Here’s a wonderful piece by Margarita Cambest in the Towson Times, a Baltimore Sun newspaper, about my Girl Scout troop, the Merrie Landers, and our 1957 10-week trip to Europe. A memorable moment in time. I’m in the first row, far right, in both pictures. Fashion note that Cambest included: we camped in Girl Scout uniform dresses. We weren’t allowed to wear pants.
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I enjoyed reading this article as I was briefly a member of that troop. I remember you, Barbara, as we occasionally walked to Towson High together in the morning. In November of 10th grade we moved back to Baltimore City and I graduated from Eastern High School. I had lunch today with Barbara Robbins Venable today and I showed her the article. She said Eleanor Eschmann went on the trip. I lived across the street from Eleanor on Dixie Drive in Towson. I can’t identify her in the picture.
Ironically, I was researching my family’s history when this article popped up on my screen. It had to be fate!!!!
Lynda Houston Walker
So glad you saw this! E.E. Is third from right middle row in both photos. Please give hugs to Barbara R. And save one for yourself. For further correspondence try firstname.lastname@example.org
You all look even happier now!
We are definitely happier in our ’70s than in our insecure teens! There’s gotta be some payoff for arthritis!