Amazing the things you come across when you are packing.
This scary old building, built early last century is Sam Houston elementary in Marshall, Texas where I attended the fifth grade. I actually remember sliding down that tall fire escape during a fire drill. It was connected to Mrs. Broadstreet's classroom.
Mrs. Broadstreet is one of those teachers that you never forget. She seemed to be ancient, but in reality was probably younger, at the time, than I am now. A very stern lady who scared me to death...and was determined that each and every one of us would not leave her class, without learning to diagram a sentence.
A famous American journalist also attended this school (a few years ahead of me) , broadcast journalist Bill Moyers...who supposedly said in an interview, that he owed much of his success to his fifth grade teacher Mrs. Broadstreet.
Sam Houston elementary 1905-1981
lost to arson 2010
and completely demolished