Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: High School Chums #1

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Betsy Ward Lumsden Gray Delcambre 1946 Baby Day Cradock High School
Betsy Ward 1946
Senior Baby Day
in front of Cradock High School, Portsmouth, VA

Senior Baby Day was a tradition at Cradock High School that lasted well into the 1960s if not later.

Apparently my mother had a camera when she was in high school in the mid-1940s. Or maybe her friends did. Needless to say, she has lots of photos of her friends.

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  1. Was Baby Day a day for the seniors to dress like a baby? Or was there more to it than that?

    1. Nope, that's it. As if Seniors needed an excuse to act silly, they looked forward to Baby Day. They dressed in "baby" clothes, wore bibs, carried stuffed animals and rattles. Some were known to ride a wagon to school.

  2. Cute with the senior tradition and what a darling picture :)


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  4. What an interesting and fun tradition. So, did they cry like a baby when they got their homework assignments on that day? ;)

  5. It's not a 'day' we would have had here in the UK. I wonder who came up with the idea?