Patrol Boy

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Patrol Boy, at the Belleville Elementary School. Don’t walk on the grass or you’ll go to the office. That office was Joseph Donnelly’s office. You’re going to Donnelly’s! As a patrol boy you wore an yellow orange belt around your waist with an attached across the chest belt that went over your shoulder. This was about 1978 and I don’t believe girls were allowed to be patrol boys. Hence, the patrol boy name apparently. This must have been some kind of sick school experiment or maybe it was just the 70’s. I remember chasing down a student with a group of other patrol boys who was a known troublemaker. He will remain nameless at least in this conversation RW. Anyway, it seemed like a lynching and Principle Donnelly agreed. We were all brought down the office ourselves and we were the ones who got a good talking to. We all almost lost the patrol boy privilege. I believe it wasn’t long after I graduated from the school in 1978 that the patrol boy legacy went South. Although, the day I received the patrol boy belt, well it was a proud day, a very proud day!
Music for this post: Somewhere Over The Rainbow, What A Wonderful World – Cliff Richard
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4 Responses to “Patrol Boy”

  1. - History Your Way Newburyport Circa 1950-1990 » Belleville Elementary School on May 28th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

  2. D.A.KUSE on September 18th, 2008 at 8:04 am

  3. Rick Eck on March 8th, 2009 at 11:32 am

  4. Chanson on February 21st, 2010 at 10:04 am

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