What are YOUR favorite memories of the old school?  Lakewood Park?  The canals?  The streets and alleys and shops and, well, all the stuff that made up the St. Martin Community.

Send us your remembrances (200 words or less with a few exceptions) and we’ll slip them in this Pocket of Memories. 



·       We were….

·       It was 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night and…

·       It all started on Harbor Island…

 And here’s a real submission:


Submitted by Nancy MacLean Long, on behalf of her mother,  a   Class of 1935 alumna:

Last Will and Testament

Class of 1935






Last will of the Class of ’35 these unique bequests are made. 

To Father Henigan we leave the memory of our smiling faces when report cards were read.  The cup that our football team won we leave to Father Healy.

To the faculty we leave the memory of our willingness to study.

To our beloved Alma Mater we leave our class picture, trusting that it will be hung in a suitable place for the inspiration of lower classmen.  To the Junior Class as a whole we leave our loved room, new seats, notes and good example.

The following are individual bequests:

Geraldine Weiss wills to Eleanor Zimmer her note throwing ability, never once used but handy in case of emergency.  Thomas Phillips gladly lays down the burden of the president in favor of Emmett Reidel, Trusting that Emmett will be able to steer the Class of 1936 completely out of the depression of the required credits.

Colletta Love bestows her habit of silence, attained by persistent talking to Lorraine Stehlin.  Josephine Hoban inherits the front seat, third row, from Betty Schorn, Not such a bad place, Josephine.

Alfred Lynch gives his new secrete of typing without errors to James Hodde and Joseph LaRiviere.  He selected these two as his heirs for he wishes this secret to be kept secret.  Patricia Caren leaves her ability to compose poems in emergency to Winifred McKernan.

Robert Ivon leaves his formula for making goulash from Hydrochloric Acid to Jack Koerber and Emil Klee.  Stella Hayest wills to Margaret McKernan her ability to smile at all times even when report cards surpass her expectations.

Kathleen Staub bequests her scholastic joy and extra credits to her cousin Phyllis Staub.  Rita Byrne hands over to Elsie Ann Clark her supply of big words, unused however.

Stanley White wills his well loved books, plus notes somewhat unreliable to Dominic DePonio.  Use them Dominic with quotation marks as they are the result of hard work on the part of the giver.  Ralph Thorn bequeaths his ability to ask questions about nothing to Fredrick Steiner with his injunction—Don’t try it twice.

Ruth Dunn reluctantly hands over to Marie Fitch her acting ability, used more in school than on the stage.  George LaCharite leaves his ability of passing everything from papers to mite boxes to Clarence.  It may get you to a baseball game someday.  Ask George about it. 

Alice Ryan receives from the two Virginia’s—Dierickx and Miller, their sunny dispositions and remaining supply of midnight oil.  Frank Jennings bestows his love for sports to Fredrick McLeod and Austin Hartman.

William Crotty leaves his unhurried and distinguishable stride to Joseph Boyd.  It is famed for bringing you time on any day you wish.  Catherine Dengel wills her responsible position as bell ringer to Margaret Miller, with this warning, never take the key home or put it in the wrong pocket.

Mary Sasser leaves her position of organ player to any Junior with the needed patients for handling said instrument.  Betty Hobbs to Joan leaves her cleverness for losing her report card and having it returned by mail to St Martin’s.  Ask Betty for the story, Joan.

With tears and fears Stanley LaVoy wills his ability to study and recite chemistry in a certain part of Room 202 to Thomas Sheridan.  Joseph Klein leaves to Jack McClory his love of skipping school and his embarrassment on being caught in the act by an interested party.  Call at his office for details.

Faye Clancy leaves to Virginia Russeman her ability to whisper across the room without Sister hearing.  Russell Schulte wills his hall passes, usable at all times, to Robert Cless and Edward Singer.  He used them well—do you likewise.

Betty LaPaige is requested to collect all unfinished typing   drills of our two Bettys—Maxwell and Clemens.  Edward Dillon and William McDonald are to uphold the Senior Tradition of producing an artist.  Leo Wollenweber hands over to them his ability in this field.  Paint, brushes, scissors, paper, etc. may be found in Lee’s unoccupied desk.

George Hummel wills to Patrick Bogan and Marvin Bourget his inspiring whistle.  Use it as George did.  It will acquaint Sister of your early arrival each morning.  To William Gendron and Lawrence Beaudette, Uriel MacLean leaves his natural ability to study in Study Hall,

Aileen Stang becomes the possessor of Rosemary Defever’s unused shorthand book and typing pad.  Also two stub pencils now reposing in desk 2 row 3.  Margaret Schrieber, together with Henrietta Cordesman, leaves the unfinished opening and closing window contest to Mary Louis Lutz and to any other Junior fortunate enough to sit near her.  They had hoped to compete next year but graduation forced them to forgo this pleasure.

Finally, Gertrude Goyette and Valerie Graef leave to Romain Kastler their stature and grace.

Notify all heirs of their acquired possessions.

 Waiting acceptance.


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