I don’t think that we had any school even close to that name in Sandpoint. Pat McManus was a few years older than me, so I didn’t know him while growing up. They lived further out Boyer Street (where my school was) and out at Sand Creek; so it is possible that Lincoln school would have been the closest grade school to where he lived . There was only one Jr. and Sr. High school, so he probably went to the same ones as I did, and “Delmore Blight” might have referred to Charles Stidwell, who was the formidable principal at the Jr. high school. Since I rode horseback in most of the same area where Pat had his famous camping trips, as well as the awful road crossing Sand Creek where he always crashed his bike; I could at least guess where most of his stories took place. I actually didn’t even know about Pat McManus until 1988, when I broke my leg (bucked off of a horse) and was stuck in the hospital for over a week. I wanted something to read, but they had me on so many painkillers that I could barely see pictures, let alone read anything. My friend, Joy (Bless her heart) brought me her 10-translation version of the Bible, and there was NO way, i could manage that in my condition. I complained to my other friend , Norma, and she brought me down one of her husband’s Pat McManus books. I laughed so much, I nearly rolled out of the hospital bed more than once !