I Hear From Frank Hillman, a [Herbert] Hoover “Jr. Hi” Classmate

Photo: At right, Frank Hillman fooling around with friend Ron Bryant–jr hi days.
hillman.jpgThats an even bigger surprise! You still have that picture of Ron and myself. . That is Great!! I guess what happened to me was i went to Poly along with John Alexander and a few others from Hoover. I always thought i got cheated –leaving all my friends having to go to Poly. Still enjoyed it but always missed the West Portal and Hoover classmates.

I live in SF (Noe Valley) Have 2 grown daughters. Worked at S&C Ford for many years. One of my neighbors in Rodney May. I think its fantastic that you all remained close contact
with many of the girls. How about the guys?? I still have my West Portal School class pictures from 58,59, and 60. If you do not and would like copies i can make a few . Thanks again for the picture…Frank

I Hear From Former Herbert Hoover Jr Hi School Student Body President (1960s) Norman Rosenblatt

NR.jpgNorman Rosenblatt is the second young man on the left, leaning over, talking to a female student in the back of a classroom at Lincoln High School in San Francisco’s lovely Sunset District). In the mid-1960s Norman Rosenblatt was elected as the student body president of Herbert Hoover Jr Hi. His family lived a couple of blocks from my house.

His email:

“Living in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for the last 10 years.

Hope all is well with you.”

Norman Rosenblatt
General Manager, Baja Holdings
Co-Broker, Suenos del Sol
(415)-350-8222 US Cell Phone
143-1908 office ) for all 3 numbers from US
143-2797 fax ) add to the beginning 011-52-624
129-5609 cell ) for cell #, only while in Cabo
add to the beginning 044-624
[email protected] or [email protected]

Future “Superstar” Mike Holmgren at Herbert Hoover Jr. High School, early 1960s

I took these photos in the schoolyard at Herbert Hoover Junior High School in San Francisco in the early 1960s.

Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Mike Holmgren dribbles the ball. (He was always the tallest kid in the school as well as school president). Mike and I were in the same class, graduating from Lincoln High in the mid-1960s.

Below: Former Superbowl coach (Green Bay Packers) Mike Holmgren shooting a jump shot:


My high school girlfriends get together — in the pre-dot. com boom years. Of course, I’m the one wearing black–but I like the overall composition of color, the pale blues and whites, the smiles.

L-R (last row) Candy Aggeler, Helen Fouser, Lynn Miller, Jan Gunther, Sue Sperry, Barbara Sawyer, Me, Janice Beckley
L-R (kneeling) Lynn Kalajian, Judy Howard, Lorrie Perry.

We were all members of “the Shalimars” a community service club encouraged by the YMCA, based near Stonestown Shopping Center in San Francisco. It was Lorrie Perry (later to become highly successfuly in the world of advertising) who came up with the name, Shalimars. Before I even knew who the “Beatles” were, and before they had set foot in America, Lorrie was making up promotional materials based on the campaign called “The Beatles Are Coming!”.

The Shalimars hosted dances at the YMCA (lots of “Louie Louie” every which way) charging a fee that we donated to our favorite charitiies, one of them a blind non-profit in the City. We also washed a lot of cars.

More commentary: Lyn Kalajian isn’t a doctor but could be one. Candy Aggeler is a famous artist who sells her unusual work to big stars like Elton John. Helen Fouser is an entrepreneur and very good pool player. Lynn Miller is an artist married to a restaurateur. Judy Howard has worked as a professional photographer. Barbara Sawyer is a mother and was Homecoming Queen. Jan Gunther, a teacher. Janice Beckley, a paralegal. Sue Sperry medical field, real estate.