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luv my dayton
803 posts
Jan 14, 2015
3:30 PM
Watched some of the show called NCIS New Orleans this week when the one female officer was speaking Spanish and the criminal told her she knew the language and where did she learn it. That was her response and she clarified in Dayton ohio. Have no idea why it was chosen but must have been a writer or actor familiar with Dayton. Nice surprise as ordinarily I don't watch this show.
211 posts
Jan 14, 2015
4:11 PM
I saw it too. As soon as she said that. Mine and my girlfriend's heads snapped up and asked each other, did you hear that. Wonder of one of the writers went to CJ?
42 posts
Jan 21, 2015
2:34 PM
That used to happen a lot on West Wing. Mostly, I think, because Martin Sheen grew up in Dayton and went to then Chaminade. Rob Lowe lived in Dayton as well. And of course, Johnathan Winters, the family that owned Winters National Bank before it was taken over by BankOne. You find Dayton references all over the entertainment media. Lots of performers are from Dayton. That may be why it was such a great place to live........because we were surrounded with talented people.
luv my dayton
811 posts
Jan 21, 2015
4:07 PM
had forgotten about that and thanks for the input.actually ohio has had more than their fair share of famous people who made it in the entertainment industry.
111 posts
Jan 22, 2015
7:16 AM
donm: Speaking of Martin Sheen (I graduated with his brother, John, from CHS in '61) and Rob Lowe, another member of that cast was from Dayton, Allison Janney. Although born in Boston, she somehow found her way to Dayton; attended college in Ohio, as well.
94 posts
Feb 21, 2015
7:38 PM
I went to school there with a kid named Mike Shmelster, who changed his name to Mike Gallagher and is now one of the top right-wing talk radio guys in the country. Wouldn't know it from his high school days, though. He was just another theater geek and student council type.
12 posts
Feb 23, 2015
7:36 AM
Went to grade school at Corpus & C.J. with Mike Smelter. His dad (Leon) ran the Corpus Rec Center for many years. Mike was a year a head of me in school. We were in band and chorus together @ CJ. Rob Lowe wasn't from Dayton, although he lived in Dayton in the house on the SW corner of Homewood and Wroe ave. My sister used to babysit for him
joey m
337 posts
Feb 23, 2015
8:10 AM
I think Rob Lowe's dad was an attorney here in town I played golf with him if it's the same person.
116 posts
Feb 23, 2015
12:21 PM
Rob Lowe's "Wikipedia" states he was born in Charlottesville, Va., but raised in Oakwood; attended Oakwood Jr. High, before moving to Malibu. His dad is mentioned as having been a "trial lawyer", but doesn't say in which city he practiced. Wow, is the internet something else?
56 posts
Feb 24, 2015
5:08 AM
I graduated from Chaminade (Class of 1970), and I'm a lawyer. Rob Lowe's father is Charles D. ("Chuck") Lowe, who, I believe, still practices law in the Dayton area.
195 posts
Feb 24, 2015
10:42 AM
Does anyone recall the building(s) around Wilkinson or Perry Streets that Chaminade used for classrooms around 1960. The buildings could have been associated with Sacred Heart church at some point. I cannot remember exactly where the building stood.
19 posts
Feb 24, 2015
11:20 AM
Rob's first few years were attending Grade School at Van Cleve on Helena and Forest. He was a couple of years behind me. I only attended Van Cleve for Kindergarten and First Grade, then Corpus Christi form 2nd through 8th
joey m
339 posts
Feb 24, 2015
11:25 AM
I'm Class 0f 61 and the only buildings I knew of were the old Emmanuel Grade school bldg. Started there in 57 and also went there when it was a grade school (2nd) grade. Here is a little extra info Every morning when the grade school was there we had to go to mass. Well if it was raining after mass we got to go to the basement of the church where there was an underground tunnel running from the church and under the Pastor's rectory to the school building basement. Always thought that was neat.
57 posts
Feb 25, 2015
5:11 AM
Falconboater, I, too, attended Van Cleve for kindergarten, and then Corpus Christi 1st through 8th, graduating (if you can call it that for grade school) in 1966. When did you graduate?
196 posts
Feb 25, 2015
7:50 AM
joey m- My best friend while I was growing-up attended Chaminade and graduated in 1963. He had classes in the above mentioned building around Wilkinson and Perry Streets in his freshman year which would put it in the 1959 vicinity.
21 posts
Feb 27, 2015
11:24 AM
Dan-o I "graduated" from Corpus in 1975
30 posts
Mar 05, 2015
6:50 PM
My sister went to and graduated from Julianne in the early 70's. She paid her own way too and worked at various jobs after school ( as we were working poor )..
Looking back I don't know how she did it..
If any of you are familiar with the famous band 'Heatwave' with roots in Dayton Ohio, very popular back in the early to mid 70's ( number one song ' Always and Forever )... Johnny Wilder, the lead singer, went to Chaminade. Johnny was older than I but we lived 2 doors down from the Wilders. I think his brother Keith went to Chaminade too, but like I say they were older than I.. Their mother Lucille worked at Chaminade.
117 posts
Mar 13, 2015
10:34 AM
I have the recent "quarterly" report from C-J, called VISION, and it has a near-full-page story on the mention of "Chaminade-Julienne" on NCIS:New Orleans. Apparently, in that episode, it was stated that the lead female character "...was from Ohio". For some reason, the writers decided that she would claim Dayton as her home town. Then, to tie into the fact that she spoke Spanish, it was decided that they would mention her high school. So, they "googled" high schools in Dayton, and chose C-J, "just because it sounded good". The teacher's name she used had absolutely no ties to C-J. So, as Paul Harvey would have said, "...and now, you know the rest of the story". Dayton, and more specifically, Chaminade-Julienne, were simply co-incidental to the story line.

Last Edited by JJCofMAINE on Mar 13, 2015 10:37 AM
47 posts
Mar 13, 2015
2:27 PM
Love hearing those memories. Edwin Moses attended Chaminade as well. He played in the band (drummer) as well as running track. We all knew he was good, and his Olympic showing proved how good he was. Driving up 75 to Dayton one of my kids asked who Edwin Moses was. It felt good to be able to tell them I knew hime in high school.
136 posts
Mar 13, 2015
4:11 PM
Supersix I attended Chaminade as a freshman in 60-61 school year. We had am classes in a building that was once Sacred Heart Grade School. If memory serves my right, the entrance was on Maple Street near Perry. We would walk down Fifth St. to Ludlow to get to the main building for lunch and a pm study hall. Sometimes I would take a shortcut south down Wilkinson and walk through Union Station to Ludlow St. On gym days, we started the morning at the main building and afterwards one of the teachers fired up an old diesel bus to take us over to Maple St. That bus just barely started and ran on cold winter mornings. I vaguely remember that Sacred Heart Grade School may have had a second building nearby that Chaminade also used for freshman classes. I think that the Maple St. building had only 4 classrooms.
197 posts
Mar 15, 2015
8:41 AM
rdebross, thanks for the reply. I found very little information on the internet about these "annex" buildings that Chaminade had.
290 posts
Mar 16, 2015
3:02 AM
Chuck Lowe was or is a lawyer in town. Not sure whether he still practices or not. We attended the same gym for awhile and went out to dinner a couple of times with a group. Super nice guy and had funny, funny stories about visiting his son, “Rob Lowe” in California and all the famous names that were at the parties…...

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