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Four Kids on the Way to School

Four Kids on the Way to School

I'm guessing we're on our way to Clover Ave. Elementary School. That's me on the left, next to my heartthrob, Debbie Sills. WHERE is Debbie!?! Of course, I've been married to my wonderful wife, Kathy, for almost a quarter of a century. On the far right is my next door neighbor, Ted Sykes, who I believe still lives in southern California. To this day I can't keep my shirt tucked into my pants.


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bob kovitz 13-Jun-2011 15:57
I thought it was Peter Sikes (Sykes?). I guess we were all in school together, although Peter moved to Ladera Heights (as did my family) in 1957, leaving Clover Ave. behind.
abby 30-Apr-2008 21:08
debbie sills is my mom! what a hoot. i cant believe this came up while googling her. so many of the names are familiar from stories she told me. i wish i could show this to her, but she passed away in 2006 after a 9 year battle with cancer. she lived a fantastic life though, as a professor of world religion at california lutheran university and her last book is coming out in the middle of may, so look her up! it's called "the light within." and thank so much for making my day with this picture:)
Guest 07-May-2006 04:04
Ava Robbins (Glazer)
Debbie Sills was in my girl scout troup along with Julie Martin. I would love to know where they are today.
Joel Axelrod 18-Oct-2005 22:45
Debbie Sills and her brother, Tony, lived just south of me on Midvale Avenue. If I'm not mistaken, her mother had an English accent. Her father was an avid golfer, who used to practice with Debbie's little brother, on the front lawn. Tony went on to become a fairly well recognized golf pro (despite having serious health problems). Debbie's pal on our block was Mary Jo Cohen. One house north of Debbie was the Ziskins...Trudy and Greg...Trudy went by the stage name of Trudy Ames and was a regular on the Danny Thomas Show and appeared in Bye Bye Birdie. This picture was taken at the intersection of Kelton and Coventry (with the small tributary, Sproul Ave which may no longer exist). The second house from the corner behind the kids was Mickey Lerner's house. He was one of the first of us to get a "real" job working for Howard at Allied Models on Pico Blvd just west of the Picwood Theater and just east of the Piece O'Pizza. Mickey had the best comic book collection of any of us. He kept them in a large green wooden cabinet in their garage. His mother had red hair and penciled in eyebrows. Jill McPeak, Joel Fishman, Butchie, Richard Joy and his two brothers, Bruce Leathers, Jolene Jacobs, Carrie and Marty Growdon (their father worked at D/Jack Frost War Surplus on Pico and Military), Cheryl Fennel, Vicki Conroy, the Newcombs, Joey Paganelly, Paul Sallows, Heather Williams, Joanie Borstein, Sherry Gold, the Wells', Mike Harris, Steve Paige, Steve Polivka, Scott Smith, Vickie Kent, Greg, Tim and Kenny Johnson, Paul and Bruce Reinauer, Lynn Torgrimson, the Heddings, Paul Clark, Billy and Pat Finley, the Pansky's, Pam Pearson, Mary O'Connel, Mike Solomon, Eddie, Gene and Linda Campbell, Michelle and Pat Prendergast, Tina Valpeau (Richard Boone's cousin), Julie Martin, Craig Belzer, Amanda and Nicholas James, Robin Stone, Jimmy Oplinger (Jr High gym teacher's son), Alfred Norton, Marshall (Tim) and Carl Rubin all lived in the neighborhood.
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