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Oh those Back to School Robert Hall commercials filled me with dread. Summer had just gotten started!!  And suddenly School Bells are Ringing!  Mother would drag us to Robert Hall,  Grant's and another store, Billy Blake.  We got shoes and PF Flyers (sneaks). We got dresses for school. Jumpers were popular.   White anklets and white Buster Brown underwear !

 

I think the last year I was decked out in new duds was 9th grade. The following HS years wore jeans and tees the first day of school.

 

The first day of school was always HOT HAZY and HUMID.  When school let out I never could find the right bus to get on.  One time when I was about 7  the driver passed right by my street and I hysterically burst into tears. A few nice older girls reassured me he would loop back so I wouldnt have to cross the highway. 

 

And we didnt have parents sitting in cars waiting for us at the bus stops. We got off and walked home . We played outside after school. Climbing trees, playing House and "Chinese Jump Rope"  were our "activities".

 

 

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@Shanus

 

Oooops You remembered!

I didn’t like math in high school!

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Robert Hall yes that is where we bought our winter coats! And I lived in Brooklyn NY during the 50's-60's. It was a popular store there. I went to a Catholic school so we wore the same uniform 5 days each week, but I did have 5 blouses, 5 sets of socks and underwear and one pair of school shoes and aone pair of Keds. Same as you. 

 

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@dragonflyveb  I wore uniforms to school, so I didn't get new dresses at Robert Hall's, but I remember the jingle from their commercials.

 

" Where the values go up, up, up, and the prices go down, down, down.

 

Robert Hall is the reason to shop for the season, for quality and economy"

 

We had a store locally, but it has been closed for years.

 

i wore a uniform jumper to school,  I was small and didn't grow much, so I got three to fours years use from two jumpers.  Every year I got three new blouses to wear under the jumpers and a pair of new shoes...always leather laced shoes, new undies and socks.

 

We purchased the school supplies at school, so no shopping for that.

 

We had to pack our lunch and buy milk at school. 5 cents a day.  I don't drink milk and never have.  I would have to buy milk and throw it out...everyday for years. I learned to not have a drink with my meals.  I still do not drink anything until I am done eating.

 

The first day of school was always the day after Labor Day.

 

My school had only four classrooms for grades 1-8.  Each teacher ( nuns) taught two different grades at the same time in her classroom.  We had about 30 students in each class room.  

 

I didn't at the time, but I do now appreciate all the hard work those nuns did.  They were work horses.  They even did the janitorial work to keep the school running.

 

The order of Nuns who taught at my school were very kind and good,to,us.  They were never mean, but we were made to listen and learn.  No fooling around in the classroom.

 

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@Shanus

 

Oooops You remembered!

I didn’t like math in high school!


 

 

@LTT1  Do I have to stay after school?

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I got good at math once a lady (masters from Purdue) came to teach our class. She was a great “communicator.” That is what I think!

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Re: Robert Hall. I’ve never heard of it growing up down here. We had Belk’s and that was it. Just called hubby at his office (w/ client & not thrilled to be interrupted). He grew up in NY and yep, he bought his school clothes there, too. Turns out his client was from NJ and as he hung up, the 2 of them were reminiscing about Robert Hall. Lol

 

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My big rebellion in school was my senior year when I wore a pair of red culottes, which were not the code, although the cheerleaders wore them. Got called to the principal's office and sent home to change. It was spring, just a couple weeks before graduation, so I took my sweet time going home. It was a good day.

 

The next year, the dress code was abolished! I figure I was ahead of my time.

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The night before school started, my mother would say" hurry up and take a bath before all the water is gone"! I remember always wearing a new outfit on the first day of school, you wanted to make a good impression. After school we would take the list of school supplies and buy what we needed ( I always loved getting new supplies). I remember the night before the first day of school I couldn't sleep, I was nervous and worried I wouldn't be with any of my friends or not like my teacher. Usually everything worked out.

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Because my Mom worked we would spend our summers at my Uncle's house in Florida. He was single but his housekeeper would care for us , and tske us school shopping before we went home.Labor day weekend we would go home , usually my Dad , who worked at the Air Force base, would cop a ride to florida to get us then bring us home. If he wasn't able to we would fly home commercial - unescorted minors.We did that enough times to not be afraid at all.We always came home with tons of stuff as my Uncle spoiled us terribly while we were with him, plus school clothes & shoes he would buy for us.