Cedaredge circa 1953

Memory submitted by Lee & JoAnn Frost

When we attend that school,our rememberance was of our beloved old Cedaredge High School. Once a very long time ago in 1953 a young boy from up north started to Cedaredge High School. He had also attended grammar school at Cedaredge Grade School. He remembers some extracurricular activities happening like seeing Mrs. Vera Mills walking briskly down the hall early one morning with a Billy goat in hot pursuit . In English class one morning the students were in a turmoil when Mr. Voorhees entered the Class room leaving the door open, being upset with the disorder of the room when he arrived he walked back over to the door slamming it to get the attention of the class, when he slammed it an M80 taped to the door jam exploded getting the attention of the whole school!! He remembers having a lot of respect for his Football and Basketball Coach, Mr. Bob Eklund who definitely had a way of getting the attention of the team or of his Science classroom, there was no ruckus going on in his class or on his teams. He demanded your full attention ,and got it. Another teacher that must have had eyes in the back of his head and was in full control of his class was Mr. Hunsicker, who was in his 80’s when he was our teacher, he taught Math classes and Latin, everyone loved and respected him. Another time he remembers the school bell ringing during the night and the local Law enforcement checking diligently to find the cause, to no avail. They never saw the fish line attached to the bell and strung high above the high way to the bushes along Big Creek, (before the Creekside Bakery was built). He also remembers heading to class down the stairs at the south end of the hall and seeing this cute girl coming up the stairs with beautiful blue eyes, she looked directly at him and shyly smiled, she was the prettiest thing he’d ever seen and he immediately walked right into the wall at the bottom of the landing by the outside door. The girl was from Eckert and had attended Eckert Grade School and didn’t know the Cedaredge students. She remembers seeing him there and again in the parking lot south of the school when she was sitting in the bleachers watching a baseball game, he was driving his little green Ford car and he was spinning it around and around before coming to a stop; and the doors flew open and about 5 or 6 giggly girls jumped out, the girl thought, he’s wild and not for me. Some months later she saw him on the basketball court and she thought he had the sexiest legs she’d ever seen (she still thinks that). She remembers him writing notes and leaving them in her locker. She remembers thinking he was really cute and then getting permission to actually let him drive her home after a football game. They ate lunch together with friends at the local Chocolate Shop, lunch was always a hot dog and a cherry coke for .35 which was the price of school lunch, her mom gave her the choice of school lunch or lunch at the Chocolate Shop, but .35 was the amount she got regardless. She remembers the school dances in the gym, dressing up and wearing lot of can-cans and saddle shoes, and how much fun they all had and of the young boy being Prom King. He was president of FFA and attended parliamentary procedure meetings at other schools across the state. He was Football Captain his senior year and crowned the Homecoming Queen and kissed her! She remembers being Homecoming Queen attendant her Sophomore year and FFA Sweetheart her junior year, and being Harvest Festival Queen. Their love for each other grew during those years at Cedaredge High School and after her graduation in 1958 the young couple were married in August and are still happily married 62 years later. We have many memories of CHS -and many lasting friendships that we cherish. Thank you, Lee & JoAnn Frost
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