This pose can't be accidental. There must be a story here. What do you think.
That certainly is the perfect 1950s classroom. Chalkboard, AV cart, pencil sharpener... Alan Winans photo, Wyeast High School circa 1954.
Three girls in the back. l to r: I think her name was Mary Jo Smullin, the next two are sisters, Ellen and Maurene (not sure how she spelled it) Higgins. They lived across from what is now Mid Valley Elementary School. The gal sitting with the necklace type thing is Beverly Gibbons, known to some as "BeBe." Knew her very well as she was a neighbor in Pine Grove on Wells Drive. She had the most wonderful tree house, way up in an Oak tree and I do mean way up. She was the only one I ever knew that could get up there. How she built it was as much of a mystery as the pyramids.
Wonder what the significance is of the Coleman lantern sitting there.
Charlott on 6th July 2018 @ 7:08am
I love your description of the tree house. Wonder if it's still up there? Oak trees can live a long time.
Arthur on 6th July 2018 @ 8:32am
Ellen and her sister Maureenr last name was Higgons. They had a younger sister and brother, Maureen lives in Hood River today.
Mary Bartmess Kramer on 6th July 2018 @ 1:13pm
Yes, the youngest Higgins girl was in my class in school.
No Arthur, the treehouse is gone.
Charlott on 6th July 2018 @ 2:44pm
I was going to give a HRHS bias answer to the coleman question but better pass.
Arlen Sheldrake on 6th July 2018 @ 6:14pm
I just looked in my 1954 Aquila year book for Wy’East High School and the picture is in there. It was a picture ot the actors in the play we performed that year called “Inner Willy” and I was one of the actors in it along with my sister Ellen. Mr. Charles Shivley was a teacher and the head of the Dramatics Department and must have cast the play. Mary Jo Smullin and I played twins in the play even though my sister was also cast in the play. Names in the picture are front row: Don Jacox and Gene Boles. Second Row Mr. Shively, Lynn Gilkerson, Linda Stave, Betty Kollas, Beverly Gibbons, Lenn Mackey and Third Row: Mary Jo Smullin, Ellen Higgins, and Maureen Higgins (even though I am not identified in the picture in the annual.) And yes I returned to live in the Hood River Valley in 1985. And Gene Boles who now lives in the LA area, had a career in acting and teaching.
Maureen Higgins on 6th July 2018 @ 7:42pm
I have spent the afternoon searching through family photos to make a display for my mother's funeral service.
I strongly emphasize, LABEL! LABEL! LABEL! your photos.
L.E. on 6th July 2018 @ 9:53pm
So very sorry for your loss L.E. She had a long life and a faithful daughter to care for her to the end.
nels on 8th July 2018 @ 9:17am
Sincere apologies, but Beverly Gibbons of Hood River is very much alive. There is another Beverly Gibbons and got them mixed up. So sorry......
Charlott on 9th July 2018 @ 1:26pm