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SMES Antique Roadshow

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:56 pm

First graders at Swiss Memorial Elementary School enjoyed their own Antique Roadshow. Students brought in antique items and presented them to the class. Students are pictured with their antiques. Front row (l to r): Kinsley Wideman with an antique brass miniature tea set; Kyle Chandler with a 60- year-old Scovill blue blast 1/4 pint torch; Cooper Meeks with antique coins given to him by his grand-mother from the 1800s to 1870s from France, Spain, U. K., and Canada; Easton Scissom brought ar-row heads that were found in the local area; and Drayton Anderson had a fossil of a plant. Back row (l to r): teacher Clayta Meeks brought a 100-year-old antique cylinder, slate records, and cameras; Kadi McDaniel brought in a 39-year-old porcelain cabbage patch doll; Aubree Anderson shared a 30-year-old baby doll that was passed down from family members; Nevaeh Nunley brought fossils of ferns; Kiyanna Johnson brought a 32-year-old homemade quilt that has been passed down through the years; and Morgan Thomas brought a 60-year-old Zenith Transistor Radio. The board “Toys of Yester-Year” was made by the Late Clayton Hargis. It had toys that he had played with as a child including a guide and wheel, mumble peg, sling shot, can telephone, and pea janks (a type of smooth rocks used for marbles) The class had been studying past, present, and future. They also enjoyed doing timelines that week.