Murdo Girl…The class of 1963

I spent a lot of time today looking through old yearbooks. It brought back all those good old days when we had better outlooks. I don’t mean to imply we had no cross to bear, but when we looked around; there wasn’t such despair.

I finally took a longer look at 1963. There I saw some pictures that really tickled me. My brother got his diploma in 1962. I graduated eight years later, but I knew who was who.

I laughed hard and loud when I saw the pic below. Whose Idea was it to wear those; do you know? The faded P.E. outfits that lasted a hundred years. You all look, um… cute. But do I see some tears?


Mrs. Kurht coached basketball. I heard she was really tough. I heard she wrote the school song, and she really knew her stuff.

She MC’d the first “All School Reunions.” She worked hard and was well respected, but she made you wear those P.E. suits, no matter how much you objected.

20191101_1Mrs. Kurht (2)

I came across this photograph and two cousins stared back at me. This proves that Murdo really was the home of Valerie. Cousin Andrea is in this picture, too. I can name the other kids… without a single clue.


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We the students of Murdo High, feel that character is built through the three C’s of education: Confidence, Co-operation, and Competition. (It doesn’t rhyme, but it was in the annual and I like it.)


A Graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells all the students dressed in identical caps and gowns that Individuality is the key to success.


5 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…The class of 1963

  1. scoper07 November 2, 2019 / 8:15 am

    There is one cousin staring back at me in that class picture. Thanks for show those pictures. I have never seen them before. Lots of faces that bring back partial memories. Some of them I recall their voice and speech pattern. Some of them only a setting. Lots of them only a face but no name.


    • Mary Francis McNinch November 2, 2019 / 8:26 am

      Marilyn Waldron. She was super nice and went through a lot in her life. Glad you enjoyed seeing the pics 07…


      • scoper07 November 2, 2019 / 8:55 am

        When she was in high school, Marilyn said she did not want to have to give a speech at graduation so she said she was going to be the third highest grade average. She was extremely smart so she was able to do just that. I don’t think I could have gotten the third highest grade point average in our class even if I tried really hard.


      • Mary Francis McNinch November 2, 2019 / 11:09 am

        You don’t think you could have gotten ahead of Cornelia or Bertha 07?


      • scoper07 November 2, 2019 / 12:32 pm

        Ahhh, no. I had the wrong priorities.


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