I Remember Dublin’s 1950 Class Presidents

I fell in love with this wonderful old photo as soon as Patty showed it to me. It may portray the times in which it was taken better than any I have seen in a long time. I keep expecting Fonzie to walk in the door any minute!

Names of the Dublin Class Presidents of 1950


Don Strong–sophomore

John Underwood–senior

Everett Hightower–junior

Rihard Alvardo–freshman (John added that this young man’s father was with the rodeo

All other young men are long standing Dublin families. The picture was taken at the Rexall Drug Store which was on the southwest corner of downtown–right across from Three Sisters. It was still open when we moved here in 1981.

About Patty Hirst

It doesn’t take long to discover that Patty Hirst loves Dublin, Texas, and the people who live in Dublin. She is also one of the reasons that Texansunited.com has been able to show the world just how special this Irish Texas town actually is. Quite often here on Texans United, you will find Patty in our News section, weighing in on what is happening in Dublin. But Patty Hirst is also a thinker, maybe even a dreamer,if you will. She sees the beauty in things that others never see...whether it be a rock, a single rose, or the stranger sitting on the park bench. Yes, Patty thinks good thoughts, and we've asked her to share thosse thoughts with all of us.
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2 Responses to I Remember Dublin’s 1950 Class Presidents

  1. Missy Jones says:

    Yes, I can remember sitting at the tables drinking fountain cokes. Notice the cups they are drinking from. This is a paper cup placed in a holder. (no dishes to wash). Also, notice the box of straws sitting on the table. Boys were known to take a straw, dip one end of the paper covering into their malted milk, and then blow the straw, covered with the paper covering up toward the ceiling. yes, they would stick there, and might be there a long time. Maybe that is why they quit having boxes of straws on the table. Notice that each of the boys also had a glass of water. Notice the great old cars seen through the window. How much money are those cars worth today? Also, notice the magazines in the racks behind the boys. This was an instant library, while they drank their cokes, they would look at the very latest Superman comics, and others. Yes, I can remember this.

  2. Tom D says:

    My mom grew up in Dublin. She moved to Detroit area and I’ve lived here all my life. But, I remember many fun visits to my relatives’ homes in Dublin. I’m not sure when Rexall closed, but I remember going to it a few times in the mid 80s. Remember going in there for lunch while the sun was shining. We sat at the window and watched the hardest rainstorm I can remember. By the time we were done with lunch, it was sunny again.

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