My apologies for the lack of updates or new material since April. I have been very ill since Sept. of last year and have not had the ambition nor the energy to work our website. Hopefully I will have something new soon. Thank you for your understanding.
I've added photos to Photo Page 5 recently submitted by Steve Newman and will have Photo Page 6 up shortly which will include some aerial photos taken by the Elsinore Police Dept. I have also received a few things from the Elsinore Historical Society that I hope to post in a week or so. We have a new computer with Windows Vista (oh boy) which is not compatable with my digital camera. Once I replace the camera, I'll have a few new photos to post from the ENMS annuals and some donated items from Carl Schmidt. I've had no luck obtaining anything from the ENMS/Conklin Trust after more than a few requests. I was informed by the Secretary that they are primarily still functioning to allow access to student records. I've tried and will try once again to obtain my own ENMS records. If you have the desire to get your own school records, please contact the Secretary at (951) 678-1433.
Submissions are still needed. It's come to my attention that some are hesitant to submit anything for fear it won't get posted to the site. I make every effort, time allowing, to post what I recieve. It may not go up as quickly as you'd like, but it will be done in good time. I'll be honest and admit that my own enthusiasm waxes and wanes as interest in the site indeed seems minimal since our reunion. All I can say, is that I'll do what I can, but I most certainly cannot "make up" things to post nor fabricate non-existant updates without the input of others.
On another note, I was pleasently surprised to hear from Jim Moody a few days ago. Unfortunately we had guests from out of town and Jim and I couldn't get together. I'm waiting to hear from Jim in regards to some things he said he may submit.
Since our reunion in 2002 the building has suffered much vandalism and is in considerably worse condition then when we all once again toured its' halls. Some of us at the Reunion had discussed purchasing the building so as to save it from ruin, but sadly it never went past simple discussion.
My plan is to compile a more thorough and complete history not just of E.N.M.S. but of the building itself. After the Reunion, we all drifted back into our own lives much as I had suspected. But one thing we will always share in common is E.N.M.S. and the property it stood on. That will always remain. With the help of the Conklin Trust and Elsinore Historical Society, and more importantly, former students, we will be able to preserve in perpetuity a piece of the past that was such an influence in so many peoples lives. Good or bad, we all lived this shared experience.
So I ask any of you that are interested to contact me ( Email link below ) with anything that you would like to share. Photos, reflections or memories are what I'm looking for. Some may be included on our webpage and some may just go into a book project I'm contemplating.
Additionally, all photos compiled will eventually be converted to CD format and offered for sale at a very nominal price. This may also be expanded to include memories sent in by Cadets.
I have ungraded the site at my own cost to exclude the adverts and pop-ups. But I do need your help with submissions, photocopies, or what have you to keep the site interesting and alive. I have plenty of photos, but who wants to see the hundreds of pictures that my parents took of me? See my point?
So get out your photos, rack your brains for interesting memories and send them along to me. You'll be glad that you did. Somebody is interested, we have over 8000 hits on our page.
Best regards and I'll leave the light on for ya,