I found a yard sale treasure today. I thought it was anyway. This little table was in my neighbor’s yard sale. It was later in the morning and no one had snatched it up. I don’t know why, I snatched it right away. Sometimes I see something other’s don’t. It has been cut down and is a nice little table for a coffee table or a nook somewhere. I think the kids will like it for their new house.
It has a history. A teacher at Winslow had rescued it from the old high school. It was an old typewriter table, for the old manual typewriters. It has a small drawer and board that pull out. Inside the drawer is graffiti dating back to the 1950s. Some of the names in it are: Mike Deen ’74, Joyce Yager ’73, Roger Nichols ’72, Roger Young, Phil 56-57, Dean Lee Sr. 57-58, Tommy Alvey, Phillis Carlisle Stendal, Roger Matthews 70-71, Bettina Norrington, Bob & Rosemary, Stanley ’66, Rog N Deb, Ray Allen Deen, Greg Richardson, Mitch Coleman ’69, and Terry Hawkins. There are more, but those are what I could read.
It just kind of made me smile this morning and have some good memories of going to school at Winslow. I wish they had never done away with the smaller high schools.