Perry No. 8
School Daze Memories from former students and teachers!
My sister and I - attended - Perry # 8 - located on at the time Hiway 29 - but now Hiway 7 - probably 1 mile from the Sioux City limits. My sister Barbara had polio and Dad - would take us to school - via - the horse we had - when the roads were unpassable - due to the frost going out of the roads - or they were blocked because of snow.
I was fortunate to be in a grade - with 3 other students - I felt I received a very good education - due to the competition in the grade - hoping to do better than another one. Mrs. Dilly was the teacher most of the time I attended. My husband went to another Perry township school - he tells me it was Perry No. 3. It was located on the Ridge Road.
At recess - we played annie annie over, some baseball games, another game - escapes me - you had to perform - pantomine - and the other team would have to guess. We had jobs on Friday - cleaning the outside toilets, sweeping and different little jobs like that.
In the back of my mind - we would go up to the center school - which was Perry #1