Albany High Times
2013 – May 2014
Thank you! You can always count on
the kindness of AHS Indians! And every year the
response for sponsorship is amazing! Often those who
helped in the past, are some of the first to
respond, but with so many new Indians joining us
each year, I ask they stand aside and let the new
My address book is mainly set up in
class-year groups. AOL has me "white listed" and
that allows me to send over 2,000 emails at once;
however, I do combine some of the smaller classes.
So, the first group of Sponsor request emails were
sent out on 5/29/2013 at 7:31
Indian to respond came in at 7:36
Indian was Betty
Spell (Class of 1953) Wooddy.
The last Indian to make the Sponsor list was Eugene
Summerford (Class of 1959), emailed
at 9:29.37 p.m.
Our new Sponsors will
appear on the Albany
High Times Home Page for
the next year: Click
here: Albany High Times / AHS - Albany, Georgia
Here are your new Sponsors:
Spell Wooddy (Class of 1953): In
memory of James L. Wooddy (Class of 1946)
Bowden (Class of 1958)
and Linda Cullom Jordan (Class of 1958)
Hall (Class of 1982): In
memory of Mrs. Nancy Castleberry (Class of 1957)
Garrison, AHS English Teacher
(Class of 1957) and Margaret Medlock, (Class of
Anne Allen Caldbeck (Class of 1963): In
honor of the Class of 1963
Thompson Johnson (Class of 1964): In
memory of my sweet brother-in-law, Warren L. Johnson
(Class of 1953)
Tanner (Class of 1960): In
memory of Phillip Eller (Class of 1960) and Larry
Carter (Class of 1960)
Ort Cornelius (Class of 1955): In
honor of Beverly Smith Herrington (Class of 1955)
Russell (Class of 1963): In
honor of the members of the Class of 1963, who
served in Vietnam and in particular in honor of
those who did not survive Vietnam
B. Mann, III (Class of 1964)
(Class of 1961) and Gail Dennis (Class of 1966)
Williams (Class of 1944)
Thompson (Class of 1958): In
memory of David Akridge (Class of 1955)
Cox Wintersole (Class of 1964): In
honor of my brother Lee Cox (Class of 1957), my
sister Sara Cox Kofoed (Class of 1958), and my
brother James Cox (Class of 1962)
Culbertson (Class of 1954)
Anne Johnston O'Quinn (Class of 1952)
(Class of 1957) and Martha Strong (Class of 1960)
memory of John Judson Strong, Jr. (Class of 1963)
(Class of 1957) and Sandra Williams (Class of 1960)
honor of Mrs. Helen Long Cordell
Beckwith (Class of 1961): In memory of Coach Bob
Helton (Class of 1952): In
honor and memory of my sister, Dorothy Helton Mock
(Class of 1939)
Adams (Class of 1956)
Glass Brimberry (Class of 1959): In
memory of my brother Rembert Glass, Jr. (Class of
Summerford (Class of 1959)
Henderson (Class of 1957)
And those whose email
requests arrived after the slots had been filled,
but before my email making that announcement arrived
in their mailbox, are listed below!
Albany High Times is
extremely grateful to ALL who were willing to help.
Let me share those who didn't make the list:
(Class of 1955)
(Class of 1965)
(Class of 1957)
Gin Inman Bell
(Class of 1961)
Lionel J. Palardy
(Class of 1959)
Ladd Jordan (Class
Jay Beck (Class of
Thad Joiner (Class
(Class of 1961)
(Class of 1956)
Arthur (Class of 1962)
Eubanks (Class of 1961)
Kay Hackney Grant
(Class of 1961)
Clifton AHS (Class of 1950)
McLendon, daughter of Tommy and Grace Traylor
Coleman (Class of 1951)
Crowder (Class of 1957)
Griffin (Class of 1952)
Tom Tarpley (Class
(Class of 1955)
Raleigh (Class of
1960) and Gail Hall
(Class 1961) Mann
Ann Ortega Griffin
(Class of 1962)
Greenway (Class of 1950)
Posey (Class of 1961)
Duffy Frank (Class
Katie Sue Jordan
Gunnels (Class of 1954)
Macolly (Class of 1955)
(Class of 1964)
Willis O. Bowles
(Class of 1956)
Bobbie Young Wade
(Class of 1962)
Aloha Mallard Saye
(Class of 1947)
Bettye Bryan Pate
Class of 1954)
O'Connor (Class of 1961)
Mebane (Class of 1965)
*** Class of 1993 ***
21 - 22, 2013 ***
weekend itinerary ...
