Visitors to Wildwood Park can sit a spell on the new bench installed there, above and at right. The plaque commemorates when Bill Fouts asked Shirley Barclay to go steady in 1941. Shirley, in the blue sweater, checks out the seating, a gift from her children.
Visitors to Wildwood Park can sit a spell on the new bench installed there, above and at right. The plaque commemorates when Bill Fouts asked Shirley Barclay to go steady in 1941. Shirley, in the blue sweater, checks out the seating, a gift from her children.
Her children formulated the idea because “every time we would go by the corner (at Boyer Avenue and Division Street) mom would tell the story of dad asking her to go steady. She says she even remembers the kiss,” John said.
Bill was in the military police and “the post commander of the training base wanted to keep his company …
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