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Monday Memories: My First School

My first school was Clayton Valley Elementary in Concord California
I attended school there from Kindergarten through 6th grade beginning in 1955 The principal's name was Mr. Gas the first 6 years.   Later when I was in the 6th grade we had a new principal, Mr. Martin.   Neither was feared by me. 
Here is a view of the front of the school  that I have taken from the web It is no longer a public school, its now a private school and it looks nearly the same.

I can well remember raising the flag here as part of the Safety Patrol team.  In back to the left the large building was our Auditorium and lunch room.  It was called the Multi-Use room.  We also had indoor gym and I remember learning folk dancing inside those four walls.  At the far end from your view here, inside there was a stage with a dark velvet curtain.  The tables for lunch were folded into the wall and brought down every day.  The Janitor had a large key to unlock it and then pull it out where it made two tables.with a…

Early Memory

I have been invited to join a brand new blog party called 
Memory Monday
This is right up my alley!  I hope to contribute often.
The first assignment was "What was your first memory?"

This was not my first memory, but it reminded me of my first memory which was attending a birthday party somewhere.  There were a lot of balloons, decorations and a long table with chairsfull of children.  I was about two.  I have a photo and have often wondered if I remember because of the photo or not.  
If I am only remembering the photo, I must choose a memory where there is not a photo.   I must choose it from the house we lived in but since I was unaware of age, my memory could have been anywhere from ages  two to four.  I have lots of memories of that residence.
I can remember eating an openfaced mustard sandwich sitting in the open glass sliding doorway feeling the sun on my face.  I loved bread and mustard!

I remember not wanting to take a nap and happily looking at picture books in m…