Bob Ferguson

Bob Ferguson

Died July 31, 1980 Anaheim Calif. Traffic Accident


"I also remember Bob Ferguson. I thought he was very good looking and he was "bad". I liked Curtis but I was always afraid of Bob. I am talking about being in the seventh grade now. I was so miserably little and he loved to tease me about it. When we received our annuals I had bunches of people sign it and were sitting outside at the lunch tables. Bob walked up and asked to sign my book. I was almost struck dumb. I could barely look at him as I gave him my book. He took it and drew a little Pigmie with a bone in its hair and rib bones showing and underneath he wrote "Ah, Linda" and then signed it "Love, Bob Ferguson". I was absolutely mortified. I didn't give my book to anyone else to sign and even brought it home and hid it from my family. I still have that book and when I am surprised by what goes on in the world or what my granddaughters are worrying about in their social lives, or one the many other major setbacks in life, I get that book out and show my grandkids Bob's signature. It is difficult for my grandchildren to believe that I was once a tiny, shy little girl and not always a matriarch in the family. Everyone laughs, including me and I tell them the story of how shy and insecure I was about my size at that time. I also tell them that two years later I loved being short and curvy. Life was good. Poor Bob. I will bet anything that he had no idea that I worshipped him from afar or that his artwork could make me smile 45 years later."
Linda Strother Dorr (Class of '61, but moved away her Junior year)

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