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The Albany High Times' "NEWS & CLUES"!!!

We look back....we look forward!!!

 97th Edition ~ 2/15/2015

Website: http://www.albanyhightimes.com                Email: albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

. . .  just a small town in South Georgia that grew the best kids ever raised!!

 

 

HOW APPROPRIATE!!!

Albany High School February 14, 1951

~ submitted by Jon Crawford

 

 

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As I put together the Valentine Issue of the Albany High Times' "News & Clues" this month, I was moved time and time again ... love, death, the new... the old ... and the specialness our home town of Albany Georgia and our entire school system in Albany ... especially our Albany High School ... how it filled us with the love of special friends and special teachers and ... how it prepared us for life.

In this issue, an Indian asks about a friend, only to discover his friend was deceased. There was a big response from many in the classes of '64 and '65, as you will note in "You Asked".

 

One response was from his friend's brother, who was on the AHTime's email list, and within a short period of time, news came that the brother had passed away suddenly.  His words of coming to terms with the loss  of his friend are moving ... and I share them here:  " ... I guess I always had it in the back of my mind that one day we would run into each other.  If you have an old friend that you've contemplated looking up, get to it. I have another old buddy that I will try to have a word or two with.  Peace......"

~ Tommy Weekley ('65-'66)

Honestly, there are many things this month that will reach out and touch you! But then, that's who we are ... we are the Indians of Albany High School ... and we run deep!
 

~ Beverly Smith Herrington, Class of 1955

 

 

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      UP-COMING REUNIONS

 

  

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** Class of 1955 **

 

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WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR

60th Year Reunion!!

 

Main Event

Saturday, May 23, 2015

at the

Thronateeska Heritage Center

 

Our plans are coming together! 

 

The popular “PHONE BLITZ” committee has begun making calls in Albany and out across America to all our classmates for whom we have a phone contact #.  One caller was assigned a classmate who offered to take him to his old home off 3rd Avenue ... ironically, the classmate's son is the new homeowner! 

 

We have not finalized all plans at this time, but '55ers please mark the weekend of May 22nd – 23rd on your calendar ... AND listen out for your friendly call from one of your classmates and mailings with additional information!!

 

Harriet Ort Cornelius, 60th Reunion Chair

harrietc@otelco.net

Phone: 205 274 7981

 

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*** Class of 1962 ***

 

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Girls Luncheon

Covered Dish

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

11:30 am

@ Joann Arneson's Home

302 Creekside Drive

 

Please RSVP by email or phone

 

Contacts:

Joann Roark Arneson:  229-436-2282

(jprarneson@aol.com) or

Carol Pate Stark:  229-436-3425

(cpstark@att.net)

 

Check it out!

*** See other luncheons and pics at: Click here: '62 Girls' Luncheons

 

*** See our 70th Birthday Pictures @

http://albanyhightimes.com/1962.htm  

 

 

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AND …

 

DID YOU KNOW? You can check out suggestions from other class reunions for your venues, caterers and great bands and DJs!!

Click here: Reunion Ideas ... take a look!

 

*** PLEASE SHARE YOUR reunion ideas ...  i.e., successful venues, food/caterers and bands/music ...

 

Email info to albanyhightimes@aol.com with ALL CONTACT INFO!

 

ALSO ... Looking for LOST CLASSMATES

This page might be of help ...

Click here: Lost Classmates? How to Find 

 

 

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    ~ CLUES!!! ~ 

 

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*** The touching story behind the hymn 'What a Friend We Have In Jesus." http://www.youtube.com/embed/tKjUoE2fack

~ Howard Law, Class of 1952
 

*** All of us Indians still in Albany ... a new radio station ... FM88.3 plays nothing but 50's and 60's music and no commercials. Reminds me of the Pavilion @ Radium Springs or the Hangout @ P.C. ... may want to check it out ...

