Category Archives: School Life

Historic Schools of Fauquier County, Virginia

Remington School #15 (aka “Piney Ridge”). Class picture, taken @1900. Photo courtesy of the Brown/ Gibson family archives Historic Rosenwald Schools of Fauquier County Name Location Image Blackwell Town School Midland Rectortown School Rectortown Routts Hill School Bealeton Crest Hill … Continue reading

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Norfolk State College: The Untold Story

The Norfolk State College Student Union building, where I spent every waking moment in the ping pong room 1971-1972 “Big – Bad – Moses – Rose!” “Da-da-da” “Big – Bad – Moses – Rose!” “Da-da-da” “Big – Bad – Moses … Continue reading

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Ten Plus Two More: The Legend of the Rosenwald School

Chapter One: The Lost Treasure of Piney Ridge “Ten plus two more.” – “What?!” “Ten plus two more, that’s the answer, ten plus two more!” – “That’s the answer to what? What the heck are you babbling about now?” “That’s … Continue reading

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Norfolk State College: The Ping Pong Man

“We gon’ kick yo ass, Mister Ping Pong Man. You done done it now, yo ass is grass!”. – “Yeah, let’s get him”. Stagalee was about to leave the Grandy Park Recreation Center not sure exactly what he should do. … Continue reading

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Norfolk State College: (A Fish Out of Water )

(The following events are true, the names were changed to protect the innocent (and the not so innocent)) “Benny, you get the bologna, I’ll get the cheese. Leroy, you get the mayonnaise and Stagalee wear my maxi-coat, you got’ta get … Continue reading

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The Long Way Home

Savannagh Branch When I was in the second grade at Remington Grade School, my teacher (our teacher, he taught us all, first through seventh grade), assigned us to write an essay about what we did over Thanksgiving break. The following … Continue reading

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