Boys and their dates would have a lot of fun at get-togethers at one's home years ago. One excuse to invite kids over was that you might have at least one new "hot" record to play on the portable 45/78 machine. Shown enjoying an evening together (upper photo) is Billy Short, Jo Carolyn Anderson, Bobby Grisham, and Pat McGuire. Also shown (lower) is Jo and Pat discussing something. The time is probably about 1952. Jo remembers the Okolona trips to Wilson Park and writes:
"The pictures of the Okolona pool brought back memories of when Pat McGuire and I would go there. She always had friends who were willing chauffeurs for us. I remember riding home one night with windows down and our long hair blowing as we sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the top of our lungs. I always think of that night when I hear that song".
"Pat was the golden girl with the flaxen hair who could talk anyone into doing anything. She got me into a lot of trouble. When I was supposed to be preparing supper, she would "steal" me away from my chore. She was brave enough to wear shorts into town which was a kind of no-no in the early 50s. I was her cohort. My mother didn't think that was so cute. Going barefoot downtown was also a daring thrill. How we walked on the hot pavement, I don't know."
Thanks for the photos and story, Jo.