Former Hazeltine Ave. School student Bob Walance wrote me concerning my post of February 11, 2008 in which I posted a picture of my classmates. Bob identified a few names for me and pointed out that he knew one of my classmates named Debby. Well Debby grew up and became the actress Debra Winger. Bob remembered attending a birthday party for Debby. He also provided me with a few class pictures from his archive which include himself and Debby. One of those pictures is this one from November of 1961. Debby (As she was known then) is second from the left in the front row. Bob is on the very left in the row behind her wearing a cool tie.
I don't have any memories of Debby. I do have memories of one other girl who was kind of a Lucy to my Charlie Brown. I remember one year we were tapped to be in a square dance. I was partnered with my Lucy (name withheld because she might remembers me and come after me). One day when I was particularly irritated with her I gave her a little extra yank on an allemande left and she almost flew off the stage. So now I am wondering if Debby was in that class or perhaps part of that dance group. Could it be she learned some of her Urban Cowboy dance moves from our little group?
Debra Winger is a fine actress who's work I have always liked and respected. Long brown hair, passionate eyes, a sexy attitude and a sharp intelligence. I wish I had known her then. But these traits also describe my wife so I guess I did ok.