Oak Grove School
My mother attended school there for her entire
elementary years from about 1926 to 1932. Yes she finished k-8 in six years.
There is a picture of her Lyons HS graduating class in the county offices in
Ionia. She graduated when she was 16. She lied about her age to work in the JC
Penney store that used to be on Main St. She later went to the University of
Michigan for a couple of years before joining the Navy as a WAVE in WWII.
Anyway, I though you might like to have this picture. It is of the Oak Grove
School, and is now someone's home.
Just up the road from the Oak Grove School is "Mrs. Gibs" house it is a stone
pebble in concrete construction with a similar structure out on the road. The
building by the road was, in 1926, a store. My mother said that they could go up
to the store and buy candy.
Last update December 29, 2007