Monday, December 14, 2015

A fun story from Memphis Alum, Ron Szudy


Dear Greg:
         
This morning I found your blog dedicated to Memphis School. HOW GREAT!  

I graduated (from Memphis to Harper) in January of 1961. That makes me a classmate of Jim Ledyard. What great memories were evoked when I went through your posts. Jim Ledyard had schoolyard marbles perfectly described. Jim do you remember each spring the Duncan yo-yo sales guy would set up across the street from the school and we'd all watch his tricks in amazement? During the winters of 1959 and 1960, we played a great (and rough) game of tackle tag on the snow-covered basketball court. I probably still have some scrapes from that! 

The basement classroom, boiler room and gym also brought back lots of memories. I remember our teachers as very strict but what a great educational foundation they gave us all for later years. We were very lucky to have those teachers in that era. Lots of friends' faces come to mind. Mike Gillotti, Bill Tash etc. Does anyone remember them?  Each fall I still remember the school bazaars. Games, trinkets, good food and lots of fun! Best wishes and God's blessings to all who read this and share some of these memories of a great school that shaped our lives.
                                                                                                Ron Szudy

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