Friday, November 19, 2010

A Nostalgic Look at DHS Graduates From Long Ago

A few weeks ago, I brought home a notebook from my office that came from Douglas High School. In it are the lists of every student who has graduated from Douglas High School since 1906 until 2010. It listed the names and the date of the graduation. As I looked through it, I recognized so many names of people I knew and people that I had heard of since early childhood.

Teresa spent a couple of hours going through it and talking about different people and how she knew them. It was really cool to hear some of the
stories. She called her friend, Eleanor, and told her that she had found Eleanor's mother's name--I believe in the class of 1912. She and Eleanor chatted and reminisced for a bit.

It was fun looking back at my class and the names of all of the people that I graduated with. Judy's name was there, along with saying that she was t
he Senior Class President. I saw names of so many friends from Douglas--Tom and Sandra, Cornella, Dennis and Jerry, Lorie and Art.....I thought about how I could put some of these as a blog entry and finally figured out how to put some of these lists on my blog.

So I am dedicating this blog (never done a blog dedication before) to Tom and Sandra, Cornella, Dennis, and Jerry, my Phoenix Scott C
ousins, my San Francisco Scott Cousins, and my Sacramento Park Cousins!! I also found a song by Kenny Chesney that really fits. Listen to the words!!!

If you are from Douglas, see if you recognize a name or t


Anderson, Helen

Baldridge, William

Bates, Evelyn

Beecroft, Lela

Benson, John

Benson, Mary

Bollweg, Henry

Brown, Louise

Cansler, Kathryn

Cox, Marion

Dailey, Mildred

Dent, James

Dietrick, Nellie Alma

Edwards, Elizabeth

Good, Joe

Flores, Ysaias

Foreman, Mildred

Frost, Sara

Glenn, Harriet

Greene, William

Hanigan, Edna

Hanigan, Ruth

Hood, Billy

Hurley, Lenes

Ilitzky, Lillian

Islava, Rodolfo

Jacks, Mildred

Johnson, Jack

Jones, Jessie

Kirby, Edith

Kirby, Florence

Krentz, Bertha

Laux, Raymond

Littell, Robert

Marchling, Henry

Magee, Joseph

Meloy, William

Mitchell, Mary

McCord, Willierose

McCoy, Grace

McGee, Scottie

Nemeck, Raymond

Olson, Mary

Perrin, Lyman

Powles, Earl

Rettig, Margery

Speer, Ruth

Rork, Charles

Rork, James

Sanders, Tom

Sohlotzhauer, Elbert

Scott, Matthew

Smith, Dorothy

Stillman, Rowena

Tetley, Jack

Thompson, Alice

Titus, Lucile

Welch, Ruth

Witte, Georgia


May 23, 1924


Alexander, Thelma

Appel, Fred

Arnout, Sara

Arnold, M.J.

Bryan, Bessie

Buckles, Glendora

Cooper, Jack

Cutler, Russell

Dawson, Ethel

Denno, Ray

Dicus, Eunice

Elvey, Henrietta

Finnicum, Lola

Foss, Ted

Garcia, Edelmira

Gillespie, Ella May

Gibbs, Laura

Gmahling, Cecillia

Hale, Katie

Herring, Norman

Hiatt, Everett

Good, Billy

Houck, Dorothy

Huish, Helena

Houle, Louise

Jenkins, Billy Glee

Lamar, Esther

Lemons, Inez

Mann, Jennie

Mason, Mabel J.

Matson, Daniel

Miescher, Emma L.

