William S. Carr
16 October 1906
28 January 1959
Mr Carr was a wonderful person, and I was
fortunate to have him in 8th grade. I was eleven years old and bored to tears with the
curriculum, and he let me bring a zillion library books to school and read them by myself
while everyone else was doing the dull stuff. The only rule was that I had to take the
regular exams with the rest of the class. Funny to think of it, but the things I read
back then were the foundation of my later work as a novelist. Mr. Carr died of a heart
attack, while playing ball with kids on the playground. He was honorable, decent, and
kind. I've always believed he deserved a special place in heaven.
---Judith Merkle Riley
See also the following pictures from the Livermore Class Picture Archive:
Mr Carr's eighth grade class, Junction Ave School, 1953--1954
Mr Carr's eighth grade class, Junction Ave School, 1954--1955
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