The Class of 1943
Surviving classmates recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. Here’s a story of that event, along with the original class photo, current photos of some of them, and a 25-year-old news clipping of their 40th anniversary.
Remembering Cliffside in the Old Days
Jay Sailors was a long-time resident of our town. In the early ’90s he wrote a delightful essay on some of the many wondrous features of Cliffside he remembered from his youth.
Getting the Christmas Tree
Not so long ago, most of us didn’t buy a Christmas tree, we’d go to the woods, find a nice cedar, and hack or saw it down. Benjamin Bailey recalls one year’s adventure of “going with daddy” to get a tree.
“RGee” is Glen Watkins, a Cliffside native who moved to Southern California over 40 years ago. He traveled light but made room in his baggage for memories of his beloved hometown, and, from time to time, he shares them with us. As they arrive, we’ll present them here.
Read about Aunt Beula Ruppe crossing the river to feed the pigs, about her son Fred’s atrocious haircut and Howard Parris’ wild ride on a hog. It’s a new series of stories from JoAnn Huskey’s old trunk, where she keeps her writings. They tell of the personalities and exploits of her Cliffside kin and their friends and neighbors.
Jean Gordon of The Daily Courier tells of the artist’s ties to Cliffside.