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 Post subject: elephant
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:01 pm 
I thought it was cool for you to see the elephant red, white and blue. I went back in 1996 and the elephant was all different colors. I can only hope the germans can appreciate the history behind the elephant and mustang! I sure do! Kristin


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:06 pm 
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Here's a great cartoon that Charlie Cockerell, class of '66, drew and sent in!

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Thanks Charlie.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:23 pm 
Great cartoon! Thanks for sharing it! Kristin


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 Post subject: more about the elephant........
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:18 pm 
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Mr. Bill and/or Tony,

Where did you get the picture of the elephant you have on this site? Kevin Williams was just in Germany and has a pciture of him by the elephant and he is painted exactly the same way BUT there are trees/bushes around it that don't seem to be in the picture you have. I wonder who painted it like this?

Mary

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Mary

I noticed that too when I got those pics from Kevin.

The one at the top of this page is from the great travel pics of the indefatigable Mr. Foore, used without his permission, but I told him about it afterwards. Same with the shot on the Kaufingerstrasse page.

Rob's narration says that he was there Jan. 8, 2005...perhaps the dead of the Bavarian winter would explain the lack of vegetation.


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I've posted the Kevin Williams pics mentioned above in the Perlacher and Munich thread in the Pics category. Go have a look yourself.


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"INDEFATIGABLE!" Beautiful-- I have always loved that word (but at 38 and with almost three kids, in no way does it apply).

Only the British could name a warship such an adjective, BTW.

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rnfoore wrote:
(but at 38 and with almost three kids,


don't you mean almost 39? Happy Birthday a day early! (and yes, I have a memory for bizarre factoids, including dates


and congrats on the almost 3rd kid - when will it be an actual kid? ROFL!

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Thanks, Patty... scary that you remembered... I had forgotten. ;)

R4.3 is scheduled for download on or about 20 Nov.


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Ah, and that last was actually from me. I only logged in once. :| Thanks officially under my login.

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 Post subject: The Elephant
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:01 pm 
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Got this from an interview clip the 60's group posted on their forum. It was from an interview with the first MAHS principal, Rex Gleason.

As told to him at the time...when the school complex was being built, the US administration was Republican (Eisenhower, I believe). The Germans believed all Americans were Republicans and brought the Elephant to the High School because they figured the Americans would appreciate the ode to the Republicans. Sometime later, the Elephant was moved to a site near the elementary school. But, the High Schoolers would have none of that. He was rescued and brought back to the High School.

It sounded like the Mustang came sometime afterwards...as Mr. Gleason said he 'heard' they eventually erected a Mustang statue on campus.

I'll see if Mr. Bill can figure out a way to get a link to the actual interview from our board, too.

Tony

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 Post subject: 1956...
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Doing a bit of digging...the building most of us went to school in was opened in 1956, and that was the same year the elephant was dedicated/donated. I've seen him in a picture from a 1956 yearbook.

Also...Ms. Anthofer began teaching math at MAHS in 1953! The next two teachers we'd recognize are Mr. Zibell and Ms. O'Donnell who both began teaching at Munich in 1956!

Who knew??

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I wonder what it would cost to buy the elephant from the current school and have it shipped stateside? I think it would look cool in my backyard (surely the neighbors would love adding a little kitsch to our country club neighborhood!). I'd even be willing to host an annual "strip off a layer of paint" party every 4th of July...it would be like an archeological dig as a past layer is revealed every year. Better yet, let's all chip in and buy it as a group and have it displayed at AAFES HQ...I guarantee more Munich kids were AAFES brats than Army brats! I think my Dad could still pull some strings.


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Just got back from Munich.
Doesn't seem they'd miss either the 'stang or the Elephant, the area around them is so overgrown with foliage that we had to get right up to them just to see if they were still there.
The best thing is that there is still a "Stars and Stripes" news paper machine in the housing area (still takes quarters, and is stocked daily!?!)


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