Shirley graduated from high school in 1950 (the middle class of the 20th century}.  she was involved in music and church and we often had her church and class friends over to sing and fellowship.  so again i got to be with “the big guys”.

she started to baylor in the fall 1950 quarter while she continued her job as elevator operator at goldstein migel.  I suppose if worse comes to worse she can fall back on that training–if she can find a hand-operated elevator.

she lasted exactly a quarter before she dropped out to marry don-fell in love quickly and i was as enamored of don as she was because he was full of jokes, nonsense, & a lot of fun.  he played catch with me, shot baskets, and other stuff.

one of the best parts, i thought, was he was going to marry shirley and take her away so I could have her room by myself instead of having to share with gary-some sibling love, huh?

Marrs McLean Gymnasium

once don took me home with him to his rooming house on south 5th st (mrs dee”s).  I spent the night and the next morning we shot baskets at the baylor gymnasium-i thought i was flying because this was where the baylor basketball team played and only 5 years before had been the runnerup to kentucky for the national ncaa basketball championship*.

* March 23, 1948, Madison Square Garden