Class of 1962
Barfield Darling passed away on August 28, 2014, in Nashville, TN,
after an extended illness; she was 69.
Montgomery, Alabama, Marylin moved with her family to Albany in
1952, where she attended Albany public schools and graduated from
Albany High School in 1962. She was a graduate of Florida State
an accomplished dancer, beginning with her love of the art as a teen
under the tutelage of Peggy Pritchett (AHS ’44).
In 1962, she was
honored to receive an offer to join the world-famous Rockettes of
Radio City Music Hall. Though it had been a long-time dream of
Marylin to be a Rockette, she elected, instead, to return to
Florida State and earned advanced degrees in dance in
order to teach the art she loved so much to promising young people.
In 1972, she
joined the faculty at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, and
singlehandedly founded its dance program, teaching dance there for
more than thirty years.
While at Agnes
Scott, Marylin earned a doctorate degree in education administration
from Georgia State University.
Marylin retired from Agnes Scott as Professor Emerita of Dance.
New AHS Author!
Ort Cornelius ~
Class of 1955
I wrote this book in hopes of giving
grieving parents hope and encouragement and to realize that you can
find your JOY again.
It is a true story about my life over the
past 30 years. The struggles, the losses and comfort that I have found
in trusting Jesus.
It is a story about hope and forgiveness.
A story about trust put to the test and how God’s love and care has
carried me through the dark valleys of losing three of my four sons.
My prayer is that everyone who reads this
book will receive a rich blessing.
from Amazon ...
Click here: FINDING JOY in GRIEF: Unspeakable
Tragedy and the Power of God's Love: Harriet Cornelius: 9780692267905:
Trip to Alaska
Joann Roark Arneson
(No Canoe for This 1962 Indian)
With encouragement from my niece, her
mother in law, Gloria Johnson and I planned a cruise to Alaska! We
went on the Norwegian Jewel Sawyer Glacier Cruise.
We stopped at four ports, and we decided
on one shore excursion for each port, hoping for some time to explore a
little on our own. Travel with me to ports in Alaska ....
Jitterbug, Charleston, etc.
Click here: Denver Airport Holiday Flash
Mob - YouTube
~ Billy Hawthorne (’60)
Jet Lag Recipe!
Recipe for the irrevocable eradication of JET LAG … from the
little old man at what was then Good Earth (many years ago)!
Vitamin E – 1000 m
Vitamin C – 1000 m
Selenium – 50 m
Zinc – 50 m
Take with "recipe" and drink with 8 oz of water one hour before
take-off, or immediately following take off.
I used this “recipe” on my 2 week trip to a wedding in Tokyo Japan,
where there would be no time for naps!!!
And I NEVER EVEN had a NEED for A NAP!
~ Beverly Smith Herrington (’55)
Tribe Notes …
*** Did not know that
('66) was from Albany. Here in Atlanta we have
enjoyed the show for many years. Shame on you all if you miss him, it
will be your loss.
Bubba Hughes, ‘61
*** I'm humbled to be mentioned in such lofty company.
Thanks, Banks Burgess ('66)
*** Another wonderful afternoon remembering all the good times……….. I
especially enjoyed re-reading all my poems!
~ Annelle Stem Griffin
*** Please change my email.
~ Penny Hunter Henger (’61)
** I just finished the August edition, and all I can say is
"WOW!" Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I love the way you have set up the website. You did a
fantastic job and spent time and effort to produce this for AHS Indians.
Tommy (Herrington - '56), thank you for sharing
your wonderful wife and her talents with us. God bless and good health,
wealth and happiness.
~ Love you, Betty Wooddy
P.S. If Jimmy (Woody - '46) was alive, he
would love the "News and Clues". He was a true Indian!
Note: Betty is not an
AHS Indian ... but
she is as proud of AHS as any one I know!
*** For some unknown reason I no longer get The Albany Times.
Please add me back to your email list. Thanks
~ Mike Johnston, Class of 59
*** The market is still going strong and will
continue until late fall. The support has been tremendous.
