**From former Weldon student Ann Fox Moore:
"I attended the grade school from 1958-1960. I attended jr.
high in 1960-1961,1961-1962. I think for at least one of those years the grade school students played and romped.
My glory days were pretty ordinary.
I lived across the street from the school building. I played on the
swings a lot. I climbed up the tunnel fire escape and tried to open the hatch in the school wall, and, slid down as fast as
I could! The slide surface could be REAL hot in the summer. You learned quickly to check that first before you begin
the climb up to slid down.
I recall there was a fence between the school and the Trigg funeral Home. My friend and I
played CandyLand in the front parlor. It was nice and cool on a hot summer day; we didn't mind the casket next to the
wall; pretty flowers. Across
the street was a store that had the most dazzling candy selection I have ever seen in
I played in the band, complained about girls having to take industrial arts and having to wire a lamp. It
is all very clear to me, as it has been for my lifetime...maybe the dates of school will be helpful to you and wonderful
**Submitted by Vicky Cunningham:
"Nixon Township High School, Class of 1931. Class Motto was Strive Onward, Class
Flower was Sweet Pea and the Class Colors were Orchid and Silver. There were11 in the class. Mary Baker, Eunice Baker,
Dorothy Cotton, Margaret Edwards, Vernell Gift, Virginia Gray, Alice Jamison,
Wils Mattix, Marion Lyle Shinneman, TJ Shinneman and Joseph Shinneman."
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