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1947: REMEMBERING MY CLASSMATES

With my Hamilton High class of 1951 having a belated 60th reunion luncheon at the end of March, I naturally turned to my comprehensive Kuser Annex/Hamilton High School folders. One of the advantages of this blog and the many I have maintained from both schools makes it quite easy to find appropriate graphics from both schools. Above is the commencement exercise for our freshman year at Kuser Annex. I have placed a gray highlight on those classmates who have passed away.

 

1947-1948 KUSER ANNEX SOCCER TEAM

These were all my classmates during my year as a Hamilton High School freshman at Kuser Annex. In those years, our Liberty-Hamilton Colonial Gardens area went to Kuser School to serve our freshman year. Four rooms on the second floor of the Hamilton Avenue side were reserved as Annex class rooms. During that year, Lou Rader served as Principal. Dick Watson taught Math and Junior Business Training. Veronica Larkin taught Latin, and other subject far above my ability to comprehend. Indeed, hers was the mecca for those students who chose the “Academic” course of study. We also had a “Commercial” course, and the one I ultimately chose, the “General” course. How different it was when compared to today’s huge education system in Hamilton!

The red markers on those in the photo are students who have passed on and are no longer with us. They all remain in my prayers. 
 
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Posted by on January 22, 2011 in KUSER ANNEX

 

1947: KUSER ANNEX SPRING ENTERTAINMENT

Here are two “bobby soxers” from my generation. The uniform of the day for girls was dungarees rolled up to the upper calf, “saddle” shoes, black or brown and white, and of course the inevitable penny loafer. Here we see two of my classmates from Kuser Annex in 1947, Alvilda “Sissy” McGlynn, and Peggy Trolley practicing for their roles in the Spring Entertainment program for 1947, “China Boy.” I was up for a part in that play, but rude and cruel Jean Larzalere told me I would have to give up my job working for the K users or forget about being in the play. I stayed with Fritz and Edna Kuser.
 
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Posted by on June 16, 2010 in KUSER ANNEX

 

1949: KUSER ANNEX PRESENTS "A CASE OF SPRINGTIME"

Those who attended their Freshman year at Kuser Annex back in the far distant 30′s and 40′s will remember our annual “Spring Entertainment.” During my years at the Annex, Miss Jean Larzalere was the teacher who acted as the Director of the productions. That lovely young lady in the photo was one of the burning flames in my 16 year old heart back then. Yes, that’s the “Madeline” I wrote about in numerous columns over the years. She was a sweet young charmer who was the object of affection for many of my buddies back then, including Lenny Sager, also in the photo.
My apologies for the photos. They were not published in “gray scale;” instead they are in a mode known as “black and white” with no in-between tones.
 
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Posted by on April 12, 2010 in KUSER ANNEX

 

1936: HONOR STUDENTS AT KUSER ANNEX

I HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING CLOSING OUT MY KUSER SCHOOL WEBSITE AND BRINGING THE CONTENTS TO THIS SITE. HITS ARE MINIMAL AND WOULD HAVE BETTER EXPOSURE ON THIS WEBSITE. I WILL LEAVE MY http://www.hhs51.blogspot.com/ FOR NOW, BUT WILL PROBABLY BE TERMINATING
http://www.kuser-school.blotspot.com/ AFTER THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION COMING UP IN 2009.

 

1967 KUSER ANNEX AND STEINERT H.S.

HERE’S HOWARD PARRISH, A WONDERFUL GUY WHOM I HAD AS A SHOP TEACHER AT KUSER ANNEX BACK IN 1947. HOWARD WAS FRESH OUT OF THE SERVICE AND HAD ALL THE GIRLS IN KA SAYING, “HUBBA HUBBA!” (REMEMBER THAT ARCHAIC PHRASE? HE WENT ON TO BECOME A FACULTY MEMBER OF THE NEW HAMILTON HIGH EAST.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2008 in KUSER ANNEX, STEINERT HIGH SCHOOL

 
 
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