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Albany High Times "NEWS & CLUES"!!!

We look back ....we look forward!!!

 

73rd Edition ~ 02/18/2013

 

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. . . just a small town in South Georgia that grew the best kids ever raised!!

 

 

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Who's This Frazzled Woman?

It’s been a “tear my hair out, want to scream, want to throw the computer time" the last few weeks … but with my desktop and my laptop computers now out of Computerville Hospital, and after loading them back up with all the needed software programs ... programs which worked before the breakdown – it took a while to get it all done; and after working most of Saturday … copying and pasting a good deal of the material from all the emails I had received in the last month into a working "word document" – I realized the document, which had once been there ... was GONE … closed without warning ... no back up ... no nothing. The work I had done had completely disappeared. Prepared for starting over ...

 

Please understand ... I'm no novice at computering (and I make up words)! But this time my sanity was tested .... BIG TIME!

 

So Sunday I started over, deleting and then reloading the needed software programs and TESTING the programs thoroughly before starting again! This time it has worked. Hopefully things have settled down … but if in the confusion, something you sent was omitted, please let me know – it is no big deal to ADD! And I'm always glad to do that!

 

In the meantime – I must thank all the Indians for the many encouraging emails! Made me smile in spite of the situation! Especially meaningful was a wonderful presentation (below) sent by Susan Riffe O’Neal (’54 - whose family moved from Albany her freshman year).

 

Enjoy as I did: All Aboard! Listen to the great country pianist Floyd Cramer playing Vaya con Dios, and while listening, watch a beautiful slide show of magnificent train pictures with meaningful written comments. For me, this was a balm!

Click here: http://www.openmyeyeslord.net/Train%20Ride.swf

 

AHS Indians are SPECIAL!

 

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UPCOMING REUNIONS

 

 

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Click here: Reunion Ideas ... take a look!

and

Click here: Lost Classmates? How to Find ...

 

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*** Class of 1968 ***

45th Reunion

April 5th and 6th 2013

 

Both nights will be Merry Acres

The Grapevine playing Saturday night

Attention: Albany High School Class of 1968! It’s time for our 45th reunion. Join us on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at Merry Acres. We have a block of rooms, so go ahead and make your reservations! If you have moved or know of someone who has a new address, please contact:

Amy Robertson Beaver a_beaver@bellsouth.net.

Also we are trying to update records for our deceased friends as well.

Please repost this on your FB wall so as to reach as many as we can. We are also sending out info by mail. Hope to see everyone in April!

*** Class of 1963 ***

50th Reunion

To be held

April 26 - 27, 2013

At Merry Acres

 

For more information, visit our class website

at http://www.ahs1963.us

or contact Bruce Garey at brucegarey@bellsouth.net

or phone (229) 439-0546

 

*** Class of 1958 ***

OUR 55th REUNION

May 3 - 4, 2013

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3: Barbecue/picnic dinner at Merry Acres Motel

SATURDAY, MAY 4: Dinner in the Merry Acres Motel Ballroom

 

Details will be announced later.

Contact person: Linda Cullom Jordan (LJordan848@aol.com)

or AC 229-888-5098

 

Our webpage: Class of 1958

Click here: '58 Misc. Pics

 

*** Class of 1993 ***

20th Class Reunion!

June 21 - 22, 2013

See weekend itinerary at

Click here: Class of 1993

 

*** Class of 1983 ***

30th Reunion

Saturday, June 22, 2013

6:00 pm

Location: TBD

 

*** Class of 1962 ***

 

*** We will meet again in Feb, planning a 70th birthday!

 

~ Joann

 

The next Girl's Luncheon for the Class of 1962 will be held at Joann Arneson's home on March 21, 2013.

Details will be sent in an email to the girls in the class.

Contacts:

Joann Roark Arneson or Carol Pate Stark

(jprarneson@aol.com) or (cpstark@att.net)

 

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*** Hey 1983!***

 

Some of your Classmates are asking about a reunion this year????Anyone have info we can post in the UPCOMING REUNIONS?

 

*** Are there additional upcoming reunions?

Submit your information to:

albanyhightimes@aol.com

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 YOU ASKED… ? ? ?

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?~ Could our reunion notice be added to the newsletter? I am also sending a list of the deceased in our class. Thanks for all that you do!

~ Amy Robertson Beaver (’68)

A ~ Absolutely!

