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

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

 120th Edition ~ 12/21/2016

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

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

                     

 

We, at HerringtonHome, have had a rough year. So may some of you. For us, some things in life were overwhelming ... perhaps for some of you too. After Christmas, I discovered this wonderful little piece in First Magazine's January edition. It was written, not by an Indian, or anyone I knew ... but by Vicki Bufett, 63, who shared her new-found perspective ... "A New Lease on Life"!! She writes ... "As my husband and I watched the ball drop on News Year's Eve, I was miserable. My kids were grown and living 600 miles away. Not only did I feel lost and useless, but I was noticing more wrinkles by the day, so the prospect of saying goodbye to another year filled me with dread. "Geez, I wish I had her slim figure and half her energy!" as I glared at the perky young emcee on TV. "What's you resolution?' Ms. Perky asked a woman in the crowd, who looked to be about my age. 'To keep an open heart every day' the woman beamed, flashing a big smile. "With a jolt, I wondered how long it had been since I'd smiled like that. Or when was the last time I'd done anything with an open heart. As I looked at the woman, I realized the joy in her eyes made her just as pretty as the young host. As the clock struck midnight, I gave my husband a long kiss. "Any resolutions? he asked. I flashed him a big smile and felt a burst of joy that made me feel young again, as I proclaimed, "To keep an open heart"!!!

 

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!!! INDIAN PRIDE !!!

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Permit a comment on our Indian selected for Indian Pride this month!

Sometimes I have difficulties finding a deceased Indian's class (to add to "In Memoriam").  I first email classes that are similar in age to the deceased, and always those Indian responses are very much appreciated!  Most times ... the responses give me the correct class just by looking in their annuals.  However, the responses for Bernice Lippitt were conflicted and iffy for the most part.  The obituary in hand was brief, and for some time, Bernice remained a puzzlement ... her real name AND her class.  Finally my searches paid off ... and I hit the pot of gold! I will tell you ... before my eyes was an obituary like no other I'd ever read  ... I wept, I laughed ... I loved her!  Now, you have probably never seen an obituary this long ... but I suggest you don't miss the specialness of the life of an Indian well worth our Indian Pride!!!  ~BSH

Bernice Lippitt Thomas

AHS Class of 1945

January 2 1929 - October 30, 2014

Architectural/Art Historian

Bernice Lippitt Thomas was born in Albany, Georgia in 1929. Her father was the City Attorney of Albany, and her mother was a woman of many accomplishments. Among others, she was the amateur golf champion and amateur badminton champion of Georgia. There is a film of Bernice's mother putting against Dizzy Dean for $150 a putt (which was real money in those days). Bernice's grandfather was the Mayor of Albany in 1904-05, and a City Councilman.

The Lippitts have several distinguished American ancestors, including Henry Lippitt (Governor of Rhode Island, 1875-77), Charles Warren Lippitt (Governor of Rhode Island, 1896) and Henry Frederick Lippitt (U.S. Senator for Rhode Island, 1911-1917), among others.

Ms. Thomas did not turn to scholarly pursuits until late in life. She skipped a grade in her two high schools (Albany High School and Sullins Academy), graduated at age 16, then graduated from Vassar College at age 20 (in the Class of '49). She began graduate work at Columbia University, but dropped out to marry a seminary student, the Rev. Dr. Owen C. Thomas, who subsequently taught New Testament Theology at the Episcopal Theological School (now Episcopal Divinity School). Bernice settled down as a faculty wife in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she raised 3 children: Aaron, Addison and Owen, Jr. Rev. Thomas was also the summer pastor at Emmanuel Church in Dublin, New Hampshire for 18 years.

Once her children were grown, Bernice went back to school, finished her Master's in Art History at Boston University, then earned her Ph.D. in Medieval Art and Sculpture from B.U. (also studying at the University of Chicago).

