Thursday, September 29, 2011

Same Space, Different Time

Sixty years separate these pictures...note the shades descending from Truman's new porch on the left.  The kid has no clue about the significance or history of the place, nor I suspect, do most of those on the right.  However, the 29-year old man on the far left understood the place very well.

Dad had been recalled to the Air Force during the Korean War and the picture was taken during a working trip to the Pentagon.  Six years earlier, he was in the air over occupied Europe flying with the Eighth Air Force bomber streams.  He saw over 40 airplanes go down nearby him, came home, went to college, worked  a couple of years for a power company, and here he was in Washington.  Better than anyone else in the pictures, he understood the history and significance of the place.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dilbert - Powerpoint Portal

New wave managers have been spending extraordinary amounts of time--staff time, actually--farting around with these Powerpoint slides. They are used in place of the old chalk boards, overhead projector slides, and flip charts which aren't as pretty, but did get the job done for decades. Staff, who once went home at 5:00, now go home at 10:00; CEOs who once refereed their subordinates' squabbles or played golf, now spend entire days pestering their staff to make minor changes in the Powerpoint slides, as internal warfare rages amongst the subordinates. After all that, Dilbert's strip pretty clearly tells the story.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dilbert - Goal Setting

Saw a new CEO come to town once with this bit of nonsense in his mostly empty arsenal and try to graft it to an existing organization of highly experienced old timers. The most common response he got was, "you've got to be sh**ing me." Played out about like the cartoon suggests.


Speaks for itself.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

EHHS Class of 1964 / Meadowbrook, Sagamore Hill, Tandy Elementary 1952 – 1958

Note to Class of 1964 members: If you have elementary class pictures for your class, send them in for posting here.  (latest rev. 4.3.15)

Miss Patricia Hill, 1st grade: 1952-53

A second picture of Miss Hill's class this year, this time in her classroom:

Mrs. Alice Bennett, 1st grade: 1952-53

Mrs. Wilkens, 2nd grade: 1953-54

Miss Allie Meacham, 2nd grade: 1953-54

Mrs. Flemming, 4th grade: 1955-56

 Miss Wanda Nail, 4th grade: 1955-56

Mrs. Dovie Taylor, 4th grade: 1955-56

Mrs. Graham, 5th grade: 1956-57

Mrs. Jennie Mae Williams, 5th grade: 1956-57

Mr. Vance, 5th grade: 1956-57


Mrs Brown, 1st grade: 1952-53

Mrs. Darby, 2nd grade: 1953-54

Mrs. Girrard,  3rd grade: 1954-55

Mrs. Murphy, 4th grade: 1955-56

Mrs. Drake, 5th grade: 1956-57

(added 5/31/2013  6th grade)



 1956-57 5th Grade West Handley


Some of our '64s named thus far:

Mr. Vaughan 5th grade 1956-57 - Kathy Balthrop, Carol Parsons*, Jon Paul Daniels*, Dave Massey, Susan Warriner*, Bill Thomason, Jackie Pearson*, Ken Huddleston*, David Kynard*, Sherry Shepherd, Carolyn Mitchell*, Patrice Turner, Lanelle Cheslock*, Linda Helms, Janie Tangney*, Diane Hooton*, Sharon Elliott*, Sylvia Calloway*, Bryce Beyer*, Mike Warford*, Diane Richardson, Kathy Hewatt*, Vicki Smith*, Ted Moberg*, Charles Huff, Michael Matthews, Jimmy Hill*, Carl Johnson*, Lynn Cottingham*, Dale Mahan* David Richardson*, Cynthia Childs*

Mrs. Graham’s 5th grade, 1956-1957 - Sue Ellen Hullum*, Janis Smith, Don Pipes*, Barbara Volk, Gary Newton*, Diggs Lewis*, Larry Kelly, Jane Keith*, Johnny Dominy*, Robert Hart*, Bee Sterrett*, Jim Ward*, Janis Stone, Pamela Gladwin*, Meg Garland*, Jane Biggs, Roby Morris*, Pam Lankton*, Connie Lewis*, Pam Shear, Bonnie Lewis*, Jeanne Williams*, David Tracy*, Pete Creasey, Gaylan Carr*, Mrs. Graham, Jane Hollingsworth*, Dehn Ann Gregory*, Howard Hinton,

