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  Linda Alstrin
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I ditto all the above gratitude to Verdery and Pat and Paula.  It was very nice to chat with all who attended and remember good times.  Take care until we meet again....L
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  Pat Register
Monday, May 5, 2014

I am writing today to show my deepest appreciation for my class of 69.
I think we are the best and special in many ways. I have never seen a group of people come together with as much Love and dedication. With that I want to Thank Verdery for preparing a wonderful meal and Pat for her work and dedication. What a wonderful host. Thanks to Paula for her Hrd work and loyality to our class. You have given so much.
Can't wait for 50.
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  larry stone
Monday, May 5, 2014
To all who attended the reunion this was the "best ever"  for me.  Hope everyone will attend the "50" reunion.  As always Paula has gone above and beyond and amazes with her love for our class.  Verdery and Pat thanks for everthing.  I never speak with friends who ever have reunions much less every five years. Big thanks to Mike Middleton for  helping Paula.  To my U K PHI Bro's classs of 69 forever Larry Stone
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  Calvin Rogers
Monday, May 5, 2014
Really enjoyed Friday and Saturday May 2nd and 3rd of our class reunion for class of 1969.
Paula and the entire committee did oustanding job planning this reunion.Linda and I were so glad that we came and she made some new freinds and so did I. It was really great to see everyone and can't wait till the next one.
To Paula and the committee I would like to suggest that we start having them from now on every 2 years because we all are getting just alittle bit older.
Thanks to Verde and Pat for opening there home and land to our function on Saturday.
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  Beckey Poole-Tew
Monday, May 5, 2014
To the class of 69 who attended the 45th reunion it was so great seeing all of you and hope you will consider coming to the 50th (God Willing).   As Susan Foster said at our breakfast..... sex and liqueor down the line  WE ARE THE CLASS OF 69!!!!!  
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  Debby Samuelson (Twombly)
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Looking forward to catching up with everyone.
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  Janis Hinds Flynn
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Dear Seventy-First Classmates,
I love looking at the photos from past reunions which conjure up many wonderful memories of high school times. Thank you, Paula, and all those  on the committee who have worked to keep us connected thru the years. The mega-reunion was fantastic and I was so happy to come back home to Fayetteville and be with friends from my teen years. Count me in for the 45th in May. See you then!
Love,
Janis
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  Paula Markwell Griffith
Monday, July 29, 2013
Hi,
 I am Paula  Markwell Griffith and I just was stopping by to see if I could find any of my friends from 71st High  School that I went to school with.
 I did not get to attend your awesome school long enough to graduate with you.  My dad was in the army and we were stationed at Fort Bragg.  We lived on Birch Road.  We were only there for one year. Back in 1968.
 Then my mom and I moved to Ohio, because we had family there while my dad went to Viet-Nam.
 We were there for a year.  When my dad returned from Viet-Nam we were to be stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.  My friends that I graduated with here were the same friends that I went to school with from  5th-9th grade.
 I look at my year book from 71st High School now and then and remember all the fun that I had in 10th grade.  The awesome friends like Donna Bell, Cheryl Little, June Dobson to name a few. The teachers were great to.
 Well even though we were only there for one year it was a year that I won't ever forget.
 I was so sorry to read about the ones who passed away.  Their families wil  be in my prayers as well as all of you.
 My facebook name is Paula Markwell Griffith.  Hope to hear from you all sometime.
                                                                                    Yours truly,
                                                                                      Paula
 
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  Darlene (Evans) Williams
Monday, September 19, 2011

I am so sorry I missed this great reunion.....the pics look like everyone had a fabulous time...(was out of the country)!  I will certainly look forward to attending the next one. Would love to catch up with my fellow classmates in the meantime!!

Paula, I will gladly help out with the next one.....just let me know what you need help with when the time comes. 

Wishing all good health and happiness! 

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  Bill and Barbara Haynes
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wish we'd have been there!  Please contact us with information on the next reunion-class of '67 &'68.  Thanks!

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  Kathy Griffin Smith
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Would like to connect with Becky Brinkley or Rene Watson.
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  Brenda Miller Trent
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I would like to get in touch with Ann Tharrington, class of 71.
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  Gary Smith
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I am looking forward towards this reunion. This will be the 1st one I have attended. I am chuckling thinking how many of these local folks would I have seen in a mall or a store and think "Don't I know that person". The reunion will be a great place to reconnect. While at 71st I was certainly not well known or one of the "cool kids" and thanks to not paying attention in Mr Salter's english class, I had the opportunity to experience summer school, but I do look back on those days with fond memories.
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  William Gardner
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Get up with a lot of us Falcons on facebook.
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  Cheryl Little
Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's been a while since I've heard from anyone except Anna.  I have a new email address.  I was catching up on the last reunion and see there's another scheduled for June.  As the result of another layoff (the third for me since 2002 as result of merger/buyout of my employers) I most likely won't attend the June 2011 reunion. Suggestion  I recognized a few folks but mostly what went through my mind was "Who is that?"
I'd love to hear from any/all as I continue the job search... 
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  Gail Chaney (Reaves)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I don't know how many of you remember him but my precious brother- Buddy Reaves died in 2007 at the age of 58 from stomach cancer.
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  Bill Stoneman
Monday, September 6, 2010
Great pictures. 
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  Rick Lewis
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
   As all of us close to the situation know, George didn't live to fulfill his dream of getting the band back together for the next reunion.
   His comments below exemplify his passion for his school, his music, and his bandmates. 
   Personally, it was an honor to share the grassy stage with him at the last reunion. I had never met him before that night, around 3 minutes before the show was to start. As everyone who witnessed it will agree, it was a magical night. I'm still humbled to have been a part of it.
   Paula is helping to arrange a reunion of 'The Boys In The Band' as a Tribute to George and as a Benefit for Terri Sandrock, his beautiful mate. 
   Details will be posted as they emerge. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
   Peace be with you George Miller (1951-2010)
  
