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11/23/19 01:32 PM #130    

 

Susan Andrews

The video added by Tom Prince is priceless. I think I see Janice Mitchell, Ramona Lavigne, Ginny Bowden, Susan Riley, & Robert Holt. Also Jimmy Ferguson, I think, in the Cub Scout uniform. It's adorable.

FYI, it's 77 degrees & sunny today on Sanibel Island. Of course, I'm at the office, always wearing flip flops! Happy Thanksgiving, to all.


11/23/19 01:54 PM #131    

 

Judith Power (Despres)

Thanks, Susan! I knew someone would recognize that classroom and those faces ~


11/23/19 03:12 PM #132    

Thomas Prince

Regarding the video my mother recorded of 3rd grade in 1956 at Wentworth Dennett...I noticed David Chadwick, Bob Holt, Bob Coleman, Ginny Bowden, Sheila Whitney, Janice Mitchell, Bruce Chapman and myself.  I'll check again and see who else I recognize.

 

 


11/24/19 04:16 PM #133    

Robert McCrillis

Okay guys, 

Please help with location of video. Third grade at Wentworth-Dennett was Mrs. Silver? I know she had me pegged as a jerk right from go -- turned out to be a lifelong affliction

 

Bob


11/25/19 11:13 AM #134    

Dixie McLean

Robert, go to the home page and see the announcement about Tom’s video and click on the Class Pictures link.


11/26/19 07:02 AM #135    

 

Judith Power (Despres)

Some people are having a problem opening the video; if you are, try clicking on the arrow in the box in the upper right hand corner. This will open it in a new window and that should work!


11/26/19 05:39 PM #136    

Robert McCrillis

Dixie and Judith, 

Thank you for helping me find the video. The only person I can add is Veronica Rogers so far.


11/26/19 05:44 PM #137    

Robert McCrillis

Oh, and do either of you remember the teacher's name? Why that's meaningful is a mystery to me but I would like to know.

 

Bob


11/26/19 06:20 PM #138    

 

Judith Power (Despres)

Tom Prince says it was Mrs. Parsons third grade class; I can't disagree since I wasn't there!


11/27/19 10:52 AM #139    

Robert McCrillis

Tom is absolutely correct! Thank you.

Now I have to figure out who else I recognize in that class. Funny, they all look like sorta generic little kids. Excluding Ginny Bowden's hair, Bobby Holts face (which never changed), Jimmy Ferguson's smile, etc. Maybe I should get my glasses prescription adjusted.

 

Bob


11/27/19 01:25 PM #140    

Robert Holt

I concur with Mrs. Parsons. Ms. Hopkins was 4th. Mr Russell was 5th. I think Msr. Varney was 6th, and principal.

   Maybe - it is all very foggy now.                 
bob

 

 


11/28/19 09:45 PM #141    

Janice Mitchell (Cook)

Yes, Mrs Varney, who was also the principal, taught us for half a day in 6th grade.  Some of us had Mrs. Smart as a 5th grade teacher.  Hazel Fowels was the lunch lady who made us hot meals every day!!  
Best,            
Janice Mitchell Cook

 

 

 


11/28/19 09:56 PM #142    

Janice Mitchell (Cook)

Does anyone remember the "fern collection and identification project" we did?


11/29/19 06:58 AM #143    

Ramona Lavigne (Dow)

I well remember collecting all those ferns!  Mr Russell taught us well .


11/29/19 10:42 AM #144    

Robert McCrillis

Janice,

I remember collecting ferns down by the railroad tracks. Is it possible we did this together? Very dim possible memoryl.

 

Bob


11/29/19 11:00 AM #145    

Robert Holt

Good ole Mr Rissel. I had done something and he took me into the coat room in the back snd grabbed me by the shoulders and shook the crap out of me. I laughed at him and he shook me more.!! I do remember the fern project as well. 🤪


11/30/19 08:39 PM #146    

Janice Mitchell (Cook)

Yes, Bob, we did collect ferns along the tracks together.  If I remember correctly, I think Susan Riley collected the most! 
I was actually thinking of you yesterday as I walked my grandson past your childhood house on Dame Street.  We had lots of neighborhood kids to play with as every house on Jones Ave & Dame Street was filled with families!  Good memories!

 


12/01/19 01:08 PM #147    

 

Susan Andrews

Does anyone else still have their “Ferns”  report? I still use some of that ferns knowledge. 


12/01/19 07:38 PM #148    

Robert McCrillis

Janice, 

The best memories.

I think you're right that Susan (the only other Republican in any of our classes) collected the most.

How old is your grandson? More to the point, do you have more than one? Linda and I went from no grandchildren to three in three weeks! A set of twins and a single, all boys. Another grandson came along two years later. The older three are now 16 and drivng, eeek. My daughter is expecting her first in Februatry.

Isn't this weird? I think of playing Mexican Hideout with Dottie Baker and at least 20 kids long into the night. Our parents weren't even concerned. Times change, I guess.

Anyway, thanks for reminding me.

 

Bob


12/03/19 08:45 AM #149    

Janis Tarling (Lorenzen)

I think I saw Sparky Nelson with her plaids. It's amazing how we cam identify so many of our classmates. Does that speak well for our memories, lord I hope so. Really enjoyed this video. Thank you 


12/04/19 05:10 PM #150    

Robert McCrillis

First: I think Carolyn Carr is in the line at the very end of the film (chewing gum?)

Second: What did Mr. Jack teach? Was he Junior High? I actually thought it was he who shook Bobby until his head rattled.


12/04/19 10:13 PM #151    

Deidre Kauffman (Hanson)

Mr Jack was sophomore geometry. I had a teenage crush on him - but he gave me an A so of course that validated my  infatuation. 


12/05/19 11:46 AM #152    

Dixie McLean

Mr. Jack taught Jr. High and then moved up to Traip. Calm, kind, no-nonsense, clear teacher. Later in life I ran into him and he told me my brother Mark was brilliant in math/ calculus. 


12/05/19 01:23 PM #153    

Robert McCrillis

Dede and Dixie,

Thank you for heping me remember -- I fear my memory is beginning to resemble Swiss cheese. Miss Furrow was Junior High too, right?

Bob


12/06/19 06:47 PM #154    

Dixie McLean

Yes, Robert, Miss Furrow taught Jr. High and became Mrs. Hyson during our time with her. A grumpy reading teacher striking the floor with her spike heels as she walked around in a disciplinarian manner while we completed our boring SRA assignments.


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