Who are these guys? What are they doing?
A group shot of a bunch of guys in front of Central High School holding basketballs. Big deal, I thought. I’ve shot a zillion group shots in my day. [As always, click on the image to make it larger. After that, you may click on the left or right side of the picture to move through the gallery.]
Where did the picture come from?
I had a darkroom at home where I did most of my work. Under the table was a plastic garbage can. When I was finished making whatever print I needed, I’d pitch the film into that garbage can. Everyone knew not to empty it and nothing but film was ever thrown into it.
About 10 or 15 years after I left Cape, I came home for a visit, rolled up all the film and stuffed it into two coffee cans without looking at any of it. It hasn’t been touched in 25 or 30 years.
I finally dug out the cans for this project and started unrolling film. Talk about unearthing a time capsule.
Now they’re standing in the street
Hey! What are they doing dribbling down Kingshighway?
She was a librarian, so she knows how to do research. She pulled out our old Girardots and started thumbing until she found Terry Hopkins, who was in the picture. She reminded me that we’re all Facebook friends, so I fired off a message to Terry asking if he could help.
Terry Hopkins came up with an explanation
That is easy…we were dribbling the balls to Houck Field House for spirit raiser…now the guys in the pictures….Danny Birk palming the ball on the far left…Keith Kelly number 11 for you…Terry Hopkins front and center( god knows why) Bill Bishop…Nice hat dude!
The second row…Mike Young, Student body president…Mike Stuart (brother of Mark Stuart), Rick Beck 53#… and Michael Melvin Friese…what a group… we were all good friends and all of us hung around together all thru high school.
Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
I think we did this because the year before the “guys” in the class before us dribbled all the way to Dexter for the regional B’ball tourney…
Did you guys get lost on the way to Jackson?
“And, you guys COULDN’T have been the basketball team. You might have attitude, but you’re seriously lacking altitude.”
Terry admits to being fuzzy
We were not the basketball team……
The game was at Jackson……I do remember going down Kingshighway…the rest is a little fuzzier… I do remember going down big hill on the way to Jackson….we ran a relay in cars with one of us dribbling the ball…other in the cars and I think we ended up at the Old Gym in Jackson.
”If you can remember ALL of the sixties…you were not there.”
Send some more of the pictures. maybe that will jog the memory…
I was happy to just remember all the guys…
Mike Friese’s 56 Ford with Bill Bishop hanging out
That is Mike Friese’s old 56 Ford…and Bishop is in the car…the second darker car looks like Mike Young’s 64 Chevy that was used to help keep people from hitting us!
If anyone else remembers this, leave a comment. I’m sure there’s someone out there who can fill in some of Terry’s gaps.