The Little Blonde Head Girl

Ken Booth

Peanuts character Charlie Brown never found his little red haired girl. I can sympathize. For 69 years I have often wondered what became of the little blonde haired girl in my first grade class at Barkdull Faulk School for whom I harbored a shy and suppressed sweetness.

When my Dad bought a good-sized farm in another Louisiana parish (county) and we relocated there, I lost all track of my former Monroe classmates including the object of my then 6 year old’s infatuation.

Her name was Alice. I don’t remember the names of any others in that class but I remember hers.That’s about all I can tell you except that we shared Mrs. Fay Wilson’s class for a half a year at Barkdull Faulk Elementary School on Jackson Street in Monroe, Louisiana.

I have no known photo of Alice although that could very well be her on the far left side looking at the stage when Barkdull Faulk put on a Halloween program once. That would be me, the devil, third from the right. And there I am pictured during my 1st grade year at home, Whitehall Plantation where we lived at the time before relocating to Richland Parish.

Monroe City School Board Member Vickie Fowler Dayton has helped me research in an effort to try to locate Alice as have others familiar with dusty records from 1949 that I’m told are stored in the basement of the school. So far, no luck

If you or anyone you know might have knowledge of Alice please advise me via this Facebook means. Help me show Charlie Brown after all this time that it can be done.

And at the same time help solve a nearly 70 year old mystery. I’d love to write this story before my time is up.

Peanuts character Charlie Brown never found his little red haired girl. I can sympathize. For 69 years I have often wondered what became of the little blonde haired girl in my first grade class at Barkdull Faulk School for whom I harbored a shy and suppressed sweetness.

When my Dad bought a good-sized farm in another Louisiana parish (county) and we relocated there, I lost all track of my former Monroe classmates including the object of my then 6 year old’s infatuation.

Her name was Alice. I don’t remember the names of any others in that class but I remember hers. That’s about all I can tell you except that we shared Mrs. Fay Wilson’s class for a half a year at Barkdull Faulk Elementary School on Jackson Street in Monroe, Louisiana.

I have no known photo of Alice although that could very well be her on the far left side looking at the stage when Barkdull Faulk put on a Halloween program once. That would be me, the devil, third from the right. And there I am pictured during my 1st grade year at home, Whitehall Plantation where we lived at the time before relocating to Richland Parish.

Monroe City School Board Member Vickie Fowler Dayton has helped me research in an effort to try to locate Alice as have others familiar with dusty records from 1949 that I’m told are stored in the basement of the school. So far, no luck

If you or anyone you know might have knowledge of Alice please advise me via this Facebook means. Help me show Charlie Brown after all this time that it can be done.

And at the same time help solve a nearly 70 year old mystery. I’d love to write this story before my time is up.

Ken Booth

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