PS duPont Class of '59

Wilmington, Delaware

Special DVD Presentation “Remembering” now online

For those classmates who were unable to attend the Reunion and would like to see 50 years of memories in 15 minutes, check out the low resolution previews [DVD]. Due to copyright restrictions of the audio on YouTube, for public viewing, I had to replace the audio track of one of the videos with music from the Barber of Seville — buy hey, our lives these past 50 years have been one gigantic opera.

For a copy of the high resolution DVD, contact fkagel@psdupont59.com.

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January 4, 2010 Posted by | 50th Reunion, Bandstand, Bob Clayton, Boboski, Cars, Dances, Gym, Memoriam, Memories | Leave a comment

P.S. Greasers (1961)

Hot cars, hot chicks, Priscilla, Kelly’s. We didn’t have that in AZA … or did we? Yes, come to think of it, we did have some wild and crazy guys…but Ray Richardson, apparently was in a class all by himself… and he’s still cruisin’!

Ray, keep making us smile!

Ray Richardson 1961
(See high res scan at 50s Memory Lane).

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Cars, Memories | , , | Leave a comment

WHAT A MEMORABLE REUNION!

What a great Reunion! What an amazing turn out! It was just a good feeling to see so many familiar faces and I enjoyed chatting with everyone, albeit brief snippets here and there. Of course, Clarence Henry’s button rang true: Hi, I don’t remember your name either. Then, there was Bob Vair’s sweatshirt that had his name printed on it.

If I did not spend enough time with you, or you with me, that is understandable and forgivable.

I could not believe the number of classmates that went on the school tour. Mr. Lincoln Hohler, the current principal, made it so enjoyable with his anecdotal stories. My favorite was about retaining the original ‘grease’ streaks on the auditorium walls from Bryl Cream days of the 50s and Afro Sheen of the 70s.

So, ‘Dynamiters’ is not PC, eh?

Ceci Shames taught Mr. Hohler a history lesson with a spontaneous Boboski.

Caught Bill Mat and Scott Woods reminiscing about cars and RayRock and Joe Cloud conjuring up ‘Killer Knob’ steering wheels.

Visited Ms. Levy’s HR, which will forever haunt me, as I was thrown out of it. Fortunately, here was a debate over whether it was HR 217 vs. HR 213, which is just as well to be forgotten since the rooms have been renumbered anyway.

What an impressive room in the current school devoted solely for historical memorabilia of P.S. duPont school.

No ropes in the gym, but caught Marlene Taub, Ellen Levy, Joan Hertzfeld and Lois Resnick, reminiscing, giggling and play acting outside about their days as the hockey girls and gymnasts.
Ellen’s husband Mario and I talked about real sports — baseball, in the Dominican Republic.

For just one memorable weekend in our current lives, we felt the return of that youthful spirit that made us young again.

Be well, everyone.

November 9, 2009 Posted by | 50th Reunion, Boboski, Cars, Gym, Memories, Political Correctness | 28 Comments

I Remember…learning to drive, cars

My Dad taught me to drive in the Wanamakers’ and Sears’ parking lots when I was 15. When I turned sixteen in March, I didn’t rush to get my driver’s license. I waited until the summer. Driving and cars were never a big deal to me.

I didn’t have my own car and had to share the family car, a station wagon. I didn’t get my first car — a 1954 Ford – until I was in college. I paid $200 for it. Turns out it had a cracked block and was junked soon after I bought it.

A bunch of us went to a drive-in to see Brigitte Bardot in “God Created Woman.” While backing out of the parking slot, I put a dent in the fender. I had a lot of explaining to do the next day.

Herbie Sherr cured me of drag racing when he cut me off dragging up the Concord Pike.

After the Senior Prom, Harold Meyorwitz and I went to Atlantic City w/o our dates. Harold drove his car, which was completely on empty. Talk about fuel economy — he must have gotten at least 50 miles to the gallon!

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Cars, Memories | 2 Comments