A reader writes: I went back to school shopping, yep already, with my nephew the other day. My sister says you have to go earlier and earlier every year. Things sure have changed from when we were kids when you didn't go till the week or two before school started and usually no further than Ossining. (In our house, Peekskill was more of a Christmas shopping destination). Now it's all computers, Staples, a lot of online stuff, really early deadlines, and a very expensive supply list. That got me to thinking how it was in the late 70's and early 80's in Croton with back to school. Got anything **back to school** from that time?
Your editor: The elves and I have been working on something...here's Part One of BACK 2 SCHOOL, A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT SHOPPING, SCHOOLS & MORE IN CROTON 1983. Click on the images below, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--HERE'S THE 1983 BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLEMENT FROM THE CROTON CORTLANDT NEWS.
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY SELECT SCANS FROM THE FALL 2007 EDITION OF THE CROTON HISTORIAN: CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GROUPS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-vintage-croton-historian-chhs.html
UPDATED: PART 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/part-2-back-2-school-nostalgic-look-at.html