Germantown High School * Philadelphia, PA. * Class of 1957


Joyce Hurvitz

Memories of GHS

---I loved my high school days. Whenever I recall the days at GHS, I smile and remember so many of my friends (with whom I still maintain a very strong friendship) and the good times we had. There were also many classmates who left lasting memories with me, whom I have not seen in quite a long time. I’m looking forward to seeing most of them at this upcoming reunion.

---Journalism class was one of my favorites… I guess mostly because of Mr. Norman Kline. His humor and sarcasm couldn’t be beat!! “Word Wealth” was his ever-ready tool and I gained from it. I learned what the word “diction” meant. I thank him for great memories.

---Miss Glassberg taught me to love plays and literature. She was a serious teacher, very dedicated and professional, and gave me an understanding of Shakespeare and the underlying meanings of his work.

---How could I ever forget Mr. Henry Wagner? Dashing and charming with a special warmth and ability to make history extremely exciting. I owe my love of European history to him; some of the info I learned in his class is still with me!!

---I remember a smiling Mr. Krimins….a pleasant, likeable man who also knew how to teach!! I think we all had a crush on him at one time or another.

---One of my favorite activities was Year Book Committee. One of my least favorite activities was early morning Ballet Class. I had to wake up at 6am to get to the gym before school started, dress in scanty clothes in a freezing cold gym, and try to be limber. Even though I loved ballet, the conditions left a lot to be desired!

Life After GHS

---After high school, I graduated from Temple University, and was married shortly afterwards. My husband, Arnold Bank, and I have been married for 43 years. We raised 3 wonderful (if I might say so myself) children, and have 4 delightful (again if I might say so myself) grandchildren.

---We have worked side by side, as partners, not only in our marriage, but also in business. I have been a gift buyer in our retail stores for the past 30 years, and it has been a good trip.

---I have become a bit of an artist in my old age, working with clay, and actually have turned out a few pretty decent pieces. The most important part of this "hobby" is that it affords me some totally relaxing and therapeutic moments....we can all use that!

---My old friends have thoroughly enriched my life; from high school days to the present time, and I hope forever more. .....Marcy, Linda and Merle....we've been through thick and thin together, as close as ever, and it feels very good.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in October.

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Special Thanks to Lois Addison for Scanning Yearbook Photos &
Special Thanks to Katherina Kripl Bonner for sending Lois Her Copy of the June 1957 Yearbook
& to George Palmer for sending Lois His Copy of the January 1957 Yearbook.

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