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Lee H. Edwards Class of ‟64 Newsletter Bulletin #17 March 20, 2009 GREETINGS FELLOW CLASSMATES! HAPPY SPRING! Can you believe we are already well into 2009 – the year of our 45th Reunion? As a matter of fact, our Reunion is merely “a summer away”, and for those of us who still reside in Asheville and surrounding areas and have encountered many snowing mornings of late, we are most anxious to see a robin, not to mention summer! In an effort to save as much money as we can, we are attaching the Registration Forms for our Reunion via e-mail with this Newsletter. Please print and complete the Registration Form (page 9) as well as the Survey (page 11) on the back pages which we ask that you mail back to us along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. For those of you keeping score, you will note that we are charging the same price this year as for our 40th and we are also offering the $5 discount if you get your money in early (prior to August 1st). After August 1st the price goes to $60 per person. It will help us tremendously if you will assist us in registered this way so we can reduce the number of forms that we actually have to mail. If you have no way to print these forms, please let me know via e-mail and we’ll mail them to you right away. Some, if not most of the following information will be a repeat of previous newsletters, but it is important information so please bear with us. Of course, our most important issue at the moment is preparing for our 45th REUNION THIS YEAR on OCTOBER 24, 2009! As stated in earlier editions, please mark your calendars now and start saving your pennies toward a great fun-filled time. We want to see every single one of you there! For those of you whom we’ve just found or for those whom we have new addresses for, this bears repeating. And, while we don’t have firm details for Friday, we have booked the Land of the Sky Shrine Club in Swannanoa for the Saturday night event. We are currently working on putting together a trolley tour of the city of Asheville (which will include seeing the “leaves”) and a tour of Lee Edwards High School. More to follow on these topics…………..Regardless of the decision for Friday and Saturday, the dress will be casual. Repeat: CASUAL!!! We have received information from Nancy Kouns Worley that there WILL BE a home football game on Friday, October 23, 2009 at AHS-Memorial Stadium playing T. C. Roberson High School. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. and we will keep you posted of any further developments! The Committee is currently working on the up-dated Directory and we have decided to include a little more information than previously requested. So! Would you please e-mail to Mary Alice Hall Reeves (email@example.com) the below requested information. Also, don’t forget to let her know if you need to park an RV. Also, some of you have indicated that you would like to participate in making a donation to help in advance to offset the expenses involved in putting on the Reunion and you were told to wait until we have our new account in place. You were told last newsletter that when you mailed a check you would receive a receipt. After careful consideration, we have decided to just print in the newsletter your donation, rather than go to the added expense of mailing out receipts. We want to save every penny we can. So far, we have received donations from the following classmates and we send to them our warmest gratitude as we acknowledge receipt! Carolyn Todd Young Lee Starnes Charles Teague Nancy Kouns Worley Sam Alexander Ken Minnich Penny Cooper Marie Nahikian Nancy Killian Betty Megan Keleher Hack Tom Jennings Julia Shuford Crum Carroll Thomas Clyde Rogers THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! If you can help us defray our expenses, please make your check payable to Lee Edwards Class of ‟64 Reunion and mail to me as follows: Joan Creasman 277 Jones Road Leicester, North Carolina 28748 Another fun way to raise money is to hold a silent auction at the Reunion throughout the evening of October 24th, 2009 and we need your help! We need items to auction. If you have a talent or know someone that does, perhaps you can donate an item. If you own a business, perhaps you could donate an item for the auction. You may have an antique in the attic or basement that may have some value – anything of interest that will bring in money. Or, if you own a business or have a craft, you could contribute to the auction that way. The money will be used to offset the cost of the reunion, and, as we did for the 40th reunion, any money left over will be used for flowers, cards, stamps and other expenditures throughout subsequent months. A special thanks from the Committee to Harry Collier for keeping up with our banking and balancing our books. He has truly been great in helping us and we are most grateful! We have located another of our “lost” sheep! Don Rogers and his wife, Laura live in Clayton, NC. Don retired in 2006 after a 37 year in Forestry and is now working as a home inspector. His e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org . In addition, the following folks have been located by our investigative team: RAY BATES PAUL BECK NANCY BUCKNER BOB DAWSON MARY JANE HAINES ( DECEASED ?) BRENDA HENSLEY ( DECEASED) ETTA LONG BARBARA PRESSLEY ( DECEASED) SHEILA SEARCY BONNIE SIZER GARY SMITH ( DECEASED) CECIL TOLLY JUANITA WILSON, BIGGS That brings our lost list to only 40 names of lost classmates on our list and we have a couple of leads on more classmates! Again, please review the list and see if you know the whereabouts of any of these folks. The Circle of Life Sadly, we mourn the loss of another classmate, Vic Trantham, who died in Asheville on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Vic was a veteran of the US Navy and served two tours of duty for our Country in Vietnam. You will remember that Vic was General Manager of the Haywood Park Hotel and was so gracious to allow us to use the atrium on the Friday night of our 40th reunion. He and Mary Alice had been working together to make that happen again for our 45th and we are so appreciative of Vic and all he meant to so many of us. On behalf of the Class of ’64, we sent a donation in his memory to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Condolences to members of our class………… We extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to our classmates who have recently lost loved ones. Lynn has sent cards on behalf of the class, but if you would like to make a personal contact, feel free to do so: We send our sincere sympathy to Daryl Brown Adams in the loss of her mother who died on the 21st of January, 2009 in Greensboro. Our sympathy also goes to William Koon on the loss of his brother, Dr. Richard Koon in Weaverville, NC on February 16, 2009. Please remember in prayer………… Susan Hulme Schachner’s husband, Steve, who continues to undergo medical treatments for metastasis rectal cancer. Susan’s e-mail address is email@example.com if you want to drop her note. Chuck Sexton is undergoing serious medical treatment at this time and we want to include him in our thoughts and prayers. His (new) e-mail address is: WCSexton@charter.net . About US!................................ Mary Alice Hall and George Reeves just celebrated 43 years of married bliss in January, 2009. They also learned this year they will be grandparents TWICE more, once in March (little George is here!) and again in September. We are certainly grateful to their children for being considerate enough not to have any grandbabies during the month of October, 2009. We have other plans for Mary Alice at that time! Susan Posey has a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org . Megan Keleher Hack does, too: email@example.com . Something new we’re adding: Oftentimes, we receive what seems to be good information or something of interest and we believe we should pass along. There may be some of you who aren’t interested in these items, so we will place them at the end of the newsletter. This way, you can skip them if you like. We’re calling it “Things You’ve Told Us – Things You’ve Sent Us.” If this is something you want us to continue – keep the information coming! From Mary Alice Hall Reeves The History of Aprons I don’t think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner. It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'oldtime apron' that served so many purposes. REMEMBER: Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think we ever caught anything from an apron...... But Love!! Happy Birthday * to …………………………… January 19th 27th 30th Julia Shuford Crum Buddy Hines Charles Wolfe February 12th 20th 24th Louise Lyda Sallstrom Fran Roberts Burwell Mary Alice Hall Reeves March 4th 12 22nd 29th th Lynn Baker Bruce Linda Bradley Gaddy Kathy Wojtowsky Brendle Shirley Lewis Selman Sharon Maney Showalter April 2nd 5th 17th 29th Barbara Granat Sneed Jo Dull Gaddy Dee Dee Morrison Acee Sallie Craig Tuton Huber Sherry Martin Cryle May 6th 16th 24th 29th Charles Teague Penny Cooper Sarah Powell Wall Bob Matthews June 5th 13th 20th Carolyn Todd Young Virginia Anderson Oursland Me – Joan Creasman 27th Patricia Tomberlin July 9th 10th 13th 15th 21st Alma Gwyn Teague Dunner Carol Cook Craig Betty Brown Cowan Sally Stead Houser Mary “Tootie” Lee August 6th 10th 23rd 24th 31st Sherilyn Scott Bob Miller Una Smith Mullis Leo Finkelstein, Jr. Harry Collier Bart Lewis September 1st 10th 11th 12th 14th 22nd 24th Kay Davis Young Linda Moody Ritchie Susan Hulme Schachner Susan Youorski Russell Jim Lindsley Mary Singleton Stephen Sapp October 2nd Jean Sherlin Carter Jane Sherlin O’Donald Joan Sherlin Bagby Jeanne Beaumann 11th November 1st 2nd 3rd Lawrence Greenberg Linda Emmendorfer Pickering Shandra Shapiro Belknap 4th 15th 17th 18th 25th 27th 28th Trudy Schandler Wong Sam Alexander Judy Ladd Dalton Lee Starnes Marie Colton Pelzer Dan Dolan Bob Brendle December 2nd 3rd 13th 17th 28th Susan Cable Harper Carol O’Conner Dymond Polly Heise Greene Linda Ballard Norris Bill Houser *If you aren’t listed here and want to be, please send me your birth date. You have probably given it to me before and I didn’t properly document it. If you want to receive the newsletter more often, send me something to write about!!!!. *Things you’ve told us – things you’ve sent us…………………….. A true story from an anonymous classmate…………….. It seems that our classmate has, for the past 3 years, had the misfortune (tongue in cheek) to travel to Honolulu to serve as a Marshal in the Sony Open. His brother actually lives in Honolulu, has served as a Marshal for the past ten years and persuaded our classmate to join him in this volunteer