Sunday, September 30, 2007

Minstrel Show 1959

Hi Marston,

Attached is a copy of Minstrel Show 1959 and 36 numbered people. Back Row 1-8, Middle Row 9-20, Front Row 21-36. I am sure of only 5 people: #14 - Keith Morrison, #17 - Linda Alexander, #19 - Phyllis Bannister, #20 - Mrs. Wheatley, #36 - Norman Morley. The other end-men (#21, 22, 23, 34 & 35) included, I think: John McConachie, Gus Richardson, Gary and Rodney Farber, and Ken St. Germain. Other guesses are: #6 - Irene Highfield, #10 - Marilyn Mitchell, #11 - Leah Laughlin, #12 - Linda Murray, #13 - Allison Messner, #18 - Sharon Fogarty, #26 - Linda Laughlin, #27 - Cecil Emblem, #28 - Bobby Geary, #29 - Louis Rivers, #32 - Diane Gregory. HELP! ex-pat GPKers.

Did anyone figure out the mystery girl in 1958-59 Grade 10 photo of John McConachie's class?

Linda A.

Dear Marston,

Shame on Ralph Bennett, who mistook you for Alan Houle. And to Diane G. & John McC., Roger Worthington lived on Burton across the street from Mary Rollins. I guess he was in the Park for only a couple of years.

Below are lyrics of our minstrel show opening number (I believe):

You oughta see Mr. Jones when he rattles them bones,
Old Colonel Brown foolin' round like a clown,
Miss Virginia, who is past eighty-three,
Shoutin' "I'm full of pep,
Watch your step, watch your step!"

One-legged Joe danced around on his toe,
Threw away his crutch and hollered "let 'er go",
Oh honey, hail, hail, the gang's all here
At the Alabama Jubilee.

Strange how one can remember the lyrics of stuff we sang/listened to in the '50s & '60s.

Linda A-LaR.

Thanks Linda
Great pic

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