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Posted 3 years ago


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When I went to grade school much segregation was all through the country . I was very lucky that I never knew about it and all the kids in my class's were just more kids . Color was never noticed . I moved to TX in last year of Junior High school and was shocked that only white kids went to my school and the others had to go to their own schools . It was a sad awaking to me . So I would sneak down the dirt road and talk to the kids there and got in trouble from school and other kids in my school . So these are from the 50's in 2 of my classes and all were my friends and I still do not see color . I was lucky I think :-)


  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    And you my friend are a sweetheart !
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Lundy,scott,hedge and toolate I appreciate the love !!!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you EJW !
  4. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    Which one are you? Growing up with no awareness of the differences of color or ethnicity is indeed a blessing. Most children thrive best when they grow up in a home and environment where all are respected and treated honorably.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Stef on 2nd photo I am in 3rd row down 2nd to last in row . The Shirley Temple Girl lol .
    First Photo last row 2nd person in the row .
    I was so fortunate to grow up where I did but also had no knowledge of what other parts of US were doing to kids . The biggest thing we worried about was being bombed :-)
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you walksoft and Hunter !
  7. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you kerry and van ! :-)
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you ttom !
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you itsforsale !
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks packrat !
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Nice pics! I still have all mine also, and was eight in 1956. I think every public school in the country used the exact same format back then.
  12. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Gee packrat maybe I saw you in school . Your just a hair older . I did live in TX also Abilene . Were you always in TX
  13. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Right by Kerrville
  14. bratjdd bratjdd, 3 years ago
    Mani, you are the best, they are alot of good people like you out there that does not see color but creating friendships. I consider you my friend.
  15. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    No, I was raised in a suburb of Chicago. I misread your question.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Packrat that is close to where I am now . But I passed through Chicago every year growing up so maybe we waved once :-)
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you bratjdd your good people and a friend Thanks You !
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you scandi !
  19. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I agree with scandi!
  20. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much walksoft !!
  21. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    My upbringing was quite the same. My Mom dated a cop from Watts for the first five years of my life and we never saw color, well, we saw all the colors, all the time, as my Mom loved a good party. I was shocked when I got to texas boarding school where there was only one black girl. We were jocks and bonded and became the only two girls on the boys soccer team, as they didn't have a girls team. Girls grow faster and we were a fearsome duo on the field. I never understood why so many kids didn't talk to her. She never said a word, only years later did I find out the kind of acts of "Hate" she endured, and see the true face of hatred when I moved to New Orleans, where the ignorant are so proud of their stupidity I felt guilty that I had not known because I would have tried to protect her from those racist jerks. Mani you are a good person through and through, and we can say that 'cos we've seen the "Litttle Dipper", Love your mind and story, Mich
  22. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    p.s. The Cop from Watts was black. I had a huge piece of obsidion that had fallen off the towers that I kept for years, until I lost it when I went overseas. I loved that rock more than any possession I owned. Mich
  23. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Michelle what a great story you shared . We may have grew up in different generations but I think we share the same principles and your just a delight to know and so glad you joined CW !!!!!
  24. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    I was born in '61. The profile picture is one of the few of myself I had downloaded in the computer. Being 50, the fact that I even know the word downloading is even a miracle. So I had newer photos, but most of them in "party mode" with friends, my smile is just a little too bright, betraying the "little too much fun" I was having!! So this photo should actually be in vintage paperphernalia, as it is at least 20 years old. I need to figure out how to download a photo from facebook and upload it on CW...unfortunately, that is beyond my technical grasp right now!! I have learned so much from simply joining CW. How to take a little better pictures, but mainly, how to get them on the computer and put them in letters or here on CW. That is like a momentous leap into the 21st century for me. I might as well have walked on the moon, relative to what I knew only a month or so ago!! I is also smarter since I been coming to CW school. I have learned about so many things that had never fallen in my range of experience, Loetz glass, for example!! You also, Mani, are a true treasure and I am so glad people like you and walk soft, hedgewalker,mikko, bellin and the list goes on, are here to so graciously welcome newcomers. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from and talking with you, Best wishes my friend, mich

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