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Mystery Picture: June 5, 2009

Edna Standerwick Knows Oyster Bay

Edna Standerwick called to identify the April 28 mystery picture. She said, “I was so surprised to see the picture that I had to call. It is the outside of our classroom at the Roosevelt School. We have the most beautiful wing in our school, the Kindergarten wing, and that is the outside of my classroom with all the flowers on it and when the children return from their music lessons I’m going to tell them all about it. About the excitement of having our classroom picture in the Enterprise Pilot.   

“I did want to say the artwork of the flowers is all from the wonderful children I have in this wonderful class as always. The children are very special in Oyster Bay and it is really a privilege to be here,” said Ms. Standerwick.

The next caller was Joe DiCarali, who aided his daughter, a new caller to leave a voice message. She said, “I’m Rachel DiCarali and I am calling about the picture in the Enterprise Pilot. It is my class room in the Theodore Roosevelt School and Miss Gazzo’s class.”

Billy Minicozzi guessed that the mystery picture was a school window, either the back of the primary school on the top of School Street in Oyster Bay (which would be the St. Dominic Elementary School)  or the primary school in Bayville.

The current event of note this past week was the retirement of Jay Leno after 17 years on the Tonight Show. He said his “legacy” was the 68 children born to workers on the show who married over that time. Conan O’Brien takes over the night time laugh desk. On a sports note, Billy would like to see Detroit win the Stanley Cup.

The photograph was taken of the school after the Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy. It was great to see just how lovely the school is. The board did a great job in working on the entrance to the school and we have to thank architects James and Laura Smiros who were active in creating the plans. It is a delightful building. - DFK