I was in a fairly affluent area that was growing older rapdily.
My graduating class was 400 but the Junior class that year was about 300, Sophomore about 200, and Freshman about 100. The year after the us Seniors left they closed off about half the school and stopped heating and cooling it. There was talk of renting out that part and the rear parking lot as office space. Compared to taking many of my Freshman and Sophomore classes in expansion trailers parked behind the school, that was quite a change.
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
Frequently the justification for doing nothing is the exaggeration of lesser evils.
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FFR 3378 - 503 BB, $old and missed
RCR GT40 - 1051P clone, $old
FFR 7991 - becoming a 289 FIA with a Mr. Bruce body, 331, dual quads, T-5, IRS, Trigo pin drive wheels, and Goodyear billboards http://www.bills289fia.com
Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. -- Heinlein again.
Class of 1964, Johnstown, PA.............750 graduated............I knew maybe 100...........that was back in the day when Johnstown was a steel town like Pittsburgh. They graduate maybe a hundred or so now............
Class of '65 Horace Mann HS. An amazing school. More of a prep school than a public school back then. Very affluent. (my family wasn't)
This was before busing and integration, so we had all the best teachers and didn't have to share. i.e. my sophomore English teacher was a PhD from the University of Chicago. Rode the train to our school every day.
The school closed in 2004 after crack-head thugs and white flight decimated the town.
I wouldn't go there now in an armored personnel carrier.
3733k Stock 5.0, 3:55 gears, 15" Halibrands, '91 donor, Tremec 3550. "Arrest Me" Yellow / Black Stripes.
My car: a lightweight, precision-guided, sledgehammer.
Hazelwood high school - class of 1971 - 1200 in my class - to big for the high school gym, had the graduation at Kiel Opera house downtown.
FFR #5371 Del 3/06, 302 EFI, E-cam, GT40-P heads, Explorer intake, 65mm TB, 76mm mass air 4 into 4 headers, T5, 3:27's, 3 link, 15" PSE wheels, P/S, P/B, Wipers, Heater, Full width roll bar, Street performer seats, White / Blue Stripes, "WHT-SNK" Legal 4/27/07, over 27,000 miles of smiles!
255. When I graduated there were only 4 traffic lights (green / yellow / red) lights in the town where I went to high school. The city I lived in was across the river and had 1 flashing red light, 1 post office, 3 gas stations and a flea market and that was it. It has grown quite a bit since then.
Still building. One day I just might get to drive it...
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