June 06, 2008

Note: All linked personal e-mail addresses have been removed from this copy of the newsletter to prevent spambots from obtaining the address. Personal phone numbers have generally been removed.
A Message Forum is available here on this website for your use to allow email contact among Brown High attendees and friends
Check here for names of people who may be contacted through this website.
THE
            WESTENDER
                    
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               FRIENDS
 
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                        OBITUARY
 
        James Ernest (Jim) Williams Sylvan High class
                of 1958 passed away May 10 2008
                 
                                          
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                         LOOKING  FOR FRIENDS
 
 
THIS IS FOR GLORIA BRAY DAVIS
 
In the May Newsletter, Gloria mentioned my name - we were related by marriage for quite some time.  I lost connections with her and her brothers don't know how to find her, too.  She can email me at [Email Address Removed]
 
It would be great to hear how she is doing and how life is treating her.  Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.
 
Harriet Turbeville Bray Banks
 
 
 
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    Looking for Jimmy Morgan
I am looking for contact   information for James Roger Morgan (Jimmy   Morgan).  He is shown in a picture in the latest newsletter. 
The photo was provided by Sue Beighley. I
attended Southwest HS from 8-11 grade, but moved between
my junior and senior year.
I attended West End Baptist Church and had a number of
Brown HS friends. I would appreciate your assistance..
Thanks, Joe McDonald
(Southwest HS, Class of 1962)
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      David Wright has started a message forum
for folks from Brown High to post messages and
basically a good way to  stay in touch with friends, but it is
also open to anyone who would like to take part.
it is connected to his Joe Brown class of 1958
web site
 
Forum Message Board Access and Instructions
Updated. Click here.. 
 
                             
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            Here Is This Months Trivia Teaser  
                     OLD T.V Shows
 
 
                    This Months Question Is:
             Who was  :   John Beresford Tipton
   
Click here to pick  your answer     vote
      There are several choices.
 
 
 
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 We ran this picture before but someone asked to have it again
     so here is:     The Capitol View Baptist Church
                  
 
 
 
      This was sent to us by Ken Brown Sylvan Hills graduate
 
  Here are some things that I actually remember my Mom telling me.
 
        "Take thatt gum out of your mouth before you go to bed, or else we will have to cut it out of your hair"
 
      "Wash those feet before you go to bed, they're filthy from you going barefoot all day"
 
      Brush your hair before you leave this house, it looks like a coons nest"
 
      "I left a dollar on the table so you can go to the store and get me some milk and a loaf of bread witth it"
 
        Make sure you take a milk bottle to the store with you so we don't have to pay a deposit"
 
      "Before you drink any of tthat milk make sure you pour the cream off the top of it"
 
      "Tell the grocer to charge two cartons of Pepsis to my account"
 
     "Open that back door wide so we can get a breeze through the house"
 
   "Don't slam that screen door on your way out"
 
     "Make sure all the windows in the house are pulled own  before we leave, it just might come up a rain shower while we're gone"
 
    " Don't sit so close to thatt T.V.  It will ruin your eyes"
 
     "Stay close to the house, the car might not start and I might need you boys to push it off to get it started"

 
      " Take this dollar bill and drive the car to the filling station and get 3 gallons of gas in it"
 
  "I left you a half dollar on the kitchen table,  go and get yourself a haircut with it.
 
      "If you lose another button off your shirt I won't have another one to sew on"
 
     "Stop watching thatt T.V. with the lights off, it's bad on your eyes".
   " Take this dollar and go to the A & P and get a pound of pork chops, and see if there is enough change left to get a loaf of bread".
    "And don't stop to play on the way home because tthe meat will go bad by the time you get home"

        Did anyone else hear these words of wisdom from your Mother?  
 
