I went to Daniel O'Sullivan .. In fact I'm in some of the pictures. Including the football picture. I know most of the kids in the pic .. I have that picture still today on my photo album! Pretty cool!
I found my old O'Sullivan yearbook. Saw Gordon's picture as a second grader, I was in 7th grade. Not many people even knew the school existed.
Wendy: Do you have a scanner? I'd love to get some of images from the yearbook up on the site. Email me: gordieyoung(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
I see Vince Strawser, Lifus Ferguson, Dexter Thompson and my brother Dan McCall (holding the trophy #42,) Mike Gadola, a BUNCH of old family names there!!! GREAT picture. Thanks for the post!
I'm sad to say I'm one of those who never knew the school existed. How many kids attended and how long was it open? Nice to see some names I recognize from Powers, though!
I know just about everyone in that picture...why isn't Kim Thompson in uniform..didnt he play? I thought Larry Epps was on the team too..probably absent! To try to answer your question redgirl, it was St. Michael's renamed before it closed, They had renamed many of the Catholic school's. I think they were trying to give the Catholic schools a "new image". Sort of friendlier mainstream school names not so harsh sounding, after a huge drop in school numbers. Of course most of that was probably caused by the "Great White Flight". St. Agnes was renamed Donovan North and then later Dukette, and St. John Vianney Donovan South. My favorite 70's memory at O'Sullivan was Sr. Joanne's(she is pictured above) "Christian Living room". There were no desks or chairs ,we sat on pillows in a circle and mostly meditated and shared our feelings...definitely a 70's expereince! Thanks Sister Joanne
I loved Sister Joanne. I remember sitting in that circle on the pillows.And, yes, the name changes seemed to be a calculated effort to seem less Catholic. St. Mary's and St. Pius resisted, I think.
Holy Redeemer and Holy Rosary had resisted as well..I think Holy Rosary had K-12 for quite some time after Powers had opened too.
That's what it was - thanks Flintstoner. I was a student at Maurice Olk Primary and Donovan North before going to Powers. I always wondered why they didn't just call it St. Agnes.
I just found out about this site today, sadly while attending the funeral for Harry Parker, Joe Parker's Dad. (Joe is in the football picture) The pictures are awesome! We were undefeated in "72" & "73" (I realize this is rediculous to remember that) with the exception of 1 tie. I will buy drinks for the first person to tell me who the tie was against
Well here is your answer 14 years later, you tied us at Saint johns 14–14 and we were ahead at halftime 14 to nothing. My email address is Tmora1@outlook.com
Vince, sorry you discovered Flint Expats on a sad day, but I'm glad it brought back some happy memories.Okay, I'm thinking I'm probably off by a year or two, but I know O'Sullivan won the K of C title one year in the early seventies with a 4-0-2 record. The ties were against Rosary and St. John's. O'Sullivan beat St. Mary's in the final game of the season. But, again, I may have the wrong year.
Very close geewhy, good enough for a drink! 6-0 in 72 & 5-0-1 in 73. Only tie was at Holy Rosary. Those boys were big. The biggest player in the league was Al Mondeau from St. Mary's. Anyone recall the 5th Ave Grill?
I road the bus with Mike K, Larry and David E, and Mike G. Vince S. and I used to hang out in junior high and spy on his sister Teresa? when she was undressing. Mike K's sister Mary, Dexter T, and John M were classmates. Mary K. was a classmate since grade school at St. Matts, and I even went on 1 date with Wendy O in 1979, a real class act all thru school as I'm sure she remains to this day. I should have tried to follow up with many more dates but I must not have been thinking clearly.Small world indeed.
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