Ah! I see that someone else remembers the dreaded "electric paddle"! Mr. Inglish was my principal at Del City Elementary from 1959 to 1966, and it seemed like a lifetime back then. I was in his office for serious offenses three times during the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades; all surely worthy of punishment by paddling. Every blessed time, Mr. Inglish excused me simply for telling him the truth about my involvement in those incidents. I always thought him a good and fair man, and a role model of honesty for a young boy to aspire to. I'll say that Mr. Inglish did a man's job with me and made me a better man for it. My years at Del City Elementary were the best of my entire education and I wish to have told him exactly that; but will instead express my condolences to his family for their loss,and my gratitude to them for his selfless service in the Mid-Del school system.
dear cousin Nehi -I was a younger cousin during WWII with visits from him when he had leave time near Detroit-he sent artifacts from overseas to us and the most exciting treasure was a parachute!my Mom ,his AuntMary lived with Nehi and his brothers and parents--many a summer visit in Okmulgee was made delightful as he and Ruth spoiled me with cherry cokes at the drug store!Miles have separated us in my adult years,but you never left my memories--my love to the family Jeanine(Mrs.Carl)Field McCutchan, now of Altus,Okl.
Mr. English took Rick, Howard, Teddy and myself to Kansas City to see KC and the Yankees play during 4th of July weekend in 1961. Mickey hit 2 or 3 home runs during the series. Howard got Mickey's autograph. We had a pillow fight in a hotel room, feathers were every where. Mr. English showed a lot of patience toward young teenage boys. There were no cross words. What a memorial trip and fond memory. Thoughts go out to Howard and family.
Mr. Inglish, was a kind man a great person. He was my first principal. I was somewhat scared of him because I would always hear about an "electric paddle" in his office...:> RIP Mr. Inglish..journey well.
From Kindergarten through the 6th grade at Del City Elementary always saw Mr. Inglish with a smile on his face as he greeted us students when we entered the doors.God Bless Charles Inglish