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seejay2 Posted - 10/18/2007 : 11:08:20
A good place to centralize and share those vintage photos of people, places and things.
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BobK Posted - 07/10/2013 : 07:51:28
yes I did, Tom.

Bob
Tom J Posted - 07/09/2013 : 18:24:27
Bob, whatever Email address you registered with is where your Sheptalk private messages go.

Did you get the Email I sent you with Tom W's Email address?

Tom
BobK Posted - 07/09/2013 : 08:48:46
Sorry Tom, I never look at my Gmail account and since Shep Talk isn't very active I only check it maybe once a week.

By the way, I received 3 emails from Tom J and 0 from Tom W. Tom W, I think you have my other email address. Prayers and best wishes for your wife.

Bob
Tom J Posted - 07/04/2013 : 20:35:16
I just sent up a prayer for Carol, Tom. Let us know how things go.

Tom
tom w Posted - 07/04/2013 : 18:53:27
Thanks for the assist Tom. We now know only too well, how it feels to go thru a crisis with a loved one. Carol was operated on last week for a re=appearance of cancer. She went thru it about ten years ago as well. When you get up into our age group, it seems as though you just muddle from day to day and spend too much time reflecting on your non acomplishments. anyhow, bless you guys and be of good health. You can pull this note off if you like. Tom
Tom J Posted - 07/04/2013 : 15:33:08
OK, I found your Email address, Tom W, and I have passed it along to Bob.

Tom
Tom J Posted - 07/04/2013 : 15:20:05
quote:
Originally posted by tom w

Thanks, Tom. You should have it by now. Hows the wife now? Tom



Well, I didn't get it so I guess our Email feature is not working. I have an Email address for Bob and I can let him know you are trying to reach him but I don't know if I have your Email or not. I can't remember if we have ever exchanged Emails in the past.

Thanks for asking about Georgeann. She suffers a lot with her arthritis but we are still getting nothing but good reports on her cancer check-ups. We thank God for those good check-ups. It has now been three years since her surgery.

Tom
tom w Posted - 07/04/2013 : 12:30:25
Thanks, Tom. You should have it by now. Hows the wife now? Tom
Tom J Posted - 07/04/2013 : 07:48:18
I don't know if that feature is working or not. Try to send me an Email and I'll let you know if I get it.

Tom
tom w Posted - 07/04/2013 : 01:36:43
Can we still send e-mails? I sent one to Bob K and don't think he got it. Thanks. Tom W
wvcogs Posted - 06/05/2013 : 19:58:38
Let's add another photo to the picture book. Here's one I located of the First United Presbyterian Church -- later Covenant Presbyterian -- that was taken on January 27, 1958. The name change took effect later that year because of a merger of two national Presbyterian churches.

I attended this church while in high school; and Judy and I were married here in 1963.

No, I did not take the picture, but I do have the original 8" x 10" print where I added the identifying information after scanning.

Ken...

(Personal note: S C -- Please send me an email. Thanks)

wvcogs Posted - 02/17/2013 : 10:29:07
With a workout on the job like that, who needs a gym! Thanks for keeping the grocer's shelves full of America's favorite cola drink.

This six pack has seen better days. The back appears to have been attacked by mice. Evidence of the damage is on the left side of the carton in this photo. I keep a Post-It Note on it with the message, "Lift By Bottom Only."

Ken...
Little Stevie Posted - 02/16/2013 : 22:54:08
Pretty darn cool!
Ken! Those bring back memories . . . or shall I say "nightmares"?
The Midwest Pepsi plants sold the 16 oz. returnable bottle in 8 paks not 6 paks as was done in West Virginnie.
There were 3 8 packs in a wooden yellow case, known in the industry as "shells". The combined weight of a case was 57 lbs.
Stacked 5 cases high, you then "scooped" them onto a hand truck, and wheeled them into the store, to the beverage aisle or display area, pulled the handtruck out from underneath and proceeded to fill the shelf/display.
I spent many, many, many hours doing the above. Then, going to the "bottle shed" to collect the "empties" that were returned. Threw them on the truck to take back to the plant for refilling.
In the early 70's I worked the VanTil route in Hessville.
We would leave VanTil's around 10 PM on the Friday of a sale week, loading up the stockroom with Saturday's stock and extra product and take out all the empties.
On Monday, there would be in excess of 400 cases of empties in their basement. All from Saturday's business.
LS
wvcogs Posted - 02/16/2013 : 13:47:49
Here's a special photo for our Magoun Avenue friend and Pepsi man, Little Stevie.