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  George Miller
Friday, March 5, 2010
Do you...you....feel like I do....
Come oooon ....Let's do it agaaaain....
We need to get that Band together for this next one. I am all for it.
Come on youzzz guys...Let's Jammmmm...
George
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  Tom Del Corro
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hi All,

I loved the pictures from the 40th high school reunion!  It's good to see that I'm not the only one who has aged. 

I rarely get to Fayetteville anymore since the passing of my parents 9 & 11 years ago, but I would love to hear from you guys again. 

tdelcorro@nc.rr.com  or tdelcorro@wakemed.org
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  Danny Johnson
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Larry, You only have to wait a couple of months for me.
Danny
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  larry stone
Sunday, October 18, 2009
happy to get to 60 i will be waiting for the rest of you i will also be getting your ss contributions before you all if there is any left thanks for the $$$ hope everyone is well

larry stone
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  Paula
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Larry Stone...60 in November??  :  )  Do we need to validate that...ok, we will.

Mike Price...He found us.  He left in 1967 to go overseas with his family...He's on Facebook and Classmates.com & living in Fllorida.  Call me for his personal contact iinfo....

Did you know that Mike Price, Jeff Morgan, David Clyde and the Stone brothers were Boy Scouts??
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  Danny Johnson
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Hey Larry Stone. If memory serves me correctly, are you not going to be an 60d man next month ? (November)

Danny
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  Jerry Miller
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I enjoyed filming the reunion June 13, class of 1969. I just saw the photo slide show and it was great. I was not from your class of 1969 but you all treated me like I was. You are a great bunch of people.

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  larry stone
Thursday, August 20, 2009
to all who have sent memorials for mike i and my family thank you  we have moved on but not forgotten  i miss my conversations about every other  
day bitching about business and crazy customers being in the same business we could console each
other and curse our luck for ever owning our own
stores  to all again thanks
l stone
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  George Miller
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
...I saw a N.C. Gold Finch ....:  ) Bat......
I believe that Fayetteville has a group of Musicians that would see to it that any social functions with the music theme of 60,70 and 80's will be filled...I am all for it and I wouldn't want to see the Talent that surrounded me go to waste...The Reunion last Month was something akin to a phenomena...
G-D bless each and everyone.... 
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  Mickey Crusen Skipper
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I did not graduate with you as I went to Seventy First from 9-11th grade in the class of 69. I remember so many more of you than I expected to. I am so happy that you are doing well and keeping in touch. Paula is the greatest for being the one that keeps everyone up to date. Congratulations on a successful reunion. Prayers for those who have passed on. Mickey
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  Janice Garvey McFadyen
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
    In high school, I was shy and did not know very many of you and consequently, I was somewhat uneasy about attending this reunion.  I am very please to say that my fears were unjustified and that I made many "new" friends from the class of 69! It was wonderful to see Glenda and Pat... seeing these girls made my day...they haven't changed in all these years!
     Thanks to all the folks who worked so hard to put our reunion together.  Excellent job!  I am looking forward to our next reunion.
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  Peggy Cleveland
Monday, June 22, 2009
GREAT PICTURES Keiko....Yes, it does look like mine and Pat's husbands were bored.  I don't know what happened to them.
Thanks for sharing!

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  Wanda Brown Holyoke
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sorry I missed out on the reunion.  It sounds like a great time was had by all.  Can't wait to see the pics.

I am so sorry to hear about Mike's death and extend my condolences to his family.  Mike, Larry and I went way back to elementary school and I recall many a Sunday when we were all at Grace Baptist Church sitting on the back pew waiting for the hour to be over.




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  George Miller
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Hello Everybody...
Well.., that was more fun than I have had in years.
I had the same experience that you all had when Paula told me about Mike. No words can describe. I feel the collective loss we had this weekend. 
Thanks David, Johnny, Ricky, Eddie and Brad what a crew...I had no idea that dreams could come true...
With friends like everyone this weekend.., who could doubt it. Be Blessed, Be Safe.... George 
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  Rosie Gibson Allen
Monday, June 15, 2009
A huge "THANK YOU" to the Reunion Planning Committee and especially to Paula for being our pointguard!   It was such fun to see many of you on Friday evening.  YES, Spanky's positive courageous spirit was certainly with us!  My heartfelt condolences to Larry, the Stone Family and friends. 

I want to again express much gratitude for the honor you gave to my work for children and families in Cumberland and in NC.  I was totally surprised and it meant more than words to know that my classmates moved mountains to make the Old North State Award happen.  I am indeed very blessed to have work that is both challenging and rewarding.  I am also very fortunate to be a member of the awesome 71st Class of 69!  Good health and much happiness to all!  See you at our next wonderful get-together!   "Goldie"

 
 
  PAULA
Monday, June 15, 2009
WELL GANG....

IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN IT DID THIS PAST WEEKEND.  WE'LL HAVE TO REALLY SCRATCH OUR HEADS AND TAKE LOTS OF SUGGESTIONS FOR THE "NEXT BIG THANG".  

I VOTE FOR BRINGING BACK MY FIRST GRADE BOYFRIEND DAVID MOORE AND HIS BANDMATES JOHNNY BETZ, GEORGE MILLER, EDDIE TRUMAN, BRAD MUFFET AND RICK LEWIS FOR MORE OF THEIR GREAT SOUNDS (AND THE DANCING GIRLS.  I CAN'T BELIEVE SOME OF THE TEACHERS OUTLASTED SOME OF OUR CLASSMATES.  WE NEVER GOT TO SHED OUR CLOTHES!!  THAT'S PROBABLY A GOOD THING FOR SOME OF US....

THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT THAT PROVIDED OUR GOOD TIME AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED SO HARD.  WE HAD A BLAST AND WE REALLY DID "SWEAT" TO THE OLDIES.

I SURE DID MISS SPANKY AT OUR REUNION BUT WE CELEBRATED FOR HIM, DIDN'T WE.

LOVE YA...MEAN IT!!  REALLY.

pp

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  Peggy Wiseman Cleveland
Monday, June 15, 2009
Just got back to Atlanta.....It was a GREAT 40th Reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything turned out perfect and it was great seeing everyone.

We missed our "SPANKY" but his smile will always be remembered.  Our prayers go out to his family. 

Thanks to everyone for all their had work!
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  Brad Muffett
Monday, June 15, 2009
Mission Accomplished..
Great party, good friends.
Our Kudo's to the Organizing Committee.

The Band

("Blowing Taps"...'The Day Is Done')

theguitarshop@embarqmail.com
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  Pat Scott
Friday, June 12, 2009
Hi Everyone!!
Well, tomorrow is the BIG day for the reunion pig picking, and if Verderey does half as good as he did last year..it will be awesome. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone who did not make it last year, as well as the ones who did. We had  a blast. We will all miss Mike Stone, and as Larry said..He will still be there..like he promised., and I know he will be.
See you all at Verderey's farm tomorrow. Im excited..Know you all are as well!! Its Woodstock 2009..lets make it the best ever !!
Love to all,
Pat
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  Janis Hinds Flynn
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I am saddened by the news of Mike's passing but know that he'll be right there with you all in spirit as you gather this weekend and remember all the great times together at Seventy-First. I'll always remember his smile and fun loving nature. Wish I could be there with you. Love ya, Janis
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  P.J. Young
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I am sad to hear about Mike's death.  My condolences go out to his family.  I will float a lantern in Mike's honor at the next lantern floating at Waikiki Beach.  May he rest in peace. PJ
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  John Holdren
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Hi Everyone,

Larry, Kim, Andy, David, Louise and everyone in the Stone Family . . . my heart goes out to you in a big way.  I have known Mike and loved him as a friend since the first grade.  I miss him but he will never be forgotten.  NEVER.  I look forward to seeing our friends and Falcon Family together this weekend.  Let's toast our fallen Falcons gang!

Love,
John
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  larry stone
Thursday, June 11, 2009
to everyone i know your thoughts are for our family
we knew for a while this probably going to be the
outcome 
thanks 
larry stone
ps mike wil be at the party may not see him but
he promised me he would be there     



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  PAULA PEEL
Thursday, June 11, 2009
WE LOST OUR "SPANKY", MIKE STONE AT 4:10 THIS MORNING JUNE 11, 2009.....OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS WIFE KIM AND HIS SON ANDY.

MIKE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE A PART OF US WHO KNEW AND LOVED HIM.
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  Beckey Poole Tew
Thursday, June 11, 2009

We have just one day  (1) left before we all gather for our 40th class reunion and I for one am looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces as we, the reunion committe have worked so hard in making sure that this one will be the the best ever.

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  Pat Nomura
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I am on my way and ready to have the bet time in the best years of my life...Thank you Paula for always keeping me in the loop.  See you Friday

PAt Nomura
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  Peggy Wiseman Cleveland
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Okay, its just three days away!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This will be the best reunion ever.......  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 40th class reunion.
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  Brad Muffett
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Unfortunatel,y Friend and former band mate, Steve Kellberg (Marke 5) will be unable to make the re-union. An unforseen event has changed his iitenaray. BUT, he bids us fare weather, and  good hunting !! LOL

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  The Imperial Me
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Sincerely hope that all have a great time!  Toast:  May the Falcon in all of us "fly high!"
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  Gigi Joyner
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thanks to all who have helped to put the reunion plans in place.  It sounds like this is going to be the best reunion ever!  I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone again.  Gigi

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  George Miller
Thursday, June 4, 2009
...Goood tunes....YMCA, Rowan Street Civic, NCO clubs...whoooaaa take me back ....
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  George Miller
Monday, June 1, 2009

Gee this Band is growing by the day. Can anyone affirm whether David Moore will be there.., to Play??? 11 Days and counting!! "...Get about as oiled as a Diesel Train, gonna set the Town alight..."...