 
        
 
 
                                                         
 
 
 
Thanks for adding me to the mailing list! This is wonderful.       In response to Jan Whelchel Richardson's post--
Yes, I remember the MIss Georgia on Lee Street. At Ragsdale, if you won the Paper Sale for your class (i.e., you had the tallest stack of papers collected), Mr Allan (the principal) took you to Miss Georgia for a banana split. I won once - but didn't like banana splits--so, I got a huge vanilla ice cream cone :)
 
Paula Johnson Spicer
Southwest '69
Beecher Hills and Ragsdale
[Email Address Removed]
 
 
 
 
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To Shirley Hester,
Shirley, your sister was a very good friend of mine before her passing several years ago. As we are preparing for our 50th reunion (class of 58) We are looking for additional info from those we have lost . Another member we lost is Pat Harper about the time Frances died. Any help from anyone will help us to remember the ones we loved that aren't with us any longer.
If any one knows of others that we have lost or cannot find, please notify myself and I will forward to the committee.
This is one of the best ways to keep in touch with others that have gone before us. We are still looking for lost members, Please pass the word we are having our reunion in July. We are looking forward to everyone to attend.
Thank You, Martha (Marty) Spink

 
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One of our good friends Danny Berry  from Southwest High wrote:


Yes Cathy I remember the cleaning delivery guy and Tidwell. Thanks for the memory reminder. My crowd didnĘt really go to StegarĘs very often but we went to JacobĘs drug store at Campebellton plaza everyday and had lime cokes and burgers. Does anyone remember the waitress?? We called her "froggy" because she had a deep raspy voice. Man what IĘd give for my kids and grandkids to have those kind of days instead of what they have these days!!!!
 
 
 
 
                                           
 
 
 
Bettijo (Moore) Rhodes submittted her 7th. grade picture at I.N Ragsdale.    Can anyone help identify any of the people in her picture?
   

 
Top row left to right 1. Don Thompson .Bill Reynolds ??.
Harry Bynum 4? 5. Charles Edwards 6. Carolyn Rowland 7.
Anita "Bootsie" Wright 8-9-10? 11. John Upchurch 12-
Troyce Hendricks
Middle row left to right 1. Joyce Hatcher 2. Katherine Langley 3. Linda Blankenship 4-5-? 6. Nelda Rountree 7-8? 9. Fay Haney 10? 11
. InaLou Crowe 12. Janet Lodesky
Front row left to right 1. John Dozier 4. 5. Don Gunnels 10.
Mac Alden11. Jere Key
 
 
       I.N. Ragsdale   Homecoming /  Reunion

       If you or any of your relatives attended Ragsdale school take notice that they are having a Ragsdale homecoming and Reunion this year.
      This sounds like it will be a very exciting way to see a lott of friends from your Grammar school days.
  you can contact the Ragsdale reunion people by left clicking this link and send an e mail..     ragsdale.homecoming@yahoo.com  
 
 
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   I love pictures like these two,......... the memories of those fun   High School days that we all spent   along with our friends.
                            
                           And t take a look at that old 45 rpm record sitting on that table.
 
 
Sue Beighley with Lanny Ross and Jimmy Morgan at Sues 16th Birthday.
                 
         
                           
                        Sue Beighley and Charles Smith
 
 
 
                                          
 
 
 
                  Hi Just heard about this newsletter. My name was Barbara Mc Whorter and I graduated from I.N.Ragsdale in 1949.and Brown High 1954  My name now is Barbara Carson and I now live in St Augustine, Fl. Would love to hear from any classmates. Please keep me updated. Thanks. Barbara
 
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         Leah Moores 4th. grade J.C. Harris class      1940
          
 
 
 
 
                                                     
 
 
 
            Raymond Burrells 3rd.grade class at Peeples St. school
Can anyone help us identify any of these students?
 
