose for all kinds of activities.