RE: elementry teachers from the 1960's
Posted by gloria spinler (+10) 13 years ago
Would like to know what happened to Miss. Fisher, and Mrs. Perkins. I believe they taught 4th and 5th grades and the Garfield School when Mrs. Nichols was the principal.
Gloria Spinler
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1893) 13 years ago
Is that the same Miss Fisher who taught junior high art?
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Posted by gypsykim (+1556) 13 years ago
If you are referring to Miss Florence Fisher, she is in the nursing home in North Dakota.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1893) 13 years ago
Sorry - The Miss Fisher I was referring to was not Florence and is probably also much older.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 13 years ago
I had Miss Florence Fisher in sixth grade at Washington. Do you have an address for her in ND? She was a great gal!
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Posted by BLT (+92) 13 years ago
She lived with Miss Mogle who is still in town, Miss Fisher died several years ago.

[This message has been edited by BLT (edited 5/15/2008).]
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Posted by MR (+393) 13 years ago
No, Amorette you had Margaret Fisher for sixth grade. Died several years ago, yes she lived with Louise Mogel, a teacher at Lincoln. Later Margaret taught art in junior high . Florence Fischer taught at Garfield and other schools.
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Posted by MR (+393) 13 years ago
Anyone remember Miss Amelia Legrid ?? 4th grade, Washington school. AACCKKK !!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 13 years ago
Right, right. Margaret Fisher. I thought Florence sounded off. She and Miss Mogel lived in a house across the street from Washington School. And I remember Miss Legrid, too. Had her for fourth grade. The end of the "old maid" school teachers.

[This message has been edited by Amorette Allison (edited 5/15/2008).]
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+398) 13 years ago
Mrs. Griffith was my 4th grade teacher and she is the main reason I became a teacher and have been one for 30 years.
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Posted by S C B (+16) 13 years ago
MR-

Remember Legrid well, red hair if I recall. The "toughest" of my Lincoln school experience. As I mentioned in another post, as tough as I may have thought she was, Erna Idler, 6th grade was a whole new league. Despite Ms. Legrid, 4th grade sticks out as the Charlotte's Web year for me....
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Posted by Cheryl Gaer-Barlow (+474) 13 years ago
Oh, Oh, Oh, Mrs. Gertrude Grimes? or Mrs. Nichols? Both were wonderful! Are either of them still alive?
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Posted by Frank Cory (+231) 13 years ago
<Anyone remember Miss Amelia Legrid ?? 4th grade, Washington school. AACCKKK !!!!!!!!!!>

Yep...shes the reason I'm missing most of the hair just back of my right ear.
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Posted by DJB (+99) 13 years ago
Yes, I remember Miss Legrid, brings back memories when you mentioned your ear, that was her way of getting your attention. She wasn't all bad; I think she really cared about us. With her red hair I always thought of her as a "fox". She lived in an apartment in the house that is now Dr. and Mrs. Nalewja's home.
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Posted by Audrey Damm Goyette (+15) 12 years ago
Anyone remember Miss Hicks, 3rd grade Washington school in the mid-late 50's? Snow white hair and red lipstick...
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Posted by Rich McRae (+17) 12 years ago
Here's a few I remember:
Irene Norem - retired but subbed in the late 60s / early 70s - drove a 71 Monte Carlo (cherry) and her hair was as black as the vinal top.
Evelyn Keating, Phadoris Timmer (Hey!) - 1st Grade
Nancy Brown, Vivian Peterson - 2nd Grade
Dorothy Conway - 3rd Grade
Gerald Willems - 4th
Lillian Littleton - 5th
From the 70s:
Sue Erickson - 6th
Renee Peterson - 7th / 8th english
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 12 years ago
Renee Peterson is still teaching 7th/8th English at Washington.
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+819) 12 years ago
I remember Mrs. Hicks. She was one of my very favorites. And Miss Fisher, 6th grade Washington School was my all time favorite teacher. Miss Legrid was OK - I was a little scared of her, and it takes a lot to scare me!
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9922) 12 years ago
I remember a Mrs./Miss? Conway from 3rd grade at Lincoln, I don't really remember much about her class except that she was a stickler for things like correct spelling, proper grammar, and coming up with accurate answers to math problems. Kind of took the fun out of it all for me ; -)
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+398) 12 years ago
Here were mine:

