I’ll be writing about Verdi history for the next few weeks. Here’s a story Joe Huizar shared:

“During the war in 1942 we gathered a bunch of iron. The country schools would get the kids to gather iron to donate for the war. Dad had that old truck and let Alfred (his oldest son) drive it and let some kids go with him. Different farmers would say, “You can have my iron; you just have to come pick it up.” We had a big pile of iron, a big pile on the side of the school. I remember the teacher telling us, “If you see a nail, pick it up put it in a bucket. That’s metal.” Anything made out of metal, nuts, bolts, etc. we put in a bucket. We went to a lot of different places gathering iron for the war. Farmers would stop by the school and drop off iron too.

Las Gallinas had a school on FM 536 back then. The country schools were in competition to see who could gather the most iron. Verdi School was always trying to beat Las Gallinas because the winner would get to have a band come play at their school. We were always trying to beat them, but they beat us. They did take us over to the Las Gallinas School since we placed second and we had a celebration.”

In Verdi this week: Bible study every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Verdi Community Center.

Word of the week: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston S. Churchill

TTFN (ta ta for now),

Gina Huizar

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