class of 1967 was the first class of freshmen to be kept back
at the Jr. High. The Base Jr. High opened that fall, it was a
bitter disappointment that we couldn't go to high school and we
were separated from our friends, yet we were top dog for a second
year. And even though many of us had our driver's license
we couldn't drive to school. We hung out at Little Harry's.
The year was 1963/64. It was a year where the Jr. High administration,
frightened by the Beatles invasion, proclaimed that any boy who
let his hair grow long would be sent home. The Beatles had
the # 1 and # 2 songs, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves
You”. Of course the girls were required to wear skirts or dresses
and we could be sent home for wearing them too short or too long.
It was also the year of President John Kennedy's assassination.
The town kids were in the cafeteria eating lunch when the science
teacher Mr. McNatt made us all quiet down and told us the news.
We were sent home amid the emergency siren's drone. At the
Base Jr. High the students heard about the assassination from
the principal, Mr. Miller.
1964/65 took us to the High School,
built in 1955; it was state of the art for that time. 1964
brought the Beach Boys to the Base for a concert. And although
the Vietnam War protest was in high swing, we were oblivious that
anything was happening. Drugs? Not in Mountain Home!
We listened to KFLI and The Rolling Stones, "Satisfaction" was
number 1. Doctor Zhivago and The Sound of Music were the
big movies of 1965. We went to the Sugar Shack to dance. Lunch
at the Hunger Hut was 25 cents for fries and a soda.
65/66 brought "The Ballad of the Green Beret" and
Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walking". On the
TV were Bonanza, Batman and The Andy Griffith Show. We cruised
from the Red Steer to Marv's Drive-In around and around.
66/67 The Doors "Light My Fire" was big.
There were a lot of great movies in 1967, Bonnie and Clyde , Cool
Hand Luke, The Dirty Dozen, and The Graduate. 1967
brought us to Graduation. Our class motto was: In Youth
We Learn; In Age We Understand. Our class Flower was the Pink
Carnation, and our class colors were Pink, Silver and White. Wasn't
it great that we got out of school two weeks earlier
than the rest of the school?
This site is dedicated to the memory of the following classmates:
Mary Langston (Fechner)-2000
Darlene Gasior (Weyand)-2005
Brenda Kessell (Ferrell)- 2007
Connie Stom (McCrain)- 2008
Bill Day - 2008
Loree Hoagland (McCain)- 2009
Rosanna Willson (Hylton) - 2009
David Clark - 2010
Lana Simpson (Terry)- 2012
to all who contributed their memories. To add information contact:
Susan Franceski by e-mail atSusanfranceski