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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Charles "Pop" MItchell

Each of us has a teacher or teachers whom we regard as being an influence. For me the list consists of Julia McLain, Margaret Gaydos and Ruth Margerum at Kuser School, and Louise Baird and Charles Mitchell at Hamilton High. I can still see "Pop" Mitchell in our print shop class with a green visor on his head and his pristine white shirt which provided a stark contrast to that jet black printers' ink in the HHS print shop. Do you remember running those Hamilton "Job" presses, and the noisy "clank" they made when we fed one sheet into the bed, took it out, fed another, then another, then another....?