Oak Park Image Archive - 1969-70 Image Notes http://www.oakparkhistory.com/index.asp The latest 1969-70 image notes added to the Oak Park Image Archive en-us 4/14/2021 http://www.oakparkhistory.com/index.asp http://www.oakparkhistory.com/OPImageArchiveSmall.jpg Oak Park Image Archive 1969-1970: Guy on left is Steve Ramsey; d ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Football Guy on left is Steve Ramsey; died in 2005 following an emergency appendectomy while TV Station General Manager of WSMV-TV, Nashville. Earlier, Steve was News Director of WGN-TV, Chicago, where Bill Weir was an on-air employee. (Bill later became a week-end anchor on ABC-TV's Good Morning America, a co-anchor of ABC-TV's Nightline, then an anchor on CNN.) Steve also became Station Manager of KTLA-TV, Los Angeles and Vice President of News Operations for 18 of Tribune Broadcasting's 22 stations - a very successful broadcast management career! 1969-1970: This is me! ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-DrKahlerAttacks This is me! 1969-1970: 1st girl is Anne Brooks. Last ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-SophClassOfficers 1st girl is Anne Brooks. Last girl is Barb Baker 1969-1970: In 2017, Connie and I have bee ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-MockWedding In 2017, Connie and I have been Married 46 years. I'm the luckiest guy in the world. 1969-1970: Lynn Christenson ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-OP-Cheerleaders Lynn Christenson 1969-1970: Left to right Janet Hightower, ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Cheerleaders Left to right Janet Hightower, Gail Arenson, Susie Smith,Liz Nye, Revena (Beanie) Asby , Gail Seney 1969-1970: Les Weaver on the far right, J ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Misc Les Weaver on the far right, John Anderton, Glenn Stout, Jerry Short and Jamie Hash. 1969-1970: 1969 Homecoming Queen was Marg ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Misc 1969 Homecoming Queen was Margaret Jury, not sure who this is or what year. 1969-1970: Pretty sure that's Les Weaver ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Misc Pretty sure that's Les Weaver on the far right. Can't get the picture to enlarge enough to tell, but I think Jim Hash is in there, and Jerry Short (always wondered why Usnick didn't create the Short/Stout combo...would have been awesome!)... 1969-1970: No, I don't think Lynn was too ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-LynnBlair No, I don't think Lynn was too fond of Bell/Cambia! I remember all too well the...uh, tension between the Log and Cambia staffs. I'm sure the folks on the '70-71 Log staff with me remember the MOTHBALL incident, no? One of the great pictures of Lynn, ever. Became a teacher myself largely due to his influence, and for that I will always be grateful. I think of him often, and with great fondness... 1969-1970: Debators!! I see Tom Hankins a ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Misc Debators!! I see Tom Hankins and Glen Stout, don't know the rest. Those two were master debators! 1969-1970: ?, Steve Rhodes, Tom Hankins, ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-SophClassOfficers ?, Steve Rhodes, Tom Hankins, Randy Moore, Barb ?; Tom went on to be Stuco President, win State in Debate TWICE! Now he is a lawyer. Randy became a doctor and married his pretty, red-headed girlfriend. 1969-1970: Folded Flags of Honor To thi ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-VietnamWarMemorial Folded Flags of Honor To this place we brought the spirits of our fallen soldiers’ home to be with us. This memorial is “Oak Park’s Wall” - hallow ground. One by one, we have journeyed here alone and stand in silence - reflecting on the memories that summoned us. Our hearts are at a loss of what to say, and we fear that whatever words left here - may somehow cause pain or offense to others. But to acknowledge their sacrifices is to show honor to them and all the other men and women in uniform who served. Those taken from us are courageous individuals who gave the ultimate personal sacrifice to defend this nation, - but far too many others who gave of themselves returned home alone, - broken in both body and spirit. The war defined these veterans who still live in its painful shadows today. These remembered are our friends who walked beside us. I know about some, and met many just like them. The Vietnam War bitterly divided Americans and spurred overwhelming anti-war protesting across this nation. Against this prevailing attitude, military drill instructors continued to mold and refine young innocence into patriotism, forged