Josefina (Josie)'s Latest Interactions
Always sharp and beautiful. I remember Sylvia well. I was class of 1971...just now deciding to join the Mastbaum website. My condolences to the family!
I never forget the day I had to make a speech in front of everyone in the auditorium to run for Class President. I bombed. I got such stage frieght, everyone started laughing and I stormed off the stage (exit left!)... needless to say I didn't run that year..... i went outside and sat on the curb (corner of Clementine St!) crying. All of a sudden I feel an arm over my shoulder and sitting "next" to me ON THE CURB no less was Mr. Sussman. He assured me it would be ok and that next year I should run and win. I told him (between sobs) that I couldn't go back in class because I was so embarassed and he gave me permission to call someone to come get me and I could leave early. What a HUMAN being! I will never, ever forget his kindness. The following year, 1971, I made my speech, ran for president of the graduating class and won. Thank you Mr. Sussman for believing in me.
Anna was a good friend in school. I am from her graduating class. My condolences (I've just decided to join the Mastbaum Site). Josie (Ramos) Matos
My favorite favorite class ! So much so that in my first year out of High School I opened up a Typing Business doing term papers and resumes for students at Temple Univ and elsewhere. Back in the day, I entered the worlds fastest typist event every year in the hopes that my 80 wpm on a manual with NO mistakes would allow me to win but I always got beat by a data entry person -- granted, that's what they did for a living, type type type type, asdf,, etc. To this day typing is my favorite thing to do! Thank you Mr. Sapp!
Always a gentlemen. Taught history as though he lived it and 'that's' what helped me remember everything I had to, in order to pass the tests! I'd role-play which led to many future jobs in the 'training arena' where role-playing was a necessary thing to do to understand the material and remember it! He, like many others, are the ones that made their mark on us as young people coming up in the ranks. WE are now in our mid 60's. The baby boomers with so much gratitude to so many great teachers we had at Mastbaum.