Not only did he write the longest, richest and most complete report ever received for the book Belgrano Day School Centennial / Centenario, but he also keeps on sending us invaluable documents and data to expand and enrich the history of the school… Thank you so much, John!
John Walsh left Buenos Aires with his family in 1948… and never came back. He lives in Newport (Rhode Island), is now retired and has found in his old school a new feeling of belonging (that undoubtedly NEVER left him!) and a topic field where to display his prodigious memory… and his warm affection.
But let’s plunge into his last mail delivery (real mail, not e-mail!) received in our Old Facrecteans’ Affairs office at BDS:
“… While looking through a box of pictures, I found a little brochure about Sports Day at BDS in 1942. I enclose it herewith for the BDS archives (…) Also enclosed is a picture of my First Communion class, taken on the front steps of the school in 1939. This class was not a formal part of the school, but as you know Mr. Green had a close association with Catholic events. The class was taught by Mrs. Petty, who had two BDS children: Arthur and Michael (…) I am sitting in the ‘segunda fila’, 5th boy from the left, and Michael Petty is the boy immediately to the left of me…”