Re: “Resident recalls growing up in Largo of yesteryear,” Aug. 30 Editor:Great historical piece. My family moved to Largo from the New York suburbs in 1957. I went to the old school, now occupied by the school board. I had to walk from Rosery Road to the school. Walking wasn’t that easy. There were no sidewalks on Clearwater/Largo Road and of course, we, the females were wearing multi-starched crinolines. No A/C at the school and no cold drinking water. The water smelled like rotten eggs. It was the sulfur in the wells.
It wasn’t any easier at the “new senior high on Missouri. We were the second graduating class and the last segregated class. I know people correct me that the class of 1960 was the first non-segregated. I remind them that the school year runs from August to June thereby the 1958 to 1959.
I’m going to send a copy of this to our class officers. By the way, all three of my kids went to Largo. My daughter Michel was a member of the International Band of Gold. Now that was a story in itself.