Bernice Thomas found beauty in unlikely places. For example: in Kress 5&10 cent store architecture, Coca-Cola bottling plant architecture, and in post office architecture and murals. Most scholars today are supported by an academic career, but Bernice had little outside help for her work. She was ahead of her time, and today would probably receive a lot more recognition for what she achieved.

It's hard to keep the chronology straight, but to support her independent scholarship, Bernice took jobs at: Emory University; the State Office of Historic Preservation in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Honolulu Academy of Arts; Hudson River Heritage; the Dutchess County Historical Society; and the National Gallery of Arts' Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA).

Here are some details about her most popular book:

"In America's 5 & 10 Cent Stores: The Kress Legacy (National Building Museum and Preservation Press/John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997), Bernice Thomas tells the story of the more than 200 stores designed and built that set a new standard in commercial architecture."

Growing up in Albany, Georgia, the teenage Bernice whiled away countless hours at the downtown Kress 5 & 10 Cent Store. It was on a visit to that same store in 1984, long after its windows had been boarded up, that she stopped the car and thought, "Why, you're beautiful. You look just like a medieval reliquary." She moved a few months later to Honolulu, and discovered a large Mediterranean Revival Kress store, also boarded up, and thought, "There's a story here." Bernice then embarked on an odyssey across 29 states, and visited 260 buildings that had been Kress stores, photographed them and talked to the people who used to work there.

Ironically, the two Kress stores that inspired Ms. Thomas' book were subsequently torn down, during her research. Bernice's way to prevent further destruction was to get the word out that Kress buildings were important.

Bernice convinced the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to fund her research on Kress stores. She discovered that many records of the Kress architectural division, thought to be discarded, still existed in the basement of Genesco, Inc., which had acquired Kress in 1964. Genesco subsequently donated the records to the National Building Museum in Washington. The National Building Museum also organized an exhibition on the Kress store architecture (based on Bernice's work) in 1997.

"Thomas…focuses on the variety store, which until now has been almost completely ignored by scholars. Even more to the point, her inquiry centers on…artistic expression. Yes, artistic expression." (Richard Longstreth, George Washington U., in Foreword to Kress book)."

"Kress stores have become Main Street icons - often praised for their architectural excellence and attention to detail."

"The architectural department at Kress produced designs for retail stores that were often the most striking buildings in town…. Kress stores were elegant, stylish, well appointed, and individually designed."

Many Kress buildings still survive around the country, including stores in downtown Seattle, Ballard, and Wenatchee, Washington.

Growing up in the Deep South, Bernice was always passionate about civil rights, and she also pointed out that five and dime stores, including the Kress stores, became symbols of the African-American cause.

(Sources of above information on Kress book include: "Thomas studies the beauty of commercial architecture", Emory U. Perspectives, January 20, 1998; book review by Carter L. Hudgins, Historic Charleston Foundation, The Public Historian, Fall 1998; Peter Leonard, "Thomas puts pizzazz in history", Poughkeepsie Journal, October 1, 1999; and Jim Sweeney, "Kress Dime Stores", Oklahoma Today, November-December 1997).

Other books by Ms. Thomas include:
- The Stamp of FDR: New Deal Post Offices in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Fleischmans / Purple Mountain Press, 2002) - on the architecture, murals, and influence of President Roosevelt on six New Deal post offices.
-The Kress book and FDR Post Office book are both available at Amazon.com.
- Dean Hoffman's Grand Design (exhibition catalogue) - on the architecture of General Seminary in New York.

Ms. Thomas' numerous published articles have explored: Coca-Cola bottling plant architecture (3 articles); Coca-Cola bottle sculpture; a mural of cranberry pickers in the Wareham, MA post office; a mural of coal miners in the Renton, WA post office (Columbia Magazine, Washington State Historical Society, 2008-09); hidden portraits in Hawaii's churches; stained-glass angels in Vassar College chapels; and the Bishop's Seal in the Christ of Autun, France (her Ph.D dissertation in 1984). She may have an article pending in the Georgia Historical Society journal, on post office murals in rural Georgia (with photos by her niece, Gray Griffith).

