My daughter recently attended a homecoming game - the seniors had been her second grade students 10 years ago, and she was quite surprised that some of them remembered her. Granted 10 years isn’t ridiculously long, but it is more than half of their lifetimes.
And it got me thinking about my second grade, which was school year 1961-62. The teacher was Miss Strohecker (I think that’s how it was spelled - she got married and left at the end of the year.) Being in the thick of the baby-boom years, our school was crazy over-crowded, so first and second grade students were split, with half the kids going in the morning and the other half in the afternoon. I was in the afternoon group.
I have a hazy impression of the classroom - I don’t remember the room number, but I know I could point it out if I was at the school. The only other thing I remember is Carl, who sat behind me. He used to chew on the point of his pencil, so he always had black messes around his mouth. Even at that age, I was grossed out.
Do you remember grade 2?