Fennell - Class of 1937
going to Moss School when I was in the 9th. Grade. We lived in
the Texas Banner Community. Mr. Umsted was
the driver of the bus I rode for four years.
The school was an old rock building with six rooms and a
basement. Grades 1– 12 were held in 6 rooms, containing two
classes to each room. The 9th. & 10th. Grade in one room and
11th. & 12th. in another. The basement was used for Science and
The rooms were heated with coal burning stoves. There was
no electricity and no running water. We had two outdoor
toilets, one for the girls and the other for the boys.
Most of the activities were held during the day until
the new auditorium was built in 1936.
At that time, a gasoline
generator was used to provide enough light to play basketball
and present plays. The class of 1937 was the first to hold a
graduation ceremony in the new auditorium.
lives in Tulsa with his wife Virginia. He served in the Army
during WWII. He received many medals including the Purple
Heart. He was a floral designer for 40 years, retiring in 1985.
Personal Message from Ancell:
Thanks to all of
the people who have made the Moss Reunion a great success. I
hope the younger ones will continue this tradition and come to
enjoy it as much as I do. I have enjoyed getting acquainted and
talking with the relatives of people I knew when I attended Moss