Neatorama reader Steve Pearson wrote about The People History, a website
about history as remembered by ordinary people, sort of like a massive online social diary.
This entry is titled Jack Tapley Remembers the Frosty Hollow School:
I recall during the winter months that the school would be very cold in the morning and it was acceptable to wear your coat and boots until the school warmed up. A student was given the job of janitor for the year. It was usually a volunteered position and lasted for the entire school year. The janitor’s duties would be to have the supplied wood piled neatly in the wood shed, have sufficient kindling on hand for the stove, keep the stove burning as necessary to keep the building warm, and sweep the school floor after school every day. The janitor’s job had its perks as he could leave the school building as necessary to get wood from the outside shed for the stove. (Also), the janitor would get several breaks a day and if it was a nice day outdoors it sometimes took a bit longer for the janitor to return. I know as I was the janitor one year.
Link - Thanks Steve!