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09/13/20 06:56 AM #6083    


John Doyal

My granddaughter  was helping her kids with schoolwork and they were studying 9-11.  She pulled up the video on her phone and let them watch it.  Didn't mean much to  9 and 7 year old, but brought tears to she and I as we remembered seeing it on tv at the time.  It is time we got God back into our schools and goverment.  Yes God bless America

09/13/20 12:53 PM #6084    


Diane Alley

John Doyle I agree with you.We need to get God and country back in the lives of young people. I always remember the trip I made to New York with some musician friends of mine.We arrived shortly after the 9/11
event. A friend had a sister that was working tirelessly with the Red Cross to feed and provide rest for the families and first responders.We seldom stop to remember those that God placed there to help and console others. That event was just one of the many that happen where Americans are there for others. We are seeing this again with food and shelters for those who have been impacted by Covid.
God bless America.

09/13/20 06:24 PM #6085    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

John Doyal and Diane Alley, Boy do I so agree with you Both!! All I have to add is~~ AMEN~~heartyes

09/14/20 07:25 AM #6086    


Paula Carl (Cowee-Miller)

John and Diane I agree with you. That was a terrible day but that tragedy brought us together!  I am so thankful that we of the class of '62 have a strong foundation in history and in truth. We have lived in such a blessed time of American history. Let's not forget God's blessings on this country. 

09/14/20 12:03 PM #6087    


Bill Leggett

9-11 yes It hard for me to  think about that day, had just  Gotten home the day before when my wife woke up an turn on the TV saw the 2nd plan hit.  Lost some individuals, I knew that worked in D.C. when the plane hit. an a couple of individuals on the plane that was coming to CA.  an just look at what is going on now. Look at how many classmates we lost in Vietnam or pass away from Agent Orange problems. I look at the IN MEMORY section some times an see all of our classmates that have away  over the years. SOME very young.

09/14/20 02:00 PM #6088    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

Bill Leggett , Paula Carl Cowee-Miller, Thank-You!

09/14/20 06:41 PM #6089    


Rex Booth

In the book, “The Friends of Voltaire”, Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote the phrase:

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”.

It was an illustration of Voltaire's beliefs. This quotation, which is sometimes

misattributed to Voltaire himself, is often cited to describe the principle of freedom of speech...

Therefore, I will defend to the death anyone having an opinion as stated on this forum.

In addition, I believe there should be a distinct separation between church and state.,principle%20of%20freedom%20of%20speech.

09/15/20 09:48 AM #6090    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

Rex Booth, How did you get your message that big! When I opened it up to read it, it was 2 times the size of the pervious ones!


"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”.

I agree and whole hardly believe in this and have quoted it many times to family and friends! 



09/15/20 10:45 AM #6091    


Bill Leggett

Sherry, it's the web link that he posted did it. that all.  I have done it some times.

09/15/20 12:03 PM #6092    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

Bill Leggett, OH, Got it! When you told me I realized that the link was very Long!! 

09/15/20 02:51 PM #6093    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)


Just Makes You want to Stand Up With tears in Your Eyes and Say YES!! 🤗🥰

09/21/20 04:05 PM #6094    


John Landess

I received this from a old friend and thought it worth passing on...

I don't see any color here,

The headstones look the same.

No black, no brown, no white skin tone,

There's no one here to blame.

These soldiers fought and died for you,

Their color you can't see.

Your rights are still protected;

Here's the place to take a knee.


09/22/20 06:37 AM #6095    


Paula Carl (Cowee-Miller)

Amen and thank you John!

09/22/20 09:23 AM #6096    


Mettie Cummins

Most truth I've seen in a long time. Thanx for sharing

09/22/20 11:30 AM #6097    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

Thank You John!! And Amen!! 

09/22/20 11:35 AM #6098    


Karla White (Dellner)

Yes! Amen, and bless their service and sacrifice.                                                                            



09/23/20 03:36 PM #6099    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

This looks Like North Junior High! Am I right?


