PHOTOS: Middletown collector's 1950s memorabilia - JRC-Middletown
Cassandra Day - Hearst Connecticut Media 

“I used to be a contender but now I’m just a pretender,” said Middletown resident Danny Turro, 73, a 1961 graduate of Vinal Technical High School, thinking of his years there. He keeps a large yellowed newspaper clipping of the Class of 1961 on his wall. “RIP 1988” reads one of his notations in red near the man’s yearbook shot. Turro owns a 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible.

Cassandra Day - Hearst Connecticut Media

“I used to be a contender but now I’m just a pretender,” said Middletown resident Danny Turro, 73, a 1961 graduate of Vinal Technical High School, thinking of his years there. He keeps a large yellowed newspaper clipping of the Class of 1961 on his wall. “RIP 1988” reads one of his notations in red near the man’s yearbook shot. Turro owns a 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible.