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Thursday, April 19, 2012


The late Shirley Sneath Benton was my next door neighbor. She and her brother, the late David Sneath were very close friends. After graduation, we went our separate ways and lost contact with each other for a number of years. Shirley's pretty daughter Nancy contacted me a number of months ago, and sent me this photo, recalling Shirley's 129 Hartley Avenue years. I assume this to be Mr. Bill Collis' Social Studies class, although I am only assuming. The above photo shows a young lady in the foreground wearing a plaid skirt. Shirley is in the 3rd seat, and Madeline Bencivengo the 4th. I had a flaming crush on Madeline, but alas, my lovely Madeline among many girls who made me a another example of "unrequited love." I hope that a member of the class will contact me and identify the rest of the students in the photo.
Incidentally, I will be the guest at the class of 1952's 60th reunion in October. Details will follow.

Monday, April 02, 2012


I received an email from my old friend, Freddie Schulz asking that the fall 2012 reunion of HHS 1962 be posted
As usual, I am happy to act as a publicity source for local reunions. It is usually a moderately easy task to draw on my extensive collection of HHS graphics from my collection of Hamilton High memorabilia and ephemera.
This post will be re-posted as the event nears. As I age, I find that my memory is "long term" which allows me to remember 60 and 70 year old persons, places,and things. So Fred, having said that, I ask that you understand that I have been known to have a problem with "short term" memory and I know you will remind me, when you think you would like a re-posting of this page.