Miescher, Verna

Morrisey, Joe

Nelson, Leo

Parker, Fern

Parrott, Ira Belle

Patterson, Robert

Perry, Elwood

Pettit, Ira

Rahl, Frances

Reay, Herbert

Reid, Virginia

Reidy, Cornelius

Sanchez, Manuel

Sanders, Eula

Scott, Marvin

Sears, Agnes

Semolich, Dorothy

Sherman, Jack

Sperry, Helen

Squires, Ada

Stevens, William

Stewart, Lillie

Street, Robert

Tetley, Edward

Travis, Blanche

Wallace, Ruth


May 22, 1925


Adams, Margaret

Beard, Kathleen

Bennett, Frances

Beecroft, Dora

Blum, Edith

Borcherding, Henry

Bryce, Bessie

Burnett, Cora

Burton, Louise

Bush, Charles

Cary, Douglas

Causey, Joseph

Cavin, Nathan

Chapman, Neva

Colvin, Alice

Colvin, George T.

Dillman, Ralph

Dixon, James

Donohue, Ruth

Evans, Jack

Fain Thelma

Fish, Franklin

Gilmet, Amelia

Granger, Oscar

Grantham, Robert

Harding, Emily

Harding, Harry

Hasty, Haden

Haynie, Amelia

Herbert, Elmo

Herbolich, Annie

Hopkins, Ina

Hudzietz, Archie

Huish, Charles

Johnson, Mary Louise

Jones, Elizabeth

Jones, Fred

Karrh, Marion

Klingensmith, Barbara

Levy, Alfred

Magana, Hermogenes

Maiden, Aileen

McGuire, James

Miller, Isabel

Moore, Bernice

Moore, Sidney

Morris, Paul

Naught, Rollyson

Neers, Jane

Nemick, Frances

Parra, Juana

Phillips, David

Pratt, Glenn

Ratliff, Agnes

Rice, Elmo

Rivera, Bertha

Roark, Elizabeth

Ruiz, Enrique

Ryder, Sarah

Schlotzhauer, Wesley

Schwamm, Alice

Seeley, Richard

Shotwell, Louis

Sparr, Margaret

Vickers, Lessie

Whitehead, Bert

Woods, Ted

Wright, Douglas


May 27, 1927


Anderson, Mildred Cantwinwine, Dorothy

Arevalo, Virginia

Arthur, Eleanor

Bebb, Glenn

Benson, James

Beumler, Elizabeth

Blalock, Ione

Bohenhammer, Lee

Branham, Ryan

Brown, Edwin

Cary, Clinton

Causey, Paul

Colvin, Margaret

Cummins, Frank

Cummins, Lola

Decker, Lydia

Franklin, William

Gooding, Margorie

Grosso, Rosie

Guevara, Jesus

Harding, Billy

Harris, Marguerite

Herbert, Sylvia

Hiatt, Thelma

Hood, Allan

Huish, Genevieve

Jacks, Frances

Johnson, Theoda

Jones, Carl

Karrh, Paul

Kelley, Dorothy

Massey, Marion

Maxon, Louis

McCord, Emmett

Miller, Leslie

Nalley, Leonard

Patterson, Nettie Mae

Park, Edwin

Paxton, Katherine

Peryam, William

Piper, Elizabeth

Prescott, Arthur

Reay, James

Ruiz, Eloisa

Samuels, Lena

Sanchez, Leandro

Sanders, Elgin

Sanders, Frank

Sanders, Louise

Scott, Virginia

Semolich, Mary Ellen

Slaughter, John

Valdez, Edmundo

Young, Harry

Wetzel, Phillip (61) May 25, 1928


Amador, Rosemary

Anderson, Winifred

Andrews, Gay

Ayers, Fern

Baker, Annabell

Camarena, Damaris

Churchyard, Ada

Clancy, Barbara

Coen, Kenneth

Conrey, Jacqueline

Cota, Pablo

Cota, Gemma

DeLucas, Norman

Diaz, Alexander

Diaz, Raymond

Downey, Patricia

Durazo, Mona

Elias, Armando

Elias, Celida

Fields, Richard

Fierros, Mario

Ferguson, Raymond

Frost, Anne

Gibbons, Bobbie Jean

Gobble, Carol

Grisham, Jefferson

Gutierrez, Jesusita

Hagaman, Harry

Hall, Claude

Haight, Jack

Harvey, Louise

Hartman, John W.

