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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.

20 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

Anonymous said...

I promoted from Fulton Jr High in 1976. Jr High was absolutely the best time in my life as far as school goes. That is because Mrs. Anderson changed my life with the introduction and encouragement of singing harmonies, etc. I started in Jr Girl Glees in the first semester of 7th grade, and made it into Choir by the 2nd semester of 7th grade. It was a magical time for me. Mrs. Sheehy was also wonderful to me, and really helped me with Math! She brought my grade up from a D to a B. Finally, I remember Mrs. Withers and the awesome Pumpkin Bread and Caramel Corn we made in Cooking Class. Wish I still had the recipes. I still remember the smell of melting butter in her class. Love you Fulton Jr High!