Class of '51: Archived Pages of Current News...beginning in 2001


 

May 31, 2013:  NOTICE - CHANGE OF DATE:  JUNE FISH FRY - JUNE 15:  Winford has notified us that Carl had to change the date for the June Get-together.  The annual FISH FRY will now be hosted by the Kimberlins at their Olive Branch farm on Saturday, June 15, 4 PM. Bring Pot Luck as usual.  Dinner at 6 PM.  Karaoke after dinner.

May 15, 2013:  Gerald McCraken 1932-2013:  Faye has confirmed the arrangements:  Memphis Funeral Home, 3700 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett.  Visitation Thursday May 16, 5-8 PM.  Service Friday May 17 at 2 PM.   The Obituary has now been posted on the Memorial Page.

May 13, 2013:  Gerald McCraken 1932-2013:   VERY SAD NEWS.  Roberta called to advise that Gerald McCracken passed away this afternoon.  He had been taken back to the hospital with pneumonia and was in ICU.  Everyone thought he was "getting better".  But his heart just wasn't strong enough to overcome it.  There are no arrangements at this time.  Please check back.  Our condolences to Faye and the McCracken family.

May 12, 2013:  Get-together Photos:   Winford reports that there were 17 present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the website.

May 10, 2013:  Updates on Jim and Gerald:   Esther called to let us know that Gerald is now in rehab at King's Daughters and Sons in Bartlett.  He's still weak and has the feeding tube, but his swallowing is improving.  He's also working with a speech therapist.  Jim has recently gotten a good report from his Neurologist.  His voice is still "gravelly" but this is expected to get better.

April 20, 2013:  Updates on Jim and Gerald:   Esther called to let us know that Jim Anderson came home Tuesday.  He's still weak but will continue the recuperating at home.  Gerald McCracken is still not swallowing properly and had a feeding tube which became infected.  He's now on antibiotics to clear that up and will be in the hospital at least one more week and then rehab therapy. 

APRIL 15, 2013: Get-together Photos.  Winford reports that there were 28 present at Saturday's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the website.

APRIL 5, 2013: Jim Anderson ill.  Esther called to let us know that Jim Anderson will have surgery for blockage of the carotid artery on Tuesday, April 9.  Jim will be at the Baptist East Hospital. No visitors, but your cards and prayers will be appreciated.  Update April 12 from Joyce:  Jim is still in ICU and hopefully will go to step-down tomorrow.  If he does, he may get to go home Saturday.  The Anderson's son is here to help out.  Update April 15.  Jim is still in the hospital.

APRIL 1, 2013:  Gerald McCracken ill.  Roberta called to let us know that Gerald McCracken had a heart attack March 25th.  He is out of ICU now but is having difficulty breathing and swallowing.  They're continuing tests.  Gerald is at the Methodist Hospital-Germantown.  Update April 12 from Joyce:  Gerald is now up and walking a bit.  He will soon go to rehab where they will teach him how to swallow.  Update April 15.  Gerald is still in the hospital.

March 12, 2013:  CHANGE OF TIME - April Get-together.   Joyce sends email that April's Get-Together will be changed back to the regular dinner at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd.  Germantown...5 PM With daylight savings time, it's still very light at this hour.

March 10, 2013:  March Get-together Photos.  Winford reports that 21 attended the March Get-together luncheon.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

March 5, 2013:  Sad News.  Roberta notified us this morning that Mildred Hill Johnson's youngest son Jeff has died.  Visitation will be March 7, at 1-2 PM and the service at 2 PM at the Como, Mississippi Church of Christ.  Take the Interstate South to the Como exit.  Go right 2 blocks to the Como Church of Christ.  Turn right. Our condolences to Mildred and the Johnson family.

February 28, 2013:  Reminder from Connie.  Connie sends a reminder that Bill Irby's funeral is Friday, March 1 at 11 AM.  The service will be in the rotunda.

February 12, 2013:  Note from Delores Irby.  Connie writes that she received a "nice note of thanks from Delores Irby, thanking everyone for their cards, phone calls, and the contribution from the class to St. Jude ... and for putting things on the website about Bill's passing".  She also said that "Bill and she loved all of you and she hopes to see all soon".

February 10, 2013:  February Get-together Photos.  Winford reports that 18 attended yesterday's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

February 6, 2013:  February Get-together.   Winford notified us today that this month's Get-Together dinner will be February 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd.  Germantown...2 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

January 27, 2013:  Burl Armstrong.  We have learned of the death of classmate Burl Armstrong, in California.  His obit is now posted on the Memorium page.   Our condolences to the Armstrong family.

January 24, 2013:  Bill Irby's Memorial Service.  Dolores has notified us that the Memorial Service for Bill will be March 1, 2013, 11 A.M., at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Memphis 38125. 

January 13, 2013:  Yesterday's Get-together.  Winford reports that 21 attended yesterday's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

January 9, 2013:  Bill Irby  We've just learned that Bill Irby passed away yesterday January 7, 2013.  Religious services will be at Gulf Shores, Alabama.  A memorial will be held in Memphis in about two weeks.  Our condolences to Delores and the Irby family.  The obituary is now posted on the Memorial Page.

January 7, 2013:  Sad News.  We've just learned that classmate Bill Irby has had a stroke and then a heart attack and is not doing well.  Please remember Bill in your prayers.  Updates will be posted whenever they're received.

January 1, 2013:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  CHANGE OF TIME January Get-together.  This month's Get-Together dinner will be January 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd.  Germantown...2 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.  The webmaster was apparently the last to learn of this change and wasn't told about it until January 9.

January 1, 2013:  Happy January Birthdays to Marvin Richardson (11), Carl Kimberlin (13), Pat Pendergrass Smith (16), Betty Crabtree (19), Doris Fleming Bramucci (21), Virginia Colvert Ford 26), William Long (29).

December 9, 2012:  Last night's Christmas Party:   Winford reports that 47 were present at last night's Christmas Party at the Kimberlins.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

December 2, 2012:  Sad News ... Ferdie Landau:   Our Classmate Ferdie Landau passed away November 29, 2012.  Funeral services were private.  The obituary has been posted on the Obituary Page.  Our condolences to the Landau family.

December 1, 2012:  November Get-together.  December Christmas Party:  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will host our Christmas party this year at their Olive Branch home in the "Party Room".  December 8, at 1 PMEat at 2 PM Ham, Turkey and Dressing, and beverages will be served.  Bring Hors d'oeuvres, vegetables, fruit, deserts.  Carl believes the earlier time might work better because so many of our "OLD" friends don't drive after dark anymore.  RSVP to Connie Pittman 901-683-8252 or email => con.pittman@gmail.com 

December 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday to:  Jimmie Lois Gray Tedford (3), Betty Thompson (7), Sam Haskins (14), Charles Hall (16), June Shoults Thomas (19), Betty Fulton Ray (21), Paul Kissling (22), Lillie Prince Yarston (23), Jesse Frans (27), Betsye Highsmith Haddock (28), Dale Johnson (28), Herbert Bailey (29), Gene Houston (30).

November 23-28, 2012 - Webmaster has been ill:  I thought I should let you know that I've been in the hospital with two "Small Strokes".  I have almost made a complete recovery except minor numbness in my right thumb and my nose.  However they discovered that my heart seems to beat too slowly during the night and they're now trying medication first before a pacemaker.   The side effects of the medication have been rough.  Plus I'm wearing a portable "Holter" for a week.  But I'm now  doing well.  Gene

November 16, 2012:  Advance Notice:  December Christmas Party:  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will host our Christmas party this year at their Olive Branch home in the "Party Room".  December 8, at 1 PMEat at 2 PM Ham, Turkey and Dressing, and beverages will be served.  Bring Hors d'oeuvres, vegetables, fruit, deserts.  Carl believes the earlier time might work better because so many of our "OLD" friends don't drive after dark anymore.  RSVP to Connie Pittman 901-683-8252 or email => con.pittman@gmail.com 

November 12, 2012:  November Photos.  Winford reports that 23 were present at Saturday's Get-together.  New Camera problems caused the slight delay in getting Joyce's photos posted.

November 1, 2012:  November Get-together.  This month's Get-Together dinner will be November 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd.  Germantown...5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

November 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday to:  Harvey Dice (1), Hetty Cook Harrell (1), Barbara Culp Ayers (2), Margaret Fowler Mullins (3), Gerald McCracken (9), Bob Pointexter (10), Carl Collins (22), Nedra Ramey Mitchell (22).

October 29, 2012:  Harry Riggins ill.  Harry has had bypass surgery and is recovering in the “step down” at Germantown Methodist. He had chest pains but didn't have a heart attack. Please pray for Harry and Elizabeth.

October 7, 2012:  Last night's Get-together at The Kimberlins:  Over 58 classmates and friends came together at the Kimberlins October "fish fry" at their Olive Branch home.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

October 1, 2012:  October Get-together at The Kimberlins:  This month's Get-Together dinner will be October 6 at the Kimberlins . 5 PM . Dinner about 5:30 PM  .  Casual  .  RSVP Ann Kimberlin at 461-8096 to let her know what your're bringing. 

October 1, 2012:  Happy October Birthdays to Robert Halford (1), Harry Riggins (1), Barbara Jones Quinley (6), Rebecca Findley Molnar (7), Bob Ricks (11), Esther Stuart Scott (15), Joe Frank Potts (16), Sara Barrett Cave (17), Pat Herrin Sprague (17), Wava Paseur Whitten (19), Bobbie Morgan Alvarez (22), David Parker (25), Jim Dickson (28),k Joan Dunagan Kirk (28), Edith Andre Evans (30).

September 15, 2012:  October Get-together:  The Kimberlin's "Fish Fry"  at Carl's Party Lounge, 8650 Center Hill Road, Olive Branch.  Saturday, October 6.  5 PM.  Dinner, about 5:30 PM.  Fried Fish and Bar-B-Que, French Fries, Hush Puppies.  Bring your favorite Vegetable Dish, Salad, Hors d'Oeuvres, Desert, and BYOB.  Casual.   When you drive in, follow the black drive towards the barn area.  Please RSVP Ann Kimberlin at 461-8096 to let her know what you're bringing.   

September 13, 2012:  Katie Johnson McNatt, 1933-2012:  We've belatedly learned of the death of classmate Katie Johnson McNatt on August 24, 2012.  Katie's obituary has now been posted on the Memoriam page.

September 9, 2012:  Last night's Get-together:  Winford reports that 32 were present at last night's get-together dinner.  It was good to see some new classmates and some old friends.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

September 4, 2012:  Sad News ... Jerry Stewart:   Our friend Jerry Stewart lost his battle with Cancer yesterday in the afternoon.  Services will be Friday September 7, 2012, at Central Church.  Visitation will be from 11-1:30, with the service following at 1:30 PM.  Our condolences to Elaine and the Stewart family.

September 1, 2012:  September Get-together:  This month's Get-Together dinner will be September 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd.  Germantown...5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

September 1, 2012:  Happy September Birthdays to Carl Hillstrom (6), Jesse Pearson (6), Bobby Bledsoe Lyles (11), Joe Ingram (17), Norma Greer King (19), Ann Dendy Biggs (22), Binnie Gatlin Stout (23), Bob Wright (23), Connie Nelson Pittman (28), Stanley Mitchison (29).

August 12 2012:  Last night's Get-together:  Winford reports that 22 were present at last night's get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

August 1, 2012:  August Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be August 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd. Germantown...5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

August 1, 2012:  Happy August Birthdays toMarlene Stanley Petree (1), Jean Elizabeth Bates Bedwell (3), Anita Simpson (5), Joy Richardson Phillips (8), Gene Howard (9), Ray McMaster (10), Dot Terrell (11), Barbara Reed Pope (13), Lowery Sanders (14), Ralph Sellers (14), May Harris Harris (18), Ray Harris (18), Mildred Hill Johnson (20), Don Gatewood (26), Annie Poindexter Hunter (31).

July 26, 2012:  Gerald Joyner:  We've been notified of the 1982 death of classmate Gerald Joyner by his daughter Patti, who left a note on the website Message Board.  Thank you Patti.  Our records have now been updated.

July 15, 2012:  Last night's Get-together:  Winford reports that 24 were present at last night's get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

July 1, 2012:  July Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be July 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

July 1, 2012:  Happy August Birthdays to:  Sue Lee Johnson (1), Wayne Barringer (2), Malcolm Franks (2), Bobby Harris (2), Joyce Greenberg Blank (14), Roberta Mooney Lockhart (14), Gerald Joyner (15), June Ambrose Harris (15), Schuyler Pouncey (16), Norma Evans (19), Bob Boone (21), Randall Hindman (21), Jo Ruth Jackson Rapp (22), Verna Blaydes Bunnell (23), Mary Bonds Poe (24).

June 25, 2012:  Jerry Bolton Radke.  We've been notified of the death of classmate Jerry Bolton Radke by her daughter, Marilyn Greene.  "My mother passed away on June 15th, 2008 in Snellville, GA. She had Rheumatoid Arthritis for many years and, when she fell and cracked her pelvis in March of 2008, she rapidly declined and eventually died of a heart attack at her home.  My dad is still living in Snellville. He is recovering nicely from a broken hip, and I am taking care of him at his home until he is better able to care for himself".

June 10, 2012:  Last Night's Get-together.  Winford reports that 26 were present at last night's Get-together dinner and it was good to see classmate Hollis Steele.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together page of the website.

June 4, 2012:  Sad News.  Classmate June Busby Carter passed away May 31, 2012.  Check the Memoriam section for the obituary.

June 1, 2012:  June Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be June 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.  (Carl and Ann will host their fish-fry later in the Fall).

June 1, 2012:  Happy June Birthdays toMargaret Poole Morehouse (6), Bobbie Scott McMinn (8), Bob Crenshaw (14), Bill Irby (17), Gene Gill (18), Bob Olson (18), June Dawson Commagere (24), James Cody (26), Sarah Crumby Walton (29), Dora Hooten Baskin (30).

May 13 2012:  Last Night's Get-together:  Winford reports that 17 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together page of the website. 

May 3, 2012:  April Photos:  Joyce and Gene's April photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.  (Sorry, they're late, but it takes a long time to edit over 100 photos.  Everyone looks GREAT).

May 1, 2012:  May Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be May 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.  (Seems like we only had one yesterday).

May 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday toFaye Berryhill McCracken (4), Burl Armstrong (8), David Robertson (8), Jesse Denison (11), Joyce Bumpus Anderson (15), Leroy Petty (24), Bill Chapman (31).

April 1, 2012:  April Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be Saturday April 28 at the home of Jim and Shirley Anderson, 8875 Stone Farm Circle, Germantown.  Please R.S.V.P. Shirley (901 787-3313), Joyce (901 757-5635), or Connie (901 683-8252) by Monday April 23rd.  <More details below at March 17 posting>  PLUS:  Another dinner on Friday April 27:  OLIVE GARDEN RESTAURANT - 7778 Winchester Rd.  6:00 PM.  Dutch Treat Dinner.  Please RSVP to Joyce.  We need to know the count for the reservations.

April 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday toJoyce Sides Baker (7), Jerry Baker (8), Sammie Foster Edmundson (10), Jim Anderson (11), Dick Day (29), Mary Tucker Bratton (24), Doris Shrewsbury Childress (26), Mary Jean Green Nichols (24).

March 17 2012:  Notice From Jim Anderson:  Our April Get-together will be held this year two weeks later, on Saturday APRIL 28.  We'll meet at Jim and Shirley Anderson's home, 8875 Stone Farm Circle, Germantown.  Meet and Greet at 5 PM with a pot luck dinner at 6:30 PM.  Entree of meat, birthday cake with ice cream, and soft drinks will be furnished.  Pot Luck should be vegetables, casseroles, appetizers - and remember BYOB.  We ask that you R.S.V.P. with Shirley (901 787-3313), Joyce (901 757-5635), or Connie (901 683-8252) by Monday April 23rd.

March 11 2012:  Last Night's Get-together:  Winford reports that 24 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together page of the website. 

March 1, 2012:  March Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be March 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

March 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday toJoan Simpson (2), Shirley Tucker Haas (2), Becky Gruby Shelby (4), Jim Autry (8), Barbara O'Kelly Roberts (25), Howard Holley (27), Wilma Smith Stough (27), Rosie Modridge Ezelle (31)

February 12, 2012:  Last Night's Get-together:  Winford reports that the cold spell reduced the size of the Get-together dinner, but a fun group of 13 showed up.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

February 1, 2012:  February Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be February 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

February 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday toThomas Hefner (7), Katie Johnson McNatt (7), Nancy Shipp (8), Norma Cunningham (12), Bennie Moore Campbell (15), Helen Herring Griffin (19), Hollis Steele (25).

January 20, 2011:  Bob Thomason:  Roberta sent email that she has learned of the death of classmate Bob Thomason, but had no details.  His obituary was found online and we now know that Bob died January 16.  The full obiturary appears on the Memoriam page of the website.  Our condolences to Rae and the Thomason family. 

January 15, 2012:  January Photos:  Joyce and Winford were unable to attend the January Get-together, so Susan Cave took the photos for us.  THANKS SUSAN!  The photos are now posted on the Get-together section  of the website.

January 1, 2012:  January Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be January 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

January 1, 2012:  Happy Birthday toMarvin Richardson (11), Carl Kimberlin (13), Pat Pendergrass Smith (16), Bob Thomason (18), Betty Crabtree (19), Doris Fleming Bramucci (21), Virginia Colvert Ford (26), William Long (29).

December 18 2011:  Shirley Dyer Steele. We've learned that Shirley Ann Dyer Steele, wife of classmate Hollis Steele, died December 2011.  Our condolences to Hollis and the Steele family.  Click here for the obituary 

December 14, 2011:  Christmas Photos. Joyce's Christmas Photos are now posted on the Get-Together section of the website.

December 10, 2011:  Dick Day. We've just learned that Classmate Dick Day died December 5, 2011.  Our condolences to Rose and the Day family.  The Obituary is now posted on the Memoriam Page of the website.

December 1, 2011:  December 8:  Our CHRISTMAS PARTY at AINSTREE FARMS.   This year, Carl and Ann Kimberlin will co-host our Christmas Party with Jim and Shirley Anderson  on Thursday December 8, 2011.  Gather at 4 PM.  Dinner at 6 PM.  Serving Turkey and Ham. 

December 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday toJimmie Lois Gray Tedford (3), Betty Thompson (7), Sam Haskins (14), Charles Hall (16), June Shoults Thomas (19), Betty fulton Ray (21), Paul Kissling (22), Lillie Prince Yarston (23), Jesse Frans (27), Betsye Highsmith Haddock (28), Dale Johnson (28), Herbert Bailey (29), Gene Houston (30).

November 20, 2011:  Very sad news:  Roberta sent email that Glenn died last night after almost two weeks in the hospital.  Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar.  The funeral will be Tuesday, November 22, 3 PM at Memphis Funeral Home.  Our sincere condolences to Roberta. ( No one supported the '51 website as much, and remained as loyal to it, as Glenn.  We will miss him.  Glenn's obituary appears on the Memoriam page of the website.).

November 14, 2011:  Glenn Lockhart is in ICU:  Roberta called to let us know that Glenn is now in the ICU - breathing problems.  Please remember Glenn and Roberta in your prayers.

November 13, 2011:  November Photos:  Winford reports that 18 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos of the event have now been posted on the Get-together page.

November 8, 2011:  Vintage 25th Anniversary Photos:  Sue came across 12 vintage photos from the 25th Anniversary and they have now been posted on the 25th Anniversary Page of the website.  Were you that young???

November 1, 2011:  November Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be November 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

November 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday toHarvey Dice (1), Hettyola Cook Harrell (1), Barbara Culp Ayers (2), Margaret Fowler Mullins (3), Gerald McCracken (9), Bobby Poindexter (10), Carl Collins (22), Nedra Ramey Mitchell (22).

October 21, 2011:  JUST ANNOUNCED:  Our CHRISTMAS PARTY at AINSTREE FARMS.   This year, Carl and Ann Kimberlin will co-host our Christmas Party with Jim and Shirley Anderson  on Thursday December 8, 2011.  Gather at 4 PM.  Dinner at 6 PM.  Serving Turkey and Ham.  The flyer, with all information, will be mailed out in early November.

October 10, 2011:  Fish Fry Photos:  Joyce's Fish Fry photos have now been posted on the Get Together section of the website.  Sorry to be a little late, but I'm "over-extended".

October 1, 2011:  FISH FRY Carl and Ann Kimberlin will host the September Fish Fry at their Olive Branch home, Saturday October 8.  4:00 PM.  Eat about 5:00 PM.  Fried Cat Fish, Bar-B-Que, French Fries, Hush Puppies will be served.  Bring your favorite vegetable dish, salad, Hors d'oeuvre.  Bring your own beverage other than Coke and Tea.  Casual dress and walking shoes.  Drive in, follow the black drive to the barn area.  "Carl's Party Lounge" is both cooled and heated - just in case.  There are plenty of chairs - inside and outside.  Call Ann's cell phone to RSVP and let her know what you'll bring:  461-8096

October 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday toRobert Halford (1), Harry Riggins (1), Barbra Jones Quinley (6), Rebecca Findley Molnar (7), Bob Ricks (11), Esther Stuart Scott (15), Joe Frank Potts (16), Sara Barrett Cave (17), Pat Herrin Sprague (17), Wava Paseur Whitten (19), Bobbie Morgan Alvarez (22), David Parker (25), Jim Dickson (28), Joan Dunagan Kirk (28), Edith Andre Evans (30).

September 11, 2011:  Get-together Photos:  Winford reports that 23 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

September 5, 2011:  Advance Notice:  FISH FRY!  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will host the ANNUAL FISH FRY, Saturday October 8, at 4:00 PM.  It will be held at "Carl's Man Cave", next to the barn.  Plenty of space for all.  The enclosed space is heated-cooled.  Carl's Antique Cars will also be on display.

September 1, 2011:  September Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be September 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

September 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday toCarl Hillstrom (6), Jesse Pearson (6), Bobby Bledsoe Lyle (11), Joe Ingram (17), Norma Greer King (19), Ann Dendy Biggs (22), Binnie Gatlin Stout (23), Bob Wright (23), Connie Nelson Pittman (28), Stanley Mitchison (29).

August 25, 2011:  Catherine Brocato Frans.:  Sad news.  Joyce reports that classmate Jesse Frans' wife Catherine Brocato Frans died August 20 and her service will be at 2 pm tomorrow with visitation tonight from 5-7 pm at Forest Hill East Funeral Home.  Our condolences to Jesse and the Frans family.

August 21, 2011:  Robert Earl Jolly, Jr.:  Sad news.  Rob Jolly's father passed away August 19, 2011.  Click here for the obituary  Our condolences to Rob and the Jolly family.

August 14, 2011:  Get-together Photos:  Winford reports that a large group of 33 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

August 11, 2011:  River Cruise Photos:  Well, Gene has FINALLY posted some of his photos of the European River Cruise that a group of Techites took this June.  They're on the Special Occasion section of the website.

August 1, 2011:  August Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be August 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

August 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday toMarlene Stanley Petree (1), Jean  Elizabeth Bates Bedwell (3), Anita Simpson (5), Joy Richardson Phillips (8), Gene Howard (9), Ray McMaster (10), Dot Terrell (11), Barbara Reed Pope (13), Lowery Sanders (14), Ralph Sellers (14), May Harris Harris (18), Ray Harris (18), Mildred Hill Johnson (20), Don Gatewood (26), Annie Poindexter Hunter (31).

July 10, 2011:  Get-together Photos:  Winford reports that 18 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

July 3, 2011:  Sad News:  We've just learned that Nina K. Scott, the daughter of Joe and Bobbye Bledsoe Lyle passed away on June 29.   Our condolences to the Scott and Lyle families.  Click here for the obituary.

July 1, 2011:  July Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be July 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

July 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday to Sue Lee Johnson (1), Wayne Barringer (2), Malcolm Franks (2), Bobby Harris (2), Glenn Lockhart (7), Joyce Greenberg Blank (14), Roberta Mooney Lockhart (14), June Busby Carter (15), Gerald Joyner (15), June Ambrose Harris (15), Schuyler Pouncey (16), Norma Evans (19), Bob Boone (21), Randall Hindman (21), Jo Ruth Jackson Rapp (22), Verna Blaydes Bunnell (23), Mary Bonds Poe (24), Charles Shelby (24).

June 25, 2011:  Bill Johnson 1933-2011:  It's with great sadness that I must post something that most of you already know - the passing of our friend Bill Johnson on June 21, 2011.  Our condolences to Sue and Barry.  The obituary is now posted on the MEMORIAM page. 

June 1, 2011:  June Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be hosted by Carl and Ann Kimberlin at their Olive Branch home on June 11 at 4 PM.  Please RSVP Ann at 901 461-8096.

June 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday to Margaret Poole Morehouse (6), Bobbie Scott McMinn (8), Bob Crenshaw (14), Bill Irby (17), Gene Gill (18), Bob Olson (18), June Dawson Commagere (24), James Cody (26), Sarah Crumby Walton (29), Dora Hooten Baskin (30).

May 29, 2011:  Pam Brant Photos:  Pam has graciously sent her photos of the 60th Reunion for us to post on the website.  They are now posted  and the link to her photos is at the bottom of the 60th Reunion page.  THANK YOU PAM.  Click here for a quick link.

May 25, 2011:
 
Harry D. Blank:  We've just learned that Harry, husband of classmate Joy Greenberg Blank passed away May 23, after a brief battle with melanoma cancer.  Our condolences to Joy and the Blank family.   Click here for the obituary.

May 16, 2011:  JUST ANNOUNCED:  JUNE GET-TOGETHER at the KIMBERLINS:  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will host our June Get-together this year on June 11 at 4 PM.   Please RSVP Ann at 901 461-8096.

May 15, 2011:  Get-together Photos:  Winford reports that 19 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

May 14, 2011:  Kenneth Clark:  We've just learned that our classmate Kenneth Clark passed away May 5, 2011.  Click here for the obituary.

May 7, 2011:  ...and more Sad News:  We've just learned that Nora Boone, husband of classmate Bob Boone, passed away May 5, after a lengthy illness.  Our condolences to Bob and the Boone family.  Click here for the obituary.

May 1, 2011:  May Get-together:   This month's Get-together will be May 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

May 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday to Faye Berryhill McCracken (4), Burl Armstrong (8), David Robertson (8), Jessie Deniison (11), Martha Rogers Meyer (14), Joyce Bumpus Anderson (16), Leroy Petty (24), Bill Chapman (31).

April 9, 2011:  More Sad News:  We've just learned that the Gene Meyer, husband of classmate Martha Rogers Meyer passed away April 7.  Our condolences to Martha and the Meyer family.  Click here for the obituary.

April 8, 2011:  April Get-together:  The website was just been informed that there will be no regular Get-together this month, due to our Reunion taking place on the last weekend.

April 6, 2011:  Sad News:  Connie Nelson Pittman's sister Virginia Nelson Harmon, Tech 1944, passed away early today. Click here for the obituary.

March 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday to Joyce Sides Baker (7), Jerry Baker (8), Sammie Foster Edmundson (10), Jim Anderson (11), Dick Day (29), Mary Tucker Bratton (24), Doris Shrewsbury Childress (26), Mary Jean Green Nichols (24).

March 29, 2011:  Connie has email.  No more hand-addressing all those announcements to the Class of '51 for Connie Nelson Pittman.  Connie has a computer and email address now and it's posted with her name in our directory.  Welcome Connie!   <con.pittman@gmail.com>

March 13, 2011:  March Photos.  Winford reports that 22 were present at last night's Get-Together.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-Together section of the website.

March 3, 2011:  Milton Shelby.  Connie reports that "We've lost another one".  When 60th reunion registrations were mailed, Milton Shelby's was returned with a note "Deceased late 2010".

March 1, 2011:  Esther in Hospital.  Esther Stuart Scott had successful hip replacement yesterday.  After several days in the hospital, she will continue  recuperating at Baptist Rehab, 2100 Exeter Road, Germantown 38138, for around 10 days.

March 1, 2011:  March Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be March 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

March 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday to Joan Simpson (2), Shirley Tucket Haas (2), Becky Gruby Shelby (4), Jim Autry (8), Jerry Bolton Radke (23), Barbara O'Kelly Roberts (25), Howard Holley (27), Wilma Smith Stough (27), Rosie Mogridge Ezelle (31).

February 13, 2011:  February Photos:  Winford reports that 20 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-Together section of the website.

February 2, 2011:  60th Reunion update:  A 60th Reunion update has been posted on the Reunions Section - click on"60th Reunion".

February 1, 2011:  February Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be February 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

February 1, 2011:  Happy Birthday to Thomas Hefner (7), Katie Johnson McNatt (7), Nancy Shipp (8), Norma Cunningham (12), Bennie Moore Campbell (15), Helen Herring Griffin (19), Hollis Steele (25).

January 23, 2011:  Gwen Ford Hurd:  We are sad to report that Gwen Ford Hurd died yesterday at approximately 3:00 PM. She lived in Nashville and arrangements will be made there.  Click here for the obituary.

January 17, 2011:  Very sad news:  Alex and Dottie McCollum asked Faye McCracken to contact me to  let you know that Gwen Ford is gravely ill and needs our prayers. 

January 9, 2011:  Bill Johnson ailing:  Winford emails:  "Bill Johnson is ailing with a terrible back pain. He is at home but due to the pain is having a hard time getting up and down. He was in the hospital. Some tests will be run to determine what is causing the severe pain. He needs our prayers."

January 9, 2011:  January Get-together Photos:  Winford reports that 15 were present at last night's get-together (Lots of cancellations because "Snow was predicted".  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-Together section of the website.

January 1, 2011:  Happy New Year!!  January Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be January 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

January 1, 2011:  Happy New Year!!  Happy Birthday to Marvin Richardson (11), Carl Kimberlin (13), Pat Pendergrass Smith (16), Bill Johnson (17), Bob Thomason (18), Betty Crabtree (19), Doris Fleming Bramucci (21), Virginia Colvert Ford (26), William Long (29).

December 20, 2010:  Class Directory Update.  Connie Nelson Pittman has advised us of various updates to the Class Directory, due to the last "general mailing".  Sadly, we have added Bobby Fox to the Deceased List.  And the following have been added to the "Missing" list:  Jerry Bolton Radke, Robert Halford, Barbara Jones Quinley, Doris McPherson Forbes, and June Shoults.  If anyone has new information about any of these classmates, please let us know.

December 19, 2010:  "Hell's Kitchen" TV Show.  Classmate Bobby Wright's granddaughter Nona won the "Hell's Kitchen" TV competition.  She'll now become head chef at "The Market" in Los Angeles.  She currently lives in Georgia and will be moving to LA right after the first of the year.  Thanks to Sue Lee Johnson for the update. 

December 7, 2010:  Update on June Ambrose.  Bill Harris left a follow up message:  "June came through her biopsy today with flying colors.  Now it's just wait and see what the pathology lab report says.  That should be available to us tomorrow [Wednesday] or Thursday.  Please continue with your  prayers for a "clean slate".  Follow up on December 8:  "GREAT NEWS!  June's tumor was benign.  Thanks for all your prayers.  Jim Harris, Tech '49"

December 5, 2010:  Prayer Request.  Bill Harris left a message:  "My wife, June (Ambrose), is to go in for a biopsy Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. in Huntsville, AL. as a result of her recent annual Mammogram. We would appreciate your prayers. Thanks - Jim" 

December 5, 2010:
 
CHRISTMAS PARTY PHOTOS!   Joyce's photos of the annual Christmas Party last night at the Kimberlins have now been posted.  We counted 52 present??

December 1, 2010:  CHRISTMAS PARTY!   Annual Christmas Get-together.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas Get-together at their Olive Branch home on December 4 at 5 PM.  (Please note:  This is the FIRST Saturday in December and the time is 5 PM).  Bring your favorite dish (need lots of good vegetables, some salads, and some desserts) to go with turkey and ham.  If you want beverages stronger than coffee, tea, coke, BYOB.  Please call Ann (901-461-8096) or Connie (901-683-8252) if you plan to attend.

December 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Jimmie Lois Gray Tedford (3), Betty Thompson (7), Sam Haskins (14), Charles Hall (16), June Shoults Thomas (19), Betty Fulton Ray (21), Paul Kissling (22), Lillie Prince Yarston (23), Jesse Frans (27), Betsye Highsmith Haddock (28), Dale Johnson (28), Herbert Bailey (29), Gene Houston (30).

November 27, 2010:  Sad News.  Roberta just called to let me know that Tom Campbell passed away on Thanksgiving.  Services will be on Monday.  Click here for the obituary.  Our condolences to Bennie and the Campbell family.

November 27, 2010:  "Hell's Kitchen" TV Show.  Bobby Wright sends word that his granddaughter Nona is one of the final four contestants on the reality show "Hell's Kitchen" broadcast on the Fox Network.  Check your local channels for the day and time.

November 24, 2010:  Update on Tom Campbell.  Roberta called to say that Bennie Moore Campbell had called her to tell us know that "with help of Hospice, they brought Tom home yesterday and they're both happy he's home.  Bennie wants everyone to know that they're welcome to come by and see Tom".

November 18, 2010:  Tom Campbell.  Roberta called to let us know she talked to Bennie Moore Campbell tonight, and Tom has been in Baptist East for about a week.  He has lung cancer which has spread to his spinal fluid.  They are administering chemo and continuing to run tests - to give him relief.  Please remember Tom and Bennie in your prayers.

November 14, 2010:  November Photos.  There were 15 present at this month's Get-together.  Thanks to Susan Cave, who took the photos this month (Joyce and Winford was out of town).  Susan's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

November 12, 2010:  CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!.   Annual Christmas Get-together Announcement.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas Get-together at their Olive Branch home on December 4 at 5 PM.  (Please note:  This is the FIRST Saturday in December and the time is 5 PM).  Bring your favorite dish (need lots of good vegetables, some salads, and some desserts) to go with turkey and ham.  If you want beverages stronger than coffee, tea, coke, BYOB.  Please call Ann (901-461-8096) or Connie (901-683-8252) if you plan to attend.

November 9, 2010:  Donald Stuart.   We've just learned that Esther's brother Donald Stuart, Tech 1944, died yesterday at 3 AM in a Utah nursing home.  There will be a graveside service November 13, 1:30 PM at Memorial Park Cemetery, Masonic Area.  Any memorials may be sent to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.  Our condolences to Esther and the Stuart family.

November 1, 2010:  Snail Mail.   Connie Nelson Pittman has sent out a "mass mailing" to everyone on our directory list, with information about our 60th Reunion.  We know that a lot of our addresses are not correct.  Will everyone who reads this, please go to the directory on the webstie and make sure your information is correct?

November 1, 2010:  November Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be November 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

November 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Harvey Dice (1), Hetty Cook Harrell (1), Barbara Culp Ayers (2), Margaret Fowler Mullins (3), Gerald McCracken (9), Bobby Poindexter (10), Carl Collins (22), Nedra Ramey Mitchell (22)

October 14,2010.  Bill Cochran.  We've just learned of the death of our friend Bill Cochran, Tech 1950.  Click here for the obituary.  Our condolences to Florine and the Cochran family.

October 10, 2010:  October Photos  Esther reports that 19 were present at last night's get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.  There's a new "Hottie" in the group!

October 9, 2010:  Another Classmate ill.  Winford writes:  "Joyce called Wayne Barringer regarding coming to the Get-together.  He has been driving over in Arkansas to attend.  Because of a foot that will not heal he's been using a walker.  This month he has been advised to stay off his feet so he won't be able to attend.  He lives alone and needs our prayers.  He has diabetes and would like for us to pray for a decision he will make regarding having bypass surgery for his leg.  Please add Wayne to your prayer list".

October 1, 2010:  October Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be October 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

October 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Robert Halford (1), Harry Riggins (1), Barbara Jones Qunley (6), Rebecca Findley Molnar (7), Robby Ricks (11), Esther Stuart Scott (15), Joe Frank Potts (16), Sara Barrett Cave (17), Pat Herrin Sprague (17), Wava Paseur Whitten (19), Bobbie Morgan Alvarez (22), David Parker (25), Jim Dickson (28), Joan Dunagan Kirk (28), Edith Andre Evans (30).

September 27, 2010:  Classmate ill.  Winford reports that Classmate Bill Nethery has suffered a stroke. He is recovering at home and they are trying to stabilize his blood pressure before he can begin exercising. (Winford also requests prayers for Bill to have a peace that he is in God’s hands and that his wife Janice will have strength and patience to help Bill during this time of recovery).

September 12, 2010:  September Photos.  Winford reports that 19 were present at last nights Get-together and the very lively group discussed some of the plans for our 60th Reunion in April.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.  (Winford says that "Joyce is doing quite well but with some light nausea and heavy hair loss after the 2nd Chemo treatment").

September 1, 2010:  September Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be September 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome! 

September 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Carl Hillstrom (6), Jesse Pearson (6), Bobby Bledsoe Lyles (11), Joe Ingram (17), Norma Greer King (19), Ann Dendy Biggs (22), Binnie Gatlin Stout (23), Bobby Wright (23), Connie Nelson Pittman (28), Stanley Mitchison (29).

August 31, 2010:  Update on Nora Boone Bob Boone writes:  "Nora had the operation today and she is out of recovery and in the ICU.  The surgeon said she really didn’t need the ICU but felt the additional monitoring there would be prudent.  She is resting and all vitals are OK.  Hopefully the “leak” is corrected!  Her breathing is better and she sounds better too".

August 30, 2010:  Email from Bob Boone "A week ago last Saturday Nora had a bad cough and about 2:00pm she got some severe pain after a cough and I took her to the ER.   X-ray showed a collapsed lung and they installed a tube to re-inflate it.  That tube gave problems and a second tube went in but every time they removed the suction, the lung started to deflate again. Today the 3 or 4 lung Doctors had a conference call and the senior surgeon came in, looked at things fiddled with the tube and announced that surgery was necessary and wanted to do it tomorrow but due to Nora being on blood thinners, they will have to wait until sufficient vitamin K has been given to suppress the Coumadin!  I assume surgery could happen Tuesday.  There is an element of risk but it has to be done before she gets any weaker!!! "  Please remember Nora and Bob in your prayers.

August 15, 2010:  August Photos now posted.  Winford reports that "...23 were present at last night's Get-together" and that "Joyce had her first of six Chemo treatments last Wednesday.  So far she has had no side effects and is feeling good".  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

August 8, 2010:  Latest Update on Glenn Lockhart.  Glenn is scheduled to have minor out-patient surgery (Balloon Kyphoplasty) this Wednesday.  It is hoped that surgery will stop the awful pain he's been having in his back. 

August 5, 2010:  Email from Winford.  "Today we visited the oncologist and learned that Joyce will need to have chemo treatment which is supposed to reduce recurrence chances from 28% to 10%. The type of chemo is CMF. Joyce will have 6 treatments or one every three weeks. This will be done at West Clinic which is near to us. No porta-cath will be required. He said it might cause hair thinning but not complete hair loss. Test showed negative for need to take anti estrogen pills which would have been for the next five years. We prayed the doctor would have the wisdom to do whatever is best for total healing and we believe this is necessary. Thank you for all your prayers, cards and concern. Please pray that Joyce will be able to tolerate the chemo."

August 1, 2010:  August Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be August 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome! 

August 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Marlene Stanley Petree (1), Jean Elizabeth Bates Bedwell (3), Anita Simpson (5), Joy Richardson Phillips (8), Gene Howard (9), Ray McMaster (10), Dot Terrell (11), Barbara Reed Pope (13), Lowery Sanders (14), Ralph Sellers (14), May Harris Harris (18), Ray Harris (18), Mildred Hill Johnson (20), Don Gatewood (26), Annie Poindexter Hunter (31).

July 28, 2010:  July photos now posted.  Joyce's photos for the July Get-together have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.  28 were present this month.

July 28, 2010:  Sy Edmundson's Obituary.  Click here.

July 28, 2010:  Webmaster has returned.  Home again and  VERY TIRED.  Traveling is hard on old farts!  I'll try and catch up in the next few days.

July 9, 2010:  Webmaster on vacation.. Your webmaster will be on vacation in Eastern Europe from July 10-27.  Please hold all email.  The Message Board of the website will remain active during this period in case there's any pressing or de-pressing news.

July 7, 2010:  More sad news. We have learned of the death of Shirley Halford, wife of classmate Bobby Halford.  Our condolences to Bobby and the Halford family.  Click here for the obituary.

July 6, 2010:  George Tribble. Donna Morris, the daughter of classmate George Tribble, has sent us a message notifying us of his death on July 3.  Arrangements are listed in the obituary.  Our condolences to the Donna and the family of our friend George.  Click here for the obituary.

July 2, 2010:  Joyce's Treatment.  Winford writes:  "We met with the oncology radiation doctor today.  There were two choices that joyce had to decide on for the treatments.  One was 6 weeks of external radiation.  the other was one week of internal radiation (2 times daily for 5 days).  She chose the internal radiation.  this requires a catheter to be installed in the breast which will accept and hold the radiation in the place where the tumor was removed for maybe 15 minutes then withdraw the radiation from the catheter and that is it.  The catheter will require the surgeon to install it.  She will have the treatments within the next two to three weeks.  The method she chose is only offered to patients meeting certain requirements.  We are thankful that this has worked out very well so far.  Please keep her in your prayers.  Thank all of you for your concern".

July 1, 2010:  July Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be July 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  (Note:  Gene will be flying to Europe on the 10th.  No pictures until after he returns)

July 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Sue Lee Johnson (1), Wayne Barringer (2), Marlcolm Franks (2), Bobby Harris (2), Glenn Lockhart (7), Joyce Greenberg Blank (14), Roberta Mooney Lockhart (14), June busby Carter (15), Gerald Joyner (15), Jun Ambrose Harris (15), Schuyler Pouncey (16), Norma Evans (19), Bob Boone (21), Jo Ruth Jackson Rapp (22), Verna Blaydes Burnell (23), Mary Bonds Poe (24), Charles Shelby (24).

June 29, 2010:  Update on Joyce.  Winford writes:  "We visited the surgeon today and all the lab information came back negative.  They checked the lymph nodes and they were clear.  The tumor had 5 cm of good tissue surrounding it when 3 cm would have been OK.  the next step is up to the radiologist this coming Friday.  The doctor and we were happy with the result.  Dr. Berry (the surgeon) feels that she will receive some sort of radiation treatments but that will be up to the radiologist.  An appointment will be set up with an oncologist at a later date, although our surgeon does not think chemo will be needed.  Thank you for your prayers.  Please continue".

June 21, 2010:  Joyce's Surgery.  Winford writes:  "The lumpectomy surgery was performed today.  The doctor was pleased with the outcome and was 90% sure that the lympth nodes were clear of cancer.  We will know for sure when we get the results of the tissue examinations that will be done.  We should know something by next week when we see the surgeon on Tuesday.  Thanks to everyone for the prayers.  Please continue to pray that the final results will be OK".

June 20, 2010:  June Photos.  Winford has forwarded Joyce's photos of the Fish Fry at the Kimberlins and they have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.  Esther reports that there were 35 at the gathering.  (Note:  Tomorrow is the day for Joyce's surgery.  Please remember her in your prayers).

June 8, 2010:  New Update on Joyce.  Email from Winford:  "Today we had a consultation with Joyce’s breast cancer specialist Dr. Berry. They brought us up to date on just what we are facing. We came out of the meeting optimistic that the cancer can be removed by lumpectomy. The follow up treatments will be decided after the surgery. They now think they will recommend six weeks of radiation. They may recommend chemo therapy and/or radiation treatments based on the lymph node examination. The outpatient surgery is scheduled for Monday June 21st. Please pray that the surgery will successfully remove all the cancer. Thank you for your prayers". 

June 2, 2010:  Update on Joyce.  Email from Winford:  "Most of you already know that Joyce has breast cancer. We visited our family doctor today and he was encouraged that we may have found the cancer early. She has an appointment with Dr. Michael Berry this coming Tuesday. The surgery will probably take place as soon as possible after that. Thanks for your prayers."

June 1, 2010:  June Get-together JUNE 19.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will host a Fish Fry this month at their Olive Branch farm on Saturday, JUNE 19, at 5:30 PM.  Please bring appetizers, slaw, vegetables, etc.  Please call Ann 662 895-8096 or Connie 901 683-8252 to RSVP.

June 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Margaret Poole Morehouse (6), Bobbie Scott McMinn (8), George Tribble (12), Bob Crenshaw (14), Bill Irby (17), Gene Gill (18), Bob Olson (18), June Dawson Commagere (24), James Cody (26), Gwen Ford Hurd (28), Sarah Crumby Walton (29), Dora Hooten Baskin (30).

May 27, 2010:  Prayer request for Joyce:  Email from Winford, "Joyce will be having a biopsy on her breast tomorrow. Several weeks ago she had a mammogram that showed something. She was referred to Baptist women’s hospital for further tests and the doctor found something that she says must be taken out. The biopsy will be taken tomorrow and then surgery will be later. Joyce’s mother had to have similar surgery but the tumor was benign. We are hoping for this to be the case. However we do ask for your prayers and we will let you know the results which will probably be next week."

May 9, 2010:  May Photos.  Winford reports that there were 16 at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

May 1, 2010:  May Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be May 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

May 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Faye Berryhill McCracken (4), Burl Armstrong (8), David Robertson (8), Jessie Denison (11), Martha Rogers Meyer (14), Joyce Bumpus Anderson (15), Leroy Petty (24), Bill Chapman (31).

April 13, 2010:  April Get-together.  GREAT WEEKEND in Memphis.  Thanks to all who attended.  We counted 30 at the Friday Olive Garden Dinner, 41 at the Anderson's, and 10 at the Perkins brunch.  Photos are now posted on the Get-together section.  Please let me know if any names are wrong and if there are any problems.  There are a couple of nice messages for the Class of 1951 from Maureen Thoni White and Rob Jolly on the Tech Alumni website message board:  <http://memphistechhigh.com/cgi/psg.cgi>

April 1, 2010:  April Get-together.  A Full weekend of Togetherness.  Hope to see you there!

1.  Friday April 9:  Dutch Treat Dinner at Olive Garden, 7778 Winchester Rd. 6:30 PM.  RSVP Joyce 901-757-5635 so enough tables can be reserved. 

2.  Saturday April 10:  Jim and Shirley Anderson host our regular Get-together at the new Aintree Farms Club House, 3310 Winners Circle.  6:00 PM.  Tell the gate guard that you are with the Tech High party.  Plenty of parking - wheelchair accessible.  Menu is pot luck.  RSVP Jim 901-748-3313. 

3.  Sunday April 11:  Dutch Treat Breakfast-Brunch.  Perkins Restaurant, 1340 Germantown Rd.  10:30 AM.  RSVP Joyce 901-757-5635 so enough tables can be reserved.

Let Gene know you're attending so he can add your names to the website list.  gene.gill@verizon.net

April 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Joyce Sides Baker (7), Jerry Baker (8), Sammie Foster Edmundson (10), Jim Anderson (11), Dick Day (29), Mary Tucker Bratton (24), Doris Shrewsbury Childress (26), Mary Jean Green Nichols (24).

March 26, 2010:  Bob Boone email.  Bob writes, "Sunday morning...Nora complained of pain in her chest.  About 7:45 PM we went to the ER.  After many tests, the doctor said she had a small clot on her left lung.  She will be in the hospital until Saturday ... on Coumadin and will require oxygen for a considerable period.  With her back problems and surgeries, she's been through hell the past 4 years".

March 16, 2010:  ADVANCED NOTICE.  Jim and Shirley Anderson will host the April Get-together on April 10 at the new Aintree Farms Clubhouse.

March 14, 2010:  Get-together Pictures.  Winford reports that there were 23 present at last night's get-together dinner.  Joyce's pictures have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

March 13, 2010:  Update on Jim Dickson.  Email from Joan Dickson, "Jim saw the surgeon today and is scheduled for gallbladder surgery on April 9th.  We have to get clearance from the Cardilogist.  His mental status has improved 100% since the doctor stopped the medication he was on for mobility. ...Continue to pray for us".

March 1, 2010:  March Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be March 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

March 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Joan Simpson (2), Shirley Tucker Haas (2), Becky Gruby Shelby (4), Bobby Fox (6), Jim Autry (8), Jerry bolton Radke (23), Barbara O'Kelly Roberts (25), Howard Holley (27), Wilma Smith Stough (27), Rosie Mogridge Ezelle (31).

February 21, 2010:  Update on Glenn.  Roberta called "Glenn comes home tomorrow.  He still can't walk or get out of bed by himself.  Therapists and nurses will be coming to the house several times during the coming week. It'll be 2 weeks before a routine schedule is worked out and Roberta would rather not have company until after 2 weeks".

February 14, 2010:  Get-together Photos.  Winford reports that 16 were present at last night's dinner with several no-shows.  Sue brought special personalized place mats for the guests.  Each mat contained photos of Tech, and personalized yearbook photos of the individual.  The mats were a gift from Maureen White, a very gifted friend of Tech, who created them.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the website.

February 6, 2010:  Update on Glenn Lockhart.  Glenn has been moved to Healthsouth on Austin Peay Highway, Room 110B.  He will begin Rehabilitation today.  They'll evaluate his progress and determine how long they think he might have to be here.

February 1, 2010:  February Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be February 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

February 1, 2010:  Happy Birthday to:  Thomas Hefner (7), Katie Johnson McNatt (7), Nancy Shipp (8), Norma Cunningham (12), Bennie Moore Campbell (15), Helen Herring Griffin (19), Hollis Steele (25).

January 26, 2010:  Phone call from Roberta:  Glenn broke his hip last night and will need surgery.  Will add more info later.  Update 1-28:  Glenn was in lots of pain at the hospital.  Surgery on Wednesday Evening went well and relieved most of the pain.  He's doing well.  Today (Friday) his muscles are "very sore".  When the hospital releases him, he won't go home.  Instead he'll go to a Rehab Hospital for several weeks.  (Please remember Glenn and Roberta in your prayers).

January 2, 2010:  Prayer Request Email from Joyce:  "Sammie Foster Edmundson's husband Sy has Pancreatic Cancer.  He is in pain and is going to different doctors several days a week.  Please pray for Sy and Sammie."

January 1, 2010:  Happy New Year!!!   Happy Birthday to:  Marvin Richardson (11), Carl Kimberlin (13), Pat Prendergrass Smith (16), Bill Johnson (17), Bob Thomason (18), Betty Crabtree (19), Doris Fleming Bramucci (21), Virginia Colvert Ford (26), William Long (29),  

December 6, 2009:  Attendance at December Get-together  There were 41 in attendance at last night's Christmas party hosted by Ann and Carl Kimberlin.  It was good to welcome our classmate Wayne Barringer.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-Together section of the website.

November 24, 2009: Christmas Get-together Details  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas Get-together at their Olive Branch home on December 5 at 5:30 PM.  Bring your favorite dish (Hors d'śuvre - Salad - Vegetable) to go with turkey and ham.  If you want beverages stronger than coffee, tea, coke, BYOB.  Please call Ann (901-461-8096) or Connie (901-683-8252) if you plan to attend.  NOTE:  This is the FIRST Saturday in December.

November 14, 2009: Annual Christmas Get-together Announcement.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas Get-together at their Olive Branch home on December 5 at 5:30 PM.  More details later.  NOTE:  This is the FIRST Saturday in December.

November 13, 2009:  Attendance at November Get-together  No one notified me of the attendance last night.  Late this afternoon, Glenn sent email that he had a call from Faye who told him their were 10 present at last night's dinner.  As yet, no one has told me whether or not any pictures were taken, so I'll assume that there will be no photos this month?

November 3, 2009:  November Get-together  This month's Get-together will be THURSDAY November 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Very important that with the change of day you call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

November 3, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Harvey Dice (1), Hetty Cook Harrell (1), Barbara Culp Ayers (2), Margaret Fowler Mullins (3), Gerald McCracken (9), Bobby Poindexter (10), Carl Collins (22), Nedra Ramey Mitchell (22)

October 23, 2009:  CHANGE OF GET-TOGETHER DATES.  (Phone Call from Connie Nelson Pittman).  Because of declining numbers at the get-together dinners, especially whenever there's a sports event, the Reunion Committee made an "executive decision" to change the date of the Get-together dinners to THURSDAYS for the rest of the winter season.  This will be tried on a temporally basis until Spring, at which time a decision can be made to continue or to return to the Saturday dates.  MARK YOU CALENDARS now.  The next dinner will be Thursday, November 12, and will continue on the 2nd Thursday of each month, unless there's a special function at an individual's home.

October 11, 2009:  Photos of October Get-together.  Winford Baker reports that a small group of 13 were present at last night's get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

October 1, 2009:  October Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be October 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

October 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Robert Halford (1), Harry Riggins (1), Barbara Jones Quinley (6), Rebecca Findley Molnar (7), Bobby Ricks (11), Esther Stuart Scott (15), Joe Frank Potts (16), Sara Barrett Cave (17), Pat Herrin Sprague (17), Wava Paseur Whitten (19), Bobbie Morgan Alvarez (22), David Parker (25), Jim Dickson (28), Joan Dunagan Kirk (28), Edith Andre Evans (30).

September 30, 2009:  Margaret Fowler - Wanda Hoppes.  Don Hild has located two more of our missing classmates.  Sadly, Margaret Fowler passed away July 1992 in Memphis, and Wanda Hoppes Biship passed away August 18, 2006 in Sebostapol MS.

September 29, 2009:  Dawson Clemens.  Don Hild has been trying to help us locate our missing classmates.  Sadly, he learned that Dawson Clemens passed away 8-30-2008, in Claremont, CA.

September 27, 2009:  Joyce Wright.  Sue received an email from classmate Bobby Wright, saying his wife Joyce died unexpectedly in June of this year.  Our belated condolences to Bob.  Bob also mentioned that he has been working with a school district in Arizona since March 2006. 

September 21, 2009:  Barbara Ricks.  We've just learned of the September 5 passing of Barbara Ricks, wife of classmate Bobby Ricks.  Our belated condolences to Bob and the Ricks family.  Click here for the obituary. 

September 18, 2009:  Jim Hood 1933-2009.  Earlier today, Jim's family was flying him home from Phoenix in an Ambulance Plane and he passed away during the flight.  There will be a MEMORIAL SERVICE, 11 AM, Monday September 21, at Bartlett United Methodist Church, Corner of Shelby and Stage.  Our condolences to Jim's family.  Click here for the obituary

September 13, 2009:  No Get-together Photos this month.  There are no photos from last night's dinner because Joyce and Winford were unable to make it due to the sudden death of one of their best friends.

September 12, 2009:  1949 and 1953 COMPLETE Yearbooks added.  Thanks to more scanning from Sue, 1949's complete yearbook has been added to the Tech Alumni website.  And thanks to Jo Lynn Yarbrough Smith, 1953's complete yearbook has also been added.

September 1, 2009:  Nancy Tucker Douglass, Tech 1950.  For those of you who haven't heard:  Nancy recently fell and broke her hip.  She's at home, recuperating in a wheelchair, but is able to use a walker.  Very soon she graduates to a walking cane.   We wish you the best Nancy.

September 1, 2009:  September Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be September 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. . 

September 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Carl Hillstrom (6), Jesse Pearson (6), Bobby Bledsoe Lyles (11), Joe Ingram (17), Norma Greer King (19), Ann Dendy Biggs (22), Binnie Gatlin Stout (23), Bob Wright (23), Connie Nelson Pittman (28), Stanley Mitchison (29).

August 21, 2009:  Jim Hood is seriously ill.  Jim Hood was on vacation in Colorado.  While changing planes in Phoenix, he began coughing up blood.  He was rushed to a Phoenix hospital where he is now in extremely critical condition in an induced coma so he won't move or cough.  At this time they do not know what caused the condition.  Prior to this trip, Jim had begun new medication 2 months ago.  The new medicine proved to be the right one and finally Jim had returned to his old self).    Thanks to Roberta for the information)

Update August 28:  Not much change and a few more problems have developed.  He's "holding his own".  His three children continue to take turns and fly out to be with him.  (Thanks to Roberta for the information)

August 17, 2009:  Luther Bailey.  Don Hild has been trying to help us locate our missing classmates.  Sadly, he learned that our Luther Bailey passed away this year, 3-11-2009.

August 12, 2009:  Annelle Smith.  Don Hild has been trying to help us locate our missing classmates.  Sadly, he learned that our Annelle Smith Robinson passed away 2-10-1989 in Cleveland NC.

August 9, 2009:  August pictures.  Winford reports that 28 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

August 6, 2009:  Photo of that new sign at Tech.  Thanks to professional photographer Larry Turner, Tech 1968, for sending us a photo of one of those new signs that have gone up over the gates of Tech.  Click here to see the photo.  

August 1, 2009:  August Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be August 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. . 

August 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Marlene Stanley Petree (1), Jean Elizabeth Bates Bedwell (3), Anita Simpson (5), Joy Richardson Phillips (8), Gene Howard (9), Ray McMaster (10), Dot Terrell (11), Barbara Reed Pope (13), Lowery Sanders (14), Ralph Sellers (14), May Harris Harris (18), Ray Harris (18), Mildred Hill Johnson (20), Don Gatewood (26), Annie Poindexter Hunter (31).

July 30 2009:  The Times they are a'changing  Email from Hazel Rogers, Tech 1968:  "New signs have gone up at Tech.  Arched over the gates at each end of the circular drive are signs saying NORTHWEST PREP ACADEMY...and a new sign has been added at the front walk.  Glad our school name is etched in stone on the front of the building". 

July 30, 2009:  1950 COMPLETE Yearbook added....  Thanks to more scanning from Sue, I've also added 1950's COMPLETE yearbook to the Tech Alumni website.

July 22, 2009:  1951 COMPLETE Yearbook added....  Thanks to Sue's excellent scanning, I've added our COMPLETE yearbook to the Tech Alumni website <http://memphistechhigh.com/1951> .  It is also available from this website's HOME page only on the top menu under CLASS OF 51.  If you do access it from our HOME page, bear in mind that as the Yearbook opens, it will close our website.

July 12, 2009:  July Pictures.  Winford reports that 23 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

July 4, 2009:  Mary Jane Dugan White.  Shortly after the happy news of finding Edith Andre Evans, we have just received a sad email from Carl White notifying us that another classmate on our MISSING list, Mary Jane Dugan White, passed away January 3, 2005.

July 3, 2009:  EDITH ANDRE has been found!.  After many years of searching, Edith Andre Evans has finally been found.  She lives in Decatur, GA (address and phone number have been added to the DIRECTORY).  Thanks to Rita Johnson Wieland, Tech 1964, for finding Edith and passing on the information to us.

July 1, 2009:  July Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be July 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

July 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Sue Lee Johnson (1), Wayne Barringer (2), Malcolm Franks (2), Bobby Harris (2), Glenn Lockhart (7), Joyce Greenberg Blank (14), Roberta Mooney Lockhart (14), June Busby Carter (15), Gerald Joyner (15), June Ambrose Harris (15), Schuyler Pouncey (16), Norma Evans (19), Bob Boone (21), Randalol Hindman (21), Jo Ruth Jackson Rapp (22), Verna Blaydes Bunnell (23), Mary Bonds Poe (24), Charles Shelby (24)

June 21, 2009:  Very Special New Tech Website.  A new website has just opened on the internet.  This one features "The Tech Ledger" - which lists EVERY student who ever registered at Tech, along with their place of birth, date of birth, age, grade, parent's names, address, phone number and the school they last attended.  The ledger goes from 1929 to 1952 and contains 772 pages.  It's a GREAT source of information for anyone searching for their family's history.  Thanks to Sue for scanning all 772 pages.  I'm still in the process of putting them on the website.  Check it:  http://techhighledger.com

June 19, 2009:  Jim Autry.  Jim Autry has a clip on YouTube.  He's reading aloud from his book "Searching For God".  It's a segment about his autistic son and is good.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kh8Dp8Eq1U .

June 13, 2009:  FISH FRY CANCELLED.  The Fish Fry at the Kimberlins has been cancelled due to yesterday's severe storm.  Check back later to see if it's re-scheduled.

June 3, 2009:  Classmate is ailing.  Glenn Lockhart is in CardioVascular ICU at Baptist Hospital East.  His oxygen levels are quite low and his body has been retaining too much liquid.  They expect Glenn to remain in CV-ICU at least 4 days while he loses 60 more pounds of fluid.  Roberta says that after losing 20 pounds of fluid Glenn is already feeling better and is joking with the nurses. 

UPDATES:
June 6: 
Glenn has been moved to Room 3445.  He's doing well but still has a lot of body fluid to lose.  Although he says he's ready to go home, it's highly unlikely that he'll be released before Monday.  Several Techite friends have been to visit. 

June 11:  Roberta reports that Glenn is doing a "lot better.  The doctor's are now saying he did not have Congestive Heart Failure, but he has Right Side Hypertension - caused by all the fluid.  Currently he's lost 55-70 pounds of fluid and they're no longer checking this daily.  They've moved him to a room on the Cardiac Floor and they have him up and walking and doing exercises to try and build him up.  He should be able to come home in a few days - Roberta thinks next week".

June 1, 2009:  June Get-together.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host the June "Fish Fry" on June 13 at their Olive Branch home... 5:00 PM .  Dinner at 6:00 PM - Bring your favorite dish to go with Cat Fish and Hush Puppies.  Please call Ann (662-895-8096) if you are planning to attend.  Bring along any extra chairs.  Casual Dress.  Walk around and see the Kimberlin's new Arena.

June 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Margaret Poole Morehouse (6), Bobbie Scott McMinn (8), George Tribble (12), Bobby Crenshaw (14), Bill Irby (17), Gene Gill (18), Bob Olson (18), June Dawson Commagere (24), James Cody (26), Gwen Ford Hurd (28), Sarah Crumby Walton (29), Dora Hooten Baskin (30).

May 29, 2009:  Advance Notice: June Get-together.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host the June "Fish Fry" Get-together at their Olive Branch home on June 13 at 5:00 PM.  Bring vegetables, salads, and food to go with fish.

May 15, 2009:  Sad News.  We've received an email that our classmate Bernard Middleton passed away on May 12.  Our condolences to the Middleton family.  Click here for the obituary.

May 13, 2009:  Jim Dickinson.  Joan Dickinson sends email that Jim has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  The doctor feels that he's had this progressively dehabilitating disease for some time and has given Jim medicine to help with some of the symptoms.  Please remember Jim and Joan in your prayers. 

May 10, 2009:  May Pictures.  Winford reports that 20 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.  Do you ever think about all the pictures in the Get-together section - going back to November 2001?  They're all still there.  Does anyone ever look back that far?

May 8, 2009:  Sad News.  Dottie Terrell emailed us that she received an e-mail from Martha Morris Newbill's husband Charles informing her of Martha's passing April 13 at home. She had had several heart attacks in the past.  Click here for the obituary.

May 1, 2009:  May Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be May 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

May 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Faye Berryhill McCracken (4), Burl Armstrong (8), David Robertson (8), Annelle Smith (9), Jesse Denison (11), Martha Rogers Meyer (14), Joyce Bumpus Anderson (15), Leroy Petty (24), Bill Chapman (31).

April 28, 2009:  CONTEST!  BIG PRIZE.   Enter our contest to identify a photo of a classmate and win BIG TIME.  Click here to see the photo and enter the contest.

April
22, 2009: 
Sad News.  We've just learned that John Robert Jones, Tech 1950, passed away today.  Click here for the obituary.  Our condolences to Janet and the Jones family. 

April 22, 2009:  Home Again.  I returned home to 85 degree weather (it was in the hundreds while I was away).  There were 33 at the Olive Garden on the 17th, 48 at the Andersons on the 18th, and 12 at the Peabody Brunch on the 19th.  We have lots of pictures this time.  The first group is now posted on the Get-together section.

April 7, 2009: New Special Occasion Photos.  Rex and Norma Greer King have sent us some new photos of their recent trip to Europe, where they were chaperones for their granddaughter Cassie's school Choir group.  Check Spec Occasion section.

April 1, 2009: April Get-together. A special April Get-together will be hosted by the Andersons on April 18.  Bring your favorite Hors d'oeuvre.  This fun-filled weekend will also include a dinner at the Olive Garden on April 17, and a Champagne Brunch at the Peabody on April 19.  Full details are available on the special link at the bottom of the HOME page of this website.  Please call Jim or send me email if you plan to attend any of the functions.  Reservations are REQUIRED at the restaurants. 

April 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Joyce Sides Baker (7), Jerry Baker (8), Sammie Foster Edmundson (10), Jim Anderson (11), Dick Day (29), Mary Tucker Bratton (24), Doris Shrewsbury Childress (26), Mary Jean Green Nichols (24).

March 15, 2009:
 
March Get-together Photos.  This month's photos are now posted.  Joyce's camera was acting up last night so most of the photos are of strange pink people with ice cycles hanging from their eyebrows, teeth, chins, and clothing.  We adjusted them digitally, as much as possible.

March 1, 2009:  March Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be March 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

March 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Joan Simpson (2), Shirley Tucker Haas (2), Becky Gruby Shelby (4), Bobby Fox (6), Jim Autry (8), Jerry Bolton Radke (25), Barbara O'Kelly Roberts (25), Howard Holley (27), Wilma Smith Stough (27), Rosie Mogridge Ezelle (31).

February 18, 2009:  Sad News.  Today's Commercial Appeal reported the death of our classmate Mitchell "Buddy" Jacobs in Fort Myers, Florida.  Our condolences to Bettye and the Jacobs family.  Click here for the obituary.

February 15, 2009:  February Get-together Dinner.  Joyce reports that 22 were present at last night's Get-together.  There were some cancellations due to the Memphis-Southern Miss Basketball game.  Carl Kimberlin sent all the ladies a red rose since it was Valentine's Day.  Joyce's pictures are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

February 1, 2009:  February Get-together Dinner.  This month's Get-together will be February 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

February 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Thomas Hefner (7), Katie Johnson McNatt (7), Nancy Shipp (8), Wanda Hoppes Biship (9), Norma Cunningham (12), Bennie Moore Campbell (15), Helen Herring Griffin (19), Hollis Steele (25).

January 29, 2009:  ADVANCE NOTICE:  APRIL GET-TOGETHER.  Jim and Shirley Anderson will again host the 2009 April Get-together at their Germantown home.   The date will be the 3rd Saturday - April 18, because the 2nd Saturday was the day before Easter.  Please let Jim or Gene Gill know if you plan to attend so your name can be added to the "sheet" on the Home Page of the website.  Be sure and check the sheet so you'll know who's coming.

January 11, 2009:  January Get-together.  Winford reports that 30 were present at last night's get-together.  A poll was taken about changing the get-together night.  The vast majority voted to continue getting together monthly on Saturdays.  Other "regulars" will be contacted to get their vote on this.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section. 

January 1, 2009:  January Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be January 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

January 1, 2009:  Happy Birthday to:  Marvin Richardson (11), Carl Kimberlin (13), Pat Pendergrass Smith (16), Bill Johnson (17), Bob Thomason (18), Betty Crabtree (19), Doris Fleming Bramucci (21), Virginia Colvert Ford (26), William Long (29), Luther Bailey (30), Dawson Clemens (30).

December 18, 2008:  Friend has been sick.  We've just learned that Elizabeth Riggins has been in the hospital with pneumonia.   She's home now and is doing fine.  Stay well Elizabeth!

December 8, 2008:  December Get-together Photos.  The December photos are a little late this year because my email address was not working and I didn't know it.  I counted 46 present at this years party (Correct me if this is wrong?).  The photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

November 29, 2008:  DECEMBER GET-TOGETHER.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our Christmas Get-together at their Olive Branch home, 8650 Center Hill Rd, 662-895-8096. The date is December 6 at 6 PM.  Ann and Carl will have Turkey and Ham.  Bring your favorite dish (Hor's, Salad - Vegetable).    If you wish beverage other than coffee and coke, BYOB.  Call Ann if you plan to attend:  Cell:  901-461-8096.

November 29, 2008:  Happy Birthday to:  Jimmie Lois Gray Tedford (3), Betty Thompson (7), Sam Haskins (14), Charles Hall (16), June Shoults Thomas (19), Betty Fulton Ray (21), Paul Kissling (22), Lillie Prince Yarston (23), Jesse Frans (27), Betsye Highsmith Haddock (28), Dale Johnson (28), Herbert Bailey (29), Gene Houston (30).

November 24, 2008:  More Sad News. Our friend Faye MacDonald Crawford passed away November 23 at her home.   Click here for the obituary and details.

November 18, 2008:  Sad News.  Walker Hurd has notified us of the recent death of Tommy Hefner's sister, Bette Jane Hefner.  Our condolences to the Hefner family.   Click here for the obituary.

November 9, 2008:  November Get-together.  Esther reports that 19 were present at last night's Get-together.  Since Joyce and Winford were out of town, Esther took the photos and dropped them off in a "secret place" at the Baker's house.  As of this time, Winford hasn't retrieved them and sent them in.  We'll post them as soon as he does.  November 11:  Please note.  The photos are now posted.  Esther's camera wasn't working properly and all the photos are blurred.  We posted them on the November page only so we have a record of attendance.

November 1, 2008:   Web Site 7th Anniversary.  It's hard to believe but the Class of 1951's website is 7 years old today and has had over 57,300 visitors.  Happy Anniversary to us!

November 1, 2008: November Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be November 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.   (REMINDER:  Next month's Get-together will be at the Kimberlin's on December 6)

November 1, 2008:   Happy Birthday to: Harvey Dice (1), Hettyola Cook Harrell (1), Barbara Culp Ayers (2), Margaret Fowler Mullins (3), Gerald McCracken (9), Bobby Poindexter (10), Carl Collins (22), Nedra Ramey Mitchell (22), Jim Hood (30).

October 28, 2008:  Jim Keefe 1932 - 2008.  This is the hardest notice I've ever had to write.  My buddy Jim Keefe lost his battle with brain cancer and passed away in the afternoon of October 28.  Arrangements have been set for Forever Oak Hill Cemetery, 10305 Big Bend Blvd at Hiway 44, Kirkwood MO 63122, 314-965-8228 <http://www.foreveroakhill.com/Oakhill/Default.aspx>.  Visitation will be at the Mausoleum Friday October 31 from 4 - 8 PM.  Service will be at the Mausoleum Saturday November 1 at 2:30 PM.  Click here for the obituary.  Rest in peace dear friend. 

October 14, 2008:  Update on Bob Boone's wife Nora.  Bob Boone reports that after the 4th back surgery, Nora has no pain in her leg - for the first time in 3 years.  She is now home and is able to get in/out of bed and put on her brace without assistance.  Nora will have a long rehab while she regains the muscle tone back to where it was when this pain began.  Bob thinks they are finally "out of the woods."

October 12, 2008:  October Pictures.  Winford reports that 25 were present at last night's Get-together who "...stayed long and had a great time".  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

October 8, 2008: Annual Christmas Get-together Announcement.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas Get-together at their Olive Branch home on December 6 at 6 PM.  Please note:  This is the FIRST Saturday in December.

October 1, 2008: October Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be October 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

October 1, 2008:   Happy Birthday to: Robert Halford (1), Harry Riggins (1), Barbara Jones Quinley (6), Rebecca Findley Molnar (7), Bob Ricks (11), Esther Stuart Scott (15), Joe Frank Potts (16), Sara Barrett Cave (17), Pat Herrin Sprague (17), Wava Paseur Whitten (19), Bobbie Morgan Alvarez (22), David Parker (25), Jim Dickson (28), Joan Dunagan Kirk (28), Edith Andre Evans (30).

September 30, 2008:  Bill Cochran to be honored.  Alex McCollum reports that our friend Bill Cochran, Tech 1950, will be inducted into the Park Commission's Hall of Fame for Basketball on December 8.  Congratulations Bill.

September 14, 2008:  September Photos.   Joyce reports that 28 were present at last night's Get-together.  Her photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

September 9, 2008: Sad News.  Glenn has notified us of the death of Larry Cresswell (Tech 1956) on September 9, 2008.  Larry is the brother of Johnny Pearson's wife Shirley and the husband of Irma Phifer Cresswell, Tech 1956.   Arrangements are as follows:  Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar.  Visitation Thursday September 11, 6 - 8 PM.  Funeral Services Friday Sep 12, 11 AM.  Any memorials should be sent to St. Jude. 

September 1, 2008: September Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be September 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

September 1, 2008:  Happy Birthday to: Carl Hillstrom (6), Jesse Person (6), Bobby Bledsoe Lyles (11), Joe Ingram (17), Norma Greer King (19), Ann Dendy Biggs (22), Jim Keefe (22), Binnie Gatlin Stout (23), Bob Wright (23), Connie Nelson Pittman (28), Stanley Mitchison (29).

August 24, 2008:  Rob Jolly is very ill.   We have just learned that our friend and Tech Historian Rob Jolly is very ill with Lupus, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (where increased amounts of abnormal antibodies are produced that attack the patient's own organs) and a Staph Infection.  He has been sick 6 weeks and they have had to amputate the ends of two fingers.

The Tech Alumni website would not have been possible without Rob and his collection of Tech Yearbooks.  And he has graciously set up exhibits of his Tech Collection at almost all of the Tech Reunions.

Please remember Rob Jolly in your prayers and send him a card:  8662 Pine Needle Drive, Germantown TN 38139.

August 18, 2008:  Memories of Growing up in Memphis   One of the new sections of the Tech Alumni (http://memphistechhigh.com) website called MEMPHIS, has a page called MEMPHIS MEMORIES, where visitors can share their memories of the Memphis of their youth.  This section is catching on and there have been over 14 new "memories" posted during the last week.  Please visit this section and fill out the form with your Memphis Memories in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's.

August 12, 2008:  Update email from Jim Keefe.  "I wanted to send a note to tell you what's going on in my world.  We just came home from a week in Florida with my family, or most of them.  We had 14 at a condo and had a wonderful time.  Not all were able to be there, but we had a wonderful time.

I had a tumble in the yard the week before we went and had to have a little surgery, but I'm better now.  The chemo continues tomorrow... dose 3.

I am weak, but able to walk, think a little, and do some email.  This tumor is still growing, but  so far so good.  I hope you will share this with others and forgive me from trying to send it to everyone.  I will try and send an update after chemo and doctor visit tomorrow.  Needless to say things are not the same, but could be worse.  I love you all, and thanks for your thoughts and prayers, I need all I can get.  Best wishes to all my family and friends, you mean a lot to me, and I hope you are all well and happy.  Love:  Jim Keefe"
 

August 10, 2008:  August Photos.  Joyce reports that 24 were present at last night's Get-together.  The photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website. 

August 7, 2008:  August Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be August 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

August 7, 2008:  Happy Birthday to: Marlene Stanley Petree (1), Jean Bates Bedwell (3), Anita Simpson (5), Joy Richardson Phillips (8), Gene Howard (9), Ray McMaster (10), Dot Terrell (11), Barbara Reed Pope (13), Lowery Sanders (14), Ralph Sellers (14), May Harris Harris (18), Ray Harris (18), Mildred Hill Johnson (20), Don Gatewood (26), Annie Poindexter Hunter (31).

August 7, 2008:  Webmaster Home again.  Now shorting through tons of email - will be several days before I catch up.  The ship did not have an internet connection so I was unable to check in with some of you.

July 21, 2008:  Webmaster on Vacation.  Your webmaster will be in Europe July 22 - August 6, on a River Cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna.  The '51 website will not be updated again until August 7.

July 21, 2008:  Connie Nelson Pittman recuperating.  Connie is now at home recuperating from a partial knee replacement.  Physical Therapists come by 3 times a week to help her with the therapy.  Send Connie a card?  5152 Princeton Rd.  Memphis TN 38117-2108.

July 13, 2008: July Get-together.  Esther reports that 17 were present at last night's Get-together.  Because Joyce was recuperating from her recent knee surgery, Esther took the monthly photos for us.  They're now posted on the Get-together section of the website.  THANKS Esther.

July 11, 2008:  Update on Joyce's knee surgery.  Winford writes:  "Joyce's surgery went well and the doctor was pleased.  She had to stay overnight and has walked twice since the surgery.  She is coming home this morning.  Her sister Jean is with her and will stay awhile".

July 1, 2008:  July Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be July 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.  (Joyce will have her 2nd knee surgery on the 10th, but says she or her sister will be able to take the calls). 

July 1, 2008:  July Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to: Sue Lee Johnson (1), Wayne Barringer (2), Malcolm Franks (2), Bobby Harris (2), Glenn Lockhart (7), Joyce Greenberg Blank (14), Roberta Mooney Lockhart (14), June Busby Carter (15), Gerald Joyner (15), June Ambrose Harris (15), Schuyler Pouncey (16), Norma Evans (19), Bob Boone (21), Randall Hindman (21), Jo Ruth Jackson Rapp (22), Verna Blaydes Bunnell (23), Mary Bonds Poe (24), Charles Shelby (24), Martha Morris Newbill (26), Mary Jan Dugan White (27).

June 20, 2008:  Update Gene Howard.  Joyce writes that Gene Howard "...had been taking therapy for about a week but went home sometime yesterday. "

June 18, 2008:  New GUESTBOOK.  Yesterday I suddenly discovered that our Message Board has not functioned for a couple of weeks.  Spent 2 days looking for another and finally found one this afternoon.  It has now been installed.  I would appreciate it if you would help test it - just write "Testing" on the comment section.  Let me know if you find any "bugs". 

June 15, 2008: July Fish Fry.  Joyce reports that a great crowd of 62 were present at yesterday's fish fry at the Kimberlins.  Her photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

June 13, 2008: Email from Jim Keefe.  After the latest MRI, Jim Keefe writes: "The news wasn't what we hoped for.  Tumor has grown 2mm in the last month.  Am switching to a newer medication in two weeks.  I'm doing well as possible, gaining weight, sleeping fine, staying active, spirits good, energy low, but still mobile.  Slight head pressure, but might get that fixed.  They took my driving privileges away.  Memory is about 90%...and now I can use that "I can't remember" as a great excuse!"

June 3, 2008:  News about Gene Howard.  Email from Joyce:  "Just heard that Gene Howard had a stroke Friday evening and is in Baptist East where they are running tests.  He has regained his speech and was not paralyzed.  He needs our prayers".  UPDATE June 6:  Gene is still in the hospital.  They put a pace maker in because he had irregular beats and they have not been able to get his blood pressure down. 

June 2, 2008:  Tech Website Ad in Commercial Appeal.  There will be a small ad for the Tech Alumni Website in the Commercial Appeal on June 4 and again on June 6.  Please look for it, and cut it out and send to Tech friends from other classes.

June 1, 2008:  June Get-together  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host the June Fish Fry on June 14 at their Olive Branch home... 5:30 PM - Bring your favorite dish to go with fish.  Please call Ann if you are planning to attend.  Bring along any extra chairs.

June 1, 2008:  June Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to: Margaret Poole Morehouse (6), Bobbie Scott McMinn (8), George Tribble (12), Bobby Crenshaw (14), Gene Gill (18), Bob Olson (18), June Dawson Commagere (24), James Cody (26), Gwen Ford Hurd (28), Sarah Crumby Walton (29), Dora Hooten Baskin (30).

May 28, 2008: Sad News.  Classmate Harry Swaim.  It's really sad when you've been searching for a missing classmate for years and then you find them on the Obituary Page.  Harry Swaim passed away May 26, 2008 at Murfreesboro TN.  Click here for the obituary.

May 26, 2008: Advance Notice: June Get-together.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host the June "Fish Fry" Get-together at their Olive Branch home on June 14 at 5:30 PM.  Bring vegetables, salads, and food to go with fish.

May 15, 2008: Email from Jim Keefe.  "We didn't get good news today as the doctors advised me that my brain tumor has grown since the last MRI in February.  At this point, we don't know what that means, but it certainly isn't a positive situation.  I'll be seeing the Neuro-Surgeon next Wednesday for his view of this turn of events.  The doctor who prescribes the chemotherapy says we will do another MRI on June 9th to get an idea of the growth factor.  She has advised that a different therapy may be called for, including IV therapy.  Thanks for all your prayers and concerns.  At present, we're fine and I don't have any new symptoms".  Please continue to remember Jim and Natalie in your prayers and I'm sure Jim will appreciate hearing from you.

May 13, 2008: Sad News.  We've just learned of the recent death of our classmate Robert Fuchs in Florida.  No other details.

May 11, 2008: May Photos.  Winford reports that 16 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section.

