Las Lomas, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Here are a few of the "Good Times" in 1965 at the American School. We marched in the Independence Day parade, stood at attention and fainted during the many speeches given at the soccer stadium. We lined the streets and were run over while serving as the Honor Guard for Lopez Portillo, President of Mexico. We also listened to "The Rebels," consisting of Jimmy Chable, Fred Alvarez, and Ronald Funez. Please direct your photos of other good times to the Webmaster via email for publication here.
Here we all are, almost in step! John Schulte is the blonde haired guy, number two in the second row. Ricardo Agurcia is the guy in front of him. I am the fifth guy in the second row (8th grade). Anyone have a copy of the school emblem shown on the banner? Send it to me!
Here are the American School girls, marching right through downtown Tegucigalpa. I am informed the marching still goes on, September 15, each year. My sisters, Penny, Robin, and Mercy are circled. Penny and Robin are in the row furthest to the left, while Mercy is circled in the middle of the page.
Here are Jimmy Chable and Fred Alvarez, the hottest act in town in 1965, unless you were into the Trio Los Panchos, or Los Diners! Then there was that crazy prison band whose members borrowed Jimmy and Fred's electric guitars and really got cooking to some old Harry Belafonte tunes. My mother entertained the prisoners with her guitar playing, too! I really doubt any other US Embassy wives (anywhere - ever) played and sang for the Honduran prisoners.
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