Thomas Kelso

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Played college football in Utah and in 1971 was a member of the first ever USA Division One College team to play football games in Japan. The Silk Bowl was played in Tokyo's Yoyogi National Stadium the site of the 1964 Olympic Games, a week later, December 26th, played a final game, in Osaka's Kansai Koshein Ball Park.

In the 90's I started Professional Sports Management team that signed four NBA draft picks in three years.
Trained, coached and mentored Venus and Serena Williams' older half brother Charles Williams who basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian once told me was the greatest athlete he'd ever seen. Charles later became the starting point guard for Sports Illustrated Magazine's number one rated Univ of Cincinatti basketball team that was later mired in controvesy and suspension, Rob "Sic Wit It" Kennedy who is credited arguably with making the greatest trick shot ever in a nationally televised and internationally viewed basketball game and Venice Beach legend Reggie "Slam" Cotton, the Mike Jordan of Wayside and the only man I've ever seen complete a 360 slam dunk off a lob. Both after turning down multiple offers including the Harlem Globetrotters became star members for a few years on the popular nationally televised ESPN series "Street Ball" "The Original And One Team" sponsored by Mountain Dew. To name a few.
Sitting in the old UNLV basketball gym in the mid 90's with our Danny Orr watching my guy Atlanta Ga's finest "Give em Goose Bumps And Make Em Say Whoa" Jerran Cobb put up 48 in the D 2 College Vegas Tourney basketball finals. To name a few.

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How did this ever happen...
Hank, Fie, Pat, Mike, Bain, Liz and Joe. I know you are all gone, but I know what, you already know that again one day we will play sports and dance all night. together ...see you's.
WHS 1964-68. I was lost in darkness, and was touched by the light, young, anxious and always "fat" in a hurry untogether we brought virgin summers, winters, spring and fall.
Shooting pool with Chandler at the Buehlers'. "God" why isn't he here to tell the stories..
"Hearing whisphers" all mine and asking??? How dare they take my Pride and Joy, asking for her heart... and playing with mine.
My favorite teachers were Jerry Doggett and Chick Hearn. Vin Scully still is.
Yes! It's Halloween.
A funny memory. My El Rancho football buddies , Joey Cabrera, David Cervantes and Bill Kleine. Their senior year at the Ranch they did not have a first period and they would show up in the mornings before school at WHS. Some may remember them, they wore their lettermen jackets, and when school started they would hide in the library. The librarian never said a word, Kleine looked like Paul Newman, dark, silent, chiseled with windex blue eyes, Dave like Ray Danton, Joey, with that sense of humor and rare if ever seen before or since animal magnetism, I remember missing Joey, trying to tackle him a couple of times, we had been football rivals since 1961, Joe played for the Montebello Indians, I the Whittier Valiants, in our 1967 game our senior year, and not feeling to good about it. I had him dead to rights and he got away...Years later I would recover that 1967 game film, and relive missing him, again, and again and then getting him, again and again, and again. Watching the 1967 El Rancho vs Compton Centennial CIF first round playoff game film that I recovered along with ours, helped me. Centennial going into that game was ranked number one in the U S of A our senior year and after watching it I no longer felt so bad. Centenial's All American middle linebacker had a worse time with spinning Joe then I, he never got Joe...Once. Joe won that Friday night light game in Cerritos Colleges' Falcon Stadium, Joe scored both TD's on runs of 37 and 14 yards. The Ranch won 13-7... a huge upset...it wasn't to me or any of us that ever played the Ranch or knew Joe.
Back to the WHS library, Agahst? You know what? They made that librarians day, night and weekend...If she is still alive she still smiles when she recalls it. If you want to smile and ever run into Jerry Renfro, Greg Haserot, Brent Tucker, Pete Meiras, Guy Rebentisch, Guys dad Reb, my mom Kathleen, Fred Padilla, Chris Sherman, Chris McCluer, Ernie Santa Cruz or I, ask us about Joey. Joey can't speak for himself, Joey is the epitome of the adage "Only the good die young."

