#107 ADD YOUR FUN STORIES ABOUT WHAT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS DID AT PARSONS BACK IN THE 60'S HERE BELOW IN OUR "HILARIOUS FLASHBACKS" SECTION. YOU'LL HAVE TO EMAIL ME THE STORIES AND I'LL POST THEM HERE FOR YOU. JAMES BLANTON ARMS UP TOP LEFT
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#1 FROM JOHNNY LINDEN

I GOT MY FIRST SPEEDING TICKET, OUT BY PHS, GIVING CATHIE TOLMAN A RIDE HOME FROM SCHOOL ONE DAY. I WASN'T VERY HAPPY WITH THAT POLICEMAN, BECAUSE A WEEK EARLIER, DAVID BRENNER, LARRY STONE & I WERE RIDING AROUND WITH 3 GIRLS, & JANE BAIR, THE FUTURE MISS KANSAS FROM PARSONS, WAS DRIVING & SPEEDING LIKE CRAZY. SHE FINALLY GOT PULLED OVER & ONLY GOT A WARNING. WHEN I GOT STOPPED, HE COULDN'T WAIT TO GIVE ME A TICKET. I WAS SO BUSY TALKING TO CATHIE, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I WAS SPEEDING. JUMP TO PICTURE # 58 & SEE JANE BAIR #13 BOTTOM RIGHT, NEXT TO DAVID BRENNER.



#2 FROM JOHNNY LINDEN

YOU PROBABLY REMEMBER THE FAMOUS WALKOUT IN 1962 AFTER WE WON THE REGIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. PARSONS HIGH SCHOOL MADE HEADLINES ON WHB KANSAS CITY RADIO, WHEN HALF THE HIGH SCHOOL WALKED OUT OF THE PEP ASSEMBLY AND WENT ON A WILD RIDE HONKING HORNS AND RUNNING STOP SIGNS THROUGH SOUTHEAST KANSAS INCLUDING PARSONS, ALTAMONT, COFFEVILLE, AND GOT STOPPED BY A POLICE ROAD BLOCK HEADING INTO INDEPENDENCE. AFTER WE GOT TO EACH TOWN,WE STOPPED & WENT CHARGING THROUGH THE HIGH SCHOOL. AT COFFEEVILLE, DAVID AMOS WAS THE LAST PERSON OUT THE DOOR. HE TURNED AROUND AND PUNCHED A COFFEVILLE STUDENT, THAT WAS PULLING ON HIS LETTER JACKET, RIGHT IN FRONT OF A TEACHER. ONE PARSONS TEACHER'S SON DROVE OFF WITHOUT PAYING FOR HIS GAS. EVERYONE'S OLD CLUNKERS KEPT BREAKING DOWN AND FALLING OUT OF THE RACE. GARY BEVINS' 1950 MERCURY THAT WE WERE IN OVERHEATED AND DIED COMING OVER BENDER MOUNDS ON THE WAY HOME. WE HAD TO WALK WAY OUT IN THIS FIELD AND CARRY WATER FROM A POND.

#3 FROM JOHNNY LINDEN

ONE NIGHT DAVID BRENNER & I CLIMBED ON THE REAR BUMPER OF CHIPPER MARQUARDT'S MODEL A FORD, WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF DOWN THE STREET. GARY BEVINS & SHERMAN COLLINS WERE SMART ENOUGH TO GET INSIDE THE CAR. WHEN HE GOT UP TO 30 MILES AN HOUR, IT WAS ALL WE COULD DO TO HANG ON, TILL HE FINALLY CAME TO A STOP, A FEW BLOCKS LATER. YOU CAN SEE A PICTURE OF DAVID BRENNER & THE MODEL A FORD ON PAGE 60 IN OUR 1964 PHS ANNUAL.



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