Well, that time has rolled around again, and I am posting a photo from my old high school days. The picture shows several of my classmates in study hall, but what catches my attention is that whole wall of windows at the back of the room. They are the epitome of “School Windows” from about 4 or 5 decades ago. (Yes, I’m really that old, but don’t tell anyone.)
There’s just something so special about them to me. They were the same throughout the school — and throughout many U. S. schools during those years. (In fact, I can’t look at windows like that without thinking “School.”)
The top windows of each set of three opened out, and the bottom windows opened in. You twisted the little handle on each window to open it, and of course, there were no screens. But during the first and last month of our school year, the weather was so warm (or hot) that we had to have those windows open. And because of the way they opened in two directions, they did offer a pretty good breeze. Virtually all of our classrooms had them across the whole length of the outside walls, and it made things quite pleasant to have that much natural light and to be able to see the rest of the world outside while slaving away at the books.
Just looking at them brings back so many wonderful memories of those school days. I bet a lot of you out there remember them as well — but you don’t have to admit your age if you don’t want to.
And don’t feel that you need to post windows pertaining to schools this week. The challenge is still the same and will remain so until we get tired of it. It’s just “Thursday’s Windows” — any kind, any size, any where. I’m really enjoying all your entries. Isn’t it amazing what a variety there is of something so seemingly “ordinary”?
Remember to post the link to YOUR picture in the comment section below.
P. S. I have to be away from my computer for a few days this weekend, so if I don’t respond to your picture right away, don’t think I’m not interested. I will be looking forward to seeing all of them when I can get back to the Internet.