Sentimental and bittersweet memories galore in the spirit of Tom Glover, who spent 12 years in the incredible Hamilton Township Public School system going way back to 1939 when I entered "reception Grade" at Kuser School Back then, the Kuser neighborhood had to spend their freshman year at Kuser Annex which I did, and then on to Hamilton for my Sophomore year. The cut and paste below is from my recent Trenton Times "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY" column wherein I wrote about the incredibly complete INTELLECTUAL education which was received by those of us who were privileged to attend school during the 1930 through the 1950's.
It was my privilege to bring my nostalgic music program to the 50th reunion of Hamilton's Classof 1952; the class I would have been in had I not skipped first grade for an unknown reason. I went from Miss Kelly's "Reception Grade" right into second grade at Kuser School. Naturally I wanted to get as many photos of the class that I could and it was really nice to talk with my many HHS '52 alums. Those who have been following my columns over the past 36 years will recall that I wrote about those wonderful high school years ain times that were much more laid back. A number of those columns also referred to Madeline Bencivengo, "the gal that got away." Those years were special: Saturday night canteen, the annual operetta and senior play, a coke was Coca Cola and drugs were sold at the local drug store. Ahh such wonderful memories. I wish you "shoulda been my classmates" very Happy Reunion! I have put together a number of graphics that are on file in my "HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL" folder; all dealing with another "Cass with Class" as I have dubbed my HHS '51 alums.