Does anyone remember West Side High School
in the mid-fifties?
I graduated from West Side in 1958 and I never realized how much
fun it was!
I remember Dr Snavely, the principal, who insisted that all "boys"
wear ties when attending the "auditorium". I also remember
making "paper ties" and wearing them to satisfy Dr Snavely.
Lunch was great in the cafeteria (not the food) but the friends.
I remember playing "table top football" with John Abline
and Joe Christi using a pack of matches and trying to flick the
match pack to the edge of the table without it falling off.
Playing football with Coach Camici(sp) and
the time Charlie Gallo couldn't make practice so he gave his uniform
to Ben Boll who tried to fill in for him without the coach knowing.
(It didn't work). I remember being able to walk to the third floor
of West Side without giving it a second thought; I remember "homeroom",
Dr Hartman, my bookkeeping teacher, Mrs Rubino, my Italian teacher
and Dr Libby, my English teacher.
I also remember the teacher who was afraid of germs-what was his
name? He used a paper towel on the window pole and was afraid he
would get sick if someone sneezed. Naturally everyone sneezed for
the entire class.
I remember the cemetery next door and lunch at the store across
the street, or sometimes walking down to Jimmy Buffs on 12th St
and 14th Ave.
Always walked to school; no such thing as "school buses".
Before West Side, I went to Madison Jr High on Avon Ave and remember
Henry Jones and Russell Reynolds and playing softball in the yard.
Before that, I attended So 17th St School and the only teachers
I remember are Mrs Crummy and Mrs Kline and playing "dodge
ball" in the tiny gym. I even remember the teacher taking the
class for a "walk" across the street into West Side park.
(I wonder if that would be possible today).
Anyone know of any 1958 West Side class reunions? If so, please
let me know.