I want to start with a memory of the Palms Theater from a classmate, Cynthia Owen Farrar (DHS '68):
Hey Chuck,Don't know if you remember or not, but Kay [Cyn's sister and fellow classmate in DHS '68] (sold tickets and took orders from the balcony), Barbara [Cyn's sister in the DHS Class '69] and I ( behind the counter making suicides, selling popcorn, candy and those big dill pickles) and Buzz [Cyn's brother in the Class of '71] ( ushering) all worked at the Palms Theater. Also working as ushers were Robert Allen [DHS '68] and Monte Allen [DHS '66], Ralph Barnidge [DHS '67], and Roger Solomon [DHS '69].I got out of school early because I would make up the bags of popcorn for the football games that were played at home.Those were the days and I don't think the ol' Palms Theater was ever the same.
I have to agree with Cyn, the Palms Theater couldn't possible remain the same after that crew finished with it!
I know I've got graduating class years messed up in the captions for several of these photos, but I figure someone will send me corrections. (Incidentally, I give persons' graduating class years, so readers can infer ages. I'm sure I would get far fewer contributions if I noted ages in stark black & white.)
|The Buehring siblings before they moved to Sugar Land: Walt (DHS '73) with Cindy (DHS '70) and Bunnye (DHS '71).|
|The Daniels sisters on First Street: Gayla (DHS '72), Carla (DHS '70), and Deana (DHS '66).|
|The Jenkins sisters in a bad mood: Nancy (DHS '70) and Janice (DHS '68).|
|The Jenkins sisters with their mother Dorothy Moses Jenkins. (Note the improved attitude.)|
|Fort Bend County Fair Queen candidates, but I don't recognize them or know the year.|
|SLHS graduation in the auditorium. If that is Luther Jordy and Ann Keller, then it's 1958. Mr. W. E. White & Dr. Leslie Wheeler, Jr. are on the left. Mr. Edward Ernest is partially visible on the right. (Not sure who the others are.)|
|The 1958 Sugarland Industries awards banquet in the old Salvage Building. Shown in the photo are: Rev. R. L. Cooke, W. H. Louviere, Sr., G. A. Stirl, J. B. Fowler, T. L. James, J. M. Schrum, G. U. Stabler, R. P. Hill, Hal Rucker, and Homer Johnson.|