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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Dan Rockett  12/6
•   Mary Loughridge (Sessoms)  10/24
•   Nancy McCluney (Brunnemer)  10/24
•   Linda Thompson (Dodgen)  10/17
•   Paul Warnock  10/5
•   Mickey Blackwell  10/1
•   Juanita Clanton Fraley  9/23
•   Chip Brunnemer  7/31
•   Beverly Riley (Marlow)  7/30
•   Scotty Wise (Price)  7/30
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Charles Lineberger  12/19
•   Carol Stradley  12/21
•   Sharon Cannon (Newton)  12/22
•   Carol Cumbie  12/22
•   DeAnne Bridges (Wallace)  12/25
•   Linda Brown (Addison)  12/29
•   Rose Hastings (Brooks)  1/1
•   Claudia Hill (Conrad)  1/3
•   Faye Miller (Cloninger)  1/4
•   John Parker  1/5
•   Joe Price  1/5
•   Peggy Lee (Miller)  1/8
•   Frances Hembree (Putman)  1/10

IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Lanny Barnes  2023
•   Thelma Hale (Whisnant)  2022
•   Jack Elmore  2022
•   Grover Savage  2022
•   Gayle Gordon (Petrey)  2022
•   Grant Kester  2022
•   Brenda Barker (Davis)  2019
•   Grady Stevens  2021
•   Phyllis Lewis (Womack)  2012
•   Judy Forrester (Meredith)  2017
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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 54.2%


A:   150   Joined
B:   127   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

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WHERE WE LIVE


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2 live in Alabama
1 lives in California
1 lives in Colorado
12 live in Florida
11 live in Georgia
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Massachusetts
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in New York
165 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
25 live in South Carolina
2 live in Tennessee
1 lives in Texas
8 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
37 location unknown
132 are deceased

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 From Mack,

Bill Lawrence's son, Bill Jr., was found dead in his bed Saturday. The funeral for Bill, Jr. will be this Friday at 2 PM at McLean's Funeral Home.

The following was sent by John Markham. Not all of it applies to most of us who were born in the 40s.

99% of those born between 1930 and 1946 (worldwide) are now dead. If you were born in this time span, you are one of the rare surviving one percenters of this special group. Their ages range is between 77 and 93 years old, a 16-year age span.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE 1% ERS:

 You are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900's.

You are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war that rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.

You are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.

You saved tin foil and poured fried meat fat into tin cans.

You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the morning and placed in the "milk box" on the porch.

Discipline was enforced by parents and teachers.

You are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead, you “imagined” what you heard on the radio.

With no TV, you spent your childhood "playing outside".

There was no Little League.

There was no city playground for kids.

The lack of television in your early years meant that you had little real understanding of what the world was like.

We got “black-and-white” TV in the late 40s that had 3 stations and no remote.

Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines), and hung on the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).

Computers were called calculators; they were hand-cranked.

Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the ribbon.

INTERNET' and 'GOOGLE' were words that did not exist.

Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on your radio in the evening (your dad would give you the comic pages when he read the news).

New highways would bring jobs and mobility. Most highways were 2 lanes (no interstates).

You went downtown to shop. You walked to school.

The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.

Your parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war, and they threw themselves into working hard to make a living for their families.

You weren't neglected, but you weren't today's all-consuming family focus.

They were glad you played by yourselves.

They were busy discovering the postwar world.

You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where you were welcomed, enjoyed yourselves.

You felt secure in your future, although the depression and poverty were deeply remembered.

Polio was still a crippler. Everyone knew someone who had it.

You came of age in the '50s and '60s.

You are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no threats to our homeland.

World War 2 was over and the cold war, terrorism, global warming, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life.

Only your generation can remember a time after WW2 when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty.

You grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better.

More than 99% of you are retired now, and you should feel privileged to have "lived in the best of times!"

If you have already reached the age of 77 years old, you have outlived 99% of all the other people in the world who were born in this special 16 year time span. You are a 1% 'er"!

Today’s 3-year-olds can switch on laptops and open their favorite apps. When I was 3, I ate mud.

Welcome to the Frank L Ashley High Class Of 1960 web site.

This is a site in progress.  We will be updating it regularly so keep checking it.  More than that, it is an interactive site where you can communicate with the entire class or selective classmates.  Use it & enjoy it.

Before doing anything, click on Getting Started.  It contains instructions on how to use the site.

John Parker, web site administrator

 

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