Our heart wrenching last seconds five point loss to Arcadia in the final game our Junior year. That loss cost us any chance of going to CIF as it was understood that if you win you're in and if you lose your out. In the last seconds of the game, Arcadia's final offensive possesion Lopez for defensive purposes put Bob Chandler at Safety a position Bob had not played all season. In desperation Arcadia threw a hail mary pass that really was a wounded duck, an easy play for Bob, so easy he was licking his chops. Some may remember that Bob was a trememdous leaper which proved his and our undoing, he misjudged the ball and jumped so high that he jumped over it, and helplessly watch the ball fall into the recievers hands and the guy run into the end zone. That was one dead silent bus ride back to school. In the locker room, long after everyone else had left, I stayed there with Bob trying with all my heart and soul to console him, he was distraught and over come with shame, he couldn't lift his head, and over, and over again he verbally blamed himself. I told him, over and over "Bob if not for you, we would not have won the games we did." After a long while he lifted his head and with a stealy glint in his eyes looked me dead in my eye's, then got up and left without saying a word. In those day's boys weren't supposed to cry... he didn't.
Robbie L how weird is this... the guy that you woke up out of his body and made in a most unorthodox way graduate high school, is alergic to plastic.
Thank you Dr Blanchard.

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As the football season nears, I recall my time on the 1962 Whittier Valiant Pop Warner Midget Division Football Team wasn't all about? Leg lifts, wind sprints, tackling practice, The Burma Rd Drill, Monkey Rolls,
Scrimmages, Games and a maniacal Head Coach who years after when I
asked why? said in essence that he did it for our own protection, but it also included a very special lady Amelia Mayberry. Amelia with miner husband Frank moved to the area in 1910 of now south Whittier that Frank Mayberry worked, bought, sold and developed property, including the 1/2 parcels called Sunshine Acres and a 14 acre vacant lot donated by the family in Amelia's name after her death in 1956 to LA County for the purpose of a Public County Park with amenities. 1962 is where all Whittier Pop Warner Division League Football Games and after school night practices were conducted. The Park is located adjacent to the Santa Fe Springs Oil Fields on Meyer Rd west of Carmenita Rd. and on damp nights (which were often) the air was filled with the scented taste of oil in your mouth. My father worked nights and the transportation arrangement made between them was that my dad would drive Guy Rebentisch and I to practice after school and Guys dad Grover Sr. would drive us home. As we drove nights up Norwalk Blvd in their.. new 1962 Candy Apple red, all white interior Cadillac prior to the (Grand Opening of the 605 Freeway) Guy and I would argue until we were blue over if the red sign we saw ahead was actually "The Rose Hills Sign or another? An experience I'll hope to never forget and this is partially why? The direction of Norwalk Bl changes and as the street angles it alters both optically and directionally the location of the sign and on the darkened hill you would swear that they can't be the same sign because they appear in different locations and directions. Who know's? maybe this was Amelia who had a reputation throughout the area for looking out for the welfare and well being of both children and adults of continuing after her death and Rose Hills burial in 1956 to show and give two 12 year old's the lesson of "You can't believe everything you see" and also be careful I'd hate to see anyone hurt anywhere let alone one in my name! and "Remember you are playing a very dangerous sport and and there's only so much I can do!"

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As a child it was easy to be a baseball fan in the Whittier neighborhood I lived in around Franklin elementary school, from Vin Scully and the Dodgers on the radio, baseball card collecting to endless innings of playing Wilfle Ball and Over The Line with the neighborhood kids, so imagine how I felt when in the early days of April 1962 as my family was walking from the parking lot of the LA Police academy, the site of my Dads company picnics I saw a huge crowd of fans building around Dodgers Stadium. Dodgers stadium Outfield parking lot adjoins the LAPD Academy parking lot and the next thing I know is I'm in line buying a ticket to the game and then sitting alone in the 2nd level reserve section down the left field line. It was 1962 opening day and the Dodgers inaugural game or first game ever played in Dodgers Stadium and they played the Reds. All I can remember is being worried to death, barely able to concentrate on the game, wondering what my parents must be thinking and after a couple of innings had enough and decided to end the worry and go back to the picnic. As I walked back i was quickly approached by two residents of the neighborhood, both were a couple of years my senior and with all smiles and laughs invited me over the their house to see their baseball cards, and with baseball cards being the love of my life I was unable to resist and instantly accepted. As I began to follow I soon felt something was very wrong and that I might be placing myself in danger and needed to get myself as fast as I could away and back to the picnic. It was reported by the media not much longer after my experience that a kid was murdered by two teenagers not far from Dodgers Stadium There is much on the internet and elsewhere on the politics and hard feelings surrounding the aquisition of Chavez Ravine and the unceremonius uprooting of families and the leveling of thier long time homes and residences to make way for Dodgers Stadium which most likely has nothing to do with meeting those two guys or their intentions or the soon to follow homicide but I have from time to time been left to wonder?

