Tuesday, April 22, 2014

John Muir Middle School or Richard M Nixon?

Joanne Yoffee Furer, BHS '67, sent the following email and pics to me today... Thanks Joanne!


Hi Cathy,

If the school looks familiar in the new CBS show Bad Teacher (starts this Thursday, April 24), it’s because John Muir Middle School is the set for the fictitious RM Nixon Middle School! It took a moment, as I was driving by the school last September, to focus on when and why the Muir mascot was changed. Once I noticed the other changes and the camera crews, it all made sense in Burbank, Media Capital of the World. Naturally—no reflection on our own John Muir Junior High teachers, but it will be fun to see if we recognize any of the locations on campus. I attached some pictures I took of the exterior filming last September.

I hope all is well with you.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eric Robert "Bobby" Anderson, BHS '67 (1948-1998)

Sad news... Liz Anderson Eder, BHS '68, informed me through Facebook, that her brother, Bob Anderson, passed away several years ago.

Birth: 31 Dec 1948
Death: 22 Dec 1998
Age: 49
Last Residence: Carson City, NV

"He died in Reno Nevada Vet Hospital. Complication from aids which he got from a blood transfusion at the VA Hospital. This was before they were testing blood for aids."

Bobby grew up in Burbank and went to Miller which is where I knew him.
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Bobby is 2nd from left in the back row

Liz wrote, "He was in the Navy aboard the USS Fox out of San Diego. Bob worked at the Post Office in Burbank for a little under 20 years. Then he moved to Nevada and worked for Snap On Tools. He and I stayed close. He loved my kids and took them places."

Besides Liz, Bob was survived by son, Eric, daughters, Heather and Mary Lee as well as his mother who lives in Carson City, NV and sister, Linda Anderson Wilson, BHS '65.