|Volleyball pole fabricated in 1980 by Mr. Gholston and Principal Miller|
|Looking Eest from the Kellogg Circle path|
|West Staircase from Kellogg Circle|
This view of the staircase to the split level entrance to the 4th grade (downstairs) and 3rd grade (upstairs) hallway. Then of course was the boiler room and cooling towers being the first thing to greet you as you climbed the stairs. For me this was the equivalent of the furnace in Home Alone and the scene of the Asbestos removal project in 1982. Everyone would freak out if you got close to the decontamination zone yet we had to walk past this area multiple times a day.
Here is the next staircase in the center of the building. Looking up the steps a little to the right was the scene of the infamous Book Room fire. My friend Jim broke a tooth while head butting a window in 5th or 6th grade and my first rejection from Stephanie Mason when all I asked was to walk her home (I got that idea from Brady Bunch) all took place in this area.
Of course here is the hill at the corner of the building where it is still clear that we used this as a bicycle jump. Many hours of fun times without helmets!!!
|(Background) D'Lido Apartments|
Last but certainly not least is the staircase leading to the 6th grade hall. Kincaid, Sheehy, Johnson, Blum. Some of the legends of Shallowford. Of course who could forget Ms. Williams and Mr. Hawkins.
So many memories came to me as I walked that field. A lot of good ones but in retrospect a lot of remembering the not so great experiences I had moving down from the North to Atlanta. I will say that one of the things I cherish are the life long friends that I still have from the days on this field and around Shallowford school. This is all that is left now....such a distant memory yet so many smiles and chuckles as I walked around and thought about all of the people that have crossed paths and now live far far away and yet some (like me) that have never left Atlanta.