An old friend just sent a photo of the “Highland Park Kids” – the members of our gang who grew up in a subdivision called Highland Park. We think they were out caroling in the neighborhood somewhere around 1958. I can pick out a few – including Tinker Lautar, Brenda Buck and Mary Carr and Betsy McGlown..
“I’m sure we were singing the first verse of ‘Silent Night’ which was the only carol we knew by heart,” said Tinker. He thought that was me, first kid on the left, standing in front of him but I told him I wouldn’t have been caught dead in that outfit and I didn’t qualify for the upscale Highland Park gang.. I was across the tracks caroling with the Broad Street subgang. I’d love to identify some of the others in the photo if any of you West Pointers recognize anyone else.
Oh, and Merry Christmas!