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The Monthly Newslettter for and about friends
ISSUE No. 30 May 2008
Lamar Wilson Sylvan High class of 1954 died in an auto accident in April.
This Month we thought maybe we would begin a little 50s trivia teaser.
This first question is:
Who was the T.V. Character Algonquin J. Calhoun ???
Click here to pick your answer vote
would like to hear from anyone who knew Doris Buchanan, who went
to Perkerson Elementary School and who would have graduated from high
school in about 1952 or 1953. Her family moved from Washington DC
to an address on Athens Avenue in 1943, and while she was close to
Capitol View, I believe she lived south of Deckner Avenue, which was
then outside of the Atlanta city limits, so she went to Perkerson,
which was then a Fulton County school.
been told that Athens Avenue was not extended south of Deckner
Avenue until after the end of World War II, but if she lived on Athens
north of Deckner she would have attended Capitol View Elementary.
Buchanan Smith was an author of children's books, and wrote Salted
Lemons, about a "Darby Bannister" who had to adjust to a new
neighborhood when her family moved from Washington DC to southwest
Atlanta. I believe many recipients of the WEN have read it.
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Burrell sent his picture of Mrs. Arnolds 2nd.
grade class at Peeples St.
graduated from Southwest High in 1962 but lived closer to Brown and
Sylvan on Kenilworth Drive. We were stationed at Ft. Mac and most of my
friends lived in the Brown and Sylvan areas. The West End and
"Mayonnaise Jar" area was my home until I married and moved to
Carrollton, GA. I am now retired and live in the North Ga Mountains.
Any info you can give me about getting on the site or in touch with
Harriet will be appreciated. Thanks
Gloria Bray Davis
anybody remember the Dry Cleaner Delivery Man from Westmont Dry
Cleaners? I believe his name was Mr. Hay. He used to
deliver our Dry Cleaning to Westwood Avenue. I remember how
great my Granny's sheets felt, because they had been ironed. He
always addressed us as "Little Lady". I saw him years later,
after he had become a Peace Officer.
do you remember "Tidwell", the black man that would deliver
prescriptions and food from Stegar's drugstore? I remember how
good their hot dogs were and limeades, lime sours. I also
remember the waitress, Dot. She always had a cigarrette in her
And lets not forget the Teddy Bear Grill. Loved those greasy hamburgers & fries.
Cathy Taylor Curbow - Brown High School 1964-1969
David Sheppard sent this I.N.Ragsdale Picture
This is The I.N.Ragsdale Boys Choir 1949
known names are : Row 1- Edgar Tatum-Gary Ashley-Gary Conger-Jerry
DoddWayne Hamby-Donald Landers- David Gossett- Jerry
Back Row--__David Sheppard_Milton Hartley-Harris JepsonEdward Miller-Larry Moore--Jerry Williams
Hello I'm Marilyn .....and I remember, do you??
about those neat little tin boxes that "Sucrets" came in that we saved
all our small treasures in, as well as the Band Aid tins, The
decorative jelly and peanut butter glasses that our moms always saved,
and how about the dishes that came packed in "Rinso" boxes, as well as
the glasses that came in Tetley tea,...remember when Cracker Jacks
actully had nice prizes in the box, And the small "funnies" that our
bubble gum came wrapped in. The caps for our "Dale Evans" or "Roy
Rogers"cap guns came in those little rolls that we loaded our cap gun
with, All milk came in glass bottles, delivered by the" Mathis Dairy
"milk man",The 10 cent cups of ice cream had pictures of movie stars
inside the lids. Three Musketeer bars actually came with three pieces
inside the pack, No matter what brand it was or who made it , all
refrigerators were called "Frigidaires", all soft drinks were
"co-colers ( orange co cller0 Dr.Pepper Co coler, all tissues were
"Kleenex" I know there were other makes but all record players were
"Victrolas" all cameras were "Kodaks" The Highland Bakery man
delivered all our bread to the door, The "Hunkie Man" came around
pushing his little cart, ringing his bell.
