Saturday, December 30, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
On a negative note, every plastic window in the school has turned an opaque and ugly brown, due to what I suspect is ultra violet exposure. The company who sold those windows to the Board of Education should be sued! When the bricks on the building were re-pointed back in the 80's, those "windows" were beautiful. Look at them now!
Please note that this graphic was scanned at 300 dots per inch for enhanced clarity. Use your computer mouse to navigate the page up and down and side to side.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Here's Alex, our star shortstop on the Plaag's Grove baseball field. We didn't have uniforms, we used rocks or bricks for bases, a baseball that was probably re-covered with black friction tape, and a bat that probably was repaired with a nail to mend a split. BUT.....did we ever have a great time playing our version of "sandlot" baseball! The young fellow you're looking at in this post was our star shortstop. Alex had the incredible ability to cover the SS are of the dusty infield like a vacuum cleaner. Alex was a dear friend during my childhood, and we had many good times together. I miss ya Alex, and think of you often. Alex was the "little brother "of Hamilton School Super Neil Bencivengo, cousin to a childhood crush, Madeline Bencivengo.
TOM GLOVER HAMILTON TRENTON
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Friday, November 03, 2006
These young ladies are cooking the most delicious dinner for their parents. In my day it was known as "home economics," as I recall. There was no 4H group at Kuser when I attended in the 40's.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
The students pictured are known to many old timers in the Kuser neighborhood. Indeed, that young man on the far left in the second row is my brother, Len, now in his 81st year. Over the years, I have received mail from Ms. Volz. Betty Johnson, shown in the first row, was one of brother Len's grammar school "crushes."
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
CHANCES ARE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF VIEWERS OF THIS SITE WHO HAVE RELATIVES OR FRIENDS WHO ARE IN THESE MANY OLD KUSER SCHOOL PHOTOS. IF YOU DO RECOGNIZE ANYONE, PLEASE FORWARD THE INFORMATION TO ME FOR INCLUSION IN THE HAMILTON LIBRARY'S "KUSER SCHOOL" FOLDER. (email@example.com)
These kids preceded me by three years at Kuser. As can be seen in the photo, classes were fairly large during that era. Of course, I recognize many of the members, including Dick Soffel, Bob Reed, Rudy Goehrig, Gladys Dilts, Dorothy Glover (Yup, my big sister), and....well, you get the idea.... BASED ON THE SMALL SIZE OF THE PHOTO, I WILL RE-SCAN IT IN TWO SEGMENTS. STAY TUNED.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
I have been performing my music presentation in many local venues over the past 20-plus years. They have proved to be quite successfull.....not due to any great singing talent I may have but that success lies in the fact that I am bringing music back that we haven't heard in 50 or 60 years. Old songs like "On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City," "Maybe You'll Be There," "Sentimental Journey," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," and literally hundreds of the songs we grew up with.
Many of the songs I learned while "Kuser Kat" back in the 1940's are part of the program. Long forgotten school music such as "The Erie Canal," "Pomp and Circumstance," "Long Long Ago," "Tying Apples on a Lilac Tree," "Go in and out the windows," "A Capitol Ship" (for an ocean trip was the walloping window blind. No wind that blew dismayed her crew...." Remember?
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Here's the cast of what was called the annual "Spring Entertainment" put on by the students of Kuser Annex. For those viewers who are not familiar with "the Annex," it served Kuser neighborhood are students as their freshman year. Students from Kuser, Greenwood, and Homedell spent their freshman year at "KA, then it was on to good old Hamilton High for the Sophomore, Junior and Senior years.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
...."You shall be like a tree planted by still waters..."
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
This graphic is a work in progress. As you can see, I have segmented it horizontally and added identification to those names with which I am familiar. The bottom row is still in the process of identification. If you recognize any which I do not, please contact me so they can be listed.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Saturday, June 03, 2006
THIS ARTICLE WAS SCANNED FROM THE TRENTON EVENING TIMES OF MARCH 14, 1946, AS THE TIMES WAS IN A MASSIVE LABOR DISPUTE, AND MANY OF THE STAFF WENT ON STRIKE. THE STRANGE FONT OF TYPE WAS PROBABLY GENERATED BY A TYPEWRITER. THE STRIKE RESULTED IN THE STRIKERS STARTING THE "TRENTONIAN" NEWSPAPER.
Friday, May 26, 2006
THE SECOND COLUMN IN THE "KUSER" ARTICLE has a problem. Look at the column on the right. You will see a space between the lines which is greater than the other between the line spaces in the article. For some reason, the text below the "excess white space" should be at the top of the column, and vice versa. Confused? Sorry for the juxtaposition of text when I edited the graphic.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
NOTE: THE ENTRY UNDER THE GRAPHIC ERRONEOUSLY DATES
MS. OBERT AS THE CLASS OF 1947. IT SHOULD READ 1927