Dan Rockett

Profile Updated: September 26, 2020
Address: Middlesex, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: It should have happened?
Homepage: richard.rockett@gmail.com
Occupation: Purchasing and Investment Recovery consulting and Development Sales and Marketing Research: finding new uses for products, technology and materials.
Children/Grandchildren: None... cause no one ever calls on Father's Day (??)!

Well, it's slowly coming back to me now....but More…there were none...and I am unanimous in this.
Military Service: Army, Pvt. E-1  
Memories Before High School (neighborhood, elementary & jr high, etc.):

Myrtle Elementary school, Central Elementary School, Wray Middle School, Grier Jr. High School
St. Michaels Catholic School, first grade.

Mrs Wood in third or second grade at Myrtle.

Wray Jr High, Buying Twin Banana popsicles for girls if (?) They could catch me on play field...seems I recall Betty Smith, ..

Mrs McCloud (?) for fifth grade at Central.
.Mrs Foote's class on second floor of Methodist Church satellite class of Central Middle School....Principal Howard (?)
Dick Jarman, Bill Rhyne(?) was in that class too.



We used to roller skate during recess.

Special School Memories:

Serving on Spinner Yearbook selling advertisements
Played clarinet in Ashley band, and we had some well appreciated concerts- especially at Christmas.

Oh, but do you recall, Durham School of Dancing?
The assistant instructor was Ms Kitchin ( or Kitchen).
WoW...what culture we were exposed to....And along came the "Shag"... The Viennese Waltz was a favorite. ....Kay Herring, Jenny Schneider, Nancy McClunney, Christine & Bonnie Norris, Rosalind Ratchford; Bobby Tatlock was the star male student, Jim Bumgardner, Sonny Rawlings, RB Jenkins, Dick Jarman, Bill Rhyne, George Clemmer, Ross Roberts, and so many more... Seems like everyone was there....

The boys I don't think were too keen on it at first?
My Mom made me attend, the first night I was almost in tears.

But then I got to dance with all the girls in school that ignored me!
Wasn't life grand back then?

No one enjoyed the waltz more than Jill Littlefield and I.

Since School...:

Travelled and worked throughout New Zealand for a company related to Wix Corporation in Gastonia, and Australia- Rockdale-Botany Bay, near Sydney.
Coming back to USA was big disappointment. Still maintain several friends in New Zealand. Just call me linkman for New Zealand websites.
Visited Brisbane and Koala park there.
Traveled all over Europe and London. Especially enjoyed ruins of Pompeii.

Been envolved with the Mummers of Philadelphia
as in Stringbands.
Member of Durning String Band, Bellmawr, NJ

I deserted from the "War on Poverty".... couldn't find the front battle lines...so to speak.

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Sep 26, 2020 at 6:03 PM

"Thinking Water"

This time last year I Prepared myself...

Waiting for something really worthy before using !!

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Sep 26, 2020 at 5:53 PM

Happy Birthday... I mean "Really Happy"!

"Anything Goes"

With lyrics so you can update to political satire.?

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Sep 20, 2020 at 6:33 PM

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Sep 13, 2020 at 7:24 AM

Good Morning

Enjoy a nice Sunday with Music and scenery of Geese/Swans

Andre Rieu has been a favorite for some months now.

Hope you enjoy.

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Sep
10
Sep 10, 2020 at 8:57 PM

To our Class of "Givers" in a
"Random Act of Kindness!"

We find comfort knowing our actions have created a "Difference" in the lives we touch.
Keep up the good work.

Reflect on the positive... any compliment.

In our environment at present, It is al about
"Communications"

We have entered the Educational Race.

Sep 10, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Forgot to link video
See if it appears(?

Sep 10, 2020 at 8:24 PM

Gees, has it been a Year already...
Well Happy Birthday.....
Be cognizant of all your options...
Vote sans breeding flaws.
Gather whoever you feel comfortable being naked with....
or not(?)
This is no time for the meek...
No one can "Play" you once you have reached the informed age of 70 !

i have memorable visions of your presence in my life.

Wray Jr High School was your moment of arrival.... awakening!

You have done a fine effort Sharing to all who have reached out to you.

Oh, how grand you must (should?) feel to be Appreciated.

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Sep
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Sep 03, 2020 at 12:37 AM

See Steve Faulkner's page... pretend I posted in wrong location....

From
all things something "Positive must come."

Norman Vincent Peale(sp?)

He was ahead of his time...
no one would believe him now !! (??)

Compare James Burke work of 30 years ago... remember what you were doing then ?

Who knew we should have invested in
"Plexiglass" Futures !(?)

Great News.... after 68 we don't make mistakes anymore....
only
"Errors in judgement"...

Be kind to politicians: For they know NOT what they Do wrong .... or anything other way.

Vote carefully... so many comedians' future depending on your choice(?)Remember to get a Handicap Parking Placard weather you need it or not !

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Sep 03, 2020 at 12:04 AM

Happy Birthday ...
Food is such a thing to waste... eat all you see today... call it a Seafood Diet.

I want to meet the Pope ...
and ask him:
"Just what makes you think your religion is any better than anyone else's?"

So far I have my voting choices covered:...
"Must be a flaw in my breeding!"

No one ever argues about that... Yet'

I read on Facebook that using the word
"Yet" makes one sound more intelligent.(?)

Seems to be working .... but it's hard to tell from a distance..


You might enjoy news from Boston Dynamics.

It must be true... man invented Beer cause the Great Spirits wanted Man to be Happy... especially Birthdays.

