Mr. Fox’s 6th Grade Class, 1964

Written by Burl on May 26th, 2010

North Hanover County PS-3, Camden NJ


You’ll have to bear with me for a few days. We’re getting kicked out of our desks at work to make way for Advertiser refugees, and I’m finding stuff. Completely random stuff. Here’s Mr. Fox’s 6th grade class at North Hanover County PS-3, next to McGuire Air Force Base in central New Jersey, and that’s me in the Boy Scout uniform in back. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. Maybe it was a meeting day. I do remember most of these kids. As I recall, Mr. Fox reeked of cigars. My pals were David and Patrick, the first two boys in the back row, and I had a crush on Sooka, the Korean girl in the middle row, and also on Carol, in the red pullover in the middle row. Not as if I ever did anything about it! Click on the picture to get a bigger version.

 

9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Katharine says:

    You liked girls in the third grade? Most boys that age were worried about cooties. But you do look awfully swank in your Boyscout uniform.

  2. gigi-hawaii says:

    Why would we want to click for a bigger version? LOL.

  3. Burl says:

    6th grade! 3rd grade is too young for Boy Scouts. And girls.
    Kathy, recognize the kid in the green sweater next to me? Pat Green, who had a crush on you at Radford.

  4. Primo Kimo says:

    gigi. too funny.

  5. Primo Kimo says:

    Burl. I bet you were happy to have that kid on the far right in yer class.

  6. Katharine says:

    6th grade? Now, that makes sense. I get love in the air with my 6th graders all the time. But, Pat Green? I don’t remember him. Dennis McGeehan I remember. Weird. Well, I was pretty weird, too.

  7. Brad Warthen says:

    I’d have known you anywhere…

    You were in Camden in 64?

    That is wild. I was just down the road in Woodbury (my Dad was stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard) in 59-60.

    Sounds like you’ve been tracking me or something. But I evaded your surveillance… in 64 I had gone to ground in Ecuador, and was speaking Spanish to cover my tracks….

  8. Emma Howard says:

    Burl,does this desk evacuation seem surreal to you & how is it going to change your daily schedule?

  9. Emma Howard says:

    “…speaking Spanish to cover my tracks”– so nicely written!

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