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Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:38 pm

Mr Russell was my favorite teacher. Who else had him???

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Originally posted by pennymiller37@hotmail.com 15 MAR 2001</span>

Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:42 pm

I had Mr. Russell for 11th grade English... Very entertaining guy! I had so much fun in his class that I failed and had to take night school to graduate on time. I certainly can't blame him for my transgressions... I simply didn't like English! Robert Braun('81)

:puke:<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Originally posted by Robert C. Braun 18 MAY 2001</span>

Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:45 pm

I remember him writing "BLNT" (Better Luck Next Time) on the top of my papers.

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Originally posted by jkoehr@earthlink.net 20 JUN 2001</span>

Mon Aug 13, 2001 12:47 pm

Mr Russell crowned me king of the "do do" heads. Still dont know what the heck he meant by that

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>Originally posted by Jeff Johnson 20 JUN 2001</span>

Fri Sep 21, 2001 12:59 pm

I sure did. And I remember a student who didn't agree with him and wrote "Mr. Russell is a hypocrite" on the blackboard before class. Mr. R came in and saw it and read it aloud to the class. Except he pronounced it "hype-o-crite," and seemed very amused by the incident.

Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:44 pm

i had "unkle paul" a couple of times.  he also marked papers A.Y.K.   are you kidding?  i use that to this day.  i hope he is ok where ever he is.

charles woznak

Mon Sep 09, 2002 11:24 am

Mr Russell- I believe married a girl from my class. I forgot her name, but they both attended our 10 year reunion and looked great and happy together. Yes, he was interesting, he also taught my sister's class of 11 year prior...Kathie Strong

Mr Russell

Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:59 pm

Actually, I just checked the West Potomac web site and Paul Russell is still teaching English there (as of 2/04). I guess retirement is out of the question? He was teaching at GHS in the mid-70s when my sister attended the school on Popkins Lane.

Mr. Russell

Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:54 pm

Rumor has it he's going out this year, but I wouldn't bet on it. He's the last of the originals, taught my brothers' in '69, '75, 76, and myself in '77, thought it was a prerequisite for a diploma to have had taken his English class. In '69 he was the Basketball coach also, had his hair to the middle of his back, the last one left from the "old school" on Popkins Lane.

Every Bob Dylan song . . .

Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:33 pm

Thanks to Mr. Russell, I learned every Bob Dylan song ever recorded (up to 1979). I loved his fringed leather vest and remember a girl in my class named Monica whom he nicknamed "harmonica" which was finally shortened to "hormone."

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:38 am

I had Mr Russell,and remember him walking 11 miles barefooted with a bottle of wine in The Walk for Hunger...

good ole Russel!

Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:17 pm

Mr Russel was the best!! How could anyone fail his class???? :shock:

he used to catch me skipping his class and never really seemed to mind... :wink:

But his singing left something to be desired! :oops:

Re: Mr. Russell - Who else had him???

Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:38 pm

I had him my junior year for a study hall tried to ask him a question and he was not responding to "Mr. Russell" I tried three or four times no response so I just finally yelled "HEY YOU" that got his attention. But after being rescued by rest of the study hall he was cool about it
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