Carl and Barbara Levin flank Benny Wasserman
Carl and Barbara Levin flank Benny Wasserman

65th Central High School Reunion

How many high schools have had a 65th reunion. And if they did, how many have attended? The 65th Central High reunion for the January class of 1952 was held on July 16 in Detroit at the Bloomfield Hills Andiamo. Believe it or not, we had 36 attendees. Many had their spouses with them. Not one was in a walker, wheelchair or with a cane. Seven came from out of state. All of them were Jewish. We were all 83 years old, plus or minus a year.

Central High was located on Tuxedo Boulevard, bounded by Lynwood and LaSalle boulevards. The intermediate school, Durfee, was located right next to the high school. And Roosevelt was the elementary school located next to Durfee.

Guy Barron, our class president, addressed the group with a short speech. We were fortunate to have in attendance one of our classmates, former Michigan U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who recently retired after serving 36 distinguished years in the U.S. Senate. He also addressed the group — but promised not to talk about politics. After lunch, comedian Jason Douglas entertained us.

Now, all we have to do is stay healthy so we can have a 70th high school reunion!

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