Zenith School

  • Nutty Fingers

    Pearson Farm is proud of our history and love to share stories of life on the Farm told by Mr. Al and his sisters.  Today, we are doing just that with a video from Ms. Peggy Pearson Jerles.

     

    THE NUTTY FINGER

    When I was in the second grade 72 years ago at the Zenith School, there was an accident that occurred during recess.  The old school house had indoor bathrooms but the access to them was outside.  On this particular day, a boy in my class went to the bathroom and upon leaving, slammed his finger in the bathroom door, cutting off the tip-end of his finger.  In 1946, the appropriate actions taken were very different from today.  The child was hurried off to the doctor but the finger was left behind, coming to rest on a Kleenex in the hand of Miss Lillie Maude Andrews, the first and second grade teacher. Since everyone in the school, grades 1 though 5, heard about the accident and were curious, Miss Andrews held the finger on the Kleenex while all 5 grades filed by and looked at it.  After the viewing, all of us trooped out to a big old pecan tree behind the school to bury the finger and say a prayer for the injured student.

    And now, just think, Pearson Farm is now selling "Nutty Fingers!"

    Peggy Pearson Jerles

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