Click here: Class of
*** Class of 1993 ***
20th Class Reunion
held Friday and Saturday
*** June 21-22, 2013 ***
Merry Acres in Albany GA
*** Class of 1983 ***
Saturday, June 22, 2013 ***
Location: The State Theatre
those who haven't lived in Albany for a while, The
State Theatre was purchased and renovated several
years ago and is part of the revitalized downtown
scene. It has hosted a number of concerts and other
events and will be terrifically fun space for our
reunion. DJ Jimmie
Jam Wafford's equipment
will be set up on stage and he'll have access to the
house disco lights. The floor nearest the stage will
be available for dancing.
have plenty of room for those who want to sit, talk,
eat and drink. We will, of course, have food. The
bar will be open and we'll even have a popcorn
course, it will be decorated with AHS colors. And
you'll experience a little nostalgia as you enter
since all of us have probably seen at least one
movie at The State Theatre. I hope you are making
plans to attend what will be the best AHS '83
David A. Golden posted in AHS
Class of 1983
Click here: Class of
*** Class of 1978 ***
July 26 & 27 2013
night - Casual plans
Kinney with Relapse just
sent us some great new photos of the band that will
be playing for us at our 35th Class Reunion!
remember to mail your check made payable to AHS/WHS
Reunion: AHS/WHS Reunion, P.O. Box 71053, Albany GA
the reunion is $75 per
– Southwest GA’s Party Band!!!
Click here: Relapse
Southwest Georgia Party Band "LIVE" part 1 - YouTube
friends relapsing into the days of their collective
youth!!! We're ready to get this reunion party
started, so mark this date on your calendar and plan
to be with all of your friends from AHS
& WHS on
Saturday night, July 27, 2013. More casual plans on
Friday night too. You don't want to miss it!! We
will keep y'all posted.
Committee ... 2 members
Duffer AHS ‘78
Nichols Giles AHS ‘78
~ Submitted by Sam
Lee AHS ’78
*** Class of 1962 ***
planning committee for the Class
of 1962 70th Birthday Party is
~ Girl’s Luncheon ~
The next Girl's
Luncheon for the Class of 1962 will
be held at Joann
Roark Arneson's home
on June 20, 2013. Put the date on your calendar and
plan to join us!
Roark Arneson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Carol Pate Stark (email@example.com)
Check out last luncheon and pics at: Click
here: 1962 Girl's Luncheons
*** Class of 1958 ***
The class picture and
reunion review for your 55th Reunion is available on
Class webpage. Click
here: Class of 1958
here: Reunion Ideas ... take a look!
find suggestions for venues, caterers and great
bands ... from 2 musicians to 15!
here: Lost Classmates? How to Find
there additional upcoming reunions?
your information to:
we were young!
I received an email
Foster ('73) Chandler asking
if I had any pics of
BIG CHIEF. I
did, but I had a hard time finding them on the
website. So when I did, I decided to make a web page
just for BIG
a great story. Would love for anyone from that era
to submit memories for "His" website!!
Personally, I think this is the mightiest
hand-made mascot I've ever seen! (click
below to view his webpage ...
