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#81806 John Peter Smith Elementary School

Posted by shelley.debnam on 23 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

i'm the girl on the second row 3rd from the left my name is wilma cook. When I was looking at the picture some how I knew the guy you said was your father was named Charlie .I remember a few others but not a whole lot. I'm also in the other picture 2nd row in the middle with the bandana around my neck. I  also remember Robert Costillo ,they might remember my brother Robert Cook , he was a grade under us.


I am so happy that you came across these photos!  I just spoke to my dad and he said he remembers you as well.  If you would like his email address let me know and I will send it to you.  


Funny story.....so my dad and Robert were in elementary school together.  Many years later (around 1973) we moved from North Retta to Wesley Street.  As we were moving in, the next door neighbor approaches my dad and says, "I know you...aren't you Charlie?".  It was Robert Castillo.  We had unknowingly moved next door to someone that he had gone to elementary school with.  They are still neighbors today.  

#54229 John Peter Smith Elementary School

Posted by shelley.debnam on 22 March 2009 - 12:28 AM

Edit: Sorry for not placing this topic in the Historic Photographs subforum of local history. I have requested that it be moved.

I'm not sure when the school building was demolished but my father attended the school in the early to mid 1950's.

We came across two of his class pictures from John Peter Smith Elementary School and I wanted to share: