This group of women constituted a basketball team called the Red Hawks, part of the recreation league in Salem at the time. They went on to play basketball together at Salem High. They even had a photo of the group of them. They are all still alive, save one (Lorraine Bedard.)
I asked them if they would like me to take their photo, recreating where they were all standing in the original photo, and they happily agreed.
So, here is the "then" photo, which I scanned:
|Left to right, back: Ann Paul, Lorraine Bedard, Ann Scott and Arlene Bodge|
Left to right, front: Joyce Poirier, Nancy Burns and Audrey Rice
Here is the photo I took of them today:
They all attended the Phillips School with the exception of Ann Scott, who they told me they recruited for "her height" from St. Mary's School. I can tell this was a competitive group of basketball players!
Being a place where old friends can continually meet each other to keep in touch is one of the great things about "being" an historic hotel. I hope we can help you perpetuate your own good memories.
So, I hope to see you all here.