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Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 7:51 AM


As always, I really like these historical year WP's. There were some things I was thinking would be in there but might have been in the other 5...

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 7:58 AM

I really enjoyed this one, too, Sploofishy, thanks!

-- Geri

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.2 - Posts: 5649)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 8:19 AM

Great word puzzle...1955 was a very good year....I was born in '55...

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 8:23 AM

Good Wp, Sploofishy I like the year puzzles, too

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 9:48 AM

Enjoyed the puzzle good one.


Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 9:58 AM

Yeah Vickie - I knew your name should have been on births LOL~

Flcyclist  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 691)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 10:26 AM

Not to be redundent, but I also really enjoyed this puzzle! Good clues, straighforwardard and not toooooo hard, but challenging! We need more like them. Thanks, Sploofishy!

Bbear  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 2297)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 10:38 AM

If I knew how to type I would have done better; lost six because of my nimble fingers. Great puzzle!

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 10:57 AM

And 1955 was indeed a very good year....

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Sploofishy (Editor)  
Thu, 24th Jul '08 11:10 AM

Thanks! I enjoy writing those as well, combing through various sources for events that strike me as interesting - sometimes they're the biggest events of the year, other times it's something that only became important later. And then I have those two slots where I intentionally look for something odd or more obscure.

Anyway, I just wanted to let all the Platinum Word Puzzle writers who have been putting themselves out there to keep up the great work. It is a learned skill and I have definitely improved over time - now having written somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 (others have written even more). There were times fairly early on where I'm sure everyone on Sploofus wanted to kill me, and some editors gave up writing because that is a tough thing to go through, but it is an important part of the learning curve.

And to all the word puzzle takers out there, thanks for playing and please stay with us!

Keithr81052  (Level: 150.3 - Posts: 147)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 11:25 AM

good puzzle

Spacecat  (Level: 164.5 - Posts: 673)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 12:32 PM

To paraphrase a well known lyric. Sploofishy's still preoccupied with 1955. I can hear the groans. Have great day/night wherever you may be.

Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 12:40 PM

Always enjoy these kind of puzzles. More please.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 5:09 PM

I was in fifth grade in 1955. We were to have a 50th graduation anniversary this year but because of economic situations my grammar school was closed up. The interesting thing is that me, my dad and my grandfather all have the same names and we all graduated from that school. Anyone want to talk about Illegal immigrants or Sanctuary cities, go to my old neighborhood.
Good old St. Paul's School would still be open.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 7:15 PM

My own feeling about this "school closing thing" is that
they had to provide many more schools when the Boomers
- such as yourself - were in school....
Now there is no need for ALL of the schools and it seems,
an older school would cost more to maintain than a newer,
more efficient, and maybe even larger school building.
Another factor was also probably the shortage of Teachers.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Thu, 24th Jul '08 7:31 PM

Rowlanda, The school was in fine shape. The school was a Catholic owned school and was in the Chicago Archdiocese. When you get 80% of the students as non-payers, you have a problem. The teachers were great nuns From the Sisters of Notre Dame and the priests were Benedictan. They made a few attempts at getting an alumni set up but everyone flew the coupe and left Zone 8. BTW, Zone 8 is one of the most cosmopolitan sections in Chicago. I think around Wrigley Field is an area that beats "8". In an area less than one sqare mile, four Catholic schools had to close. Now the kids have the pleasure of going to school in house trailers. We had warm classrooms in 1955 and tuitions were paid.

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