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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture?   Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? EmptyTue Jul 21, 2009 12:21 pm

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Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? Burkeme2Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? NickSteveIt's All-American Soap Box Derby time again in Akron so the downtown streets are crowded with kids and parents from all over the nation and a few foreign countries. Except for the paint jobs the cars look pretty much alike today because they are put together from kits costing hundreds of dollars and parents are allowed to help. Even girls get to compete, for crying out loud.
It was a different world back in 1938 when four seventh graders from old Kent School took part in the Akron city race. Left to right they were Lionel Burke, me, Nick Zissimopoulus and Steve Subichin. We could only spend $10 on a car, including wheels that cost six bucks. We built them from scratch and no one was supposed to help. The results were not pretty.
For the entire month of May and the first week of June the four of us were allowed to skip school all morning and walk the streets of East Akron looking for scrap lumber and metal for our cars. We also tried to get businessmen to cough up ten bucks to sponsor a car and have the company name on the side. We didn't have any luck and maybe it was because we'd walk in the door and say, "Yuh don't wanna sponsor no Soap Box Derby car, do yuh?" They didn't.
All that time Subichin talked about the beautiful blue car he'd have on race day. He came up with the money for a can of blue paint, then spilled it on his basement floor. On race day he drove a gray car.
Burke had to build his car on the front porch. When it was finished, kids from his neighborhood kept trying to steal it to run on the street. He and his older brother took turns standing guard to fight them off.
All three of those guys lost in the first round but I won a heat. We were all winners in that we got to miss half a day of school for more than a month. Not that much was demanded of us at school, but being on the streets was more fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture?   Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? EmptyThu Jul 23, 2009 8:03 am

I'm insulted. I got all dressed up for my 7th Grade picture and now no one will admire it.
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Well it would just go to your head if I were to say that you are the best looking boy of the bunch. So I won't. Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture?   Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? EmptyThu Jul 23, 2009 9:40 am

Halloo.
I m sitting in the sailing club of Parnu with a cold beer before me, the
sun bit and the air hot like in tropic, I see you photo here and you very
much look like an English boy, is it the Anglo-Saxon that make you look. Good
anyway.
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Carol Troestler
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Very nice picture, Dick.

Carol
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PostSubject: Re: Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture?   Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? EmptyThu Jul 23, 2009 10:05 am

Over a year ago I tried to teach you to smile. I thought it might keep you from scaring children, but alas, you ignored my advice.

Now I understand why.

Even in childhood, it appears even trying to lift those lips was painful, so that’s probably why you never tried again. But take heart, Dick, and think of it as exercise that’ll do your face good. Lift those lips! Come on, get those corners up. You can do it, I know you can! A-one and a-two, lift!

Smile

A word of caution, tho. Practice when no one's home, especially your wife, or she might take one look and call the men in white coats to take you away.
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She already did.

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This picture was taken when I was almost done with seventh grade. I'm 13 years 8 months old in this picture.

Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? Ss857510
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture?   Why won't you look at my 7th Grade picture? EmptyThu Jul 23, 2009 3:32 pm

All our hairdos were the real thing, Marie, but Steve did take a lot of lumps.

Gordon, that just may be the ugliest picture I've ever seen.

Brenda, you must need new glasses. Can't you see that I was smiling? All of us were smiling East Akron smiles.

Harry, I'm half Irish, half German, if that helps.
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Dick Stodghill wrote:
I'm insulted. I got all dressed up for my 7th Grade picture and now no one will admire it.
I'm insulted. You responded to everyone except me.

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But you are always in my thoughts, Shelagh. Feel better?
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Laughing Laughing Laughing

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