High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Page 45 text:
CLASS PROPHECY CON T'D
Duffy LaDuke and Jerry Qumlan arrlved at the reun1on just 1n t1me for the annual poker
game After II was f1n1shed Ftngers LaDuke who had lost money pa1d off the others w1th
counterfelt b1l1s that Jerry Qumlan ran off on h1s pr1nt1ng press
Elmer Moore SUbd1V1ded h1s farm and made a mllhon dollars He IS qu1te a play boy now
and from all we gathered he had Just bought a lot of stock 1n General Motors
Barbara Swanson plays the trombone ln the Salvat1on Army band and was escorted to the
reumon by them They played a few numbers and then left Barbara and ,Txm Horne got together
and w1th thelr playmg and Elame s slngmg we had quxte a b1t of mus1c
Do you remember the class sponsor Mr Perono'7 He bought out Bentley l-hgh School and
turned ll 1nto a brewery where he processes hxs own brew He gave Mr Mlkuhch the gym and
that lS where you can flnd htm every day just POl1Shll'lg the floor and playmg basketball
We took count of the people at the reun1on and dlscovered that we st1ll were m1ss1ng two
members Carol Coates and Grace M1tchell
Grace arrlved a few mmutes later She drove a large seml truck loaded w1th cages of
kangaroos and wallables She couldn t bear to leave them IH Australla for a week so she packed
Betty Meeks sat In a corner laughlng w1th the butler Th1s butler was puzz11ng everyone
at the reunion for no one actually knew who he was Betty fmally broke down and let us all 1n
on the news The butler was none other than Carol Coates She sa1d she took the job of butthn
for Bob because she d1dn t l1ke worktng for B111 Katona at the Undertakers shop
Well Adele w1th everyone accounted for I w1ll close my letter to you As for myself
I spend my t1me clean1ng the vats at Mr Perono s brewery J1m told me we couldn t be marrled
unt1l I made enough money and I m st1ll workmg
Well take care of those horses Brlttames your husband and yourself and drop me a hne
or two when you get the chance Better sull when you get a chance take the next boat from
Galapolos Island and spend a couple of weeks at my home
them, crates and all, and shipped them to Lansing, Michigan. She ended up by giving them to us
215 V ' .
i : l
Page 44 text:
CLASS PROPHECY CONT'D
and she brought the cred1t books wtth her because there have been no entrles s1nce she became
manager She says that the state audltors w1ll be at the store some tlme 1n the near future and
she thought tt rrught be H106 mf she would brmg the books up to date for once
Ed B1rdwell and Wanda Tarno were marrted shortly after school was out They have a
l1tt1e m1ss1on down by Flmt R1ver Wanda says that they have frequent v1s1ts from some of our
classmates and that she keeps pretty well up to date on what they have been domg
I know even m thls length of ttme you couldn t have forgotten J ack Pope He was the ladtes
man of the class Jack IS a conftrmed bachelor and has a bustness all h1s own manufacturmg
ladles hngerte whtch he sells to btg department stores Inhxs travels Jack met D1ck Smlth
whom you remember was marrled before we graduated He has twelve ktds and claxms that he
has to work all three shtfts at the A C in order to feed and clothe them He st1l1 clatrns that
someday he IS gotng to get a Cadtllac
Anna Stebb1ns Betty Meeks and Charles V1ers I found out 1n the kttchen eanng as usual
Amta Stebbms told me she plays Beulah on rad1o and telev1s1on She says she 1S work1ng on the
1dea of marrymg Btll 1n real l1fe and that tt s work1ng out just fxne
Betty Meeks was on the other hand cookmg up somethmg as usual w1th that farnlhar
lookmg butler I d1dn t know what tt was but knowtng Betty anyone w1l1 be able to guess Betty
plays the serles of L1fe Wtth Eltzabeth and My L1tt1e Margte on telev1s1on The parts sult her
very well don t you dunk?
