These will take you WAY BACK! Here are photos from our elementary school classes. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.) If you can supply more info or other photos, contact your blogmeister. (email@example.com)
Are You Here? Mike Roberts sent this photo with the following message, “I was the smallest guy in the class, truly insignificant, but in my Cub Scout uniform I stood out like a sore thumb! Look for me next to my good buddy Richard Massey (bless his soul )." In the event anyone would like to see more Southmayd class photos, Robert has one for each year he attended. Just send him an e-mail and he will send them along to you....
(see a Southmayd class photo from 1949 at the end of this photo album)
Mike Roberts also sent this photo of the 6th grade class he was in. Here are the names of the people we know for sure. Mike is certain that some of you ladies (sorry guys!) can fill in the blanks in our memories. How about it???
Row 1 L to R: Betty Bobb, ? , Linda Collins, Kay Burg, Sandra Barry, Melba Evans, Charlotte Vann, Fonda Whitt, ?
Row 2 L to R: Mike Roberts, Calvin Blackman, Richard Massey, Billy Denning, ? , ? , Colin Patterson, ? , David Claridge
Row 3 L to R: ? , Jimmy Stewart, ? , Phil ?, Sammie Farquhar, Thomas Merritt, Pam Thomas, Richard Gibson
Row 4 L to R: Alan ?, ? , Doris, ? , Nita Bolin, Sally Jo Boulware, ? , Lynn Chatfield, Bill ?
Send in a comment on the photo thread and identify those friends whose names are missing. Correct the names that we may have gotten wrong. Thanks! KD
(see a Southmayd class photo from 1949 at the end of this photo album)
John Echoff submitted these Harris photos and writes:
OK gang, I've racked what little gray matter I have left and the best I can surmise on the Photo's from J.R.Harris Elem. is as follows:
1949-2nd row #1 Bobby Boomer, #7 Johnny R. Cates, #9 Chester Hale
3rd row #3 Lynn Williams, #7 Teresa Garringer
4th row #2 John Echoff, #5 Wilbur Davis, #6Wayne Hankins, #7 Don Veazey, #9 David Williams
Let's hear from others who recognize faces here - their own, or that of others. KD
John Echoff submitted these Harris photos and gives the following identifications. More are needed.
1st row #4 Teresa Garringer
2nd row #1 Richard Chapa, #2 Johnny R. Cates, #8 Bobby Boomer
3rd row #2 Benito Maldanado, #4 Glenn Winkler, #5 Don Veazey, #7 John Echoff, #8 Lynn Williams, #9 Robert Joe
4th row #1 Chester Hale, #2 Wayne Hankins, #4 Wilbur Davis, #5 Phillip Maddox, #8 Linda Little
John Echoff submitted these Harris Class photos and the following names. Can you add to the list?
John R. Harris 1951 Photo:
1st row #1 Terese Garringer, #9 Beverly ?
2nd row #1 Don Veazey, #2 Bobby Boomer, #5 Glenn Winkler, #7 Johnny R. Cates, #9 Chester Hale
4th row #2 Benito Maldanado, #4 Wayne Hankins, #6 Robert Joe, #7 Lynn Williams, #9 John Echoff
Linda Little Strickland submitted another Harris Elementary 1951 Class Photo - later in the album.
Thanks to John Echoff for these Harris photos and identifications. Can you identify others?
1952 John R. Harris Photo:
2nd row #6 John Echoff, #7 Bobby Boomer
3rd row #1 Bessie ?
4th row #1 Don Veazey, #3 Roy Lee White
Linda Little Strickland submitted another Harris Elementary 1952 Class Photo - later in the album.
Linda Little Strickland sent an e-mail saying that John Echoff appealed to her to identify their classmates in the photo he submitted. This is what she contributed, with a few additions that John submitted as well.
It was the 5th grade, Miss Lewis is the teacher.
Row 1 from left,1. Trudy Williams 2.Nancy Grey, 3. Mary Beth? (John says it's Mary Margaret Baker), 4.?, 5.Melba Frazier,6.Betty?, 7. Carolyn Mantooth.
Row 2 from left 1.Ralph Hester, 2 Barry Owens,3 ?, 4.Bobby Padgett, 5?, 6. John Echoff, 7. James Bearden, 8. Lynn Williams, 9.Roy Johnson, 10 A.L. Elliott, 11. Curtis Barker Row 3 from left 1. Tonie?, 3. Carolyn Sayers, 4.?,5.?,6.?,7.Linda Little, 8.Bessie Davis, 9.Beverly Frankinson, 10.?.
Row 4 from left. 1. Milton Wright, 2.?, 3. Billy White (John says Roy Lee White), 4. Butch Maddox, 5.Norman?, 6.Billy Stidham,7. Bobby Pollard, 8.?
