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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Robert Fulton Jr. High School 1969

The collage above is from the June 1969 A-9 Graduating Class yearbook.

1969 Class Officers and Council

The Behind the Scene Crews

More Behind the Scene Helpers

Last but not least our faculty. I should have taken a picture of Mr. TeMaat, the Boy's VP since he was so...memorable. I remember years ago watching a BBC documentary on Marilyn Monroe in which Pete Dye's name was mentioned. As I recall he was married to someone with money. If anyone remembers that documentary or if the information is right I would love to know. I also remember one of our teachers had a Dune Buggie but I forget who it was. That was pretty cool at the time.

Before I posted this I check out classmates.com to see if any of my fellow "Elysians" were on there. A few were but I only found one picture of someone I knew. The photo's above are taken with my camera and not my scanner so the quality is poor, but good enough to spark a few good memories. Going through the book I spotted many girls who I had crushes on at the time. One in particular but she can remain a mystery.

P.S. I just received an e-mail from my friend Bob Walance and he sent some scans of the 1986 Fulton yearbook. In it was a picture of someone special who I forgot. Tammy Francis was one of my teachers at Fulton. Her husband was also a member of my Dad's Masonic Lodge. She was friends with my Mom and I used to run into Tammy when I went to Lodge events with my Mom. Truth be told when she was my teacher I had a crush on her. I'm sure I was not alone.

19 comments:

BigMC said...

I graduated from Robert Fulton Jr. High in June 1970. I was in Mr. Dye's class. I think I was also in Mr. Fee's class. I remember Ms. Davila playing raquetball. Do you remember the vice principal who spoke through a bullhorn, "Get off the wall!" My homeroom teacher whose name I can't remember drove a corvette to school.

Guitar Rat said...

Mr.La Mat, not sure of the spelling without dragging out the yearbook. I think he was the one with the bullhorn. I liked Fulton, it was the only school I really liked. I graduated the year before you. I recall a teacher with a dun buggy but can't think who had a Corvette. Thanks for checking out our blog.

Anonymous said...

I think I graduated in 73. Does anyone know what happened to the band teacher, Payne?Charlamane

Guitar Rat said...

I don't recall that name but maybe someone else will. Maybe if I dig out my old yearbook it will ring a bell. Thanks for checking out our blog.

ILYTEU2 said...

i REMEMBER GETTING SWATTED BY TEMATT

Guitar Rat said...

I remember thinking Tematt was odd. I never had an encounters with him. What did you do to get a swat? It's okay, the statue of limitations has passed.The only battle I had with teachers was them telling me to tuck my shirt in. I hated tucking it in and finally got square bottoms designed to be worn out. They eventually gave up.

Anonymous said...

The cinnamon rolls were the best. I still think of them.

Darkman said...

I graduated Fulton in 1984. Hated it, but that's another story. I appreciate seeing the old yearbook pics. Several of the teachers were still there in the early-80s: Anderson, Armen, Dye, Later, Pizzuti, Swartz (who had a big, droopy mustache in my time). I had Mr. Dye for PE one semester; very cool guy, a popular teacher. Mrs. Francis was the 7th-grade counselor, & yes, a very attractive lady. Mrs. Later once mocked me for my knowledge of all the tiny European countries in History/Geography class. In front of everyone! I never forgave her for that. Ah, those weren't the days...

Anonymous said...

" FULTON JR. HIGH" WHERE DO I BEGIN ??? I WAS THERE IN '77 . I ALSO REMEMBER SOME OF THOSE "TEACHERS" MR. FEE ... I CAN'T SEEM TO REMEMBER THE VICE PRINCIPLE . SURPRISING , CONSIDERING ALL THE TIME I SPENT THERE ... I THINK HE WAS A EX-COP OR SOMTHING .. I'M PRETTY SURE HE CARRIED A GUN . WE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE SCHOOL ON VALERIO . SO WE WERE ALWAYS CLOSE TO THE ACTION . I REMBER ONE NIGHT WE GOT THE BRIGHT IDEA TO SUPER GLUE THE LOCKS CLOSED , SO EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE THE DAY OFF SCHOOL . IT DIDN'T WORK ... WE WOULD ALSO CLIMB ON TOP OF THE GYM . WE WOULD LOOK DOWN THROUGH THE OPEN WINDOWS ABOVE .THEY WERE CONTROLLED ELECTRICALLY AND ONCE WE WERE ALMOST DE-CAPITATED BY SOMEBODY CLOSING THEM . I ALSO HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF MR. DYE , HE WAS A GOOD DUDE ...

Marco said...

Hello fellow Robert Jr. High Grads. I graduated in 1976. Those were my best years because I enjoyed playing in Jazz band with a great instructor Mr. Payne. I played the sax with George Shelby who now is a professional sax player. You can see him on Youtube. I should had kept on playing the sax myself but I am back playing again. Mr. Payne I believe went on to instruct at CSUN. Too bad I didnt know his first name so I could Google his name to see what became of him. Those were the days and I still remember the cute girls that played in band.

Bill Dobbins said...

I remember Mr. TeMaat very well. He had that bullhorn and would tell people to get off the wall. They would get three days of paper pickup. My 3 years there (1965-1967) were my fondest years. And the cinnamon roles were indeed the best!

Anonymous said...

Ms. Locking had the green Very, She and health / p.e. Coach La Frono were a secret. I remember ALL with out a book . . .
Ha,Ha, ya all.

Anonymous said...

Locklin !
Dam spell check!

Anonymous said...

A green Corvette Carolin Locklin, special ed, blind kids.

Anonymous said...

Marco, sister named Blanca ? Also went to Valerio St. Elammentry, Georges father Mr. Coats, you made a robot with your fathers voice?
I know it was Charlemagne Payne, drove a MGB.

Anonymous said...

i just graduated from Fulton as a high school class of 2013 ,student! it's really cool to see how many people have passed by through fulton

Joyce Hazboun said...

I graduated in 1977. Peter dye was my home room teacher all three years and my all time favorite teacher. I also had him for p.e. The last year I was there and classes became co-ed. I always wanted to go back and see him and never did. I lost track of my friends, Marie Martini, Debbie Swartley (not sure if I spelled that right), and Christine Eschenbrucher. I would love to know where you all are.

Anonymous said...

I have to say, when I found this post, I needed to write. I graduated from RF and went to Van Nuys High, oddly, I recall some things not mentioned. My Grandfather taught woodshop Mr. Gilbert..."That's one Red Mark for You Bud"! I can also recall Mr. Fee in Gym...Mr. Maslack taught History, and Homeroom was with Mr. Massey. also Math with Mrs. Weedoo Not sure of the spelling. She retired the year I graduated.

Bob Vincent said...

I was in the first graduating class at Robert Fulton Jr High, I only remember two teachers Mrs. Artran, in my art class & Mr. Jearrit Boys vice P. not sure on the spelling, what a peace of work he was, you got paddle in those days if that's what you called it I remember will..... went on to Van Nuys High, & then the USAF