Mrs. Jennie Mae Williams 5th grade 1956-1957 - Paul Pipkin, Peggy Brandt, Mary Walthall, Cheryl Harley, Linda Conatser, Creig Towery, Carol Stanley, Karen Haueisen; Carla Engelman, Brenda Schmitt, Nancy O'Neill, Ronald Swanson, Roberta Marshall, Tish Strickland, Linda Nottingham, Robby Rawdon; Chuck Crow, Mike Liddle, Charles Curry, Rod Stephens, Tony Kimbrough, Stephen Dillard, Phil Hancock; Mary Holiday, Mary Lattimore, Mary Lou Waldrup, Jan Eudey, Linda Devoe, Betty Jenson, Judy Wentworth, Walker Graham, Jimmy Jackson, Tommy Patterson

Mrs. Fleming’s 4th grade 1955-56 - Tish Strickland, Roberta Marshall*, Gary Newton*, Gail Brooks, Bill Fuqua*, Linda Conatser*, Robby Rawdon*, Karen Haueisen*, Bill Thomason, Linda Raif, Carol Parsons*, Jack Lynch, Kathy Hewatt*, Tim Watson*, Dorothy Chick*, Carol Ellis, Bryce Beyer*, Meg Garland*, Pam Shear, Suzanne Middleton, Charles Curry*, Tony Kimbrough*, Randy Blake*, Susie List, David Kynard*, Lynn Cottingham*, Howard Hinton

Mrs. Wanda Nail-4th Grade  1955-56 - Don Pipes*, Susan Warriner*, Pam Gladwin*, Marion Athans, Vicki Smith*, Kathy Balthrop, Jim Ward, Bill Bartlett, Creig Towery* Ted Moberg*, Harold Bass, Betty Jo Hailey*, Susan Berliner*, Linda Devoe*, Nancy O”Neill*, Larry Kelley (Shetter), Bill McMurray, Stephen Dillard*, Carey Dulaney*, Edward Luke* Bee Sterett*, Walker Graham, Jimmy Jackson, Sherry Shepard, Emily Utterback, Mary Lou Waldrup*, Pam Lankton*, Jeanne Williams*, Linda Bothe*, David Jackson*, Linda Nottingham

Miss Allie Meacham's Grade 2 Class  1953-1954 -  Orville Lyles, Bill Thomason, Marion Athans, Robert Hart, Gayle Brooks, Carole Ballem, Janis Smith, John Buyers, Susan Berliner, Pam Gladwin, Gary Newton, Dave Massey, Linda Kay Helm, Jimmy Townsend, Ross Jones, Randy Blake, Linda Raif, Rod Stephens, Janice Beasley, Nancy O'Neill, Cynthia Childs, Lynn Cottingham, Connie Lewis, David Jackson, Emily Utterback, Pete Creasy, Ted Moberg, Bonnie Lewis, David Tracy, Patricia Stovall, Stephen Dillard, Fred Jackson, Paul Pipkin, Charles Curry, John Tackett, Mary Lou Waldrop, Jimmy Hill

Mrs. Wilkens’ 2nd grade 1953-54 - Tish Strickland, Dorothy Chick*, Ricky Pelham*, Kathy Hewatt*, Bobby Birchett*, Barbara Volk, Tim Watson*, Gary Newton*, Cheryl Harley*, Susan Warriner*, Sue Ellen Hullum*, Creig Towery*, Edward Luke*, Sharon Elliott*, Carol Parsons*, Jack Lynch, Cary Dulaney*, Unknown, Corky Douthitt, Carl Johnson*, Mary Lattimore*, Myriam Hubbard*, Brenda Schmidt*, Carolyn Usher*, Vicki Smith*, Carol Price*, Howard Hinton, Bryce Beyer*, Michael Atkinson, Ronald Barrett, Charles Huff, Susie List, Linda Nottingham, Gay Davis

