Ken Melrose, Boone Hi Lights, May 31, 1957, Vol. 5, #16

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Ken Melrose, Boone Hi Lights, May 31, 1957, Vol. 5, #16

Ken Melrose, Boone Hi Lights, May 31, 1957, Vol. 5, #16

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jtracy
November 2, 2016

Ken Melrose, center photo, from the Boone Hi Lights, May 31, 1957, Vol. 5, #16, school newspaper. VIEW.

Listen as Orlando native Charley Wells, featured in Boone Hi Lights Outstanding Six recalls his lifelong friendship with Ken Melrose in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Attorney Wells at his GrayRobinson law office in downtown Orlando, October 13, 2016.

LISTEN Part I (20:54) (Text highlights from audio recording.)

I then began the rest of my elementary school years at Delaney, which of course, has now been turned into a senior center, the Delaney Elementary School building down on south Delaney Street. And that's where I really began to develop most of the lifelong friends I've had from my school years here in Orlando. And, in fact, still many of those students who I have known since I began school there at Delaney in 1946 still are good friends.

Ken Melrose

In fact, one of those students that I went to school with made a substantial donation to the Orlando Public Library, to the Albertson Public Library, Ken Melrose. He and I were very good friends and played a lot of sports together as we grew up. Ken lived over close to Delaney Elementary School as a matter of fact. So we went to Delaney, and then went to Cherokee Junior High School. And most of the time that I was at Delaney, I would ride my bike from Gatlin Avenue down to Delaney and then come back and spend the afternoons playing various sports at Delaney Park which is there in south Orlando still. But a lot of my friends grew up in and around Delaney Park....

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