 

?~ I just read through the Albany High Times Sponsors for 2012 - 2013 and saw my cousin, Troy Strickland, Class of 1954, listed there. Also found reference to his brother, Ed Strickland, Class of 1956. They were grown and gone by the time I graduated and Caroline and I lost track of them soon after that. If you have email or contact information on both or either, could you let me know so that I can re-establish contact? Appreciate any help you can give me.

~ Eloise King Newton, Class of 1961

 

A ~ I don't usually give out email addresses without approval - but "kin"? I do!

~ BSH

 

R ~ Thanks so much for your help in finding both of them!

~ Eloise

 

?~ Does anyone have any information on Catherine Dismuke ('48)? She and I played flute in the AHS band together. I have always wondered what happened to her.

~ Ralph Calhoun, Class of 1947

 

?~ I happened upon this web site when searching for news of a junior high and college friend, Charles Rainey. I was saddened to see he had passed away and also noted that dear Dottie Bunch and my good pal Johnny Petrecca had also died. Other names on the Class of 62 list I recognized as middle school classmates were Butch Hamlin and Leonard Odum, two guys who had terrorized me "back in the day".

I moved away from Albany before High School years, but would love to know any information you may have for Jeanna Stewart, also Class of '62. We were neighbors and classmates in Miss Mary Frances McNeil's6th grade class at Magnolia Elementary during the '55 and '56 class year.
If you can't help me, I salute the web master of a nice job with this web site. Sincerely,
~ Jim K. Faircloth
Greensboro, GA

 

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INDIAN INTERESTS

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Sam Lee (’78) Submits Lists for

Deceased “Kids of the 70’s”

 

In Memoriam - Our Deceased Classmates - AHS Albany GA

 

There is no way the Albany High Times has the ability to publish lists of deceased or missing classmates, unless those lists are submitted. Sam Lee (’78), Senior Admin, Albany GA Kids of the 70’s, saw there were no listings for the 70’s, and so, through his FaceBook “Kids of the 70’s”, he began to compile lists. It was a labor of love and NOW … where there was nothing representing that era, all 10 years from the 70’s plus 4 years from the 80’s are listed. Some that are listed did not include maiden names.

 

Folks that move away from Albany often don't know their female classmates by their "married names", and often, Indian maidens do not use their maiden names. Jane Doe may not mean a thing to most classmates; but Jane SMITH Doe … DOES!

 

So if anyone recognizes a classmate on the lists by their married names, please let us know the maiden name!

 

Also, if you have any Indians to add … please email toalbanyhightimes@aol.com

 

Sam also included his sister, Jan Lee, from The Class of 1968. At the time, there was no list for that class. Within the week, a list came in from Amy Robertson Beaver of deceased 1968 classmates, and Jan was on that list! Cheers for a plan that came together!

 

NOTE: The Classes of 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1969 have not submitted a list of deceased classmates and are not represented on "In Memoriam".

 

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Jane Bass Culpepper

~ Conservationist ~

 

Submitted by Evelyn Butler Clifton

 

Jane Bass Culpepper, Class of 1950, who beginning in 2004, developed a butterfly garden in Palm Coast, Flagler County, FL. Lamar (Clifton)and I saw her work several years ago on a visit down there. She has been named Conservationist of the Year in Flagler County, and also does volunteer work in Volusia County.

 

A whole section of the Flagler County Library has been designated theJane Culpepper butterfly section. She has donated her extensive collection of books on the subject, as well as newsletters, etc. to the library.

 

Jane was a classmate of mine! We are so proud of Jane and all that she has done to “save the natural environment”, and to save the sea turtle nests, etc. in her community.

 

She is a special lady.

 

 

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 ~ CLUES!!! ~ 

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Watch Out for Worms, Bugs, Lions, Tigers and Bears ...

As Well As Viruses!

Submitted by Tom Herrington (’56)

 

Far too many of us have, from time to time, noticed that our computer was acting differently, or we have had someone ask us if we actually sent the Email that they received from us ....

 

I am not a computer "Geek", but I do know that there is always the threat of "Malware" out there waiting to attack my machine.

What is "Malware"? Here is a primer of sorts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

 

What can you do about the problem? Well, it seems that just having a "virus" protection program on your computer is not good enough to stop all attacks. There are worms, bugs, lions, tigers and bears out there as well as viruses.

