I’ve been set adrift on memory bliss this week because Beverly Farms Elementary School, located in Potomac, Maryland, is being renovated. From the nurses office to the all-purpose room to the gym, the place has remained creepily untouched by the hands of time since my salad days there from 1985-1991. I’ve enjoyed popping in occasionally over the years to get a sweet hit of memory dope.
In 2003, my older sister and her family moved into a house on the same street as my childhood home, where our parents still live. It’s only a few miles from the school, so now my niece and nephew go to Beverly Farms. A few months ago my sister told me that an “open house” event was in the works, something to give former students and teachers a chance to say goodbye to the place before they level it. That open house was on Tuesday. You bet I went.
It was memorygasmic on so many levels! They let you walk through all the classrooms! Everything is exactly the same but so much smaller! And with more computers! A lot of my old teachers were there! Pro tip: they all seem to prefer the term “former teacher.”
I will be sharing some photos from my visit today.
Getting in the mood for TOP THAT! A Teen Witch Sing-Along Screening Party (Free!) this Thursday 6/9 at 7pm.
What are your favorite witchy movies and TV shows of the 80s and early 90s?
I have the flu and I can’t remember anything right now. The school nurse sent me home. I will be back with more memories later this week.
Source: Fourth Grade Nothing