~ Fred Sumpter (’56) 

 

*** This one is new to me..... a very young Indian, Ray (Ragsdale) Steven’s ....

Click here: Ray Stevens - Honkytonk Waltz - YouTube

 

 

~ Tom Herrington (’56)

 

 

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Congratulations!

50th Wedding Anniversaries and beyond ... 

 

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  The Tarpley’s:  Tommy, Class of 1952, and wife, Patricia Tarpley celebrated their 50th Anniversary at Holly Hills Country Club September 23, 2014 with special guests traveling from Japan! 

See pictures at http://drtomtarpley.com/50th/index.htm

 

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Send your 50th anniversaries and beyond

to albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

 

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  YOU ASKED?

 

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RESPONSE from Peggy Schmidt Singletary to the last month's question, Is there an email or contact for Peggy Schmidt Singletary?” !

A ~ Walt Green (’67) forwarded the January "News & Clues" to me!  Please add me to your e- mailings.  I am Peggy Schmidt Singletary, Class of 1968.  I was married to Donnie Singletary, Class of 1968.  Donnie passed away November16, 2014.  He played baseball and football at Albany High, Chipola Jr. College and University of GA.  Please tell me where I can make a contribution to this wonderful web site!

 

I am the daughter of Alice Heidt Schmidt Class of 1944, sister of Billy Ray Schmidt Class of 1962 and Patty Schmidt Hamilton, Class of 1966. Sincerely,

~ Peggy Schmidt Singletary ('68)

 

A ~ Six years ago, Peggy married Donnie Singletary (class of '68).  Donnie passed away in November 2014.  Here is Peggy's email address. I hope this helps!  Thank you so much for all that you do to keep AHS Indians informed!
~ Amy Robertson Beaver (’68)

 

? ~  I have tried to email B.B. Rhodes ('52) with the address in the list that you send to our class, and it didn't work.  Could you send me his email address. I have a question about the whereabouts of Howard Law ('52).

~ Cathy Holt Norton ('52)

 

 A ~ Cathy, I emailed Howard, and asked permission to send his email address to you.  He responded, Please send. Thank you.  A few years ago I visited her city but had no idea she lived there. Would have looked her up.”

~ Howard Law (’52)

 

? ~ Could anyone tell me how to locate Ted Mauldin?

~ Myra Clark Johnson ('57)

 

? ~ You have a Robert Gene Watson listed as deceased for the Class of ‘65 and I can find no one of that name.  Could this be Gene "Big Daddy" Watson, Class of 64?  He was a great friend of mine and I lost track of him years ago.

 

He had a younger brother named Phillip but he moved away from Albany several years ago so I could no longer keep track of Gene.......

~ Tommy Weekley, Class of ‘66 (originally '65)

 

NOTE:  Gene has been moved to his correct class year… 1964

 

RESPONSES:

A ~ That is who it was … Gene "Big Daddy" Watson!

~ Ted Horton (’65)

 

A ~ Yes, that was “Big Daddy”. He lived in Travelers Rest, SC, and died March of 2014.

~ Philip Watson ('65)

 

A ~  I cannot…

~ Margaret  Green Brannan (’66)

 

A ~  I think you are right, Tommy.  "Big Daddy" was in ‘64 same as me.

~ Jimmy Bence (’64)

 

A ~ Mark Slappey might know. I will ask him.

~ Anne Chestnut Rackley (‘66)

 

A ~ In the 1964 annual, Gene is pictured with the seniors; however on the Albany High Times "In Memoriam" page, he is listed as 1965, so I do not know. Possibly some of the "boys" would know.

~ Elizabeth Trulock Neace (’64)

 

A ~ Yes, I have learned the same thing. It is the same Gene.

~ Anne Chestnut Rackley (’66)

 

RESPONSE: Thanks to all the people who responded to my inquiry about my friend Gene Watson. I hadn't seen Gene in many years but I guess I always had it in the back of my mind that one day we would run into each other and talk about our shoestring trips to P.C., the time we tried brewing some homemade wine in his mom's kitchen. It took us about two hours of cleanup after the explosion, and the days of cruising Slappey on a dollar's worth of gas.

 

Sadly, that won't happen now, so if you have an old friend that you've contemplated looking up, get to it. I have another old buddy that I will try to have a word or two with. Peace......

~ Tommy Weekley

 

? ~  Several of us from Knollwood Elementary School in Decatur, GA are trying to find RICKY HUFF who moved to Albany before we began Avondale High School.  In looking for him, we recalled WHERE he had moved and found his name on your Albany High Times’ website. Can anyone tell us where Ricky is currently or do any of you know if he is, indeed, the classmate from Knollwood?

Thanks.

Linda Young Price Avondale High, Class of '64

lyprice@aol.com

 

A ~  Linda - did y'all look on FaceBook - there is a Ricky Huff in LaGrange GA.  I will send your note to Class of 1964.

~ BSH

 

? ~ Thank you for taking the time (and trouble?) to compose and post the Missing Classmates Index. I was looking for someone else when I FOUND myself listed.

 

You have my permission to forward this message to the 1962 Class Contact person.

~ Janet Beat Poindexter, Class of 1962

 

A ~ Janet … have forwarded your contact information to Charles Gillespie, keeper of the 1962 tribe!

 

*** SPECIAL REQUEST ***

 

***  I asked The Albany High Times last month about the whereabouts Sheri Bailey, Class of ‘63 and if had anyone heard from or about her.

 

I just got a response from her younger brother Bob Bailey, after he got our Christmas Card, and he gave permission to post this,.  Sadly, I have bad news.


Sheri, who you might remember used to sing with the
Melonettes at Albany High among other things, is suffering from advanced Alzheimer's and dementia.  He says she seems happy and chatty and seems to recognize random things from her past, so if anyone would like to send her a card or an old picture ,,, you might “could” help brighten her day.

 

Bob visits her every couple of days, reads her mail to her, helps her eat her lunch and he says if you care to send something to her, the address is:

Ms. Sheri Bailey

Aristocrat Special Care Center

252 Robert H Bradley Dr.

Alamogordo, NM 88310

 

You will not get a reply, and if/when anything else happens I’ll post it here for folks to see.
 

God bless her, Bob and his family for taking care of her and anyone else who’s suffering from this terrible disease. My dad died from complications from Alzheimer's and the truth is, I’d rather drop dead from a heart attack than drift away like this.  Thank all of you Indians.

~ T.F. “Skip” Porterfield, Class of 1963

 

 ? ~ I don't know about the rest of you, but sometimes I don't remember receiving something that was sent to me.  In this case, I have an Indian wanting to know about an article I sent him ... the article was about an AHS Indian who flew the SR-71 Blackbird for 4 years CAN ANYONE HELP? 

 

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  AHS

Class Websites

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http://www.1955.albanyhightimes.com

http://albanyhightimes.com/1960.htm

http://www.ahs1963.us

  http://www.albanyhighschool64-65.org/ http://www.65.org/sellfolio.html

http://www.ahs76.webs.com

http://www.ahsclassof81.zoomshare.com

 

*** If your class has a website - please email your link to: albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

 

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  Check out FaceBook

for

AHS FaceBook Links

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You must be a member and signed on to

FaceBook to open these pages. 

Make sure you "like" the page!

 

* Albany High Times Website @ Facebook

* Ahs ClassofFiftyfive

* Ahs ClassofSixty

* Albany High Class of 1961 (4) 

* (1) Albany High School Classes of 1964-65 Reunion

* AHS Class of 1969

* Albany High School Class of 1970

* Albany GA. Kids' of the 70's....

* Albany High School Class of 1974 Albany, GA

* Albany High School Grads 1976-1983

* AHS/WHS Class of 1978

*** Email address for Class of '71 FaceBook:

ahsclass71.40th@groups.facebook.com

* AHS CLASS OF 1980

* AHS Class of 1983

* RIP Classmates of DHS AND AHS

* Click here: (60) Friends of Tift Park

 

ANY OTHER CLASSES to be listed?

