The readers of this website know I write historical fiction. Continuing with that tradition, here is some personal history from over a half century ago. Truly, “once upon a time.”
We were the senior class officers for Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, in 1956. Bill Caudle shared this photo with me as part of his Christmas greetings. He and I recently reestablished communication, but I have lost track of Shirley Maness and James Watts.
How does one know this is historical? First, it’s a black and white photo. Second, we are not wearing masks. Third the hairstyles and clothing provide a great clue.
I grew up in Hobbs and attended all twelve grades in our great public school system. I’m happy to brag that the class of 1956 graduated well-educated students sixty–five years ago.
My wife, Barbara, and I have survived this terrible Corona virus pandemic successfully and look forward to a better year in 2022 for everyone. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!