Earlier YearbooksMany people still have their Azurean '63, but thanks to Polli Howard Gerstle, we can also sample some earlier shots of our classmates, teachers and friends from the Azureans, '60, '61 and '62. Enjoy. Thanks, Polli!
Stylin' with a poodle skirt (?) and white socks! Azurean '60 1 of 26So, here's how it started for us at BHS! Azurean '60 2 of 26Brandywine's first marching band Fall, 1959 Azurean '60 3 of 26Wait, we had our own band?! Azurean '60 4 of 26Maybe Frank was just looking for a little attention from Laurie and Barbara! Azurean '60 5 of 26Gail probably had better things to explore! Azurean '60 6 of 26Introduction to politics! Azurean '60 7 of 26Recognize anyone? Polli wanted to make sure this one was included! Azurean '60 8 of 26He was Dr. J before Dr. J! ...and the man could sing. Azurean '60 9 of 26Ed pontificates; Gordon expresses skepticism; Peggy readies her rebuttal; Kathy reads ahead... and Dick finally gets the joke! Azurean '60 10 of 26Bob Doughty and Dave Maynard try to identify what was growing in Max Derby's gym locker. Azurean '61 11 of 26Bill Weir shows Straz and a couple of other members of the Future Dentists of America Club proper drilling technique. Azurean '61 12 of 26A Classic '61 Chevy! Azurean '61 13 of 26Judy likes 'em tall, pale and handsome! Azurean '61 14 of 26Not sure -- must have been an ancient artifact in an archaeology class. Azurean '61 15 of 26Dave, Bob and Charlie are ready to throw the switch, but Rick is on the line with the Governor's offfice to see if there is a last minute reprieve for the cafeteria food thief. Azurean '61 16 of 26Pete and Bruce do a classic gross out; Mary reacts appropriately, but Sue seems interested! Azurean '61 17 of 26An "anonymous" cheerleader/hood ornament comes up with a dramatic way to draw attention to the Junior Class float. Azurean '62 18 of 26Rich, Brooks and Straz play blanket toss! Azurean '62 19 of 26Four years before the Miranda decision, and despite intense grilling by Mr. Sanner, Kathy Vincent exercises her right to remain silent. Azurean '62 20 of 26Sue Heath tries to replicate the pattern of her smock on canvas. Azurean '62 21 of 26Jerry Morris solves a primitive Sudoku puzzle. Azurean '62 22 of 26Mr. Ellis, vice principal in charge of discipline, attempts to identify the guilty -- Kathi, Barbara, Sharon and Alice are the picture of innocence, but Sue... Azurean '62 23 of 26Elana uses the Chemistry Club to presage "Chemistry.com" as a way to meet guys. Azurean '62 24 of 26The only thing better than this picture is Chuck's inscription in Polli's yearbook: "Boy am I cool -- I just love myself. Actually I have dropsey of the eyelids. This is my friend and colleague -- she has dropsey too -- she thinks I'm cool too -- I like her!" Azurean '62 25 of 26The man could sell a song! Azurean '62 26 of 26
Past Reunions: "The more things change ..."Don't we still feel like the same people inside? Here are photographs from a few of our earlier reunions, which prove that the more things change, the more WE stay the same!
NewsmakersWe made the news! Here are some newspaper clippings from "back in the day!"
Not a look you wanted to face! Fortunately, Step was one of the nicest guys around! 1 of 15It looks like George used a stunt double for this photo of senior football stalwarts for the 1962 season. 2 of 15Yeah, we kicked their asses! The Bulldogs drove a Ford to roll all over the Green Knights. 3 of 15Chevie and Nick congratulate each other on ... er, well, on being Chevie and Nick! 4 of 15"Who wears short shorts?" Stew, Hitch and Nick were ready to provide senior leadership to some pretty talented underclassmen. 5 of 15"Brandywine High pulled the biggest upset of the Delaware scholastic basketball season ...!" Nick had 9 and Stew had 8 in front of a capacity crowd at home. 6 of 15The Bulldogs took their 11th in a row, 59-49, amid "deafening cheering" by a standing-room-only home crowd of 1,600. 7 of 15Back to-back state champion and outstanding wrestler! Not too shabby! 8 of 15Phil joined Ranny as a state champion in 1963. 9 of 15BRANDYWINE BASEBALL RULES! (OK, the track team wasn't bad either -- State Champs 1963!) 10 of 15This was a common headline during the 1963 track and field season, but Hitch had a lot of help from his fellow seniors -- especially the crowd favorite 880 "Arriba Brothers" - Horn, Wiley and Cline! 11 of 15STATE CHAMPS! Hitch did his thing, but Brooks' first place finish in the pole vault was the difference! 12 of 15The 1963 Blue - Gold All Star Football game was only the 8th one played. BHS was well represented by George Ford on the field and Polli Howard (captain) and Barbara Guilford on the sideline as members of the Blue cheerleader squad. 13 of 15So, did he play? 14 of 15Ron Gillis -- "Boy Mayor!" 15 of 15
We had plenty of opportunities to display our talents -- and some of us actually had some!
THE WAY WE WERE -- REALLY?
Who are these kids? A few school photos from the early days! See if you recognize anyone!