The Old School

Some of the younger alumni probably don’t remember the old Dora High School but it’s a place I’ll never forget. The floors were treated with some kind of oil so that they wouldn’t rot. The walls had a dark wainscoting halfway up and in the entrance way was a plaque of honor with the names of men who served in the military with a little star by the names of those who died.

There was so much grass around that old school, that by the time they finished the front, it was time to cut Watkins Field, and on and on. The result of that was that you always had the smell of fresh cut grass. To this day, when I smell fresh cut grass I think of that school.

As I write this I realize that the “New School” was built in the late 60’s and the Class of 1970 was the first to graduate from there. This means the “New School” is 33 years old. (at time of writing).

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