AHS BIG CHIEF MASCOT
Claypool ('63) has
submitted a group of class pictures for Palmyra
Elementary and Albany Junior High, plus a
picture of a Children's Choir at the 1st
Presbyterian Church, and also St
Theresa's Kindergarten Graduates
of 1951 -
the future classmates of Class of 1963!
the years when I received occasional class pictures,
I put them in a folder attached to their class.
However, I am now receiving so many pictures of
classes from so many different schools, I am
relocating the old pictures and putting them in the
actual school folder, i.e. Palmyra Elementary
School, etc. The pictures are posted in the section
for their CLASS YEAR! So for later classes, scroll
down and take a look ... it might be fun to see
yourself and your friends as little tykes!
... Any picture or article from newspapers, because
of the pixels, are almost impossible to scan well
enough to produce on the website. Just FYI!
In Memoriam ...
Not where I breathe, but where I
loved, I live ...
*** Charles Eugene Harrell, Class
*** William Stephen (Steve)
Frantz, Class of 1979
Byrd, father of Cindy Barrett, Class of 1979
McNeil Gooch, AHS class of 1976, died on March
was the daughter of Morris
McNeil, Class of 1948 and Joanne Fitzgerald,
Class of 1949
*** Joel Lamar Ortega, Class of
1964; brother of Ann Ortega Griffin (1962)
*** Dorothy Jane "DJ" Wilson
McArthur - Class of 1941
*** Edgar Pritchett, Class of
1965 (deceased 2011)
*** Ledell Jones Murphy, Class of
*** Lenora Marie (Nora) McCoy,
mother of Matt McCoy, Class of 1960
to all those who send notices and/or obituaries
of AHS Indians inside and outside of Albany. We
would otherwise not be aware of our losses.
notices and/or obituaries are first 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
and also in the "News
& Clues" the
Please send corrections or
Check out your class at In
Memoriam - Our Deceased Classmates
ASKED…? ? ?
instruct me on how to join so that I might view pics
from the 1963 class reunion in April last ... I'm a
graduate, and wasn't able to
Thanks so much...
Cowan McLaughlin ('63)
have entered your email in the Class of 1963
e-address book. Also check out the 1963 webpage ....
has posted PHOTOS of our 1963 50-year reunion
you add these pictures sent by Hugh
our Class of 1958 section ? Thanks so much.
~ Linda Cullom Jordan ('58)
A~ Absolutely! Click
here: Class of 1958
a former resident of Albany and
Graduate of AHS. I saw where there was a
pictorial book of the story ofRadium Springs ...
wondered if there were any issues available? I
realize I am somewhat late in this inquiry, but
thought I would ask.
Jim Ellefson ('69)
here: Purchase Skywater written by Morgan Murphy and
appreciate your adding my name to the 1969 AHS
notifications. Will order the Radium Springs book
today. Lots of fond memories of RS growing up in
~ Jim Ellefson ('69)
I look forward to the news and updates of Albany
High Times. I did notice my class
of 1964 is
missing two deceased classmates and because of the
small number, I unfortunately suspect there are
They are Susan
NeSmith Gray and Rhonda
Dethridge Hall. However, I left Albany in 1964
and do not know any deceased dates and
am not even sure of their married
names at the time of their death. Can someone verify
~ Dian Thompson Clark (1964)
Dian. These names will be added to the new sections
in "In Memoriam" for the Class of 1964 and the Class
article about "In
Memoriam" for 1964
and 1965 classmates.
anyone remember Charlotte
Lee? Dark short hair, very cute. I believe she
would have been Class
of ‘58. Her family might have been military.
Would like to contact her.
~ Vicki Thayer Owen (’57)
have Charlottes in '57, '60, and '68. But not with
the name "Lee."
My name is Sylvia
of 1993, and I was given your contact info in
regards to advertising our 20th
Class Reunion. It will be held Friday
and Saturday June 21-22, 2013 at Merry Acres in
Albany GA. Please let me know if you will be
able to advertise that for me. Thank you.
Sylvia … and welcome! Your info appears above with
the rest of the reunions!
