A fitting and final salute for a WWII Vet

By Jeff Forster ’66 Special to LNP 11/11/2018 My father-in-law, Robert Miller, served as a reconnaissance photographer in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. He was stationed in England, the launch site for countless missions that helped map the crucial D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944. Like many veterans of any conflict, he never talked much about the war. He immersed himself … Continue reading A fitting and final salute for a WWII Vet

The Simple Story of the Clock

By Jack Neal Near the end of the school year in 1996, the Alumni Center received notice that there would be a year-long renovation of J.P. McCaskey High School beginning when school let out for the summer.  All McCaskey students and staff would spend the next school year at McCaskey East High School or a satellite site. Sherma Woolstenhulme, then Alumni Director, and my fellow … Continue reading The Simple Story of the Clock

J.P.’s Holiday Spirit

On September 1, John Piersol McCaskey’s great-granddaughter Kay McCaskey Adelman visited McCaskey High School bearing an important family heirloom: the Loving Cup, which belonged to J.P. himself. “Loving Cup” is not a term we often hear in the 21st Century. It refers to a large decorative chalice with two or three handles that is used for communal drinking or given as a meaningful keepsake. In … Continue reading J.P.’s Holiday Spirit

Please Report to Your Homeroom

When graduates of the McCaskey Campus return to their alma mater after many years, the word “homeroom” is usually mentioned. Either they request to see that particular subset of McCaskey East or J.P. that they reported to every morning when the first bell rang, or, out of the blue, they become excited when they turn down a particular hallway: “I think this was my homeroom!” … Continue reading Please Report to Your Homeroom

Keep calm and go to your high school reunion

As the world said goodbye to 2015, the McCaskey High School Class of 2000 organized and pulled off a reunion, which was held at Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub. It was a whirlwind, last-minute endeavor, but ended up being a whole lot of fun. It was appropriate that the following day I happened to watch a hilariously excruciating comedy with Jack Black called The D Train … Continue reading Keep calm and go to your high school reunion