09/23/20 09:29 PM #6100    


Stephen Wolfe

HI, Sherry. Yes you are correct. That is the south end of the school, then North Junior High, later Pueblo Junior High and now the RISD Administrative Center ...or words to that effect. The library was on the second floor and peeking around the left side of the picture, you can see what was the band room. There have been some big changes over by that band room, specifically a ramp to meet ADA specs which leads to the Pueblo Auditorium.

09/24/20 01:18 PM #6101    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

Thanks Steve!! I thought that was the North Junior High as a remembered it! I did not realize there were so many Changes!! I loved that building. I remember the dances at noon!! Go Blue and Gold!! winkyes

09/25/20 01:13 PM #6102    


John Landess

Hello all, to quote Chuck Berry... I'm "Back in the USA"...

Looking at the photo of North, I notice all kinds of window ACs.. when my short tenure there happened, there must have been no cooling, don't remember ever being hot. In fact, the only school I remember as being hot was at RHS.

I think the basement windows nearest was where the crafts room was. One of my favorites.

09/25/20 01:54 PM #6103    


Sherry Hester (Trasp)

Yes John, I noticed the airconditioners in the windows too! I don't remember them when we went there!

I also remember my Sister telling me that was the High School before North Junior High! She is 10 year older than me!

09/26/20 06:48 PM #6104    


Rex Booth

John L.

You have good recall regarding the arts and crafts class being in the basement. The classroom was in the North corner basement of Kentucky & 4th. I had the same class with Mr. Preston.  He posed the same question on all of his 6 weeks exams... He said if you missed the question, you would flunk that 6 week period!  The question was: "What is the definition of perseverance"?  

North Jr. High was not ever Roswell High School.  When North Jr. High was built, it was called  "Junior High" . It was the only Junior HIgh school in town. It  became North Junior High when the new Roswell High was built in 1955 on Hobbs street.

The original Roswell High school was built approx. 1913-1915.  The main entrance was on South Richardson.  In 1955 this orginal Roswell High, became South Junior High the same year that  'Junior HIgh' became 'North Jr. High'. 

What puzzles me is how could them-thar little "puppies" of North Jr. high beat  South Jr. high "Rebels" in football, most of the time... That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

09/27/20 04:11 PM #6105    


Don Ervin

Well one year when South got beat by North.  It was because I was the quarter back and Roy Allen was the full back.

Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

09/28/20 06:14 PM #6106    


Rex Booth


Carnegie Library  3rd & Richardson


Johnny posted an early picture of Carnegie Library a few weeks ago. Here's a brief history of the library.

Three Carnegie libraries were built in New Mexico, in Las Vegas; Raton; and Roswell. The Raton library was demolished, the Roswell library is a vacant office building, and the Las Vegas library is still in use!

The Roswell library origin dates back to the Women's Club who opened a reading room in 1897. In 1900, the club applied to obtain a grant to build a library from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. At first, the women’s club efforts were delayed by Carnegie's reluctance to consider applications from women. In 1904, a lot was purchased for $700… due to fund raising efforts by the Women's Club. In addition to this grant, the library received funds from James Hagerman, an investor in railroad and irrigation industries in the Pecos Valley.  The library was built in 1906.

I remember going to Carnegie library in 4th grade at Washington Ave. There were a series of little brown books about frontier explorers. Books about Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Kit Carson, and many other greats who helped shape our country’s early history.  Later researching the library during 9th grade at North for a class paper on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.  I am sure there are many of our classmates whom enjoyed Carnegie library over the years and have their own personal story to tell…,_New_Mexico)




09/28/20 06:28 PM #6107    


Saundra Bennett (Whiteside)

Rex, tha's an interesting story re the origin of Carnegie Library.  Thanks for sharing!  I remember doing research at the library while in high school for a paper for Mr. Luginbill's biology class.  At one point, the library was made into a bar called "The Library."  When I was teaching in Roswell during the early eighties, I used to go to happy hour there on Fridays with several teachers from my school.  It was a fun way to do research!  Does anyone else remember going there when it was a bar?

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