We, sure gonna try.........

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  Steve Kellberg
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I played bass for the Marke 5.  Brad just called and I will also be there to play with the old band guys.  See you then.

steve
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  Brad (Bill) Muffett
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Greetings Falconians...

Ed Truman and I are still amassing former band-mates from 'the past'. Should prove to be an array of STILL talented SFHS Alumnus !

Get ready...!AA5HD

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  Debra Talley Wilkie
Friday, May 22, 2009
Can you believe 40 years have gone by! So looking forward to seeing everyone.  Thanks Paula for all of your great efforts in bringing us together.  Deb
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  Beckey Poole Tew
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I also want to sincerely THANK my fellow Falcons who have gone above and beyond to make this 40th reunion come alive. 

Paula, John, Pat, Verdery, Dave, Bob and Mike just to name a few have selfishly given their time to make sure that we have the BEST of the BEST with this 40th Reunion.


THANK YOU fom the bottom of my heart.

LETS GO FALCONS !

WE ARE, THE GREAT CLASS OF 69
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  PAULA
Thursday, May 21, 2009
HEY FALCONS....

  I'D LIKE TO ECHO PEGGY'S SENTIMENTS AND DO A LITTLE "NAME DROPPING" TO LET YOU KNOW WHO HAS HELPED PUT OUR 40TH REUNION TOGETHER.

  WE HAVE CLASSMATES WHO HAVE ATTENDED OUR PLANNING MEETINGS AS WELL AS CLASSMATES WHO HAVE BEEN CONSULTED BY PHONE AND EMAIL.  THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN CLASSMATES WHO HAVE MADE LARGE MONETARY DONATIONS TO HELP FUND OUR CELEBRATION.

PAT FENDLEY REGISTER, PEGGY WISEMAN CLEVELAND, MIKE MIDDLETON, BOB SMYNTEK, VERDERY PATE, MIKE STONE, LARRY STONE, CRICKET WILLIAMS, BECKEY POOLE TEW, JOHN HOLDREN, JANIS HINDS, DAVID CLYDE,  DAVE CARTER DEBRA JENNINGS AND WAYNE GROOMS.

THE CLASSMATES LISTED ABOVE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING FROM CALLING CLASSMATES AND TEACHERS TO ORDERING INVITATIONS, BANNERS, TENTS, WORKING WITH OUR EVENT FACILITIES AND TALKING, CONSULTING, WORKED ON OUR WEBSITE, MUSIC AND MAKING OUR PLANS COME TOGETHER FOR THE BEST REUNION EVER.  THEY DON'T ASK FOR RECOGNITION, BUT WITH FULL TIME JOBS AND FAMILIES THEY GIVE OF THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS FOR YOU...THE CLASS OF 69!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!
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  Peggy Wiseman Cleveland
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Hello everyone........only three weeks away from the 40th reunion.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  My sincere THANKS to everyone for all their hard work and hours they have given  so we can have the best REUNION ever.

THANK YOU!!!!!
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  George E. Miller
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hey Everyone.., Paula has done an awesome job. Just sending out Hellos to all those that might remember me. I am planning on the RE-U....
George miller

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  larry stone
Friday, May 15, 2009
i can only echo w grooms words paula has worked
and organized every renuion aw hell paula organized
every thing from mary mcarthur until now to all who
worked on this thank you and order plenty of pig

larry stone
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  Wayne Grooms
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We just can't appreciate Paula enough for all the hard work that she had done to give everyone the chance to keep in touch.  Any we can't even thank her for all the planning and time she has spent on the class reunion.  I can't wait.  See you there.

Wayne
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  Linda Everette Alstrin
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Hi everyone!
   Looking forward, as I'm sure all of you are, to seeing each other on the 12th.  40 years, god we are old!  If anyone from the Village Drive area is reading this, I hope to see you there as well and catch up with the group I hung out with with at Mary McArthur 5th thru 8th grade.  I don't think I've seen some of you since the 10th reunion.  That's way too long!
Linda
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  Johnny Betz
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Hey all! I'm sure no one remembers me but seventy-first has always held a place dear to me. I am trying to make arrangements to come to the reunion this June. Thanks to Paula for making me feel so welcome after all this time! Yor are amazing,girl. Hello to anyone that remembers me. To Danny Johnson, I've remembered your birthday every year because yours was one day after mine. All the best to everyone! Johnny
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  Paula
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
HEY GUYS....

30 DAYS..LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN! 

WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT OUR CLASS REUNION PLANS AND WE'RE ADDING TO OUR FESTIVITIES DAILY.

REFLECT ON ALL THE "BANDS" THAT WERE ACTIVE DURING OUR DAYS AT 71st....MARK 5, THE REGENTS, THE TAXMEN AND EVEN THE SYMBOLS.  NOW IMAGINE A "JAM" SESSION WITH MEMBERS OF THESE BANDS AT OUR "CAROLINA PIG-PICKIN".  WE'RE WORKING ON JUST THAT.

JOHNNY BETZ, ED TRUMAN, BRAD MUFFETT AND THE "LATE JOE BOYLAND".....DO THESE NAMES BRING BACK ANY MEMORIES??

MRS. ALICE SMITH, MRS. LOIS LAMBIE AND COACH CHAPPELL ARE JUST A FEW OF THE TEACHERS PAT FENDLEY HAS CONTACTED AND WE HOPE TO SEE AT OUR PIG PICKIN!

GET READY FOR TO HAVE A "BLAST FROM THE PAST" AT OUR 40TH CLASS REUNION.

CALL A FORMER CLASSMATE AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ATTEND...IF YOU NEED A PHONE NUMBER..CALL ME!!

GET READY FOR THE BEST CLASS REUNION EVER.

LOVE YA...MEAN IT!
 910-850-7832
PAULA
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  Beckey Poole Tew
Monday, April 27, 2009
I am  glad to see some of you have taken the time to sign the class guest book.   This class reunion will be one to remember.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you.  We have worked very hard in preparing and planning this very special reunion.  Please if you haven't already come and join us and I promise this will be our greatest one yet.
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  Pat Nomura Short
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I went to junior high with some of you and then I was in ninth grade but held back.  I was a rowdy girl.  I came to the twenty year reunion and I am planning on coming to the 40 year reunion.  I hope to have a great time and see many lost friends.  I have lived in the Houston area most of my life. I cycle for cancer and I love to host happy hours at my home I have two sons and three grandsons.  I heard a whole lot of you guys still live there i am going to take off a few days and hope to visit with a few of you.

Patricia Short
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  Sally Pitts Gray
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Hey there~
             I dont know if anyone remembers me... I do see afew people on here that I have just recently been in contact with.. 
Thank you Paula for telling me about this wonderful site! And for inviting me here!! This is totally cool!!

I'm on facebook, if anyone would like to contact me!! Feel free to drop me an email..
I would love to hear from you!!
SallyG~
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  Jerry Young
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I see now that putting my email address here doesn't publish it to the Nigerian quick money experts, so I am making this post to provide an email link, should anyone be vaguely curious as to how (or who) the heck I am.

Jerry
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  Jerry (Young) Young
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Hello -- I recognize a few names here. I left Fayetteville after 8th Grade at 71st (Mr. Baucom) and 2.5 years at Mary McArthur, and moved to Amarillo (and as quickly as possible to Austin, where I've lived since.  I recognize some of the names here -- the Stone bros (did they have a Great Dane?), David Clyde from Baucom's class and Mary Mc (your mom was an early elementary teacher if I remember rightly, Jean Pittman (also Mary McA, and maybe a neighbor an early Beatles fan if I remember right). and Wayne Holdren (also from McA).
Being there  would mean changing plans, but who knows? Pig Pickin; must be comething special!
Best,
Jerry Young
 
 
  Sherri (Sanders) Green
Saturday, April 18, 2009

Since I was only at 71st for my senior year I don't know if any of you would remember me, but the reunion sounds like alot of fun. Is there anyone who has a list of classmates phone numbers or e-mail addresses that have attended other class of 69 reunions? 
Sherri (Sanders) Green, Daphne, AL

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  Pat Scott
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Just stopping in to say hello to everyone..I can't wait until the 40th Reunion in JUNE..Hope to see you all there.:)
Love, Pat
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  John Olynick
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Hey Guys greetings from the Big Easy, I have missed the last few reunions for reasons I can no longer remember, But Barb and I are going to try and make the trek back north for the reunion this year. We have some great food down here in New Orleans, but a North Carolina pig picken' sure has my taste buds working overtime!
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  Judy Yeazel Hubbell
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Hello Everyone
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  Denise Daniels
Monday, March 23, 2009
Hi guys,
I just wanted to say thank you for always allowing me to be a part of your group. I look forward to seeing many of you I missed at the last reunion.

What awesome planning and hard work to make this all happen!
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  "Marty Smith" Sara Barden WFSS, NPR
Sunday, March 1, 2009
My vote is for a Pig Pickin with Scotty Biggs and Dennies Carter's cookin. 
Thank you Paula for keeping us together. 
love you back
Sara
WFSS, NPR
www.wfss.org
Acoustic Planet 2pm to 4pm
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  PAULA
Saturday, February 28, 2009
HAPPY B-DAY PJ YOUNG, (FEBRUARY 28TH)

FROM THE 71ST H.S. CLASS OF 69, FORMER STUDENTS OF MARY MCARTHUR ELEM SCHOOL AND RESIDENTS OF EVERGREEN ESTATES........WE'LL GO SIT ON THE EVERGREEN ESTATES SIGNAGE IN YOUR HONOR!
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  PAULA
Sunday, February 22, 2009
CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA EVERETTE ALSTRIN ON THE BIRTH OF A NEW GRANDSON, BORN 2/13/09!
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  PAULA
Sunday, February 22, 2009
HAPPY HAPPY FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY MARLAINE SMITH AND BECKEY POOLE!

LOVE YA...MEAN IT,
PP
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  Sharon Ely Williams
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I just can't believe it will be our 40th reunion. I still feel like it was last year! I ran into Connie Nance the other day and when my husband Joe donates blood he runs in to Susan Elkins. We both like the idea of an elegant evening on dinner and dancing.  Just how many times do we get to do that anymore?? We don't eat pork so that might be coloring my choice but you guys have already done the pig picking thing. I have to agree with the classmate that said how hot and humid fayetteville will be at that time of the year. Lets try something different....isn't that what we set out to do for our generation?/
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  P.J. Young
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I enjoyed visiting your website and looking at the photos and reading the comments also!  I would love to attend your pig pickin and see some old friends but I will be in Thailand during the event.  Hopefully, sometime in the near future I can visit Fayetteville and see some of you.  I do need to come there to visit my younger brother Danny who still lives in our old family home on Martindale Drive.  I know I won't recognize the town (or most of you) but I do look forward to visiting.  Enjoy the reunion!  PJ
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  Pat Scott
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Looks like the Falcons 40th Reunion (Did I say 40..?? ) just might be another Pig Pickin'.!! 
If it is as good as last years, plus hopefully LOTS more people will be there..It will be a blast !! 
Good Food, Good Music, and Good Friends. It doesn't get much better than that ! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone and hope this will be the best Reunion ever..!!
THANKS to Paula,  John Holdren, Bob, Verderey, and ALL the 71st  team..for making this all become a reality !!
See you in June..(not September)..LOL
God Bless you all, and see you this summer!
Big Hugs, Pat

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  Roland & Jamie Britt
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I really hate that we will miss this great reunion but we will be on a cruise with the Shriners.
 
Hope it is a great success
 
 
Jamie Britt

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  John Waszak
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Hey Folks,

Thanks for taking the time to organize  all of this.  I have enjoyed reading
about how you all are doing and saddened to know that many of us have not been
able to hang around to enjoy our golden years.  As with past reunions (except
for the two I was able to attend), I have prior commitments that will keep me
away, so have not entered a preference for the reunion venue.  Gold luck with
the planning and hope you have a wonderful time in June.  I will be in Baltimore
in the middle of my yearly baseball tour.  Would love to have any of you visit
me at the ocean.  WOZ's free Bed and Breakfast has become legendary in just
three years.  The guest room is always ready.  I now live in Beaufort and teach
on Harkers Island--160 kids in 9 grades (K through 8).  It's a tiny old-fashion
school.  When my kids were out of the house, they made me promise to go out on
my own adventure, so I headed for the ocean.  Much slower than Chapel Hill had
become.  I love it here, but I could use some
help in keeping my wine pantry under control.  Too many bottles, not enough
time.  Let me know if you can help.  Go Falcons!

Peace,
WOZ
John Waszak
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  Anna (Taylor) Seden
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Wish I could be there for the 40th!  I would vote for another pig-pick' since the last one was so good!  Thanks to the committee for all of their hard work, too.  The 2009 reunion is being held on my mom's 80th birthday and if I know what's good for me (and I DO), I need to be here for that.  My heart will be there with you all! Peace!
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  David Clyde
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Definitely a pig pickin' !!  In fact, I'm ready now!!

Great music!!

Ya'll done good, word, yo' mom 'n 'em.
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  Judy Johnson Horne
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My vote is for choice #2.

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  Wayne Grooms
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I vote for the Pig Pickin.  Also, would like to thank Paula, John and everyone that continues to work hard every year to put things together for us.  Look forward to seeing everyone in June.

Wayne
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  Don McDaniel
Monday, February 9, 2009
I vote the pig pickin.  Since I am no taller than 40 years ago and may have put on a few pounds,  I look like a penquin in formal attire.
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  Wanda Brown Holyoke
Monday, February 9, 2009
Well, can't give enough kudos o the committee on the outstanding job they are doing in organizing this 40th (say it isn't really 40) reunion. 

Hope to see everyone!

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  Patricia Fendley Register
Monday, February 9, 2009
I had such a wonderful time at the last reunion.
I am looking forward to a Pig Picking.
Thanks to Paula for all her hard work and guidence w/ the reunion.
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  Carolyn Pittman Chiara (Jeannie)
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Sure would be nice to see everyone again! I live in San Francisco. Will come if I can make it!
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  Charles Sherman
Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm all for the pig-pickin

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  Mike Gillis
Sunday, February 8, 2009
"WOW"  40 years.  That's amazing.  Where did all the time go?  Hey to all.  Paula and the "Team" are doing a fantastic job of planning all the reunion activities and being the nucleus of the mighty "69.  My hat's off to you.  The pig pickin' and dance are great ideas, but whatever the majority chooses will be great.

Mike
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  chuck liebers
Sunday, February 8, 2009
i vote for the pig-picking.
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  Martin Arbasetti
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Nothing finer than a carolina Pig Picking
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  Margie Norton Matthews
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Hi Everyone!
I missed last years reunion but I will be there for our 40th! I vote for the pig-pickin and dancing. We will probably have more attendance.
See you then,
Margie
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  Bob Smyntek
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Casual, all the way!! If you have a particular tune you'd like to hear that night email me at moorlockx@aol.com and I'll get it on the roster.
 
 
  debra jennings
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I am for the pig picking.
Deb
 
 
  Chuck Baker
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I'm for the Pig Pickin'!
 
 
  David Carter
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The last "39th" reunion was great  and I really enjoyed seeing those that attended and missed those that didn't. I hope to see many more at the next "40th" Pig Picken!!! -----that's my vote by the way.
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  MICHAEL MIDDLETON
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
My choice of the theme for the next reunion is #2, pig pickin.  Sorry I could not make it for the committee meeting, but if there is anything you
need, please call
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  Charlene Little Boulianne
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sounds like the pig pickin is everyone's preference so I will go aong with the majority.  I am just excited to be involved this year.
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  Rosie Gibson Allen
Monday, February 2, 2009
Thanks so much to everyone on the "Planning
40th Reunion Team"!  I so hope many of the Class of 69 will be able to attend in June.
My vote is for the casual event.
Verdery deserves many cheers for agreeing to host and cook!   Best to all and see you for our 40th!
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  Colleen Griffin
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I vote for Verdery's place dinner and dancing!

