Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Family – Frank B. Cooper School Refrain by Susanne Swanson

Here’s an older post of mine, shared on the lovely Smorgasbord Blog Magazine today, in case you missed it earlier. A visit back to Frank B. Cooper School on its 100th anniversary. Another tale from my youth.

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Delighted to welcome Susanne Swanson to the Posts from Your Archives series, and her first post today shares her return to her kindergarten which was celebrating its 100th anniversary..(I donโ€™t think Susanne was one of the first pupils!)

Frank B. Cooper School Refrain by Susanne Swanson

Iโ€™m not sure what I was looking for by returning. It was years and years ago when I attended Frank B. Cooper school, kindergarten through 6th grade. But it was the schoolโ€™s 100th anniversary and the building, now the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, where artists live and work, would be open for celebration and tours.

But why go? Was I hoping to run into childhood friends? (Maybe.) Did I hope to trigger memories that were no doubt bound up in those indescribable hallway sounds and smells? Warm sandwiches left in lockers, new shoes shuffling on heavy floors, recess bells? Whatever the reason, I madeโ€ฆ

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8 Comments on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Family – Frank B. Cooper School Refrain by Susanne Swanson

  1. Wow! Your school office looks just like how I remember the office at my high school. And those stairs are just like the ones leading to the elementary school library where my dad was librarian! That is hilarious about Paul Revere and the Raiders vs. The Monkees. (I think I would have been on the Monkees’ side too!) Such a neat post and exciting to be published on a blog like that!

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I’m glad you enjoyed reminiscing with me. The old style brick schools had so much character- I loved going back to visit. And Sally is very supportive of other bloggers. I was so happy she featured my post on her Smorgasbord site. I submitted 4 stories from my archives and she’s sharing them on Fridays this month. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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