Dan Rockett

Profile Updated: May 8, 2021
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 posted a message.
May 08, 2021 at 5:09 PM

Happy Birthday... but wait, just think how much better the next one will be !
Focus on "Just Being"

Banjo music is for " Listening"

Long as one doesn't get "In the way"...
it's great to get/be Old !

Never Wonder Why...

Psychologists say one sounds more "intelligent" when using the word " Yet".

There is one exception:

"I have never Married, yet !"

Cheer up, if you are not broke Yet !

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Mar 31, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Happy Birthday...

Hope you were not distracted by my absence...

Enjoy Adam Swanson, LIVE performances on YouTube Sunday evenings
His Birthday is March 16...

His talent is a National Treasure, in my book.

"Rainy Day Bells"

One of easiest dancing tunes ever.

Enjoy.. a great way to go to get the ice cream in the kitchen ..

While getting my vaccine(s) I was able to tell them six or more times:
"No, i have Not lost my sense of Taste!"
I dress this way all the time !

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Mar 31, 2021 at 6:47 PM

Children learn best by watching...
Maybe you can join the robots and demonstrate
"The Mashed Potato" dance (??)

Humor helps the brain by producing endorphines !! or not (?)

Be a trendsetter...

Hint: note feet in shower at background.

Families that Dance together.... learn more... than about keeping your "distance" !

Don't forget to video your experience...

To be needed: Wonderful

To be Appreciated:: Priceless

Conal Fowkes can do wonders for a room with a piano.

Luca Sestak can inspire your grand children..

see "Freestyle Boogie", age 12, 13 years ago.

(click "Show All" to view)

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Mar 13, 2021 at 3:06 PM

Perhaps this will help remember how to get your Irish Up...

"A Great Day for the Irish"

by Hegeman String Band

The mood for partying.

We must learn to appreciate the grace of flying has it's learning curve...

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Mar 13, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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Mar 12, 2021 at 10:38 PM

Happy Birthday to a fellow optimist... keep Looking up ... in case a Sea Gull flies over !

Humor helps our breathing.

Nature and music brings us tranquility.

Click on see all for botched landing
But even in Nature there are some imperfect moments...
See the landing you missed.

Dan Rockett has left an In Memory comment for Charles Dobbins.
Mar 02, 2021 at 5:26 PM



That we have the opportunity to say good bye is fortunate.

Our Class reunion website allows us this privilege.

A peaceful sound of tranquility with music helps us reflect.

"The Swan"  (Le Cygne)



Feb 28, 2021 at 2:24 PM

Happy Birthday again.

"Over the Waves"
Enjoy Trombone solo at 5:16 minute mark.... leading in to Conal Fowkes piano ... oh, so in the groove..

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Feb 28, 2021 at 2:24 PM
Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 28, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Set your Clock, You won't miss your Birthday.

Why was the "Clock" invented.

To prove Man wasn't late!!

Adam Swanson's LIVE performance on YouTube tonight- Sunday will be
"Revival Ragtime"
8 pm Eastern time
(available anytime following )

Share to help.

His Birthday is March 16.

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 25, 2021 at 10:12 PM

Just like to share some thoughts to Ponder (??)

If Heaven is "Just a Sin away", why are so many politicians still around ? (!!)
A video to refresh ...

Enjoy "My Blue Heaven".... my Dad's favorite tune...
Here with a fresh performance by Conal Fowkes.
Compare to Fats Domino rendition.

And "Twilight Time" never seemed so appropriate.

Dan Rockett has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Feb 25, 2021 at 9:40 PM





Reflections of our life will never end.  As we pass to a new wave length, The music can still be heard.

Beautiful music never fades away because it expresses our inner feelings.

We instill in others by actions....

Watching is the best teacher.

Salute to all who observed  you in Life.... for now they carry your your gifts of sharing.


Reflect and enjoy ...

"The Blue Danube"


Feb 22, 2021 at 9:39 PM

Happy Birthday

(battery low so had to be quick )

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 19, 2021 at 8:48 AM

Happy B i r t h d a y.... stretch them out more and you live longer ! (??)

Play the odds and become a winner.

Listen to Adam Swanson perform his latest Sunday night live on YouTube
A superb performance.

Places to go, things to do, and build something that will last.... have pylons will ship !

If anyone asks: Have you lost your sense of taste?"

"No, I dress like this all the time !"

Humor helps the breathing.

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 12, 2021 at 2:21 PM

About raising minimum wage to $15/hour.

Great !
Stock up on "Goldfish" and Sambazon ACAI juice

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 10, 2021 at 8:31 PM

Happy Birthday... Getting Vaccine is so much fun...
Got them to ask me if I had lost my "sense of taste". Four different times Just so I could reply:
"No, I dress this way all the time !"


This link will allow listening to ANY radio station on planet Earth.... instantly

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 09, 2021 at 7:41 AM

We all need to be alert and cognizant !

Savoir Faire
(French- meaning the ability to know the right thing to say in any situation)

So when you go for your Vaccine shot, and they ask if you have lost your
"sense of taste" ?

You calmly reply:

"No, I dress this way all the time!"

Smile Darn You,
Smile ?

You will test your breathing with humor.


Enjoy latest LIVE - Adam Swanspn piano. Ragtime

Have hospital beds that haven't been used in months.

inquire for interest/details.
all on wheels, two ae electric.

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 07, 2021 at 10:58 AM

SO !

Only "19" responses....

The curve/incentive to respond would be skewed by those who
"have" received vaccine.

Get back to me when respondents reach more members...

The vaccine is made by same company that makes Viagra... so on Facebook folks figure that anyone that "can raise the dead canhelp the living!"

Go Figure (??)!

"Champagne is not for quitters!"

George Jefferson

Drink up!


Focus on more Humor... it is needed.

Theme music here is:

"Smile Darn you Sme"

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 07, 2021 at 2:23 AM

The "Great Spirit" is trying to tell me something !

Nothing like being a trend-setter (??) Not !

There is a reason no one has a monoply on Stupid !

Dan Rockett posted a message.
Feb 06, 2021 at 5:17 AM

Whom might you most like to Hug before Sundown Today.?

"Twilight Time" is upon us (?)

Relish the music we recalled 1955
Memories are made of this.!

Billy Joel has been a great spokesperson for a generation we share.

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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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