Assembly Day

In Brooklyn the elementary schools were numbered.  I went to P.S. 135, a rather grim and ugly old building, from first through sixth grade.

There's not much that I or my  family saved that speaks to school in those years -- all I think I have is a graduation picture (1958), part of the mimeographed single-page graduation program, a good citizenship award from the Green Point Savings Bank, and the "Autograph Book" that I had everyone in the class sign. 

I don't believe we wore ties or white shirts except on "assembly day."  A favorite winter morning spot was by the kitchen radiator.  I wonder what was on the schedule for that day's session in the auditorium?  This picture, I am fairly sure, was highly coached.  The heat from that radiator on a cold winter morning was wonderful.

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