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Old 08-24-2021, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Steilacoom Wa
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I taught Second Grade at Royal Oaks in 1962-62 and Third Grade in Generalisimo in 1963-64. At that time I was called Miss (Janet) Brown.. I would love to hear from anyone who was there at that time. I treasure my time in Madrid. The people were so friendly and the country has so many interesting things to see and do. I have often thought about my students and wondered how their lives have been.
I was in second grade I think in 61 or 62 at Royal oaks then lived on base and were bussed to Generalissimo in 63 and
64.
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Old 08-25-2021, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Steilacoom Wa
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I remember that fire. We were there from 61 through 65. If it is the same fire that was out back in the olive orchard it was cooking. I remember people hosing their roofs off as a precaution.
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:51 AM
 
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Default 1967-1971 Royal Oaks

I Lived there in 144-B from 1967 to 1971. Fourth grade through 7th grade. My 4th grade teacher was Mrs. Larsen, 5th grade was Mr. Berg who also was the music teacher, and Mr. Snyder for 6th grade. For 7th grade I rode the bus to the school on base.

144-B was next to the pool and at the edge of the housing area. I would walk a dirt path to the school. Many times our yard was filled with sheep from one of the local shepherds.
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Old 03-30-2022, 10:49 AM
 
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Hello,

I lived at 144-B.

Dean Ross
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Old 07-12-2023, 06:26 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
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Hello,
My family lived at Royal Oaks, Torrejon AFB from 66-69. My Dad, Dick Rung was fighter pilot with the 613th Fighter Squadron flying F-100 Super Sabres. The squadron deployed there from England AFB, Alexandria, LA. Most of the pilots went directly to Vietnam while the families returned to the States. We ended up at Plattsburgh AFB, NY and my dad transitioned to F-111s.
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Old 01-30-2024, 08:18 PM
 
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When I was living in the dorm on base, my roommate and I hitch hiked to the gypsy camp to ride horses. We didn't make it back in time to check in, so had to spend the night with friends that she knew. We got in trouble and were put on room restriction. We enjoyed the horses, though!
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Old 03-16-2024, 12:45 AM
 
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I taught Second Grade at Royal Oaks in 1962-62 and Third Grade in Generalisimo in 1963-64. At that time I was called Miss (Janet) Brown.. I would love to hear from anyone who was there at that time. I treasure my time in Madrid. The people were so friendly and the country has so many interesting things to see and do. I have often thought about my students and wondered how their lives have been.
Sorry it has been so long since you posted your note and I saw it. I hope this finds you well.
I was in third through fifth grade at Generalissimo Elementary from 1960 to 1963 — Miss Ingalls and Bernadette Kamanchak who I adored, and Miss Greenley (sp?)who I do not have kind memories about. I heard some years later that Miss Komonchak went on to become a professor of Spanish literature somewhere in New England but lost track of the other teachers.

My father worked at the U.S. Embassy in the office of the Army Attache. In Spain we lived in Madrid not far from Generalissimo on San Telmo street, which I recall only because my friends and I could get jobs as movie extras at nearby Estudios Civil, and for two years we lived in apartments in Parque de Las Agendas, from which we could often hear the bullfights. We often visited Torrejon for the PX, Commissary and U.S. holidays, and I recall going to Royal Oaks a couple of times for some kind of educational tests.
Please let me know that you received this. I will try to sort through any letters and photos I might have — I just finalized handling my parents' estate in Pennsylvania after my mother died in 2022, and I live north of Seattle. Best regards, Mike Barber
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Old 03-16-2024, 12:55 AM
 
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Oh my, yes I remember Miss Greenly or Greenlee whatever. Yours was an apt description and she and her tyranny and focus on doing watercolors over math, reading, etc. derailed my education for a couple of years — I learned nothing and my parents let her know at a meeting that she scared the hell out of kids. One of my friends, Michael Shay, became a hero when he had enough of her one day in fifth grade and jumped up and yelled "I'm going home" and left. Quite an act of rebellion for a 10 year old in 1963.
Regardless, overall my time there was great, magical, from 1960 to 1963, fodder for more detail if you receive this.
I was horrified when on the plane back home in June 1963, however, when, while sitting with my sisters and parents, I spotted Miss Greenly sitting a few rows away. My mom calmed me and assured me she had no more power over me.
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Old 05-06-2024, 07:05 PM
 
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We lived in Marisierra with other USAF families from late 1962- mid 1965 , also attended Royal Oaks. My father was in SAC.

Last edited by davidfdanielson; 05-06-2024 at 07:16 PM.. Reason: clarify
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Old 05-06-2024, 07:08 PM
 
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My sister Linda recalled swinging really high on the swing on the Royal Oaks Elementary playground (1st grade, Ms. Elliott). She is still searching for a Spanish friend named Mary Beth (Paz).
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