Saturday, January 13, 2007

Are You In This Picture?



At 10:12 PM, January 13, 2007, Blogger Jim Helms said...

Marizell, by all rights I should’ve been in this picture but I see I’m noticeably “absent”. More later – after I check the statute of limitations.

At 6:10 PM, January 14, 2007, Anonymous Marizell Thompson said...

4th grade picture:

row 1, Isabelle Secrest, Barbara Griffin., Elaine Walters, Patsy Moore, Brenda Alexander, Larry Mitchum

row 2 Julia Ann Nicholson, Marizell Austin, Linda Laney, Barbara Broome, David Threatt

row 3 Dean Price, Louis Eubanks, Wanda Holloway, Mike McSheehan

row 4 Johnny Reeder, Billy Ray Parker, Sara Walters, Loretta Gordon, Jane Champion

row 5 Tommy (Clem) Davis, Don Helms, Howard (Parks) Nash, James Bell, Jackie Bundy, Miss Isabelle Wolfe

4th grade class- 1954-1955

At 9:08 PM, January 14, 2007, Blogger Jim Helms said...

This picture of Mrs Wolfe’s fourth grade class is actually minus two students. Who are they and where are they?

Look closely at the picture –warm weather - a bright, sunshiny day (squinting teacher and students) – a perfect day for fishing and swimming at the old rock quarry on Bay Street.

I was back in school the next day – rested and with a nice tan – no questions asked, no problems detected - until this picture started circulating around the neighborhood and my mother asked, “Why are you not in this picture?”

Confessions are good for the soul but only if you’re equipped with full body armor - I looked like the victim in a Chuck Norris’ movie.

At 11:13 AM, January 15, 2007, Blogger Wanda said...

Are you going to identify the other student or shall he ( or she?) remain a mystery?

I love that you can remember the fishing - probably a better day than the one in the classroom!

Boy, this brings back some memories. My own grandsons are in 2nd and 3rd grade? Wonder if they will have these same types of memories 50 years from now....

At 2:12 AM, January 20, 2007, Blogger Jim Helms said...


that was not exactly a premeditated awol. We decided to make a quick detour by the rock quarry that morning to check our fishing lines. One thing led to another and eight o’clock turned into ten o’clock.

Not aware of the “better late than never” theory, we made a decision to hide out and slide in undetected the next morning – and, it worked – until this picture surfaced!

Believe it or not, I learned a valuable lesson I used later on as a cop – it’s important to look for what’s NOT in the picture of a crime scene.

The fishing? – vague memory. The punishment? – vivid memory! The other guy? – was never apprehended.

At 7:30 PM, January 23, 2007, Blogger Wanda said...

Hmmm - still not telling, huh?

You are - and were - a good guy!


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