Walter Sturiale
Walter Sturiale voted up Didge Doo's answer

I started school in 1942 when I was only 4 and left 11 years later. Most of us finished at age 15 in those days.

Teachers came armed with bamboo canes which they wielded enthusiastically, mostly across the hands. "Six of the best" was the top punishment and if they only gave you one hit they … Read more