Class of 1953 35th Reunion Photo
Class of 1953
The old school
building of our high school days is gone. It’s legacy, a treasure in our hearts and memories.
How quickly the years have passed!
We now approach another milestone, our 50th
Once again our thoughts turn to our years at North and the
fond memories of a bygone era; admittedly some of the best years of
our lives. It is time for the assembly bell to ring so that we may again
come together to rekindle friendships and stories and trot out the
memorabilia….. a time to celebrate.
It is our sincere
wish that all of our class members will come together for this
momentous occasion, to make this reunion the biggest, most memorable
and best one yet.
The place to be on
September 26 & 27 is at the reunion events with fellow members
of the Class of 1953.
Experience the magic!!!!
The theme “Go West Young Man’, obviously did not influence the
Class of ’53. A
survey of current addresses indicates that many of us stayed close
to home. A few
Residing in 12 other states
Residing in New York
In Syracuse Metro area
In other cities (8)
Of those in the
Syracuse Metro area:
Mattydale / N. Syracuse
Classmates reside in the following 13 states:
$0.16 / loaf
$0.29 / gal
$0.03 / first class
$4,706 / yr
$0.75 / hr
$5.00 worth of similar
goods, would cost $34.46
President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon
Yankees beat the Brooklyn
Dodgers to win the World Series
Minneapolis Lakers beat
the New York Knicks to win the NBA Championship
The first issue of the TV
Guide hit the newsstand in April
Playboy magazine hit the
newsstand featuring Marilyn Monroe, exposed.
Movies: From Here to
Eternity, Roman Holiday, The Robe, Shane
Music: You You You, Rags
to Riches, Till I Waltz Again with You, Don’t Let the Stars Get in
your Eyes, The Doggie in the
Window, I’m Walking Behind You, Vaya Con Dios
Acme, Globe and Turn Hall
Bersani’s, Danzer’s, Gruen’s,
Reale’s, The Villa, Big Johns, Red Cross and Kress,
Drug Store soda fountains, Schiller
Park, CYO, Pompeiian Players
Heids, Pizios, Dygerts,The
Pig Stand, Griffin Field
When you could visit your
friends without having to call ahead.
Two and three party
When going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
Walking was the mode of
travel to most destinations
The ten cent bus ride.
All of the delicacies that
became your school lunch. Meatballs,
veal cutlets, pepper & eggs,
The wax paper, the paper
bag and bread that dripped with sauce or oil from those sandwiches.
When jeans were dungarees,
and capri pants were pedal pushers
The Soap Box Derby races
at Schiller Park and the Submarine races at Onondaga Lake.
The powerful summer
thunderstorms and the piles of snow that lasted all winter.
The horses that knew
routes better than the rag man, and milk man.
Ice boxes, radiators and
When girls did their own
When paper routes had 100
– 200 stops, and tough to get.
Walking to school provided
the venue and the necessity for rapid conflict resolution.
When there were more
bakeries than pizza pads.
When people rarely locked
When your word was your
You could chip in a
quarter for gas and ride around for hours.