Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 
THE YEAR WAS 1967...
 
'IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR'  
(with thanks to Francis Albert Sinatra)
 
October 13, 2017 -- Icebreaker -- 50 Years Hence
 
Bluegrass Music Content?  Virtually none, except that in recent years a group of White Station High School Spartans met on campus after school for a little bluegrass music pickin'.
 
     I WISH TO THANK so many people that I don't dare start naming them for fear that I will leave someone out. I'll just jump right in here. The White Station High School class of 1967 listened to Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" on the radio and in the #1 hit movie of that year, The Graduate. Appropriate title, don't you think?
     So that a number of 1967 graduates can view the photos I took at Novel, the new bookstore where Davis-Kidd and Booksellers of Laurelwood once stood, I have chosen to present the pictures here from the class' icebreaker at that brand-spanking new bookstore. Thanks to class member, John Vergos, for his part in helping to save a bookstore on that corner of Perkins Extended in Memphis, TN. That's it...not a lot of chatter from me. Here we go! Enjoy the little trip and congratulations, Spartans, on your 50th class reunion!
     Before we jump completely in, we wish to remember those 45+ Spartan classmates who have passed away since graduation. Anne Marie Chapman, who passed away in the summer of 2017, was a driving force behind this reunion, and she would be so proud of the way the committee picked up the job and ran with it!
     A favorite teacher and friend who also passed away in the summer of 2017, was Mr. Danny Hollingsworth. The kids loved him and he loved them. Check out the green Spartans bench in front of the gymnasium at 514 South Perkins Road. The class of 1967 purchased the bench in memory of those classmates, Mr. Hollingsworth, principal Rush W. Siler, and other teachers who have passed on.
 
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