Dan Rockett

Profile Updated: July 27, 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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Jul 27, 2021 at 9:23 PM

Happy Birthday...

Couno your blessings...

Put your power bill in the church offering plate.
Smile at everyone ... they will image you know where you are going or have bee

Be in control... ask questions but answer none of them.

Be Prepared
With Merit Bages

Jul 24, 2021 at 5:59 PM

Happy Birthday,

Gees, your brains are pushing all your hair out !

Lest we forget... Red Skelton

Coupon good till 7-37/3021

Jul 24, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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Jul 21, 2021 at 8:20 PM

Just how Well do you remember :
Twin Banana Popsicles in eight grade recess!(?)

They were a nickel then, and If you caught me, half was yours !

You could really run !

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Jul 21, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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Jul 17, 2021 at 8:21 PM

Luca Sestak at age 12, 14 years ago.

“Blue Danbue “ update
Andre Rieu

Ate at Crazy Greek’s Restaurant in Richmond about 6 weeks ago.

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Jul 17, 2021 at 8:16 PM

It’s okay to let your grandchildren play piano..
Luca Sestak put this on YouTube 14 years ago at age 12.

You should see how he is doing now...

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Jul 17, 2021 at 7:14 PM

Try exploring James Burke from May 5, 2020
about the Internet...

Could jump start your
Thinking Water (??)

That’s Mitre Peak at Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

Rains 140” per year there. The Five pound Crayfish is better than any Lobster.
December is summer.there.

was it a Blue Orchid I gave you for the JR (?) Prom (?)

Thanks to Eliquis, I can roll my entire life like a video in my memory.

The Belmont’s
did “I wonder Why”

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May 09, 2021 at 1:47 AM

Happy Birthday.... Taking Eliquis for six months or more can allow you to roll your entire life history like a video.
Vitamin B-6 is the best "Happy Pill"... someone cuts you of in traffic- You say to yourself:
"Oh my, he's in a h u r r y !"

Vitamin K ... see below

My favorite by Yerba Buena Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band
Conal Fowkes piano is fine stuff.


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May 09, 2021 at 1:25 AM
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May 09, 2021 at 1:08 AM

Happy Birthday...

Keep looking up...

But do you remember These...

Third grader humor sells well.

About the Grand Children...
An old lecture now... Thomas Friedman
"The World is Flat"
How to prepare not to become obsolete in Global Economy...

(Do your own thing your way! (??)

See the new wave of Technology...
Is it an Education "Race" now ?

The virtual reality classroom is here to stay...

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May 09, 2021 at 12:34 AM

Happy Birthday...

There is a new trend in security...

See "Spot" run.... & Dance even.

New Zealand my Love.... see why.

The Future is looking more promising now(??)!!

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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 !

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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 !

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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 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.

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Yes you Can take it with you... in a Prius...
Posted: Aug 29, 2019 at 6:10 PM
This the area in Mozambique at Afungi where new 50 billion LNG processing and export terminal is to begin construction soon... 2019 .
Posted: Aug 29, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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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