Thursday, June 23, 2011

AERONAUTICAL CLUB, WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL, WATERTOWN, MA, 1931







 AERONAUTICAL CLUB, WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL, WATERTOWN, MA, 1931-1932

Photo from the papers of Peter Bilezikian (1912-1910): Peter is seated in the front row, third from the left, dressed in a suit, white shirt and tie.  The back of the frame in ink in Peter's cursive, reads Peter Bilezikian, 16 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, Mass. Whenever we would drive to what is now Logan Airport in Boston,Marash Girl's father, Peter Bilezikian, would regale his children with stories of how this grand airport was once nothing bigger than the little airport at Plum Island, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, when he and his friends in the Watertown High School Aeronautical Club would take the gliders they had just built to the airport in Boston to challenge the birds in flight!

3 comments:

  1. I couldn't stop studying this great photo of the WHS Aeronautical club and your dad--how classy he and the others look in their white collars and suits, proudly posing with the wing frames. Such pride in themselves and their accomplishments. And nice little anecdote about Logan Airport.

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  2. this would have been the same period in which dad was building his napoleonic coach to scale. where did he find the time to do everything? he worked at a job after school because the family needed the money. take note of how full cheeked he was; a healthy boy, eight years after escape from his blood soaked ancestral homeland, a country whose emigre's arriving in this land of Freedom were blood and bones wrapped in skin.

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