Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A great group shot from 1952

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An anonymous source lent us this image. We understand it to be a picture of Jean Lang Veronese's class in the summer of 1952.
Standing: first three had names cut off on back, 4th is Bobby Poteat, Danny Langley, Sheila Gleason, Nancy Olds, Billy Ervin, Marilyn (Clay), Johnny (Greer)...she obviously meant Glasscock for (Greer) and I'm not sure of the (Clay) notation since both Clay and Greer are in parentheses

Sitting from left to right:
Mary Lee (Clay), Susie Fitzgerald, Mimi Buchler, Jeanne Connely, Sheila O'Shea, Sheila O'M (missing rest of letters), Barbara Fidelow (I can't read the letters), Angela Keogh


Anonymous said...

So Susie Fitz. What's happening with her. I am still amazed when I think of her liveliness and energy. Anyone know where she is now???

jimmy said...


EVERYBODY loved Chick Lorimer in our town.

Far off

Everybody loved her.
So we all love a wild girl keeping a hold
On a dream she wants.
Nobody knows now where Chick Lorimer went.
Nobody knows why she packed her trunk. . a few old things
And is gone,
gone with her little chin
Thrust ahead of her
And her soft hair blowing careless
From under a wide hat,
Dancer, singer, a laughing passionate lover.

Were there ten men or a hundred hunting Chick?
Were there five men or fifty with aching hearts?

Everybody loved Chick Lorimer.

Nobody knows where she's gone.


Anonymous said...

Susie Fitzgerald worked as a teacher on Long Island for many years. Has anybody heard from her?
Susie, if you are out there, please contact us.

Richardinhingham said...

That picture is amazing--Susie, Jeannie, and of course Mimi, my cousin, were sailors but of course, before that they were friends, and good ones.

I wondered about Susie as well. Hope she is doing great and still as full of energy and life. Good poem to quote JOH.