May 07, 2008

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THE
          WESTENDER
                                         AND
              FRIENDS
 
 
The Monthly Newslettter for and about friends
                from Southwest Atlanta
 
ISSUE No. 30   May 2008
 
 
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                         OBITURARY
Lamar Wilson Sylvan High class of 1954 died in an auto accident in April.
 
 
 
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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
      There are several choices.
 
 
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I 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.
 
I have 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.
 
Doris 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.
 
 
Charles Toney
 
Sylvan 1959
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          Raymond Burrell sent his picture of Mrs. Arnolds 2nd. grade       class  at Peeples St. School    1946
 
             
 
 
                                                           Springtime Stock Photography: Orange Wild Flowers
 
 
             
 
 
I 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
 
 
 
                                                 
 
 
 
 
 
Hey Everyone.
Does 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.
 
Also, 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 mouth.
 
And lets not forget the Teddy Bear Grill.  Loved those greasy hamburgers & fries.
 
Cathy Taylor Curbow - Brown High School 1964-1969
 
 
                                                    
 
                                        Springtime Stock Photography: Beautiful Frame of Wild Orange Flowers Springtime Stock Photography: Beautiful Frame of Wild Orange Flowers

 
            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 Prince  
Back Row--__David Sheppard_Milton Hartley-Harris JepsonEdward Miller-Larry Moore--Jerry Williams
 
 

                                               Caterpillar Sitting On Hatching Egg  Caterpillar Sitting On Hatching Egg  
 
 
 
Hello I'm Marilyn .....and I remember, do you??
How 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.
 
 
 
 
                                     Springtime Stock Photography: Red & Yellow TulipsSpringtime Stock Photography: Red & White Tulips
                                       
 
 
I 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
 
 
 
 
 
                                                             
 
 
Gloria 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 1958
 
 
 
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?
 
 
 
 
I 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. 
 
 
 
 
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I 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.
 
SANDRA HEPTINSTALL
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.
in 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.
 
 
This is
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)
Carson.
Mrs. Cunninghams I.N.Ragsdale 7th. grade  1949
 
Marion 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.