I grew up in Paintsville. In about 1952,
I took a summer class at
Paintsville High School. One of my favorite parts of that summer
was stopping at a nearby bakery for still warm brownies.
During the World Series, I remember that Mr. Oran Teeter would
allow us to
listen to the playoffs over the intercom.
When I was in elementary school, I recall that the whole
system was located on one big block in the middle of Paintsville.
3 school buildings in a row, with a playground area to one side,
building and playground area to the other side. This
building was at one
time either an OPA or VA office (my mother worked for both of
organizations and I'm not sure which it was then), once it was
and it seems that the band met in the basement of this building.
I also recall waiting in the lobby of the post office for the
mail to be
sorted to the postal boxes during WWII. I was probably 7 or
8 at the time.
I can't forget lunch breaks when several of us would cross the
take a shortcut through the court house to get to one of our
hangouts. And I recall standing by the Memorial listing
those who died in
service, to read my father's name, and other familiar names.
I would love to have the opportunity to revisit my hometown, from
heard I would barely recognize the old places.
Peg Robinette Sullivan
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