Miss Hill’s 1st grade 1952-53 - Susan Warriner*, Edward Luke*, Kathy Hewatt*, Carol Parsons*, Barbara Volk, Sue Ellen Hullum*, Creig Towery*, Jack Lynch, Ronnie ?, Vicki Smith*, Brenda Schmidt*, Gay Davis, Cary Dulaney*, Myriam Hubbard*, Ricky Pelham*, Bobby Birchett*, Howard Hinton, Bryce Beyer*, Michael Atkinson, Ronald Barrett, Carolyn Usher*, Linda Nottingham, Carl Johnson*, Charles Huff

Miss Alice Bennett’s 1st grade 1952-53 - Ted Moberg*, Carole Ballem*, Paul Pipkin*, Robert Hart, Gary Newton, Cynthia Childs*, Pete Creasey, Jimmy Hill, John Buyers, John Tackett, David Jackson, Randy Blake*, Pam Gladwin, Janis Smith*, Gayle Brooks, Connie Lewis*, Charles Curry, Ross Jones, Linda Helms, Pat Stovall, Bill Thomason, Nancy O’Neill*, Bonnie Lewis*, Mary Lou Waldrup


EHHS Class of 1962 / Meadowbrook Elementary 1950 – 1956 (Tandy Also)

Note to Class of 1962 members: If you have elementary class pictures for your class, send them in for posting here.

1951 Meadowbrook Elementary

1951 Meadowbrook Elementary

1952 Meadowbrook Elementary 

 1955-56  Tandy Elementary Mr. Evans 6th grade.

EHHS Class of 1961 / Meadowbrook Elementary 1949 – 1955 + East Handley Elementary

Note to Class of 1961 members: If you know some of these kids, let me know using the email contact upper right and I will add names to the pictures. If you have other elementary class pictures for your class, send them in for posting here.

Mrs. Rubye Wenzel's 2nd grade 1950-51

Miss Ray's 4th grade 1952-53

Miss Rosser's 4th grade 1952-53 EAST HANDLEY

Mrs. Jack's 5th grade 1953-54 EAST HANDLEY


 Phil Morris in this picture.
A '61 recalls:  "If I remember correctly, there was a plaque or marker in front of the building that said it had been built by the WPA or one of the other New Deal agencies. When we arrived in the fall of '49, a new wing with four new classrooms was being finished. A lot of the neighborhood was built in the '30's, but much of it was post-war, too. Where I lived, a few blocks west, was on a entire street of new 2-bedroom frame houses like the one in the photo, bought by our parents on the GI Bill."

2nd grade - 1950-51

 Jackie Nantz in this picture.

 Judy Lingenfelter, author of the EHHS Alma Mater in this picture.

1960 Football Queen Talana Hadsell in this picture

Friday, September 23, 2011

Class of 1963 - Tandy Elementary

The grade school classes in this posting show about 20% of the EHHS Class of 1963 as they matured through the grades at Tandy Elementary. These were some of the kids who had been in school together the longest when we graduated. There was a smaller group that came from Handley, fewer still from Sagamore Hill Elementary, and a similar number from Meadowbrook Elementary.

See the current projects page where picture IDs are most recently being worked on.

Mrs. Herring's First Grade 1951 - 1952.

Tandy Elementary is located just west of Meadowbrook Junior High, south of Meadowbrook Drive and dates to the 1920s. The neighborhoods that it served were developed earlier than those east of the Junior High.

In this picture are Kay Humphrey, Susie Wadlington, Gail DeVore, Kitty Koun, and Betty Swanson, along with some other future 1963 Highladners. Can you identify any of them?

2nd grade.

