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07/13/10 10:49 PM #29    

Claudia Hill (Conrad)

Hi, Frances and Beverly Thanks for calling and checking on us and  for giving me the prod to go ahead and register on the website.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in Oct. and having a wonderful reunion.   I will post a picture when I figure out how.


07/23/10 12:40 AM #30    

 

Faye Gulledge (Whiten)

John, I have contacted a few to encourage them to come. Jim Moten, Thelma Hale Whisnant, and Cynthia Benfield Childress.  FYI - Sue Scoggins passed away in 09 and Mary Anna Dameron Davis is in Alexander Place - she's had several strokes.  Sue Hart Lewis lost her husband a few weeks ago after a tree limb fell on him after cutting a large tree.  And I'm also trying to get Connie Huffstetler Greenlee to come.  I personally am real excited about this reunion and I believe we'll have the best yet.  I thank the committee for their fine job and know we all appreciate you taking time to help us celebrate in a big way!


08/12/10 10:26 PM #31    

 

John Parker

Scotty,

I don't know of any,  We'll discuss it at the next meeting.

John


08/27/10 12:14 PM #32    

 

Mack Spurrier

Betti,ince both our last names started with S we should have been in the same home rooms.

My 10th grade home room teacher was Mr. Stapleton and 11th grade was Mrs. Froneberger and 12th grade was Mrs. Fannie Holmes Smith.

Hope this brings back memories.

Mack Spurrier

Mackspurrier@aol.com


09/12/10 10:11 AM #33    

Jackay Stowe-McDaniel

I want to be one of the first to congratulate Judith and Tomas on mkaing it  50 years.   Are thsy the first of our group to make the 50?


10/08/10 01:57 PM #34    

 

Faye Gulledge (Whiten)

Well today is October 8, 2010!!  Let's begin the big celebration.  50 Years!!!


10/10/10 09:10 PM #35    

Brenda Blackwood (Ivey)

The class reunion was a wonderful event. So good to see old friends and will cherish the memory for a long time. A big "thank you" to the committee that planned and implemented the event. You all did a great job. Cannot wait to see you at the next one. 

Brenda Blackwood Ivey


10/11/10 05:15 PM #36    

Carol Atchley (Robinson)

Thanks to all the committee members for a great weekend.  I just got home Monday at 4:30 P.M.  Made it a really long weekend.  It was great seeing some people that I really had not seen in 50 years and seeing those that I had not seen in 5.  I am already looking forward to the next reunion.  Thanks again guys.


10/11/10 05:23 PM #37    

Beverly Riley (Marlow)

Did anyone record the Memorial Service or know anyone who did?  If so, I'd love a copy.

Also, I echo each word of John Parker's sentiments on the Home Page. This was a sun-kissed weekend that will remain in memory forever.

To those of you I didn't get a chance to speak with, I sincerely apologize. I'm glad each of you were there to make this event special for all of us..... Beverly


10/12/10 09:29 PM #38    

 

Betti Smith (Krapfl)

DITTO to all the comments about how wonderful the reunion was. Absolutely the best one yet.

To the wonderful committee: I cannot begin to thank you enough for all your  hard work. I appreciate it!

It was such a joy to talk with the people I got around to. Still want to talk with everyone the next time!! To those I missed, let's plan on it for the next one.

I  miss all of you already...

Betti Smith Krapfl


10/16/10 04:18 PM #39    

 

Nancy Mullinax (Roberts)

AHS CLASS OF 60,

I, TOO, ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF THIS WEEK-END.  I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE.  DO WE HAVE TO WAIT 5 YEARS??  I ENJOYED THE ENTERTAINMENT.  I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE TALENT NEXT TIME!!

NANCY MULLINAX ROBERTS


10/16/10 09:32 PM #40    

M C Huffstetler

I just wanted to thank the reunion committee for all of their hard work.  It was easy to see that the committe  spent alot of time planning this two day event.  Not only was the food delicious but the pictures, yearbooks, all of the memories from the past made it even more special.  I must admit that as special as all of that was, seeing so many classmates that I had not seen in forty or fifty years was the best part of all.  I was especially happy that we had the Memorial Service to remember all of the classmates that are no longer with us.  I look forward to seeing all of you at the next class reunion and I wish all of you happiness and good health.

  M.C. Huffstetler


10/22/10 08:28 PM #41    

Sandra McManus (Jordan)

I just wanted to give Kudo's to the reunion committee for the reunion this year.  Your hard work was very apparent and I really enjoyed myself.  Thanks again for all your hard work.


11/04/10 02:51 PM #42    

Buddy Collins

Not sure where to respond ... Nick Mentavolus' pictures from Central Elementary School ...

(Picture to the right .. 1st grade ... Mrs. Miller, Teacher ... 1st row (not in order) has Ronnie Cloer, Carol Cumbie, Myron Slutsky (?), Jenny Schienyder (?), Larry Williams, Buddy Collins

Others in the picture ... Wayne Lollis, Dickie Craig


11/04/10 04:02 PM #43    

Scotty Wise (Price)

This is not really a response but a question....David and I listen to '50's on 5' XM radio in the car, and when "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" was played the other day, he remembered that the band played that song as they entered and left the auditorium for assemblies. He graduated in '56. I don't remember that we did that, or am I just having an 'intellectual interlude?" (no senior moments for me!)


