Saturday, August 12, 2006

Circa 1943: Wartime at Kuser

Here's an article detailing activities at Kuser School during the WWII years. How well I remember "Red Cross Day! I still have one of those little red cross buttons around the house somewhere.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Mary Kelly: A Kuser School Legend

There are very few old time "Kuser Kats" who weren't in Miss Kelly's Reception grade. Back then, Kindergarten was known as Reception grade. Miss Kelly's room still looks much the same as it did in the 20's, 30's, and 40's. I recently visited the school, and Ms Crea, the Principal, allowed me to go through the halls and photograph some of the scenes of my childhood. One of the photos I took was the fireplace in Mary Kelly's room; much the same as when I was a boy. How many of you remember sitting on the floor while Miss Kelly read "Dick and Jane" to us? (And let's not forget Dick and Jane's pets, "Puff" and "Spot!"

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Here's an oversized scan of the commencement exercises held by the Class of 1917 at Kuser School. Kuser and Klockner are the two oldest grammar schools in Hamilton Township. I note that the class of 1917 consisted of nine graduates, one of whom was James Bachman. I graduated with James A. Bachman in the class of '51 at HHS. The Bachmans lived on Hobart and Davis Avenue.