|What song most reminds you of your school days?
Duke of Earl
|What teacher most influenced you?
|Who were your best friends at Central?
Rosie Hale, Janie Young
|What is your most memorable experience at the
Seeing old friend and some
new. Seeing how much some have changed and others have not. Just
being together after all these years. Being able to work so well
with Linda Smiley Wilson. She's a blast!
are your fondest memories of Chattanooga Central High School?
Pep rallies, the famous
rotunda, some great teachers who really did have our best interests
in mind while attempting to teach us. Marching with the battalion to
Frawley field and back during 6th period. Those dates at the lake
watching the "submarine races." Champion Night, the cafeteria in
the morning while they played "Duke, duke of Earl. Those sixties
were the best years for music. We had a lot of songs that began and
ended with do-whop, do-whop. Having the pep rallies after lunch.
Watching those gorgeous majorettes come marching down the aisle
while the band played. Going to Chamberlain Field after school to
watch Lynn Brown wrap the goal posts in Purple and Gold and then
cheering the football team to victory that night.
Life Since Graduation:
I married right after
my junior year and was not allowed to finish school that year
because a new law was passed that you had to drop out of school for
six months before you could come back. I finished my 1/4 credit in
summer school. The marriage did not last but my son is wonderful -
so something good always happens even when something bad takes place
first. My son is now 42 and he has two sons. I have two daughters
from my second marriage. Angie who is 32 and has two sons. My
daughter Toni is 30 and has four sons.
I met Joe about 15 years ago. So between us we have six children
and 12 grandchildren. The grandchildren are all boys except for one
girl. They range in age from two years old to 15 years old. They
keep us busy, but they are wonderful.
I have now retired from Advanced Waste Management Systems, Inc.
where I worked for over 20 years. Feels good to be finally able to
spend some quality time with my family and my grandbabies.
In 1999 I suffered a heart attack and almost didn't make it - but it
sure puts things in perspective. I now go by the motto "Don't sweat
the small stuff and it's all small stuff." In 2003 I had my right
hip replaced. Don't think I will do that again. Very painful.
I look forward to every reunion and every chance to get together
with classmates. I think this new web site is wonderful and
hopefully we will be able to contact more classmates.