The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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January 31, 2014

High school correspondence: '68 and '88

(Continued)

Gus Jakubsen spoke of the fire, and Larry Mercer couldn’t decide whether to write about positive or negative things, but said, “I’m just an average guy.” Michelle Townsend mused, “I hope to get an answer from you and you can contact me through my father, John. Also, we have a staggering number of juvenile delinquents and a mixed-up world what with the War and bombing.”

Kathy Hollister said, “You don’t know me, but after you read my letter, I hope that we can be friends.” “It’s so small here in Clinton with only 36,000 people,” said Maryellen Crowley; and John Vogel must have just come from Social Studies class, because he mentioned nuclear war, communists and Sputnik. “The country which reaches the moon will rule the world, but ours is the safest country in a dangerous world.”

The class of 1988 really enjoyed the “past’s” letters and added things like pollution, computers and girls’ sports. Danyale Temple was a friend of business teacher Linda Beauchamp and was in the Secretaries Club and had perfect typing. She told a story about Johnny Carson passing through Clinton and calling it “the armpit of America” due to the Clinton Foods smoke and smell.” (Some love it!)

Heather Griffin thought “the bike trail, the dike, and that the Showboat ‘makes’ Clinton.” Mike Sexton “loved his sports, because that’s all you can do, but the new Burger King’s great.” Sara Fullerton loved her youth: “I am a cheerleader, and CHS has a good music department, and the best popular group is now ‘New Kids on the Block.’”

Coeann Asmus was in Students Against Drunk Driving and Correan Jackson “wanted to grow up to be a lawyer, typist, or (my friends say I should be) a singer, but I am too shy to stand up and perform.”

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