Charles Vters ts a referee for m1dget wrestlers He doesn t look the same anymore and
I m qu1te sure you wouldn t recogn1ze h1m on the street He usually ends up 1n the wresthng
I m sure Adele that you w1ll remember Leo McClure He s the one that used to sleep
most of the trme tn class Leo IS now a professor at the UHIVCFSIIY of Cahforma where he teaches
How To Avold lnsomnta He s been qulte successful except that I found h1m 1n a corner tn the
ltbrary fast asleep
And of course you remember Raymond Pugtrure He was the one who never sa1d anythtng
to the gtrls Well the poor guy was arrested for btgamy 1n up state New York but IS out of
gall on ba1l posted by Robert Mumford so that he mlght attend the reuruon
Pat Hoffman has ended up 1n an Old Malds Boardmg House She sa1d somethmg about be
longmg to the OMA whtch turned out to be the Old Matds Anonymous Club lm not sure butI
thtnk rt lS ln some way connected w1th the AAA A1COhOl1CS Anonymous Club of Amer1ca
You should have seen Charles Blackhurst He was dressed ln ta1ls and had a large stove
p1pe hat on top of hlS head He carr1ed several ctgars tn hts pocket and was smoklng one of
them, Charles ts the mayor of Fhnt He ran on the Do It Tlcket Do lt when you feel hke II
and when the c1ty has enough money
Lee Anderson drtves a covered wagon from town to town sellxng some k1nd of snake o1l
for Hamady Brothers He was ln Lansmg at the t1me of the reumon so he stayed over a week
The only catch was that we all had to buy a bottle of snake o11 and I m sttll wondermg what I m
golng to do wtth the stuff when II s only good for takxng away chewing tobacco odors
Duncan Nell arnved at the reun1on rather late but sa1d hefhad a pauent that couldn t watt
The pattent turned out to be Carol Sm1th Duncan Ne1l IS a psychlatrlst and has been treatlng
Carol for some txme It seems Carol runs an alrport l1mous1ne servlce at Seeley s old atrport
There 1su t an atrport there any more but Carol hkes to thmk so.
. . . , . ,
. . , . . .
, . , . . . . .
match himself in worse condition that the contestants.
I ' I
I I l
It 1 n. " ' . . I .
. . , . . . -
. . . , .
' . . .
. . , . . , .
. . , , . .
. .... , .
Page 46 text:
We the Class of 1954 tn 41 1nd1v1dual and dxstmct parts belng about to pass out of th1s
sphere of educatton m full possessxon of a crammed rmnd well tramed memory and almost
superhuman understandtng do make and publtsh thxs our last w1l1 and testament hereby revokmg
and maklng vo1d all former w1lls or promrses by us at any t1me heretofore made or mayhap
carelessly spoken one to the other as the thoughtless w1sh of an xdle hour
Carol Coates w1sh to leave my pleastng personahty and flash1ng smxle to Carol Lawrence T
Sandra Wells I leave my short stature
D1ck Sm1th w1sh to leave my catty clothes to B111 Sweet May he have as good luck tn gettmg
a w1fe as I have
Alva Ives w1sh to leave my g1ft of gab to Shlrley Barnett May she never be out talked
Lee Anderson w1sh to leave my everlasttng Job at Hamady Brothers to Duane Love
Tom Hock1n w1sh to leave my fouls tn basketball to Nelson Wooley May he never beso
Wanda Tarno w1sh to leave my basketball umform to Florence McClure
Carol Sm1th w1sh to leave my short hatr style to Harnet Yott
Grace Mttchell w1sh to leave my marks tn bookkeepmg to Audrey Moffatt
Larry Avery w1sh to leave my great strength to Larry Atherton
Edd1e B1rdwell w1sh to leave my posmon as study hall teacher to Ray Hamllton
Chuck Blackhurst w1sh to leave all my Jokes to Chuck Monroe
Rodney Draper w1sh to leave my posmon on the candy counter to Ray Krssenger May he never
eat too much profrt
Gene Fallts w1sh to leave my athlet1c ab1l1ty to Wayne Fa1rch1ld
Nancy Dechmann w1sh to leave all my romances to Bonme Fmch
Marlene LeCla1re w1sh to leave my Navy unlform to Rtta Horne
J1l'l'l Horne w1sh to leave my physlque to D1ck Martm
Antta Stebbtns w1sh to leave my g1ggles to Mtldred Roat and Carolyn Beam
Adele Wesson w1sh to leave my baton to Carla Modme
l Raymond Pugmtre w1sh to leave my qutet ways to B111 Aldred
We the semor class w1sh to leave to Mr Mxkuhch a can of Glo Coat May the gym floor always
I' ' . . . . . D O
L . . , . ., ,, . ' . .
L , . . . . - .
1. , . . . .
I, . n . . .
l, , ' ' .
I' . ' . . . .
l, J ack Pope, wish to leave my little black book to Jim Birdwell.
L . , . . . '
I, , ' .
I. . . , . . . . .
I, , ' ' .
I, ' . . . . .
I' . , . . . . . . 0
L , . . . .
I' . I . . . '
I' . ' . . . . .
I' . . ' . . . i
I, , ' ' .
Suggestions in the Bentley High School - Echo Yearbook (Burton, MI) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.