Come see us at the
*** I finally found the picture of our second grade class at Broad
Avenue School. Mrs. Cheney's class of 1944-45. I don't have
the names in order according to the picture. All girls and boys were
listed separately. I can place a few names with the picture but hope
everyone else can do better.
Betty Haldeman; Ruth Haldeman; Martha Harris; Beatrice Hayes; Cristine
Hodge; Joan Jefferson; Mary Ann Johnson; Ann Johnston; Miriam Jordan;
Marlene Kahn; Mary Klein; Lynette Layson; Rose Marie Mangum; Betty
Meeks; Carolyn Miler; Jane Minton; Hazel McDonald; Winnelle McEachin;
Faye McFee; June Webb; Jean Williams
Everett Hall; Jackie Hall; Charles Jackson; Hurchel Knight; Jack Lowery;
Bobby Mallard; Gene Mitchell; Eric Morris; Bruce Musselwhite; Charles
McCorvey; Charles McGahee; Charles McLeod; Bobby Stokes; Eugene
Stripling; Walter Watkins; J. W. Willis; Royce Wingate; Willis Wingate I
could pick out on the front row - 2nd from left Jackie Hall, 4th from
Left Faye McFee, 7th from left Rose Marie Mangum, next to her June Webb,
Bobby Mallard, Jane Minton and last on front row Everett Hall. Carolyn
Miller and Marlene Kahn are on the back row left and I think Eugene
Stipling is 3rd from right on back row. I think that is Mirian Jordan
standing behind Bobby Mallard.
This is the best I
~ Jane Minton Womack, (’55)
*** Hey guys..... Here's a link to the program that has "reached"
over 750 people on FaceBook ... just click on the link and the show will
play in your computer's music player.
~ Doug Dahlgren ('65)
Diane Nicols Gavidia,
Class of 1964
Albany Junior High -
The teacher was Mrs. Dixon. I believe
her husband was a coach.
To view enlarged photo, scroll down to
Class of 1964 at this webpage ...
*** They just keep
getting better and better. This anniversary issue was outstanding. Thank
you for your hard work!
~ Ruth Chambers
*** Great edition! I'm totally amazed at how many connections you have
created over the years and it never gets dull. Thanks for all your work
~ Coach Graham
*** Dan Wray graduated from Albany High School in 1953 he
was a dear friend of my Dad, Dan Stevens. I didn't learn of his
death 'til a couple of months ago.
~ Dan Stevens, son
of Dan Stevens (deceased – Class of ’53)
Thank you, Dan, for the notice of Dan Wray's death.
*** The school photographer was Bill Sander's uncle, not his
father, the post master.
*** Pam Brumbalow King (’65) and I were best friends growing up,
I am so sad!! So many lost classmates!
~ Diane Medlock
*** Pam was in 1965 class. We were in FHA
together. Sad to hear this news.
~ Brenda Cox
*** Pam was in Class of '65 according to her picture
in '63 and '64 annuals.
LeSueur Nicholson (’56)
*** Thanks to Jim Norris, '63, Diane Medlock Dishman (65) , Glenda
Wimberly (65) Albritton, Brenda Cox (64) Wintersole, Martha LeSueur
Nicholson ('56) and Kathy Glass (65) Barefield for sending class
information for Pamela Brumbelow King.
TO LAST NEWSLETTER
On your recent web page 'News & Clues' you have BANKS AND
SHANE appearing at the State Theatre.
This is incorrect. They will be appearing at THEATRE
ALBANY / 514 Pine Avenue on October 17th. Tickets are $25
and go on sale September 16th.
~ Sincerely, Mark Costello Artistic Director
*** My father was manager of the Albany Theater in
1955 and 1956. I had a free pass to attend movies at the Albany
Theater, the State Theater, the Liberty and the
It was a really great time for a kid of 9-10 years old. I
got the top run films at the Albany, the 2nd tier ones at the State, the
Bowery Boys and grade B films at the Liberty and Westerns at the Clair.
I must have seen hundreds of films during that time.
I still love movies today, especially those on Turner Classic Movies.
~ Scott Cohen (AHS Class of 1963)
*** I worked at the Albany Theater while in high school and there
was a organ that would rise from the basement into the pit. For those
that might not know - the Albany Theater was a small version of the
Fox in Atlanta. Seating was smaller and one floor was omitted, but
otherwise it was almost identical.
