Memories of church

Dear Editor:I am thankful that I grew up in Downey. When I read the article about the history of First Presbyterian Church of Downey, it brought back wonderful memories. ("First Presdyterian Church of Downey Marks 125 years," 11-17-11) Through our junior high and high school years of the 1950s, the church's front lawn became our after-school playground. We played football almost every day and weekends. We developed a bond that created two CIF football championships in 1956-57. Our YMCA club, the Cavaliers, also met there on Wednesday nights. Thanks, First Presbyterian Church of Downey! -- Lash Stevenson, Downey High School class of 1957

********** Published: December 1, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 33