Thanks, Paula, for the reminder.

See you there!

Colleen
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  Mike Clover
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Yes Paula, I get all of the emails.

I think the people have spoken and the Pig-pickin looks like a good choice...

I do keep an eye on the web page on a semi-frequent basis.

Thanks for all of the updates,
Mike
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  Janis (Hinds) Flynn
Saturday, January 31, 2009

Greetings from Kentucky where we are under a state of Emergency. The ice storm that hit has crippled the state and I can hardly believe that Ft. Knox has been closed down for 3 days! Looking forward to seeing y'all as my last reunion was the 25th. I vote Pig Pickin'. All the best, Janis

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  Pat Scott
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hello Everyone.! I first of all want to say,that the 38th reunion last year at Paula's, with Verdery cooking the pig, and being able to dress casual,and not be so formal,was really nice !! 
I vote for the 'pig picking' again..this year and hope to see at least twice as many fellow classmates as last year !
It will be a blast I am sure,and I look forward to seeing everyone, and making this the BEST Reuinion ever.!! (40 YEARS)..???WOW..
Thanks to Paula and all who are putting this together. You guys are GREAT !!
Big HUGS,
Pat

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  Deborah Rhodes
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Hey Paula,  I vote for Prom theme.......    (it's fun to play dressup)  I am
intently looking for employment.  Chances are good that I won't be able to
come.  Thanks for keeping me updated.     Deborah
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  Keith Mickler
Monday, January 26, 2009
The formal event would be fun but it appears the majority are for the "PIG" so let's do it. Besides Verdery cooks GOOOOOD PIG!!!
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  Bob Frander
Sunday, January 25, 2009

Comments: Option 2 (Pig Pickin')
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  Trisha Hollingsworth Harbourr
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Comments: Thanks to the committee for your hard work.  I'm still hoping to get to come to the 40th!  I'd be happy with either choice, but since I have such a long way to travel, I'd prefer the pig pickin' over the more formal dress
Senior Prom.    Trisha
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  Bill Barkhurst
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Paula, . . .My vote is for the Pig Pickin' again. I am not too high on formal stuff.
Thanks, Bill
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  Debbby Twombly Samuelson
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Committee:  Wow you are doing such a great job of getting the info out and asking for our opinions.  I agree with the majority of the message below.  The pig pickin sounds like a really great way to spend time, mix, and mingle.  I'm looking forward to reconnecting!  The planning is challenging and I think you are all doing a great job....keep smiling it will all come toghether.  I've found the hotel info, have sent my RSVP, now I will be making the airline reservations!  Debby
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  Harold Murphy
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Choice # 2 , Pig Pickin, has my vote.
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  Robbie Latherow Moore
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I'm really getting excited about the reunion. I missed the last one and vowed I would be at our Big 40. It sounds like everyone had a great time at the pig-pickin last time, it can be casual and intimate. I'm for that. Thanks to the committee for all their hard work. Thanks especially to Paula for keeping me in the loop. Hope to see everyone there.

Robbie
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  Danny Johnson
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I vote for #2! (Pig PIckin')

Paula, I hope your doing well. Thanks for being there. 

Danny



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  Linda Everette Alstrin
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hi fellow classmates,
I've received the info for our next reunion...good work!  I think our goal should be to create an event that would allow the highest attendance.  With that in mind, probably the less expensive route is the way to go.  Lots will be flying in and needing hotels so this will be an expensive trip for some.   Personally, I love your premium event idea but I don't think that would be as well attended as a pig-roast. I would enjoy either. Besides, we can't get good "pig" up here!!!
Thanks for all your efforts...
Regards, Linda

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  Craig Miller
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hey Ya'll......I vote for the Pig Pickin'.....I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there
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  Peggy Wiseman Cleveland
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hi everyone,

I vote to have the "PIG PICKIN".....I enjoyed the one for the 38th class reunion.

Thanks to everyone of you for spending your time planning the reunion.

Take Care,
Peggy
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  Beckey Poole Tew
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I vote that we have a pig pickiin!
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  R. ALan Capps
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
John,
Let the committee decide, they have done all of the work !
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  Susan Carver Dixon
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Hi,

IThe last reunion was wonderful and it was so
nice to see so many old friends.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone this summer and the formal thingy sounds nice.  It is always nice to "dress up" sometimes; however, I would prefer the Pig Pickin.  Thank you to all the
committee members for keeping us informed. 

Sincerely,
Susan

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  David & Mike Stone
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
john

i like the idea of not so casual however i can not remember either proms not because of the time frame but
i think all was induced by strong drink. 

i worry if events are too formal classmates may not attend.  the push
needs to have as many classmates attend as possible we have lost many already i would like to meet and see as many as possible before  i cannot see anymore  . . . thanks for your efforts

larry and mike 
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  John Holdren
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Hey Everyone!

The Guest Book is up and running.  We apologize if you experienced any difficulty with this function during the last few days.  