 

The first defense is YOU, the user. If you get an Email from anybody that you do not know, you should open that only at your own risk; and if you do open it, and click on any links that might be there, then there is an excellent chance you just fell into the trap that was set for you.

 

Here is a link that I found that allows me to download a free program from Microsoft, which probably needs to be run from time to time to check that your virus program did not miss anything. I use "Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012" to "protect" my machine. It seems to catch a lot of interlopers, but when I ran the one provided below, I found that I did indeed have a "bug" hidden deep within my registry, and it got removed -

Click here: Free Malware Removal Tool | Anti-Malware Scan Software

 

From what I understand, you might want to re-download the above tool from time to time to make sure you have the latest version to stop the latest designed threats...

 

There is also a commercially sold program which might be helpful, which seems to be one of the first out there to attack such things. It has both a free and a "Pro" version -

 

Click here: Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it pr

 

I was asked if another site that I often use had any programs or help as regards computer security, and yes, it does, but too much, and too varied to discuss here. I am a paid subscriber, so I can research a bit deeper than those who look for free, but even the free version has a lot of downloads that might be of interest to you -

http://www.komando.com/

 

Another site for downloads I use a lot, because of the ever developing number of programs out there -

http://download.cnet.com/windows/

 

As I said, I am no Geek, and I have been hit from time to time with things I could not understand....

 

My number one rule is that if any of you send me an Email, which contains only a link, and no description from you personally (not just a message that was forwarded from somebody else), I will immediately delete it without opening, downloading, or clicking on anything.

 

One other thing, it is also a good idea to change your password from time to time to stop those who might have snuck into the recesses of your machine ...

 

 

*** Vietnam Wall ***

 

Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create this website. It should be very helpful if you've ever wondered about someone from AHS, who might have served in the Vietnam War ... and don't know any contacts for them.

 

The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam Warwith the names, bios and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that time frame, or who, perhaps, lost friends or family, can look them up on this site.

 

Click on the link. Click here: Names of Vietnam War casualties by city and state www.VirtualWall.org

 

When it opens, first click on a state. Scroll down to the city, and the names will appear. Click on the name and it will give details of the death. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals. I hope you don't find a name for which you weren't already aware.

 

Peace, love and joy,

Sara Joiner Eubanks (’61)

 

*** If you receive emails you would like to forward, but they are a formatting mess ... then you will love this "tool". It will remove all the >>>> markings, and ALSO take out "hard returns" - (people who don't use the wrap-a-round feature for typing and instead insert HARD RETURNS). Honest! This will make a beautiful document in 99 out of 100 instances. Download this program: http://www.papercut.biz/emailStripper.htm

~ BSH

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 AHS Class Websites

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REALLY SAD NEWS

 

One of the best AHS class websites was one  designed by Bill Satterfield and created by his son Joel. They were the webmaster (together).Charles Gillespie maintained the Announcements page The Planning Committee will decide whether we create a new website or not. Feedback from classmates that enjoyed the website might help sway their decision.

 

*** I am not sure if you have been made aware of the issue with AHS62 website. It is no longer a good site.

 

I double checked with Charles Gillespie and indeed the site has been hacked and not sure if or when another one will be forthcoming. I was just on the AHS News and Clues and see that it is still listed, so thought you might like to know about this issue. Also if you need any further information, Charles can be of help.

 

Thanks for your continued service given to the great ASH site. I was recently in Albany for a visit and was nice to see the area again!! :)”

~ Bobbie Young Wade('62)

 

NOTE: 1962 website listings have been removed.

 

www.1955.albanyhightimes.com

Class of 1960

http://www.ahs1963.us

http://www.ahs76.webs.com

www.ahsclassof81.zoomshare.com

AHS Class of 82 Homepage

 

*** If your class has a website - please email your link to:albanyhightimes@aol.com

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Check out FaceBook

for these

FaceBook Links 

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NOTE: You must be a member of FaceBook

and signed on for these to work.

 

* Albany High Times Website @ Facebook

* Ahs ClassofFiftyfive

* Ahs ClassofSixty

* Albany High Class of 1961 (4) has a new FaceBook page now. Would love to have more Classmates join!

* AHS Class of 1969

* Albany High School Class of 1970

* Albany GA. Kids' of the 70's....

* Albany High School Class of 1974 Albany, GA

* Albany High School Grads 1976-1983

* Email for '71 FaceBook: 

ahsclass71.40th@groups.facebook.com

* AHS CLASS OF 1980

* AHS Class of 1983

 

ANY OTHER CLASSES to be listed?