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far:

3rd grade

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far: 

Mrs. Carter's 4th grade

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far:

Mr. Evans' 6th grade.

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far: 


EHHS Class of 1963 / Meadowbrook Elementary 1951 – 1957

The grade school classes in this posting show about 25% of the EHHS Class of 1963 as they matured through the grades at Meadowbrook Elementary. These were the kids who had been in school together the longest when we graduated. There was a smaller group that came from Handley and fewer still from Sagamore Hill Elementary....their class pictures would be welcome here, too. If you have some of those grade school class pictures please send them in.  Link to our Tandy kids.

See the current projects page where picture IDs are most recently being worked on.

Miss Patricia Hill, 1st grade: 1951-52

Fully named and believed to be correct.

Identified thus far:  Tommy Hamiltion, Paul Brown, Charles Bruce*, Linda Barr*, Brenda Bettinger*, Carl Scott, Ronnie Harris*, Mike Wilkinson, Reynolds Miller*, Lonnie Williams, Michael James, David Gilbert*, Melinda Hord, Jane Wellborn*, Nancy Barnes*, Rocky Johnson,  Susan Begley*, Lynda Johnson, Marion Alice Jones, Bobby Grove*, Tom Koebernick*, Linda Langdon*, Jimmy Northcutt, Bradley Billings, Barry McKenna*, Jeanette Barber*, Don Harrington, Steve Means*, Earl “Buggy” Hall, Thomas Kirke, Jack Larry Wortham, Donna Ritchey*.

Mrs. Noreen McVean, 1st grade

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far:  Bill Murray, Bill Hoffman, Betsy Hunter, Earl “Buggy” Hall, Bruce Butler,  Daniel McCollum, Bobby Massey.  Sharon Ballem, Dean Bockman, Mike Cooper, Tom Castillion, Mary Ellen Young, Bob Sands, James Gilmartin, Dennis Withers, Sandra Diehl, Janet Hooten; Bob Larmer, Charles Jones, Nan Bodine, Don Sowell, Robert Hancock, Paul Tate, maybe Mike Grizzard Susan Hofmann, Suzanne Skinner (McDonald).

Mrs. Rubye Wenzel’s 2nd grade

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far: Steve Means, Tom Koebernick, Bobby Grove, David Gilbert, Reggie Wilkins, Barry McKenna, Ronnie Harris, Charles Bruce, Linda Barr, Brenda Bettinger, Mike Wilkinson, James Gilmartin, Carol Eldridge, Linda Langdon, Linda Johnson, Susan Begley, Max Zaharis, Reynolds Miller, Susie Wadlington, Diane Hamilton, Jimmy Northcut, Rita Riedel, Nancy Barnes, Sara Cunningham, Warren Koch.

Miss Allie Meacham, 2nd grade:      1952-53

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far:  Paul Tate, Robert Hancock, Bob Sands,  Bob Larmer, Ed Hullem, Nancy Lathrop, Bill Murray, Gary Turner, Marcia Huckaby, Daniel McCollum, Phyllis Buckman, Sandra Diehl, Betsy Hunter, Bill Hoffman, Dennis Withers, Earl “Buggy” Hall, Janet Hooten, Dean Bockman, Don Sowell, Pam Perry, Sharon Ballem, Bruce Butler, Mary Ellen Young, Mike Cooper, Suzanne Skinner, Tom Castillion, Bobby Massey, Charles Jones, Susan Hofmann, Nan Bodine.

Miss Madell Barnes, 3rd grade:

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far: Bob Massey, Tom Koebernick, Charles Bruce, Marcia Huckaby, Ronnie Harris, Billy Hoffman, Nancy Lathrop, Juanita ?, Linda Barr, Melinda, Sara Cunningham, Bob Grove, Mike Wilkinson, Bill Winkler, ? Buckingham, Bob Larmer, Donna Ritchey, Sandra Diehl, Mary Young, Jimmy Northcut,Steve Means, Lonnie Schetter, Mike Cooper, Paul Tate, Bob Sands.

