Senechal, Larry: Verona, Italy – Borgo Milano DoDDS

I attended Borgo Milano 1960-62. My English teacher was Beverly Bloomquist. She transferred to Vicenza HS. Mr. Generalli was my math teacher. Mr. Croce was my history teacher. Mr. Doe was my science teacher. Mrs. Devries was my art teacher and Mrs. Lynch my music teacher. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was the absolute best and served me well academically as I subsequently transferred to another DoDDS school and then finished my junior and senior years in a private sector high school. I have nothing but the fondest memories of my teachers and the lasting friendships I made there. In fact, one of my best friends lives in my neighborhood here in Seattle, and when we get together it is always a great time. Imagine, we have known one another for 62 years!!!

I have other memories and stories of living in Verona. What a wonderful place to live when you are young and coming of age. Every day was an opportunity to take another Big Juicy bite out of life.

We were required to live on the economy and to take Italian in school. I hated it at first but soon I learned quickly and within six months speaking passably, in 1 year fluently. Today when my wife and I returned to Italy our language skills return quickly.

Oh, I married a classmate from Borgo Milano but how that happened is another story.

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