These are my friends in the Hamilton High class of 1952. Strange, but I should have been in that class, but for some reason, I skipped 1st grade and moved ahead one year. Many of those Hornets are acquaintances. Indeed, one young lady, Madeline Bencivengo, stole my heart as a teenager, but alas, like 20 or 25 other flames I had during those years when the hormones were raging, Tommy Glover crashed and burned. I will be bringing the music of the early 1950's to my fellow Hornets at their reunion in October. We'll be singing the songs of Eddie Fisher, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, and many other wonderful singers from an era when you could understand the music and dance to it without being gymnists ala those dance tv shows that are now in vogue. What the heck every happened to cheek to cheek dancing? By the way, the pretty girl top left in the graphic is Madeline Bencivengo next to her friend and my next door neighbor, Shirley Sneath. Madeline was the object of my affection for about a year....but alas, it turned out to be the 5th or 6th case of "unrequited love."
And now a word from our own Mike Kuzma, a true "Tornado:"