Crosby High School class of 1953 reunion

By Fran Gonzalez | Aug 15, 2019
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez From front row left, Edwin Clark, Rose (Stephenson) Melvin, Natalie (Bryant) Dean, Winnifred (Walker) Ward, Mary (Lawler) Bowden, Barbara (Johnson) Doyle, Marion (Gray) Anderson and Sandra (Merriam) Boguen. Back row from left, Elmer "Buster" Clark, Roger Smith, Dennis Curtis, Ronald "Ronnie" Nickerson, Teresa (Nickerson) Crosby, Mark Kapiloff, Joyce (Wood) Fenner and William "Bill" Butler.

Belfast — A group of spry 80-somethings held a 66th high school reunion Friday at Ocean's Edge restaurant at the Fireside Inn in East Belfast.

The Crosby High School graduating class of 1953 remembers gasoline being 19 cents a gallon that year, and a loaf of bread 10 cents — "and it was delivered."

Sixteen classmates of the 54 who graduated that year attended the buffet luncheon with spouses and friends.

The Weavers' cover of Lead Belly's "Goodnight Irene" was a popular song of the day, as was The Drifters' cover of "White Christmas" which reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts the year after the class of 1953 graduated.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president in 1953, and before him, Harry S Truman was president from 1945 through 1952. Also, the Korean War ended in July 1953.

An alumna from 1953 said she was grateful to be in attendance and was happy to be able to recognize everyone.

Another alumnus, Roger Smith, noted, "We have a close-knit class."

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