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 Messages from FaceBook!!

 

· *** NEW! From Vintage Albany – Betty Rehberg … video of The Albany Tornado of February 10, 1940 - Click here: (46) The Albany Tornado of February 10, 1940

 

 

Glenn Watson posted in Albany High Class of 1961

 

 

Glenn Watson and granddaughter Annie

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· *** Tony Cole posted on Albany High Times FB timeline - "would like to know if anyone has class pics from Broad Elementary School about the 1947-1949 time frame."
 
·     Kevin Hogencamp
Just checking in to say hello and thanks again to Bev and all of the wonderfulAlbany High Times contributors for keeping me in the loop.
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Hey Indians! Enjoy your favorite artist and songs! Really neat. To me, this is a treasure website .... thanks to an old Beaumont boy, Luther Nallie (South Park 1951), now leader of the long-lasting Sons of the Pioneers group.

 

This is A Juke Box which retraces 60 years of music. Just click on a year ... a Juke Box opens and starts playing the first of 20 titles for that year .... dance if you can! Sing if you can't

 

 

Change the song, ON THE FRONT OF THE JUKE BOX, whenever you want .....

~ David McIntyre (’52)

 

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ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL

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!!! INDIAN PRIDE !!!

~ Ana Lois Kingsley Green ~

 

Class of 1929

 

Our Oldest Known Living

AHS Indian!

 

Mother was 101 in December and lives in a one-bedroom apartment! We had a birthday party at the Canterbury House, Charleston, S C. That night we went to Water's Edge Restaurant on Shim Creek. Had a great time!

 

Ana Lois (’29), Jimmy, Jane (’56) and Loretta (’50)

 

Her mind is still sharp. We go to Bible study every Wednesday and out lunch!

 

We plan to go to Albany, in April, for Blackbeard's.

 

GOD IS SO GOOD !!

~ Jane Green Crates, Class of 1956

 

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Tribe Notes … 

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*** Turn up your speakers, close your eyes, and think ... 1955.... Radium Springs Casino.... Ray Ragsdale ('57), Bill Garrison ('56), Terry Coleman ('56) and me ... Bob Duggleby ('56) ... the group known as THE BARON'S!

 

What a great time we had and what a great era to grow up in. Ray and I used to argue over who would sing the lead for "Earth Angel". I won, but today he laughs and holds it over my head that I can no longer reach the high notes. He says that his voice range is three octaves. I believe it. His voice today is better than it ever was.

Click here: Earth Angel - The Penguins - YouTube

~ Bob Duggleby (’56 – member of The Baron’s)

 

*** Congratulations to Carol Rocket (’62) Megathlin! One focused person can make a difference.

~ Jay Beck (’62)

 

*** Hi Leon, many thanks to you and all the others for making our newsletter such a great way to stay abreast of happenings of classmates and others. I live near Mentone AL and only 35 minutes from Rome GA. Would love for classmates or others to stop if ever in this area. I am single and live on the top of Lookout Mountain ... beautiful! Plenty of room if any are ever nearby. Thanks!

~ Jim Macolly (’56)

 

** Please change my e-mail address to my home e-mail. I will be retiring and will no longer receive e-mail here at the hospital. My official retirement date will be Feb. 1st. Thanks.

~ Virginia Tison Copeland, Class of 1952

 

*** I met BB Rhodes daughter and grandson last Wednesday at thePerimeter School in Johns Creek, GA. What a delightful, helpful, sweet young lady she is! I want BB to know that they have done a great job with that young lady, and she is doing likewise with her child. Just wonderful people and a grand experience meeting and talking with them. Thank you.

~ Jenny Thompson Higginson (’58)

 

*** My brother sent me the Albany Times but some how we got deleted. Please put me back on the list. We had a computer die and I guess I didn't send you our new contact.

 

Enjoyed your January copy of Albany Times.

 

It was 9 degrees here this am and only 25 degrees warm. We have over 22 inches of snow in our front yard. Happy New Year.

~ Margaret Vick (’51) and Herk

 

NOTE: Glad to have your new address! I had the old "global" one ... KEEP THAT SNOW!

 

*** David Butler

Good morning Beverly, we have a mutual friend in Doug Dahlgren ('65), and he recommended you as a friend. I wanted to let you know that I have read all of his books including the rough draft of his latest. I am a sold out fan of Silas. Click here: Book Trailer: The Son - YouTube.Doug really has the gift.

