I'M SORRY TO SAY I DON'T TRUST THE RELIABILITY OF WWW.REUNION.COM. IF YOU GO TO MY CLASS OF 1951, YOU WILL SEE TWO "TOM GLOVER" NAMES. NEXT TO ONE IS A RED HEART INDICATING THAT I AM DATING!!!!
HEY....COME ON, THE OLD GRAY MARE, SHE AIN'T WHAT SHE USED TO BE.
TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, THERE IS A PHOTO OF A GUY NAMED "JEFFREY" WHOM I ASSUME IS A "COMPANION" OF ANOTHER TOM GLOVER SOMEWHERE IN THE CONFINES OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB. I WOULD HAVE HOPED THEY WOULD AT LEAST HAVE POSTED A PHOTO OF KATIE COURIC OR SANDRA BULLOCK OR HEATHER LOCKLEAR OR OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, OR JILLIAN ANDERSON!
Monday, April 17, 2006
This was my class at Kuser Annex. Did you know that many years ago, Kuser School area residents spent their Freshman year at Kuser Annex on the 2nd floor of Kuser School? Did you also notice that there is no Tom Glover in that photo? The reason is perfectly clear. George Blackwell and I were the smallest kids in the 8th and 9th grade. I would guess that the two of us together would weigh in at 90 pounds.
It was my privilege to have been one of the speakers at this milestone celebration of the founding of this, the best high school in America! Look closely in the photo and you will see "Kip" Breece, Herb Griffiths, Lea Terry, Betty Reid, Fannie Pollack, Helen Rowland, and my childhood buddy Alex Bencivengo at the Bencivengo family table.
It's called "memorabilia" and I have been involved in saving these seemingly useless vestiges of the past for occasions such as this. HHS '42 was the year my brother Len was to have graduated, but he was pulled out of school to fill the manpower shortage during World War II. He was awarded a diploma, but like many others in the early years of WWII, was deprived of the chance to attend his own graduation ceremony.
The original photo is nearly 36 inches wide, so in order to bring you a clear view of the entire class, the two posts following this will result in a very clear photo of the Class of '48's Washington trip. We had two seperate trips in our class of '51 Washington trip, so this may be one of two. I only have this photo.
CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST
This class wasn't too far removed from my class of '51. There are many in this class I know,including Dick Soffel and his lovely wife, Gladys Dilts Soffel, Jack Hartman, the late Rudy Goehrig, Audrey Homan Sperling, the late Ruth Keller, Billy Golden, and many more. My sister Dorothy would have been in this class, had not the Glover family's financial plight require that she leave work in the 11th grade and find employment at the Ciorcle F factory in Trenton.