This note appears on the bottles: "Limited Edition: This collector's item has been produced by your Pepsi-Cola bottler to commemorate our nation's bicentennial year."

They're not shown here, but each bottle has a different item of interest pertaining to the State of West Virginia printed on it. My neighbor found this carton at a local weekend auction.

Ken


Thawk9632 Posted - 04/29/2012 : 10:31:26
Does anyone remember the resturant between Fifield and ACE Theater, we used to hang out there after school we went to Hammond Tech,and kids from Morton High School,from the late 50's
wvcogs Posted - 03/31/2012 : 10:22:59
quote:
Originally posted by HassoBenSoba

HEY, GUYS.....

Here's a pic I came across of 171st Street alongside (south) of the original Morton H.S.
LR

A pic from my years at ol' Oliver P. !!!
Thanks.
Ken
HassoBenSoba Posted - 03/31/2012 : 03:46:35
HEY, GUYS.....

Here's a pic I came across of 171st Street alongside (south) of the original Morton H.S.



Nice day, nice cars, nice time (probably '55-56).

And here's the same view today, almost 60 years later--



Re: the house on the right edge of the pic--on a Saturday evening in May of '66,
Mike and I and our polka band played a post-wedding party there. The white windows in the middle
of the house are the breezeway that connected the back of the house to the garage, and that's where we
set up and played. The bar was set up in the garage, so as the folks got hammered, they'd file into the
tiny, cramped breezeway and "dance" to our music. At least one of the drunks came crashing head-first into
our music stands as we kept crankin' out "We Like Pierogi" from memory...since our sheet music had flown
across the room upon impact. (Our former Sheptalk pal NITTI was the bass player in this illustrious band;
too bad he doesn't check in these days; he'd remember the incident).

Then the newly married bride and groom (who were in their 40's, I think) started a huge screaming match
and threatened each other with divorce---mere hours after tying the knot. So the band called a break
and Mike and I went outside.

As we were standing right there along 171st, this punky smart-mouth kid that I had known at OLPH (and who
was a few years younger than me) showed up and actually started insulting Mike and me by making fun of
our last name. Mike listened for about two seconds and then flung his beer right into the kid's face, totally
shocking him. The little jerk burst into tears and ran off.

And those are my fond memories of the house across from Morton.

LR
Roger D Posted - 03/24/2012 : 10:52:33
Hey Ken ! Great pics and discription of "ol' Oliver P".

Roger, class of '63
wvcogs Posted - 03/23/2012 : 20:49:10
Click on this link to see a view of MHS that you have never seen before.

The school at 7040 Marshall Avenue before the addition.

This link goes to the Morton page of research work on the WPA construction projects. Strangely enough, the second and third paragraphs of their page are from the web page I put online for our class of 1960 50th year class reunion.

WPA Project

Ken
wvcogs Posted - 03/23/2012 : 20:29:31
Frequently I asked subjects to look at other objects so the photos would look similar to this one. That's like TV reporters these days asking those being interviewed to look at them instead of looking at the cameras. I'm very impressed with the quality of this print.

The 1962 class is having a 50th reunion this year. I'll try see if Linda has any information about the three who graduated that year, and maybe pass it on without connecting to a particular individual.



HassoBenSoba Posted - 03/23/2012 : 17:23:11
The Best and Brightest of Morton H.S.; I wonder how they all made out in life.

I like group pics like this that are taken from a side angle, with the subjects focused on another camera;
they are often the best-looking and most engaging photos.

LR
wvcogs Posted - 03/23/2012 : 12:46:05
I acquired this original 8" x 10" print from a vendor on eBay; it's not one I took. The picture is of the 1961 Morton High School debating team after it had just won the Individual Suburban Debating Tournament at Navy Pier. Coach Ellis Hays is at right. Teams members are Carolyn Reichardt and (l. to r.) Stuart Lewin, Paul Stivers, and Gary Werskey. Carolyn, Stuart, and Paul graduated in 1962. Gary was in the class of 1961. This same team won the Indiana state championship and finished in third place at a national competition.

Ken

This is a Sun-Times photo from January 7, 1961


HassoBenSoba Posted - 02/21/2012 : 14:08:28
The photo above of a school hallway from Bollinger's site is NOT the new Morton either.