May 1, 2008: May Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be May 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

May 1, 2008:  May Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to: Faye Berryhill McCracken (4), Burl Armstrong (8), David Robertson (8), Annelle Smith (9), Jessie Dennison (11), Martha Rogers Meyer (14), Joyce Bumpus Anderson (15), Leroy Petty (24), Bill chapman (31).

April 19, 2008: Email from Bob Boone. Bob Boone writes that after almost 2 years of severe pain and 2 spinal operations, Nora had her 3rd Operation at the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa on April 17. For the first time in 18 months she is PAIN FREE.  Her muscles are weak from lying in bed all this time, but with therapy and exercises, they expect her to recover real fast.  Thanks for this good news Bob.

April 15, 2008: More April Photos are posted: The rest of the April photos have now been posted.  There are 2 more pages ("Peabody Brunch" and "April Weekend") - both located on the Spec Occasion section of the website.  There's also a link to these two pages at the bottom of the April Get-together.

April 15, 2008: April Photos are posted: It was a fun-filled week-end in Memphis for the Get-together at the Anderson's.  50 Classmates and friends were in attendance.  The first batch of photos have been posted on the GET-TOGETHER section.  (There are 83 photos so be patient while the page loads).  More photos will be posted on another page later (tomorrow) after your webmaster recuperates a little more.

April 9, 2008:  Note from Webmaster:  I'll be in the Memphis area from April 11 - 13 to participate in the 1951 Get-together at the Anderson's on the 12th.  Hope to see you all there.

April 1, 2008:  April Get-together.  Spring Get-together at the Anderson's.   Jim and Shirley Anderson will again host the April Get-together at their Germantown home on April 12 at 6 PM.  Bring your favorite Covered Dish (Hor's, Vegetables, Salads, Meats, Desserts).  Please call Shirley (748-3313) or Connie (683-8252) to let them know if you're coming.  We hope this get-together develops into another great Mini-Reunion. 

April 1, 2008:  April Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to: Joyce Sides Baker (7), Jerry Baker (8), Sammie Foster Edmundson (10), Jim Anderson (11), Mary jean Green Nichols (24), Mary Tucker Bratton (24), Doris Shrewsbury Childress (26), Dick Day (29).

March 20, 2008:  Joyce has knee surgery.  Winford writes that Joyce "...had her knee surgery yesterday and it went really well.  This was a partial replacement and she'll be coming home today.  Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers".

March 10, 2008: Advance Notice - April Get-together . The April Get-together will be held at the home of Jim and Shirley Anderson on April 12.  Natalie and Jim Keefe and Gene Gill have already committed to be there - hoping to see lots of classmates.  It's always a "fun-time" at the Anderson's.

March 8, 2008:  March Get-together . Attendance was down at the monthly Get-together because of the late snow.  (Everyone knows that Memphis closes down in a snow).  Susan Cave reports that 14 were present.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

March 7, 2008:  Bi-annual Class of 1946 Dinner.  All Techites are invited to the bi-annual Class of 1946 dinner!  The date is Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Holiday Inn, 3700 Central, Memphis, TN at 6:30 PM.  Great buffet dinner - Cash Bar.  $18 Per Person, includes Tax & Tip.  Dance to the music of the JIM MAHANNAH band.  Everyone is invited but you MUST make a reservation.  Call Russell Willis at 901-272-2222 or email Sue Johnson at sue-lee-johnson@comcast.net.  Deadline for reservations is March 31, 2008.

March 5, 2008: Carl Kimberlin has Proton Treatment.  Carl has just returned from Mexico, where he had the Proton Treatment for Prostate Cancer.  This treatment has been used successfully for some time in many countries in Europe - just not available in the US at this time.  Carl is feeling well and "...is doing GREAT". 

March 1, 2008:  Sad News.  We are saddened to report that Tech Historian Rob Jolly's mother passed away February 29.  Click here for the obituary.  Our condolences to Rob and the Jolly family.

March 1, 2008:  March Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be March 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

March 1, 2008:  February Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to: Joan Simpson (2), Shirley Tucker Haas (2), Becky Gruby Shelby (4), Bobby Fox (6), Jim Autry (8), Jerry Bolton Radke (23), Barbara O'Kelly Roberts (25), Howard Holley (27), Buddy Jacobs (27), Wilma Smith Stough (27), Rosie Mogridge Ezelle (31).

February 27, 2008:  GOOD NEWS Update Email from Jim Keefe.  " I met with the doctors today and they had good news.  The tumor has not grown and appears dormant.  The MRI shows no active growth, and that is the best news I could have gotten.  This thing is not cured, but it is in remission.  They have scheduled another MRI on  June 4th. as a follow up to see if anything is happening.

The medical oncologist will meet with me on March 5 to determine the Chemo dose as a preventative measure.  I'm told it will be the pill form, and I will take one a day for 5 consecutive days each month, for 3 months. 

I feel good, and the news today was an upper for both of us. 

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, cards, calls, emails and wishes.  This has changed my outlook on life, and I'm more appreciative of my family, friends and look forward to being with as many of you as possible in the near future.  Love:  Jim Keefe"

February 12, 2008:  Update Email and photos from Jim Keefe.   Jim Keefe finished his Chemo and Radiation treatments in January.  Later that month, he and Natalie drove to Florida to escape some of the St. Louis winter.  Jim writes:  "We're in Anna Marie Island, Florida, and I've been steady in improvement.  My appetite is better, I've gotten some sunshine, did a swim in the pool, hit a few golf balls yesterday, and have been walking the beach.  I still get pretty tired in the evening, but am not sleeping much during the day like I was.  The prayers and wishes of you all have worked, and I'm thankful".  Click here to see photos of Jim and Natalie on the beaches.

February 10, 2008:  February Get-together Photos. Winford and Joyce report that 25 were present at last night's monthly get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section.

February 10, 2008:  Classmates ailing and in need of your prayers.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin meet with doctors in Jacksonville FL tomorrow.  They plan to return for Carl's 8 weeks of Proton Treatment for prostate cancer.  Doctors have found a spot on Bobby Newman's pancreas which is delaying his treatment for prostate cancer.  Bill Nethery had bypass surgery recently and is now recuperating.  Your prayers are needed.

February 5, 2008:  Sad News.    We have been looking for our classmate Mary Elizabeth Vowell Voss for a long time.  Sadly, we have just learned that she passed away June 9, 2002 in Memphis.

February 1, 2008:  February Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be February 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

February 1, 2008:  February Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to: Thomas Hefner (7), Katie Johnson McNatt (7), Nancy Shipp (8), Wanda Hoppes Biship (9), Norma Cunningham (12), Bennie Moore Campbell (15), Helen Herring Griffin (19), Hollis Steele (25).

January 27, 2008:  Sad News.  We've just learned of the death of Harry Riggins' 86 year old sister Norma Riggins James on January 22th.  Services were Saturday.  Our condolences to the Riggins and James families.

January 26, 2008:  New Photos on Historic Photos pages.  It's been a long time but there are finally some new photos on the Historic Photos pages.  Check it out.

January 18, 2008:  Ace Cannon, Tech 1952, is honored.  (Thanks Candy Holt Wilkinson for the information)

PRESS RELEASE
The STATE OF TENNESSEE, House of Representatives 105th General Assembly,honors

ACE CANNON

Following a recent concert in Lexington, TN, Ace Cannon was presented with the
Keys to the City of Lexington by Mayor Bobby Dyer. This was followed with the
coveted legislative award from the State of Tennessee.
Representative Steve McDaniel presented Mr. Cannon with the sealed document of the
Tennessee House of Representatives’ House Resolution No. 217
which praised his six decades of contributions to the music industry
and enumerated his many achievements and concluded with the following:
WHEREAS, artists of Mr. Cannon’s caliber do not often walk among us,
and this Body wishes to pay tribute to this extraordinary musician, entertainer,
and human being; now, therefore,
“BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that we hereby honor the inimitable

ACE CANNON, “The Godfather of the Sax,”
upon a long and varied career that is truly unparalleled in artistry and
achievement. We commend this gifted saxophonist for continuing to make great music
and entertain his legion of loyal fans and wish him much continued success in his
future endeavors.”

RMD Music, Inc.  Carl Griffin, Ace Cannon's Manager

 

January 13, 2008 January Get-together Photos. Winford reports that 21 were present at last night's monthly get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted.

 

    2008

January 1, 2008 January Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be January 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

January 1, 2008:  January Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Marvin Richardson (11), Carl Kimberlin (13), Pat Pendergrass Smith (16), Bill Johnson (17), Bob Thomason (18), Betty Crabtree (19), Doris Fleming Bramucci (21), Virginia Colvert Ford (26), William Long (29), Luther Bailey (30), Dawson Clemens (30), Betty Lou Sharp (30).

 
 
2007
 

December 16, 2007:  Jim Keefe's new look.  Jim Keefe writes that his hair has begun to fall out from the radiation and chemo treatments, and he had his barber cut it to a stubble.  He's sent us photos of his "new Look" and you can see them on the Spec Occasion section of the website.  (With or without hair, you look good, Jim).

December 11, 2007:   Faye MacDonald Crawford T'50.  Joyce sends email that Faye has learned she has cancer and will have additional tests this week to learn more.  Please add Faye to your prayer list.

December 9, 2007:  Christmas Party Photos.  There were 60 classmates and friends present at last night's Christmas Party at the Kimberlins.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

December 8, 2007:  Message from Jim Keefe.  Please check the Message Board for a message from Jim Keefe, who has begun his treatments of radiation and chemo.

December 1, 2007:  December Get-together-Christmas Party.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas party at their Olive Branch home, December 8, 6 PM.  Bring your favorite dish to go with Ham and Turkey.  BYOB beverages other than coffee and coke.  Call Ann on her cell phone 901-461-8096.

December 1, 2007:  December Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Robert Fuchs (1), Jimmie Lois Gray Tedford (3), Betty Thompson (7), Sam Haskins (14), Charles Hall (16), June Shoults Thomas (19), Betty Fulton Ray (21), Paul Kissling (22), Lillie Prince Yarston (23), Jesse Frans (27), Betsye Highsmith Haddock (28), Dale Johnson, (28), Herbert Bailey (29), Gene Houston (30).

November 25, 2007:  Sad News.  Marie Franks, wife of classmate Malcolm Franks passed away November 24.  Visitation will be November 26 at Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel, 5-8 PM.  Services November 27, 10 AM.  Burial at Forest Hill Midtown.  Our condolences to Malcolm and the Franks family.  Click here for the obituary.

November 22, 2007:  December Get-together.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas Get-together at their Olive Branch home on December 8, 6 PM.

November 20, 2007:  Jim Keefe ailing.  Jim Keefe had brain surgery November 13 to remove a tumor and will begin radiation and chemo therapy next week.  Jim reports that he is feeling good and "..Everyone has been great and I'm feeling a little guilty with all the attention".  Your cards and prayers for Jim and Natalie will be appreciated.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TECHITES!!!

Click here for "View" Card

November 8, 2007:  Sad News.  Sue reports that Melba Cowell Moxley's (Tech 1950) daughter, Annette Moxley Scott died yesterday morning.  Visitation will be tonight from 5-8 PM at Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Our condolences to Tom and Melba and the Moxley family.

November 3, 2007:  Last Night's Get-together.  Joyce reports that there were 42 present at the Get-together at Jim Hood's home in Olive Branch.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

November 1, 2007:  Web Site 6th Anniversary.  Today, the Class of 1951's website is 6 years old and has had almost 50,000 visitors (49,918).  Happy Anniversary to us!

November 1, 2007:  November Get-together.  As previously announced, this month's Get-together will be one week earlier, and will be hosted by Jim Hood at his Olive Branch MS home on FRIDAY November 2.

November 1, 2007:  November Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Harvey Dice (1), Hettyola Cook Harrell (1), Barbara Culp Ayers (2), Margaret Fowler Mullins (3), Gerald McCracken (9), Carl Collins (22), Nedra Ramey Mitchell (22), Jim Hood (30).

October 20, 2007:  November Get-together.  Another reminder that the November Get-together will be a week earlier on Friday, November 2 at Jim Hood's home:  8450 Shady Oaks Cove, Olive Branch.  Phone 662-895-6743.  5 PM.  Lots of parking in the area by the house.  Also in the Cove.  The subdivision is called Summer Wood with low brick entrance signs.  Bounded on North by State Line Rd...on South by Goodman Hy302...on West by Getwell...and on East by Malone.

October 14, 2007:  Last Night's Get-together.  Joyce reports that there were 24 present at last night's Get-together.  Her photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

October 13, 2007:  Classmates need your prayers.  Joyce reports on two of our classmates:  Carl Kimberlin's prostate biopsy was malignant.  He will be going to the doctor next week to discuss his options.  Doris Fleming Bramucci has been in the hospital with congestive heart failure.  She is home now and on medication.  Please remember Carl and Doris in your prayers.

October 13, 2007:  Advance notice about the NOVEMBER Get-together.  Jim Hood will host the November Get-together at his Olive Branch home on FRIDAY, November 2, at 5 PM.  Connie will be getting out a notice soon.  Jim is still in the discovery stage of how much brighter the world is after his recent successful cataract surgery.  He'll have surgery on the second eye in two weeks.

October 3, 2007:  Classmates visit Ann Dendy Biggs.  Jim-Shirley Anderson and Joyce-Winford Baker visited Glenn and Ann Dendy Biggs at their San Antonio ranch this past weekend.  They all said it was a fabulous visit with the perfect hosts.  Joyce has shared some photos with this website and they have been posted on the SPEC OCCASION section.

 

October 1, 2007:  October Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be October 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

October 1, 2007:  October Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Robert Halford (1), Harry Riggins (1), Barbara Jones Quinley (6), Rebecca Findley Molnar (7), Bob Ricks (11), Esther Stuart Scott (15), Joe Frank Potts (16), Sara Barrett Cave (17), Pat Herrin Sprague (17), Wava Paseur Whitten (19), Bobbie Morgan Alvarea (22), David Parker (25), Jim Dickson (28), Joan Dunagan Kirk (28), Harry Swain (29), Edith Andre Evans (30).

September 22, 2007:  Class of 52 Reunion Photos.  Joyce has sent us some photos taken at last night's Class of '52s 55th Reunion.  They are posted on the Spec Occasion section of our website.

September 20, 2007:  Friend needs your prayers.  Jim Hood has asked us to add this request for your prayers:  Jim, Jesse and Glenn have a lifelong friend named Ben Brewer.  He went into the hospital with the problem of a slow heart beat, but while he was there they discovered he had a tumor on one of his kidney's the size of a baseball.  Surgery is scheduled next week to remove his kidney.  Jim tells a funny story about Ben starting high school at Central.  Then he decided he wanted to come to Tech to be with his friends.  He came and stayed ONE DAY and went back to Central.  What happened was he was in Ma Campbell's class and that was the day that Phil Epps went out the window.  Ben immediately decided he should go back to Central.  Please remember him in your prayers.

September 20, 2007:  Sad News.  Glenn Lockhart writes that he has learned that Horace (Sonny) Clark died September 18.  Sonny was married to classmate Lynn Nicholas, who died in 1978.  Our condolences to the Clark family.

September 15, 2007:  Class of 1946 twice-yearly dinner.  Last night was the Class of 1946's twice-yearly dinner.  Bill and Sue Lee Johnson attended and said there were almost 100 there.  Sue took photos and they have been posted on the Tech Alumni Website under Class of 1946...New Photos.  Click here to go directly to the photo page.

September 9, 2007:  Last Night's Get-together.  Winford Baker reports that there were 25 present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted for this September Get-together.

September 5, 2007:  Sad News.  Shirley Anderson's sister, Martha Madeline Cella, died yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer.  Shirley had been staying with  her at the hospice for the last few weeks.  The funeral will be Thursday at 11 AM with Visitation one hour earlier.  Our condolences to Shirley and the Cella and Anderson families.  Click here for the obituary.

September 1, 2007:  September Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be September 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 5:30 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.  NOTE CHANGE OF TIME.

September 1, 2007:  August Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Carl Hillstrom (6), Jesse Pearson (6), Bobby Bledsoe Lyles (11), Joe Ingram (17), Norma Greer King (19), Ann Dendy Biggs (22), Jim Keefe (22), Binnie Gatlin Stout (23), Bob Wright (23), Connie Nelson Pittman (28), Stanley Mitchison (29).

September 1, 2007:  Medical Updates.  Glenn Lockhart writes that Jesse Pearson and Glenda Beane went home Thursday and  must take it easy for awhile.  Jim Hood went home Friday and seems to be doing well.  Carl Kimberlin's medical visit was put on hold until next month.  Bob Boone writes that Nora had the 2nd spinal surgery and the surgeon was able to remove the portion of the disc that was against the nerve and he expected that the pain would be eliminated.  Later that night Nora reported that the extreme leg pain is no longer there.e

September 1, 2007:  1952 Reunion.  Reminder:  The Class of 1952's 55th Reunion is September 21 and 22.  So far over 90 classmates have confirmed.  If you plan to attend PLEASE let Bill know because the number must be finalized by September 8.  All information, including forms and "who's coming" is posted here:  http://memphistechhigh.com/reunions.html

August 29, 2007:  Medical Update.  Glenn Lockhart writes that Jesse Pearson is doing fine and hopes to go home in a couple of days.  Glenda Beene's tumor was not malignant, she's doing fine and hopes to go home tomorrow.  We'll let you know when we have more information.

August 24, 2007:  Sad News.  Bobby Crenshaw's wife Katherine died this morning.  She had cancer and was not doing well at all last week when Connie talked to Bobby. Visitation will be 3-5 Sunday and the funeral will be at 2 on Monday at Memorial Park on Poplar.  Our condolences to Bobby.  Click here for the obituary.

August 24, 2007:  Classmates ailing.  Jesse Pearson checks into Baptist East Tuesday morning at 8 for surgery and Glenda Beene is going to Germantown Methodist at 1 the same day to have a tumor removed.  Jim Hood checks into the hospital Thursday and Carl Kimberlin will check in on the same day.  We need a lot of prayers for these Techites.

August 12, 2007:  Last Night's Get-together.  Sue reports that there were 29 present at last night's get-together.  Joyce's photos should come thru later today and will be posted on the Get-together section of the web site as soon as possible.

August 2, 2007:  Reminder:  1952 Reunion.  The Class of 1952's 55th Reunion will be September 21 and 22.  So far 75 classmates have confirmed.  All information, including forms and "who's coming" is posted here:  http://memphistechhigh.com/reunions.html

August 1, 2007:  August Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be August 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

August 1, 2007: 
August Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Marlene Stanley Petree (1), Jean Elizabeth Bates Bedwell (3), Anita Simpson (5), Joy Richardson Phillips (8), Gene Howard (9), Ray McMaster (10), Dot Terrell (11), Barbara Reed Pope (13), Lowery Sanders (14), Ralph Sellers (14), May Harris Harris (18), Ray Harris (18), Mildred Hill Johnson (20), Don Gatewood (26), Annie Poindexter Hunter (31).

July 26, 2007:  New Special Occasion:   Jim and Natalie Keefe and the Hollingsworth twins ,Joan and Jean (Tech 1953) and their husbands have met once a year at various locations to catch up on the year's activities and enjoy an outing together.  This year they met at the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois.  Jim's photos are posted on the Special Occasion section of the website.

July 25, 2007:  Email from Faye Berryhill McCracken   Faye writes:  "We finally got the house on the market. It's just too big and expensive for us to keep it up.  It's about 5600 sq. ft. and 1.7 acres.  The house was originally custom-built but never lived in and really wasn't finished when we bought it..."  The realtor's link address for the photos and visual tour is http://www.9167brutonparishcove.com .  (Webmaster's note:  You'll enjoy the tour.  I wish I had it at that price in California).

July 20, 2007:  ANY NEWS ANYONE???  Just letting you know that the lack of posted news isn't the fault of your webmaster.  I can't add anything unless you send me your "stuff".

July 16, 2007:  1952 Reunion.  Reminder:  The Class of 1952's 55th Reunion will be September 21 and 22.  So far 36 classmates have confirmed.  All information, including forms and "who's coming" is posted here:  http://memphistechhigh.com/reunions.html

July 15, 2007:  Last Night's Get-together.  Winford Baker reports that there were "31 lively and hungry people" present at last night's get-together and  there was a "roar of conversations going on".  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the web site.

July 1, 2007:  July Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be July 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

July 1, 2007: 
July Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Sue Lee Johnson (1), Wayne Barringer (2), Marcolm Franks (2), Bobby Harris (2), Glenn Lockhart (7), Joyce Greenberg Blank (14), Roberta Mooney Lockhart (14), June busby Carter (15), Gerald Joyner (15), June Ambrose Harris (15), Schuyler Pouncey (16), Norma Evans (19), Bob Boone (21), Randall Hindman (21), Jo Ruth Jackson Rapp (22), Verna Blaydes Bunnell (23), Mary Bonds Poe (24), Charles Shelby (24), Martha Morris Newbill (26), Mary Jane Dugan White (27).

June 29, 2007:  Sad News.  Roberta called with the sad news that Jim Hood's wife Betty died this morning of a brain aneurysm.  After cremation, there will be a memorial service this Monday, July 2, 10 AM at Bartlett United Methodist Church, 5676 Stage Road, Bartlett.  Our sympathies go out to Jim and the Hood family.  Click here for the obituary.

June 17, 2007:  June Fish Fry.  The 44 classmates and friends who attended the "June Fish Fry" at the Kimberlin's had a great time.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together section.

June 12, 2007:  Tech Alumni Web Site.  The new Tech Alumni Web Site is now complete.  On the site you'll find the Senior Yearbook photos posted for EVERY GRADUATING CLASS from 1922 to 1987.  Looking through some of the earlier years is so interesting even if you don't know these folks.  And the site will be a GREAT place for grand kids to see what their grandparents looked like in high school.   If anyone searches for "memphis tech high" or "memphis tech alumni", the website will come up #1 or #2.  Be sure to visit often:  http://memphistechhigh.com

June 9, 2007:  Sad News.  We've been notified that the brother of Florine Jordan Cochran (Bill Jordan, T'47) passed away June 7.  Our condolences to Florine and the Jordan family.

June 1, 2007:  June Get-together.  Carl and Ann Kimberlin will again host the June Fish Fry on  June 16 at their Olive Branch home... 5:30 PM - Bring your favorite dish.  Please call Ann if you are planning to attend.  Bring along any extra chairs.

June 1, 2007:  May Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Margaret Poole Morehouse (6), Liz Vowell Voss (7), Bobbie Scott McMinn (8), George Tribbel (12), Bob Crenshaw (14), Gene Gill (18), Bob Olsen (18), June Dawson Commagere (24), James Cody (26), Gwen Ford Hurd (28), Sarah Crumby Walton (29), Dora Hooten Baskin (30).

May 24, 2007:  55th Reunion, Class of 52.  Bill Lloyd, webmaster for the Class of 52 website has announced dates for the class's 55th Reunion:  September 21 and 22.  All information, including forms and "who's coming" is posted here:  http://memphistechhigh.com/reunions.html

 

May 23, 2007:  Elvis - In the Beat of the Night.  Robert Ferguson, Tech 1953, retired Police Captain of the Memphis Police Department, sends info regarding a book entitled Elvis - In the Beat of the Night which concerns Elvis and his police buddies.  Robert is selling this book through Davis Kidd Bookstore, Borders Books, Burkes Bookstores, Sun Studio, or though his own address with autographed copies available there.  You can contact Robert at Suite 111-104, 1605 Germantown Parkway, Cordova TN 38016.

May 21, 2007:  Lela Smith.    Sara Barrett Cave writes that Lela Smith died this morning.  John and Lela Smith are good friends of Alex and Dottie McCollum and frequently attended our get-togethers.  John Smith is also in Sara's Sunday School Class.  Our condolences to the Smith family.

May 18, 2007:  Classmate's sister.    Sue Lee Johnson sends word that Mary Alice Hatley Acklen, the sister of Ray and May Harris died May 12.  Our condolences to the Harris and Acklen familes.  Click here for the obituary.

May 13, 2007:  Get-together Photos.    Joyce reports that 12 were present at last night's Get-together.  There were a lot of last minute cancellations.  The photos have now been posted in the Get-together section of the website.

May 5, 2007:  Sad News.    We've just been notified that our classmate Mary Nell Cain Upshaw lost her long battle with cancer and passed away this morning.  Visitation will be from 5 - 8 PM May 8 and Services will be at 2 PM May 9 - both at Memphis Funeral Home, Germantown Parkway Chapel.  Our condolences to the Upshaw family.  Click here for the obituary.

May 4, 2007:  May Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be May 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

May 1, 2007:  May Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Faye Berryhill McCracken (4), Burl Armstrong (8), David Robertson (8), Annelle Smith (9), Jessie Dennison (11), Martha Rogers Meyer (14), Joyce Bumpus Anderson (15), Leroy Petty (24), Bill Chapman (31).

May 1, 2007:  Class of 1950 Photos.  A selection of Joyce's photos of the 1950 Reunion have now been posted on the Spec Occasion section of the website.

April 29, 2007:  Class of 1950 Reunion.  Sue Lee Johnson reports that the 1950 57th Reunion was very successful with about 90 attending each night.  Last night she noted that Tom Sams had finally convinced Bill Trotter to attend.  Bill had never attended any reunions and was never interested but once he checked in, he had a great time.  (Moral:  Don't give up on our "not interested" members).  We will have a page of photos on the Reunion soon and Nancy Tucker Douglass says she'll add photos to the Class of 1950 website soon.

April 27, 2007:  New Tech Alumni Website.  The various Tech Classes which were recently added to our website now have their very own domain name:  memphistechhigh.com .  All these classes' web pages have been moved to this new address.  It is hoped that eventually every single Tech class will be fully represented on this new alumni website.  Please visit.  Suggestions and recommendations are welcome.  http://memphistechhigh.com

April 27, 2007:  Thank You note from Robyn and Joe Birch.  The Tech Committee has received a very nice "Thank You" note from Robyn and Joe Birch thanking the Class of '51 for their donation to St. Jude's in honor of Bill Davis.

April 24, 2007:  More Sad News.  Our friend Allie Robards (T'50) died, at home, this morning around 10 AM.  A memorial service will be held at Faith Baptist Church on N. Germantown Rd. April 26 at 3 p.m. There will be no visitation or graveside services. Our condolences to Joy and the Robards family.  Click here for the obituary.

April 21, 2007:  Donna Sue Black.  We have just been notified of the recent death of classmate Donna Sue Black Davis on April 13, 2007.  Our condolences to the Davis family.  Click here for the obituary.   

April 20, 2007:  Sad News about T'50 Friend.  Bennie Moore Campbell writes that "Tom ran into Joy Robards today and she said that Allie has only 3 to 7 days to live.  He is at home and I know Joy would appreciate hearing from Allie's many friends and appreciate your prayers". 


April 17, 2007:  Get-together Photos Posted.  There were 61 classmates, spouses, and friends present at the big April get-together at the Anderson's.  The photos have now been posted on the get-together section of the website.  More photos will be posted on the Spec Occasion section tomorrow.  Your webmaster is TIRED.