Ms. Thomas lived in the Evergreen Court retirement community in Bellevue, Washington from 2005 to 2014. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Bellevue, and served on its Vestry.
  Bernice Thomas Obituary - Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home | Seattle WA

  

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     Our Indians Who Served!!!

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Donn Kelly, Class of 1960
Olin Brimberry, Class of 1954
Randy Brimberry, Class of '66

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Browse!!!

http://albanyhightimes.com/military_service.htm http://albanyhightimes.com/their_stories.htm  http://albanyhightimes.com/military_spouses.htm


*** If you have served, let me add your name! I will need:
1. Your full name: (maiden and married names)
2. PLUS your AHS class year!

email to: albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

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UP-COMING AHS REUNIONS

 

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*** Class of 1967 ***

50th Reunion

Friday April 21, 2017

6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Stonebridge Golf & Country Club

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It will soon be 50 years since we left AHS in 1967 ... a good reason to have a party on Friday, April 21, 2017.  Your committee has been working for several months to make it fun and memorable!

* Cost - $30 per person: dinner, entry fee, etc.

* Cash Bar

 

To Register and pay:

Send checks and information to: Colony Bank Attention: Phil Franklin

2609 Ledo Road Albany GA 3170 Payable to AHS Class of 1967

 

Reunion Committee Details are forthcoming!!  

 

Send your questions or suggestions to:

Email: Gloria Middleton Haguewood or Walt Green

at Fab50ahs57@gmail.com

*** Also on  Saturday, April 22nd ...

Register separately to round out your weekend!!

 

Join with other AHS 60's classes for

The 4th Annual

"AHS Classes of the 60's Birthday Bash"

(see announcement below for further info)

 

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 ~ 4th Annual ~

AHS Class of the 60's Birthday Bash

"Shagging on the Boulevard"

Saturday,  April 22, 2017

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Hosted by Mike Patterson

For details and to register for this event ...

Contact:  MIKE - 229-420-8654 or ahsbirthdaybash@aol.com  

 

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*** Class of 1957 ***

60th Reunion

May 12 - 13, 2017 (date change)

@ Merry Acres Inn

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The Class of '57 Reunion Committee will take place on the weekend of May 12th and 13th, 2017, and the venue for both nights will be Merry Acres.

 

We would like for our class members to e-mail their e-mail addresses as well as their mailing addresses to us, and if there are some who haven't quite figured out the computer/internet workings yet, they could call either Mariellen or me.

 

Merry Acres Motel has "blocked out" some rooms for us which can be accessed by calling them at 229.435.7721, and telling the reservation clerk that they are attending the "Class of '57 Reunion".

 

By providing this much advance notice, it allows our classmates to go ahead and put a 2nd or 3rd mortgage on their home to pay for the face lift, tummy tuck, toupee and dental implants!

 

We haven't had a reunion since our 50th in 2007, which by all accounts was the best AHS Reunion ever had.  Ray Ragsdale Stevens entertained us Friday night at a grand piano with a medley of his many songs, and then on Saturday night we danced to the music of a 16 piece orchestra that he brought down at his expense from Nashville. Albany had never seen nor heard a band like this one. They played all the songs from our era and sounded as good as if not better than the original artists.

 

YOUR  CONTACTS:

Mariellen Johnson Bateman

229.395.5338  - dahlin@bellsouth.net 

 

Jerry Brimberry

229.435.1507 - jwbrim@bellsouth.net  

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*** Class of 1962 ***

55th Reunion

May 19 - 20,  2017

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We are planning a weekend to reminisce and update each other on our lives since high school.

 

Please plan to join us on May 19th & 20th, 2017.

 

On Friday we will gather at the old Carnegie Library downtown. On Saturday, Paul and Debbie Wallace have again invited us to gather under the trees at their home. Invitations will go out after the first of the year (late January or February). I will also keep Albany High Times updated.

