Don't forget about the open house planned for this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the former Admiral King High School. If you haven't heard by now, the building will be torn down at the end of the school year to make way for the construction of the new Lorain High School. (Here's the link to the Morning Journal's story.)
It's been 35 years since I left, and I can still remember the day I walked out of there the very last time. I remember because I was sad.
As opposed to the spouse – who hated school and couldn't wait to get out of Brookside – I really enjoyed going to Admiral King. While I have many wonderful memories of Admiral King High School – including my fellow classmates and my great teachers – band will always be my favorite.
Being in band was some of the most fun I ever had in my life. It was exciting performing at football and basketball games, and marching in parades down Broadway.
Despite really enjoying my time at A.K.H.S., I'm not upset about its demolition. My great memories aren't going anywhere (for now, anyway). Plus I have my copies of the Trident.
But it won't be the same to look down W. 26th Street by George Daniel Stadium and not see that familiar brick building.