April 10, 2007:  Webmaster on Vacation.  From April 11-16, your webmaster will be on a short vacation in St. Louis and Memphis.  Hope to see a LOT of you at the Get-together at the Anderson's on April 14.  Photos of the Get-together will be posted on 17 April.

April 4, 2007:  Book Signing  - Dinner with Jim Autry.  A group of 15 classmates attended Jim's Book Signing and later joined him at Rafferty's for dinner.  The photos have now been posted on the "Spec Occasion" section of the website.

April 1, 2007:  Another reminder of the big April Get-together/Mini-reunion.  This month's get-together will be at the Anderson's on April 14.  It's a covered dish affair, so bring your favorite Hor's, vegetable, salad, meat dish.  If you want any beverage stronger than coffee, tea, or coke, BYOB.  Please call Shirley (748-3313) to RSVP.  You can click the link on the Home Page of the website to see a list of the folks who have let us know they're coming.  It's going to be a real "Mini-reunion".  Hope to see you there.

April 1, 2007:  April Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Joyce Sides Baker (7), Jerry Baker (8), Sammie Foster Edmundson (10, Jim Anderson (11), Mary Tucker Bratton (24), Mary Jean Green Nichols (24), Doris Shrewsbury Blackwood (26),  Dick Day (29).

March 31, 2007:  Jim Autry's Book Signing.  Monday night, April 2 after Jim Autry's book signing at Davis-Kidd book store there will be a Dutch Treat dinner in Jim's honor.  If you would like to come please call or email Sue Johnson to find out the time and place so we can add you to the reservation list sue-lee-johnson@comcast.net or 662-895-3674.

March 28, 2007:  News about Allie Robards.  Rex King has sent email that "Allie Robards is out of the critical condition. They have helped him over his Pneumonia and he sounds like his old self.  If all continues to go well, he will go home a week from Friday. He is at the Baptist hospital, his phone (901) 226-5394  Continue your Prayers, he appreciates the concern".

March 26, 2007:  Sad News.  We've just learned that our friend Bill Davis passed away at 3 PM, Sunday March 25.  Visitation will be March 29,  6-8 PM, at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Ave.  Funeral at the funeral home at 2 PM Friday, March 30th.  Click here for the complete obituary. 

And the daughter of our classmate Glenn Glisson has informed us that Glenn passed away January 7, 2007.   Our condolences to the Davis and Glisson families. 

March 17, 2007:  Classmate Jim Autry, the Author, in Memphis.  Jim Autry will be in Memphis on Monday, April 2 at Davis-Kidd Bookstore at 6 PM for a signing of his two new books.  The books are "Book of Hard Choices" and "Looking Around for God".  Jim is an impressive author and has gotten outstanding reviews from some of the nations top executives and critics.  We are indeed proud of his multitude of accomplishments.  Check the following websites for reviews and excerpts of Jim's new books:  www.lookingaroundforgod.com and www.bookofhardchoices.com

March 12, 2007:  March Photos  33 were present at this months get-together.  Photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

March 11, 2007:  Problem getting the photos from March Get-together.  Winford has run into a problem in sending Gene the photos from last night's get-together.  We hope to have the photos soon and the March page will be ready sometime tomorrow.

March 9, 2007:  Another reminder of the big April Get-together.  Flyers have been mailed so you can mark your calendar for the April Get-together at the Anderson's on April 14.  It's a covered dish affair, so bring your favorite Hor's, vegetable, salad, meat dish.  If you want any beverage stronger than coffee, tea, or coke, BYOB.  Please call Shirley (748-3313) or Connie (683-8252) to RSVP.  You can click the link on the Home Page of the website to see a list of the folks who have let us know they're coming.  It's going to be a real "Mini-reunion".  Hope to see you there.

March 6, 2007:  Website Maintenance Complete.  Our website maintenance and updating is complete.  If all is well, you will not notice any difference.  However if you should discover a dead link, or your click on a thumbnail photo doesn't bring up a larger photo, or any other strange occurrence, PLEASE let Gene know so it can be corrected.  gene.gill@verizon.net

March 4, 2007:  Message from Ruth Ann Koleas.  Ruth Ann left a very nice note on the Message Board.  Generally we don't repeat them in the NEWS section, but this is an exception:  "Thanks to all of you for your many expressions of love and concern shown to me during Bob's illness and his death.  Bob always enjoyed the fellowship and friendship of his Tech Hi group and looked forward to the dinners, parties, and reunions.  It is amazing how you all have kept together for so many years.  I appreciate how all of you included me in this circle of friends even though I was one of those "Central Hi" alums. I want to especially thank Harry Riggins for passing on the information about Bob, and to all of you who were able to be at the visitation and funeral.  Bob was indeed a special person and the love of my life.  Thank you again for all of your many kindnesses".  RuKoleas@aol.com

March 1, 2007: 
Sad news.  
Harry Riggins emails that classmate Bob Koleas passed away February 28.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Our condolences to Ruth and the Koleas family.  Click here for the complete obituary.

March 1, 2007:  March Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be March 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.   (And don't forget that the REALLY BIG April Get-together will be hosted by the Anderson's at their Germantown home.  Check out the list on the Home Page to see all those who are going to attend).

March 1, 2007:  March Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Joan Simpson (2), Shirley Tucker Haas (2), Becky Gruby Shelby (4), Bobby Fox (6), Jim Autry (8), Jerry Bolton Radke (23), Barbara O'Kelly Roberts (25), Howard Holley (27), Buddy Jacobs (27), Wilma Smith Stough (27), Rosie Mogridge Ezelle (31).

February 26, 2007: 
Email from Joyce Sides Baker.   Joyce writes, "Winford has been having some problems when he exercises so he went to his heart doctor Monday and back for a cath Wednesday and that showed some rapid heartbeats so they kept him to put in a pace maker - defibrillator on Thursday.  We came home late Friday and he is doing pretty well.  We thought he would probably get another stent and come home after one night's stay but it was more complicated than we thought.  We would like the prayers of all that he will heal and get back to normal.  His left ventricle has deteriorated and they are giving him another medicine and we hope that will help.  He has had by-pass surgery twice, 5 in 81 and 4 in 85, and stents twice in the last few years".

February 20, 2007:  Email from Harry Riggins.   Harry writes that "We visited Ruth Ann Koleas this morning and Bob Koleas is in Step Down Care at Baptist Hospital Collierville.  He is seriously ill with pneumonia but they are running all sorts of tests for other diagnosis".

February 11, 2007:  Last Night's Get-together.  Joyce reports that 25 were present at the February Get-together.  Her photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

February 7, 2007:  Sunday Brunch at the Peabody Skyway is well worth a visit. The food displays are luscious and enticing. Salads, pastas, freshly-baked breads, croissants, pastries, mountains of jumbo shrimp, crab, smoked salmon, and saddles of lamb, beef and ham are just some of the delights. Desserts are decadent and deliberately so. Voted the best brunch in Memphis.  A group of classmates attending the April Get-together at the Anderson's will continue their reunion at the Peabody Brunch on April 15th.  Let Jim Anderson know if you'd also like to attend.

February 5, 2007:  Comcast's purchase of Roadrunner.  Comcast's recent purchase of Roadrunner has effected quite a few of our classmate's email addresses.  Be sure and continue to check the Directory Update Page for the recent changes.

February 2, 2007:  Tornado in Central Florida.  The deadly tornado that ripped through central Florida today was only a mile and a half from the home of Jim and Joan Dickson.  They are both fine and suffered no real damage other than a power outage.  Jim looks forward to picking up Pat Herrin Sprague and driving to Memphis for the April Get-together at the Anderson's.  Bob Boone writes that the tornado was 8 miles east of his home and that he and Nora are safe and only experienced heavy wind and rain.  They hope to be able to attend the get-together at the Anderson's also.

February 1, 2007:  February Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be February 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.   (And don't forget that the BIG April Get-together will be hosted by the Anderson's at their Germantown home).

February 1, 2007:  February Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Thomas Hefner (7), Katie Johnson McNatt (7), Nancy Shipp (8), Wanda Hoppes Bishop (9), Norma Cunningham (12), Bennie Moore Campbell (15), Helen Herrin Griffin (19), Hollis Steele (25).

January 24, 2007:  Change of Address.  Longtime Memphis residents Rex and Norma Greer King have moved out of Memphis to enjoy "country living" and their  new home by the lake.  See the website DIRECTORY for their new address, phone number and email address.

January 22, 2007:  Yearbook Photos, class of 1961. Sue Lee Johnson has scanned the senior yearbook photos for the Class of 1961 and they've been added to their class rosters and posted on the "Other Tech Rosters" section of the website.

January 18, 2007:  Additional confirmations for the April Get-together.  Pat Herrin Sprague (Florida) and Jim Dickson (Florida) plan to be at the April Get-together.  Marty McCommon (Georgia) hopes to make it.  Who else???

January 16, 2007:  EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT - April Get-together.  Jim and Shirley Anderson will again host the April Get-together at their home this April 14.  Jim anticipates that this gathering will be a "mini-reunion" with 60+ in attendance.  It's sincerely hoped that a number of our newly found classmates and others who have not attended in the past will appear this year.  Jim and Natalie Keefe from St. Louis, MO and Gene Gill from Pasadena, CA have already confirmed that they'll be there.  Please contact Jim and Shirley and tell them you'll also be there.  Jander8875@aol.com

January 14, 2007:  January Get-together.  Joyce reports that 19 were present at last night's Get-together.  30 had been expected but the rain kept the number low.  Photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

January 13, 2007:  Info Class of 1950 57th Reunion:  The Information and Application Forms for the Class of 1950's 57th Reunion are now available on their website.

January 1, 2007:  Happy New Year!  Happy Birthday to:  Marvin Richardson (11), Carl Kimberlin (13), Pat Pendergrass Smith (16), Bill Johnson (17), Bob Thomason (18), Betty Crabtree (19), Doris Fleming Bramucci (21), Virginia Colvert Ford (26), William Long (29), Luther Bailey (30), Dawson Clemens (30), Betty Lou Sharp (30).

January 1, 2007:  January Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be January 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

December 10, 2006:  We have found another classmate.  TRUE STORY:  Bill Johnson has breakfast every day at this local restaurant.  The same people are always there and they've become acquainted.  Bill's been talking with this woman for two years now without realizing she was one of our lost ones.  They finally realized they both went to Tech and were in the same class.  Bill asked why she never came to any of our functions and she said she never received anything and didn't know about them.  BINGO!  We now happily remove Joan Simpson Pennington's name from our Missing List. 

December 10, 2006:  Last Night's Get-together There were 64 present at the annual Christmas Party.  The photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

December 1, 2006:  December Get-together.  Ann and Carl Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas party at their beautiful country home in Olive Branch.  December 9, 6:30 PM.  Bring your favorite vegetable, salad, desert dishes, and wine or other beverages.  The hosts will have ham and turkey.  PLEASE call Ann 901-461-8096 or Connie 683-8252 if you plan to attend.

December 1, 2006:  December Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Robert Fuchs (1), Jimmie Lois Gray Tedford (3), Betty Thompson (7), Sam Haskins (14), Charles Hall (16), June Shoults Thomas (19), Betty Fulton Ray (21), Paul Kissling (22), Lillie Prince Yarston (23), Jesse Frans (27), Betsye Highsmith Haddock (28), Dale Johnson (28), Herbert Bailey (29), Gene Houston (30).

November 27, 2006:  55th Reunion Memoir.   Classmate Joy Greenberg Blank has written a Reunion Memoir for our class and it has now been posted on the 55th Reunion Page of the website.  Thank you Joy.

November 25, 2006:  Class of 1956 Yearbook Photos.   Yearbook Photos for the class of 1956 have now been added to the "Other Tech Rosters" section of our website.  Thanks to Martin Willis for providing the photos.

November 22, 2006:  Christmas Party Get-together.  Ann and Carl Kimberlin will again host our annual Christmas party at their beautiful country home in Olive Branch.  December 9, 6:30 PM.  Bring your favorite vegetable, salad, desert dishes, and wine or other beverages.  The hosts will have ham and turkey.  PLEASE call Ann 901-461-8096 or Connie 683-8252 if you plan to attend.

November 19, 2006:  New Class Rosters.  Rosters for the classes of 1944 and 1945 have been added to the Other Tech Rosters section of the website.  1956 will be added soon.

November 12, 2006:  Photos of Last Night's Get-together.  Photos from last night's Get-together have now been posted.  Joyce reports that 26 were present.

November 11, 2006:  Photos of Luncheon for Ann Dendy Biggs.  The photos have now been posted on the Spec.Occasion Page of the website.  Joyce reports that 19 were present.

November 5, 2006:  FREE 2007 CALENDAR  You can download a beautiful, FREE 2007 Calendar featuring 13 of classmate Carl Kimberlin's Classic Cars.  There's a link on the Home Page and on the Spec. Occasion Page of the website.

November 4, 2006:  New Tech Class Web Page  We've added the yearbook photos for the Tech Class of 1947 and 1948 to our "Other Class Rosters" section.  Thanks to Bob Mann, Tech '47, for scanning the photos for us.

November 1, 2006:  Luncheon for Ann Dendy Biggs.  Ann had planned to be at the 55th Reunion but was disappointed that it was necessary to cancel at the last minute.  She'll be in town this month and a lunch-brunch has been planned for her 10 AM on November 9 at Perkins in Germantown.  Please call Joyce if you plan to attend (901) 757-5635.

November 1, 2006: 
Sue Lee Johnson.  Some of you know that Sue has really been sick since the pace-maker was put in.  First her blood-pressure medicine was way off and they had to adjust the pace maker.  Then they found fluid around her heart.  During several very painful days in the hospital they drained the fluid.  She is home now, but is still very weak, and must have complete rest for three weeks.  She has faith that God has brought her this far and that He will take care of her.  She asks all of you to please pray for her.

November 1, 2006:  Web Site 5th Anniversary.   As we approach the 38,000 mark for the number of visits to our web site, we extend our sincere thanks to all who have made "visiting" a real habit.

November 1, 2006:  November Get-togetherThis month's Get-together will be November 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

November 1, 2006:  November Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Harvey Dice (1), Hettyola Cook Harrell (1), Barbara Culp Ayers (2), Margaret Fowler Mullins (3), Mary Nell Cain Upshaw (5), Gerald McCracken (9), Bobby Poindexter (10), Carl Collins (22), Nedra Ramey Mitchell (22), Jim Hood (30).

November 1, 2006:  Email from Bob Boone.  "Nora had successful back surgery this morning.  She has some pain at the incision but the sharp pain down her right leg is GONE.  She is supposed to be released from the hospital on Friday".

October 15, 2006: 
Get-together. 
Joyce reports that 28 were present at last night's Get-together.  Her photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

October 13, 2006:  Bill Johnson.  Bill fell Monday night (9th) and fractured his hip.  He spent 3 nights in the hospital.  Instead of surgery the doctors elected to go with therapy and spent two days working with Bill on a walker.  He's home now with his walker and can maneuver fairly well.  We hope bill will mend real soon and be back to his regular post at the 3 Little Pigs.

October 12, 2006:  Fall Tour of New England Norma and Rex King have just returned from a Fall Foliage Tour of New England.  Rex sent us some of their photos and they're posted on the Spec.Occasion section of the website.  Thanks Rex.

October 5, 2006:  Bill Davis Bill Davis T'52 has suffered a slight heart attack but should be released from the Baptist East Hospital very soon.

October 1, 2006:  October Birthdays Happy Birthday to:  Robert Halford (1), Harry Riggins (1), Barbara Jones Quinley (6), Rebecca Findley Molnar (7), Bob Ricks (11), Esther Stuart Scott (15), Joe Frank Potts (16), Sara Barrett Cave (17), Pat Herrin Sprague (17), Wava Paseur Whitten (19), Bobbie Morgan Alvarez (22), David Parker (25), Jim Dickson (28), Joan Dunagan Kirk (28), Harry Swain (29), Edith Andre Evans (30).

October 1, 2006:  October Get-together This month's Get-together will be October 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

September 27, 2006:  Shirley Anderson Jim Anderson has let us know that during a physical, Shirley's EKG showed some irregularities so she had a stress test, echo cardiogram and a cath. this morning.  They put a stent in one of her arteries and she is doing just fine so far and will stay in the hospital overnight.  Remember Shirley and Jim in your prayers. 

September 26, 2006:  Ray Rutledge.  Joyce and Glenn have notified us that Ray Rutledge, the widower of classmate Nancy Rook died at his home on September 22, with burial on September 25th.  Nancy, who was an important part of our earlier reunions, died in 1995.  Ray had continued to participate until the last few years.  Our condolences to the Rutledge family.

September 10, 2006:  September Get-together.  Joyce reports that 34 were present at last night's Get-together.  Her photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

September 8, 2006:  Sad News.  Ed Young, Tech 1950, died today after complications associated with diabetes.  Visitation will be September 9 at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar from 5 - 8 PM.  The funeral will be at 2 PM on Sunday September 10.  Our sincere condolences to Pat and the Young family.  Click here for the obituary.

September 5, 2006:  New Photo.  Newly found classmate Dale Johnson has sent us a photo which has been added to the Recent Photos section of the website.  Welcome Dale - and Thanks!!!

September 1, 2006:  September Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be September 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635. 

September 1, 2006:  September Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Carl Hillstrom (6), Jesse Pearson (6), Bobby Bledsoe Lyles (11), Joe Ingram (17), Norma Greer King (19), Ann Dendy Biggs ( 22), Jim Keefe (22), Binnie Gatlin Stout (23), Bob Wright ( 23), Connie Nelson Pittman (28), Stanley Mitchison (29).

August 23, 2006:  Another Classmate Found.  Jerry Stewart, T'50, noticed Patricia Pendergrass's name on our missing list and he knew her address in Knoxville.  Thanks Jerry.  Our missing list is now down to 20 names - still too many.

August 22, 2006:  Reunion for Classes 1960-66 in September.  Steve Melton has left a reminder on the Message Board about the Reunion for the 1960-66 classes of Tech High School.  The Preliminary event will be held at the Botanic Gardens on September 15, 2006 beginning at 7:00 PM and the next event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, September 16, 2006 beginning at 5:30 PM.

August 20, 2006:  And...3 more Classmates.  3 more of our missing classmates have been located:  Robert Fuchs in Florida, William Pruett (Deceased 11-20-04), and Nancy Corbin (Deceased 8-13-2006).  Now Sue and Gene are finding some of the missing.

August 19, 2006:  Found 5 more Classmates.  5 more of our missing classmates have been located:  Jerry Baker, Dale Johnson, Schuyler Pouncey, Charles Rutherford (Deceased), and Daniel Webster (Deceased).

August
18, 2006:  We Get Email.  We received a nice email from Mac McCluskey - Tech High Class of 1940, who wrote, "I have really enjoyed visiting the web site.  In my opinion it is one of the very best that I have ever seen.  I have many fond memories of my time at ole Tech.  Not many of us left from the class of 1940.  Keep up the good work so that at least the school name will stay alive."  - William E. McCluskey.  (Note: I invited Mac to send us some photos of his classmates to add to our OTHER TECH CLASS ROSTERS pages).

August 17, 2006:  Addresses added to Class of 49 Roster.  Roy Johnson, T '1950, mailed us a 1949 Class Roster with addresses from the class's 50th Reunion.  These addresses have been added to our posted 1949 Roster.  We'll depend on other classmates to notify us of corrections so the roster can be updated.

August 13, 2006:  Get-Together Photos:  Joyce's photos of last night's Get-together have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.  Enjoy!

August 13, 2006:  Last Night's Get-together.  Joyce reports that there were 38 present last night at the Germantown Perkins Restaurant.  Of 49 classmates voting, 32 votes were for all future dinners to be at the Germantown Perkins.  There were 10 votes for the Collierville Perkins and 7 were for "either".  So...our future monthly Get-togethers will be held at the Germantown Perkins.  Photos from last night's Get-together will be available later today on the website.

August 13, 2006:  Don Finds another Missing Classmate.   Don Hild has found our classmate, Shirley Tucker Haas - living in Germantown.

August 12, 2006:  Another Missing Classmate.  Don Hild has found a 14th missing classmate.  Sadly, Betty Jane Beckham Steele died August 18, 2003.

August 10, 2006:  MESSAGE BOARD.  There's a note from newly found classmate Wava Paseur on the Message Board.

August 10, 2006:  And Another Missing Classmate.  Don Hild has found another of our missing classmates:  James F. Wheeler...whose wife said he was in a nursing home and she didn't want to give very much info.

August 9, 2006:  Another Missing Classmate.  Don Hild has found another of our missing classmates:  Gene Houston ..."retired from the service after 20 years and divorced about 20 years ago and definitely wants to come to the next reunion".

August 8, 2006:  Found 5 more missing classmates.  The amazing Don Hild (Tech '50) has located 5 more of our classmates:  James Cody, Betty Jo Fulton, Walace Belt (Deceased), Norma Cunningham (Deceased), and Betty Jean Pierce Gray (Deceased).

August 7, 2006:  FOUND 6 MISSING CLASSMATES.  Thanks to Don Hild, the super sleuth from the class of 1950, for finding 6 of our missing classmates:  Donna Black, Becky Gruby, Wava Paseur, Bobby Poindexter, Joy Richardson, and Charles Shelby.  You are AMAZING, Don.

August 7, 2006:  Marty McCommon.  Classmate Marty McCommon has sent us a recent photo to add to our collection.  Visit the RECENT PHOTOS section of the website and click on Marty's Yearbook photo.  Thanks Marty and welcome to the Gallery.

August 1, 2006:  August Get-together.  CHANGE OF LOCATION. This month's Get-together will be August 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.  We are going to try the Germantown location one time and take a vote that night between the Germantown and Collierville Perkins Restaurant. 

August 1, 2006:  August Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Marlene Stanley Petree (1), Jean Elizabeth Bates Bedwell 93), Anita Simpson (5), Joy Richardson Phillips (8), Gene Howard (9), Ray McMaster (10), Dot Terrell (11), Barbara Reed Pope (13), Lowery Sanders (14), Ralph Sellers (14), May Harris Harris (18), Ray Harris (18), Mildred Hill Johnson (20), Betty Pierce Gray (20), Donna Black Davis (21), Don Gatewood (26), Annie Poindexter Hunter (31).

July 30, 2006:  Message Board Problems.  The Company who hosts our website is currently experiencing a series of "outage" problems which have been effecting our Message Boards.  They are aware of the problem and it should be corrected soon.

July 19, 2006:  Sad News.  We have learned of the death of classmate Billie Fogarty Bulmanski on July 17. 

July 9, 2006:  Photos from July Get-together.  Joyce reports that 23 were present at last night's Get-together.  Some of the "regulars" were missing:  Sue and Bill Johnson weren't up to it.  Bill Irby has an eye irritation, Malcolm Franks has had a double hernia operation, Jesse's friend Glenda has trouble with her neck and is going to have an MRI.  The photos of the "survivors" are now posted on the website in the Get-together section. 

July 6, 2006:  A Newspaper Clipping from Esther.  Why do our high school experiences occupy such a prominent place in our memories?  During high school, we develop the most vigorous adult bodies we will ever have.  At the same time, we possess the least amount of sense we will ever have.  This combination produces many memorable moments.  - Ask Marilyn, 6-11-2006

July 4, 2006:  July Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be July 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

July 1, 2006:  July Birthdays.  Happy Birthday to:  Sue Lee Johnson (1), Wayne Barringer (2), Marcolm Franks (2), Bobby Harris (2), Glenn Lockhart (7), Joy Greenberg Blank (14), Roberta Mooney Lockhart (14), June Busby Carter (15), Gerald Joyner (15), June Ambrose Harris (15), Schuyler Pouncey (16), Norma Evans (19, Bob Boone (21), Randall Hindman (21), Jo Ruth Jackson Rapp (22), Verna Blaydes Bunnell (23), Mary Bonds Poe (24), Glenn Glisson (25), Martha Morris Newbill(26), Mary Jane Dugan White (27).

June 29, 2006:  NEW SECTION OF WEBSITE.  There is now a new section of our website which offers a service to other Classes at Tech.  It features Class Rosters and/or Yearbook photos for any class who will send in the information.  Currently, there are rosters or photos for the Classes of 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 60 and 61.  On the menu, look for "OTHER Class Rosters".  This new section will grow or be updated whenever any Tech class sends in information.

June 29, 2006:  Photos of Italy.  Your webmaster has posted some of his photos from Italy on the Special Occasion section of the website.  There are a lot of photos and the page may load slowly unless you have DSL.

June 28, 2006:  55th Reunion Class Photo.  The Class Photo from the 55th Reunion has now been added to the "55th Reunion" section.   On the enlargement of the photo, you can hold your mouse over the face of a person and their name will pop up.  You can click on their face and their high school yearbook photo will pop up.

June 27, 2006:  Photos from the June Get-together.  Joyce's photos from the June Get-together have now been posted on the "Get-together" section of the website.

June 26, 2006:  All the Updates.  Your web master is home and after two days of much needed rest, is back at the helm.  Some photos of the Italian trip will be posted on a "Special Occasion" page soon.  Glenn Lockhart was in the hospital for 5 days being treated for pneumonia and other breathing problems.  The day I returned from my trip, there were some email jokes forwarded from Glenn, so it appeared he was back on duty also.  Later he wrote that "everything is about back to normal".  Mildred Hill Johnson reports that she had her first stress test since heart surgery and got a good report.  Sue Lee continues to recover from pacemaker surgery.  She developed a deep hacking cough for a week but thinks it may be about over now.  Bill Davis is having "some problems".  Keep him in your prayers.  Joyce Sides Baker reports that there were 48 present at the June Get-together at Carl and Ann Kimberlin's.  She sent the photos and they should be posted on the website later today.  Check the "Get-together" section.

June 9, 2006:  Web master on Vacation.  Your web master will be in Italy from June 10 until June 23, so there will be no updates or news posted on the website until after that date.  Ciao!  

June 7, 2006:  Reminder.   The June Get-together will be on the 4th Saturday instead of the 2nd Saturday of June at the home of Ann and Carl Kimberlin.  June 24, 6 PM.  Bring your favorite side dish, vegetable, salad or desert, and your favorite drink.  Carl will display a selection of his antique autos and Ann's riding students will present a drive-by carriage show.  RSVP either Ann or Joyce or Connie.

June 7, 2006:  Seeking info on Classmates from '54 and '55.  Joel Hairston, Class of '55 is trying to locate James Spencer, Class of '54, and JoAnn Gill, Class of '55, and Bill Lott, Class of '55.  If you have any info, please contact Joel at craftsman@midwouth.rr.com

June 5, 2006:  Update on Sue.   Sue Lee Johnson and her new pacemaker are doing well.  She is now home "feeling pretty good" but with a sore arm and shoulder.  Send Sue an email.  Click here.

June 2, 2006:  Sue Lee Johnson in Hospital.   Joyce sends email that Sue Lee Johnson is in the hospital awaiting a pacemaker.  Please remember Sue in your prayers.