Some of the photos on the right-hand site of his blog are taken from the familiar Purdue Archive internet files,
including, I believe, the Hessville pool swim class shot (where you can view a larger version of the pic).
----------------------------------------------------------
Who else is an alum of the swimming classes?

MARK-- since you asked.....

My brother Mike and I were signed up (against our will) for these classes in the summer of '59. I hated it. On the very first day, we all lay in the water (shallow end of the pool), hung onto the side and kicked our feet; this took the better part of an hour. At the end of six weeks, we were supposedly ready to swim the length of the pool.

For some reason (possibly due to our resentment of the whole thing), Mike and I just couldn't get the hang of it. So, on the BIG FINAL DAY...with all of the proud mothers sitting and watching on the sidelines outside the fence, the entire class swam back and forth from end-to-end in the pool, to great acclaim of all present. The entire class, that is....except for Mike Rapchak, his dorky brother, and one other boy.

So while the entire rest of the class was excitedly, gleefully...JOYOUSLY..swimming back and forth, churning up the water in torrents all around us, the instructor comes over to us three losers and says "Uhh..you three guys better just stay over here on the side and practice your kicking." Pretty embarassing.

I remember seeing my mother, mortified, sitting on the bench on the south side of the pool, sandwiched in between the other mothers, who were all BEAMING with pride at their kid's accomplishment (I'm sure that Claudia and Lynn Sandors from Magoun Ave were in this class).

My attitude, though, was..."sorry, mom...that's what happens when you force us to do this crap that we had no interest in..."(though I never would have said anything like that to her..but I was thinking it).
---------------------
POSTSCRIPT--

When we moved to Hessville, we again took the same course (summer of '62) and did much better; Mike, in fact, became one of the star pupils and absolutely LOVED the high-dive.

LR
TestPattern Posted - 02/21/2012 : 13:00:10
quote:
Originally posted by S C Jones
Roger, you are probably correct. I don't know the dates of the new Morton, but
it was in the 60's and I think that man taught there rather than at the original building. Oh well, just wanted to check it out.

Ken,
Thank you.

The new MHS on 169th & Grand opened for the school year 1967-1968.
S C Jones Posted - 02/21/2012 : 12:18:38
quote:
Originally posted by S C Jones

quote:
Originally posted by Roger D

That pic is NOT the old Morton. Possibly the new?





Roger, you are probably correct. I don't know the dates of the new Morton, but
it was in the 60's and I think that man taught there rather than at the original building. Oh well, just wanted to check it out.

Ken,
Thank you.
S C Jones Posted - 02/21/2012 : 12:16:06
quote:
Originally posted by Roger D

That pic is NOT the old Morton. Possibly the new?

TestPattern Posted - 02/21/2012 : 11:38:02
From the John Bollinger site, "Indiana, Oh Indiana" this photo sure brings back a memory of swimming classes at the Hessville Park Pool:

I can remember sitting on the edge of that shallow end and hearing the life guard instruct "Kick, kick!"
The pool was a "cool" experience for one thin dime including basket rental.

Who else is an alum of the swimming classes?
Roger D Posted - 02/21/2012 : 10:08:07
That pic is NOT the old Morton. Possibly the new?
wvcogs Posted - 02/20/2012 : 19:10:42
quote:
Originally posted by S C Jones

Ken,
The site, "Indiana, Oh Indiana" that is the site of John Bollinger, writer, former student and teacher at OPMHS. On the right side of the page, he has photos. One of the pics of a school hallway looks to my memory (which, of course could be wrong after 54 years) to be the 1st floor of OPMHS looking North. Would you be so kind as to go to that site and check it out?
SC
The picture is so small it's hard to tell positively; but, for a number of reasons, I'm almost certain this is not a picture of the 7040 building. I magnified it 4x, compared it to some pictures in old yearbooks, and found too many differences. Maybe someone else has a different opinion.

Ken...

S C Jones Posted - 02/20/2012 : 16:24:56
We had winter weather advisories all day Saturday and until 10:00am Sunday when we were notified they were cancelled. All the snow went south of us. There was not a single flake of snow in beautiful downtown Hurricane, WV.