 

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 Messages from FaceBook!!

 

*** Rebecca H Ford 4:14pm Feb 5, 2015 

Our friend and classmate, Phillip Watson ('65) passed away this morning. He is healed now, safe in the arms of Jesus. Please keep his wife Anita and his family in your prayers as they mourn his passing. Phillip was a life long friend.

 *** Karan Hughey Burgdorf  “likes” Albany High Times Website. 

*** Pat Rose Duggan January 18 at 7:25am Thank you for another great issue!

*** Those of you who only access Vintage Albany with mobile devices are missing out on a LOT of content. We have a huge photo section, videos and many files and links that cannot be accessed without a PC.

Click here: Vintage Albany Georgia

~ Betty Rehberg (’74)

 

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WE WELCOME …

 

OUR NEW

“News & Clues”

 

Subscribers! 

 

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***  Peggy Schmidt Singletary, Class of 1968

 

*** Please put Julia Christian’s name on the AHS Times list. She is a 1973 graduate of AHS. Thank you.

~ Ponny Manuel (’55)

 

*** Please add my name and contact info below to your list of classmates for l964 at Albany High. Thank you,

Penny Musgrove Teel (’64)

 

NOTE: Penny .... WELCOME!!! I only keep email addresses. So did you want me to publish that in the newsletter? OR if your class doesn't have it, would you want me to pass it on to them?

 

*** Yes, please pass my address, etc. on to the Class of '64 for their information, I would be so grateful.

Thank you so much.

~ Penny

 

*** Please add Janice Ivey Bass. I graduated in 1964 from AHS, and was born and raised in AlbanyEd and Billy Ivey are brothers.

~ Janice Ivey Bass, Class of 1964

 

*** Please add (Mr.) Pat Thompson, Class of 1995 to the AHTS' news letter.

~ David Cuthbertson (’60)

 

*** Lisa Nichols Allison, AHS Class of 1977

 

 

 

 

 

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*** NOTE this month’s heading!!!  A copy of the February 14, 1951 POW-WOW, sent by Jon Crawford, Class of 1954!   Jon writes, “This was our Freshman year. It's in sad shape but still I treasure it.

 

NOTE:  Thanks Jon!  Perfect timing!

 

***  I was interested to read the update on Amy Watkins 1946. I met her in San Francisco about 1990. She was working in a travel store in the Marina District and I worked in a law office in the neighborhood and was browsing during my lunch hour. I overheard her talking to another customer and, when she was free, I said to her, "I'm from the South and you sound familiar. Where are you from?"

 

When she said, "Albany, Georgia," I was stunned. We tried to find people we knew in common and Martha (Sissy) Reames was one. By the way, Sissy died in 2008 and, according to her Albany Herald obituary, she was in the Class of 1936.

The encounter, combined with a previous one I'd had, made me think there must be a distinctive Albany accent. In the early 1980s I was a supervisor with the Social Security Administration in Redwood City, California, when a middle-aged man with a problem asked to "speak to a supervisor." After I had talked to him a bit he asked where I was from.  I responded, "Georgia," and he said, "Oh, Albany?" Again, I was stunned and asked how he knew. His response: "That's where my ex-wife was from and you sound just like her." That didn't sound very promising, but he didn't seem to hold it against me.

Thanks for all your hard work on the Albany High Times. I enjoy it very much.

~ Kay Hackney Grant, Class of 1961

 

*** I think that I have decided how to label my class pictures. One problem was that the format concerning the dates and grades changed as we went through elementary school, junior high school, and high school. Another problem was that a school year started in one calendar year and ended in another.

In elementary school, class pictures were usually taken in the Fall and the date on the sign board in front of the class (if there was one) was the calendar year that the grade started. For example, the sign board in front of my sixth grade class says 1954. The class started about September 1954 and finished about June 1955.

Then in junior high school, there were grades (7th and 8th in my time), but there didn't seem to be any reference to class years or class names.

