BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
"I transferred to Riverside Drive Elementary in the third or fourth grade, the school consisted of wooden bungalows with a boardwalk down the center and a large dirt playground. ... In sixth grade, if you had a good attendance record and you were a good student you could be selected to be a 'crossing guard' ... a rare privilege ... with a badge for your arm and a hand held Stop sign. The crossing guard would walk kids that live on the south side of Riverside Dr., safely across the street right in front of the school. Remember, there was very little traffic back then and top speed by now was up to 30 miles an hour. Crossing guard kids were highly respected and very responsible. I wanted to be one so badly but I was not chosen for the job."
Excerpt from autobiographical notes of Joanne Krekorian -
Mrs. Gauls 5th grade class at Riverside Drive Elementary School 1937 - photocopy - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Joann Krekorian 2014. (click on image to enlarge it.) "Buck Henry, actor - producer - is in the bottom row, 3rd from the right. We called him Buzzy then."