FORT MILL — Special to the Fort Mill Times
Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series written by fifth grade students at Orchard Park Elementary School as they meet with “buddies” at Westminster Towers.
Tic tock, tic tock…Time flies by fast at Orchard Park when the fifth graders are talking to their generous Westminster buddies. On Dec. 13 the buddies dilly dallied on over to Orchard Park Elementary School for the second time to consume breakfast and chat about the “Roaring 20s” and the “Dirty 30s.”
We sat down with some of the buddies’ buds and got their thoughts of the buddies.
“They bring happiness and joy to everyone,” said Tiffany Rossi.
“They teach us about the history and the history of their lives,” said Cabe Christopher.
“It is very interesting to learn about them,” said Kaylee Fetter.
“It’s such a great experience to get to hear about people’s history and what important events went on in their life,” said Russell Watkins.
For example, some of the serious, exotic information we consumed from the buddies included that many people who didn’t have jobs in the Great Depression still had to have money to live. Not many children went in bread lines, so many times people didn’t have enough food to feed their whole family. In some cases many people had to stay in a basement of another person’s house. AWe think the fifth graders had to ponder deep in questions with the buddies and get the information they got. The hardest part is having to leave the buddies. Meanwhile the buddies’ information from the past is still wafting in the air like ghosts on a cold, black night, waiting for the next meeting to share the unbelievable, shocking facts!