position, which basically boils down to sitting on the fairway and ball spotting. On the first day brother offered classmate some sunscreen whereupon classmate graciously declined stating “I’ll just die young”. Without missing a beat, brother dryly retorted “We’re a bit late for that”. Thanks for sharing, Anonymous! Y’all keep the stories coming. It’s good to hear from our classmates and see what’s going on outside our own little worlds. Some interesting links I’ve received lately………………. The first is a wonderful quartet by the name of IL DIVO singing Amazing Grace (in English, no less.) The second is a newspaper link to take you to the front page of newspapers all over the nation. Just click and enjoy. http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid271552717?bctid=1913313052 http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/ Lee Edwards Class of 1964 Names of Classmates we still need to find: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. BOBBY ATWATER FRANK BARNES BRENDA BRUCE SUSAN BRYSON FRANCES BUCKNER NANCY CARTER CHARLOTTE EVANS JUDY FISHER RICK GANTT DONNA GILSTRAP CHERIE GORE SISTER? 803-462-0708 SUSAN FRANK GUYER STEVE HAYES JUDY JONES BOBBY LANE TOMMY MCFARLAND ANITA MITCHELL JANE OWEN SUSAN PEELER JUDY PHILLIPS CATHERINE PLEMMONS SUSAN POPPELL SELLERS JOYCE PRESSLEY ELLEN PRITCHETT ROBERT RAINES BILL REED GLORIA RICE JAMES ROBINSON PAT ROBINSON GARY SMITH MAY BE DECEASED GENE STEVENS MARTHA STINES WANDA TURNER ROLAND SPOUSE LLOYD ANITA WALLACE THOMASON CLASSMATES E-MAILED CANDY WARD J LEIGH WARD’ LINDA WESTALL CONNIE WILLIAMS MIKE WOODY KARIN ZANGER 1964 LEE EDWARDS 45 CLASS REUNION – OCTOBER 24, 2009 LAND OF THE SKY SHRINE CLUB* REGISTRATION FORM TH Registration fee per person: $55.00 prior to 8-1-09** Dress – Casual Donations will be accepted and are greatly appreciated to offset expenses. Registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. Arrive by 4:30 p.m. to assemble for Class picture which will be taken at 5:00 p.m. –NO EXCEPTIONS. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the following Menu: Tossed Garden Salad Marinated beef tips/Chicken Almondine Scalloped Potatoes /Greek style green beans Apple cobbler Rolls, Tea and Coffee Cash bar – Beer and wine Program begins at 7:00 p.m. GOOD FOOD GOOD FRIENDS GOOD ENTERTAINMENT SILENT AUCTION List the member(s) of the Class of 1964. Please show maiden name if applicable. _____________________________________ ____________________________________ List names as you want them to appear on name tags. Give graduation year of LEHS spouse. _____________________________________ ____________________________________ Mailing ______________________________ Telephone: __________________________ Address ______________________________ E-mail __________________________ Total number attending: _______ Donation: _______ Total amount enclosed: $ _______ Please make your check payable to: LEE EDWARDS CLASS OF 1964 REUNION FUND and mail to: Joan Creasman 277 Jones Road Leicester, North Carolina 28748 Upon registration you will receive more information on Friday, October 23 rd events: Trolley Tour that morning and Home Football Game in the evening. Please e-mail Mary Alice Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in these activities. *See map next page **After August 1st, Registration fee $60 per person *Directions to the Land of the Sky Shrine Club 39 Spring Cove Road Swannanoa, North Carolina Going west on I-40 (from Black Mountain) Take Exit 55 Turn right at off ramp stop sign Going east on I-40 (from Asheville) Take Exit 55 Turn left at off ramp stop sign Turn right on HWY-70 E at traffic light Go approximately 0.7 miles Turn right onto Jim‟s Branch Road (Shrine Club sign and Wright Tool Company are at intersection) Cross railroad tracks and continue approximately 0.3 miles Turn left onto Spring Cove Road (Shrine Club sign is at intersection) Go approximately 0.4 miles to Shrine Club LEE H. EDWARDS CLASS OF „64 SURVEY SHEET The following is requested for information to be placed in the class directory. Please send in this information even if you are not planning to attend. Name: ______________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ E-mail Address: ______________________________________________________ Phone, including area code: Home: ______________ Cell: ________________ Profession ( or Retired from):___________________________________________ Spouse: _____________________________________________________________ Children: ___________________________________________________________ Grandchildren: ______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Anything you want to mention about your kids or grandkids? _______________ _____________________________________________________________________ Hobbies/Interests: ____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Pets: _______________________________________________________________ Something you haven‟t done yet but would still like to do: (Be nice.) _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ If you are not attending the reunion, would you like a directory mailed to you, (for the cost of the directory, plus postage)? Yes: No: If you are not attending the reunion, would you like a class picture mailed to you, (for the cost of the photo, plus postage)? Yes: No:
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