Ken

What a shame; you could have gone sledding. We got "snain" that snuddled at the bottom of my drive and in other low spots. (my terms of heavy, heavy snow flakes that became water before dropping) We did get some nice big snow
flurries that were beautiful, but no sticking beyond a dusting on the lawns.
Sue
S C Jones Posted - 02/20/2012 : 16:21:02

quote:
Originally posted by S C Jones

Ken,
The site, "Indiana, Oh Indiana" that is the site of John Bollinger, writer, former student and teacher at OPMHS.
Can you send me the link to the site?
---------------------------------------
Ken,
TRY THIS:

indianaohindiana.blogspot.com/
wvcogs Posted - 02/20/2012 : 16:09:31
quote:
Originally posted by S C Jones

Ken,
The site, "Indiana, Oh Indiana" that is the site of John Bollinger, writer, former student and teacher at OPMHS.
Can you send me the link to the site?
Thanks,
Ken
wvcogs Posted - 02/20/2012 : 15:43:05
quote:
Originally posted by S C Jones

Ken,
I remember Ron Klindt (remembered his first name, but not last) and I remember the face of the girl on Judy's left, want to say her name was Judy, too--but not sure about that.

Great picture. Thanks for sharing.

BTW: did you get snow on Sunday?

The girl on Judy's left in the plaid skirt is Pat Bloom. Judy Marley is behind Pat in the white blouse.

We had winter weather advisories all day Saturday and until 10:00am Sunday when we were notified they were cancelled. All the snow went south of us. There was not a single flake of snow in beautiful downtown Hurricane, WV.

Ken
S C Jones Posted - 02/20/2012 : 15:30:22
Ken,

The site, "Indiana, Oh Indiana" that is the site of John Bollinger, writer, former student and teacher at OPMHS. On the right side of the page, he has photos. One of the pics of a school hallway looks to my memory (which, of course could be wrong after 54 years) to be the 1st floor of OPMHS looking North.
Would you be so kind as to go to that site and check it out? The pic is
copiable, but I don't have the know how to transport it to this site.

Thanks, should you choose to explore that.

SC

TestPattern Posted - 02/20/2012 : 14:27:34
quote:
Originally posted by wvcogs

I'm sure that's the same Richard Austin. The last I heard, which was three years ago, he lived in Whiting.
Ken

DITTO!
wvcogs Posted - 02/20/2012 : 13:47:02
I'm sure that's the same Richard Austin. The last I heard, which was three years ago, he lived in Whiting.
Ken
S C Jones Posted - 02/20/2012 : 13:37:59
Ken,
I remember Ron Klindt (remembered his first name, but not last) and I remember
the face of the girl on Judy's left, want to say her name was Judy, too--but not sure about that.

Great picture. Thanks for sharing.

BTW: did you get snow on Sunday?
TestPattern Posted - 02/20/2012 : 12:22:24
quote:
Originally posted by wvcogs

[quote]Originally posted by HassoBenSoba

The other boys in the back row are: Jim Soltau, Richard Austin, Ron Klindt, and Jim Hayden.
Ken

My goodness, I think I know the Richard Austin you show in your copy of the old photo. He beacame a pharmacist and is still in the region, last I heard.
Little Stevie Posted - 02/19/2012 : 17:56:43
You're darn tootin' he'd be!

LS
wvcogs Posted - 02/19/2012 : 17:46:09
quote:
Originally posted by HassoBenSoba

KEN--

Do you remember where the photo was taken? I'd swear I recognize a few of these folks in the back row, though I was only 8 at the time.
Larry

I don't remember ever going to that person's house, and was surprised to receive this picture. I checked my 1970 directory and couldn't believe I had a friend who lived in that fancy neighborhood.

The other boys in the back row are: Jim Soltau, Richard Austin, Ron Klindt, and Jim Hayden. I think Jim Soltau attended church at OLPH. At one time he was considering attending seminary. I'm not sure if he did.

About that lamp shade... Our drink of choice was the 10 ounce bottle of Pepsi Cola! Any Pepsi salesman would be proud to hear that.

Ken
Little Stevie Posted - 02/19/2012 : 17:05:55
What a great era
to be a teenager! Girls in skirts, dresses! Boys all dressed up in suits or coats!
Notice how the only boy not looking at the camera is wearing a sweater? Not a coat or suit?
LS
HassoBenSoba Posted - 02/19/2012 : 15:39:30
KEN--

In other words, the party had not yet progressed to the point where you were wearing the lamp-shade as a hat...

