First Day of SchoolSeptember 1st, 2014 at 10:46 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This was my kindergarten picture from 1956 (had that TV-smile going even back then). I remember we started the third Monday of September. We went a half day on Christmas Eve. and had a week off between Christmas and New Years. For the most part, no interstate highway system back then (Ike was working on that), so people didn’t race to Florida and back. There was no “winter break” outside of Christmas to New Years. The school never closed for a winter storm. Whoever made it to school got a day of part-school and part-fun, like watching a National Geographic film about African animals in the gym. I remember skating to school one day after an ice storm with my shoes in my Scout backpack. I remember, fountain pens, Venus Paradise colored pencils and Elmer’s glue. Lunch was 35 cents in the cafeteria and milk was 6 cents.
The first day of school for many is today (Tue.) and the weather should be pleasant (slight chance of a sprinkle or very light shower early from Muskegon Co. to Saginaw Co. southward), a bit less humid. Wednesday should also be a nice day with partly-mostly sunny skies. The warmer, more humid air will be back on Thursday, giving us a chance of a t-storm. A stronger cold front will then usher in cooler weather for Friday PM and the weekend, with daytime temperatures back to the low 70s.
Happy Birthday to Daughter #3!