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On Monday of this week, July 29th former UCLA Bruin, Lakers superstar and NBA all time great Kareen Abdul Jabbar who is now a regular contributor to The Guardian published an article on the genesis of Beach Volleyball from it's beginnings in 1930 on the sand in Santa Monica, and how in 1969 his Lakers teammate and then mentor Wilt Chamberlin at the age of 33 began his own professional Beach volleyball team and league on the sand in Santa Monica, a team I watched practice on the sand just south of the Santa Monica pier and in 1974 considered approaching Wilt to discuss working out with but never did. Kareem's article includes mention of volleyball through the 1980's and Sinjin Smith and the emotional Tim Hovland to his attendance at this years Beach Volleyball World Championships held in Germany and how breath takingly gifted athletically both the men an women volleyball players were according to Kareem . Kareem's volleyball telling's got me to reflect on a few of my own beach volleyball experiences. I have written previously of my childhood before our move on 1-1-1960 from south LA to Whittier and may have left some to think my early days were all about street gangs and pistols, which is far from the truth as they were not. One that is not from earliest memory to our move to Whittier were my days, rain or shine being dragged by my father to Playa Del Rey to watch as he played 2 on 2 and 1 on 1 Beach volleyball with close friends and rivals made up largely of LA Co Lifeguards, LA Co Fireman, writers, attorneys and Hollywood actor types. It was that time of the 1950's when many of my parents beach friends purchased homes in Malibu and thought my parents were as well only to have the sale upended on a water rights dispute with my dad thinking he was buying a home and left without running water.

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Last Saturday I attended the funeral of a long time friend and fellow employee who was buried in Rose Hills. Rose Hills is where my best friend Bill Kleine El Rancho HS 1968 is buried so after I visited his grave site to pay respects and reminisce and one of my first thoughts was Gary and Bill's 100 yard dash race in 1968, the race decided the winner of the Dual League meet against El Rancho a race in which Bill just nipped Gary to win. The 1968 WHS track and field team was the finest track squad in school history, winning the Pacific League championship title and finishing 3rd in the CIF Finals behind both the Compton High School's Centennial and Compton. At the time Bill and I were staunch Catholic's and I wasn't a member of the track team but I attended the meet held at El Rancho HS and a firm believer in the power of prayer so I prayed with every once of my being to the point of nearly sweating for Bill and he won, later I felt a bit guilty about it Ironically later that same year Bill and I tried to attend midnight Christmas mass at St Marys and were denied entrance because I was wearing sandals, it upset us both so much we never attended church again. Bill's father Hal owned his own print shop in Downtown LA on Sentous St. a 1/2 block south of 7th st, It's the same block that in the 1930's Tudor Electric before moving back east manufactured it's electric football games that some of you may have or still own or played with. Hal Kleine was a decorated Navy WW II hero having officially recorded the highest number of shot down enemy suicide bombers from the ship he served on in the Pacific.

After the war Hal made a small fortune in the Printing business and one of his prime accounts was with Cedars Sinai Medical Center Hospital in West LA Hal was of German descent and not jewish which accounts for the e at the end of the name Kleine and was awarded with the contract not only because he provided excellent service products and cost but also because of the last name Kleine a name minus the last e is a name common to those of the jewish faith and he long thought that because of his last name he was thought by Cedars, a jewish run hospital to be jewish and is one of the reason's he was awarded with the Cedar Sinai printing contract.

My first encounter with Gary was in the 7th or 8th grade at Dexter in Mrs. Satterfield's honors English class, a class with a very small class size of about 10 or 15 honor students and one dishonorable student me.