Finally in high school, the date that we were to graduate followed us from the day we started high school until we graduated (in my case four years later) although we did go through stages as freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. For example, I was in the class of 1961, from when I started as a freshman, in September of 1957, until I graduated as a senior in June of 1961.

So, my class pictures attached to this e-mail have file names of 'start year - end year' 'school name' 'grade number' 'my name'. I hope this helps. Thank you once again for all that you do.

~ Wren Harris, Class of 1961

 

NOTE:  When Wren first sent pictures to me, I had not started to receive as many school pictures as later arrived ... and I will admit ... I had not started a system whereby they would be posted or store.  Since then I have ... but when he wrote recently and asked about his pictures, I could not even talk intelligently with him.  So, requested he send them again ... and all are now posted on their proper pages.  His pictures are:

1st grade, Broad Street Elementary @ http://albanyhightimes.com/broad_avenue.htm; 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, Palmyra Elementary @ http://albanyhightimes.com/broad_avenue.htmand 7th and 8th grades, Albany Junior High @ http://albanyhightimes.com/broad_avenue.htmPictures are grouped under graduation years. If you recognize any of the teachers whose names are mentioned anywhere on these pages, please submit them - it would be nice to have them posted!

 

Wren Harris' 7th grade, Albany Junior High

 

*** I was receiving mail from you. However, I had a computer glitch and would like to rejoin your group. Name is Homer F. Cole. I lost a lot of websites and would like to receive your news again.  I moved to Texas in 1955 and graduated there from Robert E. Lee high. I attended school at Broad, McIntosh and Flint from 1949 to 1955. Thank you.

~ Homer Cole (class unknown)

 

*** I have a new email account, please update my email Hope all is well, God bless!

~ Jo Wright Hughes (’54)

 

*** Please add my mother, Betty Louise George Fordham - AHS '39, to the Deceased Classmates List.  She died in June 1990. Also, my father, Ernest Lamar Fordham would have graduated from AHS in 1938, but left prior to graduation to join the US Army. He was on the football and track teams while at AHS and played for Harold McNabb. He died in November, 2001 Thank you,

Ernie Fordham - AHS '61

Ernest Lamar Fordham, Jr.

 

NOTE: Ernie - as far as the Albany High Times goes ... ONCE AN INDIAN ... ALWAYS AN INDIAN!!!  I'll add both your mother and father!

 

***  I was checking the “In Memoriam” and discovered my mom, Emily Beatie Holt, was not listed under 1929.  I guess I just thought it would have been automatic. Thanks for correcting this. She died in February 2012.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed your write up about your trip of a lifetime!!!!!!  So glad to share.

~ Cathy Holt Norton '52

 

NOTE:  It should have been automatic, Cathy, and I apologize ... my fault.  Your mother is now in the 1929 section of "In Memoriam".  She was, until her death, the oldest living "Indian" ... she appears on "The Oldest Living Indian" page with the current oldest living Indian, Ana Lois Kingsley Green at ... http://albanyhightimes.com/oldest_living.htm 

 

 

*** Received word that Don Shirley’s wife, Wandell Shirley passed away.

~ Leon Perrett ('56)

 

*** In the Dallas Morning News this morning, I noticed this obituary for William Holland. It states that he graduated from AHS in 1942. He is divorced and has no children, but lists a brother and nieces living in California.  It says he will be interred in Albany at Riverside Cemetery. It doesn't say when or who is handling the arrangements.

~ Carol (Dorsey) Thompson ('61)

 

***This is about Nona Ammons Wood who graduated with us in 1946.  She and I were the best of friends and have stayed in touch all these many years, but somehow I missed the notice of her death and knew nothing until her daughter Lori found my name and number and called me.

 

Nona lived most of her married life in Columbus, GA.  She and Cassie Rakel Bowick ('46) both lived there.

 

She passed on February 8th and was buried in Albany, GA.  Graveside services were February 10th at River Side Cemetery.