The gas stations were called "filling stations' and some of them gave away glassware with a fill-up.
.......Do you remember how different things came packaged when we were young.
am including this picture of Mrs.Larmore who many of us remember and
loved as she was the librarian at Stewart Ave/Oakland City/ and Stewart
Lakewood Branches of the Atlanta Public Library.
This picture was made at her recent 101 st. Birthday celebration
This is Leah Moores 6th grade J.C.Harris class 1942
Steadman from our Reunion Committee has requested that people who will
be attending the 50th reunion try to locate some items from the 50s to
put on display. Unfortunately, Jennelou and I have moved over 19 times
in the 40 or so years we have been married and all of that kind of
thing has gone. So we decided to go over to Ellijay and see if we
couldn't find a couple of things to have for the reunion. We found a
couple at one of the stores. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Wilson
Seignious from the class of 1965 has a store there and we visited with
him. Attached is a picture I took. I took a picture of Wilson, but it
was all blurry. The outside shot shows the front of his store. (I
forgot to ask if 'Trevor' was also his name.)
David Wright Brown
This is a picture of Trevors, an establishment owned
and operated by A brown High Graduate that is on the square in downtown Ellijay Ga.
Does anyone remember the West End Theater?
have really enjoyed reading these - my name is Kathy (Harper)
Weaver. I play golf and couple of years ago played with JoAnn
(Harper) Burr. We started talking and were delighted to find out
that both of us were from Brown High School.
We knew each other in school because both of us played basketball
(JoAnn was two years ahead of me). We have become good friends
and have shared many memories.
Thank you for these newsletters.
CAN NEVER THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE MEMORIES YOU ARE BRINGING BACK TO US
"OLE" FOLKS! I STARTED READING ALL THAT EVERYONE KEEPS WRITING, I
GET LOST IN THE PAST AND WANT TO JUMP UP FROM MY PIANO, STRAIGHTEN MY
POODLE SKIRT, REFOLD MY SOCKS, TIGHTEN MY PONYTAIL AND RUN UP TO THE
WEST END THEATER AND THEN, OVER TO THE LIBRARY. I FEEL SO SORRY
FOR THOSE THAT WERE NOT BLESSED ENOUGH TO LIVE IN SOUTHWEST ATLANTA AND
ATTEND ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOLS.
JOE E. BROWN HIGH SCHOOL, 1959
Norton Newmans 2nd.grade class at frank L.Stanton school 1948
I enjoy this letter so much. In answer to Shirley Hester, I was in your class at Brown coming back from South Ga.
my final year and graduating in 1962. I was wondering what
happened to Tommy Roe after his fame and I also heard he was at the
lake. Would be interesting to know if any one really knows.
I am still living and working in Atlanta .
Vivian Frisbee Lane
Sue (Beighley). Lilly Brown High class of 1963 sent these pictures of her Brown High Friends.
Freddy Guir,Freddy Prinz,Charles Smith,Joe Rountree pretending to be a band.
This is Jimmy Morgan and Sue Beighley
This Picture was given to us by Arlene(Cochran) Rocker
The names were supplied by Arlene And Barbara (McWhorter)
Mrs. Cunninghams I.N.Ragsdale 7th. grade 1949
Carter Jeanette Nelson Arlene Cochran Beverly Baldwin Second row-Don
Woods Joan Couch Donald Tanner Marlene Johnson UKN Carole Morris Bobby
Hess Delores Wynn Thomas Jan Daniels Next row Delay Parks Katherine
Larson Henry Williams Guinne R. Keith Thomas Eleanor Brantly Pete
Morris Barbara Haris Jackie Nueristine Barbara McWhoter (me) Eext row
Anne Wade Carolyn S Paula Stevens Jean Deramus Barbara Davis Barbara
Berry Annilla Crow Joyce ukn last name, Katherine Ragan Norma McDonald
Last row Ted Tarrent Billy Morris Alfred Randle Robert Maims I think
that is last name, Hans Jepson Leon woodbury.