 

If you have any input or want to be part of the planning please contact:

* Jonnie Holley Douglas:  jonnieholleydaouglas@gmail.com

* Eleanor Banks Simpson: ysam04@mchsi.com

* Joann Roark Arneson:  jprarneson@aol.com

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~ Class of 1962 Girls Luncheon

~ by Joann Roark Arneson

 

The Christmas luncheon at Dorothy King Combs home was a delight. We arrived slowly between 11:15 and 12:15, forgetting how far we had to drive! Judy thought she was closer and Evelyn got on the wrong road! Joann drove from Albany with Eleanor and Jerri Humphrey Poe (of Tifton). We were happy to have Jerri join us again. Dorothy's husband, Richard, read the Christmas story for us and Kay shared a column she wrote in 1979 titled, "Oh Kay! Nostalgia ... " asking "Is there life after high school?"   It included some thoughts from our era. (I'll have to get a copy for the N&C.). We again climbed the stairs for a group picture. My apologies to Carolyn Reeves Walters - the sun was in her face.

 

Going up the stairs, we are: Carolyn Reeves Walters, Evelyn Reeves Reynolds, Joann Roark Arneson, Kay Smith Pedrotti, Dorothy King Combs, Eleanor Simpson Banks, Jerri Humphrey Poe, Donna Bland Dowling (guest), Judy Burgess Byrd, Gladys Duke McDonald, and Jonnie Holley Douglas. We wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and the best in the New Year.

 

*** See other luncheon pics at: http://albanyhightimes.com/'62%20girls'_luncheons.htm 

 

*** See our 70th Birthday Pictures ... http://albanyhightimes.com/1962.htm

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TRIBE NOTES

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*** I loved your article about the (new AHS) cafeteria. Yes, our food was cooked there. I remember great pies! I treated myself every Friday with a big slice. If memory serves me, the head of the cafeteria staff was Maureene Bass's mom. I can't remember her first name, but the food was great! What kids would say that today about cafeteria food?
~ Ruth Honick ('58)

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In looking over the memorial list, here's my cousins who are not listed .... Helen Feingold - 1935, Lucille Feingold - 1937,  Blanche Feingold - 1941,  Marjorie Fisher - 1941

~ Jerome Schine  ('43)

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Rena Lippitt, now deceased (see obituary above), was married to Bill Divine, a prominent attorney here in Albany. She died approximately 8 years ago and Bill is still living. They were mine and Lynda's next door neighbors since 1970.  In addition to her being a great neighbor she was very artistic whose works have been highly acclaimed ... don't know if you're familiar with the painting of the south Ga. plantations which she did, but they adorn the walls of many offices and homes. Her husband, Bill, was the law partner of one of our former governors, George Busbee.  Bill's address is 1616 Marbury Lane, Albany, 31707.

Thanks for all you do to keep the tribe in touch.

~ Jerry Brimberry, Class of 1957

*** Hello there!  Just wanted to send you this info maybe for the News and Clues.

On November 10, 2016, there were t
welve members/spouses of the Class of 1952 at Blackbeards
for spur of the moment good food. I was on my way back to Indiana from Florida and accepted BB and Elsie Rhodes' hospitality for the evening. Danetter Wingate Kaupp, Reba Stewart, Marie Medlock Glover, Margaret Rowe, Pat (Hancock) and Frank Winderweedle, Tom and May (Muse) Stonecypher, BB and Elsie Rhodes and I had a great time talking over old times and old teachers ,etc. It is so good to see long time friends. We did see Mary Alice Ramsey for a few minutes as we were leaving.

The next day I was able to visit with Janice Chastain Simmons ('50), at Phoebe Senior Care. She broke her femur and is in rehab. She looks great.

 

Phoebe Senior Care is on Beattie Road, and is named for my grandfather David L. Beatie. Notice the difference in spelling. The city got it WRONG!

I had many happy times on the farm on the corner of OLD Dawson Road and Beatie Road when growing up. Skating in the dairy barn AFTER it had been hosed down and riding my bike up and down the BIG hill. It doesn't seem so big anymore! Thanks for the News and clues and keeping us up to date.

