My best friend from third through fifth grade when I was 10 years old was named Murrell Selden. He found me on my web site and sent me these two pictures by e-mail. This was from the 1954-55 school year in my fifth grade class, which was taught by Miss Bass (who died shortly thereafter I am told.)
I am posting this in the hope that some of the people in the photographs will contact us.
Here is his letter:
Got a bunch of old crap from my brother in Richmond, and guess what? I have a grammar school photo from 1954. Too two shots with my camcorder, and they are attached. In sammy1.jpg, I am the one on the far left. You are the one beside the boy with the sign saying room 14. I believe this was the last year you were at J. E. B. Stuart school. I also made sammy2.jpg, which shows you a bit better.
If you look and remember, you may recognize many of the children. I think that I recall more people from that class than any other ever. I see Dennis Lancelotti, Sydney Lockette, Bobby Anderson, Ralph Wade, Kay Blue, Sandra Townsend, Douglas Perrit (in the rear), Joan Crepes (the checkered dress, which I hated), Jane ?, Jeanne Schroeder (actually a distant cousin), Jimmy Woods, Barbara Campbell (who I loved), and others. Possibly the one next to the sign was Joe Valdriggi (I may be mistaken). I did not like him, as I felt he was a bully. Hope you like these JPG files.
Dear Sammy, Looked through some old stuff after going to the Chicago Auto Show today. Found our old class picture at J.E.B. Stuart, so I scanned it at high resolution. It is attached. Whatever happened to them all? I know what happened to some as of 1962:
(1)Robert Allen Andrews was living in Roanoke, Va (703-342-4172). He was a football player for University of Richmond. Probably graduated.
(2)Kay Ellen Blue, Richmond, Va (804-321-8736), B.S. VCU, taught English as a second language after traveling in Europe and Asia.
(3)Donna Duke, St. Stephens Church, Va, Smithdeal Massey Business College, Confidential Secretary to Postmaster.
(4)Dennis Ronald Lanzillotti, Mechanicsville, Va.(804-746-9068).
(5)Sydney Lockett, Ashland, Va.
(6)Mary Jane Manhattan, Chester, Va. (804-748-6344), Deli Clerk, Ukrop's.
(7)Ann Marston, Port Pierce, FL (407-461-6709), B.A. Madison College.
(8)Fred R. Morris, Hockessin, DE (302-=239-1303), B.Ch.E., Univ. of Va., M.Ch.E., Univ. Delaware (DuPont Project Engineer, China).
(9)Jeanie Schroeder, Hickory, N.C. (704-873-8793), B.S. Campbell Univ.
(10)Murrell Selden, Oak Park, IL(708-383-0020), B. S. Chemistry, William and Mary.
(11)Sharon Setzer, Snellville, GA (404-979-9217), Assoc. Degree - VCU. Teacher.
(12)Sandra Townsend, Hanover, VA (804-746-7779), she was Miss Richmond, married a cardiologist.
That is all I ever knew, except a few are dead now.