Category Archives: New Trier High School

Ave Atque Vale

(Photo courtesy of Bruce Robbins a.k.a. Ribs) You may know some of these guys, Dear Readers.  They were Glencoe’s Active Screw Softball Team champs in 1966. (As I recall, the team motto was “There’s no screw like an active screw.”  … Continue reading

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Reunited (And it feels so good)

That’s my I.D. badge, Dear Readers, proudly bearing my class picture.  (Wince.) The year was 1967, and although I was having a clearly a bad hair day, my four years at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois were the … Continue reading

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Posted in New Trier Class of '67 Reunion, New Trier High School, Nostalgia, pop culture, Winnetka | 14 Comments

Sunshine State of Mind

Once upon a time I used to like Florida.  Miami Beach, Palm Beach, South Beach, Long Boat Key, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton.  Sunned there and loved that. I even had in-laws who lived in St. Petersburg. … Continue reading

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Posted in Florida, New Trier High School, pop culture, Travel | 6 Comments

Teacher’s Pet

Author’s Note: Although the teachers referred to herein were my high schools teachers, I ask you, Dear Readers, to now remember your favorite teacher, coach or mentor. Someone who really changed the course of your life in a positive way.  This … Continue reading

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Posted in Education, New Trier High School, Teachers, Tributes, Winnetka | 12 Comments

Scents and Sensability

Do you remember owning a bottle of this?  Or giving one to your mother perhaps? And hey, boys.  Do you remember buying these?                         Do the names “Jade East” … Continue reading

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Posted in New Trier High School, Nostalgia, Perfume, pop culture | 24 Comments

Shall We Dance?

Late Breaking Headline: Congrats to the Cubs!  Onward! Do you remember when and how you learned to dance?  Even though I have hazy recollections of teaching myself to jitterbug copying the kids on American Bandstand,***my formal training began at Avoca … Continue reading

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Posted in Avoca School, New Trier High School, pop culture, Television, The 60's, Winnetka | 24 Comments

Happy New Year!

This post is dedicated to Ellen Kander and Judy Lynch.  Almost sixty years ago, we were little girls who excitedly waited for the school bus on many a first day of school. Maybe it’s the inveterate student in me, but … Continue reading

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Posted in Avoca School, Memoir, New Trier High School, Nostalgia, pop culture | 18 Comments

The Driver’s Seat

Letter From Elba Annual Announcement: Yep, Dear Readers, it’s that time of year again. I’m heading up to the North Woods for some R&R.  I’ll be back in your email boxes on Sunday, August 23. But for now, relax and … Continue reading

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Posted in New Trier High School, pop culture, Teachers, Tributes, Winnetka | 18 Comments

Class Reunion

These are class photos from Echoes 1965.  My New Trier High School year book. (That’s me with the corsage- second row, third from the left. No idea why I’m wearing it.  Maybe this picture was taken on my birthday?) I … Continue reading

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Posted in Dating, Memoir, New Trier High School, pop culture, Restaurants, The 60's | 8 Comments

“It’s Here”

When I was a teenager on Chicago’s North Shore, dating usually meant going to tried and true venues. Like Friday and Saturday nights at the Teatro Del Lago movie theater in Wilmette. Or the Edens theater in Northbrook. Maybe once … Continue reading

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Posted in Chicago, Dating, Music, New Trier High School, Nostalgia, pop culture, The 60's | 17 Comments