Lansdowne-Aldan High School Today

Seniors are known for spending undue amounts of time and attention on trivia, and true to form, I was comparing a recent photo of the front of our high school with the photo in our Lahian. Ignoring the police car and the dumpster in the recent photo, everything looks pretty much the same except the two large lamps on either side of the doorway have disappeared and there are now metal railings dividing the wide front steps.

Curiously, the plaque of LAHS we were all given at our 50th reunion is a combination of both the old and the new. The missing lamps and railings are as they appear now, but the large windows are shown as we knew them, made up of many small panes rather than the
few large ones of today.

All show clearly the motto “To teach the art of living well,” over the doorway. There is also an attribution for the quote underneath which is unreadable. Does anyone know what it is?  Some say the motto came from an English pub, but I am sure it was the motto of the old Wanamaker’s store.

And, does anyone know how the plaques were made? What photo did the artist use? Come on, now, the reunion was only three years ago.

About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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