Class of 1960
AHS Class of 82
your class has a website - please email your link
Check out FaceBook
You must be a member of FaceBook
and signed on to
open these pages.
High Times Website @
High Class of 1961 (4) has
a new FaceBook page now. Would love to have more
Class of 1969
High School Class of 1970
GA. Kids' of the 70's....
High School Class of 1974 Albany, GA
High School Grads 1976-1983
* Email for '71 FaceBook:firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 1980
Class of 1983
OTHER CLASSES to be listed?
Betty Rehberg posted in Vintage
Update on the Albany Theater
Majesty of Albany Theatre endures(Click)www.albanyherald.com
The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority is
working to restore and repurpose a city
Chehaw Park May
22, 2013 (Click)
If you have not been to Chehaw in
awhile you should go. Very pretty!
Also ... Click
here: (45) Photos of Vintage Albany Georgia
In looking for
pictures of fathers and daughters fishing - I found
none. Then I remembered the touching song, "Just
Fishin'" ... written
and sung by big Trace
cried when I heard it. I had fished with my daddy
since I was small, and I the lyrics he sang touched
my heart ...
"... this memory's
but she just
thinks we're fishin'!
Happy Father's Day!
A Fishing Story
Click here: A Fishing
ALBANY HIGH TIMES'
HEAP BIG INDIAN CHIEF
!!! HITS !!!
!!! INDIAN PRIDE !!!
Class of 1952
When it comes to
movers and shakers who work behind the scenes, Reba
Stewart of Albany has to be near the top of the
Born one of 10
children, Stewart learned at a young age the value
of kindness; the importance of compassion and the
divinely-inspired joy of caring for others.
Those traits have
carried her through 60 years of marriage and more
than 60 years in a ever-changing banking business.
In a recent interview
with Herald reporter J.D. Sumner, Stewart talks
about life in the banking industry, her reliance on
God and the most important things young people need
to keep in mind when pursuing a corporate job.
Don't miss this
wonderful interview ...
Click here: Albany
Herald | On the Job with Reba Stewart
have tried very hard to make the Albany
High Times free
of anything political. Please, please, please ...
send ONLY ALBANY
emails to: email@example.com !!!
ALSO … PLEASE do
not send Albany
High Times-related emails to my personal
Understand … I run the website and
the newsletter on
my LAPTOP where firstname.lastname@example.org “lives”.
It just makes more work for me when
you use my personal email.
*** Recently I received this email: “I
would like to send a card from our class to let our
classmate know that our thoughts and prayers are
with them during this most difficult time in their
and several classmates contacted me for a home
address or email address for their classmate.
I do not keep street addresses or
phone numbers; however, I do have email addresses
for those who participate. I sent the email address
I had. HOWEVER IT BOUNCED. That left several
frustrated classmates. I was able to contact a
member of the family and received an updated email
address. Another classmate was able to share a
street address! Many were then able to send
condolences to their classmate!
So, I ask you … please remember to
update AlbanyHighTimes whenever you make a change
your email address!
*** We used to do something similar
and Pam Tyler Johnston
soon as you discover someone or something has
invaded your email address book and sent a "link" to
people from your address book without your
permission ... CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD ... IMMEDIATELY.
For those in
Atlanta area -
you can't get any better than the music of Banks
and Shane. Banks
Burgess is a 1966 Indian!
Banks writes: "Eddie
Clay Theater, in downtown Duluth,
GA, is one of the greatest venues we have ever
played. It is a fantastic place to see a show, and a
fantastic place to play a show. Great sound, great
lighting, and not a bad seat in the house! Click
There are some great restaurants, all
within an easy walk to The Red Clay, so come on out
and celebrate the start of Summer with Banks
Saturday, June 15 - 8:00pm
3116 Main Street Duluth, GA 30096
would like to dedicate my Sponsorship as a gift
in honor and memory of my sister, Dorothy
Helton Mock, Class of 1939. She was my best
friend and I miss her very much, even after the
45 years that she has been gone. She left 9
She was a go-getter! The Boy
going to drop the church Cub
Scout Pack because
there was not a man who would take charge.
