Yesterday: May Day in Spencer Park, 1953

  • Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 12:48 a.m.

Donna Bames Arey provided this photograph of May Day in Spencer Park in 1953. Pictured are the May Court, or May Queens — young and younger. Arey herself is the 6-year-old first-grader to the far right. Other Little Bo Beeps in front, to the left of the queen, include Linda Weant, Lorraine Cvechko, Susan Kennedy and Cathy Simmerson. The other three first-graders to the right of the queen are Carol Murdock, Vicki Whitley and Susie Simmerson. The May Queen is Spencer High School senior Gwen Trexler. Her attendants on the right are senior Pat Merck, junior Helen Meadows, sophomore Gypsie Talbert and freshman Letitia Wiseman. Attendants who could be identified on the left of Trexler are senior Nancy Spake and junior Cathryn Hay.

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