Pie Supper Part of School Programs

One-room school was busy when a pie or box supper was held.


| Good Old Days


I would set the date at mid-winter 1928. There was always money raised at a pie and box supper. After the program they picked a friend of ours from St. Joe to sell the pies. He was busy with his selling and I and a friend were just looking on and listening. He called for a dollar bid and I said, louder than I meant to, "A dollar!" I had no intention of bidding, as I had no money with me at the age of 10. As I recall that was a lot of money back then!

Well, our friend heard me say that and down went the hammer. Pointing right at me he said, "Sold to the little boy over there!"

I thought I was going to fall through the floor! But I didn't. As it turned out it was the teacher's pie, and he paid for it and ate with her. I didn't have any appetite for pie that evening!

Marion McMillion
Apple Valley, California




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