Dorothy stepped up and told theScout
she would do it. “Oh! you can’t do that. You are
a woman!” Well she did it anyway, and the Cub
Pack stayed active!
~ Harry (Chief) Helton
and I grew up at 1315
8th Ave and 1320 6th Ave. Sis is a '62
graduate of AHS. Our younger brother Bob,
is '69 AHS graduate. Thanks for your hard
work on Albany
High Times. I worked forLamar Clifton at
1982 until he left to work with First
State Bank. I was saddened to hear about his
~ Al Hutchison, Class of 1961
you so much for scanning my class pictures to
High Times website!
They actually look clearer than the pictures I
sent you. I have not gone in to review the names
- but I will and get back to you soon.
Interesting that you saw Fred
grade class. I'm thinking he might have been
in the 5th or 6th grade classes too. I saw Fred
at our 50th reunion three years ago. I believe
he still lives in Tallahassee - don't know if he
still teaches at FSU, but is probably retired.
My mother's name was Frances
Nix. Mother and daddy owned and operated Bob
Nix Nursery on
after I went off to college and married, mother
Wheel Antiques. We lived in "the country" in
those days - but today the property is behindK-mart!
Albany certainly built in that direction.
I'm just thrilled that through you, I have been
able to share those pictures and hope classmates
will check them out and find themselves. Also,
our 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Jordan lives at
Morningside in Albany. She was 100 on her last
birthday - Sincerely,
~ Betty Nix Rouse, Class of 1960
sent classes of 1960 at Mamie
Brosnan, Highland and McIntosh
Shealy won Sports
Illustrated Female College Athlete of the Year! We
are so excited!! Thanks to those of you who
voted for Loren! For
a wonderful video, interview, and article
Click here: UNC's
Loren Shealy wins SI's female College Athlete of
the Year award - College Athlete of the Year -
~ Edwina Davis, Class of 1958,
and husband, Sonny Shealy
all" do a fabulous job. Thank you!
~ Tom Tarpley, Class of 1952
love my classmates! And, our 50th Reunion was
~ Mary Anne Allen Caldbeck (’63)
O Boy - - You publish to over 2,000 Indians!
That shuts me up for sure when I think you are
struggling with 75 or 80 and I am trying to find
you a few more!!! You should put out a little
run down once or twice per year bringing
everyone up to date on just what has happened
over the years or maybe you have in the past and
I am just catching up. Now
as to those 1932
& 1933years, last I heard there just were
not many of us left!
Chester Green (’33)
look forward to the Albany
High Times. Thank you so much to everyone
for sharing and for it to be so much fun. The 8
years I lived in Albany was the longest period
of time I have lived in any one place at a time.
Then I married and, for the next 19 years, the Air
where we would live and how long we would stay
in one place. In those 29 years, the longest we
lived anywhere was one 3 year assignment. The
rest of the time we moved more often, so forming
lasting friendships was impossible. It means so
much to be able to be in touch with a period of
time that was special to me. I always enjoy the
news, and sharing.
~ Joan Hand Murphy, Class of 1961
Helen Long Cordell has
been a long-time friend and teacher of our
family. We have found her to always be a
gracious lady and an inspiring teacher in many
areas of life.
