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As long as we are sharing school photos, this was my first grade class at James Buchanan Elementary in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Our teacher was. Mrs Alice Stutzman. The date is May 1961 but that is not our classroom. We were in room 5. They set the chairs and camera up in room 1 and every class took their turn going there and posing. I am the girl in green with my head tilted. View full size.
The teenaged sisters were missing for 25 days before their naked, frozen bodies were found the morning of Jan. 22, 1957, when a passing construction worker spotted what appeared to be two discarded clothing-store mannequins lying next to a guardrail on German Church Road. -- From "True Crime Illinois," by Troy Taylor
"Grimes case -- 1/25/57." Diner employees who say they were among the last to see Patricia and Barbara Grimes, aged 13 and 15, alive. Their murder remains unsolved to this day. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.
And so after OJ Stivers Elementary, it was off to Withers Elementary in Dallas. How 'BOUT 'dem Cowboys! I'm dead center in the second row, with Lori Roberts and Kim McCastle front row from left. BFFs James Gehling and Todd Pickle in the row above me from left, in the navy blue and green shirts. Mrs. Cochran is your teacher today, grade 6A. Sadly, only one year here, then off to Cincinnati where we remained thru the end of grade school/middle school/high school/college. Scanned from a print. View full size.