I knew I had been in most Stockton classes with Pat Quinn, but after she was kind enough to send me this photo, I saw no kid who looked much like my other childhood photos, but finally decided that the kid on the left with ears protruding, resembling Opie Taylor was the only possibility. I magnified it a little and saw a clue: "Opie" has a big wound over his left eye. My father had built a brick grill with a ledge around its chimney and at a neighborhood gathering, a "friend" and I were sitting on the ledge; he pushed me off the ledge, I fell on my head, had to get stitches above my left eye and still have a small scar. Identification confirmed and the head injury may explain the dull expression on my face.
Students identified in this photo: Janice Crider, Jeff Smith, Pat Quinn, Thomas Gaffrey, Gerald Kamowski, Dale McQuillan, Michael Hatzel, Phyllis Semcer, Evelyn Lindsay, Enid Fiore, Barbara Mertz, Louis Orangeo, Glenn Endress. (Photo courtesy of Pat Quinn)
Kindergarten brochure given to parents 1952
Below: One of the new, bright rooms in the 1951 Stockton Annex