~ Tascar Williams-class of 44
*** The movie Buffalo Bill was heavily advertised before it
opened at the Albany Theater. The first hundred children under
twelve years old to but tickets were promised a buffalo! I was one of
many to stand in line for what seemed like hours for that Buffalo
Nickel. But don’t knock it! That nickel would buy a coke---maybe even a
~ Grayson Peters, Class of ‘50, the last class smart
enough to graduate in eleven years.
*** Thanks for the really newsy Albany High Times. Your picture
of the Albany Theater brings back many memories. That is the
place I saw my first movie. We lived one mile from the Albany Theater
and had to walk because we had no car to go places. One time when my
brother (James Calhoun - '50) and I went to the movies, we caught a
whole jar of lightning bugs on the way and took them to the
Albany Theater and let them go.
All the time the movie was showing, the lightning bugs
were going blink-blink all over the large space of the theater. It was
funny seeing the lightning bugs blinking away.
~ Ralph Calhoun (’47)
*** The market made the front page of the
Sunday Herald...still going strong.........
Click here: Tift Park Community Market in Albany
still going strong | Albany Herald
~ Martha LeSueur Nicholson ('56)
*** Any reference to the Albany High Times has to be introduced
to anyone with a glowing mention of you and your tireless efforts on
behalf of Albany and the AHTN&C. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I remember being saddened when reading your report earlier this year
on the proposed sale of Tift Park, and elated when learning of
the city’s reversal of its position after being bombarded by ordinary
citizens of the community. Everyone should be heartened by the success
of the Community Market and Stephen Brimberry’s efforts.
It would take a short book to chronicle my memories of
Tift Park, but I would like to share a few with you and your
My parents moved me and my brother Alan to 312
Sixth Avenue when we were very young. Our small house happened to be
just across North Jefferson Street from Tift Park and its
amenities, including zoo, tennis courts and swimming pool (my mushy
memory can’t recall exactly when the new pool was built). We went to
the old pool a lot before the new pool was built. I have a three inch, Y
shaped scar on my left leg from being hit by a tennis ball can,
being used to throw water on the sliding board to cool it down from the
hot sun, when I slid down.
pool’s waters turned red and scared a few folks, including my mother
Ivey and brother Alan. Fortunately, Dr. Neal was able
to sew everything back together. The tennis courts were “real”
clay, of the South Georgia red kind, and I literally spent 100's and
100’s of hours learning, practicing and playing tennis there until I
left for college in 1960.
I remember selling peanuts for the Royal’s
concession stand over several summers, to patrons who wanted to feed our
new elephant. I got a penny for every dime bag of peanuts sold.
Shortly before I began receiving social security
benefits, I received a print-out from the SSA showing “earnings” paid
into my account in the early 50’s, a very modest sum.
The Tift Park Swimming Pool; just typing this
brings smiles and tears of happiness to my eyes. As a youngster, and
then teenager, I spent more 100’s of hours right next to the tennis
courts learning to swim, swimming and diving competitively, life
guarding, rendering first aid, giving swimming lessons, trampolining and
clown diving, and hanging out with some of Albany’s older citizens, who
taught me a lot: Jerry Clark ('54), B.B. Rhoades ('52), Frank Orgel
('56), and Jimmy Wester ('56), come to mind, though there were many
others that my mushy memory won’t recall right now.
The last memory I’m going to write about is the
six hole golf course I designed when I decided to learn how to play golf
60 years or so later, I’m still trying to learn how to
play golf. The holes were on the south and west sides of Tift
Park, three holes out and three holes back, and apparently never came to
the attention of Rod Blalock and the Parks and Recreation
Department, because I was never harassed nor told to leave the
property, although I occasionally could have been accused of endangering
the public. (Here’s a free golf tip for all golfers who may read
this…lower your expectations, especially as you age.)
As regularly mentioned in the AHTN&C, growing up in
Albany were some of the best and happiest times of our lives.
Thanks again for all your efforts and the efforts of
those who help you.
Tom Ross, Class of 1960