June 1, 2006:  Birthdays in June.   Happy Birthday to:  Margaret Poole (6), Liz Vowell (7), Bobbie Scott (8), George Tribble (12), Bob Crenshaw (14), William Pruettt (15), Gene Gill (18), Bob Olson (18), June Dawson (24), James Cody (26), Gwen Ford (28), Sarah Crumby (29), Dora Hooten (30). 

May 31, 2006:  Two Updates.  Bobby Newman continues to have tests and Mary Alice sends thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.  JoAnn Foster Anglin is also doing better. 

May 28, 2006:  Advanced Notice!  The June Get-together will be on the 4th Saturday instead of the 2nd Saturday of June.  Ann and Carl Kimberlin will again host the June “Fish Fry” at their Olive Branch home, June 24, 6 PM.  Bring your favorite side dish, vegetable, salad or desert, and your favorite drink.  Carl will display a selection of his antique autos and Ann's riding students will present a drive-by carriage show.  RSVP either Ann or Joyce.

May 28, 2006:  Illness.  Sammie Foster Edmundson's sister JoAnn Foster Anglin (T'53) has been very ill and has recently had major surgery.  JoAnn and Kenneth need your prayers.

May 20, 2006:  Some new photos.  Bob Boone has sent us some of his Reunion photos and they've been added to the various Reunion Pages of the website.  Thanks Bob!

May 18, 2006:  Bobby Newman Update.  Bobby Newman (T52) is home from the hospital.  The good news is that he doesn't have Bone Marrow Cancer as was suspected.  But they haven't found the cause of his problems yet so he'll be undergoing further tests on an outpatient basis in the next few weeks

May 14, 2006:  May Get-together  Winford Baker reports that 28 were present at last night's get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the "Get-together" section of the website.

May 13, 2006:  Friend not feeling well.  Bobby Newman (T52) hasn't been feeling well for several months and is in the hospital now undergoing tests to determine the cause.  Remember Bobby in your prayers.

May 1, 2006:  Birthdays in May.  Happy Birthday to:  Faye Berryhill (4), Burl Armstrong (8), David Robertson (8), Annelle Smith (9), Jessie Dennison (11), Martha Rogers (14), Joyce Bumpus (15), Leroy Petty (24), Bill Chapman (31).

May 1, 2006:  May Get-together  This month's Get-together will be May 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

April 30, 2006:  New Special Occasions  There are 3 new pages on the SPECIAL OCCASIONS section of our website.

April 29, 2006:  Recent Photos Page Changed.  A lot of you expressed how much you enjoyed seeing the Yearbook photos beside a recent photo of a classmate on the Reunion's "Who's Coming..." page.  Thus the RECENT PHOTOS section of this website has now been revised to reflect your preference.  You'll find the yearbook photo alongside the most recent photo of 75 of our classmates.  You can still click on the Yearbook photo to go to the individual's personal photo page. 

April 29, 2006:  Garden of the Month   Esther Stuart Scott's garden in Collierville was selected as the "Yard of the Month" for March.  Check out the nice article on the Special Occasions section of the website.

April 28, 2006:  Mystery Photos from World War II with a "Tech Connection".  During our visit to Tech, Mr. Larry Lipford, Building Supervisor, gave us some old WW2 photos that were sent to the school asking if he could find the owners.  There is a label with the name "S. Zavacky".  Since there are no old records at Tech now, he gave them to us to follow thru on this request.  Click here to see the photos.

April 27, 2006:  And More Reunion Photos.  The photos from the 3 Reunion Get-togethers have now been posted.  If you find any mistakes, or if the popup photos don't work, or if the links don't work, PLEASE send Gene email. (Click on his name).  If you want to add some of your photos to the pages, please sent them to Sue or to Gene.

April 26, 2006:  More Reunion Photos.  The "Visit to Tech" photos have been added...as well as a special slide show featuring portraits of all 52 classmates.

April 26, 2006:  Reunion Photos.  There are now 3 pages of photos posted for the first night.  All 3 pages have been revised.  We'll welcome it if anyone wants to add their photos.  Send them to Gene Gill.  The "Visit to Tech" photo page will be next...later today.

April 25, 2006:  55th Reunion.  Our 55th Reunion was a smashing success and the Committee is to be congratulated for all their dedicated work in bringing this together.  The first photos have now been posted (55th Reunion Section).  There are over 500 photos to be sorted, edited, and prepared for the website, so it's going to take about a week before all the pages are up on our website.  More will be continuously added until they're all there.  (I'm working as fast as I can!)

April 13, 2006:  April Get-together.  New "general information" about the Reunion get-togethers on Friday and Saturday, has been posted on the "55th Reunion" page.  Please check this NEWS page frequently during the next week for any last minute reunion news.

April 11, 2006:  April Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted for the April Get-together.

April 9, 2006:  Last Night's Get-together.  Sue reports that there were 33 present at last night's get-together.  Afterwards everyone was invited to Sammie Foster Edmundson's for desert.  Later the Reunion Committee met for some final details for our 55th Reunion on April 21-22.  Joyce took photos of the get-together and they'll be posted later.

April 6, 2006:  More Congratulations to Don Hild, Class of 1950.  Two days ago this website was praising Don Hild for his work in locating all but 4 of the missing classmates of 1950.   He has now reached his goal of 100%.  Incredible work Don!!!

April 4, 2006:  Congratulations to Don Hild, Class of 1950.  Don has succeeded in locating all but four  (4) of their classmates.  When you consider that we are now missing 40 classmates, you can appreciate what a fantastic job he's done.  The 4 still missing from the class of '50 are:  Estelle Elizabeth Combes, Betty Mae Lee, Virginia Marr Mitchell, and Virginia Delores Roach.  If anyone has any information about them, please help Don reach his goal by sending him email at donhild@hotmail.com Any volunteers to help us begin the process of searching for our missing classmates? 

April 1, 2006:  See you at the Reunion?  Our big Get-together this month will be our 55th Reunion on April 21 and 22.  Don’t forget to send in your confirmation to Joyce by April 10.  

April 1, 2006:  Birthdays in April.  Happy Birthday to:  Joyce Sides (7), Jerry Baker (8), Sammie Foster (10), Jim Anderson (11), Mary Jean Green (24), Mary Tucker (24), Barbara Shrewsbury (26), Dick Day (29).

March 25, 2006:  Tech 1960-66 Class Reunion:  The Tech classes of 1960 - 1966 will have a reunion this September 15-16.

March 12, 2006:  Get-together Photos.  The March Get-together photos have now been posted on the Get-together section of the website.

March 12, 2006:  Attendance at the Get-together.  Joyce reports that there were 37 present at the March Get-together - the largest group yet at the Collierville location.  She took photos and they'll be posted on the website later today.

March 7, 2006:  Webmaster returns - more or less - mostly less.  It wasn't supposed to be like this.  I had such a positive attitude.  There were complications with my back surgery involving leaking spinal fluid.  The treatment was to lie flat on my back for 4 days in the hospital - which has to rank as one of the worst experiences of my life.  Came home late yesterday afternoon.  Can't do anything but get up, walk with the aid of a walker, and go back to bed - for two weeks.  It is ok to sit at the computer for short periods.  I have help taking care of things because I am limited to getting up and dressing myself with the aid of special tools they gave me.  As for as the "success" of the surgery?  The doctor says "yes".  But I still have pain in my left leg and buttocks - although not as bad as before.  He thinks this will improve with time because there's absolutely no pressure on the nerve now.  Improvement depends on the person - up to 6 weeks, when suddenly it'll clear up.  Thank to all of you for your "good cheer" notes. 

March 2, 2006:  Webmaster ailing.  Your webmaster checks into the hospital tomorrow, March 3, for back surgery.  If all goes well, he should be back at our website on March 4 or 5.  (Your good thoughts will be sincerely appreciated).

March 1, 2006:  March Get-together  This month's Get-together will be March 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635.

March 1, 2006:  Birthdays in March.  Happy Birthday to:  Joan Simpson (2), Shirley Tucker (2), Becky Gruby (4), Doris McPherson (4), Bobby Fox (6), Jim Autry (8), George Wells (10), James Wallace (12), Charles Rutherford (18), Jerry Bolton (23), Barbara O'Kelly (25), Howard Holley (27), Buddy Jacobs (27), Wilma Smith (27), Rosie Mogridge (31).

February 16, 2006:  Classmates meet in Los Angeles  Joyce Greenberg Blank (Joy), her husband Harry, and Gene Gill met for lunch in Los Angeles  and promised not to wait another 55 years to "do lunch" again.  See pictures on the "Special Occasion" section of the website.

February 12, 2006:  February Photos  Esther and Joyce reported that 15 were present at last night's Get-together.  It had snowed the day before and more snow was expected, so there were quite a few cancellations.  The February photos have now been posted in the Get-together section of the website.

February 4, 2006:  February Get-together  This month's Get-together will be February 11 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635

February 2, 2006:  Memphis Maps.  Bob Boone left a message on our Message Board asking about Memphis Maps for our-of-towners, which show the directions to the Reunion locations.  Great idea!  The maps can now be downloaded from the 55th Reunion page.  Thanks for the suggestion, Bob.

February 1, 2006:  Updated Biography.  Joy Greenberg Blank has sent a new photo and some updated biographical information to add to the RECENT PHOTOS section of our website.  We'll look forward to seeing Joy and her husband Harry, at the Reunion.

January 30, 2006:  Reunion "Regrets".  Along with some Reservations for our reunion, we have received "REGRETS" from Marvin Richardson, who has a scout commitment at Camp Currier, and Paul and Barbara Kissling, because Paul will have knee surgery at that time.  We will miss them.

January 28, 2006:  Thanks Doris Shrewsbury Blackwood.  Thanks to Doris Shrewsbury Blackwood for sending us a new photo to add to the "Who's Coming to the Reunion" page and additional photos for her "Recent Photos" page.  See you at the Reunion Doris.

January 19, 2006:  January Photos.  Photos from the January Get-together have now been posted on the "Get-together" section of the website.

January 18, 2006:  Classmate home from Hospital.  Glenn writes that "Jim Hood is now home. Still weak but feeling much better".   

January 16, 2006:  Classmate on the mend.  Doris Fleming Bramucci is "feeling better at last" after being bitten by a nasty brown recluse spider.  

January 15, 2006:  Welcome June Shoults.  Sue Lee Johnson and June Shoults Thomas have discovered their mutual love of Ballroom Dancing.  See the Spec Occasion Page of the website.

January 15, 2006:  Attendance at the Get-together:  Thanks to Esther for sending word that there were 22 present at last night's get-together.  Joyce took photos which will probably be posted on the website by tomorrow.

January 11, 2006:  Classmate ailing:  Jim Hood is in Baptist East Hospital again.  He's not up to having visitors yet.

January 2, 2006:  January Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be January 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635

January 1, 2006:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 111 days until our 55th Reunion.

December 29, 2005:  Thanks Ralph Sellers.  Thanks to Ralph Sellers for sending us a current photo to add to the "Who's Coming to the Reunion" page.

December 25, 2005:  MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL !!

December 20, 2005:  Classmates Coming to Reunion.  At this time, 38 Classmates have said they're going to be at our Reunion in April.  See the "55th Reunion" section of the website to see who they are.

December 14, 2005:  More Christmas Party News.  The Christmas Party photos have now been posted on the "Get-together" section.

December 13, 2005:  Christmas Party News.  Glenn Lockhart reports that he "thinks" 46 were present at the recent Christmas Party at Carl's.  We will have photos soon.  Joyce and Winford encountered a problem in sending the photo files via the internet.  It should be corrected today.

December 9, 2005:  More Reunion News.  Do you want to know who's coming to our reunion in April or how you can help the Reunion Committee?  Check the 55th Reunion Section for almost daily updates.

December 3, 2005:  New Photos Sue and Bill Johnson just returned from a great trip to Opryland.  Their photos are now posted on the Special Occasion section.

November 23, 2004: 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

November 18, 2005:  ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY It's that time again!  Ann and Carl Kimberlin will once more host our Annual Christmas Party at their beautiful country home in Olive Branch.  December 10 - 6:30 PM.  Bring your favorite VEGETABLE - SALAD - DESERT dish to go with the Ham and Turkey.  BYOB if you want wine or something stronger.  PLEASE call Ann 901-461-8096 or Connie 686-8252 if you're planning to attend.

November 13, 2005:  Get-together Photos Winford Baker reports that 23 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the "Get-together" section of the website.

November 7, 2005:  New Photos Rex and Norma Greer King have shared photos of their recent Alaska Vacation to visit their daughter and grandchildren.  The photos are posted on the "Spec Occasion" Page of this website.

November 6, 2005:  The Tech Cuties The monthly gathering was held at the home of Norma Greer King.  It was the usual good times, continuous laughter, pop-luck dinner, and of course, Bingo.  Click here for the group photo.

November 3, 2005:  News about Classmate.  Roberta has advised us that Classmate Pat Herrin Sprague fell Monday night and broke her hip.  She had surgery yesterday and seems to be doing fine.  Send Pat a card:  Pat Sprague, Central Florida Regional Hospital, Room 348, 140 W. Seminole Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771.  Pat is a nurse and this is the hospital where she worked and then taught.

November 1, 2005:  Web Site 4th Anniversary.  Our Class of '51 Web Site celebrates it's 4th anniversary today.  As we approach the 25,000 mark for the number of visits, we offer our sincere thanks to all of you who have made "visiting" a habit.

November 1, 2005:  November Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be November 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635

October 23, 2005:  National Register of Historical Places.  Did you know that Central High School is listed on the National Register of Historical Places but Tech High School is not?  That means that anytime the local government wishes, they can tear down the beautiful building that we dearly love.  Other buildings in Memphis that are on this list?  Peabody Hotel, Fairview Jr High, Graceland, Hotel Claridge, Humes High School, Lenox Elementary School, Orpheum Theatre, Peabody Elementary School, Sterick Bldg, Sun Records Bldg...but not our Tech.  Our school is only a memory, but the beautiful building remains...for now.  What better gift could our class give to all the alumni of this great school than to protect the building for future generations?  Anyone remember the beautiful South Side High School Building?  It's really not a difficult or lengthy process to get a building listed on the National Register.  Click here for more information on getting a property listed  ... and here.

October 19, 2005:  Reunion Letter Mailed.  The 55th Reunion news letter was mailed today to all class of '51 members on our roster.  If you didn't receive a copy, PLEASE contact anyone on the Reunion Committee and advise them of your current address so our records can be updated.  If you're in contact with any of our classmates, ask them if they received their copy of the letter.  The Directory on this website was updated a couple of months ago and is the most current list of all addresses that we have.  Please check it and advise us if your address is not correct. 

October 9, 2005:  Get-together Photos.  Sue reports that there were 19 present at last night's Get-together.  The photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

October 2, 2005:  Update on Jesse Pearson.  Jesse is home now and is "feeling great".  He'll have to take it easy for awhile.

October 1, 2005:  October Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be October 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635

September 28, 2005:  Jesse Pearson in hospital.  Glenn writes that Jesse Pearson is in the hospital recovering from appendicitis.  His operation was last Wednesday, but because of infection and inflammation, he's still pretty sick and will be in the hospital a few more days.  Baptist Hospital Desoto in Southhaven, MS, Room 1104, phone 349-1104.

September 26, 2005:  The new 2006 Tech Calendar.  Check out this special Calendar which features 12 beautiful photos of Tech.  It was created for the Class of '51 in honor of our 55th Reunion in 2006.  You can download the calendar from the Home/Index page or the Spec. Occasion page.  You can also send email to Gene (gene.gill@verizon.net) and he'll email the ready to print files to you. 

September 24, 2005:  New Photos taken inside Tech.  Check out "Blast from the Past" - some new photos inside Tech, posted on the "Spec. Occasion" section of the website.

September 21, 2005:  More 55th Reunion News.  Check the 55th Reunion page for more news  and photos from the last committee meeting.

September 18, 2005:  More Sad News.  We've just learned that Betty Tribble, the wife of classmate George Tribble died September 16.  Our condolences to the Tribble family.  Click here for the obituary.

September 13, 2005:  Sad News.  We've just learned that Linda Hurd, the wife of Walker Hurd (T '52) died yesterday.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9/14 from 4-8 PM At Memphis Funeral Home, Germantown Parkway.  Service will be Thursday, 9/15, 10 AM at the funeral home.  Burial at Memory Hill Gardens.

September 13, 2005:  Website Problems.  The MAJOR power outage yesterday in Los Angels has affected our website so things might be loading more slowly than usual.  Dreamhost (the company which hosts our site) is aware of this problem and is working on it.

September 12, 2005:  New Photos.  The "Tech Cuties" had another "occasion".  So check out the new photos on the Spec Occasion section.

September 11, 2005:  Get-together Photos.  Sue reports that there were 28 present at last night's Get-together.  The photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

September 8, 2005:  Classmates Found:  We've found three of our missing classmates:  Wilbur Weaver, Donna Sue Black, and Dawson Clemens.  Sue has talked to Wilbur who now lives in Meridian, MS.  But Neither Donna nor Dawson has returned her emails as of this posting.

September 1, 2005:  September Get-together:  This month's Get-together will be September 10 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend - (901) 757-5635

August 27, 2005:  Another new Tech website:  William Tucker, Tech 1957, has begun a new website for his class.  Be among the first to visit the website and watch it grow:  http://tech1957.com

August 23, 2005:  55th Reunion Dates.  Tentative dates have been selected for our 55th Reunion next year.  Please visit the "55th Reunion" section of the website and this page often for additional Reunion News as it becomes available.

August 14, 2005:  55th Reunion.  Please check the "55th Reunion" section of our website for the first notice about our 55th Reunion next year.  Additional news will be posted on this page as the dates and activities become finalized.  Please check back often.

August 14, 2005:  August Get-together.  There were 28 classmates at last night's get-together.  The photos have now been posted on the "Get-together" section of our website.

August 10, 2005:  Update on Jim Hood.  Jim is out of ICU and in a regular room.  He's doing well and  hopes to go home soon. Still no visitors

August 1, 2005:  Check the Message Board.  Teresa Howe-Elliott, Tech 1973 has posted a message asking for help in locating anyone who attended Tech from 1967 thru 1973.  Please check the Message Board and send her email if you have any information.

August 1, 2005:  August Get-together    This month's Get-together will be August 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend so she can let the restaurant know how many will be there.  (901) 757-5635

July 28, 2005:  Jim Hood in hospital.    Glenn Lockhart writes that Jim Hood is now in Baptist East Hospital with an internal blockage.  Surgery is planned for tomorrow.  The family has requested no visitors for now.

July 28, 2005:  Reunion:  Tech Classes of 1967 thru 73    A reunion has been finalized for the Tech classes of 1967 thru 1973.  Casual night will be September 16 at Hillwood.  Banquet night will be September 17 at Woodland Hills.  For additional information contact Teresa Howe-Elliott.

July 27, 2005:  Johnny Pearson.    Our classmate Johnny Pearson passed away at 5:00 AM this morning.  Visitation is scheduled for Sunday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 PM at Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Services will be Monday August 1,  at 2:00 PM same location.  Our condolences to the Pearson family.  Click here for the obituary.

July 20, 2005:  Johnny Pearson in hospital.  Roberta Mooney Lockhart writes that "Johnny Pearson is in St. Francis hospital...with pneumonia and a staph infection among other things".  Send Johnny your best wishes:  Saint Francis Hospital, 5959 Park Av, Memphis, TN 38119  or home address:  2027 Old Lake Pike, Memphis 38119 .

July 14, 2005:  Top 100 places to live in America.  "Money Magazine" announced today the top 100 places to live in America - places where you would want to raise your family and build your career - places with good schools, safe streets, economic opportunity and plenty of arts and leisure activities.  It's surprising how many of our classmates must have known something that we didn't and re-located to #38 on the list:  Olive Branch, Mississippi.

July 10, 2005:  Get-together Photos.  Sue reports that 27 were present at last night's dinner.  We had two special reasons to celebrate on this occasion:  We welcomed Doris Fleming Bramucci to her first get-together and Joyce has become digital!!!  Her photos are posted on the "Get-together" section of the website.

July 1, 2005:  July Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be July 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend so she can let the restaurant know how many will be there.  (901) 757-5635

June 24, 2005:  50th Wedding Anniversary.  Bill and Sue Lee Johnson have just returned from a two week European Cruise to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.  We have posted their pictures on the "Spec. Occasions" section of the website.  Congratulations Bill and Sue!

June 19, 2005:  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

June 1, 2005:  Get-together  There will be NO Get-together in June.  See you next on July 9.

May 23, 2005:  Class of 1950 Website.  There's a new webmaster for the Class of 1950 website.  Nancy Tucker Douglass has accepted the task and she has already acquired a Domain Name and addition web space.  Their new and permanent address is http://tech1950.com .  Add it to your "favorites".

May 14, 2005:  May Get-together.  Sue reports that 16 were present at the May get-together.  Photos have now been posted on the "Get-together" section of the website.  Thanks Sue.

May12, 2005:  Directory Revision.  Our Class Directory on this website has been revised - following the format of the yearbook, including adding yearbook photos.  If you have a slow computer modem, the photos might take a couple of minutes to load.  And your webmaster has not found anyone to help proof-read the pages yet, so there will probably be mistakes.  If you come across a mistake, please send an email to Gene.

May 8, 2005:  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

May 2, 2005:  Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be May 14 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend so she can let the restaurant know how many will be there.  (901) 757-5635

May 1, 2005:  Class of '50 Website:  The photos that Sue took of the Class of '50 Reunion are featured as the nucleus for a new proposed website for this class.  http://tech1950.com

April 30, 2005:  Class of 1950 Photos:  Sue Lee Johnson did a GREAT job in capturing last night's 55th Reunion of the Class of '50.  The first photos (52 of them) have now been posted and you can get to them from the "Spec Occasion" section of the website.

April 25, 2005:  New Photos Added:  Additional photos have been added to the April Get-together page - bringing it to over 55 photos (Please be patient while it loads).  Additional photos have also been added to the Special Occasion Spaghetti Party.

April 24, 2005:  Sad News:  Esther has advised us that the Rex King's mother passed away Thursday April  21, and the funeral was April 29.  Our condolences to the King family.

April 23, 2005:  WEBSITE MENU. Because AOL users might be having difficulties with the slide out menu, a 2nd menu has been placed at the extreme bottom of each major page.  Please let Gene know if you are still having any difficulties.

April 17, 2005:  Tech or Central?. Rob Jolly supplies the final answer to the old question of "Which school is oldest?" in a very interesting article.  The article is on the Historic Photos-Rob Jolly page or Click here to go directly to the article.

April 12, 2005:  Lots of New Photos. In addition to the April Get-together photos, two new pages of photos have been posted on the SPEC OCCASION page.  More photos will be added to these 3 pages as they become available from other sources.

April 11, 2005:  April Get-together Photos. There was a great turnout of 60 for this month's get-together at Jim Anderson's.  The first photos have now been posted.  There will be more later.  Keep checking.

April 1, 2005:  April Get-together.  The Spring Get-together/Mini-reunion will be at Jim and Shirley Anderson's on April 9th.  We're hoping for a really big turnout.  Please RSVP Shirley to let her know what you intend to bring.  (901) 748-3313.  Click here to send email Click here to leave a message. 

March 30, 2005:  Message Board.   Classmates from some later years at Tech are finding and appreciating our website.  Check the message board for messages from a member of the class of 1965...and another one from the class of 1974.  We thank them for  their comments and invite them to drop by often.

March 23, 2005:  Classmate Recuperating.   Faye Berryhill McCracken sends email that "Gerald went into the hospital last Wednesday with an extremely low heart rate and chest pain.  He did not have a heart attack but did need a pace maker, which he received Monday night.  He may need more surgery later but he is feeling much better now and hopes to be home in a couple of days".  Send Gerald your cards and notes:  9167 Burton Parish Cove, Memphis 38133 

March 22, 2005:  CLASS OF '50 NEWS  We are happy to assist Roy Johnson in his quest to publicize the Class of 1950's, 55th Reunion this April.  Click here to go to the Class of '50 Information Page.

March 18, 2005:  Sad News.  Glenn Lockhart has advised us that William Pearson, the older brother of Jesse and Johnny Pearson, has passed away.  Visitation and burial will be Saturday March 19 at Memorial Park.  Visitation 12 -2 with burial at 2 PM.  Our condolences to the Pearson family.

March 15, 2005:  February Photos.  Joyce's photos of the February Get-together have now been posted on the Get-Together section of our website.

March 13, 2005:  March Get-together  Sue reports that 28 were present at last night's Get-together.  The photos have now been posted on the Get-Together section of our website.

March 12, 2005:  Update on Teacher's Page.  Roy Johnson (T'50) has sent us some obituaries of teachers.  They have now been posted on the Teacher's MEMORIAM page.

March 7, 2005:  Mark your Calendar.  The Spring Get-together/Mini-reunion will be at the Anderson's on April 9th.  We're hoping for a really big turnout, which will include some out of town classmates (Two out-of-towners have already confirmed).  Please RSVP Shirley to let her know what you intend to bring.  (901) 748-3313.  Click here to send email. 

March 5, 2005:  Techites on TV.  Memphis WKNO-TV will present "High School - My School" on Monday March 7, 7 PM.  Sue Lee Johnson, Jim Anderson, and Carl Kimberlin will be included in a brief interview about "high school rivalries" at the beginning of the show.  Be sure to watch and/or set your VCR.

March 3, 2005:  Howard's Funeral.  Howard Busselle's funeral service will be Sunday March 6 at Twin Oaks Funeral Home, 290 Goodman Road (East of I-55 - on North side of Goodman Rd), Southhaven, MS, with burial in Twin Oaks Cemetery.  Visitation at 2 PM.  Funeral service at 3 PM.  Click here for obituary.

March 2, 2005:  Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be March 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend so she can let the restaurant know how many will be there.  (901) 757-5635

March 1, 2005:  Sad news.  Howard Busselle passed away this morning at 4:20 AM.  When the arrangements are finalized, they will be posted. 

February 26, 2005:  Howard Busselle .  Howard underwent surgery on February 8th to remove a cancerous kidney.  Complications arose and right now Howard is in critical condition.  He's been in an induced coma on a ventilator for the past week and is in intensive care.  I'm sure he'd enjoy having cards of encouragement from all of us when he comes out of this state.  We will post more information as we receive it from a friend of Howard's.  If you'd like to send a card, here's his address:  Howard Busselle, 19 Chelfield Rd., Glenside, PA  19038

February 26, 2005:  Techites on TV.  PBS Memphis will air a "High School Memories and Rivalries" show on March 7th.  Sue Lee Johnson, Jim Anderson, and Carl Kimberlin will be included in a brief interview at the beginning of the show.  Be sure and check the TV Guide for times.

February 22, 2005:  Advanced Notice.  On Saturday April 9, our get-together will again be hosted by Jim  and Shirley Anderson at their home in Germantown.  Let us hear from some of you who don't attend the get-togethers regularly and we can make this the best mini-reunion yet.  We're not getting any younger - just better!  Put the date on your calendar NOW!!  Give Jim and Shirley a call (901) 748-3313 or click here to send Jim email, or click here to leave a note on the Message Board.

