In the 4th grade I had a teacher who set up a darkroom in a closet, and I remember making photograms on single-weight paper and then later printing negatives that I had brought in.

A few years later my family moved into a house with room for a darkroom, and I remember my grandfather bought me a darkroom starter kit that had a terrible plastic horizontal enlarger with a plastic lens--the veritable Holga of enlargers--a daylight film tank, three 4x5" trays, a couple of those Kodak three-packs of chemistry, a thermometer, a couple of film clips, and a 25-sheet pack of 4x5" Velox. I made some really flat prints. I still have a few negs in the files from that time.