This website will be closing
end of September 2018
Its 10th Anniversary!
"LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART"
written by BOB PEERCY
Nov. 20, 2008
(pictured left - 1947 Junior)
There was a small group from the high school band, called the pep band, that played at places like pep rallies and basketball games. I don't remember why, but in 1947 the school decided that they didn't want the band playing at basketball games. We had always played for the coronation ceremony when they crowned the basketball queen.
That year Betty Gibble (CHS 1948) was basketball queen, and she was disappointed that the band could not play. We decided that wasn't right, so we came up with a plan. Just before the half time, we left the ball game and went around and broke out a window to the band room so we could crawl in and get the band instruments. We sneaked up a back stairway to the balcony of the gym, and stayed out of sight until the last minute. Just as they escorted Betty into the room, we struck up "Let Me Call You Sweetheart", and made Betty and the team happy, and the faculty were shocked.
Of course we were called in to George Rush's office the next day, and were reprimanded, and we had to chip in and pay for having the window replaced, but we were all happy about it.
Betty Gibble (Whalen) CHS 1948 was a beauty with auburn hair. As a Junior in 1947 she was Basketball Queen; above is her Vivacity royalty photo. The picture of Bob on the left was taken January 20, 2009. Click on photo for a larger view.
Pictured left to right, Bob Peercy, Louis Armstrong (Satchmo) and Tommy Warner in 1952, Providence,
In 1950 I joined the navy and for the first 2 years, I was stationed in
While I was in
We moved to