February 22, 2005:  But Who's Counting:  Glenn Lockhart writes that he talked to Joyce and she said there were 22 present at the February Get-together.  Esther must have counted on her toes (See Feb 19)

February 19, 2005:  February Get-together.  Esther Stuart Scott reports that there were "over 30" present at this month's Get-together.  Joyce took photos, so we'll have them on the website soon.

February 5, 2005:  New Current Photo.  Bobbie Jo Bledsoe Lyle and her husband Joe Lyle (Tech '50) have added their photos to the "RECENT PHOTOS" section of the website.  Thanks so much Bobbie Jo and Joe.

February 4, 2005:  February Get-together.  This month's Get-together will be February 12 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend.  (901) 757-5635

February 3, 2005:  Message Board.  There's are two nice notes on the Message Board:  One is from Horace "Sonny" Clark who was married to Lynn Nicholas.  The other is from Joe Lyle (T '50), who is married to Bobby Jo Bledsoe.  Thanks for writing Gentlemen.

January 24, 2005:  Glenn Lockhart ailing.  Roberta writes that Glenn tripped and fell Sunday evening and broke 4 ribs.  He'll be on the side-line for some time while the ribs mend.  We'll miss you on the computer Glenn, and look forward to your return.  Take care of yourself.

January 9, 2005:  New Photos.  Sue reports that 36 attended last night's Get-together.  Photos have now been posted on the "Get-Together" section of this website.

January 9, 2005:  Bypass surgery.  Mary Nell Parks McNeil, Tech '52, has advised us that Bill Lloyd, webmaster of the Class of '52 website, will check into the hospital during the week for heart bypass surgery.  She asks that we remember him in our prayers.

January 7, 2005:  January Get-together.  Our first Get-together of 2005 will be tomorrow, January 8 at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville (901)854-5111... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!   36 or more friends are expected.

January 1, 2005:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

December 25, 2004:  MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL !!

December 11, 2004:  Christmas Party turnout.  Sue reports that 59 classmates were present last night at the annual Christmas Party at Ann and Carl Kimberlin's house.  The photos have now been posted on the Get-Together section of the website.

December 9, 2004:  Margaret Douglas Braden.  Sad news.  Our classmate, Margaret Douglas Braden died yesterday at her home.  Our condolences to her family.  Click here for the obituary.

December 9, 2004:  Dell Dean, Class of '52.  We have learned that Dell died this morning at 9:45.  Forest Hill Cemetery is in charge.  Click here for the obituary.

November 27, 2004:  Curtis Witt, Class of '50.  Roy Johnson has advised us that Curtis passed away today at the Nursing Home where he has resided for some time.  Click here for the obituary.

November 26, 2004:  November Photos.  Sue has scanned Joyce's photos of the November Get-together and the photo-page is now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

November 25, 2004:  HAPPY THANKSGIVING TECHITES!!!

November 16, 2004:  Sue's Wig.  Sue has sent a photo with her new wig.  It looks so good that we decided to add it to the previous photo of her hat and make a "Spec Occasion" out of it.  You can now see the photos in that section of the website.  Way to go, Sue!!!

November 15, 2004:  Our Annual Christmas Party.  Our December Get-together will once again be hosted by Carl and Ann Kimberlin at their country home in Olive Branch.  The dinner this year, will be on FRIDAY December 10 at 6:00 PM.  Bring your favorite dish to go with the Ham and Turkey.  BYOB, if you wish to have wine.  To those who plan to attend, PLEASE, PLEASE call Ann at (662) 895-8096 or Cell (901) 461-8096.    

November 14, 2004:  Fall Foliage Photos.  Visit the "Spec Occasions" section of our website to see the beautiful fall foliage photos that Joyce took during the Baker's fall trip to the Great Smoky's.

November 14, 2004:  November Dinner.  Glenn and Esther sent email that there was a really nice crowd of 29-30 present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce took photos which will be on the website soon.

November 13, 2004:  Do you like Sue's hat?  Email from Sue:  "... My hair is coming out now - FAST!  (since Chemo began) ... I went to a wedding rehearsal and dinner last night for my nephew and wore one of the cute little hats I've purchased..."  Click here to see the photo.

November 9, 2004:  Update on Bill IrbyEsther has written with an update from Bill Irby.  "Bill  appreciates your prayers and wants to thank everyone.  He's progressing with the physical therapy but his right hand is still stubborn.  However, he's persistent with his therapy and feels that he'll conquer that too.  Now the therapists have told him to slow down.  Other news:  Bill is not going to have the heart catheter and is back on his blood thinner.  But the best news of all is that his doctor can see no sign of cancer and he will not have to have chemo or radiation.  Even though he's lost a lot of weight, Bill feels good and his appetite is excellent so he'll be putting that weight back on.  Please continue your prayers for Bill.  He feels that without them, he wouldn't be here".

November 4, 2004:  More New Photos.  Sue is back scanning photos for us again.  So the photos for the September and October Get-togethers have now been posted.  Thanks Sue, Joyce, and Esther.

November 3, 2004:  New Photos.  Sue Lee Johnson was treated to a "Post-Chemo Party" in honor of her first successful Chemo treatment.  It was good to see Bill Irby at the gathering.  Photos are on the "Spec Occasion" section of this website.

November 2, 2004:  Update on Sue.  She is recovering nicely from breast cancer surgery is is feeling terrific and has begun to get back into her exercise routines.  She had her first chemo treatment last week and reports that she tolerated it well and it hasn't interfered with any of her daily activities.  Sue attributes her speedy recovery to optimism and a good sense of humor.  She says the day of her chemo that she and Bill had all the other patients entertained and laughing with their humorous approach to the chemo.  It put everyone at ease and in a relaxed frame of mind.

November 1, 2004:  Web Site Anniversary.  Our Class of '51 Web Site celebrates it's 3rd anniversary today.  During these 3 years we've had over 16,800 visitors or "hits".  We thank you for your continued support.

November 1, 2004:  November Get-together:  November 13 is our monthly get-together dinner at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville (901)854-5111... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

October 18, 2004:  Irby Crawford's Funeral:  Rex King has advised that visitation for Irby Crawford (T '49) will be Tuesday 19 October, Forest Hill Funeral Home on Whitten Road, from 5-8 PM.  The funeral will be Wednesday 20 October, Forest Hill, 3:30 PM.  Click here for the obituary.

October 18, 2004:  Ace Cannon:  Mary Nell Parks McNeil (Tech '52) sends email and photos regarding  classmate Ace Cannon's performance on October 16.  Mary Nell, Candy Holt Wilkinson, and Alice Faye Young Wheatley attended.  See the photos on the "Special Occasion" section.

October 10, 2004:  October Dinner:  Esther Stuart Scott reports that there were 13 present at Perkins restaurant for last night's get-together.  This really was a good turnout considering all the illness, football games, and drizzling rain.  Esther took photos and they'll be on the website in the future.

October 1, 2004:  October Get-together:  October 9 is our monthly get-together dinner.  Check back for a confirmation of location (Probably at Perkins Restaurant)

September 23, 2004:  Update on Sue:  Many of you know that Sue Lee Johnson had surgery for breast cancer on September 9.  She will have additional surgery on September 24 for skin and muscle graft.  Please continue to remember Sue in your prayers and to send her your cards.   A group of Techite friends recently held special pre-hospital parties for Sue and she has graciously provided the photos for our website.  You can see the photos at the SPEC OCCASIONS section of the website.

September 11, 2004:  September Get-together:  Glenn Lockhart reports that 31 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce took pictures which will appear on the website in the future.

September 11, 2004:  Another update:  Delores Irby reports that Bill will come home Thursday and have rehab from home.

September 5, 2004:  Update on Bill Irby:  Delores Irby reports that bill has been moved to Health South Rehabilitation Hospital on Union.  Bill says the food is better there.  They plan to begin physical therapy on Tuesday.  Your continued prayers are appreciated.

September 1, 2004:  September Get-together:  September 11 is our monthly get-together dinner and it will again be at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville (901)854-5111... 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

August 22, 2004:  Anniversary Photos:  Winford and Joyce Sides Baker celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary yesterday, and we have the photos to prove it.  Check them out on the Special Occasion section of the website.   

August 19, 2004:  Message Board:  There's a message on the message board from someone inquiring about "David" Earwood.  Please check it out if you have any information.

August 12, 2004:  Get-Together Photos:  At last night's monthly Dinner (Perkins, Collierville), there was a really good crowd of 31classmates attending.  Photos for this event have now been posted on the website Get-together section. 

August 12, 2004:  Change of location for Get-together dinner:  Our August 14 Get-together Dinner will be held at Perkins Restaurant, 960 W. Poplar Av, Collierville (901)854-5111.  At least 27 people have said they'll be there - some who haven't been in a long time. We've changed the location in search of a new place to meet each month.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

August 10, 2004:  Update on Bill Irby:  Delores reports that Bill seems to be doing better, especially from the stroke.  They still have not been able to do much physical therapy because his blood pressure drops.  But they did get him up in a chair today.  The cards he's received from Techites are lined up where he can see them.  Bill's daughter has been here so Delores has been able to get some rest.

August 6, 2004:  Classmate hospitalized:  Delores Irby reports that Bill Irby was in the ICU unit of Baptist Hospital after suffering a stroke and then a heart attack.  He has since been moved to a downgraded ICU.  He is talking better now and is feeling better and doctor's are anxious to begin therapy for the stroke.  Please continue your prayers for Bill and your cards will also be appreciated.

August 6, 2004:  New Special Occasion:  Sara Barrett Cave and her family have just returned from a family vacation in Destin, Florida.  Her photos are now posted on the Special Occasion Section.  Thanks for sharing, Sara.

August 3, 2004:  50th Wedding Anniversary Winford and Joyce Sides Baker will celebrate "50 happy Years" on 21 August, in Memphis.  Congratulations!  There will be a "Special Occasion" photo page afterwards.  Send Winford and Joyce email - Click here.

August 1, 2004:  August Get-together:  August 14 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

July 31, 2004:  New Photos on Teacher's Page:  Roy Johnson (T'50) has sent us some photos of several teachers markers/tombstones.  They are now posted at the bottom of IN MEMORIAM...Teachers.  Thanks Roy. 

July 16, 2004:  Two new Special Occasions:  Jim Keefe and Sue Lee Johnson have both sent us new "Special Occasion" photos.  They're now posted on that section.  Many thanks to both of them. 

July 14, 2004:  Message Board:  Check the Message Board for a nice message from Carl Kimberlin's daughter Carla.

July 12, 2004:  And more Photos:  Joyce has shared more photos with us.  A group of them have been added to the June Get-together (Fish Fry).  Thanks Joyce.

July 11, 2004:  Get-Together Photos:  There were 16 present at last night's get-together at Leonard's.  There are photos this month and you can see them on the Get-together section of the website.

July 8, 2004:  New Historic Photos:  Be sure and check out the new Rob Jolly Historic Photos Page featuring photos that go all the way back to the beginning of Tech (See "Ma" Campbell in 1933).  Thanks Rob for giving us access to your collection.

July 3, 2004:  July Get-together:  July 10 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

June 21 2004:  Still More New Photos.  Bob Boone has sent us photos of his and Nora's "business" vacation in Hawaii.  They are now posted on the "Spec. Occasion" section.

June 20 2004:  Message Board.  There's a very nice message from the daughter of Harold Dean Sterling on the Message Board.  Check it out.

June 18 2004:  More New Photos.  Gene has posted some photos of his London trip on the "Spec. Occasions" section.

June 17 2004:  Lots of New Photos.  Photos have now been posted for the big Fish Fry at Carl Kimberlin's on June 12.  You can get to them via the "GET-TOGETHERS" section of the website.  Esther Stuart Scott has sent us photos of her vacation.  You can get to them via the "SPEC. OCCASIONS" section of the website.  There will be more photos within the next day or two.

June 8, 2004:  Webmaster in London.  Your webmaster will be in London from June 8 - 16.  Thus the website will not be updated until the 17th of June.

June 3, 2004:  June 12 Get-Together - Summer Cook-out.  Ann and Carl Kimberlin will again host the "Summer Cook-out" at their Olive Branch home, June 12, 6 PM.  It'll be a Fish Fry with Catfish, frog legs and hush Puppies.  Bring your favorite side dish, vegetable, salad, or dessert and your favorite drink.  This is also Carl's 2nd annual Antique Car Show.  He'll have 10 of his beautiful cars from the 50's and 60's on display.  Email or call Sue for additional information: suelee@midsouth.rr.com .. ( 662) 895-3674 or Carl (662) 895-8096.

May 29, 2004:  New Photos.  Sue has scanned Joyce's photos for the May Get-together and they're now on the website.  We've also added Joyce's photos to the big get-together at Jim and Shirley Anderson's in April, and to the March Get-together page.  Thanks Joyce and Sue.  See the photos at the "Get-Togethers" section of the website.

May 28, 2004:  Obituary.  Our condolences to Jessie and Johnny Pearson, whose older brother, Turley,  died Wednesday. Chick here for the obituary.

May 22, 2004:  Traveling Techite.  Esther Stuart Scott emails that she's returned home with "tired bones" after a great 2 1/2 week trip through the Historic East.  During the visit, Esther reports that she "...fought the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, enjoyed life in historic Washington, historic Williamsburg, historic Alexandria, historic Salem, and read every plaque and looked in every house along the way".  She has promised us photos of her trip for the new Special Occasion/Vacations page of the website. 

May 18, 2004:  Miniature model of Tech.  Gene Gill finished his miniature model of Tech and shipped it to Memphis today.  He has donated the piece to the Reunion Committee to use as a fund-raiser for any of their activities.  Photos of the miniature and an interesting history of Tech can be found on the Special Occasions section of this website.

May 11, 2004:  Website had been updated.  The Class of '51 website has been updated and a new "slide out" menu has been added.  Among the changes:  SPECIAL OCCASIONS now has its own page, and is no longer at the bottom of the news page.  Please familiarize yourself with the new menu as there are other changes.  [Note to AOL users:  If you are not getting the new menu on your computer, you need to clear your history and your "cache".  If you don't know how to do this, please call AOL (1-888-346-3704 Technical Support),  and ask them to walk you through it].

May 9, 2004:  No Get-together Photos this month.  Glenn Lockhart reports that there were 8 present at last night's get-together.  Joyce did take photos, which may be available on the website at a later date.

May 4, 2004:  New Photos:  We have some new photos on the Historic Photos page, courtesy of Rob Jolly, Tech '70.  Thanks Rob.

May 1, 2004:  May Get-together:  May 8 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

April 23, 2004:  Message and Photo from Ann Dendy Biggs.  The Committee received a note and photo from Ann Dendy Biggs that she would be unable to attend the April Get-together.  Included was news that they have recently built a new home in the country about forty-five minutes from San Antonio and Glenn has opened a new bank in the area.  Click here to see the photo.  This photo has now replaced Ann's photo on the "Class Today" section.  Thanks for the update Ann.

April 21, 2004:  Mini-Reunion Photos.  There were 50 present at the get-together at Jim Anderson's home.   The photo album has now been posted on the "Get-Together" section.  More photos will be added to this page as they become available.  Check back often.

April 1, 2004:  April 17 Mini-Reunion.  There will be a great Mini-Reunion April 17 at Jim Anderson's beautiful home.  We're hoping to make this get-together the best yet!  Some out-of- town classmates who will be here - Gene Gill (California), Jim and Natalie Keefe (St. Louis), June Dawson Commagere (Baton Rouge), and Bob Boone is going to try to be here).  They really want to see all of you who live nearby while they are in town.  It's pot luck.  Bring your favorite thing.  RSVP:  Sue or Jim.  They'll email you a map.

March 30, 2004:  Another Special Occasion.  Natalie Bailey Keefe just celebrated her 70th Birthday with a big bash thrown by husband Jim.   She has agreed to share some of the photos with us.  See the Special Occasion section of the website.

March 21, 2004:  Ski Trip Photos.  Jim Hood and Howard Busselle have just returned from a ski trip to Park City, Utah.  They have shared their photos with us.  See the Special Occasion section of the website.

March 14, 2004:  Get-together Photos.  There were 24 present at last night's dinner at Leonard's.  The photo album has now been posted on the "Get-Together" section.  PLUS...Joyce has lent us her photos.   We'll have photos of the February Get-together, the Christmas Party and MORE...soon.  Check back often.

March 10, 2004:  Email News.  Glenn Lockhart has sent email that Roberta's mother, Ruby Murphy, passed away last night.  Visitation: Thursday evening 5 'til 8 PM.  Funeral services: Friday afternoon 2:00 PM.  Both at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar.  Our condolences to you and Roberta, Glenn. 

.March 8, 2004:  Email from Sue, sent to all classmates with a known email address: Hello all you Techites!  Next month, April 17, we're having a great get-together at Jim Anderson's beautiful home.  This has become a traditional event being Jim's birth month.  We're hoping to make this one the best yet!  We've already heard from some of our out-of- town classmates who plan on attending - Gene Gill (California), Jim and Natalie Keefe (St. Louis), June Dawson Commagere (Baton Rouge), and Bob Boone (From way out west in Washington, is going to try to be here).  It would be wonderful to see all of you again!  Please try to come!  Put it on your calendar NOW!  It's pot luck - the Anderson's furnish the meat.  Bring your favorite thing.  RSVP:  Sue or Jim.

March 5, 2004:  Your Attention Please:  You are invited to give us the privilege of sharing photos of your vacations and special occasions with your classmates.  If you've had a nice little weekend getaway, a fishing trip, a weekend at the beach, an anniversary, a family reunion, a visit to see classmates, etc, we know your classmates would love to see your photos.  We'll make a page on the website for you if you get the photos to us via one of several ways:  1.  Scan them and email them to either Gene or Sue.  We'll resize them or reformat them to fit.  2.  Mail them US postal service to Gene or Sue.  They'll be returned unharmed.  3.  In Memphis, call Sue.  She'll pick them up, scan them and return them to you.  If you need ANY help, leave us a message or send us an email.  (It takes 6 to 15 photos for a nice page).

March 2, 2004:  Techites take a cruise:  Bill and Sue Lee Johnson just returned from a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.  They reported that the weather was beautiful and warm - and the food was much too abundant and delicious.  There photos are posted on the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

March 1, 2004:  March Get-together:  March 13 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

February 14, 2004:  April Get-together Date Changed:  To those of you who receive the printout of the monthly get-together dates from Connie Nelson Pittman:  The April date has been changed from April 10 to April 17.  Jim and Shirley Anderson, who traditionally host in April, have graciously agreed to change the date to the 17th to accommodate several out of town classmates who wanted to attend this get-together. 

February 2, 2004:  Joyce Greenberg has book published:  Connie Nelson Pittman sends good news about Joyce, who wrote our Class Prophesy in the Yearbook.  "Joyce Greenberg Blank lives in L.A. and is a writer, plus many other great things.  She sent me a paper back book the other day that contained three of her short stories.  And now she has had a book published by the 1st Books Library.  Title "With Pen and Wink".    Joyce (Now known as Joy Blank) is a member of Los Escribientes Writers Club."  Congratulations Joy. 

February 1, 2004:  Get-together: February 14 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

January 31, 2004:  Historic Day: The KODAK Company announced today that it will stop selling traditional FILM cameras in the U.S.  Thus the traditional FILM camera will soon join the list with the Phonograph Player...the 8 Track...the Beta Player...etc of things we remember.  And it's only a matter of time before FILM will join this list.

January 21, 2004:  More Sad News: Randy Sandlin sent email to let us know that his father "Bing" Sandlin died of a heart attack on January 19.  Randy says, "...my dad was very much loved and very much respected as a Dad but most of all as a best friend".

January 19, 2004:  Sad News:  Classmate Bert Miller died Friday, January 16. Click here for the obituary.

January 11, 2004:  Photos of January Get-together  Photos of the January Get-together have been posted on the "Get-together" section.  Thanks for the photos, Sue.

January 8, 2004:  Classmates on the mend.  Gerald McCracken was admitted to the Methodist Germantown hospital, Memphis, for triple by-pass surgery on Monday, Jan 5.  His surgery went well, he's doing well, and he should leave ICU today and go to a room.  Best wishes from all of us for a speedy recovery, Gerald.    Update on Bill Johnson:  It's been 4 weeks since Bill's surgery and he's doing great - virtually back to normal....just won't be able to lift things for a while.  Really good news Bill!

January 3, 2004:  Monthly Get-together.  January 10 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

January 1, 2004:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

December 23, 2003:  Good News.  Bill Johnson was released from the hospital yesterday, Monday Dec. 22.  He's well on the road to recovery.  The doctors were able to remove all of the cancer and the pathology reports show him to be cancer free.  No further treatment will be needed. 

December 22, 2003:  MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL !!

December 16, 2003:  Sad News. June Dawson Commagere writes, "My wonderful husband died Sunday at 2:40.  I was in his hospital bed beside him for around 15 minutes when he left us.  It is so difficult but after seeing him gradually decline for 2 years and unbelievably sick now, letting him go was a tiny bit easier...I need your prayers and appreciate you who have been praying for John".    

December 14, 2003:  Bill Johnson in hospital. Bill Johnson had surgery on Friday December 12 for lung cancer.  The surgery went well and Bill is doing good.  No chemo or radiation is expected.  He's at Baptist East and will be in Critical Care for several days.  

December 13, 2003:  Check the Message Board. Techite Rob Jolly, President, Class of 1970 has left a message.  Rob is a collector of Tech annuals and Tech historic photographs and articles and has all but 5 of the yearbooks.

December 1, 2003:  Annual Christmas Get-together. On December 13, the gracious hosts for our annual Christmas party will again be Ann and Carl Kimberlin.  Please contact Sue: suelee@midsouth.rr.com or Carl: CKimberl@midsouth.rr.com for directions and details.  We hope that whoever takes photos at the party will share them with this web site.  (Do you hear our plea, Joyce?) 

November 30, 2003:  Email from Roy Johnson T'50.  Roy writes "I recently broke down and got a computer and am now trying to figure out how to run it....have been following the activities of the class of 51 on your web site...Looking forward to the 2005 reunion.  My email address is: Roynpegjohn@aol.com

November 26, 2003:  HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!

November 9, 2003:  No Photos this month.  Glenn Lockhart reports that there were 9 present at last night's get-together - but no camera.  Thus no get-together photos this month.  Sorry!

November 1, 2003:  Web Site Anniversary. Our Class of '51 Web Site celebrates it's 2nd anniversary today.  During these 2 years we've had over 10,600 visitors or "hits".  We thank you for your continued support.

November 1, 2003:  November Get-together. November 8 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

October 15, 2003:  Message Board.  Please check the note from Sarah Barrett Cave on the Message Board to see if you might be able to offer some assistance.

October 12, 2003:  New Photos.   This month's Get-together photos have now been posted and are accessible from the "Get-Together" section.  Jim and Joan Dickson came in from Florida this month to join the group.

October 7, 2003:  Email regarding Get-togethers. Jim Dickson, from Florida will be at this month's Get-together October 11.  Ray McMaster "would love to come from Atlanta sometime".  Jim and Natalie Keefe "still plan on coming down for a get-together soon".  Bob Boone has "great hopes of being at one some day but the 2400 mile distance is rough." 

October 5, 2003:  Keefe Anniversary.  Jim and Natalie Keefe celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary October 3, 2003.  Their photos have been posted on the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

October 1, 2003:  Monthly Get-together. October 11 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

September 27 2003:  Photos of Art Exhibit.  Marvin Richardson's new art exhibit was a great success and a "sell out". Photos have been posted on the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

September 22 2003:  More Sad News.  Classmate Mary Ann Suttle Brogdon died Friday September 19 at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital.  Services were Sunday the 21st at Forest Hill Cemetery South.  Mary Ann, widow of Charles H. Brogdon, leaves two sons, Daniel and Samuel, a brother, Ned and four grandchildren.

September 21, 2003:  Newspaper article about Techite.  Mary Nell Parks McNeil (T'52) sends news about classmate Marvin Richardson.  There's really a nice article about Marvin's "new career" in today's Memphis Commercial Appeal.  Thanks Mary Nell and Congratulations Marvin! Click here to read the article.

September 16,  2003:  Sad News.  We've just learned of the death of classmate Robert Davis who died September 6 at his home in Memphis.  Bob leaves his wife Mertice and two sons, Steven and Daniel, a brother, James and two grandchildren. 

September 14,  2003:  Photos of Get-together.    The September photos have now been posted on the "Get-together" section of this website.  41 classmates gathered at the home of Jim and Shirley Anderson this month.

September 12,  2003:  Slide Shows  Sue Lee Johnson danced in the Fred Astaire Studio's August Showcase on August 23.  Photos have been posted on the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

September 11,  2003:  Sad News.  Phil Epps daughter Cindi, has notified us that Phil passed away September 9 at 10 PM from emphysema.  Services will be September 20 with details to follow.  You can call Cindi at 352-628-9206.

September 8,  2003:  Message Board.  After a total crash of their computer, Jim and June (Ambrose) Harris have found us again.  They left a nice note on the Message Board. 

September 2,  2003:  Who said it wouldn't last?  Jim and Natalie Keefe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this October 3rd.  Congratulations!!!  Click here to send Jim and Natalie a note.

August 24,  2003:  September 13 Get-together.  The September Get-together will be at the beautiful home of Jim and Shirley Anderson, 8875 Stone Farm Circle, Germantown, Saturday, September 13.  Dinner at 7 PM, but come at 6:30 for some social time.  It's a covered dish dinner, so bring your favorite.  Light beverages will be furnished.  Let Jim and Shirley know if you'll be there: 901 748-3313.

August 23,  2003:  Techites recovering:  Mildred Hill Johnson is home now, recovering from a quadruple bypass.  Sammie Foster Edmundson has been in the hospital.  Connie Nelson Pittman had knee replacement surgery in May.   All are doing well now. 

August 19,  2003:  Message Board.  There's a note from George Tribble on the message board. 

August 11, 2003:  No photos for this month's Get-together.  Sorry!

August 4, 2003:  Responses to winter vs. summer "Storm Challenge" Glenn Lockhart writes:  "I'll take the winter (power outage) any old time!  We have a gas stove and a gas water heater so Roberta can have her coffee (that's very important) and the stove also warms the kitchen plus a warm bath helps".  Sue agrees that in winter it's still possible to heat your house but "July, with no air conditioning, is not fun".  Any other responses?

August 1, 2003: Monthly Get-together.  August 9 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

July 31, 2003: A Challenge?  Bob Boone writes that he's glad all are ok since "the storm of '03."  He remembers the great ice storm of January '49 or '50 in Memphis and wonders if the devastation is comparable. During that storm trees were also uprooted and power was out for two weeks  Is power being out in the winter worse than in the summer?  Anyone who came through both storms care to comment?

