|Public School 33 of Queens, New York|
|Classmates of class 8B1-Stan circled in blue-1937.|
Of all of the signatures I recognized were from family members.
1) Page signed by his mother, Sophie Ramona Pina Cooper. Love her sign off of "Happy Sailing." Did she know he would join the U. S. Navy four years later?
2) Page signed by his father, John Carrick Cooper.
3) Page signed by his sister, Margarite Eileen Cooper.
4) Page signed by his Uncle Edward Piña, his mother's younger brother.
|Stan during his years at PS 33, Queens, New York.|
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine,
and the shadows will always fall behind you."
What people write in albums,
Always seem the same,
All I have to offer,
Is my friendship and my name."
"Last night upon the stairs
I saw a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again next day,
I wish to goodness he'd go away."
"Just to make you angry,
Just to make you frown,
I'm writing in your album
Jane Schneider - this was written upside down
Don't wait for your ship to come in
Row out and meet it."
Stan went on to Brooklyn Technical High School from 1937-1941. After he joined the U.S. Navy, in the spring of 1941, he did not walk down the graduation aisle with his classmates. See how he corrected this after World War II.