Dan Rockett

Profile Updated: January 27, 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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Dan Rockett has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Jan 27, 2020 at 8:33 PM

Nature is our most Kind friend...

As we give, so shall we receive.

"You'll Never Walk Alone"

Andre Rieu



Dan Rockett posted a message.
Jan 27, 2020 at 7:24 PM

May we relate/be recognized more by the company we keep and less by our age...

Remembered we are the generation that our parents
"Bet the Farm on !!"

And February is Dental Health Month"

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Jan 27, 2020 at 3:48 PM

Happy Birthday...
Thought I had left you greeting earlier, on different phone at moment..,

A bit of the heavy side of listening... but may add insight to our present political stage...

I can Do better, As zGod said after creating "Man"..

The "Blue Danube "... as you should remember.

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Jan 24, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Clicked wrong placeThe most moving movie ...
Andre Rieu is a new discovery for me..
He is coming to Atlanta, March 15, 2020

And "Idelweiss" to say Goodnight to a fine Day..
There is another version with better scenery.

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Jan 24, 2020 at 10:27 PM

Happy Birthday,, and Memories:
"Happy Trails"

Dave Clark Five.. it goes on and on..


I remember Mrs Cash the French teacher...
i loved the "Idoims"
"I'll ne pas de Quoi"- Don't mention it !

The Music of our generation is our finest legacy.

And this is to say you care..

"Lara's Theme"
Dr Zhivago

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Jan 25, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020 at 9:55 PM

Happy Birthday... let's do some counting...
RĂ©union Humor... how many wouldn't be there if it weren't for you(??)...

Dance more... just to prove you still can (?)!!

"The Charleston"... Mom scared me she was so good at this !

Jackie Wilson was right in there with •Tossin and Turning"

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Jan 24, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Getting it together... for your Birthday

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Jan 24, 2020 at 12:12 PM

Happy Birthday ...
Keep it on track..

Jan 23, 2020 at 1:09 PM

Happy Birthday..

See slow motion flight of Eagles.

"I have a Dream"... Music

Andre Rieu

Jan 20, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Happy Birthday...
If you get a call from: "Unknown caller"...
answer :
"It's Done, (in a low voice) But there's Blood everywhere!"

You will feel so much better, I promise !

If someone calls and says:
"You crazy fool! You said I wouldn't get pregnant !"

You reply, calmly:
"Who is This?".

Now you are fully prepared.
See Eagle take flight in slow motion.. practice... you might be able to do this.. someday(?)

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Jan 16, 2020 at 1:06 AM

Happy Birthday... even the animals are excited about it.

See 2020 1St place Mummers Parade String Band- South Philadelphia String Band

Alan Ladd country singer does "Blueberry Hill". but hear his "I Don't Know Why" too

Something New, Something funny, and something old/but recent.

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Jan 16, 2020 at 5:16 PM

Posted on: Jan 16, 2020 at 12:12 AM

Enjoy videos

from Kinderworld.com for more.

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Jan 14, 2020 at 1:42 PM

Happy Birthday
Mitre Peak, Milford Sound- New Zealand is as high as Mt Mitchell, NC
This view is from sea level, takeoff strip Milford Sound.. rains 140" per year.

This video is not the best but very representative of scenery.
If you like mountains, this is the place to see.
Take the train ride from Christchurch to Greymouth on west coast.
150 miles, but about 4 hour trip/ride.
Queenstown is the hub of siteseeing... Arrowtown/Skipper's Canyon


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Jan 14, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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Jan 14, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Somehow I must have missed leaving you a Happy Birthday message ...
hope this is a suitable make-up!

I couldn't stop laughing when received from longtime friend...

Humor does wonders for breathing exercise... that's a good thing .

Happy Birthday

Keep Smiling

Dan Rockett has left an In Memory comment for Jim Camp.
Jan 13, 2020 at 8:33 PM




May the tranquil sound of music echo your feelings and memories during this time of refocusing your love for those close.


Andre Rieu. 

The Strasse Waltz Orchestra


My condolences to family as well as fellow classmates. 

Richard (Dan) Rockett

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Jan 13, 2020 at 5:04 PM

Happy Birthday......, "The World is but a Stage and we are merely actors upon it": Shakespeare

Keep playing your part as though you are seeking to be discovered rather than remembered...

The last Act hasn't been written yet... so it's up to you to bring the curtain down for rave reviews...

Keep Smiling...

This is what Friends are for....

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Jan 11, 2020 at 9:14 PM

Tis the time to get Happy and Stay Happy...

Like this "Over the Waves" version with piano solo at 5:54 minutes...
This is one favorite to hear anytime...

Enjoy the tempo of good memories to share by attending the Greenwave 60th Year Reunion.

As Socrates was known to say:

"Know/Love thyself !"

Just "Smile Dar_n You, Smile"

The name of tune/music on very first animated cartoon around 1928...
"Steamboat Willie" as I recall.

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Jan 11, 2020 at 8:48 PM

Happy Birthday...
Hope you are enjoying your "Stature" as an Experienced :
"Non-linear servo-mechanism capable of being reproduced by non-skilled labor."
i.e. Human/Mankind member!

Ain't life Grand.

And when millennials ask you how are you doing, You shut them down by replying:
"WiTh Out !"

The best title of occupation for persons with experience is:
"Life Coach"

"Stress Consultant"

"Financial Annalist"

"Relationship" negotiator"

Statesman is Good.... tell anyone where to go and surely they will realize what a nice place to visit.

Perception is 90% of intelligence ...
Go figure... pun, innuendo, double entendre intended !

Be sure to wish for enough....

Say it with music... Love conquers all..

Above all: Have Fun...

Download a "Big Boy" Steamlocomotive horn and then play it back in ear of someone in bed... in morning.

Dr Phil would love to know how all this is working for you ? (!!)

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Jan 11, 2020 at 4:28 PM

Happy Birthday... remembering travel methods from a by-gone era...

Watch for speeding trains...

They may be delivering memories.. hold phone with sound of steam horn to an ear in bed ... more mornings require more courage...

Dr Phil would be thrilled to know, how this is working for You !!(??)

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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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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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