~ Chris Clifton Gibbs, Class of 1946

 

***  Thank you for all you do to keep us connected and informed. We have now lost 68 1960 classmates.

~ Jim Hall (’60)

 

*** It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Phillip Watson('65) on Feb. 5th, in Macon. It had only been a few weeks ago that Phillip had responded to my inquiry about his brother Gene. He had seemed fine at the time.  He was one of my first friends when my family moved to Albany in 1959, so I had known him for 55 years. RIP, brother.....

~ Tommy Weekley('66)

 

 

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In Memoriam ...
Not where I breathe,
but where I loved ... I live ...
 

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*** Pearl Israel, Class of 1939, died November 25, 2006

 

*** Willie Lee "Billie" Israel, Class of 1939, died May 12, 1993

 

*** Betty Louise George Fordham - AHS '39, mother of Ernest Lamar Fordham, Jr. (’61)

 

*** Ernest Lamar Fordham would have graduated from AHS in '38, father of Ernest Lamar Fordham, Jr. (’61)

 

*** John Ross Arrowood, Jr., Class of 1942; died April 13, 1989

 

*** William Henry Avirett, Sr., Class of 1942; died May 1, 1997

 

*** Charles E. Bentley, Class of 1942; died 1981

 

*** Wandell Richardson Shirley, wife of Don Shirley, Class of 1956

 

*** Mary Prudence Lewis Brown, Class of 1942

 

***  Paul Clinton Poole, Jr., Class of 1961

 

*** Linda Buckhalter Skinner, Class of 1961?; died July 4, 2010

 

***  Judy Kay McArthur Collins, Class of  1970;

died January 19, 2009

 

*** Robin August Coleman, Class of 1974

 

*** William Tate Holland Jr. (Bill), Class of 1942

 

*** Mary Prudence Lewis Brown, Class of 1942

 

*** Cathy Lynn Noel, Class of 1975

 

*** Peggy Tanner Calhoun, Class of 1956, sister of Wilda Tanner Headrick

 

*** Cathy Lynn Noel, Class of 1975

 

*** Jimmy Moore, Class of 1960

 

*** Lionel Joseph “LJ” Palardy, Class of 1959

 

***  Philip Watson, Class of 1965

 

*** Bonnie Watson Hartley, Class of 1959

 

*** Joselyn Mendiola Cruz, 37 of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  We have no class year.

 

*** Jack Thornton, husband of Frankie Tennile Thornton, Class of 1953

 

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Note: Thanks to all who send notices and/or obituaries of AHS Indians inside and outside of Albany. We may not otherwise be aware of our losses.  
 
FYI: Email notices and/or obituaries are first sent to the deceased’s class, and if they are Indians, to the classes of the spouse, child, or parents, as soon as possible.   Each is then listed in the Albany High Times' "News & Clues", and also on the Albany High Times "In Memoriam" webpage : Click here: In Memoriam - Our Deceased Classmates - AHS Albany GA

Please send corrections or additions to
albanyhightimes@aol.com
 
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   RESPONSES

TO PREVIOUS "NEWS & CLUES"

ARTICLES

 

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Albany Cardinal’s

“Vinegar Bend” Mizell

 

*** VBM (“Vinegar Bend” Mizell) rented a room in The Buxbaum home across the street from the Bierman /Tarpley residence at 509 Third Avenue.  Note: daughter Jean married Henry Gortatowsky, who owned The Albany Theater.
 

VBM frequently played catch in our front yard with brother Billy and me, as well as the Calhoun boys Buddy and Edwin. The Buxbaum home was not a rooming house.  Just a point of clarification, cause I was there.

As usual keep up the good work, it takes me back to the wonderful days of my youth and remembrance of a great place and era to grow up in.  May not be politically correct but Go Indians!

~ Tommy Tarpley (’52)
 

*** Can you please give me the website or whatever for Sunny Rackley's article regarding the Albany Cardinals baseball team? I read it just the other day and now, when I bring up the November 2014 edition of the Albany High Times, it is the January 2015 edition. I guess the other one disappeared. 

