Girls always wore dresses to school no matter what the weather was because that was the rule. No pants were allowed until the early In Catholic School, we could only wear pants on cold day under our dresses.
Saddle Oxfords with the red crepe soles. The saddles were more expensive so I usually had plain gray ones. I hated the gray, & thought I was something whenever I got saddles. I was so rough on shoes I now know why I got the gray ones most of the time.
mimeograph machine This was how the teacher made copies. In school, everyone called it the ditto machine. If the paper was still a bit wet when you got it, the ink would rub off on your fingers. I can still smell the ink :)