Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Faces of 1959......

With it being high school graduation time in our area I felt it was time to dig up faces from the past to share.  Classes of students from my past and my one brother's past who were receiving their education at Murray Community School in southern Iowa.


Mrs. Selma Thompson,  Ronald Bacon, Carolyn Brown, Jim Wolfe, Kathy Maffitt , Wilmer Fulmer, Mary Ann Miller.  Row two:  Fred Rider, Kathie Brooks, Sandy Jones, Dennis Davis.
Row three:  Anna Reeves, Larry Burgus, Gary Dugger, Phyllis Bettis.  Fourth row: Ann Smith, Larry Schaff, Patrica McCarl, Bernard Jones, Barbara Edwards.

I didn't look up the married names of the girls even though they all are or have been married.  Anna and Phyllis live in Florida while Jim lives in Arizona. Six of my school mates still live in the area of Murray or Osceola. Bernie, Larry, Kathie and Sandy live close to me within thirty miles or less in or around the Des Moines area.  Barbara lives in Colorado.

Dennis Davis was our Vietnam war vet who had moved to Florida when  young,  probably leaving that summer after the school year. He lived in Florida with his parents until he was drafted into the army.  He passed away after returning to the states from Vietnam a few years later. Larry Schaff and Bernard Jones also served in the service, Larry in the Navy and Bernard in the army.


The same year as above my brother was in his sophomore year.  The styles have changed but the faces really do stay the same.  Most of these people in the photo are still alive and would be around 68 years old now.

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11 comments:

Christine H. said...

Adorable and happy looking kids, but Mrs. Thompson looks pretty stern.

Postcardy said...

I wish I had a class photo like that from my school. As far as I can remember, we only had options for individual photos.

Tattered and Lost said...

I'm stunned you know what happened to classmates from so long ago. I grew up as a military child so every few years we moved and I now have no idea what became of any of the people. It always interests me to hear about people who have known so many people all their lives.

Bob Scotney said...

We didn't go in for class photos when I was at school. But I've lots of sports teams with a number of recurring members. I've lost touch with them all.
We do have school photos of our children when they were young but again only one or two with classmates.
What interests me about your pictures is their neat and tidy hair.

R2K said...

: )

Little Nell said...

It’s a great idea to have all your classmates in one photo so that you can identify them individually. Mine are all of group’ shots and when I was young there were no names written on them.

L. D. Burgus said...

It must be just an American thing. Every year a company would come to the school and take everyone's photo. When your received a packet of your photos, you could purchase parts of it, including the composite of all your classmates. You returned what you didn't want. Now you have to buy the whole packet and recently the past few years, the companies are returning and taking spring pictures, trying to sell more photos.

TICKLEBEAR said...

these are always fun to look at. fascinating how much infos you still have about all of them.
:)~
HUGZ

barbara and nancy said...

I graduated from high school in 1957. These look like the same bunch of kids in my class photos.
Barbara

rommelfernandes said...

My own class pic has got spoilt because of moisture.

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Cathy said...

The faces indeed had change yet I observed that the hair of most girls are commonly short, unlike today's hair that are commonly long. This is a great memorabilia, eh.

Thanks for sharing,
Cathy@support hose