Harper, Joie

Haymore, Donna

Hickcox, Edward

Hicks, Flora Dell

Huber, Leona

Huish, Glen

Hunt, Lynn

Koontz, Verna V.

Lambert, Patricia

Lewis, Lisbeth

Lillywhilte, Velda

Martin, Ramona

Melon, Mary

Miller, Allene

Moore, Bertha

Moorland, Colleen

Moorhead, Norma

Morales, Laura

Nalley, Ethel

Nelson, Esther

Otis, Glendora

Ortiz, Sarah

Pinedo, Carmen

Paque, Robert

Pendleton, Edwin

Pinedo, Rose

Pinedo, Sam

Portzline, Ethel

Rich, Frances

Rivera, Maria

Rhodes, Kenneth

Runcell, Olive

Rubalcava, George

Ruterman, Mildred

Scott, Billy

Seale, Fern

Simon, Elizabeth

Simon, Georgiana

Smith, Shirley

Smith, Walter

Soto, Albert

Thomasson, Bennie

Walley, Olga

Woodword, Ed

Beecroft, Charles

Negri, Albert

Smith, Howard R.


May 24, 1946

What a trip down memory lane!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Living (in a ) History Museum

Over the last few months of living here in Douglas, I have talked and written about how nice the slower pace of life has been for me. As is with so many things, a lot of things are good about life being slower. However, there are always a few glitches to the good stuff!!! Getting things done takes just a tad bit longer here.......

My grandparents bought the house here at 858 14th St. in 1918. It was built in 1915 and the story is that my grandfather watched it being built and told my grandmother that he would love to buy the house and would if it ever was
sold. My mom was just a baby when they moved in and Teresa was born in the dining room in 1922. So the house is 95 years old and our family has lived in it continuously for the past 92 years! This would be amazing anywhere, but is particularly hard to imagine in Arizona.

The weather in Douglas is very different than th
e valley. Although it does get hot in the summer, it cools off at night. We have always had a cooler in the hall between the upstairs and downstairs and it works very well for most days in the summer. The cooler had to have a board put over it so that the cold air couldn't come in!! The winter brings freezing temperatures at night, but the days are really nice. This past week, temperatures have been very cold during the night. It has been 27 to 30 degrees every morning for the past week. Even the pugs have needed the electric blanket!
There hasn't been a heater upstairs for quite some time because no one slept upstairs. Since I came, Teresa decided to order a heater. Getting it ordered and installed has taken a bit of time. As I said, things move much slower down here. Thankfully, I have had an electric blanket upstairs because it has really been cold. Whe
n I got home today, the heater had finally been installed. I will be able to get ready upstairs tomorrow morning!
When the bathroom had a leak earlier in the fall, i
t took about two and a half weeks to get a new toilet....... Sometimes I feel as though I am camping!!!!

The downstairs is heated by a furnace in the floor between the living room and the dining room plus a wall heater in the bathroom. In a discussion with Teresa
earlier, she told me that the furnace was installed in 1945. It is the same furnace today!!!
And probably the best story of living in an old house........ When I had the little problem with the bed in the space that it barely fit and I had it moved.......well, it has felt like it has been on a slant ever since. So I asked Teresa to ask Eddie when he came to finish the heater to check the bed and see if it maybe wasn't on the frame just right. It was, but guess what???? Yes, it is true....The floor has moved over the years and is not even!!! Hopefully, I can put a blanket or something between the mattress and box springs so that it will be even!!!

So as I enjoy the slower pace of life, I also
have also reflected on such a different way of life without central heating and cooling, etc. I have been able to laugh (sort of) without a bathroom for a few weeks and needing to have an electric blanket to stay warm!! I have to say that it continues to be a wonderful experience and I feel blessed (and thankful) to be back here. 858 14th Street is just a house, but it is truly a HOME to me, to my kids, and to many of the other members of the extended Scott Family.

Ninety two continuous years is an amazing statistic!!!