~ Jack (’57) &
Sandra Williams (’60) Sadler
you please change my e-mail address? I enjoy so
much reading about Albany
High. You're doing a great job Thanks,
Flowers Dixon, Class of 1957
*** Coach E. M. Mooney returned
to the AlbanyYMCA as
Physical Director and Coach of the ALBANY
the late 1930s. He served for just 2 or 3 years
that second time around due to age and physical
condition. We had a big Reunion/Farewell Dinner
at Radium Springs Casino consisting of about 50
men he had coached and influenced at one time or
another. Many did not realize he was a diving
and swim coach as well as basketball and
physical education including the rings &
parallel bars. He even performed in Barnum &
Bailey Circus for a few years. We
had a great relationship.
something you had in "News
& Clues" about
am at the Albany
the hallway reading history of Y through Albany
Heralds, March 6, 1912, and July 10, 1994 and
saw this excerpt:
really enjoy the times. Thank you for all your
hard work over the years. Please change my
e-mail address. Thanks,
~ Joe R. Taylor, Class of 1956
In early 1920's, E. M. Mooney became physical
director and coach of the Blues, the Y's
~ Mariellen Johnson Bates (’57)
am finally finished with the College
of Dentistry at the University of Florida.
Thursday is my last day. Please change my email
to my home email address so I don’t lose track
of your wonderful publication. I read every
word! Thanks for all your hard work!!!
Barfield Nelson, ’64
Barrett ('79) for the memorial notification for William
Stephen (Steve) Frantz
brother’s name is misspelled. His name is Lynn
Thayer, Class of 59. This
was very interesting information. I remembered
so many of these people. Brought back so many
~ Vicki Thayer Owen, Class of
add my brother’s name to the deceased list for
of 1964. Joel
Lamar Ortega died May 26, 2013.
~ Ann Ortega Griffin (1962)
Strickland, Class of 1956, died on 3/28/13,
and we had his service on Monday 4/1/13, in Perry
GA. Our twin cousins, Eloise
and Caroline King ('58), were there.
You forwarded my email address to
Eloise, a cousin on the Strickland side of the
family. My oldest son, Will and I had not seen
her since 1991, when Will was awarded his wings
as a Marine
Corp pilot. She drove up from Gulf
During his career, Ed delivered
over 10,000 babies and, as he was very proud to
point out, he never had a law suit filed against
him! Thanks for asking and for your help....
*** Wish you could have been here
for the Warren
Johnson Memorial Fish Fry...a marvelous
tribute to Warren! Close to 150 old friends and
family were here braving the rain for the
gathering to celebrate his life. A number of
people traveled from North
Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida,
Of very special meaning was the
fact that all three ofDavid
('53) and Nancy
Castleberry ('57) Garrison'schildren
Jr. from St.
Simons, Lynne fromNorth
Carolina and Lucy from Thomasville.
Friends cannot be any more special than that.
There were some awesome stories
shared. We were all packed into the house and
enjoyed fried catfish, cheese grits, slaw and
Jimmie's hot dogs (the first thing Warren asked
for when he arrived in Albany this trip). When I
was talking with Linda
Leeger Stokes ('57) the
next morning about how sorry I was that we were
so crowded the evening before due to the rain
she replied , "Oh
I think we all just sorta enjoyed bumping into
Thanks again for being in touch
and getting our message out to our growing up
~ Mariellen Johnson Bateman ('57)
last weekend in Albany. Such a lovely time with
so many dear friends. Warren is truly missed and
remembered well. Also spent an afternoon
visiting with Mark
and Bea Murphy, so I'm at least partially up
to speed on Radium.
Tried to get out to Radium,
but it was closed when I got there. With many
obligatory stops to the hospital, cemetery,
friends' houses, and Maryland's Fried Chicken, I
didn't make it back while I was in Albany. All
in all, a great trip. Will try to get back soon.
~ Lynn Garrison Johnson (’82)
1964 and 1965
Thanks to Doug
Dahlgren ('65) and
classmates from1964 and 1965 for
their help in establishing their class sections
in the Albany
High Times "In Memoriam" webpage. Previously
there had been no classmates listed for those
two classes. Doug volunteered to send out an
email to classmates, and he
also posted the request on theClass of 64 and
in FaceBook. Now
there is a good start for both classes.
Check out your class at In
Memoriam - Our Deceased Classmates
Wedding Anniversaries and beyond ...
