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On Saturday, October 8, 2011,...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • Posted October 19, 2011

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, the Class of 1961 gathered in the home of their high school days, the current River of Life Church. Coffee, conversation and the indentification of baby photos occupied the morning hours. Moving down memory lane, the class then had a photo "op" at the site of their first grade photo in 1949, the steps of the Old Grammer School. During their fourth grade year, the present Grammer School was opened. A barbecue lunch was catered by Wayne Carl and Tana Hofmann and hosted by Ronny and Jane Zesch at the Grossville School House. Stories of people, places and events, and how classmates had been shaped by all of these things, were shared. World War II and the dought of the 1950s decreased job opportunities in Mason and the class of 80-plus first graders dwindled to a graduating class of 30-plus. Front row, left to right: Aubrey Lange, Marilyn Thorman Mayerhoff, Betsy Ellison Henrich, Mary Margaret McMillan Persky, Doris Mae Durst Dannheim, Linda Lehmberg Terrell, Glenda Dodd Gifford and David Hoerster. Second row, left to right: Teddy Ray Doyal, Phyllis Jones Weber, Leo Stengel, Nila Jean Lange Blackwell, Ronny Zesch, Gerald Bratton, Elmo Davis and Billy Don Martin. Back row, left to right: Stanely Watson, Perry Reeves, Ronnie Metzger, Tommy Chew, Jimmy Haley, Delvin Bauer and Tommy Underwood.

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