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 5/28/2017 http://www.oakparkhistory.com/index.asp http://www.oakparkhistory.com/OPImageArchiveSmall.jpg Oak Park Image Archive 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. 1969-1970: If a Cambia cover is all you s ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-YearbookCover If a Cambia cover is all you see, you may have missed a three year long thrill ride on the F-A-S-T-E-S-T rollercoaster in town. The classes of ’68 and ’69 said “Follow Us” and the classes of ’71 and ’72 said “Look out we’re coming through”, but our class was destined to close out the turbulent ’60s and usher in a decade of enlightenment. We’ve been on a forty-two year long adventure around the globe challenging the machines of industry, medicine, and government to make human life on earth better for everyone. Most of us are still out there. Some of us chose to keep the home fires burning, an endless task for which you deserve the highest honors. We’ve gotten married, divorced, raised children and have grandchildren who will go places and do things that we once dreamed impossible. The class of 1970 represents some of the very best graduates that walked the halls of Oak Park. 1/28/2012 1969-1970: This 1968 Cambia was probably ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-LynnBlair This 1968 Cambia was probably not Mr. Blair’s favorite book as described in the 1970 Cambia. His passion for making Oak Park’s “Log” newspaper excellent was shared by former and current students. Mr. Blair issued serious assignments and set required deadlines. Like many of the other teachers at Oak Park, he challenged us to be part of a larger team while building in each of us a solid foundation of social values and personal responsibility. Outside of classes, he encouraged us to lay claim to our dreams and make them into realities. I was very fortunate to have had him for an instructor and carried many of his lessons into my career. On Cambia signing day, one Log staffer jokingly added a spiked mustache to his photo emphasizing his “Frito Bandito” larger-than-life character we knew and treasured. The Frito Lay Company was forced to abandon the cartoon mascot in 1971. 1/28/2012 1969-1970: This photo was taken at Line C ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Cambia This photo was taken at Line Creek. From Left to Right (top row) Mike Haer, Debbie Guthrie, LaRu Klang, Geoffrey Rollert, Carolyn Hays, Jerry Short, Susan Whitlow, Joann Westfall, Brooks Kenagy and instructor Mr. Kenneth Bell. In the front (bottom row) are Linda Ewing, Per Wahlstrom (AFS Sweden), Nancy Hull, Paulette Schultz, Sarah Kent, Peggy Prucha, and Randy Miller. The Cambia staff was divided into teams that spent countless hours cataloging and organizing everyone’s school photograph and brought the overwhelming number of events that shaped our last year at Oak Park into an extraordinary Blue-on-Blue yearbook. 1969-1970: Oak Park’s Bannerettes display ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Bannerettes Oak Park’s Bannerettes display the colors for the Suburban-Eight conference schools. Pictured left to right are; Debbie Sells, Mindy Milstead, Jill Sampson, Linda Scott, Lynn Duncan, Nancy Crane, Sharon Mark, Gayle West, Pam Rhed, Juanita Hornaday, Linda Sanders, Paulette, Schultz, Linda Jenkins, Diane Nordyke and Reena Campbell. Not shown are Ellen McCarrick and Eileen McCarrick. The precision marching routines of the Bannerettes promoted the school’s values of Leadership, Scholarship and Citizenship. 12/31/11 1969-1970: The log staff: On the roof lef ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-Log The log staff: On the roof left to right: Bob Smith, Joe Barnes, Rick Knoch and Jack Beers. On the left standing are Bill Murray, Elaine Jordan, Mark Dudley, Sharon Stephens, and instructor Mr. Lynn Blair. On the right side standing are Anita Parvin, Teri Wilson, Peggy Westbay and Debbie Grantham. Seated in front are Candy Hargrove, Wayne Cope and Richard Reed. The Oak Park Log received its very first A+ rating in 1970. Not shown are Kathy Williams, Vicki McDonald, Joe Jahrling, and Charles Cottrell. 1969-1970: Our school spirit challenged u ... http://www.oakparkhistory.com/images.asp?Category=1969-1970-KeyClub Our school spirit challenged us to do things better and reach just a little bit further. This timeless photo is of Melody Martin, Oak Park’s the very first Key Club elected Sweetheart. Key club was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club to serve refreshment (popcorn) at football and basketball functions. I knew Melody from Junior High School and her years of work in the theater. She worked with me in the Theater-In-The-Round setting up stage lighting and marking up the technical scripts. During dress rehearsals and productions she never missed a cue while studying over a tiny hand held flashlight.