Geneva Blasts From the Past: Can You ID Anyone in This Photo?

Share your photos from the past and help us ID friends from Geneva's past.

Can you identify any of the persons in this photo?

Can you name the Geneva location and/or the approximate year it was taken?

How many Patch contributors do you see in the photo?

Got another photo blast from the past from Geneva you'd like to share? Add it to this article, and we'll publish it next week!

Kurt Wehrmeister January 08, 2013 at 11:54 PM
What do we win, Uncle Rick?
sue sanders January 09, 2013 at 01:19 PM
I see Kathy Rerko, Marisa Ulin and maybe Peggy Smick at Harrison St. School
Mr. Ed January 09, 2013 at 01:47 PM
I see little Ricky Nagle and Kurt. I remember the tree when I went to Harrison...back in the day. Great way to share those memories.
Kurt Wehrmeister January 09, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Right you are, Sue Sanders. Frankly I'm surprised you didn't get into this picture too; perhaps you were home sick that day. It's December 1964, and we were evidently all plucked out of Miss Brizzolara's classroom for a color-slide presentation that Mr. Payleitner was assembling that fall. I'm pretty sure of all but two. Clockwise from the tree: Joan Ogden, unidentified boy (perhaps Ted Danielson?), Ralph Gentile, Rick Nagel, Kurt Wehrmeister, Marisa Ulin, Cindy Coffey, Kathy Rerko, Peggy Smick, unidentified boy, Cherilyn Harris, Ken Rivera.
Rick Nagel (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 02:44 PM
I'm glad you asked, Li'l Kurtie. My Patch swag is running low but I've got a hat, water bottle and some really nice pens for anyone who comes up with the most names.
sue sanders January 09, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Wow Kurt- what a memory! I'm going to have to look up my second grade class picture........... Miss Brizzolara was my favorite teacher-
Rick Nagel (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 03:34 PM
The photo was e-mailed my way, but I'm told that it originated in a Facebook page and might have origins with the Geneva History Center. I'm having trouble finding the page in my Facebook search. Does anyone know the page or who posted it?
Kurt Wehrmeister January 09, 2013 at 04:07 PM
It was posted on FB's "Who Remembers Harrison Street School (Geneva, Illinois), 1965-72" way back in August of '11 by Mary Bryan (who, if memory serves, graduated from GHS with my sister Missy in 1979).
DAWN MALONE January 09, 2013 at 04:20 PM
wow. on the valentine's day photo i can pick out joyce and rhonda cuz they look exactly the same as they do today!!!!!!
Kurt Wehrmeister January 09, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Dawn, those are the only two I could pick out, also -- and I spotted them pretty much immediately. I still haven't a clue who anyone else is -- even after Joyce provided me several of the names.


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