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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.
Fifth grade class taught by my Aunt Helen Beckner Parker in Cardwell or Springfield, Missouri, circa 1933-1942. View full size.
St. Leo's School, East Paterson New Jersey, June 1952, eighth grade graduation class. Submitter is on far left, second row down. View full size.
Front row, third from left. I've yet to move away from the bowl haircut look. View full size.
Dallas Town North YMCA, fall of '71. The Withers (Elementary) Longhorns. I'm front row far left. View full size.
My mother referred to the house where her mother grew up as "the old Woodsfield House." This photo dates from 1895. The structure still stands (in slightly altered form) at 224 Eastern Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio — although I suspect the street number had not been assigned when the picture was taken. It was known then, and apparently still is, at least among older residents of Woodsfield, as "the Mallory house."
The little blond girl standing in front of the porch and sucking her thumb is my maternal grandmother, Gertrude Mallory Messner (1892-1975). The dapper croquet player in the hat is my great-grandfather, Wickliffe Ewing Mallory (1852-1911), a successful lawyer who built the house and went by his initials, "W.E." View full size.
Dad got this Peugeot as a commuter car to travel from our house in Chatham to Union, New Jersey each day. It had radial tires and a sun roof. With me at the wheel and Mom and sister. View full size.