Pocket full of flash bulbs
The picture of Aldo Merusi in today’s Herald (Oct. 8) brings back many happy memories. When I was I was a student at Rutland High School in the 1940s, I was a cheerleader. After RHS lost a basketball game to MSJ, Anne Preston Brush and I were sitting on the first row of bleachers, looking very sad. He took our picture and wanted to publish it. We called him and asked that he not publish the picture; we thought that MSJ would think we were poor losers. I still have that picture.
During a summer vacation from school he took a picture of a group of high school girls when we were taking a senior life-saving course at the old pool on North Main Street. That picture was in the Merusi Files just a few months ago.
In 1951 when Rob and I were married, my mother and I lived in a small apartment. Mr. Merusi came to the apartment and took pictures and then to IHM and on to The Wheeler Williams and the reception.
The picture of Aldo that is in the Herald today, in that long coat, is great. He always had his pockets full of flash bulbs. I am very happy to have known him.