1st--Mrs. Milligan who passed away mid-year and was replaced by Miss Compton.
2nd-Mrs. Eddy
3rd-Mrs. Idler
4th-Mrs. Griffith
5th Mrs. Lockie
6th Mr. Milroy
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Posted by Nancy Wallick (+67) 12 years ago
Where is Miss Mogle living in MC? Every few weeks she would give an hour + long rant about Castro. I wasn't sure who he was, but I knew when he came, we had to hide in the bomb shelters! Communism was her other fanatical topic. She never said what it was, but it was horrible and we would all die. No studies were done on those afternoons. We never knew when the rants would come.
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Posted by Audrey Damm Goyette (+15) 12 years ago
hey, was that first grade Washington School about 1956? I kind of remember that!
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+187) 12 years ago
I believe it was Mrs. Conway's 3rd grade class in Lincoln that provided me with one of the few visuals that will survive at least til the grave. One of the school "tuffs" was in our class, he wore a white t-shirt and it would have had a pack of cigarettes rolled up in the sleeve if it wasn't 3rd grade. He mouthed off and really got under this teacher's skin. She grabbed him by some handy handle (I think his collar) and he didn't have time to get out of his desk, so here was this little ole' lady dragging the toughest kid in class out the door to the principal's office, desk in tow, and the kid's dignity had fled the county.
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Posted by borninmc (+11) 12 years ago
Miss Buflod was alright in 1st although I peed my pants in class because she wouldn't let me go to the bathroom. She also wouldn't let us go if she had lunchroom duty. "Only little pigs go to the bathroom when they're eating" We always tried to explain that we would wash our hands before we came back but she wouldn't listen. Mrs Wolff in 2nd was nice. Miss Gary in 3rd was nice although I didn't get recess that year because I was always inside trying to finish my arithmetic. I was ADD but nobody knew anything about that in the 60s. It was called lazy or daydreaming. I had Miss legrid (was that how it was spelled?) in 4th at Washington. I remember her slapping me on the head during music in time with the words READ THE NOTES! Of course, she never actually spent any time teaching us how to read notes. Having this woman teach music or anything else was like hiring Stalin to give lessons on courtesy and compassion. Her favorite topic was Richard Nixon. She thought he was the greatest thing ever to happen to our country. Fifth grade was like stepping out of hell into heaven. Miss Oftedahl was young and pretty. I promptly fell in love. Miss Fisher was probably the smartest teacher I had with a very dry sense of humor that only about 3 of us understood. My sister about 4 years before me had been her favorite student so I got a pass on my ADD. Seventh grade? Back to hell!!!
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Posted by Wayne White (+255) 11 years ago
Know Im late but she was at least 6 feet tall and taught the fourth grade at Garfield, remember the janitor Mr. Mills, Mrs Cambell was third grade, Mrs Douglas was second grade and beautiful Miss Benson first. I used to live right across the street from the school, anyone remember Bickels store, how about burgees by the tracks on Woodbury
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Posted by C. A. Kirkpatrick (+6) 11 years ago
Both Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Grimes have passed away. I remember Mr. Mills quite well. He was quite the gentleman. We also lived across the street from the school and have lots of good memories. Remember May Day celebration! I remember going up to the store with a nickel in my grubby hand and she would stand there so patient while we chose which candy we wanted. "Look, there are 4 pieces in that pack for a penny, no, look, there are 5 pieces in that pack." Great times.

[This message has been edited by C. A. Kirkpatrick (11/22/2010)]
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Posted by Bill Wallick (+17) 11 years ago
I went to Lincoln School until junior High and have a lot of good memories of that time in my life.

Mrs. Keating, Peterson, Wolhowe(sp), Hutchinson, Mogle, and two for 6th grade. Mrs Lane who moved away,her husband had gotten a new job and Mrs. Zellar finished the year with us. Mr. Bender was our principal and George Burgess was the Superintendent.

Lincoln Grocery was a diversion if we had a nickel or a couple of deposit pop bottles and we could get a small sack of a whole bunch of small pieces of candy.

