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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