So it is logical that You really should have a Happy Birthday,,,
you gonna argue with me or drink ! (??)

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Sep 02, 2020 at 11:36 PM

Happy Birthday..
It's time to shake things up a bit...
Luca Sestak plays at 5:46 minutes.
Age 12 here.
music to do something Sexy in front of a Tractor !

Be a trendsetter.

Put a little bounce in your step..

Let folks know you aren't about to leave the Farm, ...Yet !

"Home Schooling" is more than a Cottage Industry.

We must teach "Why"
a 3-4-5 Triangle is useful knowledge.

And it is not about Love !

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Aug
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Aug 22, 2020 at 10:07 PM

Happy Birthday...

You are never fully dressed "without a Smile"

Now see "Smile Darn you Smile"
Mummers Style..
hear the crowd roar....

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Aug
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Aug 01, 2020 at 11:08 PM

Happy Birthday...

To say we have made a difference in anyone's life or civilization is as good as it gets.

You have much for which to be appreciated.

Salute

Learning never ends... watching is best teacher.... Bugs Bunny, Froghorn, Tweety & Sylvester....all were my mentors; but Brer' Rabbit on Uncle Remus Tales was my favorite.

That's why I like "Thinking Water" by
Jacque Daniel's.

If you need to get rid of yellow Jackets nest in ground, just hang piece of watermelon rhine after eating red part, on clothes line over big tub of water and watch as they eat so much they can't fly and fall in tub and drown .

Our subtle decisions are most important....
Such as job choice, so glad I took that excavator class at age 64 was free!

Played Tonka toy for 13 weeks.

Then there was
"The Nature of Things"
James Burke

The most useful quote:

"In the absence of truth things become what others want them to be."

Example: Church locking Galeleo for saying world. was round!

Enjoy share with your world.

often less is more, as here.

Hope this Birthday is more meaningful than last, but less than your next.

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Aug 01, 2020 at 10:20 PM

Happy Birthday.... the memories cherish most are usually the subtle ones.... ya didn't see them about to occur!

That Thanksgiving dîner before there was no more...
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
20 million+ views

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Aug 01, 2020 at 9:58 PM

Happy Birthday ....
Being different has never been more "Fashionable"

No one will be impressed by Halloween.

Knuckles O'Toole was a famous (best) Ragtime player...
"Smile Darn ya Smile"
was first music on cartoon with sound....
"Railroad Willie"
about 1929(?)

This sound cover you now for "Social Distancing"(??)

and some high fidelity
Knuckles O'Toole
enjoy.

If you had to choose one famous record ... which would it be ?

Fats Domino or Eric Clapton ?

In life there are no losers.z just finishers.

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Jul 31, 2020 at 11:34 PM

Happy Birthday.
Strange times we have these days.

Have not previewed video.
hope it works for you.

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Jul 30, 2020 at 12:26 AM

Happy Birthday... was busy tracking my over the counter meds shipment...

Reminds me of Pharmacy question..

Lady discreetly asked "Do you have Viagra?"

Yes, we do he replied.
"Well does it really work?"

Yes, it Does !

Well can you get it "over the counter"?

Yes, if I take two !

Dance to the waltz that never grows old.

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Jul 30, 2020 at 12:08 AM

Thought you might enjoy a bit of Reagan humor refresher source.

Cheers... humor helps your breathing ! (??)

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Jul 25, 2020 at 1:07 AM

Happy Birthday....

Or as Democrats call it:
a breeding anomaly.


We can flood the swamp by digging deeper.!!

We can scare them into just leaving.

"In the Still of the night"

We can pretend "Slip Sliding Away"

Or do something sexy to a tractor to confuse a political lester...(? g

..

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Jul 23, 2020 at 11:23 PM

Happy Birthday...
Dress rehearsal for our next reunion as I envision it...

"Laura's Theme"

And Dwight Yoakam reminds us how good we had it growing up and getting older.
Never fret about old folks,, Chuck Berry
explains.

Jul 23, 2020 at 9:40 PM

Happy Birthday...
Nice to see you have an occupation that you can enjoy and become more valued just the cars we grew up/not old, with.


Seem about 1957 was the year Detroit began the swell of producing fascinating "Automobiles"

And later the music confirmed our good taste/vision in the Sunday afternoon "Drive"... we call it Road Trip now.

Who can't praise Dwight Yoakam...

Humor is about how you express it...

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Yes you Can take it with you... in a Prius...
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This the area in Mozambique at Afungi where new 50 billion LNG processing and export terminal is to begin construction soon... 2019 .
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My favorite charity is the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia
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Posted: Dec 11, 2019 at 3:10 PM

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Just imagine the effort to create this event.. note dancers on ice skates !

So he will be performing in Prlando May 15, 2020

Tickets now are $89-$119

Perhaps a few of them could drop by our reunion for a few tunes ??

Enjoy... explore so much joy in his performances via YouTube...

Isn't Life Grand when you enjoy your work ...

To be needed: Wonderful

To be appreciated: Priceless


"Greatness in any form reaches beyond itself."

(source unknown)

Salute to the possibilities provided by our Class Reunion website.
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Amorouse played by Adam Swanson

Adam Swanson just turned 17 and played The Amorouse Dance piano waltz at the Peoria Piano Preview on March 21, 2009 to warm up for and promote the Old-Time Piano Playing Championship to be held Memorial Day weekend beginning Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, IL. Adam is the reigning 2008 champion and will be defending his title against all comers.




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