~ Catharine Holt Norton, Class of 1952

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David and Frank Orgel were my neighbors growing up. David and I have kept in touch over the years due to sharing our love of chickens. He will be missed.

~ Pat McGirt Joffrion, Class of '61

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This is a wonderful article about Ms. Lippitt.  I'll send it to Ralph Calhoun's ('47) son Ralph, Jr., who is the curator of the Coca-cola Museum in Monroe, LA. As Ralph, Sr. is having computer difficulties, I printed a copy to send him. Happy Thanksgiving,

~ Joanie Calhoun (wife of James "Jim" Calhoun, Class of 1950).

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Amazing story of Bernice. Roberta, my wife, is a graduate of Columbia Seminary in Decatur, GA on the edge of Atlanta. The fact that Bernice married a seminary graduate makes me wonder if she had graduate studies at Columbia Seminary and not at Columbia University. (Roberta is an ordained Presbyterian minister.)

At the time Bernice attended Albany Public Schools there were only eleven grades as I was in school there then. Due to this fact, my folks sent me to Marion Institute in AL to take the 12th grade. Instead, I took high school Chemistry and Math and the rest college courses.

About Kress Stores I recall in the Kress store in Albany which had a radio station, WGPC (World's Greatest Pecan Center), and the Kress Store sold a small heavy paper box ... and on its cover was in large letters PECAN with some photos of pecans and on the inside was a small, glass "p can". I thought their box was very clever and so did others, as it sold out many times.

I was blown away by Bernice's ancestors as well as  well as what she accomplished. I appreciate your letting me read it all now.

Best wishes for Thanksgiving.

~ Ed Martin, Jr., Class of 1945

 

NOTE:  I previously had sent the entire obituary to the classes of the 30's and 40's before publishing in "News & Clues"

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Sure was sorry to hear about Mrs. Green. She was good to a lot of us. She fed us many a meal after school before we had to go home. She baked cakes for us at football camp. She was almost like a second mother to a lot of us. If our own mothers knew sometimes why we were not hungry, they probably would have reimbursed her for the money she spent on us. Great lady!!!

~ Carlton Fordham ('55)

*** If Louise Hyde
is still listed as missing this might be useful:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=337490&GRid=47985151& 

~ Glen Jan Gosa, ('60) -  from information provided by Randall Barfield

 

***Thanks to Carol Fisher Marsh ('61) and Glen Gosa ('60) for sending information of the death of their classmate in 2010. I am removing her name from "Missing Classmates" and her name will appear in "News & Clues" and added to "In Memoriam". ~ BSH

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Just FYI ... Kay Reynolds McDaniel, Class of '56 has been deceased for some time. No other details are available. Her name can be removed from the "Missing Classmates" list.

~ Amanda Rogers-Kelley (class unknown)

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I can always remember my mother talking about the boy, Billy Gee!  He was paralyzed while playing football for the Indians. I really doubt he graduated; he never walked again. I do not know how he lived after this parents passed.
P.S. Gladys Dowdell ('41) may know the whole story.

~ Brenda Arnett Darbyshire ('67)


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Samuel Brown Lippitt, Jr. was listed as being graduated in the 1942-43 class on page 54 in the 1944 annual. There was no annual printed in 1943 because of the war.

~ Connie Thomas Pinkston, Class of 1950.

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I was just notified by the family that Beverly "Bev" Brown Harris, Class of 1963, died today. Beverly was married to Wren Harris, Jr., AHS Class of 1961. You may remember that Wren's mother and sister, Jalain (Class of 1965), died just a few weeks ago.

~ Bruce Garey, Class of 1963


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It is with a sad heart to learn of the passing of our good friend and AHS Indian Daniel (Roy) Lipsey. Roy had a 3 ˝ year battle with cancer and yet was always in good spirits when he sent out his updates on his treatments and how he felt.

