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A first-day memory from Forest Hills Elementary


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kimarie (from left) and Karrie Wilkie beam on the first day of school in 1962.When The Review invited members of the community to share their back-to-school photos, Joanne Wilkie offered up this image from her daughters’ first day at Forest Hills Elementary School — taken in 1962, just 13 years after the school was built.

Kimarie (Wilkie) Russell was entering first grade, and Karrie (Wilkie) Locke was entering kindergarten when the photo was taken.

The two dressed up in their new school clothes, and their mom captured the moment.

Back then, the family lived on Second Street in one of the oldest houses in Lake Oswego.

The two daughters later graduated from LOHS, and both celebrated a milestone together this year.

“They both retired this year,” Wilkie says, “Kim as an engineer from Boeing and Karrie after 37 years of teaching in Portland.”

(You’ll find lots of current first-day photos on Page A12, online on the main page at lakeoswegoreview.com and in next week’s issue of The Review.)

— The Review