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  1. Libbie, I hope you'll see this. I don't sign onto HAIF very often so I'm just seeing this. When I went to Montrose there were roses in each corner of the courtyard. I don't really remember if they were yellow. I also very well remember the Montrose Spaghetti. It was sent home with everyone before the Halloween carnival so everyones mother could prepare it the same.. I'm considering creating a Montrose Elementary group on Facebook. I recently ran across one of my classmates on Facebook.
  2. I went to Montrose from 3rd through 6th grade. (1966-1969). I had Mrs. Hudson for 4th and 5th grade. She had taught my older sister in 6th grade. I also had Miss Shuttleworth in 6th. My mother was a teacher there when they moved the deaf program there so I knew a lot of the teachers there even though they weren't mine. I also had Miss Womack for music. Mrs. Ivens was the principal. When the school was demolished in about 1980 they called my mother to see if there was anything from the school that she wanted as a memento. Mom chose one of the mosaic tile benches that sat in the corner of the courtyard. When we moved Mom to nursing care a few years ago I took the bench so it now sits in my back yard.
  3. I was born and raised in Houston. I fondly remember the Christmas display in the Foley's window every year. I remember the opening of the Harris County Domed Stadium and later Astroworld. I remember taking out of town guests to the top of the Humble Building because it was the tallest building in town and you could see everything from there. I remember the machines that would make 3-D plastic forms of the Humble Building AND the domed stadium while you waited and watched. How about the numbers on the shopping carts at Henke & Pillot.....you would take the number card from the slot on the cart after your groceries were bagged and a "sack-boy" would take your cart to the waiting area. You would drive around to the waiting area and hand them your card and they would load your groceries in the car.
  4. Boy scout from '68 - '75. Eagle Scout at 15 in '73. Order of the Arrow. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. I did the whole thing. My son was in Cub Scouts and Webelos....never could get him interested past that.
  5. My first job was delivering for a Rexall drugstore. The owner had a Volkswagen Beetle and actually had signs on the doors calling it the "Pill Bug".
  6. Here are a cpl of links to the Washburn Tunnel http://www.texasfreeway.com/houston/photos...d_houston.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_Tunnel
  7. The Washburn Tunnel goes underneath the Houston Ship Channel. It is located just south of the intersection of Federal Road (north and south) and Clinton Dr (east and west).
  8. The tunnel is the Washburn Tunnel. It's at the end of Federal Road and only about 1 mile south of the area known as Greens Bayou. Greens Bayou is in the city of Houston and is split between HISD and Galena Park ISD. My father also worked for Todd Shipyard in the early 50's and I grew up in Northshore
  9. Greens Bayou is a section that dates back to the 40's. It's in the east side of Houston. Basically, it is bordered by the Bayou on the north and east. It goes about to Industrial Road on the south and just west of Federal Road. I grew up next to the area known as Greens Bayou. I'm sure someone on here will correct me on the exact boundries, but that is basically it. Todd shipyard used to east of the old Armco Plant where Industrial Road dead-ends. It's a private dock today. Hope this helps.
  10. I'm very sketchy on the history of when they went defunct. It was my understanding that they went defunct several years after I left....say 1975-1976 maybe. However, I had also heard that they'd been resurrected which would account for the 1984 encounter. I don't know if they're still in existence today. We were a very respected group in our day. We held a Christmas concert at Fannin Bank every year (I still have my silver dollars that they gave each member every year). We also held a concert on the grand staircase in the original front side of the Museum of Fine Arts every year. We performed with the Houston Chorale and the Houston Symphony with the guest conductor, Sir John Barbirolli. A children's TV special was produced at Astroworld in 1968 called "The Pied Piper of Astroworld" in which the Singing Boys were a part of. The year after I left the chorus they went to Austria to perform with the Vienna Choir Boys. I have very fond memories of the group and the wonderful experiences I had. I'm sure I have some pictures somewhere, but I'm not sure there is really an interest. If someone would like to see them I'll see if I can find them and scan them.
  11. I was in the Singing Boys of Houston from 1966-1970. I know that the group was disbanded several years later, but I've never run into anyone else that remembers it or was a member.
  12. Hmmm, guess my initial recollection that the school was originally in Beth Israel downtown was fairly accurate.
  13. thanks for posting the pictures, idid.....it's the 1st time I've seen my old Montrose School in 25 years. I'm going to have to hunt down my class pictures from the 60's that were taken inside the classrooms and post them.
  14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_School_f...and_Visual_Arts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jacinto_H...l_%28Houston%29
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