November 15, 2011

School 10 students surprise Belleville scribe

Visiting his elementary after 45 years kindles memories and opens hatch for current batch of students to hear neighborhood history.

School 10 students surprise Belleville scribe
This was the plan: talk to the fifth and sixth graders at School 10 about going to the school a long time ago when I lived in the neighborhood, then read a poem about growing up, then a poem about the soldiers’ memorials, then talk about the 160 men from Belleville who died while in service. Then I’d close with the three men from the neighborhood who perished in Europe during World War II. Maybe the students would come up with a few questions.

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