Please browse through the messages and be sure that if your message has not posted, that you enter your vote on this "Guest Book" AGAIN.  

It's very important that each and every one of our classmates has an opportunity to see your preferences.  

Thanks for your input and I'll see you all soon!

Love to all,
John
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  Bill Coughlin
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
John,
Couldn't open the web site so I 'm replying to you. I vote "Pig Pickin."
Bill Coughlin
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  Beckey Poole Tew
Monday, January 19, 2009
It was great reading the responses regarding are up coming 40th reunion.  I for one missed out on the last one and do not intend on missing out on this one as it is a very important year for all of us. Let all of us come together as we celebrate our 40th.
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  Kathy O'Connor Fields
Monday, January 19, 2009
I'm all for the Pig Pickin! I'm passed a prom and would prefer to be able to talk to old friends without the loud music. The DJ last Sept. was GREAT! I really had a great time. Hope to see you all soon!
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  PAULA
Monday, January 19, 2009
HEY FALCONS!  OUR REUNION TEAM IS DELIGHTED WITH THE RESPONSES TO OUR JAN 18TH EMAILING OF DETAILS REGARDING OUR REUNION PLANS.

IF THIS SITE IS NOT WORKING, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST YOUR VOTE TO ME AT MSPAULAPEEL@AOL!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO...SEE YOU JUNE 12-14.
PAULA
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  Carter T. Boggess Jr. (Pete)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Really enjoyed viewing the photos and being able see many of my classmates. You folks have done a great job.  Wish you all great health and happiness!
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  Colleen Griffin
Monday, September 1, 2008
Greetings to all my classmates from 1969. I have been so out of touch with everyone that its been wonderful visiting this website!  This will be my first reunion and I am soooooooo looking forward to it. Thanks to all who have kept us together over the years-you are priceless!  See you next year!
Colleen 
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  Bob Smyntek
Saturday, August 2, 2008
It was great seeing everyone at the last get together. Hoping to see at least twice as many more at the next!
 
 
  Charlene Little Boulianne
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Hey everyone,
Sending greetings from Sunny Florida,
Been a long time since I have seen the class and I am so looking forward to being there next June.  Would love to hear from all of you!!!  
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  Craig Miller
Monday, July 7, 2008
Hey Ya'll....I hate that I couldn't come to the last reunion...but hey I'm not gonna miss the 09' event...I'm really looking forward to seeing everybody there
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  Susan Foster Jannarone
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Paula Peele-Fonke sent me this great  reunion photo album! What an enduring and great effort some of our classmates have made to keep us all in touch! I enjoyed seeing my old friends in the photos and regret that I was unable to attend. We are now considering the Boone, N.C. area for our "terminal" home, having lived in Taos, NM one year after retiring in Texas. We are looking for a cooler climate and lots of acreage. We know that  71st/ASU grads are in those woods so we might knock on your doors next trip out! Again, thanks for the reunion from cyberspace.
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  John Holdren
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wow. Everyone had such a great time at the reunion. Thanks to everyone who organized and supported our event! The 40th is going to be the BEST reunion EVER! So, for those of us who have had rocky times in this economy, let's start saving those nickels, dimes and quarters! Love to everyone, John
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  Linda Everette Alstrin
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Thanks to all who made our reunion a success. It was wonderful to see everyone who attended and to spend a little time catching up since my last reunion in 1984/89. It was especially refreshing not seeing any old people there! Living so far from Fayetteville makes seeing friends from home even more special. There are many of you who did not make it and I hope I will see you in 2009!
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  Bill Barkhurst
Thursday, October 4, 2007
My first reunion and boy was it great. Wish more classmates could have attended. Looking forward to the next reunion if it will be anything like this one was. Hope to see more of you next time. Sincerely, Bill
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  Anna Taylor Seden
Thursday, September 20, 2007
See you in September... Anyone remember that song? I am so excited and can't wait to see everyone! I don't FEEL old... LOL! How about you?! Living NW of Atlanta, GA. See you in a few days!
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  Robbie Latherow Moore
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
What a wonderful idea this thing called cyber space. I'm sorry to say that I will not be attending the reunion but I'll be thinking of you all and looking forward to seeing new pictures of everyone. Like the titles. Hope you are planning a bash in '09. I'll definitely be there. Have a blast. Love, Robbie
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  Pat Scott
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Hello everyone>>> " I Just stopped in to see what condition my condition was in" LOL...Remember that song???Blessings to you all !! God Bless !!
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  Linda Everette Alstrin
Friday, August 17, 2007
Hello all, I am looking forward to seeing all of you in a few weeks. This website is awesome! I hope to send along a few pictures. By the way, wouldn't it be nice to have name tags with our graduation picture on them? Oh God, how we've changed! Linda
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  Trisha Harbour
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Great idea, John. Good job. I'm looking forward to more pictures!
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  Janis Hinds Flynn
Friday, August 10, 2007
I'm soooo looking forward to seeing everyone in September. It seems like yesterday .......
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  Debby Twombly Samuelson
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Would like to hear from Glenda Conrath Boyer, and any others. Is anyone living in IA besides me? How about TN, MO, NE? Had dinner with Beti Herring Firth in Hawaii this past June! We had a great time catching up. Beti are you coming to the reunion?
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