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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Norm Passes Away!

When I was a Sophomore in high school, I sort of liked Norm Anderson, #83 and we dated some.  He was a very likeable, fun, and kind guy.  When Harry moved to town, it was soon over but I stayed good friends with Norm.

He passed away this month from lung cancer.  So many of my friends are gone. Sad.


This was the Jr. Prom was I was a Senior and Harry was away at college.  My date was actually Lee B. the dark haired boy on my right, but Norm "Andy" was standing behind me when Deloris (his date) took the picture and it looks like I am with him.  We surely didn't know what to do with our hair!!!


At the 2000 Dawson High School Reunion for the classes of 49, 50, and 51 Norm's wife was not there and of course, I was alone, so we spent a lot of time talking and catching up on the last 50 years. Norm was one of the "good guys".  I went around and had my picture taken with every guy in high school that I had ever dated, even once,  thus this picture.  Even at that time, two, Dean and Lee, had passed away and George was not there, but it was a fun thing to do.


I just remembered, one of them, Don B. laughed when I wanted to take his pix and said, "What, I never dated you, you were way out of my league."  So I took his picture alone, but I thought it was funny, true we did not date, but I never knew he thought that way except he was quite a drinker even though he was a super runner on the football field.  But I had this memory of sitting next to him at some place when I was home from college, guess there was just a group of us getting together at a night club, because I remember Harry coming in (we were broken up) and sitting at another table and Harry's chair broke and he landed on the floor and I so remember Don "Poot" looking at me and really laughing, his whole face crinkled up when he laughed.  Funny the memories we have...


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