Bob Biederman

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Bob Biederman
Residing In: Long Beach, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Carol Lane
Homepage: www.robertbiederman.com
Occupation: Publisher
Military Service: army medical corp  
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Which Junior High School did you attend?

Bigelow

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Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 at 11:32 PM

I am afraid that some of you may not have seen the last part of the Michael Fischler thread, the part where he includes his reminiscence of meeting with Victor Frankl. I am also afraid that if you saw it, you may not have read it through to its conclusion.
This is well worth your time, even if you didn't care much about Mike's struggle with Plymouth State.

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This is an excerpt from the obituary of Richard Meacham. You can read the whole thing if you go to the "In Memoriam" page and click on him. I would have loved to include it in the comment section Roger Watson has worked so hard to create and Helen is bringing along. This is a self-portrait of the man who led us.
"My change from private to public school work is symbolic of my social views," Mr. Mechem wrote in the 25th anniversary report of his class at Harvard. "The current generation looks at me as a tired representative of the establishment, and it seems to be of little help that I had many of their ideas 25 years ago."

He wrote that he never trusted the capitalist system and worried about the establishment view of war in 1942. "Poverty amidst affluence, cutthroat business practices by churchgoing citizens, the obvious artificiality of a Wall Street-based economy, the arrogance of privatism [including, alas, Harvard and St. Paul's ], are but a few of the sociological factors which caused me to move first into education, and then into public education," he wrote.

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Posted on: Dec 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Happy Birthday, Posie. I can't tell you how relieved I was when your preemptive death announcement was posted on this site and then corrected.
So, I have to ask you--- When we were at Bigelow and you were a cheerleader and you guys chanted that Cheer _____He's our Man, if he can't do it ______can!. Were you assigned Frank Grant's name????

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Posted on: May 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Bigelow Vs. Day for the City Championship
November 1960

With apologies to Dana Mills, Rodney Moore, Dave Bliss and of course the amazing Marty O’Gorman

The education of a coward




Albermarle Field in the West Newton of 1960 was not really much of a field at all by the time early November made its arrival, just three acres of park that endured four-season use. The grass that began the football season in September had long since given way to stubble and dirt loosely defined by white lime stripes spaced at ten-yard intervals. There were no goal posts. This was a junior high field. Field goals weren't part of the game. Extra points were decided by a run or pass from three yards out and counted as two points. A dramatic foreshadowing of the AFL to come. But 9th grade football was not at all the AFL. This was serious stuff.
   Bigelow Junior High School was playing its 5th game of a season that found us unbeaten, untied and unscored upon. We were playing Day Junior High, also unbeaten. This was for the city championship. This was real.
We had rolled over the other three junior highs and one non-league game against Our Ladies. The Catholic school had given us a scare. Mainly because most all the guys on the Bigelow team were either Italian or Irish, and playing against Our Ladies had a flavor of the anti-Christ to it. Being one of two Jews on the team, I had no such qualms. The game itself was pretty uneventful. As the second string fullback I didn't play much anyway. Rodney Moore was the starter and despite a competition-class case of acne, he got the call. My second string position was due mostly to my chronic absence from practice and frequent early departures. It was one of the first real-life opportunities to learn that if you don't pay, you can't play. Nobody ever got cut from the football squad, so I could at least suit up. But I was not a favorite on or off the field. I thought I was better than Moore. It seemed obvious, to me anyway, in the scrimmages. Didn't matter. He was there, all the time, and I wasn't.
There are about 5,000 more words to this, if you care
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Posted on: Mar 21, 2014 at 12:48 AM

NB: '79 Shovelhead in background

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Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Ellen & Paul, both age 27 at Craigville Beach