Gus note: The following memories were posted to the HHS Class of 1959 reunion site and are published here with permission. Handley High contributed a significant element to our early experience at EHHS. In fact, one long-term East Side correspondent reported that there was a strong contingent that favored naming EH, Handley High School but was opposed by a stronger Meadowbrook contingent not favoring use of that name for the new school. Knowing something about HHS is useful in the exploration of our East Side experience. Further note that we have been able to identify all of the '59s pictured on the front steps of HHS. There are even a few EHHS '60s on those steps. Ann White's dad did not take the picture.
To the east of the lunchroom was a paved tennis court area and to the north of it was the area that had courts for both tennis and basketball. A few temporary classroom buildings were north of the gymnasium and a baseball field lay just beyond them. The football field was detached from the main school ground about a block north and west of the main school.
by Linda (Wheeler) Duncan