 

My husband, Sonny Logan ('48) was the bat boy for the Cardinals when he was 10 years old and we have a picture made at the stadium with him and the team.  I wanted to let him read the article which, as I said, I just read at the end of last week (maybe Friday).  Thank you for any help you can give me.
~ Betty Dunn Logan, Class of 1949

 

Note:  When I publish a new "News & Clues" the previous one goes to "Archives" - that is why it changed!

Click here: Albany High Times' "News & Clues" Archives

 

HOWEVER - when I was going through that process, I realized I had not changed the November date to December - so that further confused you!  So I am sending the link to the December 2014 issue to you.

Enjoy!

 

*** Thanks again, Beverly. I pulled it up and read it to Sonny. We will look up that website mentioned and read about it. Sonny's mother quite often fed the whole team. She had 12" pie plates and I still have one of them. The picture I mentioned was in black and white. I took it to CVS and they cleaned it up and colorized it. They asked me what color to use and, of course, it was red!

~ Betty Dunn Logan, Class of 1949

 

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   ALBANY INTERESTS

 

9th Albany Marathon

~ Joann Roark Arneson ~

 

The Albany Marathon is really a big event for downtown and it generates a lot of interest. I am just a Road Marshall or Cheerleader, and have seen several classmates running!  Here is information from their website:

 

The 9th Albany Marathon will take place March 7, 2015. This is a top ten Boston Marathon qualifier. The Albany race is ranked as one of the top Boston qualifiers in the country. With over 20% of all marathon finishers qualifying, this is one of the nation's fastest marathons. There are three divisions: the marathon is 26.2 miles, half marathon is 13.1 miles and a division for wheelchair and hand crank participants. The Albany Marathon & Half Marathon awards $12,000 in prize money to marathon finishers, including $3,000 first male and female, $2,000 second male and female, $1,000 third male and female. All age category and masters will receive awards for the top three finishers.

 

All race proceeds benefit the Willson Hospice House.

 

The marathon prides itself on giving the runners an extraordinary experience with a weekend full of fun events. The marathon and half marathon are open to runners and walkers of all ages and skills.

 

Albany, Georgia offers a flat, spectator-friendly course. It is billed as an extraordinary experience, with plenty of Southern hospitality! The course is filled with supportive volunteers, cheering spectators and the chance to make great friends.

 

Runners will be given a free admission ticket for the 14th Mardi Gras Festival. It is an all day event that kicks off downtown at noon and features bands, kids activities, vendors, Kid Zone and crafters until 8 pm.

 

It will be located along the 100 block of Pine Ave. Admission is $5 per visitor, children 10 and under free with paid visitor.

 

If you are interested in volunteering go to www.albanymarathon.com for information.

 

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 RADIUM SPRINGS / SKYWATER 

 

***  Posted on Vintage Albany Georgia by Jaxon Riley: “Radium Springs was a sacred ceremonial site for early Native Americans in the area of present day Albany. They called the site "Skywater", believing that the blue of the sky fell into the spring's "magical" waters.”  Jaxon posted the incredible link below.  I highly recommend you spend a little time at a very special place in the lives of many Indians … including the AHS Indians (smile)!!!

http://matthewinatl.com/pasado/radium_springs.php

 

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The Albany Theatre in very Bad Shape

 

Grant Funds Historic Structure Survey

 

Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:00 PM EST Updated: Jan 20, 2015 5:10 PM EST

By Aaryn Valenzuela

http://www.walb.com/story/27896554/albany-theatre-in-very-bad-shape

 

*** I came to your Albany High Times "Landmarks" site (click here) http://albanyhightimes.com/landmarks.htm   and found an old picture of Dupree Drugs to illustrate. If you believe people would be interested in illustrations of old landmarks, please forward my information.

 

Thank you,

Patrick Carter

The Art of Patrick J. Carter

info@patrickjcarter.com

229-395-7066

 

 

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