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Saturday, July 29, 2006

1949: "Yard's" Fashion Board

These 3 gorgeous ladies were members of the High School Fashion Board, a clever little sales gimmick used by Yard's Department Store back in the 1940's. Yard's always targeted the young ladies in various high schools in the area. After these ladies graduated and moved on another group of young ladies became fashion plates for the store.

1947: Hornet Footbll Team

Thanks to Mr. Lea Terry for this photo. I saw Lea at the 75th anniversary of HHS and he promised to bring some of his photos of the sports scene at Hamilton to me at the library for inclusion in our history files.

Louise Simpson Baird

Each of us has his or her own very favorite teacher.
Louise Baird is the choice of both Judy and me. It was in "Aunt Louise's" apartment at 1420 Hamilton Avenue that Judy and I spent the years following graduation, helping her as well as we could when her mother passed away in the summer of 1951. "Ouise" is responsible for whatever musical talents I may have exhibited over the years and she also had a direct influence on how to maintain a happy married life. Her system worked. Judy and I are in our 53rd year of marital bliss.

1945: WWII Scrap Drive

Thanks to Don Whitely, HHS '45, for this photo of Harlan Darling's Hamilton High orchestra
as they performed a patriotic "Scrap Drive" concert to build up an inventory of scrap metal for the war effort.