I was very good at staring out the window and going to the boys room as many times in a day that I could get away with.

John Harasymczuck for P.E., Miss Cullen for music and Mrs. Tooke for spanish. I remember a couple of custodians, Mr. Schaefer and Mr Donetti(sp).

Trying to remember the Jr high teachers, maybe we need a new thread for that one.

[This message has been edited by Bill Wallick (11/23/2010)]
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1607) 9 years ago
Ms. Mogle has passed. She was 94 years old.

http://stevensonfuneralho...iles-city/

Here's to you...
FH
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 9 years ago
Anyone remember the squeaky pump organ or "The Shy Stegosaurus of Something Creek"?

I hate to say it but I was surprised she was still alive.
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Posted by Martin (+42) 8 years ago
Mrs. Fischer was an unforgettable teacher.
I can not count how many beatings I took from that #@&*$ because I did not understand how anyone could put alphabits into a math equation. How many times I had to move my desk into the hall, then when everyone went out for recess, she would try and make up to me by giving Me hugs and kisses and crap. OH YES !!!!!! I remember her very well and I have had NO respect for Her ever since. Anita would sit behind Me while the beatings were going on and She would actually break down in tears and tell Me the answer, but, I knew if I used Anitas answer, then Mrs fisher would make Me go to the blackboard and show how I come up with that figure and I would not be able to do that, then more beatings would ensue.
I remember how the top of My head would bleed from Her beating on Me with Her finger, the slappings I had to endure and the humiliation in front of the whole class.
I got put back to the third grade, Mrs. Young, I did not want to go back to third because I knew I would have to go back through the fourth again and give HER another shot at the beatings.
I could go on but I wo`nt. I pray that Jesus somehow intervenes and allows Me to find forgiveness towards that woman. I always contended that when She died that I would go to the gravesite and piss on Her coffin, in front of everyone, While explaining My actions, so that they too would know that She was not that "SWEET" woman that she portrayed herself to be, as was stated by many.
Martin

[This message has been edited by Martin (11/25/2013)]
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Posted by nativemc (+913) 8 years ago
Does anybody remember Miss Vingie, not sure the spelling is right, from 5th grade at Washington? Probably in the early to mid 60's.
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+57) 8 years ago
Martin, my guess is that this teacher did not like nor understand boys. I've known many like her, and they should not be in the teaching profession. They are truly out of their element, and because they have a captive audience, can do much harm....the girls probably loved her!
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Posted by Martin (+42) 8 years ago
OH But She beat on My sister Rebecca too. more boys than girls though.
Dad and Mom would go to the school to talk to Her, She would let them know how sweet and innocent she was, and, what a liar I was.
OH well, it is all behind Me now, I just hope that I find room to forgive her before I die, not like it is eating Me up or anything, just those passing thoughts of horror from time to time.
And Yeah, as someone else mentioned about ADD, I had it bad, but, people like Me was labled as "STUPID" and too dumb to learn.
I did real good in math, as far as the simple stuff, just do not throw any alphabits into it, I`ll get totally lost and frightened at the thought.
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Posted by Dorothea Dyba Sturges (+57) 8 years ago
Martin..I don't want to continue to dredge up wounds, but parents need to be aware of these kinds of teachers and go to bat for their kids. Perhaps your parents should have gone directly to the principal. If you and your sister were suffering and you both told your parents, showing your marks (beatings leave marks), your parents could have asked for another teacher, presuming there was one, or threatened to take you out of school and have the County pay for your tutoring. Were there other students besides you and your sister who suffered this behavior from this teacher? I realize this is old stuff for you, but these teachers are still in some classrooms, and kids rely on their parents to protect them......perhaps you can forgive her for being ignorant, and overwhelmed, not knowing how to handle you, and she may have had many regrets later...we all do, for one reason or another. Good luck, and Good speed.....
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Posted by cj sampsel (+479) 8 years ago
Mr. Bean 6th grade Lincoln School 1966-1967 was great. I think he left after that year.
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Posted by Union Hall (+58) 8 years ago
I have great memories of all these people and agree with all the kind words spoken.
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