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Pete Wingate




 



 

What song most reminds you of your school days?  
Hey Girl- Freddie Scott, Havin' A Party- Sam Cooke, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow- Shirelles, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do- Jerry Butler
 
What teacher most influenced you? 
Mildred Majors, Bobbie Ruth Hodges, Ellen Leger
 
Who were your best friends at Central?
Lynn Brown, Steve Gaines, Danny Klimp, Ed Robbs, The Drill Team
 
What is your most memorable experience at the reunions?
W.L. being a gentleman & eating the "Mickey Rooney/Liz Taylor" Award at the 20th even though we both knew there was a lady present with at least three more marriage certificates.

 
What are your fondest memories of Chattanooga Central High School?
The smell of fresh bread wafting through the halls about 10:30. Cutting
class to go to the lake or Chickamauga Battlefield. Spelunking during the holidays.

 
My Life Since Graduation
Played music summer '65 & joined the Air Force because I just couldn't stand any more school. Guess what? They sent me to school. Mandarin in Monterrey, CA & Intelligence San Angelo, TX. SE Asia '67. BA UTC '73. Air National Guard '78-'88.
Been married 24 yrs to Marie. Retired from State of TN in 2000. I work 2 minutes away at Ace Hardware in East Ridge & do not supervise anyone or do any paperwork.