 
 
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Thanks for putting my name on the newsletter list. I lived in Oakland City on Peeples St. and attended Brown Junior High and Brown High in the mid 40s to early 50s. Now I am a retired Engineer living in NE Cobb County. Both the Blue Jacket and Joe Cotton bring back many memories.
Tom Todd
Brown High 1951      E mail is    
[Email Address Removed]  
 
 
 
                                                  
 
 
 
Jerry Whitehead recently saw an old favorite for so many of us
 
 went on a camping trip to Chattanooga and visited an amusement park called Lake Winnepesaukah.This is a small mom and pop park.  I saw a CARROUSEL and started reading the little sign on it..."The carrousel was created at the Philadelphia Toboggan Co. in 1916 and was the 39 machine built by the firm. The majestic horses and ornate chariots are hand-carved and hand-painted by European artists, and the original scenic murals adorn the canopy. One of the largest antique carrousels in the United States. Lake Winnepesaukah's carrousel was brought to the park in 1967 from its original location at the Lakewood park in Atlanta, Ga."
I then realized that this was the carrousel that I had enjoyed as a young child, and most of my friends from the Atlanta area rode this corrousel many years ago at the Lakewood Fairgrounds.
 
Jerry Whitehead, Brown 1966
 
 
           And Jerry sent this wonderful photo of the Carousel


 
            
 
 
 
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HEY FOLKS,
TREVOR'S ON THE SQUARE IN ELLIJAY, GEORGIA WAS NAMED AFTER THE ORIGINAL OWNERS DOG. I HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT OF ELLIJAY FOR 17 YEARS THIS TIME . YA COME ON UP AND SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL, SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN (THAT IT WAS) AND IS NOW JUMPING WITH NEW PEOPLE MOVING HERE FROM FLORIDA AND MANY FROM THE ATLANTA AREA.
NO PLACE ON GOD'S BEAUTIFUL GREEN EARTH WILL EVER COMPARE WITH THE BEAUTY OF "THE FORMER" WEST END. WE COULD ACTUALLY WALK FROM MY HOUSE TO THE MOVIES, NO ONE WAS CRAZY ENOUGH TO TRY TO PICK US UP OR HARM US IN ANY WAY. AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 14, I WALKED TO MY JOB AT THE 5 & 10 CENT STORE, MANAGED BY MRS. BRYANT. MY HARD WORKING PARENTS NEVER WORRIED ABOUT MY SAFETY..
EXCUSE ME NOW WHILE I CLOSE MY EYES AND RETURN TO THE SCENT OF "EVENING IN PARIS PERFUME" SOLD IN THE ABOVE STORE. I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.
 
SANDRA (HEPTINSTALL) UHLMAN
 
JOE E. BROWN 1959
 
 
 
 
 
                                          
 
 
 
 
 
       And Jane Peek from Sylvan Hills High said:
 
 
Enjoy this letter SO MUCH !!! Yes I remember the Sucrets box, in fact I still have one..So many memories every month...Thank you for this bit of our past that stays alive...One thing strikes me though is how much ALL the elementary school children looked alike back then...and Athens Ave., south of Deckner did go to Capital View.. I moved there in 1944..
Thanks again ....Jane Braselton Peek. Sylvan class of 1958
 
 
 
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  This is Jimmy Browns 3rd. grade J.C. Harris picture 1953
           
 
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 This Is Picture of the Fire Station that was on Oak St in West End.  I have underlined the names of people who atten Brown High.
         Fire Station No.7 in West End.   Picture tken in 1961

1st.row L to R --Capt Hugh Kilgore-Capt.Grady Gamble-Lt.Jerry Wright
M.Morris-G.McCard-G Camp-Charles Hitchcock-Jerry Pealor-J. Burdette-
Cecil Baker Hoyt Hobgood.
        2nd. row  -   - Dan Duncan-Inman Wallace- r-E'L.Mobbs- E Adams 
          -  Ted Chupp- J.C.Freck Sr.- R.L. Mergens-Raymond Trollinger-
     Leon Spears- Raymond Boss-Jerry Manders-,Emmitt Hogue