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Franks, Opal

Franks, Opal

Franks, Opal

Date: Tuesday, July 09, 1985

Interview 64a : In an interview with her niece, Deanna Crump, longtime Diboll teacher Diboll teacher Opal Franks reminisces about her life as an educator. Mrs. Franks and her husband moved to Diboll in the late 1940's, and since she had not finished her degree at SFA, she stayed home to raise her children. The school needed a teacher, however, and she came in as a substitute and stayed on until her retirement. She discusses life in a small sawmill town school, her students, their struggles to get supplies, and the changes in discipline and academics from when she started teaching.