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High School Sweetheart

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Little did I know that at the same time my Boy Scout scoutmaster was teaching me how to tie a bowline, he was also raising four terrific kids. One of them was JEN. She was a year older than I, and therefore, pretty much out of my league. But at the end of my sophomore year in high school, I got her attention at the band-choir picnic, and gave her a ride on my motor scooter. It was the start of a wonderful high school romance.


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December 1:

One of the sweetest things in life is memories of your high school sweetheart. Even if it is only the “little red-haired girl” that you admired from afar but never had the nerve to approach, the memories are wonderful... and they seem to get better with age.

Did you ever wonder what happened to your high school sweetheart? Do you sometimes wonder if you made a good choice, or if you should never have let him/her go? Well, let's see....

Here is a rather ordinary-looking guy from the 1943 graduating class of Shaker Heights High School (the same school I went to). Do you s'pose the girls flocked to him?

Rumor had it that he dated Merle Abady, our high school history teacher, who graduated from and later taught at the same high school.

 
 






Well, if she'd have held on to him, today she would be Mrs. Paul Newman. Not a bad catch, huh?

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