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Annie, Annie Over I went to the Costner School in Gaston County when it had grades 1 through 7 in four rooms, a potbelly stove and an outdoor privy. I learned more in that period than any other. I also had the opportunity to help teach the slow learners while the teacher was with another grade level. At recess we played the fun games of Annie Over and Jump Board. If it was raining everyone worked together on a puzzle. The old Costner School in Dallas had four classrooms at the For those not familiar with Annie Over, I will corners and an auditorium in the mid dle. Teachers were sisters explain. Teachers appointed two students to Mary and Winnie Thornburg. choose their teams. One team would go to the front of the schoolhouse, the other to the back. The group in front had the ball and would call got all the other team’s players would win. If your ball out “Annie, Annie Over,” and throw the ball over the didn’t clear the schoolhouse roof, you could yell “Pigtail,” roof of the building to the other side. If someone on and throw it again. If the other team didn’t catch the ball the other side caught the ball, that group would run to coming over before it bounced, they couldn’t run around the left or right around to the front of the building – or the building and would have to throw it back over the even split up with some going right and others going building. But they could wait, if they wanted to fool the left around. By surprising the other team, they could tag others, then throw it “Annie, Annie Over” back to the as many as they could before the other team members other team. made it around to the other side of the building. The tagged ones would go to the other team. The team that Rosita Jones, Dallas, Rutherford EMC

Send us your favorite photo (North Carolina people or scenes) and the story that goes with it. We will pay $50 for each one that we publish in our Carolina Country Scenes gallery in the February 2012 magazine.



photo contest

Deadline: November 15, 2011. One entry per household. Digital photos should be a minimum of 1200 by 1800 pixels. Prints a minimum 4 x 6 inches. Include your name, electric co-op, mailing address and e-mail address or phone number. If you want your print returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (We will not return others.) We pay $50 for each submission published. We retain reprint rights. We will post on our Web site more entries than we publish, but can’t pay for those submissions. (Let us know if you don’t agree to this.) SEND TO:

E-mail: Mention “Photo Contest” in subject line.

Mail: Carolina Country Photo Contest 3400 Sumner Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27616

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Volume 43, No. 10, October 2011


Volume 43, No. 10, October 2011