The campus has changed somewhat, and so have they, but the memories came rushing back Friday as three members of the Hoover High School class of 1951 unearthed a time capsule they buried when they were seniors.
“We are in shock, we never expected this,” said Tom O’Loughlin as he and classmates Jean Newhouse Woody and Marilyn Nadeau Chrisman stood amid dozens of staff and faculty members during a hero’s welcome on the central quad.
They carried with them a photograph pulled from a classmate’s scrapbook showing their class president, Don “Skip” Endsley, placing the capsule in wet cement.
The brass canister — hidden beneath a slab engraved with ‘51’ — contained a copy of the program from the class candlelight dinner, an enduring culinary tradition that takes place right before graduation. It also included letters written by all 365 graduates predicting where they would be and what they would be doing in the future.