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Date Posted: 09:36:15 07/19/07 Thu
Author: Jennifer McLaughlin
Subject: Is Anybody Out There?

Hey, is there anybody out there that was in Scarborough's elementary school from '61-ish to '68-ish? I've read a lot of high school memories here, but so far nothing from before. I started kindergarten in '61 and left after 6th grade in '68. I have wonderful memories of sledding down the hill in the winters, practicing endlessly the dancing-around-the-maypole in the spring (we didn't get to do the weaving thing until 4th grade), planting tulip bulbs in the fall.... walking across the bridge for art class with Mr. Andrews at the "big" school and playing kickball way down in that field. The absolute best was when we got to take off our shoes play down by "the brook" under the bridge. I remember I got to play the dove in some play we did with Mrs. Zades about Noah's Ark, and I still remember most of the words to those Thanksgiving songs she had us do every year, and the ones from the Christmas pageant too. Remember when the king's donkey created a big scene and wouldn't go down the aisle?
The teachers I had were Mrs. Sternback, Purdy (sp?), Weigel, Ackley and Lawrence (in that order) and then Mary Andrews for 5th and Ernest Solit for 6th (his favorite word was "bonehead") and Mrs. Henninger for Gym. I'd love to hear from or about Leda Blumberg, Paula Greenthal, Vicky Richardson, Ann Mellow, Erlyne Gee, Susan Dighton, Nina Gerosa, Andy Cross, Johnny Wunderlich, Lowell Gallin, Seth Kreisberg, Victor Valentine, Adam Smellin, Don Reiman, Tommy Arminio, Lynn Corham, Alex Dunaif or anyone else that might remember me, just to see if I imagined some of the best years of my life or if they really happened!

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[> Re: Is Anybody Out There? -- Laurie Sweet, 17:34:49 02/26/08 Tue


Hi Jennifer,
I went to Scarborough from 1958-64 leaving after finishing 3rd grade. I remember Vicky Richardson- she was my 'best-friend' for a few years. Her father was headmaster, and they lived in the house just down the road from the school.
I remember a Tommy McLaughlin, (any relation?) and David Fisher, Glen Horn. The Art room that was downstairs, and Dance class. I also remember the Carousel with carved animals. I learned to ride a 2 wheel bike (Glen Horn let me try his) in the circle drive next to the school. I remember going to the auditorium for a special announcement that dark day in Nov. when President Kennedy was shot- The stage had big velvet curtians, and I hid inside them because I was scared.
I started in the "pre-school building" down the hill near the football field. I was 3 and left at the end of 3rd grade. And OH YES- I do remember the Maypoles and picnics. I actually have some old home movies of the maypole celebrations there. I also remember the big kids were doing some kind of Shakespeare program out behind the old school, and the "Bubble,bubble Toil and Trouble" chanting.
There were red geraniums that always grew outside the main gate-


It was a magical strange time- It all seems like such a long time ago now...

peace,
Laurie

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[> Re: Is Anybody Out There? -- Claude Chimene, 12:16:02 12/25/10 Sat

Hi Jennifer those names bring back memories. Tommy Arminio is on facebook...
Are you Tommy McLaughlin' little sister?

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