100th English and Classical Football Game

Sue Rummel wrote this nice little piece which I hope you enjoy. Feel free to respond to Sue’s request for comments.

Did you know that 2013 marks the 100th time English and Classical High School met on the gridiron for Thanksgiving Day football. What a milestone for these two great schools.  After almost 50 years since graduation I can’t remember a year without checking the Thanksgiving Day football scores to see if English won.  Little did I know that this was the 100th rivalry game with English victorious over Classical 13 – 12.

I’m sure everyone has special memories of the games at Manning Bowl.  As a cheerleader, I remember arriving at the school on game day and marching in formation with the high school band from the school to Manning Bowl.  What a thrill marching through the streets and onto the field before games.  We also practiced with the band in order to take part in the halftime shows.

Our football stats over the years show Classical with the winning edge, but it’s nice to know that during our years at English in 1963, 64 and 65 the Bulldogs held the Northeast Regional Conference title for basketball (see photo below).

For more information about the 2013 Thanksgiving game and to see the football history between English and Classical click HERE.

As we approach our 50th reunion in 2015 it would nice to hear some of your memories about our years at LEHS.  Comments are welcome.

Sue Rummel

Gym banners... check out basketball
Gym banners… check out basketball

Lynn, Lynn City of Sin

This was a comment from Frank Gately.  I copied it and am posting it for comment.

I was looking for the famous Lynn, Lynn City of Sin poem because I heard it had more verses. “We’ll Always Remenber Lynn” brought back the locations and the memories, for sure. I’ve read the early works of the poet, Vincent Ferrini, which relives Lynn, before the times of the class of “65. Also, the book “Loyalty” by John Curry uses Lynn as the setting for his gangster-fiction novel. It was great for remembering all the old places, like Monte’s, forget the plot.

Lynn, Lynn the city of sin
You never come out, the way you came in

You ask for water, but they give you gin
The girls say no, yet they always give in

If your not bad, they won’t let you in
It’s the damndest city I’ve ever lived in

Lynn, Lynn the city of sin
You never come out, the way you came in.

Author: unknown

Photos from Past Reunions

Thanks to Eleanor (Shellgren) Starkenberg we have a number of photos from the 40th reunion at Gannon Golf Course.  Perhaps you are in some of them?  Maybe you can recognize someone you haven’t seen since high school.  Check out the 40th reunion photos page.  If you have additional photos suitable for public viewing contact us and we’ll make arrangements for the photos to be added.
40th photo 8

Address List and Communications Between Classmates

We have created page for people who want to make their contact information to other members of LEHS Class of 1965.  Note:  This is ONLY for members of LEHS Class of 1965.  If you want to know how to get your name on the list and how to get the contact information go to the Communications Between Members of Our Class Page.

The purpose of this page is to make it possible for old friends who have lost contact with each other to revive their old friendships.  All contact information remains secure.  The contact information will not be on the webpage, only the names of the people who want their contact information made available to other classmates.  The only people who can obtain this information are other members of LEHS Class of 1965.  As of August 10, 2010 we have the minimum number of names for the list to be published so check out the page for Communications Between Members of Our Class.

Please comment to make suggestions or ask questions.

Vietnam! We were just kids but…..

We may have been kids but we fought in Vietnam.  One of our classmates, Norman Grant, CPL – E4 Marine Corps,  gave his all for our country.  His tour of duty started on November 8, 1967 and was killed in action in Quang Nam, South Vietnam on August 23, 1968.   He was 20 years old.  He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetary in Lynn.  See our memorial list.

How many of our classmates served our country in Vietnam?  If you are one of our classmates who served in Nam, we would like to hear from you.  Please comment below.

Lynn, Lynn the City of Sin!

Sue Rummel provided this poem which brings back memories.  The author of the poem is unknown.  Does anyone have any photos of the old Fountain on the Common or the fireworks when they were in Manning Bowl?

We’ll Always Remember Lynn

Lynn is our home town

Quite a city in its day

If you didn’t make shoes or slippers

The G. E. provided your pay.


From City Hall to Market Square

The Commons on a Summer night

The fountains dancing in color

And a band concert, what a sight!


Bessie Rolfe, Magranes & Goddard’s

Wonderful stores to shop

And Grants, Burrows & Sanborn and Rogers

We knew them from bottom to top.


The Warner and the Paramount

The Waldorf and Olympia too

Six acts of vaudeville at the Capital

Plus a movie, cartoon and the news.


Street cars climbing Highland Circuit

The view from High Rock Tower

Going to Boston on the Narrow Guage

It must of taken hours.


Over at old St. Mary’s

By gender did we learn

Any mingling fo boys and girls

would be a moral concern.


And when 2:30 rolled around

and we were all “set free”

we beet feet over to Hennessy’s Spa

The real “in” place to be.


Hanover Circle and Surfside Road

Ocean Street with all the swells.

Broad and Lewis, Union and Market

And the dump with all the smells.


The balloon Lady on the 4th of July

The parades that made us proud

The fireworks exploding at Manning Bowl

To the delight and roar of the crowd.


The smell of coffee at J. B. Bloods

The Item and Telegram News

Choosing penny candy at the Red and Gray

And going to Musinsky’s for shoes.


The Boston and Maine crossing Central Square

Over Hovey’s and the Dover Smoker

Hunts and Hennessey’s and Connolly’s for fudge

Then Stilianos for a chocolate mocha.


I remember the beaches, I remember the Woods

I remember Lynn Shore Drive,

I remember the day we graduated

It’s remarkable we’re still alive!


Its been a few years fellow students

Since we passed each other in Lynn

But we’ll alwasys be proud we came from,

Old Lynn, that City of Sin!