Your comments and memories are invited. As comments begin to flow in (and hopefully they will), do take time to read them.
- Memory of the Day: Many of us remember Miss Ida Murray, math teacher who was really, really old. (Well, she was probably all of fifty at the time.) She taught on the second floor with a room over ledges and the carvings to the left of the main entrance to the school. One day one of our classmates climbed out the window and hid on the ledge. Jim McNeel has told this story and needs to repeat all of the details here, ‘cause he knows them better than I.
- More on the reunion…Our hotel is providing a hospitality room that is available for anyone, whether you are staying in the hotel or not, to drop by and have a visit with other classmates. After every reunion in the past, a significant comment is that there just was not time to have a really good visit with everyone you wanted to see. Here is the opportunity to spend your down time recalling the good old days.
- In 1954… The world’s largest war vessel, the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, is commissioned in Virginia.
- How times change… Sixty years later in February, 2014, the de-commissioned Forrestal is being towed to a salvage yard to be dismantled. And, in 1954, the average life expectancy was 68.2 years. We recommend that classmates keep on trucking, avoiding salvage yards and dismantling.
Confidential: If you are by-passing our reunion because of the cost, we have received some generous donations to help defray part of the cost. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. No one but you and I will know about it.
One of the really important things each of you can do is to make sure we have your current contact information. If your email or phone or address has changed recently, send it along to email@example.com. If your underwear size has changed, we don’t care to know about it.
That’s all for today. Please send along memories and comments and stay tuned. When I can turn the laziness level down a notch, I will find some photos.