Linda did not identify, but I think that must surely be Beverly Frankinson on the 3rd row, 2nd from right. Am I correct???
John Echoff's last Harris photo. Help us out with the names of other Harris students in the picture.
John R. Harris 1954 Photo:
Teacher Mrs Bodkin
1st row #4 Beverly Frankinson
2nd row #1 Nancy Gray, #4 Linda Little
3rd Row #2 Ralph Hester, #3 Bobby Padgett, #4 John Echoff, #5 James Bearden, #6 Roy Johnson, #7 Curtis ?, #8 Richard Chapa, #9 A.L. Elliot,
4th row #1 Lynn Williams, #2 Linda Little, #7 Gladys Payne, #8 Mary Margaret Baker
5th row #3 Benito Maldanado, #4 Butch Madox, #5 Wilbur Davis, #6 Bobby Pollard , #7 Milton Wright
Park Place Elementary 1st Grade Class, 1949
Charles Crider has identified the teacher as Nell Singleton. (He found his report card)
Can you fill in the names of the kids who are not identified here?
1st row, left to right: #6 Grace Jane Moore ???, #7 Kit Cook???
2nd row, left to right: #5 James Verlander, #8 Dicky Allen, #9 Steve Altman
3rd row, left to right: #2 Sandra Schley, #7 Pat Bain
4th row, left to right: #2 Charles Crider, #3 Tommy Randall, #8 Ronnie Curry
Students in this 1st grade class are:
Front row, left to right: ? , Delores Huggins, Billy Jean Culver, ? , ? , ? , ? , Betsy Friesner
2nd row, L to R:? , ? , ? , ? , ? , ? , ? , Kenneth Luedeke, Jim Redmon
3rd row, L to R: Mirriam Monical, Sue Ellen Wheeler, Norma Williams, Ann Herman, Karla Lofgren, ? , ? , ?
4th row, L to R: ? , John Dodson, Richard ?, ?, ? , Charles Pridgen, ? , J. L. Gowen (John Linden)
Can you supply other names? Do you remember the name of the teacher? Brenson? Brunson?
(Kenneth Luedeke was my neighbor in Spring Branch for several years in the 70's - Karla)
Teacher – I know I REALLY liked her, just can’t remember her name. Do you know it???
1st Row, left to right: ?, Delores Huggins, Mirriam Monical, ? , Betsy Friesner, Yvonne ?, Sue Ellen Wheeler, Linda Ross, ?
2nd Row, left to right: ? , Richard ?, ? , ? , Harvey Ferguson, John (J.L.) Gowen, John Dodson, ?
3rd Row, Left to right: Dennis Harris, Phillip Maddox, Ronnie Curry, ? , Is this James Verlander? , Charles Pridgen, ?
4th Row, Left to right: Kenneth Luedeke, Karla Lofgren (just before I fortunately got braces on my teeth!!!), ? , Ann Herman, Sandra Schley, Thelma ?
Sheila Steele Howard sent the following identifications for this class picture. Please give us further information or corrections that you may have.
1950 – Miss Craft (or Kraft?)
Front: Charlotte Vann, Kit Cook, Grace Jane Moore, Nancy Norred, Peggy O’Neal, Carolyn (Cherry) Hudson, Janellen Wilder, ?.
2nd: Charles Crider , Tommy Randall , Donald Hannsz, Mike Hammons, ? , Paul Irwin, Ray Petty
3rd: Steve Altman, ? , ? , ? , George ?, , ? , ? , ? ,
4th: James Verlander, Sheila Steele, ? , ? , Pat Bain ?, Linda Robinson, ?
Sheila Steele Howard sent the following identification informaiton. Please add your information or corrections.
Teacher – Mrs. Guerra
Front: Donald Hannsz, Sheila Steele, James Verlander, ? , ? , Kit Cook, Steve Altman, Nancy Norred.
2nd: Charlotte Vann, William ?, ? , ? Janellen Wilder, ? , ? , Mike Hammons
3rd: Grace Jane Moore, Pat Bain, Charles Crider , George ?, Tommy Randall
4th: ? , Carolyn (Cherry) Hudson, , ? , ? , Linda Robinson, Paul Irwin, Tommy Ayers
Under construction - caption to follow
This teacher is Ms. Ifland.
Dave Williams submitted these photos of two of his Park Place Elementary classes. Can you find yourself here?
Laura McNeil Burns offers these names for the bottom photo labeled Park Place Elementary Students:
First row: ? , Ann Christian, ? , Sandra Wallace, ?
Second row: Gwen Harris, Camille Hartman, Vicki Green, ? , Ella Bowliing, Dolly Mae Bien, Diane Foster, Terry Worley
Third row: Laura McNeil, Ronnie Willis, Ota Renaye Jones, Allyn Robinson, Donna Rodgers, Paul Gill, Susie Hardy, David Williams, teacher (what was her name?)
Fourth row: Robert Beard, ? , Bobby Eckhart, Carl Fisher, ? , ? , Bobby Olson
Fifth row: James New, ? , Richard Seymour, Jimmy Joe Hardy, David Broyles, ? , ?
Her memory serves us well. Can you help out with corrections, completions, and names for those question marks???
Sheila Steele Howard sent this information. Can you add or make corrections?
Teacher – Mrs. Boyd
Front: Kit Cook, ? , Kay Lively, ? , Peggy O’Neal, Judith ? , Karla Lofgren, Nancy Norred,
2nd: ? , Stephanie ?, James Verlander, Carolyn (Cherry) Hudson, Donald Hannsz, Sheila Steele, Richard ?
3rd: X, Steve Altman, ? , Paul Irwin, ? , Douglas Pope
4th: Dennis ? , George ?, Linda Robinson, Kenneth Cory, ? , Ann Hermann, Charles Crider
Here are some more of our Milby alums, back when they were students at Park Place Elementary School. And here's a first for the Milby blog - a report card from "back in the day"!!! How many of you have one of those laying around...that you are willing to publish?
Laura McNeil Burns sent the following identifications for this class. Maybe you can fill in some of the missing information.
First row: Laura McNeil, ? , Donna Rodgers, Gwen Harris, Susie Hardy, Kathleen Brodt, Diane Foster, Camille Hartman
Second row: Ronnie Willis, Allyn Robinson, David Williams, ?, Larry Cobb, Gary Cobb, ?, Robert ? , James New, Mr. Henry Buescher (teacher)
Third row: Richard Seymour, ? , Carl Fisher, Bobby Eckhart, Jimmy Tegge, ? , ? , David Broyles, Jimmy Joe Hardy
Fourth row: Vicki Green, Sandra Wallace, Sylvia Cahill, Terry Worley, Ann Christian, ? , ? , ? Laura...
Many thanks to Sheila Steele Howard for sending these Park PLace Elementary class photos, as well as supplying the names of many of the students. Can you supply other info or make corrections???
Teacher – Mrs. Hargis
Front: Karla Lofgren, Carolyn (Cherry) Hudson, Sheila Steele, ? , ? , ? , Billie Jean Trombatore , Carolyn Sikes, Doris Lentz
2nd: Richard ?, Tommy Ayers, John Dodson, Dickie Allen , Travis Ghee , Steve Altman, Kenneth Luedeke, ?
3rd: ? , ? , Linda Ross, ?, Mirriam Monical, ? , Judith ? , Linda Robinson
4th: Charles Crider, Charles Pridgen, Jay Gowen, ? , Donald Hannsz, Douglas Pope.
Perhaps more of the faces will be recognizable in this 1954 6th grade class photo, as we were maturing.
Here are the ones identified at this time:
1st row L to R: ? , Karla Lofgren, Betsy Friesner, Sandra Schley, Billie Jean Trombatore, Janellen Wilder, Sandy Payne
2nd row, L to R: Charles Crider, Tommy Randall , Dicky Allen, ? , Travis Ghee, James Verlander
3rd row, L to R: Charles Pridgen, Linda Robinson, Pat Bain, Nancy Norred, Kay Knoblach, ? , ?
4th row, L to R: ? , John Gowan, ? , Paul Irwin, ?
Billie Trombatore Young has identified the teacher as Mrs. Manley.
Linda Little Strickland submitted this Harris Elementary photo. John Echoff submitted the other Harris 1952 class photo, posted earlier in this album. It would be great to get some photo identifications to add to this caption.
I think I see Linda on the 3rd row, extreme left. Correct?
Linda Little Strickland submitted this Harris Elementary photo. John Echoff submitted the other Harris 1951 class photo, posted earlier in this album. It would be great to get some photo identifications to add to this caption.
I believe that is Linda on the front row, 2nd from left. Correct?
Charles Simmons contributed this photo of his 1st grade class. He submits the following identification information and invites others to fill in the missing names.
Mrs. Armstrong was the teacher.
Bottom row, left to right: Standing, Mark ? , _ , _ , _ , Kay Russell, Billy Denning, _ , Twins (can’t remember their names), Linda Lane.
Second Row: Charles Stephenson, Ronnie Potter, _ , _ , _ , Richard Mann, _ , _ , _ .
Third Row: _ , Noreen McGregor, _ , Dale Hornback, _ , _ , Jeanette Turney, Joann Peters, Carol ?, Jimmy West.
Fourth Row: _ , Jody Bugg, Glenda ?, _ , Jessie Murphy, Kathryn (Kitty) Hicks, Betty Smith, Charles Simmons, _ .
