Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Preville Train Bridge

Hello Marston,

                                      PREVILLE TRAIN BRIDGE

THE BIG CREEK DRAINAGE DITCH PASSED UNDER THE RAILWAY TRACKS IN

THE SAME MANNER AS SIMARD BLVD DID. THE RAILS WERE PULLED UP ABOUT 1957

BUT THE HIGH LEVEL REMAINED. THIS ACTED AS BARRIER BETWEEN THE NEW

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THE HOUSES OF PREVILLE. ALL THE POOR DARLING

KIDDIES WOULD HAVE HAD TO WALK A HALF MILE BY ROAD TO ATTEND CLASSES.

THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED WITH A WOODEN TUNNEL RUNWAY PASSAGE, SIMILAR

TO A HANDICAP RAMP, THROUGH THE DRAINAGE DITCH TUNNEL, THE WATER WAS GONE

AS THE NEW DESOURDY SEWAGE PIPE WAS IN SERVICE SO THE CREEKS DRIED UP.

THIS LITTLE PASSAGEWAY NEAR THE SCHOOL WAS JUST THE CAT'S MEOW. OFTEN

DURING OUR WANDERINGS PROBABLY 2 OR 3 TIMES A WEEK, WE WOULD PASS THROUGH

ON OUR WAY FISHING TO WHERE THE PREVILLE YACHT CLUB IS TODAY. NORMALLY THERE WAS

NO PROBLEM GOING THROUGH UNLESS WE WERE TRUANT (YOU KNOW HOOKY). THERE WAS

ABOUT 200 FT. OPEN AREA IN PLAIN SIGHT OF THE SCHOOL, ALSO ONE BIG BLABBER MOUTH,

A FORMER TEACHER AT ROYAL GEORGE, NOW PRINCIPAL AT PREVILLE -BEAVER BENTON- WHO ALWAYS

RECOGNIZED YOU MARSTON. YOU MUST HAVE BEEN IN SOME OF HIS CLASSES AT THE BRAIN FACTORY.

RICHARD W..............

Thanks Richard

I did have him in several classes. One I can remember was Meteorology. I think it was an extra credit subject. I always thought he was light in the shoes. 

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