Friday Flashback #78

Back in the late 1970s, Long Lots Junior High School published a cookbook.

It was a fundraiser. Teachers submitted their favorite recipes. Some were legit. Others — well, let’s say a few staff members had their tongues firmly in their cheeks.

The other day, alert “06880” reader Kathleen Fazio found a copy in her mother’s house.

You may remember some of the teachers. You may or may not want to try some of their recipes.

Social studies teacher Lloyd Stableford

Phys. ed teacher Pete Benedetti and band teacher Jack Adams

Science teacher Marty Tafel

Social studies teacher Tom Marshall

Industrial arts teacher John Day

11 responses to “Friday Flashback #78

  1. As a Lion in those days I can attest to the delectable crumb of Tom’s gingerbread and the quality of John Day’s “fur” boards.

  2. John Day’s recipe was an excellent source of fiber!

  3. All great teachers!
    When I was 15 years old (1974) I hiked a large section of the Appalachian trail with 2 friends ….we hiked from Glencliff New Hampshire to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. At the end of our trip, we stayed at John Day’s lakeside cabin in Abbot Village (Maine) for a few days…
    He would cook us huge pancakes in the morning, and then he would take us out in his little boat to fish and spot wildlife.
    I still have one of his bird carvings, which he was famous for…
    Don’t remember him cooking coot board.

  4. These are classics! Who could forget Mr. Tafel’s mad scientist hairdo? Or Mr. Adams lingering Southern drawl. Great teachers these!

  5. Cindy Kocsis Brown

    What a fond Memory!
    Thank you for sharing Kathleen!
    We were most fortunate to have amazing teachers, including you, Dan Woog, for 9th grade English!!

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  7. Michael Pettee

    Wonderful. I clearly remember Mr. Day’s 7th grade shop class. I would think he of all people would know the difference between fur and fir!

  8. Peter Gambaccini

    Dan, you would recall this. Wasn’t John Day, a couple of years after I left Long Lots, one of the first people (along with his Bedford and Coleytown counterparts) to coach soccer in Westport junior highs?

    • Yes indeed. He was introduced to the game in England, during World War II. Great memories!

    • Peter, a little-known factoid: Dan was a starting fullback on Long Lots’ undefeated league and town champions, coached by John Day, in 1967.