July 31, 2003: Memphis Storm Update.  Emails from Glenn Lockhart, Sue Lee Johnson, and Mary Nell Parks McNeill (T '52) include updates on the devastating storm of July 22.  It was the worst storm in Memphis during the last 100 years.  Numerous trees were uprooted and many folks are still without power and phone service.  In some areas it will be another week before power is fully restored.  Glenn was without power  for 8 days and 8 hours (Remember Memphis humidity in July?).  Several of Mary Nell's neighbors homes were damaged or destroyed.  Her church was damaged so badly that services were held outdoors.  Sue reports that Bill's restaurant is still without power, causing them to postpone a scheduled visit with their son in Atlanta.  (Thanks for the updates folks, and for letting us know you're OK).

July 13, 2003: July Get-together.  Glenn Lockhart reports that 11 were present at last night's get-together.  No photos this month.

July 1, 2003:  Monthly Get-together.  July 12 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

June 30, 2003: Cherished landmark is closing.  After many, many years, MAYWOOD, scene of our Senior Picnic and other fondly remembered get-togethers, is closing. Everyone, at one time or another met at Maywood.  Do we really care that it was actually in Mississippi?  We'll always remember Maywood as a Memphis Landmark.  The 2-acre pool with the white sandy beach will be filled in and the surrounding area developed as a retirement community.

June 19, 2003: Sad news.J Bill Cochran's brother Jim passed away June 17.  Visitation tonight 5-7 PM, Canale Funeral Home.  Funeral,  June 20 at 10 AM.

June 15, 2003: Photos of the June Get-together.   39 were present at the June Get-together and some great photos have now been posted.  Please go to the "Get-together" section and click on the June Photo Album.

June 5, 2003: June Get-together changed.  The June Get-together has now been changed to a Fish Fry at the beautiful Olive Branch country home of Carl and Ann Kimberlin on Saturday, June 14 at 6 PM.  Bring your favorite dish!  The entree will be Catfish and Frog Legs!  Call for directions (Carl 662-895-8096 or Sue Johnson 662-895-3674) or send email to Carl, CKimberl@midsouth.rr.com or Sue, suelee@midsouth.rr.com and they'll email directions to you.  All classmates welcome!

May 15, 2003:  Summit in Washington D.C.  Five Techites from the classes of '51 and '53 got together in the nation's Capitol for a fun 5 days.  Photos have been posted on the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

May 12, 2003:  Photos of the May Get-together.  Photos of the May Get-together have now been posted.  Please go to the "Get-together" section and click on the May Photo Album.

May 6, 2003:  Sue Lee Johnson DEMANDS that this be posted on the NEWS page.  The TEE RIDDER MINIATURE MUSEUM of the Nassau County Museum of Art (Roslyn Harbor, NY) has acquired one of Gene Gill's miniatures for their permanent collection. Click here to see a photo of the piece.

May 1, 2003:  Monthly Get-together.  May 10 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

April 13, 2003:  April Get-together.  There were 18 present at last night's get-together and we have pictures this month.  Visit the Get-Together section for the photos.

April 13, 2003:  Sad News about Bob Muns.  Robert Muns died April 10 at Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital.  Services were Saturday April 12 at Forest Hill Funeral Home East with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery East.  Bob leaves his wife of 22 years, Barbara, a daughter Jeannine Daugherty, a son Robert Jr, a stepdaughter Lisa Flanders, a stepson Danny Linton, and 6 grandchildren.  The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

April 10, 2003:  Message about Glenn Glisson.  The daughter-in-law of Glenn Glisson left a message on the MESSAGE BOARD.  She says Glenn would love to hear from any classmates. Click here to send Glenn email.

April 9, 2003: Sad News about Boo Boo:  Coach "Boo Boo" Swanton died April 7.  Funeral services will be April 10 at Bartlett Funeral Home.  The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.  84 years old Boo Boo was the last of our Tech teachers.

April 2, 2003: Message from Doris McPherson Forbes.  Doris found our web site and left a note on the MESSAGE BOARD.  Send Doris email: dforbes@695online.com

March 22, 2003:  New Reunion photos added. Group photos from the 25th to the 45th Reunions have been added to the bottom of the "Historic Photos" section.  Thanks to Howard Busselle for suggesting that these photos be added.

March 22, 2003:  Additions to the Teacher Memorial Page. An automatic slide show has now been added to the Teacher's Memorial Page.  Individual photos of each teacher and staff members are featured.  It's in the "In Memoriam" section, page 3.

March 16, 2003:  From Connie to Roberta to Glenn to Gene:  There were 7 classmates present at the March Get-together.  No photos again this month.

March 15, 2003: Memorial Page for Tech teachers.  A new page dedicated to our teachers has been added to the "In Memoriam" section of this web site.  If anyone has ideas how to expand or improve this page, your input would be most welcome.

March 5, 2003:  Email from Billie Jean Barnes Foran (T '52).  "I finally got to see the Tech 51 website.  ...really great.  The tears were flowing by the time I saw our teachers.  The music effect was great, too."  (We thank you Billie Jean!)

March 3, 2003:  Monthly Get-together.  March 8 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

February 22, 2003:  Email from Ray Eastman.  We received the following email from Ray Eastman, Humes '56.  "You have a great site.  It is the best alumni site I have seen".  (We thank you for your kind words, Ray!) 

February 22, 2003:  Dates for the Monthly Get-togethers.  Connie Nelson Pittman sends the 2003 dates for our monthly get-togethers.  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10 (Jim's Birthday), June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December - To be announced.  Mark your calendars!!! 

February 18, 2003:  Gene Gill and his miniatures on TV.  If you missed Gene Gill's appearance today on the Carol Duvall Show, it will be repeated Saturday, February 22 on the Home/Garden Channel, 1:30 PM Central Time.

February 17, 2003:  Congratulations Sue!  Sue Lee Johnson competed in the Fred Astaire South Central Dance Championships on February 14 and 16 and brought home a bundle of awards.  Photos have been posted on the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

February 14, 2003:  "Search" added to the Home Page.  Find photos of any  classmate instantly by using the new "Search" at the bottom of the Home Page.  Simply type in a name and a list of all the pages where that classmate is mentioned or pictured will appear.  Note:  This search has been relocated to the Other Tech Roster Page of the website.

February 14, 2003:  Biographies added.  The first group of biographies has been added to the CLASS TODAY section of our web site.  Click on a photo and a pop up will appear featuring a recent photo of that classmate with a brief biography beneath the photo.  We hope those of you who haven't sent in your brief bio and/or a recent photo will do so very soon.  We really would like to have everyone represented.

February 9, 2003:  June Dawson Commagere writes:  "We've been through some rough times again and John has been in the hospital since Thursday.  By-pass surgery is scheduled for Wednesday to correct a narrowing duodenum that made eating difficult.  He's lost about 100 pounds and became so weak from low potassium and malnutrition... I'm asking everyone to pray that the surgery will work and he can get some treatments.  He still has a positive outlook...and has placed himself in God's hands." 

February 9, 2003:  Glenn Lockhart reports:  There were 13 present at last night's Get-Together.  Joyce Sides Baker took photos.  Won't you share them with us Joyce?

February 1, 2003:  Monthly Get-together.  February 8 will be our first Get-together of the new year.  Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

January 22, 2003:  Sad Note.  John Molnar, husband of Rebecca Findley Molnar passed away January 21. 

January 21, 2003:  Jim Autry Radio Interview.  Good news! You can hear Jim Autry being interviewed by Julie Englander, host of the "Live from Prairie Lights" radio program broadcast from the bookstore of the same name in Iowa City.  He'll be doing a reading from the book. You can listen over the Internet from anywhere in the world if you have a computer and RealPlayer. Log onto http://wsui.uiowa.edu and click on "Listen to WSUI" from the menu on the lefthand side of their page.

The show will be aired Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 8:00 PM Central Standard Time. If you miss it, you can access it through the Prairie LIghts archives sometime after it airs.
 

January 18, 2003:  Jim Harris (T'49) sent us a nice email to correct a name on Historic Photos Page 4.  Jim is married to our own June Ambrose and they have 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  June continues to stay busy "putzing" around the house/garden and Jim is a volunteer pilot in the civil air patrol.  Thanks Jim for writing.  We welcome updates. 

January 12, 2003:  Classmate on the mend.  Bill Irby has been in the hospital with a blood clot in his lung, but he's doing fine now.  The doctors were able to break up the clot and Bill's on a blood thinner now.

January 1, 2003:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

December 23, 2002:  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

December 23, 2002:  Bob Boone sends new photo.  Bob has sent us a new photo to replace his old photo on our CLASS TODAY section.  Thanks Bob.  It really is a much better photo.

December 21, 2002:  New Historic Photo.  Thanks to Sara Barrett Cave, we have a new photo on the HISTORIC PHOTOS page.  We hope someone out there will help identify 3 of the 6 classmates in this photo.

December 18, 2002:  Photos of the Christmas Showcase.  Check out our new photo page to see Sue Lee Johnson's latest dance performance on December 8.  In the audience, adding to the well-deserved applause, were Jim and Shirley Anderson, Howard Busselle and his aunt.  Photos have been posted on the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

December 15, 2002:  James (Bing) Sandlin checks in.  Bing Sandlin has sent us a current photo.  It's now posted on the CLASS TODAY section, 2nd page.  Check it out. 

December 14, 2002:  Class of '51 at the Class of '52 Reunion.  Thanks to Mary Nell Parks McNeil for sending the photos of our classmates who attended the Class of '52 Reunion.  It's posted on the Spec. Occasion of the website.

December 8, 2002:  Annual Christmas Get-together.  Glenn Lockhart reports that "40 or more" classmates attended the annual Christmas Get-together at Carl Kimberlin's.  But "Alas, NO CAMERA to capture the scene". 

November 28, 2002:  Dance Performance.  Sue Lee Johnson will be performing in the Annual Fred Astaire Christmas Showcase, December 8, 2 PM, at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center.  It's open to the public and tickets are $15.

November 26, 2002:  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! The Class of '51 Web Site has a new look with a new section.  Visit "Birthdays" to see which classmate is celebrating a birthday or to read your own horoscope.  The "Message Board" can now be accessed from the menu on the left instead of from the home-index page. 

November 23, 2002:  Annual Christmas Get-together. On December 7, our annual Christmas party will again be held at the home of Ann and Carl Kimberlin.  Please contact Sue for directions or details.  We hope that whoever takes photos will share them with this web site.

November 23, 2002:  Latest news from the Dickson's about their daughter Kathy. "She went back to Dr. yesterday and everything is fine.  The Dr. did tell her she was very blessed, that her gallbladder was so rotten that they were afraid it was going to fall apart when they removed it.  She also told her if she had waited another day she would probably still be in the hospital with peritonitis.  God is so good.  Thanks for all the prayers.  She is back in school and back to work."

November 10, 2002:  Glenn Lockhart reports:  There were 10 present at the November Get-together last night.  There are no photos again this month.

November 5, 2002:  New Address for Class of 1952.  The Tech Class of 1952 has a new website address:  http://www.tech1952.com

November 4, 2002:  Monthly Get-together.  November 9 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

November 1, 2002:  Anniversary.  Today, the Class of '51 website is one year old.  During this first year we have been "visited" over 5300 times.  Many thanks to all of you who have actively participated in our website and to those of you who just visit quietly to see what's happening.

October 25, 2002:  News about Bob Muns. Jim Hood has called with information that Bob Muns is at a new location:  Applewood Health Care Center, Room #109, Appling and Dexter, Cordova, TN.

October 11, 2002:  Monthly Get-together. October 12 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome! Someone bring a camera!  Sue's camera is in the shop.

October 7, 2002:  Photos of Class of '52 Reunion.  Click here.

September 15, 2002:  Photos for the September 14 Get-together have now been posted on the "Get-Togethers" page.  EXPECT the UNEXPECTED!!!!!! 

September 15, 2002:  Sad News:  We have just learned about the recent death of our classmate Bettie Gray.  No other details.

September 12, 2002:  August Showcase:  Sue Lee Johnson danced in the recent August Showcase at Bartlett Performing Arts Center.  Photos have now been posted on the Spec.Occasion section of the website.

September 11, 2002:  Monthly Get-together:  September 14 is our monthly dinner get-together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza.  6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

August 29, 2002:  New Historic Photos.  Thanks to June Dawson Commagere for sending some historic photos, and especially for the good news that John is much better and is responding well to the new treatment.  June's photos have been posted on the "Historic Photos" section. . 

August 11, 2002:  Photos of August Get-together.  Photos have been posted on the "Get-Togethers" section.  Welcome Lowery Sanders to your first Get-together.   Lowery's photo has also been added to "Class of 51 Today" section. 

August 6, 2002:  Photo of Memphis Athletes:  Rex King has sent us a photo of the 1950 Columbia Military Academy Football team.   Click here to see the photo.

August 5, 2002:  James A. Autry's new book: Jim's 8th book, "The Spirit of Retirement; Creating a Life of Meaning and Personal Growth" has been published by Prima/Random House.  It comes out in October.  Visit Jim's website. 

August 4, 2002:  August Get-together. August 10 is our monthly Get-together dinner at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza, 6:00-6:15 PM - Dutch treat.  Everyone welcome!

July 27, 2002:  Our New Domain Name and address.  We now own the Domain Name "tech51.com" and thus we have a new address for our web site.  It's nice and short, easy to remember, and there's no advertising.  Please add the new address to your list of "favorites":  http://tech51.com 

July 14, 2002:  No Get-together Photos this month.  Glenn Lockhart writes that there were 12 attending the monthly get-together last night at Leonard's.  There'll be no photos this month because Sue Lee Johnson was unable to attend.

July 5, 2002:  July Get-together  July 13 is our monthly Get-together dinner at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza - 6:00-6:15 PM - Dutch treat.  Everyone welcome!

July 4, 2002:  Tech High Memorabilia.  Anyone interested in obtaining some very old issues of the Tech Yellowjacket from 1931?  The following are available:  1.  Tech High Review Commencement Number dated June 5, 1931, Volume 3, Alice O'Donnell Memorial Edition.  2.  Same as #1 for June 8, 1933, Volume 5.  3.  Yellowjacket - Junior Class Number 17, April 24, 1931.  4.  Yellowjacket - Freshman Number 15, April 10, 1931.  For more details and price, contact:  Ollie McGarrh, G1GOFISH@aol.com 

June 30, 2002:  Sad News to report about Hugh Ballard.  Hugh died yesterday after a short illness.  He had been in the hospital for 11 days with Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 2 at 2 PM, Cook/Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752.  Hugh is survived by his wife Dot, 3 sons, Bryan, Bret, Bart, brother Johnny, and 2 sisters.

June 22, 2002:  Do you know who the "Tech Cuties" are?  Click here for photos.

June 9, 2002:  Photos for the June 8 Get-together have now been posted on the "Get-Togethers" page. 

May 26, 2002:  June Get-Together.  The June get together will be a summer outing at Carl and Ann Kimberlins, Saturday, June 8th.  All classmates are welcome.  If you'd like to fish, bring your own pole and come around 5:30 PM.  Casual dress.  Bring your favorite covered dish.  If you need directions to the Kimberlins, email Sue Johnson and she'll send  the directions.

May 12, 2002:  Photos for the May Get-Together have now been posted on the "Get-Together" page.  Welcome George Tribble to your first "get-together".  George's photo has now been added to the "Class of 51 Today" page..

May 1, 2002:  Monthly Get-Together.  May 11 is our monthly dinner get together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza,  6:00-6:15 PM.  Dutch Treat.  Everyone welcome!  Check for the photos on the "Get-togethers" page the next day.

Apr. 29, 2002:  New Historic Photos.  Thanks Esther, Sue, and Gene for the new photos.  They've been posted on the new "Historic Photos" page.

Apr. 27, 2002:  We have found Lowery Sanders.  Thanks to George Tribble we have found another  "missing classmate".   Lowery Sanders, 1015 Church Street, Savannah TN 38372

Apr. 15, 2002:  Thanks Esther Stuart Scott. Esther sent us a lot of historic photos.  The first batch has now been posted on the "Historical Photos" page.  Additional photos will be posted in about two weeks.

Apr. 13, 2002:  Photos for the April Get-together/Jim Anderson's Birthday have now been posted on the "Get-Togethers" page.

Apr. 12, 2002:  Class of '46 Semi-Annual Get-Together.  The Tech Class of '46, like the Class of '51 has remained very close for all these years.  To see a photo album of their semi-annual get-together, held on April 12,  click here.

Apr. 12, 2002:  We heard from June Dawson Commagere about John's tests and resulting surgery.  John has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has a small spot on his liver as well.  He underwent surgery Wednesday, and June says his recovery is on schedule.  The treatment will more than likely involve chemo to treat the liver so they can do radiation.  Please remember June and John in your prayers.  You can send a word of encouragment to jjcomm@home.com

Apr. 6, 2002:  June Dawson Commagere writes:  "John is scheduled for exploratory surgery because his fatigue and tummy pains have worsened and the latest cat scan showed a pancreas problem has not improved.  At his pre-op appointment he learned there is an irregularity on the EKG so he's checking into Our Lady of the Lake Hospital on Monday for tests to determine if he can proceed with the surgery.  Please say some prayers for him".

Apr. 3, 2002:  April Get-Together...April 13.  This yearly tradition for all Techites is at Jim and Shirley Anderson's in celebration of Jim's Birthday.  The address is 8875 Stone Farm Circle, Germantown (Tell the guard at the gate you're going to the Anderson's).  It's a Covered Dish Dinner.  Bring Hors'd'oeuvres -Vegetables - Salad - Meat.  No deserts (We're having a special desert!)  Casual Dress.  6:30 PM. 

Apr. 2, 2002:  The "new" Class of 1951 Web Site makes  official debut.

Mar. 26, 2002:  Thanks Howard Busselle.  Howard sent us 5 "Historic" photos which have now been posted on the web site.  They're sincerely appreciated Howard.

Mar. 24, 2002:  Gene Gill's web site has just received the prestigious Golden Ace Award as the "Best Art Site of 2001".  To visit Gene's site click here

Mar. 16, 2002:  Bob Muns is now at the Wesley Highland Towers (Assisted Living), 400 S. Highland, Memphis 38111.  Phone 452-5460.  Please call or send Bob a note.  (Thanks Glenn Lockhard and Jim Hood, for passing on this information)

Mar. 14, 2002:  Bob Boone writes and confirms that he's the subject of the historic photo sent in by Sara Barrett Cave.  "...at the Senior Swimming party, I was wearing a goofy hat like that..."  He continues:  "Still trying to get to Memphis and possibly even move back to Tennessee.  Remember my naturally curly hair?  The photo attachment shows my new wide part hair style".  Bob photo has now been posted on the Class Today section of the website.

Mar. 13, 2002:  Thanks Sara Barrett Cave.  Sara sent us 4 "Historic" photos which have now been posted on the web site. 

Mar. 11, 2002:  Photos of March Get-Together.  There were 17 at our monthly get-together last night at Leonard's.  Click here to see the photos.

Mar. 4, 2002:  Monthly Get-Together.  March 9 is our monthly dinner get together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza - 6:00-6:15 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

Feb. 28, 2002:  Photo of Sue Lee Johnson at Dance Competition. Click here.

Feb.28, 2002:  New email address.  We have a new email address for Joyce Greenburg Blank.  joyfulblank@hotmail.com

Feb. 23, 2002:  We found Elizabeth McKinney!  Thanks to Maurine Beverly Berryhill Huggins (East High '51) we have found Elizabeth McKinney.  She is now Bettye Castleberry, 3511 Exchange Drive, Jackson, MS 39212-4820.

Feb. 19, 2002:  Congratulations Sue Lee Johnson!  February 15 and 16, Sue Lee Johnson competed in the Fred Astaire South Central Dance Championships held in Memphis.  She competed in Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bolero and Paso Doble.  Sue won 9 first places, 4 second places and 3 third places.  Participating cities included Birmingham, Charleston SC, Cordova TN, Denver, Greensboro NC, Houston TX, Little Rock, Memphis, Mobile, N. Little Rock, Panama City, Portland, Raleigh NC, and Winston Salem.  (Photos will be available soon). 

Feb. 10, 2002:  Photos of February Get-Together.  There were 14 at our monthly Get-Together last night at Leonard's BBQ. Click here to see the photos.

Feb. 8, 2002:  Joan Dickson (Jim's wife) had knee replacement surgery on January 23.  She will be on a walker for awhile, but is making good progress and hopefully will soon be back to normal.  We wish you a speedy recovery, Joan!  Click here to send Joan email or go to the Home/Index page of this site and leave her a message on the Tech Message Board.

Feb. 9, 2002:  Monthly "Get-together".  February 9 is our monthly dinner get together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza - 6:00-6:15 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

Jan. 25, 2002:  The art of Gene Gill to be featured on cable TV series. Gene's interview and a segment with "the artist" demonstrating the process of building miniature models have been taped.  The tape will air in August on the "Carol Duvall Show", Home and Garden channel.

Jan. 15, 2002:  On a sad note - Willie May Adkins (Foster), one of our dear classmates, passed away on December 27, 2001.  She became suddenly ill on Christmas Eve and died the following Thursday.  A donation will be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Willie May's memory.  She will be greatly missed by her many friends.  We wish to express our deepest sympathy to her family.

Jan. 12, 2002:  Change of email address.  June Dawson Commagere's email address has changed to:  jjcomm@cox.net.  Please change your address books.

Jan. 8, 2002:  Gene Gill has been appointed to the jury for the 2002 BT DESIGN AWARDS.  These are International Art Awards from Italy.

Jan. 6, 2002:  New Message Board.  Have you checked out the new message board on our site?  You can post your own comments or leave messages for classmates.  The messages are posted immediately, exactly as you write them.  There are some messages on the board now.  Are they for you?  The Message Board is located at the bottom of the Home/index page.

Jan. 4, 2002:  No "get-together dinner" planned for January.

Jan. 3, 2002:  Joyce's photos of the Christmas Party have been posted.

Dec. 29, 2001:  Please Check your email on Dec 30.

Dec. 28, 2001:  Happy New Year to you all!

Dec. 26, 2001:  Jim and Natalie Keefe have sent a Christmas photo of their extended family - 2 sons, daughter, spouces and 10 grand children.   They were all home for Christmas.  Afterwards the Keefe's set off immediately for their Florida vacation home to recooperate for one month.  Click here to see the photo.

Dec. 16, 2001:  Photos of the Christmas Party.  Some photos have now been posted for the Class of '51 annual Christmas party held this year at Carl and Ann Kimberlins.  Click on "Christmas Party" on the main menu .

Dec. 13, 2001:  Happy Holidays to you all!

Dec. 12, 2001:  Photos of Christmas Showcase.  To see photos of Sue Lee Johnson dancing with her instructor Andriy Veloski...Go to the Spec. Occasion section of the website.

Nov. 27, 2001:  Christmas Showcase.  Sue Lee Johnson, a bronze level student with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, will be participating in their Christmas Showcase, Sunday December 2, 2:30 PM, at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center.  She will be dancing a Fox Trot with her instructor, Andriy Veloski to the music "I'm just a Baby in This Business of Love".  Tickets $15.  Photos will be posted on this page shortly after the performance.

Nov. 19, 2001:  Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Nov. 17, 2001:  Dinner Dates for 2002.  Just received the list of dates for our monthly dinners for the year 2002.  Please mark your calendars.  We'll post a monthly reminder.
Jan. - No Dinner ... Feb - 9th ... Mar - 9th ... Apr  - 13th ... May - 11th ... Jun - 8th
Jul -   13th ... Aug - 10th ... Sep - 14th ... Oct -  12th ... Nov - 9th ... Dec - Open.

Nov. 15, 2001:  Mystery Photos.  From time to time we come across a photo of a person on our "Historic" section who is unidentified.  Unless we come up with a better name, we'll call it "Mystery of the Week".  There's a "mystery" photo on the Historic Page now.  Please help us solve the identity of the girl with Leonard Newbill?

Nov. 11, 2001:  Photos of November Get Together.  There were 18 at our monthly get together last night at Leonard's BBQ. Click here to see the photos.

Nov. 9, 2001:  Photos of Dinner with Jim Autry.  Sue Lee Johnson writes: "Here's a couple of pictures from last night with Jim Autry.  Small group but a nice dinner.  Jim treated us all to dinner.  After a short visit he had to hit the road again toward Des Moines...trying to get to St. Louis to spend the night.  Will be moderating a forum this weekend with Bill Moyers".  The photos have now been posted on the Spec. Occasion section.

Nov. 9, 2001:  June Dawson Commagere writes:

Nov. 9, 2001:  June Dawson Commagere writes:  "The reunion website is really great -- how could you and the others put together something so meaningful in such a short time; can't even imagine how something like this is created and click-click, it all works together so well.  What memories are aroused each time I look at all the pictures of our classmates.  Click here to send June email.

November 6, 2001:  Jim Autry will be in town during his book tour,  November 8, long enough for dinner.    Dale's Restaurant on Stateline Rd, Southaven, MS.  Casual Dress, 6:00 PM. 

November 6, 2001:  November 10 is our monthly dinner get together at Leonard's BBQ on Fox Plaza - 6:00 PM - Dutch Treat - Everyone welcome!

November 6, 2001:  Jim Keefe writes, "Would it be possible to list the dates for the Tech alumni monthly dinners at Leonard's"?  See the listing above Jim.  Send Jim email

November 6, 2001:  Jim Autry wrote and wondered if we might add a link to his web site.  Here it is Jim:  http://members.aol.com/jamesautry  Click on the address and visit his very interesting site.  Send Jim email.

November 5, 2001:  Jim and June Ambrose Harris write:  "June and I want to thank you ...fantastic folks for the "labor of love" of putting the reunions and the Tech High 1951 web page together.  When we received the post card recently about the web page, we stopped everything and clicked on ye ole computer and went straight there.  It is GREAT! ... PS - We are Great Grand Parents now".  Send Jim/June email.

November 4, 2001:  What classmates have written about this site.  Click Here

November 3, 2001:  We've had nice emails about this web site from the following classmates:  Jim Anderson, Jim Keefe, Mildred Hill Johnson, Joyce Sides Baker, Sara Barrett Cave, Norma Greer King, Phil Epps, Betty Jo Stanfill Jones, Bob Boone, Wava Paseur Whitten and Glenn Lockhart.  We'd love to have responses from all of you.  If you have any criticism, we can take that too.

November 3, 2001:  Bob Boone writes, "We are off to Florida on the 17th for 3 weeks so we can spoil the granddaughters...Hope to get in some golf there."  Send Bob email.

November 1, 2001:  Class of '51 Web Site officially opens.  If anyone has comments, suggestions, or corrections, please email Sue, Joyce, or Gene.  This web site will stay vital if ALL classmates help keep it up to date with current information and new photos.

October 6.2001, Dinner-Dance:  Held at Adams Mark Hotel.

October 5, 2001,Get reacquainted Reception:  Held at Aintree Farms Club House. 

October 5-7, 2001:  Class of '51 Reunion