2/16/2011 3:10:31 AM
Section 24: The Lounge
Subject: Chit Chat Msg# 771988
I know exactly where you are talking about. For several years after high school and while I was going to the community college I worked for the State Journal -Register in the circulation department and got to know every back alley of most of the town, as I ran carriers. And I lived in a variety of apartments, most in the general vicinity of Washington Park.
We ran two shifts even when I was as SHS but I believe our senior class was down to around 450? Still, during my time they had gone back from grades 10-12 to 9-12 at SHS.
I would get lost now as the city has grown right past the area where I grew up.
What part of the country do you live in these days?
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I grew up much closer to the school, at 832 S. Glenwood, near the intersection of Walnut and Lawrence. (Wonder if it's in Google street view?) An older section of town; our house was built in 1908 and had a coal-fired furnace when we moved there in 1950. My first home, which I barely remember, was at 809 S. Park, about 6 blocks farther west.
I think the last time I was there was in 2004 for Mom's funeral, although my brother's kids sometimes go back for the state fair. (They still have relatives there on their mom's side.) I at least know where all the major streets you mentioned are -- Wabash Ave. and Chatham Rd. were the edges of town when I grew up! Yeah, the city's really grown. I almost got lost the last time I visited.
All of us Baby Boomers made SHS overcrowded. I had to share a locker, and we had two overlapping shifts at school. There were something like 530 in my graduating class. I hope it wasn't as crowded when you were there. Still, we got a good education.
Gotta run. TTYL.