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•   Anne Pierce (Bruening)  5/21
•   Martha Langill  5/26
•   Geryl Hamson (Hueter)  6/15
•   Jeanette Aubert (George)  6/16
•   June Buttrick (Krippner)  6/17

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8 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
16 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Kansas
6 live in Maine
3 live in Maryland
47 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Minnesota
16 live in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
2 live in Oregon
2 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
3 live in Vermont
3 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
1 lives in Australia
59 location unknown

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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 67.4%


A:   126   Joined
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(totals do not include deceased)

Lynnfield High School
Class of 1970

 

Welcome & Announcements

126 Classmates Have Joined

                                         

Hello fellow classmates of Lynnfield High School Class of 1970!  Due to Covid-19 our 50th Reunion has been rescheduled for September 17 & 18, 2021.  Block your calendars.  The Reunion Committee will keep classmates updated on details via this Website. 

This website has enabled many classmates to connect and re-connect (even those that will not be attending the Reunion).  This site is private!  Please read through the instructions for “First Time Visitors”.  In order to access the pages that are password protected on this site, you must set up a profile by providing a minimum of your email address and a password.  To set-up a profile, locate the “Classmates Profiles” link and locate your name and click on it.  Follow the prompt to create your profile. 

Since December 2019, we’ve had 17,738 cumulative website visits, 126 classmates have joined the site and have added 50 photos to their profiles. The “Save The Dates Invitation” link has been updated to reflect 2021 plans. The “Hotel” link has been updated. A “Photo” link is provided which has eight Galleries, where you can add photos. The "Class Donation" link remains active and it takes a couple of minutes to make an online donation.  Check out the "What's New" link for classmate updates.

Timely updates will be provided as we move towards 50+1 in 2021!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Archie and Jughead, a Lynnfield connection?

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There is little doubt that most of the inspiration for the Archie comic strip came from cartoonist Bob Montana’s teen years in Haverhill. The high school building, which is now the city’s library, resembles Riverdale High. Archie’s ever present teacher, Miss Grundy, is undoubtedly named for his real high school librarian, also named Miss Grundy. Even the principal had the same name.

Montana, though, had some strong Lynnfield connections, according to a book called “The New England Life of a Cartoonist: Bob Montana – Beyond the Archie Comic Strip,” by Carol Lee Anderson.  Before moving to Haverhill, Bob Montana, his mother, father, and sister, lived in a hotel in Boston’s theater district, and the family ran a restaurant called “Rancho.” All took part. His mother managed the operation, his father, a former vaudevillian, was the entertainment, his sister Ruth acted as hostess, and young Bob was a busboy. In his spare time the emerging artist painted murals on the wall.

To get the children out of the city the parents purchased a cottage on Pillings Pond and spend the summer of 1935 there. Tragedy struck, however. One day, while Bob was swimming, his 55-year-old father suffered a fatal heart attack on the beach.  His mother carried on with the restaurant for a while, but was forced to sell the cottage and, eventually, the restaurant. She remarried and the family moved to Haverhill. Bob’s sister Ruth married her longtime boyfriend and they purchased a home on Pillings Pond, just a stone’s throw from their old cottage. Young Bob continued to summer on the pond – this time with his older sister.

While there he befriended a boy named Larry Scanlon. 

Years after Bob’s death, in an interview with the Boston Globe, Montana’s widow, Peg Bertholet,  said that her late husband once told her that Archie’s comic book pal, Jughead, was a composite of Scanlon, as well as an employee of the Colonial Restaurant, Richard “Skinny” Linehan. 

Despite the fame it brought her husband, Gloria Linehan was not happy about the comparison. She said it was an insult. She said “Jughead was a moron.”

Although far less documented, it has been hinted that many of Archie’s exploits in the companion comic “Little Archie” were inspired by Montana’s days at Pillings Pond.

In any event, Montana thoroughly enjoyed his high school days at Haverhill. A Jan. 3, 1937 entry in his diary said “Best school I ever attended.” On June 25 his notation says ”So end one of the most enjoyable years I’ll ever have. I’m certainly glad I didn’t miss high school.”  As our reunion approaches, I certainly hope many of you feel the same.

Courtesy of Alan Foulds, our "unofficial" Class Historian