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Passing by for a Last Look

by Bobby Blair
February 22, 2018

For all intents and purposes what had begun the day before was nearly completed on Wednesday afternoon.

Under balmy 70 degree weather drone pilot Andy Bell flew his machine above the destruction taking place below for posterity. Bell who attended Wilder School as well as Andrews in the early 60's couldn't quite remember his first grade teacher. "I think it might have been McCormick or was that third grade?". Bell recalls attending cub scouts at the Andrews and that the lunch service was limited. You had to raise your hand in the morning to say whether you were buying lunch or had brought your own.

Meeghan Ford, who grew up on Arch Street, attended Andrews and she also couldn't recall her first grade teacher. Later in the day, Ford left a message recalling that Mona Griffin was in fact her teacher, followed by a call from her mother attesting to the fact. Ford's fondest memories are of the playground and watching the boys play street hockey.

Susan (Higgins) MacDonald recalls taking the bus to Andrews and her teacher was (Ms.)Van something she told the HollistonReporter.com. "I remember the glass masonry blocks that you couldn't see through in the building".

Eric Marchand, now a Framingham resident, recalled Miss Luce in the first grade and Mrs. Joyce in the second. Marchand who grew up at 85 Union Street said he buried a time capsule on the property around 1973: "I think it had baseball cards and marbles in it. I don't think its ever been dug up." HollistonReporter.com Investigative Team will be working with the builder to uncover this unsolved mystery.

Larry Bowles, who grew up at 61 Regal Street, did a drive by of his old alma mater and vividly recalled pulling Cindy McGrath's hair; she sat in the chair in front of him. Bowles' teacher, Miss Close promptly tied Bowles to his own chair.

 

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In my first year of school and a few years after I lived on Mechanic Street. We were a class that got to choose the Andrews name. We loved the school, the teachers, janitor, having the ice cream truck stop at the school during recess - playing games in the fenced in playground. My teacher for first and second was Miss Porter = classroom was divided and she taught first and second in the same room. Such good memories - very hard to see the building gone but memories do live on.

- Andra Harrmon Stone | 2/22/18 11:44 AM

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