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New Kid on the Block [-]

I was with the N.O.Cadets Southernairs in 1961, we went to Abbeville for an excebition and stayed in a gym and slep on cots---i was a new kid and they wanted to anneciate me---so the older corps members waited till I fell asleep then squirted me in the face and the ears with catchup and musterd and mayo from squirt bottles out of the chow hall----I stumbled to the bathroom to clean my face and hair---then I was one of the guys-------cuite ha-------Elroy

Trips 1958 - 1960 [-]
I was a member of the New Orleans Cadets from 1958 to 1960. Then left to form the Stardusters. Trips I know of was 1958 by train to Los Angeles Calf, got to see Disney Land. 1959 Detroit and Canada, and 1960 Miami was last trip. Member names I can thing of are Wibbey Tank, Moe, Mike Lorie, Walter Montgomery and my self Sibby Fupont. So long ago.
Thoughs of the Pass [-]

The New Orleans Cadets Southernaires practiced at the old Stadium at City Park on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 until 9:00 pm. L.A. Gilmore was indeed director and wasn't a bad sort. Doc Cupero who was also a Dentist and music teacher at S.J. Peter's Jr. High School was the music instructor. I was a member along with my older sister who was in the color guard. It was an all male Corps with an all girl Color Guard. Our Drum major at the time as a young man named "Pee Wee". That's about all I can remember for now. Old age I guess but, they were the best days of my life.....

Ken Eatman

Ken now lives in Phoenix, AZ.