TAHS 50TH REUNION - 2000

PITTSBURGH, PA
 

Charles Earnest
Helfrich
Class of June 1950


 


 

The front of Taylor Allderdice High School


An aerial view of Taylor Allderdice High School



 
WE ARE SURVIVORS!!!
Consider the changes we have witnessed:

We were born before television, before penicillin, before polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, plastic, contact lenses, Frisbees and the Pill.

We were before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ballpoint pens, before pantyhose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip dry clothes, and before man walked on the moon.

We got married and then lived together.  How quaint can you be?

In our time, closets were for clothes, not for "coming out of."  Bunnies were small rabbits and rabbits were not Volkswagons.  Designer Jeans were scheming girls named Jean or Jeanne, and having a meaningful relationship meant getting along well with our cousins.

We thought fast food was what you ate during Lent and Outer Space was the back of the Manor or Hazelwood Theater.

We were before house-husbands, gay rights, computer dating, dual careers and commuter marriages.  We were before day-care centers, group therapy and nursing homes, we never heard of FM radio, tape decks, electric typewriters, VCR's, Internet, artificial hearts, word processors, yogurt and guys wearing earrings.  For us, time-sharing meant togetherness - not computers or condominiums, a "chip" meant a piece of wood; hardware meant hardware, and software wasn't even a word.

In 1940, "made in Japan" meant junk and the term "making out" referred to how you did on your exam.  Pizzas, "McDonalds," and instant coffee were unheard of.

We hit the scene when there were 5 & 10 cent stores, where you bought things for five and ten cents.  Isaly's sold ice cream cones for a nickel or a dime.  For one nickel, you could ride a street car, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi or enough stamps to mail one letter and two postcards. You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, but who could afford one, a pity too, because gas was 11 cents a gallon!

In our day, cigarette smoking was fashionable.  Grass was mowed.  Coke was a cold drink and Pot was something you cooked in.  Rock Music was a Grandma's lullaby and Aids were helpers in the Principal's office.

We were certainly not before the difference between the sexes was discovered but we were surely before the sex change, we made do with what we had.  And, we were the last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husband to have a baby!

No wonder we are so confused and there is such a generation gap today!

From "Bridging the Gap" by Charles J. Miller, D.D.S.

Copied from the TAHS 50th Class Reunion Booklet

 

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How many ways can we say it? These guys are the GREATEST!!

Eileen Siegal Cohen, Morton (Dizzy) Goldstein, Joan Weiss Benjamin, Mark Loevner, Lois Gershuny Cohen, Gilbert Block

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Chuck Helfrich and Doreen Halpern

 


Judy Cohen Klarfield
The Nightingale of Taylor Allderdice High - Beautiful Voice


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Second click on lower right corner
TAHS Lost Lambs
We found Jerome Berger
For any of the others, please contact JACQUEL384@aol.com

 

REUNIONS

Family 1997 - Jackie - Blunt Reunion

Family 1999 - Jackie - Sims Reunion

Family 2000 - Chuck - Hatfield and McCoy Reunion

Family 2001 - Jackie - Blunt Reunion

Family - All Years - Josey Reunions

HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS

Chuck 1990 - TAHS - 40th 

Chuck 1995 - TAHS - 45th

Chuck 2000 - TAHS - 50th

Jackie 1982 - FPHS - 30th

Jackie 1987 - FPHS - 35th - Page 1

Jackie 1987 - FPHS - 35th - Page 2

Jackie 1992 - FPHS - 40th

Jackie 1997 - FPHS - 45th

Jackie 2000 - FPHS - Fabulous 50's Millennium Reunion - Page 1

Jackie 2000 - FPHS - Fabulous 50's Millennium Reunion - Page 2

Jackie 2002 - FPHS - 50th Golden Class Reunion - Page 1 (Re-acquainting)

Jackie 2002 - FPHS - 50th Golden Class Reunion - Page 2 (Party Photos)

Jackie 2002 - FPHS - 50th Golden Class Reunion - Page 3 (Terpsichorean)

Jackie 2002 - FPHS - 50th Golden Class Reunion - Page 4 (See Ya in 2005!)

Jackie 2002 - FPHS - Memories Page