Would like to share memories of people from Glomawr. We had a long walk to School back in the day and caught the School bus at the old store in Glomawr to go to the Dilce Combs High School. If we missed the bus we had to walk to the bridge and cross it and wait at the Road to Foreseam to catch the next one.
We caught the bus at the mouth of Frogtown when I went to Dilce, before that I walked every day to Glomawr school until grade 7. I know theres some people on facebook that did the same. No one hardly comes to this site anymore. Teachers there were Mrs. White, Stanford, and Miller.
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yea i went to glomawr school.we walked out of mount of bear branch then up tp glomawr school. mrs gilbert, mrs maggard, mrs white was also teachers there. i liked glomawr grade school. cool in winter sometimes, but seems thing went pretty fair there. everone got along pretty good. outside bathroom. we didnt know any difference.
Mrs Gilbert taught all of my Family at some point and there was a bunch of us. I had Mrs Helton in 2nd 3rd and 4th Grade. I liked her and we had a Substitute Teacher that cracked everyone's knuckles with a ruler. We all hated to see her there. Some of you will remember the sulphur smell walking from the head of the holler in Glomawr, it was horrible. Anyone remember Pete Bush hill up in there? the smell was bad along there.
Yes the Colored School was way up in Glomawr holler. That was before I was born, but I heard about it. I knew the Andrew Perdue and their kids though. They were Black and lived close to us. Does anyone remember the Memory Wall they had there to remember our Soldiers? That was also before I was born. Did Betty Combs have Brothers named Morton, Roy and Marshall? and she Married Robert St Clair?
I have Betty Jo died 21 June 1998. Her Sister Lois (Married Robert Sain. He passed away in 2013) may have told me Betty passed away. I haven't talked to Lois since she lost her Husband. Morton and Roy passed away. That leaves Bobby Jean, Kathleen Lois and Marshall. They lived just below the Commissary close to the railroad tracks.
Sorry. No I don't. I did find Betty's Death record. She married Mekus before she died.
Deceased Name Betty J Mekus Event Type Obituary Event Date 22 Jun 1998 Event Place Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States Gender Female Age 55 Birth Year (Estimated) 1943 Birthplace Hazard, Kentucky Death Date 21 Jun 1998 Death Place Fort Wayne, Indiana
Yes Glomawr had a school. It had 4 rooms and a lunch room. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades were held in one room. 4th, 5th, and 6th grade were in one room and 7th and 8th grade were in a room that they had a big wall that would slide to close off the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade from the 7th and 8th grade classes.
I lived there 18 years. There was a boarding house in Glomawr. A lot of houses were destroyed after they came in a drilled holes in the side of the mountain to get coal and then dumped all the dirt over the hill. When heavy rains came it washed all that dirt down the hill and houses were lost.