11/09/10 12:43 PM #44    

 

Dan Rockett

No....   The band nor anyone else played that tune upon anyone entering the auditorium.

At least not while I was in the band for three years.  1958-60

 

Dan Rockett


11/20/10 07:44 PM #45    

 

Jenny Lynn Schneider (Bern)

The 50th Reunion was an amazing experience for Dave & I.  We both had such a terrific time.  Planning the 2 day events took much work and we are so appreciative to all who had a hand in the planning & execution of all the activities.  It was so wonderful to see people whom I had not seen in 50 years.  I love my Southern Gastonia Roots and cherish all the memories I have growing up there.  It was a special time for all of us as change has been enormous  with technology in the 21st Century.  People and places are so different.  Culturally we and our children  are in quite a different time with expectations so different.  I Loved seeing everyone, being with everyone, and sharing the experience with all the wonderful people I knew growing up.  THERE'S NO PLACE ON EARTH LIKE THE SOUTH!  Take it from me...I've lived all over the country and if my children and grandchildren didn't live in California, I'd be back in the South in a heartbeat!  Again, reunion committee, Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!  I can't wait for the 55th Reunion. God willing we will ALL be in this world and able to attend.

 


12/01/10 09:22 PM #46    

 

John Parker

Jenny,

Thank you for such a great message.  I feel the same way about the South.  Though I have never lived outside it like you, I have spent too many days & nights in non-Southern places, some good, some bad. There was a book written in the 80's, "The Nine Nations of North Amrica", that identified 9 distinct sections not always defined by state lines. I remember it said something like when you've have been away from your "nation" & return, you know you're home as soon as you cross into it.

Another story, when our daughter was in Australia for a year at the University of Melbourne, we took advantage of the opportunity to go there.  We were there for about a month. The last night was spent at a small motel in Brisbane, owned & run by a lady & her daughter.  Several stories from that one night (all good) but the one that is appropriate follows.  On the morning we were leaving, she took us to the airport.  She stated that there was something about us that was different from other Americans she had known. I replied that we were Southerners more than Americans & that we were typical.

Look forward to seeing you again.

John


12/14/10 10:34 AM #47    

 

Jim Mauney

Classmates of AHS Class of 60

You possibly missed our own C. Michael Blackwell on a live TV interview with Mr. Bill Friday on North Carolina Educational Television this past week. I was fortuante enough to catch the last half of it. It was both entertaining and exciting to see Mickey do such an admirable job in the interview. He was very articulate in his responses to the host, our other local Dallas N.C. celebrity, William "Bill" Friday. Mickey gave a very warm professional and personable appearance.

Mickey has done a wonderful job leading The North Carolina Baptisit Children's Home in Thomasville, which was the primary motive for the interview. He not only represented him self well in the interview, he put in a great plug for his native home of Gastonia and the part I really appreciated was when he gave a great plug to our just completed AHS Class of 60 Reunion! He was a great spokesman for our State, our City and our great Ashley High School Class of 60. You would have been proud of him and proud to be one of his classmates!

I hope that Mickey can let us know when there may be a re-run of this program so that other classmates can tune in! We're proud of you Mickey! 

Jimmy Mauney

AHS Class of 60 Member

 


06/03/11 09:29 AM #48    

Jackay Stowe-McDaniel

Alix, I pray for your getting better.


10/10/12 09:08 PM #49    

 

Jenny Lynn Schneider (Bern)

The 52 reunion was a blast!  Almost 100 people attended (I think).  Both Dave & I had a wonderful time and seeing some classmates we haven't seen before.  The committee did such a wonderful time and I know they spent a lot of time planning  the reunion.  Thank you all so much for doing this for us all.  I expecially loved seeing Adrienne Cleere.  We have stayed in touch through the years, but we haven't seen each other in 15-20 years.  Such fun seeing her and what a surprise finding here there.  Again committee, thank you from the bottom of my heartsmiley for making our reunion so special.


09/28/13 01:20 PM #50    

 

Dan Rockett

Hope we all get to see each other again in 2015?

We are so fortunate yo have this terrific website and dedicated reunion committee.

Saw RO's BB'Q website and Facebook page this week.

Invited them to bring their food trailer/truck to NC State Fair in October.

Miss their Hotdogs with BB'Q slaw

09/28/13 01:25 PM #51    

 

Dan Rockett

Overheard in McDonald's:
"Before we had Reagan, Bob Hope,and Johnny Cash; now we got Obama, NO hope, and NO cash!"

10/05/15 07:35 PM #52    

 

Jenny Lynn Schneider (Bern)

What a great reunion!  Both Dave & I loved seeing everyone again.  Dave thinks he's a graduate since he's been so many times.  Thank you committee for planning such a wonderful and thoughtful reunion.  It was touching, moving, funny, sentimental and fun all in one.  Dave promised me that I won't have to ever miss a reunion as long as I live!  What a great time we both had.  Thank you everyone again!


04/07/16 04:31 PM #53    

 

Jim Mauney

Good question Barbara. I don't know the answer. We didn't have any one on the committee assigned to take pictures (no volunteer). There were pictures made by individuals, but we have to depend on those who made photos to summarily send them in to the web site.

John Parker is our web master and he will see your question and I'm sure he will pose this question to the web site. He will either post anything he has or hopefully, we will get pictures sent in. We have always gotten them in the past. How bout it John??? How bout it class members???

Jim Mauney


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