W. Flowers, “Dub” and I celebrated our 60th wedding
anniversary on June 7, 2013. We
met atMercer University in 1951 and
were married in 1953 after I had taught Math my
first year at AHS. We had three children but lost
our first daughter to cancer at the age of 19
months. Our daughter, Leah
Flowers Sowellwas graduated from AHS
in 1977 and Wesley
Flowersalso graduated from AHS in 1979. After
returning to Albany in 1969, Dub was Counselor,
Assistant- Principal, and Principal of Westover High
Lord has blessed us with five precious
~ Carleen Newell Flowers ('48) (AHS
I hit the 50th
on June 22nd! We will be inHilton Head (where
we spent our honeymoon - when there was 1 hotel
on the island). With us, will be our daughter Presley w/
her husband, Steve
their 3 children from Saratoga
our sonWade and
his wife Kristi
their 2 children from Tallinn,
~ Linda Leeger Stokes ('57)
I celebrated our 50th
wedding anniversary this
past Saturday, June
8, 2013. It doesn’t seem
possible that 50 years have gone
by! It IS true that time flies
when we’re havin’ fun! And the
older we get the faster it
AHS Class of
and I are today
(June 10th), celebrating our
57th wedding anniversary. It
all found its beginning in Carrollton,
found its way through residences
VA; China Lake, CA; Macon, GA;
Mobile, AL; Fairfax, VA;
Marshall, VA and finally here to
Casper, WY. We like it here
very much but miss those we have
known along the way and,
especially for me, the many
friends I was privileged to make
in Albany. May God bless and
protect you all.
Law AHS '52
('54) and Betty Holt ('56)
Pattison will celebrate their
54th wedding anniversary, June
Send your 50th anniversaries
Who Is The Cute, Prissy Young
Photo submitted by Jay Beck ('62)
In the photo is Jay Beck, Connie Cordell, Harry
Davis and Bobby Bosch in front of Strawberry
High Times and
the monthly newsletter," News and Clues", are
a great way to stay in touch with old friends
from Albany ... and with help from FaceBook...
introduce some old, "new" friends.
David Butler, Class of 1963 had
heard about me and my books. We were separated
by a couple of years atAHS and
likely never actually met.
Last year, David, an excellent writer in his own
up Albany GA Style” …
some special memories plus other blogs), ordered
the first of my"Son" Series ...
then read the entire series!
He caught up with
we became friends. David, in fact, helped with
the latest book, Eight
of Six, volunteering to be a "proof-reader"!
Toward the end of April, of this year, David
suggested that he, his wife BJ (Barbara), a
friend of his J.B. Hall (who had also enjoyed my
books) and his wife Judy, meet in Atlanta and
get their books signed!
My wife, Donna
and I, met them for dinner. We all came back to
our house for a great chat session! I am
delighted to report Donna and I now have four
terrific, new friends!
Thanks to David, Barbara, J.B. and Judy; and
special "thanks" to Albany High Times for
offering the opportunity for special
J.B. Hall, Doug
Dahlgren and David Butler
“News & Clues”
add me to the list.
~ Al Hutchison, Class of 1961
*** Wow, this was my first time
seeing, or knowing about, the great publication that
bring back so many memories. What a wonderful job
undertaking. I would love to be included in the
~ Beth Parker Connors - Class of '64
*** Please add Gloria
Ann Will Holley, Class of 1968to your
*** Please add Freddie
Melton Nation, Class of 1961,sister of Marideane
Melton Maxwell, Class of 1958
*** Please add my sister to the
mailing list. I have been forwarding to her each
Class of 1957. Thanks.
~ Eugene Summerford 1959
was just telling my sister, Juanita, this web site
and she would like to be added to mail list.
Benson, Class of 1959. THANKS!
Fitzgerald Gauntt ('48)
add my email.
~ Gene Plummer, Class of 1953