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Date Posted: 17:57:44 08/28/15 Fri
Author: Anthony ' Chip' Venti
Subject: Home Movies
I went to Scarborough Country Day School from 1957 to 1962.
My father took home movies of the May Day Festivities: The May Pole ( Mark Rorabough & I, struggled to hold the pole up-right, while we getting squeezed to the ground!
What Memories. Mark Rorabough ( would love to hear from you where ever you are!): We once cut art class( ironically, I later became a painter!) so we could watch Tony Burkart play the ELECTRIC guitar . .. just like Elvis . . . way before the Beatles made the scene! We were caught and had to come in on Saturday to clean the black boards in the main school . .instead, Mark & I brought our baseball mitts and got some pitching practice in while using the black & white tiles as bases!
Some names I remember: Mr. Schuller was the principle when i arrived . . Mr. Richardson when I left. Miss Daniels (very stern) 'Sully' the art teacher. Coach Simmons: used to love the way he showed us how to ' pivot' while fielding hard balls.
Anybody remember Camp Kaiora? The lovely Miss Sheridan, who used to ' putt' around in her golf cart. Some nice home movies canoeing with my camp counselor Spencer Bloch. Years later, visited him at The University of Chicago. Always liked Spencer.
Doesn't ANYBODY remember the horrendous 1960 fire, when the lower school burned to the ground? I sure do. I STILL remember seeing Sully running like a mad man through the woods, from the Main Building screaming ' My Paintings, My Paintings'. I am now a painter myself. . .my God I should illustrate the scenes.
Mrs. Lawrence, was such a nice lady. Had her in 4th grade. Enough reminiscing. Would love to hear from anybody during that period. Lots of anecdotes: esp. good one of Mark Helprin, who rode my bus.
Miss Jones ( later Mrs. Rapp) was my 2nd grade teacher. She later taught at Bowdoin. We reunited, and became friends. She came to my show and I introduced her to Jamie Wyeth.
Worked on paintings for the HMS Pinafore. God how I loved that play!
Again, would love to share memories.
Anthony ' Chip' Venti
238 North Union Road
Union, Maine 04862
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Re: Home Movies -- Martin Thomas, 21:53:09 11/15/15 Sun
I was there starting 1959 in Seventh grade and graduating in 1964. I remember seeing the burned out building. I I remember correctly, a lovely brown shingled building that was one a stable? Didn't see the fire itself. I remember meeting a teacher there that moved to somewhere exotic, like Beirut.
Mr. Main was my favorite and in retrospect I think highly of Mr. Stillman. I believe he was overqualified for the job but possibly had to take the job due to being blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Just a theory, his history which I found on the web is most interesting.
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