In the image above, our wheels deficit is fairly well summarized….the 1960 student parking lot on the right of the school building held about 200-cars and not a damned one of them belonged to the Class of ’63 boys. The overall school population at that time was about 1000, suggesting there was in all about 500-boys, 1/3 of whom did not drive a car to school…leaving about 333 boys to have been driving those 200-cars out in the parking lot…I’m assuming that not many girls drove cars to school in those days.
A few years ago, Kendall McCook wrote eloquently of his close circle of EHHS friends that continued their friendships decades beyond their EHHS graduation. Actually, most of that same group plus a few more formed their initial relationships at Meadowbrook Junior High. Their common interests were lively senses of humor, intelligence, dashingly handsome, pimples, and competing with one another in just about everything….sports, grades, and the girls’ attention.
There were some others in our particular circle of friends that were not too closely aligned on the social side but, were no less exceptional young people. A few of them are shown in their Sophomore versions at the right. Bill Hoffman, Mike Grizzard, and Joe Dickerson were some of the most serious youngsters I recall back then and each of them were very intelligent. The girls tended to be of the super-quiet type...except perhaps, Crowder, Acuff, and Blackstone.