I wish to express my appreciation for the article (Sept. 3, “Old friends”) produced by Kristin Kinnamon and Dan Bates. Well done. My thanks go to Lois and Norman Blythe at whose apartment we met and who thought up and organized the article’s idea.
Doug and I started the first grade in 1926 with 20 or so other little tykes and we graduated 12 years later with Velma Moen and Beverly Bergan, the only ones to survive the years. Beverly and Velma having passed on, Doug and I are the only ones left.
The turnover was great as Waites Mill closed in about 1927 and the kids’ parents had to go elsewhere for employment. The depression also was involved.
Of the 25 who graduated in 1938, about ten or 12 are left.
Thanks again Dan and Kristin.
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