I bet it gave you a real jolt to see see this pic, 52 years later. Do you remember where the photo was taken? I'd swear I recognize a few of these folks in the back row, though I was only 8 at the time.

I sometimes wonder how many old photos are out there floating around that I'm in and that I'll never see---
and which capture moments that I probably don't even remember.

Larry
wvcogs Posted - 02/19/2012 : 11:22:55
This is a photo of a bunch of MHS friends at a party in the spring of 1959. Both I and the young lady who became my wife four year later are in the picture. I'm on the left in the back row; and Judy is the third girl from the left. It may look like it, but I really am not wearing that lamp shade for a hat.



I just received the photo from the person who hosted the party, the daughter of a man who taught math and English at Morton junior high school.

Ken
seejay2 Posted - 08/18/2011 : 20:40:14
quote:
Originally posted by Mrs Bears

It was nice, unfortunately the area where I usually sit was full, so they didn't meet any of my friends. My husband did not move over with us, because he had some friends just arrive that he needed to talk some business with this morning. Maybe next time they will meet more people.
quote:
Originally posted by Tom J

It's so cool that you guys hooked up!



Tom

It wasn't any kind of disaster. Next time we do it better, that's all.
I'm really surprised that the place let us sit there as long as we did and just take up space. Not too many places tolerate that...Cj


Tom J Posted - 08/18/2011 : 18:57:18
Roger D and I hook up fairly often for breakfast. He works two or three days a week at Walmart and we meet at 6:00 AM at a donut place sometimes on the days when he has to be at work at 7:00 AM. We usually part company about 6:30 AM to go to our respective jobs.

Roger and I didn't really know one another very well in Hammond since he is five years older, but our moms were in the same birthday club and were pretty good friends.

Oh, when I say that Roger is five years older, I mean that literally. He is five years older TO THE DAY! Yep, we were both born on June 2nd! 1944 for Roger and 1949 for me.

Tom
Mrs Bears Posted - 08/18/2011 : 18:33:42
It was nice, unfortunately the area where I usually sit was full, so they didn't meet any of my friends. My husband did not move over with us, because he had some friends just arrive that he needed to talk some business with this morning. Maybe next time they will meet more people.
quote:
Originally posted by Tom J

It's so cool that you guys hooked up!

Tom

Tom J Posted - 08/18/2011 : 18:25:46
It's so cool that you guys hooked up!

Tom
Mrs Bears Posted - 08/18/2011 : 15:01:19
Nice meeting this morning with Cj and his wife. The link does not work for me because it is private. Thanks for the Planet Hammond reminder, I have been trying to remember the first word all afternoon.
quote:
Originally posted by seejay2

We met with Peggy and had breakfast and a very nice talk. It's good to have another 'homie' when you have relocated.
Peg, here is the paperdog I told you about...Cj
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/seejay2_photos/?action=viewĄt=DSC_0301.mp4

Remember: "Planet Hammond"

seejay2 Posted - 08/18/2011 : 14:31:14
We met with Peggy and had breakfast and a very nice talk. It's good to have another 'homie' when you have relocated.
Peg, here is the paperdog I told you about...Cj
http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u250/seejay2_photos/?action=view¤t=DSC_0301.mp4

Remember: "Planet Hammond"
Mrs Bears Posted - 08/17/2011 : 20:56:16
I know we will be there tomorrow (Thursday). Friday we will also be there but have an appointment at 9:30, so we will leave by 9:15. Same on Monday....appointment at 9:30. Don't have any idea about the weekend. Sometimes one or the other stays home. We go into town mostly because my parents are both in a nursing home in town. The appointments we have deal with them. We go to the restaurant because we like the people and the food isn't bad. Once we meet, I am sure the others will let you sit with them even if we are not there. Some of the guys worked in IN and IL. One guy is from Milwaukee, WI. Some are still working, others do various jobs or just putz around. Sometimes I am the only woman in the group, other times I am not. People come and go at various times. We use it as our social outlet. We have made good friends there and have also lost many good friends. Two of our friends passed in the last two weeks, but life goes on....and we make new friends.
quote:
Originally posted by seejay2

So you come all the way to Murray for breakfast every morning? It must be remarkable food. Do you know for sure when you will be there? You know how life is on the lake. I have such a busy, hectic schedule, I'm not sure when I can do things...Cj


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