My mother was a more outgoing personality. Her father managed theaters and in the 40's, Hollywood was everything.
So, at this time, it seems appropriate that I share with you a few photos from my mother's time in school. Gloria Kennelly attended Resurrection Grade School and Providence High School for girls in Chicago. She graduated in 1942. At 5'7" she was one of the tallest girls in her class. Her best friend was the tallest. She told of the time they skipped school and went shopping downtown - after all who would find out in a city so large. Coming home that day they boarded the same bus as her next door neighbor. There was no place to hide . . she had seen them. My mother was a wonderful student, as you can tell from her report card, who loved Shakespeare and had big dreams of becoming a journalist. I think my mother loved her high school experience, but it was 1942 and the world was at war just when she was about to leave the nest. The future must have seemed so uncertain to her.
I would love to hear from any of the other students who graduated from Providence High School in 1942. Do you remember my mother? Do you have any stories to share? Is there a yearbook with other photos. Please contact me.
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