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City Beat: 70 years of memories at Dorsey High reunion

October 22, 2012 | 12:42 pm

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What would it be like to attend your 70th high school reunion?

For the 15 members of the Dorsey High School class of 1942 who came together last week, the gathering brought back bittersweet memories.

The young men in the class got draft notices soon after they left high school. They traded in caps and gowns for military uniforms.


One among them, who was Japanese American, was sent with his family to an internment camp.

The graduates of 1942 are now between the ages of 87 and 89.

"We've lived a long time since then," said one of them, Marge Gordon Stein.

Read more about the Dorsey High reunion.

And to see the festivities, check out the photos I sent out from the scene on Twitter below. 


-- Nita Lelyveld

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Photo: Marjorie Pierson Stein, second from right, and Bill Livingstone, right, share a laugh before they participate in singing Dorsey High School fight songs during their class of 1942 reunion. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times