(see Southmayd classes from 1951 and 1954 at the first of this photo album)
Bottom row, 2nd from left, on step - Dicky Allen; on step next to Dicky (with spiffy suspenders) is Charles Crider;
Back row, left to right: Pepper (Woodrow) Crowder; Kitty Hicks; Karla Lofgren
I think the teachers was Mrs. Brenson or Brunson - does anyone know her name, or the names of any of the other kids??? (Karla)
Starting 5th from left - Sue Ellen Wheeler; then Karla Lofgren; next Kitty Hicks; skip a girl; then Harvey (Buster) Ferguson; next Paul Irwin; skip one; Charles Crider; skip; skip
Can anyone name others in the group?
I love this picture partly because of the good memories of friends, but also because this was the Baptismal pool (top middle) where I was baptized. I am sure some of the rest of you were baptized there, too. I remember the beautiful stained glass windows well. Our Brownie troop met in the educational building behind the sanctuary, at least for a while.
Later, this church facility became part of the new, magnificent Park Place Methodist Church complex with its sanctuary on the other end of the block, there at Broadway and Park Place Boulevard. PP Baptist Church built a beautiful new facility near the end of Broadway - on the same block as my house by the bayou. Later PPBC added an even larger, grander worship center, and ours was the first wedding ceremony performed there in June of 1962. (Karla)
I got this photo and the following message in an e-mail from Ray today (04/14/08).
I found this picture in an old album this weekend. I am not sure of the vast majority of their names but do remember
Back row, fourth from right, me (Ray Prichard);
Back row third from right Larry Pyle
Back row sixth from left Wayne Hankins
Front row third from left, Sally Kin
I recognize the faces but not the names of several of them that went to Milby. Ray
Glad to have a photo from Briscoe - those kids had the rest of us outclassed with their fancy duds!!! Does anyone else remember some names that we can put with the faces? Just leave your info in a comment on the photo album post - or any post for that matter - and I will transfer it to this photo caption. KD
Glenda Burns Minniece sent these two Bonner Class Photos (our first from that school!). Glenda said, "Mrs. Thompson was our 6th grade teacher. For the life of me I can't remember any details from that year, but I do know I liked her a lot, as I did Mrs. Steed."
These are the kids as identified by Glenda:
1954: (bottom to top, left to right)
Bottom row: Nancy Waddell, Barbara Beard, Connie Oliveras, Judy Kennedy, Linda McKnight, Joyce Gage, Cookie Harmon, Barbara Doherty
2nd row: Marty Javors, Danny Kirk, Bobby Bomer, Jeffrey Booth, Douglas Carvey, Tommy Griggs, Neil Williams, Nathan Sewell, Sam Pittman
3rd row: Shirley Singleton, Pat Roberson, Hugh Crell, Maris Seymour, Jerry Mustain, Jane Paganini, Paul Temple, Carol Dunkin
Top row: Thurburn Barker, Glenda Burns, Royce Brown, Dale Miller, Elaine McElroy, Martha Sanders, Linda Criss
Glenda also included the following alphabetized list of her elementary classmates who graduated with the Milby Class of 1960, but she said that not all of these students are in both pictures.
See if you can match the names with the faces. Thanks, Glenda!!!
Glenda Burns Minniece sent these two Bonner Class Photos (our first from that school!). Said Glenda, "Mrs. Steed was our 5th grade teacher. She read to us every day after lunch. That's how I learned about The Black Stallion books among other goodies."
Glenda identified these classmates as follows:
1953: (bottom to top, left to right) - writing is a bit smudgy & hard to read, but here goes, without last names - sorry! I was in the 5th grade, remember!: (I'll supply last names on the ones I'm sure of, though)
Bottom row: Linda, Billy, Marjorie, Arthur, Nancy (Waddell), Neil (Williams), Judy (Kennedy), Tommy (Griggs), Charlene (Hickman) standing
2nd row: Martha (Sanders), LaDon, Linda (McKnight), Jerry, Jackie, Sam (Pittman), Shirley, Nathan (Sewell), Judy
3rd row: Carol S., Donny, Carl, Connie (Oliveras), Marty (Javors), Carolyn (McSwain), Danny (Kirk), Franzell, Bobby (Bomer)
Top row: Jeffry, Glenda (Burns), Kenneth, Carol, Skippy, Pat (Roberson), Maris (Seymour), Robert, Paul (Temple), Shirley (Singleton)
Glenda also included the following alphabetized list of her elementary classmates who graduated with us in the Milby Class of 1960, but she said that not all of these students are in both pictures.
See if you can match the names with the faces. Thanks, Glenda!!!
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Our Milby classmate Rodney Preuit is pictured in this 1951 class photo from the Immaculate Conception Elementary School. I believe he is in the next to the top row, the seventh person from the left. Rodney, correct me if that is not correct. And did any of these other students end up at Milby? (kd)