My procrastination level has kicked in—since retiring, procrastination is something I have perfected. Now if I can just refrain from apologizing about it.
The dancing cigarette pack: That photo is reminiscent of Connie Mayes (Dyer) re-creating that scene on the stage at Jefferson. Actually, I learned from Connie that she was replicating the Monticello—our yearbook. Here is what Connie wrote about that dance: “It’s a miracle I finished that performance of the dancing Jefferson Yearbook upright. It was about 110 degrees in that box and I had no peripheral vision out of the peepholes. What in the world was the purpose of that, anyhow? I can’t even remember what assembly it was.” Does anyone recall that assembly? Does anyone recall any of the assemblies? It seems like there were a lot of them.
I do know that when there was a drama performance, we could buy tickets and skip sixth period class. Early on, I may have recalled on this blog that the auditorium filled for a performance of “The Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan, presented by the various choir classes. When the last bell rang at 3:25, I think three-fourths of the audience, including me, got up and left. I recall how awful I thought it was. Since then I have developed an appreciation of Gilbert and Sullivan and enjoy some of the songs.
Roy McBride: Did you all know that Roy McBride still works in the Florida Everglades trapping panthers? I came across a video on line of Roy talking about the work. If you care to watch, here is the web site. http://vimeo.com/60689825 It is short.
The Project: I have been working on the class history project. A few more histories are arriving, a few have re-written what they sent the first time, and a few forgot that they already sent something and sent again. At the moment, it has reached 146 pages, but the photos from the yearbook take a lot of space. So far, only six people wrote back that they will not submit anything, along with a couple who don’t have emails. Jeanine Kliefoth Price called the ten people who had told us to put them on an inactive list, and the majority were happy to hear and will send us something. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Annice Horn, who goes by Ann Horn, last we heard? Again, special thanks to Jeanine, Kathy Lentz, Patsy Hatch Patterson, and Lavonne Kennedy, who have been helping with the project.
A few photos from the Majestic: Ben Williams took the following. They were taken with the lights lowered.
Note the ceiling here below:
Ice Cream Sings: In the last class e-blast, I included the little essay called Ice Cream Sings. I was amazed at the number of classmates who sent a comment, and all were positive.
I remember one time the band from Fort Sam came and Vic Damone sang. I also remember that Gary Valentine in the class below us could really sing too. PP