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In 1968 CIFSS High School basketball was dominated individually by it's two top scorers, Aviation HS Paul Westphal 32.8 ppg & Whittier's Gil Albitre with 31.8 ppg. Today Paul Westphal was named to the Basketball Hall Of Fame. Paul after high school went on to USC where he was an All American performer then he and Alvin Adams were top picks of the Phoenix Suns and then top performers for many years.

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I attended Kindergarten in South LA at Budlong Ave Elementary school and 1st through midway through the 4th grade at Nativity Roman Catholic school located near S Vermont Ave and Slauson Ave. While in Kindergarten my mother who was actively involved in the PTA Bake sales etc, and I were selected to make guest appearances on Eleanor Hemphill's KTTV channel 11 M-F 11 AM local television program "Little School House." The program was on channel 11 after Bill Welsh's House Party and before Sherriff John. The show was filmed at the school and myself a two other kids were placed in a separate classroom and asked to perform routine Kindergarten activities like finger painting and answering questions etc.. The first time I appeared I was a nervous wreck, so scared I could barely get the words out and if my mother wasn't also on the program I would having probably started bawling my eyes out eventually I calmed down a bit and was OK on the three other episodes I appeared on. There was a book published in 1958 detailing the program with pictures etc which is now selling on Amazon which I'm tempted to buy.

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One of the most popular films during my elementary school days was "The Westside Story" a fictional musical tale of neighborhood rivals the Sharks and Jets based in NY City. Jim Town/ Girardo Park had a men's social club with members in their early to late 20's named "The Lamplighter's." "The Lamplighters" had their own satin jackets with an artist conception of a pre electricity lamplighter lighting an antique street light on the back. How I became aware of them was that on occasion they and I would be together after school hours on the basketball courts at Franklin Elementary School which bordered Jim Town. I recall some would have their girl friends or wives with them who would hold their jackets while they played full court basketball against each other. I was still in my early to mid teens and would be on the other court by myself working on my game, fantasizing not to "Be like Mike" the Nike marketing slogan that featured basketball superstar Michael Jordan who came on the scene some 20 or so years later, but to "Be like Rick" after then basketball great Rick Barry at the time my favorite NBA star. I would frequently stop play and watch them and none of us ever said a word to each other. The closest Jets and Sharks moment I ever experienced was with Jay Gatfield WHS 1968. One day Jay who grew up in the same neighborhood and I decided to race our twelve speed bikes on the yet to be opened 605 freeway. Jay and I were 12 or 13 at the time got on the vacant freeway at Beverly Bl. and were racing south towards Whittier Bl. and just as we passed by Jim Town a group of guys from Jim Town saw us and began chasing us by foot on the freeway,yelling repeatedly at the top of their lungs "Surfers".Needless to say it scared the s-- t out of us and we didn't need for the freeway to open to traffic before ever trying that stunt again.

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Growing up in the shadow of Jim Town/ Girado Park a geographically isolated section of unincorporated LA County where every street is a dead end, bordered roughly by Orange Dr on the north Ben Alder Ave on the east, Whittier Bl on the south and the 605 Freeway on the west. Jim Town had it's own liquor store mini market and Our Lady Of Guadalupe Roman Catholic church with mass perfomed in Spanish, where as an under aged 17 year old would on occasion buy 6 packs of beer to drink after football season at Dr. Brockman's house, the Brockman's lived at the top of Painter Ave and daughter Margie Brockmam dated Chris McClure RIP a Varsity Football teammate. Chris along with Jim Winters, Jay Gatfield, Jim Duncan, the other Frank Hernandez we had two, not the all around athlete Frank Hernandez RIP, Mike McPherson, Jim Gruenholz RIP, Jim Weston, Dave Moreno and Mike Cervantes, were on the Varsity Football squads 2nd team and kiddingly called our F Troop after the popular tv series. I have nothing but love, respect and admiration for those ten guys! I don't think I could have done what they did and so well for so little reward . Those 10 seniors are a large part of why we had the little success we had, as they showed up ever day for practice, played their guts out, were never injured and Vic Lopez had brutally punishing full contact scrimmages, and drills where forearm shivers to the face and helmet to helmet head smashing and clothes lining were the preferred hitting and tackling techniques of the day, todays coaches even with the rule changes, which now has that type of hitting banned and where a player can be ejected from a game for TARGETING, would not even consider, due to the risk of serious injury .Margie Brockman was a member of the 1968 annual staff and made certain that photos of a party or two made it into the annual. The photos are included in a collage of photos on page 181 Nancy Fahrner is pictured on the top left hand corner of the page. In one of the pics I'm seated with a can of Schlitz on the table in front of me and for some reason look unhappy, which wasn't the case as I fondly remember always having fun especially after downing one or two and engaging myself in philosophical discussion' with Dr. Brockman and Guy Rebentisch. The beer was one of a 6 pack I bought at the Jim Town market on Pioneer Bl, others shown in the photo include Chris McClure, Chris Sherman, Brent Tucker, Greg Haserot, Freddie Padilla, ASB Yell Leader Pecos Pete Mieras, Jerry Renfro, and Ernie Santa Cruz all enjoying a can of the favored beer of the day Colt 45 Malt Liquor. At times I would take El Rancho Don football stars Joey Cabrera RIP and Bill Kleine RIP who was my best friend to those parties, they were both physically very attractive and donned in their gray ER Football letterman jackets had the under class girls, none of who were seniors or that I knew, wide eyed goo gooing in awe. Ironically Dr. Brockman operated LA County's methadone treatment center the 2nd largest heroin recovery clinic in the nation behind NY Cities. Jim Town was home to several very talented athletes all of whom lived on El Rey Dr .including the Jacobo Brothers Cheo and Roy, Ray Lopez and two tremendous baseball pitchers, Willie Lara class of 1966 and Ray Ramirez 1967. All 5 with the exception of Cheo who was severely injured permanently losing the use of his left arm our sophomore year his senior in a JV football game left college behind and two of them gave up possible minor league baseball contracts to immediately upon graduation join the USMC during the height of the Viet Nam war. Both Willie and Ray could throw in the high 80's to low 90's mph which of course is only a guess as it was before the radar gun but facing pitching that fast the two times I did, had me frightened and not thinking of getting a hit only of not getting hit! Several years ago while working on a Transportation project for LA Metro in the city of Whittier, Vic Lopez's youngest son, who I had never previously met, was the city of Whittier employee assigned to work with me. Upon meeting him I told him I went to WHS and played football three seasons for his dad and that I had the added privilege of playing for him and La Serna head coach Harry Robinson in the second annual summer 605 All Star Football game, a game we won 42-6, their only score was a one yard off tackle plunge between Rick Remple and I by punishing and physical running back Randy Tyler Neff high school and 2 A CIF Football Player of the Year, Tyler went to UCLA where injury and the Blair pair James McCallister and Kermit Johnson changed the course of a promising football career, Our Bob Chandler played in the first 605 All Star . The other Bruins that played in the game with and against me were La Serna's Dave Dalby and Downey's Warren HS Terry Vernoy, Dalby RIP became a 12 year starter at center for the Raiders and Vernoy who's father Ray along with Gene Mauch, Bobby Doerr MLB HOF, Nippy Jones and others all played for our Greg Haserot's Grand Uncle, legendary high school baseball coach Les Haserot Sr at LA Fremont HS Les earlier in his career coached Rod Dedeaux at Hollywood High School. Terry Vernoy while a very gifted athlete couldn't get past track and football star Reggie Echols and Ed O'Bannon Sr for much playing time at UCLA. While working with Vic Lopez's son he told me that when first employed by the city of Whittier he was going through some old historical data and documents and to his surprise discovered that at one time Whittier had a Blue Law that prohibited Mexicans from living in the city. I told him I wasn't aware of Whittier having such law, but wasn't completely surprised that while attending Whittier College in 1973 and taking noted author and professor Dr. O'Brien's sociology class learned that at one time the city of Lakewood had a similar law. I then asked him what street in Whittier did Vic grew up on and he said El Rey Dr, the same street name that the 5 guys I mentioned earlier lived on in Jim Town.

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I have been most reluctant to tell this story but hear goes!
The City of Whittier is bounded on the west by unincorporated swaths of LA County, broken up by the 605 freeway, the San Gabriel River and Pico Rivera. Two streets in particular Redman Avenue (the street I lived on) and Deveron Drive to the north are similar as for a block or two both streets separate The City of Whittier from LA County and are both official Whittier City and unincorporated LA County limit lines.

Both City limit line neighborhoods have experienced their share of tragedy, the most publicized were the Richard Ramirez "The Night Stalker" slaying of the pizzeria owners the Zazarra's after breaking into the couples home on Strong Ave two short blocks from Deveron Dr and murdering them as they slept in bed and Redman Avenue with the slaying of the all night 7/11 clerk located on the corner of Redman Ave and Whittier Blvd. The 7/11 clerk Albert Owens was slain by notorious Crips gang founder and leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams who was later arrested, convicted and executed in San Quentin.
As a youngster growing up on Redman Ave I had three neighbors all in the same block that committed suicide, one a Postal employee who left six school age children without a father. The day of his suicide was a Saturday and my dad was dressed in suit and tie going out the door to attend a funeral when one of the kids in a panic and tears intercepted him as he was about to get into his car, telling him that their dad had fallen in the bathroom and was wedged against the door and they couldn't get it open. My dad rushed over and opened the door to the bathroom where he found the youngest a baby laying atop the dead body playing in blood.and the oldest three years our eldest seeing the same.
The two other suicides involved people who were up in age and I don't recall ever seeing either one, but it's my understanding that all three suffered from debilitating and terminal illness. The second suicide I heard the gun shot that killed him from my bedroom, located in the front of the house, at the time I had no idea what the sound was and paid it no attention, the 3rd I'm unsure of the method but think it may also have been from gun fire as well..
Kenny Root RIP WHS 1968 who lived near by older sister Marilyn was run over and killed by a motorist as she was crossing Hadley walking to WHS.
Years later after I had moved my next door neighbor who was two years younger was brutally murdered by a jealous ex boyfriend and Bill Beggs who lived at the top of Redman Ave and Robbie Liefveld knew and along with Nels Sanburg have written about on this blog. saw his wife die in his arms after choking on a piece of meat as they dined out with friends at the Sizzler on Philadelphia Ave located just above WHS. and the Wanke's who lived on Orange Ave at Redman who had daughters and a son that attended WHS around our time both died after their house caught fire.

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With the Rams back in the LA Coliseum and having last night watched Green Bay beat the 49er's on a game ending field goal, brought back memories of the Rams /Packers game at the end of 1967 our senior year in the Coliseum. Chris Sherman who's dad was then President of the California Country Club was able to get a couple of primo tickets to the Rams /Packers game which Chris and I riding in his Ford Falcon attended. The early December 1967 game matched the number one and two teams in the NFL and resulted in a Sports Illustrated front page full feature story.

With the Rams trailing by 4 with just seconds remaining Chris and I decided to head for the exists to try and beat the crowd, just as we were about to go out the gate, a huge roar erupted from the crowd, Of course on hearing the crowd Chris and I ran as fast as we could back into the stands just as Rams reserve DB Claude Crabbe scooped up Tony Guillory's block pf Packers punter Donny Anderson's punt and returned it to Green Bays 5 yard line. Two downs later Roman Gabriel connected to end Bernie Casey for a 5 yard game ending winning TD pass.

To this day that Rams victory is considered one of the greatest victories in franchise history, made all the more special considering Packers Head Coach Vince Lombardi later said In all his years of coaching he'd never lost a game so late in the game or in such a way, and just a couple of weeks later Lombardi saw that same Packers team successfully defend their first Super Bowl Championship win beating rival AFL Oakland Raiders.in Super Bowl II.

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Football an civil disobedience at WHS.
Our senior year my dear friend at the time Chris Sherman who you may recall was an extraordinary potter and artist and very good football player sewed his Football letter on the back of his Levi's jacket and wore it, if not every day, nearly every day to school. Obviously what we thought was different, artistically cool and then hippie like didn't go over very well with teachers and other school administrators. I guess they viewed it as disrespectful to the point of near sacrilege and either permitted him from wearing it, or suspended him for it, but either way they punished him for it up until his very last day of school..

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