Mrs. Donna Remus, 3rd grade:

Identified thus far: Ed Hullem, David Gilbert, Reynolds Miller, Tommy Castillion, Betsy Hunter,  Carol Eldridge, Daniel McCollom, Carl Scott, Susie Wadlington, Sharon Ballem, Susan Harris, Kay Cotham, Susan Begley, Helen Butler, Nancy Barnes, Pam Perry, Jimmy Cox, Lynda Johnson, Dean Bockman, Bruce Butler, Mrs. Remus, Jim Ballard, Mac Taylor.

Mrs. Elsie Plummer 5th grade:

Fully named and believed to be correct.

Identified thus far: Jimmy Northcut, Paul Tate, Jimmy Johnson, Doug Martin, Nancy Lathrop,Bobby Massey, Marcia Huckaby, Linda Barr, Susan Harris, Bill Hoffman, Sandra Diehl, Tom Koebernick, Melinda, Bruce Butler, Bob Larmer, Bill Winkler, Linda Langdon, Robert Cole?, Bob Grove, Mike Wilkinson, Sam Scott. Sara Cunningham, Tom Beaman, Steve Means, Mary Young, Cheryl Reeder, Buckingham, Donna Ritchey, Bob Sands, Jeff Nusbaum

There may have been another 5th & 6th grade class, was it yours? Do you have a picture to send? Attach to an email, see Contact at top right-side side bar.

Mrs. Jennie M. Williams 5th grade:

Some help with names, please.

Identified thus far: Reynolds Miller, Dean Bockman, Bob Ladd, Bruce Butler, Ed Hullem, Jimmy Cox, Bill Hunsaker, Daniel Unknown, Julie Hudson, Candy Woodward, Luci Middlebrook, Janet Ryder, Susie Wadlington, Carl Scott, Tom Kirk, Helen Butler, Susan Hofmann, Vicki Held, Carol Eldridge, Nancy Barnes, Kay Cotham, Susan Harris, David Gilbert, Danny Massey, Jim Ballard, Mac Taylor, Mrs. Williams, Linda Johnson, Susan Begley, Pam Perry, Sharon Ballem.

Mrs. Elizabeth Few 6th grade:

Fully named and believed to be correct.

Identified thus far: Susan Harris, Berta Smith, Harriet Hamilton, Jametta Long, Bill Hunsaker, Bill Gilmore, Charles Jones, Charles Bruce, Jimmy Cox, Sara Cunningham, Tom Koebernick, Dean Bockman, Linda Langdon, Jeff Nusbaum, Teddy Rye, Gail DeVore Susan Begley, Susan Hofmann, Don Sowell, Jeanette Barber, Sharon Ballem, Bob Dillard, Suzanne McDonald, Bruce McDonald, Bill Parkening, Julie Hudson, Mike Wilkins, Jim Ballard, Francina Mason, Mary Young, Judy McKinney, Marion Howard, Jimmy Northcutt, Robert West.

Mr. Frank Blackstone  6th grade:

Fully named and believed to be correct.

Identified thus far: Bill Hoffman, Paul Fleming, Gary Turner, Ronnie Harris, Carl Scott, Brenda Bettinger, Susie Wadlington, Dianne Weimann, Kayla Jones, Beth Wofford, Nancy Lathrop, Betsey Hunter, Melinda Hard, Bob Sands, Gay Burton, Bruce Butler, Tom Kirke, Bob Ladd, Diane Hill, Linda Langdon, Janet Hooton, Carol Eldridge, Phyllis Buckman, Mac Taylor, Steve Means, Mike Cooper, Warren Koch, Reggie Wilkins, Lonnie Kelley, Helen Butler, Sherry Balthrop, Nancy Barnes, Celia Beall, Mr. Frank Blackstone, Janet Jackson, Kendall McCook, Robert Hancock.

Mrs. Ward 6th grade:

Fully named and believed to be correct.

East Handley 5th grade: