Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
And so many people comment here about how Butler is in demise. most people only see the bad side.
It's not 1963 any more, Butler is sliding into oblivion, just go around town, read the Eagle, listen to Butler radio
If any of these classmates of mine are still in Butler I know that they are valuable Butler citizens.
I'm in this photo; three generations of my family were born and raised in Butler but now the only thing there for me are the graves; I've been gone a long time. Like so many people of my generation/upbringing, I have nostalgic memories of my old hometown but frankly there's nothing there that draws me back and I guess I have to take the word of those still in residence about Butler's present condition. Other towns of similar size and circumstance seem to reinvent themselves; Butler doesn't appear to have done that; I wonder why. I attribute that to a lack of civic and economic leadership, but frankly none of that is my business anymore since I've not committed to being one of those leaders. Nostalgia has it's place, I guess and I'll have to be satisfied with it. In the end, Butler wasn't a bad place in which to be raised.
my baby sister is in this photo. she stayed in butler became a high school teacher and is now retired. she did her part. it's hard to fight for a future that looks bleak but some in butler are working on it.bob dorcygrocai 99
I was at Broad Street school the year this was taken. From what I understand, it's no longer there which is a shame. I can still recall watching John Glen in space with the entire school in the center gathering room. Also recall the cloak rooms in every classroom and that we walked home for lunch. My mother who was born in 1932 also went to Broad Street. We moved to Virginia in 1966 because of my father's job with the government and I've only been back maybe 10 or 15 times since then, but will always have fond memories of Butler and Meridian, they were a great place to grow up.
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