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Friday, January 13, 2012

Safety Patrol & Milk Monitors

Are you old enough to remember the safety patrol at elementary school?  Did you ever get to guard the kiddos as they crossed the street?  I am and I did.  The details are murky, but I vaguely recall having a belt and maybe a badge and I think I even felt privileged to have this duty.  giggle.

What about the milk monitor?  Were you ever one of those chosen few?  White or chocolate?  We got to hand out the little cartons of milk at snack time.  That was many moons ago and that memory is fading fast, too.  But, it is still there...a little bit.

I don't even know what made me think of these things a week or so ago.  You know how a smell, a song or even a word can bring back a memory from your distant past?  That must be what happened to me.  I wish it would happen more often.  I love remembering things from my childhood!

What fun things do you recall from your grade school days?  Care to share them in a comment?  I'd love to hear!

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  1. Oh, wow! Thanks for jogging my memories. I was not a milk monitor, but I was a crossing guard. Yes, the belt, badge, and we had red STOP flags on wooden poles as tall as we were in sixth grade! ~Greyhound Mom

  2. Oh, yes...the flags! Ha! Those were the days!

  3. Hi Grace, I remember very clearly my older brother John wearing that coveted white belt and badge. I don't remember the milk monitors, maybe I am just blocking out that part of my life, because I can't recall ever having the title of Milk Monitor.
    I do remember always taking bouquets of flowers to my teachers - lilacs, daffodils, and even pussy willow branches. One thing I clearly remember was taking my lunch money tied up in a little handkerchief so I wouldn't loose it. What kept me from loosing the handkerchief I'll never know. I still have all of those little handkerchiefs. Good memories! Thanks for taking me down memory lane.
    Kathy from the MO Ozarks, who is growing old with Joe

  4. Kathy - the lunch money in a hanky sounds vaguely familiar. Not sure, but I may have done that, too. I have one of them left. Hmmm...what other memories will pop up?
    Hugs, GraceinAZ


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