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We are the graduates of New Castle Senior High School, New Castle, Pa.! Better know as the "Mates of 58"

We hope that members of our class gather here to remember old times, catch up on the latest news, and keep in touch until we meet again at our next reunion in the year 2003!

Links of Interest

Yahoo Get Local New Castle, Pa 10161
Local information, White Pages and Yellow Pages Directory
Home of the Red Hurricanes!
Get the lastest on the NECAHI Football and Basketball Teams!
Western Pa. Newspapers Online

"MATES OF 58"

For All Those Born Before 1945

We Are Survivors!!! . . .

Consider The Changes We have Witnessed!

We were born before television, before penicillin, before polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, plastic, contact lenses, Frisbees and the PILL. We were before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ball-point pens. Before pantyhose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip-dry clothes . . . and before man walked on the moon. We got married first and then lived together. How quaint can you be? In our time, closets were for clothes, not for "coming out of." Bunnies were small rabbits, and rabbits were not Volkswagens. Designer Jeans were scheming girls named Jean, and having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with our cousins. We thought fast food was what you ate during lent, and Outer Space was the back of the Riviera Theater. We were before househusbands, gay rights, computer dating, dual careers and commuter marriages. We were before day-care centers, group therapy and nursing homes. We never heard of FM radio, tape decks, electronic typewriters, a artificial hearts, word processors, yogurt and guys wearing earrings. For us, time-sharing meant togetherness . . . not computers or condominiums. A chip meant a piece of wood. Hardware meant hardware, and software wasn't even a word. Back then, "Made in Japan" meant junk and the term "making out" referred to how you did on your exam. Pizzas, McDonalds and instant coffee were unheard of. We hit the scene where there were 5 and 10 cent stores, where you bought things for five and ten cents. Sander's and Wilson's sold ice cream cones for a nickel or a dime. For a nickel you could ride a street car, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi or enough stamps to mail one letter and two postcards. You could buy a Chevy coupe for $600 . . but who could afford one? A pity too, because gas was 11 cents a gallon!

-Ashtabula Builders Assn.

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