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By Bonnie Davidson
The Courier 

The 100 Club

Students Celebrate 100 Days Of School, Visitor Celebrates 100 Years Of Living


Bonnie Davidson / The Courier

Charlotte Wigness, 100, talks to Kathey Bell's first grade classroom about what school was like when she was in first grade on Irle Elementary's 100 days of school celebration Friday, Jan. 30.

Students at Irle Elementary got a vision of the past when it came to the good old school days. While they celebrated 100 days of school this year, a special guest was invited who is celebrating 100 years of life.

Charlotte Wigness visited a few classrooms and students were able to ask a few questions. In Kathy Bell's first grade classroom she spoke a little bit on Friday, Jan. 30, about some differences in school from back in her day.

She said in the first grade class that not many people owned cars in the area. She actually walked to school and sometimes liked to ride her horse. She said that there was a barn near the school for students to keep their horses.

When asked about hot lunches, Wigness explained to the students that they didn't have hot lunches until she was in the fifth or sixth grade, when they would use the radiator to cook food. Students were almost shocked about having no milk for a snack during class.

“My grandma is almost 100,” one student proudly said. “She's 82.”

Wigness celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 30. Her great-great grandchildren were in attendance during her visit. Among them was Grace Cornwell, who celebrates the same birthday, only she just turned 4.


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