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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

Please comment on the articles when you see I have left out a bit of history, forgotten a name or when your memory of a circumstance conflicts with mine. (My mother says her stories have improved now that more and more of the folks who could contradict her have died off.) Your information helps to make this a wonderful archive and may end up in book form.


A Pie Sale?

Girardot picture saleThe negative sleeve said “Pie sale, but I couldn’t imagine a pie sale generating this big a crowd.

Well, it turned out to be either a piece of bad handwriting on my part (or a piece of bad reading). It actually said “pic sale,” as in “picture sale.” The Girardot yearbook staff was selling leftover photos after the final deadline was met, setting off a mad scramble.

My internal facial recognition software in woefully inadequate. Wife Lila and her yearbooks help put some names to faces – Jane Coile and Joe Snell, for two. The girl in the middle who is looking at the camera is driving me crazy. I know her face, but I can’t think of her name to save myself.

Please excuse the dust spots

Girardot picture saleThe film was in pretty bad shape, so I gave up after getting most of the spots off faces. (Sorry for missing a spot on your nose, Margaret.)

There’s an interesting mix of students here. I think Rick Meinz, Class of ’64 is on the left, Joe Snell, Class of 65 has his back to the camera, and Margaret Randol and Bill East, Class of ’66 are on the right.

Photographic feeding frenzy

Girardot picture saleI can’t believe how many people showed up to look through the photos. Names I am willing to guess on include Diane Meystedt, Jane Coile, Bob Swaim and Susan Welker. You’re going to have to fill in the rest.

You can make the photos larger by clicking on them.

12 comments to A Pie Sale?

  • Brenda Bone Lapp

    Terry (Rose) Crowell in lower front center with glasses

  • Terry Hopkins

    Yeap! that is Bill East pocket protector and all! Roseanne Hecht in the fist picture…Joe Snell is looking at her…dress. Far right side of picture 1#.
    I must have not liked pie…I am not in any of the thousands of people in these shots.

  • Diann Denton Daume

    I’m to the left of the girl in 1st pic (pie) but have my back to the photographer and in the 3rd photo: to the right of Diane M. Gotta get out the ol’ yearbook to help my brain on the others.

  • Alice (Welker) Riehn '65

    The first pic looks like Sue Smith ’64 in center looking into camera. Lynette Lewis ’64 in upper right corner.The last picture….Alice Lynn ’65 in right bottom corner…center in front of Terry is Raylene Parks ’64.

  • Delores Langston Dietrich

    First pic: back row is Donna Pinkerton looking towards Margaret _________? (class of ’64)

  • Diann Denton Daume

    This has been fun —
    I found myself in all 3!!!!

  • Diann Denton Daume

    Guess I really never grew up ’cause daughter and sister-in-law recognized me right away—-from my BACK even.

  • Heather East-Tenney

    Ken, thanks for sharing these. I love seeing more glimpses into Dad’s youth.

  • That girl driving you crazy is Sherry Seabaugh for sure.

  • Oh wait, Sherry is not looking into the camera. I don’t know who that girl is.

  • Jane Neumeyer

    Who is the girl with her back to the camera in the blouse with dots. Someone must remember that great blonde hair that we all would have liked to have had!

  • LaVona Robinson

    Ken,
    I’m catching up on your blog and just was so pleased to see my cousin’s picture. She’s “the girl in the middle.” She was Susan Smith or Sue Smith, as she preferred. She graduated from Mizzou and worked in journalism until she retired several years ago from the paper in Rochester, NY. Sadly, she has since passed away from complications of diabetes.
    Thanks.

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