Friday, March 23, 2012
Saying goodbye to the forgotten school
Now, even the shell is gone and I had to stop by and see it for myself. The only thing that remains of the South Middle School I knew are the steps that I walked on everyday to get into the building and the signs around the parking lot.
The school, the marquee, the other evidence that once thousands of students made the transition from elementary to middle to high school at that spot, is all gone, thanks to the May 22 tornado and the necessary removal of the damaged building.
The accompanying photos show South as I remember it, plus the way it is today. Below I am reprinting the post I wrote Nov. 1 after my return visit to South following the tornado: