From out of the past comes two “new” films. First, from 1940, there’s an H. Lee Waters sequence of kids and their keepers at Tri-High and the elementary schools in Henrietta, Caroleen and Avondale. You’ll notice right off all the girls wore dresses (no slacks or shorts to be seen).
The second film, from 1948, is titled “This Is Progressive Rutherford County.” It’s professionally done, and provides a glimpse of how we lived in those simpler times.
More recently, on Nov. 14, 2011, Ben Humphries, Cliffside’s humorist-in-chief, regaled the Gathering for an hour with just some of the stories he’s tucked away in his prodigious memory.