New/Old Pictures



More great old photos from JK Petteway (TJ57).   I LOVE old pictures like this..

This is of the Optimist Little Leaguers from 1952. 

The names from the bottom are:  Larry Voight, Lamar Sonny McCartney, Ronald Leblanc, and the Batboy, Coy Petteway (TJ63).  

2nd Row:  Jerry Simmons, Wayne Dionne, Cecil Williams, Robert Dekerlegand, and Jerry Collazo.

3rd Row:  Mgr. Mr. Dekerlegand, Walt Sharpe, JK Petteway, Johnny Norris, Glen Hancock, Jack Turpin, and Mgr. Mr. Sharpe.

This is the Gulf Credit Union 13/14 yr olds from 1954.  

Bottom Row:  BATBOY Jimmy Johnson, Andy Andrus, Bobby Kibbe, Harold Licatino, Allen Hulen, Cecil Williams, Herbert Nimmz.

2nd Row:  Bobby Crawford, Wayne Johnson, Buddy Payne, Homer Newman, Gary Johnson, Delward Horn.

3rd Row:  Mgr. Joe Capello, Jack Turpin, Johnny Simmons, Paul Kibbe, Wilton Bourque, Dennis Dorman, Mgr. JW Kibbe.



The Bee Hive from the middle to late 50's ...  The names as JK described them:  

The ladies on the left are the Aunt and Mother of Loretta Harrington Petteway(BB61), Shirley Prejean and Dora Harrington.  The first three kids on the left are Allan Michon, Mike Slott, and Marilyn Ash.  The guy with the glasses is Robert Lopez.  The gal with her mouth open is Phyllis Richards.  The guy with the 7-Up is Murphy Demarcy.  The gal with the bow-tie is Donna Melancon, the guy with the apple is Morris Bellot.


Neat photos, sent to me by JK Petteway (TJ57).   Most of these students were ahead of our time but it's a nice photo, just a little cleanup done by me, and he furnished some of the names.  Notice the name I gave to this photo.  These were the older guys in PA that were hoodlums to us younger guys and we were scared of. 


Naturally if any of you are relatives or know any of them, your comments are welcome.  I will be finding a place to put it after we look at it here for awhile.  Here is what he has for now and how he described them to me:


L/R   ---  Richard Beall,  JK Petteway, Harold Norris,  Arvey Young, Gene Paul Landry.


He also has sent me more like this.  Will be working on them when I can.

These are the last of this group of photos sent to me a couple weeks ago by JK.  The first is JK with Gary Dorsey, only some of the die-hard oldtimers would remember him.  I remember seeing him at the Pleasure Pier Ballroom, maybe when I was still in high school.  He was a real handsome dude in his youth, as we all were.

The next is JK with Jiving Jean ...  not sure how far back with this one.

The last is truly an iconic photo ...  Jiving Jean, Wayne Toups, and Johnny Preston Courville.  Since Johnny has been gone now 7 years, this one might go back 10 years or more.






Here is a terrific old photo sent by Nancy Pryor.  They believe the girls are:


Nancy Pryor, Virginia ?, Carol Sue Overman, Nancy Bottenhoff ?, Leni Anderson, and in front, Harriet Ellerbee.








Dale says..............

Here are the two pics  from my scrap book. They were both taken by Cricchio photography and were some that were left over from the yearbook that were not used in the finished volume. I was on the yearbook staff and we were given an opportunity to take the ones we wanted after the book went to press. I recall there being a big stack of photos, how I wish I had been more... greedy and had rescued a lot more. I know many were taken, so I know a lot are out there somewhere! 


These are interesting to me because one shows a lot of the Gym, wish we could make out more of the kids there.  His description of them and how they were selected is noteworthy too.





Here is an old photo sent to the Class of 61 which they say includes girls from our class.   Perhaps you can fill in some of the missing names.  It's a large photo and I left it large.


Comments below from Claire Landry (TJ63):  Sent to Class of 61...


I have this picture, as I am one of the 3 yr olds pictured.  On the back, my mother has written the names she knew from left to right:  Judy Milburn, ?, Sandra Broussard, Jill Smith, ?,  Kathleen Hollier,  Marsha McCree, Sandra Wiggins, Sue Ellen Guidrey, Patricia Wingfield, ? Miller, Penny Bazaar,  Karen Colvin, Claire Ann Landry, Peggy Hosen, Barbara Ann Nielsen, Pamela ?, ?, ?,  Donna Cheryl Peveto, Mercedes Langdon. 


The picture was taken in the original two story Florence Coleman Studio in downtown Port Arthur on Procter St. next to the Ford dealership. Penny Bazaar, Peggy Hosen, Marcia McCree and I were the only ones of this group that continued with Florence Coleman into our teens.  Sandra Wiggins went on to dance at the Annabelle Taylor School of Dance as may have others.  I remember Jill Smith and Mercedes Langdon taking for a few years as well.  


Thanks for taking me down memory lane.  Many good memories.


Claire Landry Jackson


Pictures courtesy of Trudy Wood Dunn

Taken at a party at Marty Fleckman's house back in the 50's

Girls in back - Margaret Meeker, Lucille Miller, Trudy Wood

Guys - Richard Vanderploeg, Marty Fleckman (looking between his legs), George Hadden

Guys on Front - Bobby Rabuck, George Hadden, Richard Vanderploeg

Girls - Lucille Miller, Trudy Wood, Margaret Meeker, and Gracey (?) hidden

Lucille Miller, Trudy Wood, Gracey Potter


-A Great Scan Sent in by Gracey-

Go Jackets.....BEAT THE GREENIES! --------

left to right- bottom row…Gail Eck, Jean Hardin, Mary Ell Glass

top row…Sue Stokes, Gracey Potter

-Lucille describes this photo-

It was the Pilot Club, a women’s civic organization and Miss Louise Erwin, our high school counselor, chose us to participate.

Francis Proft (61), Lucille, Mavis Landers


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