boys into men, and tempered men into warriors. America’s men in uniform were ready to go anywhere. On the Vietnam battlefields they were never defeated in combat. The names inscribed upon these plaques shall forever bind us to that dark past, but they also illuminate the significance of our way of life, our values, and our belief that all people should have the right to live free. . . . There is an unspoken oath between brothers-in-arms, that you will defend each other to the end. These men honored here, stood and delivered when everything around them told them to leave. They found unparalleled courage in the face of battle, fighting until that last terrifying moment. To the soldiers on their left and right, they lived out that promise never to forsake one another. It is a selfless act of human devotion that surpasses all other types of sacrifice. It is a unique love for one another that few witness, and none can explain. Sgt. Wayne Cope, USAF 1971-1977 1969-1970: Spelled "OSBURN" not Osborn... ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-HomeEc Spelled "OSBURN" not Osborn... 1969-1970: This was a huge event. If Oak ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-MockWedding This was a huge event. If Oak Park fantasized about having a King and Queen, then this was a royal wedding. Seniors talked about it for weeks in the hallways, on the stairs, and at Jim G’s Drive-In. Those who hadn’t thought about marriage suddenly found themselves embracing the possibilities. And who among us couldn’t, - a rare chance to really walk your high school sweetheart to the altar. These extraordinary moments inspired and united us. Our hearts leaped with joy for them. I held another personal wonderful image of Rick and Connie a short time later. In my world, the distant drums of a war in Asia were calling, when by surprise, these two passed me in the parking lot at Maple Woods. There was no entourage, just two people who cared very much about each other walking slowly hand-in-hand to his Chevy. I doubt they even knew I was there. In the years that followed, I learned a solider doesn’t need much, a little valor, a St Christopher for luck, and a dream to come home to. Rick and Connie graciously provided that dream. 2/14/2012 1969-1970: American Field Service Student ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-AFS American Field Service Student Jose Gonzalez (left)from Madrid Spain, and our own Mike Howell (right). Grounded in engineering, Jose amazed many of his classmates with his natural mathematics abilities. 1969-1970: Exchange student Eva Perko (le ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-AFS Exchange student Eva Perko (left) from Switzerland and Oak Park’s Diana Jackson (right). One goal of the AFS program was to foster intercultural sensitivity making us all more appreciative of differences in our lives. 1969-1970: American Field Service student ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-AFS American Field Service student Per Wahlstrom from Sweden (left) and Oak Park’s Randy Miller (right). Both of these worked on the Cambia yearbook production. What I remember most about our conservations was the extreme contrast in how American and Swedish teenagers viewed dating, nightlife and a man’s responsibilities. His high school attitudes about life reflected that of someone older perhaps a junior in college. 1969-1970: This photo was taken in Oak Pa ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-AFS This photo was taken in Oak Park’s Art room, showing AFS student Adriana “Andy” Genta (left) from Uruguay and school sister Charlene Lassiter (right). I knew Adriana a bit better than the other AFS students from her participation in the school’s spring production of “Oklahoma”. All the foreign exchange students were warmly accepted but probably felt swamped with the endless questions about how they lived back home. Talking with her was a learning experience. Andy was enchanting to have around. Wherever she went, there was always a small group of Northmen there to support her. I recall she had a busy social calendar and a waiting list of individuals wanting her free time. 1969-1970: High spirited actresses Susie ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Misc High spirited actresses Susie Day (left) and Jamie Evans (right). Any time either of these took the stage, the audience was sure to see a fantastic performance. The applause of a standing ovation was common and brought “Down the House.” Some Oak Park thespians had their sights set on Hollywood, but these two were unmistakably Broadway bound where the Big Apple’s flashing marquee signs anticipated their arrival.