Remmick-Hubert Memoirs: Eight Grade Woods School, Woodbridge, CA, USA
Last updated: 24 March 2002
"These became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will aways go forth every day."
The last line in Walt Whiman's: There Was A Child Went Forth
I don't have the photograph of our Eight Grade Class. Do You?
Thomas Slevin - My Eight Grade Teacher
Eight Grade Graduation, Wednesday, June 6, 1956, 8:15, Woods Elementary School, Woods Auditorium, Woodbridge, CA, USA
Processiona: "Creation Hymn"
Invocation by Rev Herman Bell
Welcome to Parents, Andy Gaudet, Student Coucil Presiden
"Halls of Ivy" sung by Graduates under the chorus director Mr. Amos Parker
Presentation of Class Gift by Daniel Brown recieving it was Mr. Marvin Morganti, Vice Principal
Student Speakers were:
"I Believe" sung my Woods School Chorus, director Mr. Amos Parker
Presentation of Speaker by James Areida, Dist. Superintendent and Principal, Woods School District
Graduation Adress by Louis W. Cencirulo, Principal of Special Schools, San Joaquin County
"Clouds" sung my Woods School Quintette: Gail Gibson and Ardat Mitchell
Introduction of Class by James Areida
Presentation of Dipolmas by Mr. Euvelle Enderlin, Clerk, Board of Trustees Woods School District
"The Lord Bless You and Keep You" sung by Woods School Chorus
Benediction by Rev. Herman Bell
Recessional:"Alma Mater" by Woods School Chorus
ADAMS, Bobbie Jane
BETTGER, Bettyann Lynn
BOEPPLE, Barbara Lee
BREITMEYER, Rosella Sylvia
BROWN, Daniel David
CHRISOPHERSON, Sharon Frances
CONNORS, Patrick E. , Jr.
CONWAY, patrick , Jr.
CRESCENZI, Martha Dolores
CRONN, Janet Lee
GOODMAN, Patricia Ann
GREENMYER, Robert Lee
HAUCK, LeeLand Ra;ymond
KAMMERER, Floyd Gary
KOROCH, Barbara Jean
MOORE, Mabel Maxine
NITSCHKE, Harry Gene
OWEN, Nancy Louise
REEVES, Michael John
REDMAN, Barbara Joan
SCHOCK, David William
SIFFERMAN, Larry Delain
SMATSKY Betty Jean
STEEL, Gearald B.
STELZER, Caudine Rae
WAGENMAN, Noreena Jean
WEBER, Kenneth H.
Class Colors: Blue and Gold
Class Flower: Carnation
Class Moto" "Here today, -where tomorrow?"
|The Administrative staff was:
Mr. James Areida, District Superintendent and Principal, Mr. Marvin Morganti, Vice Principal
Mr. Thomas Slevin, Eight Grade
Mr. George Janicula, Seventh and Eight Grade
Mrs. Dorothy Roach, Seventh Grade
Mr. Gene Boriack, Sixth Grade
Mrs. Hlda Wahl, Sixth Grad
Mrs. Norma Katazkian, Fifth Grad
Mr. Amos Parker and Mr. Marvin Morganti, Fifth Grade
Mrs. Mary Nepote, Fourth Grade
Mrs. Ethelyn Stevens, Fourth Grade
Mrs. June Fileds, Third Grade
Mrs. Margaret Jseeup, Third Grade
Mrs. Elizabeth Handel, Second Grade
Mrs. Norma Piazza, Secon Grade
Mrs. Henrietta Sigler, Second Grade
Mrs. Marian Putnam, First Grade
Mrs. Patricia Wilson, First Grade
Mrs. Metty Wallace, Kindergarten
Miss Janet Duncan, Kindergareten
Mrs. Amos Parker, Instrumental Music
| "The strata of colour'd
clouds, the long bar of maroon-tint away solitary by itself, the
spread of purity it lies motionless in,
The horizon's edge, the flying .... crow, the fragrance of ..marsh and shore mud,
These became part of that child who went forth every day...."
Walt Whitman 's There Was A Child Went Forth:continued in part....
CHANGES - "A Tomboy to A Girl"
|We, Rosella Breitmeyer and I, use to take a paddle board
and drift back into the marsh near Lodi Lake when it became too boring
to just sit on the sandy beach to sun bathe to get Rosie's great summer
tan. I burned too easily so I was always looking for shade. There
was this great river oak-willow back in the marsh that was my perfect
There were times the temperature rose to 102 degrees or higher in our San Joaquin valley. Around us was a world of nature"s beauty. The fish who had created fish-runs that were like age lines on the face of this marsh connected to the Mokelumne River. The deer, bobcat and birds left foot prints along the banks... there were always a great number of birds.... I always liked the shinny red-winged blackbird that clung to the reeds and called out, "Okalee"....
The area had once been part of the important Indian community of the Mikelacks....
Often times I would clear my mind of everything and watch the various clouds that drifted over our valley.
Pre-teenage girls growing up in the mid 50s didn't talk about birds or Indians. We talked about boys, boys and..... boys.
Rosie was a beautiful gal with very blonde hair, blue eyes, her body was filling out in all the right places and her tan added to her good looks that caused boys to swarm around her. She was like Doris Day who always got the most handsome boy, Rock Hudson.
I never was jealous of Rosie's good fortune, because I wasn't ready for dating, in fact, I still found greater pleasure in throwing a baseball harder and hitting a baseball farther.... However, my competition, the "boys of summer" had stopped being my rivals... They were, suddenly, denying me entry into their "boys' world". Changes were happening and I was irritated and confused by what was happeningto the girls and the boys.
Only once was I invited to a girl-boy birthday party in my pre-teen years and I felt like the "odd duck" in the group. I experiences the first game of "spin the bottle" and I felt embarased. When my mother asked if I had a good time, I wasn't sure I had.....
It was just before our eight grade graduation that Rosie and I decided it was time to sheer our "childish" long golden locks at the beauty shop and have our hair cut into the newest fade known as a Duck's Tail [DA] which was the latest fashion for "older women" [college].
Judy Remmick and Rosella Britmeyer - 6 June 1956
Eight Grade Graduation, Woods Elementary School, Woodbridge, California
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