Posted by Barb
on Tuesday, July 28th 2020:
In Reply to: Re: What Public School did you attend, where and when and is it still there posted by Nate Goldman on Tuesday, July 28th 2020:
Your post cracked open my memory vault about the inclement weather conditions going to and being in school way back when. PS 222 was only a couple of blocks from home, so snow was no big obstacle. Madison, however, was another story: a 20-block trek through two big blizzards or near blizzards. If I managed to scrounge up the NICKEL or DIME for the Avenue R bus fare, very few to none came along. So I had to walk anyway, stopping for a hot chocolate (since I didn't have to pay the fare) at the candy store took off some (but not all) of the chill. When I and a few other stragglers finally made it to the entrance: "No school today, din't cha hear?" (Yes, I heard, but, gee, this was fun!) Drenched to the skin and frozen gloves, scarf and socks and shoes inside rubber galoshes, the long haul back was like trudging to the North Pole - without a sled and a brace of huskies.
The mid- to end of June was no picnic either: no air conditioning. Clothes were soaked to the skin, this time from sweat rather than snow. At least we could stop at Royal Farms to choose a nickel large kosher dill from the pickel barrel which dripped half the way home. Aah, the good ole days!
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