 

I am a 1963 graduate of Albany High. You can find everything about me on my blog at Davidbwrites2.wordpress.com or Click here: Davidbwrites2's Blog | West Bridge Journals

 

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you around on FB. Thanks…

~ David

 

*** Saw your web site. It is awesome, and brought back some memories. I attended Broad Elementary around 1948 to 1950. I am trying to get the exact dates. We lived on Oglethorpe Ave and I remember going out our front door and going to the back of our house and crossing an alley and there was the school. There used to be a store called Mr. Mac's nearby! Was wondering if anyone would have some old pics around this time frame? Sincerely

~ Homer Cole

 

*** The Class of 1993 is having our reunion on June 21-22, 2013. Thanks! Love the Site!

~ Heather McIntosh Brand (’93)

 

 

 

*** Claire LeSueur Bagwell ('63), looking lovely while attendingBanks and Shane's New Year's Eve Party at Lake Lanier. Band member, Banks Burgess is a 1966 AHS Indian!

 

*** I got a new computer and I just found that your email was not transferred to my new address book. Can you send it to me again?

 

Also you told someone that you would send Betty Ann Brown'sdaughter her email in case the daughter wants to email her. Could you also send my email to Betty Ann's daughter. I was at the 40th 1947 Class Reunion and remember Betty Ann's being there. I also learned that she lived in Anderson, SC, and we went by there when we went down I-85 when we went to Georgia. Back then there was no Albany High Times to let you know where your classmates lived.

 

Betty Ann was one of my friends in high school and I will always remember how funny she could be. It was not long after the 49th reunion that she died.

~ Ralph Calhoun ('47)

 

*** Another great job! Just LOVED the poem and perfect pics bySharon Smith Spies (’58).

 

NOTE: Sharon is my sister - she did submit it; however did not write it! I can go back in and make that clear!

 

*** I received an email from the son of Marjorie Suydam about her death. I sent a copy of the email to Bill Huggins

~ Ralph Calhoun (’47)

 

*** I received an email this morning from Ralph Calhoun, Class of 1947. Marjorie Crumbly was in our Class of 1947.

~ Bill Huggins (unofficial keeper of the 1947 roster)

 

Class of 1963

Getting Ready for 50th Reunion! NEWS and Feedback from Reunion Mailout ...

 

Winston McDonald has been working hard keeping our Class 1963 FANTASTIC website up to date. You can find it at:http://www.ahs1963.us/

 

We have a good detective in Diane Moses Jewson’s husband. He has been turning up addresses galore. He found classmates EDWIN HARTLEY HENDERSON, LARRY FRANKLIN PARRAMORE, and RICHARD E. HAMLIN, JR.

 

I received a report of the death of Kenneth Gainous who died March 16, 2011. His wife, Connie Guarro Gainous (AHS Class of 1963), reported his passing to me as a result of receiving the invitation to the fiftieth reunion.

 

Also, Janie Eatman Williams died of liver cancer. This was reported by her ex-husband, Edward Derks (Class of 1963). Skip Porterfieldreports that William Brantley Edwards died of cancer in 2004, inArlington, TX.

 

I received an obituary for Gay Bowens Felts, who was born in Albany, GA, in November 1945. I believe she left Albany before 1961. She is not in our class. Perhaps someone will recognize her name and submit her class to Albany High Times.

~ Bruce Garey (’63)

 

*** I saw an obit in the paper of a lady whose maiden name wasVanlandingham ... sure enough, one of her deceased brothers is our classmate, Dewitt. I don't think he had ever been to one of our reunions.

~ Tommy Pattison (’54)

 

*** Please change the email for Wilburn Nicholson, Class of 1953.

~ Martha LeSueur Nicholson (’56)

NOTE: Maybe someone will let us know

 

*** Jean Gilliam Perry, Class of '57, died last Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Thanks,

~ Gene Griffin (’57)

 

*** I never knew Mrs. Carow, mother of Kathy Carow Thomas, Class of 1962; Karen Carow Dees, Class of 1966; Kurt Carow, Class of 1971, but was delighted and saddened to learn she was thelast Charter Member of St Patrick's Episcopal Church! And I believe I'm correct ... the first meetings of the church were held in her living room!

Peace,

~ Joann Roark Arneson (’62)

 

 

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In Memoriam ...

Not where I breathe, but where I loved, I live ...

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*** Steven L. Kierce, Class of 1965

 

*** Kenneth Gainous, Janie Eatman, William Brantley Edwards, all Class of 1963

 

*** Jean Gilliam Perry, Class of 1957

 

*** Marjorie Crumbly Suydam, Class of 1947

 

*** Dewitt Vanlandingham, Class of 1954

 

*** Chuck (Charles R.) Britt, Class of 1968

 

*** Bettie Higgins Carow, mother of Kathy Carow Thomas, Class of 1962; Karen Carow Dees, Class of 1966; Kurt Carow, Class of 1971

 

*** Janet Van Cise Holaday, Class of 1934, was the last surviving child of Winifred Van Cise who taught art in Albany schools for many years. If you did not go to elementary school here, you probably didn't know Mrs. Van Cise, but you may have known one of her other daughters, Edith Knowles.

 

*** Jonah Benjamin Terry - March 29, 1917 - February 3, 2013

 

*** Dorothy Wilson Matre, mother of Marc Matre, Class of 1963

 

Note: Thanks to all those who send obituaries of AHS Indians inside and outside of Albany. We would otherwise not be aware of our losses.

 

* Notices and/or obituaries are sent to the deceased’s class, plus the classes of the spouse, child, or close relative, as soon as possible. Each is then listed on the “In Memoriam” webpage (if the class has submitted a list) and also in the "News & Clues" the following month.

 

Check out your class at In Memoriam - Our Deceased Classmates

 

Send corrections or additions to albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

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 ALBANY INTERESTS

 

 

Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Garden at

Radium Springs Gardens

 

The Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Garden at Radium Springs Gardens was dedicated Tuesday, October 21, 2012. The garden is located at 2501 Radium Springs Road.

 

The Butterfly Garden is a collaborative effort by Dougherty County, Albany Technical College and the Southwest Georgia Master Gardeners. 

The program will feature Master Gardener Larry Sellers on the certification of the Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Garden as a certified pollinator habitat by Monarchs Across Georgia, part of the Environmental Alliance of Georgia.

 


 

Evelyn Butler Clifton (’50) and her daughter. These pictures were taken during the dedication.

 

 

 

 

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*** My name is Linda Deen Irvin, I am a 1966 graduate from Albany High School and I would love to get the News & Clues. Thanks

~ Linda Deen Irvin

 

*** I'm a 1966 graduate of AHS. I want to say thank you to you and those who make this possible for me to read about and enjoy the past. My brother, Mike, who graduated in 1962, informed me about the website. Thank you.

~ James Blewett (’66)

 

*** Please include me on your list. Thanks

~ Robert Fowler (’56)

 

*** Please add my name to your mailing list.

~ Gene Griffin, Class of '57.

 

*** I would like to subscribe to the newsletter. My dad George McIntosh '68 told me about it. What a great thing! Love the Site! Thanks!

~ Heather McIntosh Brand (’93)

 

*** Please sign me up!!
~ Barbara Baxley Mebane

 

*** Thanks for adding me to your list.

 

My high school graduation Class was 1962, Turner County High in Ashburn; but I attended school in Albany from 1st grade through 6th. I kept in touch with many Albany friends through high school sports and later as Regional Vice President for Storer Cable out of Sarasota, FL at the time we purchased the Albany system from James Gray.

We lived at 1705 North Slappey, where the Taco Bell is now located from 1949 - 1954, then moved to the country not far from the airport.Jeanna Stewart was a neighbor who was into horses, so all of our early "courting" was riding our horses around a 5 mile circle near our homes. She was nice enough to be my date for the Junior - Senior prom held at Radium Springs when I couldn't find a date from Ashburn.

 

I attended Palmyra for four years, McIntosh for 5th grade, then Magnolia for 6th. I was enrolled at Albany Jr. High but we moved before the fall began in Sept of '56.

 

Other Albany pals included Ronnie Whifield Billy Smith and Steve Bacon, all class of '62 and my best pal David Wolfe from the Class of '61. David died young while serving in the Air Force boot camp in 1970. You may have known one or both of David's sisters. Their father was Dr. Wolfe head of the County Health Department where we all received our polio vaccinations.

~ Jim K. Faircloth

 

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The Rose

 

 

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed

It's the heart, afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dying
That never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose

 

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