~ Leon Perrett ('56)

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Classmate Dale Swilley Cox ('62), found this obituary in the paper Thursday morning and asked me if she was in our class. Carol Mauldin Rathel and I discussed it and looked her up in our annual before this picture was published. I do believe they are the same person and Carol is listed on our class roster. Don't know why they did not mention that she went to AHS and was a graduate. She sounds like she was a very nice lady. Sorry we did not know her better. I'm sure she has a few AHS friends who would like to know this.

~ Joann Roark Arneson, Class of 1962

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In Memoriam ...

Not where I breathe, but where I loved ... I live!

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*** Bernice Lippitt Thomas, Class of 1945
*** Helen Feingold, Class of 1935
*** Lucille Feingold, Class of 1937
*** Blanche Feingold, Class of 1941
*** Marjorie Fisher, Class of 1941
*** Mary Evie Gammage, Class of 1953; sister of Becky Gammage Dupree, Class of 1955
*** Christine Futch Stewart; sister of Jack and Sammy Futch, Class of 1955
*** Harriet Roach Baughn, Class of 1955
*** Louise Hyde Cooper, Class of 1957; sister of Evangeline, Martha and Joy Hyde
*** Henry Lamar Hatcher (61) of Albany, died Sunday, November 27, 2016. NOTE: No class available
*** Hyde, Emma Louise Cooper, Class of 1957
*** Harriet Roach Baughn, Class of 1955
*** Billy Gee, Class of 1942
*** Louise Hyde Cooper, Class of 1957; sister of Evangeline, Martha and Joy Hyde
*** John Lamar Reese Jr., husband of Sandra McKemie Reese, Class of 1953
*** Samuel Brown Lippitt, Jr., Class of 1942 - 43
*** Carol LaRue Snipes, Class of 1962
*** Wanda Bruner Andrews, Class of 1960

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*** Note: Thanks to all who send notices and/or obituaries of AHS Indians inside or 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 relatives 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 added the following month to the Albany High Times' "In Memoriam" webpage: In Memoriam - Our Deceased Classmates - AHS Albany GA

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

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INDIAN INTERESTS

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~  BETTY REHBERG  ~

  Class of 1974

 

One of the best known AHS Indians, (no matter the class),  is Betty Rehberg, Class of 1974.  Betty first created and posted Vintage Albany, GA on FaceBook in the summer of 2010.  Later, she added Vintage Georgia USA and Vintage Eatonton … but Vintage Albany, GA has been the huge success, not just to Indians, but throughout Albany GA ... no matter the school! 

 

If you read  "You Asked?" section below … she has responded to writer, Amanda Irle, Acquisitions Editor of The History Press who contacted Albany High Times looking for a person of interest!!! 

 

Betty is now working on an interesting project, and sends this message to you, the readers of the Albany High Times' "News & Clues' which reads as follows: "If any readers who have photos of restaurants, bars or any building or business that no longer exists, I would love to have them for my project.  Also please include any stories about such places."

 

Be a part of her new journey!  Contact her at:

Betty Rehberg: bettyreh@aol.com 

 

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AHS Students

Organize To Help Fire Victims

December 2, 2016

Submitted by Bruce Garey ('63)

Click here: AHS students organize to help fire victims - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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YOU ASKED? ? 

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?~  Hi Beverly, I hope you're well!  I'd like to introduce myself as the commissioning editor for Georgia at The History Press, a traditional, local and regional publishing company located in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

While researching the city, I found the website for Albany High Times and the many historic photos and memories it exhibits. Given your page's dedication to Albany's past, I thought I'd reach out to you to see if you might be able to recommend a good local author for a book on Albany for our Lost or Lost Restaurants series. Books in our Lost series honor communities and special places abandoned or transformed by progress and dignified modes of transportation replaced by speed. Images may be as nostalgic as people waving bon voyage from the glorious decks of long-retired ships or as stark as empty skyscrapers adorned with graffiti.

 

Books in our Lost Restaurants series typically feature iconic eateries that were once community staples but that are no longer present today. These books also include high-quality, historic images of the restaurants which generally create a sense of nostalgia for former regular patrons. Our books typically range from 33-38k words with 70-90 high quality images.

 

For a little background, The History Press is focused exclusively on publishing projects of local and regional history and culture. We handle all stages of the publishing process-from financing, editorial, design, and production to sales, marketing, and distribution-and compensate in the form of royalties. We publish a wide range of books, including brief histories of a town or neighborhood, the story of a local landmark, and collections of folklore and essays on the local culture. Here is a link to books in our Lost series:  Click here: Search

 

Please let me know if you or anyone you can recommend might be interested in discussing a book on Lost Albany or Lost Restaurants of Albany further. If you are interested, I'd be happy to send you a complimentary copy of a book in our Lost series to give you a closer look. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or ideas or would like more information. Take care!

Amanda Irle

Acquisitions Editor l The History Press

 

?~  Hi, my name is Cindy Diane Adams, Class of 1966 (Cindy A. Nichols).

 

I have not attended reunions in quite a few years, and I am hoping to locate an old classmate, Lanny Beach.  If anyone knows of his contact information, let me know.

~ Cindy Adams

cindyadams2015@gmail.com 

850-276-4363

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CLUES!

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 Yes, Christmas Day is over ...

but the "Story" never is!!! 

 

*** Ray (Ragsdale) Stevens' (Class of 1957) video, "Mary and Joseph and the Baby and Me" will bring a smile to your face!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-YRolqy8uQ#t=30

 

*** As a musician, and lover of exceptional music ... without a doubt, this is the most glorious presentation of "Mary Did You Know" I have ever had the pleasure of hearing.  Musically, it blows my mind!  As I watch, and listen to this talented group, "Voctave-A-Cappella"... it almost seems as if no singer has the same "part" in the arrangement!  The blended sounds are simply from heaven, and the last chord surely reaches heaven! Add to that, the man who wrote the song ... is singing his song.  He is not performing, friends ... he is INSIDE THE SONG, and that reaches out to the listener's heart and soul every time.  I will admit, music touches me as no sermon can, and I never tire of watching /hearing this particular offering of  the man who thought to ask Mary ... IF SHE KNOWS!  http://www.godvine.com/Voctave-A-Cappella-Mary-Did-You-Know-Is-Beautiful-10145.html

~ Beverly Smith Herrington ('55)

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Congratulations!

50th Wedding Anniversaries and beyond ...

*** Buster (Class of 1955) and Brenda Martin (Class of 1959) Wasden will have been married 57 years on December 31, 2016. They were married in 1959.

*** Percy M. and Eloise King Newton ('61) celebrate their 54 year wedding anniversary.  


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WE WELCOME OUR NEW
"News & Clues" Subscribers!!
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Thanks for sending me your e-mail regarding receiving notifications of the monthly publication and occasional etc. Yes, I would like to be included in receiving the notices. Please advise and keep in touch in reference to news of Albany and Albany High School. I am of the 1936 class. Think there are not many of us left. I, myself, am 97. Will be 98 in May. Thanks again.
*** Robert "Bob" Wolfe, Class of 1936

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Happy Thanksgiving to all AHS friends from a 1941 graduate!!  Please add my name to newsletter mail out.

~ Gladys Barnett Dowdell ('41)

 

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A H S Class Websites

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http://www.1955.albanyhightimes.com  http://albanyhightimes.com/1960.htm 

http://www.ahs1963.us

http://www.ahs76.webs.com 

*** If your class has a website or has been replaced by a new 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. Simply type selection in or paste in this box at top of page (replacing your name): 

 

* Albany High Times Website @ Facebook
* Ahs ClassofFiftyfive
* Ahs ClassofSixty
* Albany High Class of 1961 (4)
* (1) Albany High School Classes of 1964-65 Reunion
* (1) AHS-1965
* (1) Class of 64 and 65
* 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

FB address for Class of '71 below

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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