CAN IT REALLY BE 50 YEARS?
GROVE CLASS OF '52 ~ 50th
PHOTOS and INFORMATION
50th REUNION ~ DUTCH TREAT DINNER ~ PHOTOS ~ INDEX
50th REUNION ~ BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S ~ PHOTOS INDEX
50th REUNION BANQUET ~ PHOTOS ~ INDEX
MAY 21, 2002
IT IS TRUE, ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO
The Class of '52 reunion certainly fits that category. Many classmates
remarked the 50th was the best yet and how much they enjoyed the program
and being with everyone. The committee did an outstanding job and certainly deserve
our thanks. Lots of inquiries about members that were unable to attend, you were truly
Loads of pictures will be added to
the web site. Ted took pictures at every activity,
even breakfast on Saturday morning. Using his digital camera, the photos were immediately
available and will be the first to appear.
The group picture will also soon be available for the web site.
In the 'pictures from the Tower'
category, scans were made from:
1943, 44, 45, 46 from Virgil Wall's Towers
1947, 48 from Ras Bilbrey's Towers
1941, 42 and 1951, 52 from other sources
It will take some time to organize
and edit the material. Unlike any of you, the webmaster
for the Grove site is an old man and does not always move too swiftly.
Anybody thinking about the 55th?
LATEST INFORMATION - MAY 3,
by Bill Williams
Well, I guess things are all set up for the big reunion.
The first thing is the dutch-treat supper, no program, at 6 p.m. Friday,
May 17, at Outlaw's Steakhouse on Mineral Wells Avenue. Purely a time for
visiting, swapping photos and lies, etc. We'll have a program booklet to
distribute that includes all of the personal bios from classmates and
information on the Saturday night banquet. The manager said we can stay
'til they close at 10.
On Saturday, anyone who likes can gather at the Kitchen Table Restaurant on
East Wood Street (out near where Uncle Lee's used to be) for breakfast,
again dutch treat. The Heritage Center on North Poplar Street (old Health
Department building) will be open at 1 that afternoon to show its new
exhibit on schools in Henry County. It includes a bunch of old Grove stuff.
We're checking into the possibility of visiting the Grove Tower building,
if anyone's interested.
People can begin gathering at Paris Landing Inn, downstairs in Ellington
Hall, as early as 4:30 p.m. The banquet's at 6, but we wanted to allow
plenty of visiting time.
Nobody has said anything about Sunday morning, but I'm sure if folks wanted
to gather again at the Kitchen Table they're free to do so.
See you at the reunion,
GO HERE FOR A PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION IF YOU WANT TO PRINT THE SCHEDULE.
REUNION INVITATION REPONSE LIST
by SUE NICHOLS CLARK-WOOLDRIDGE
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
The Following Will Be Attending:
|Robert Adams||Patsy Hill Burdette||Sarah Nealon Vincent|
|Clarice Allen Myers||Ted Jenkins||Sue Nichols Wooldridge|
|Jerry Anderson||Bill Johnson||Rosemary Parkhill King|
|Bill Bigham||Wilma Lewis Koplin||Hilda Reece Taylor*|
|Paul Blankenship||Duane Lacy||Nira Rogers Crowder|
|Barbara Boyd Crocker||Jack Lasater||Rebekah Scott Taylor|
|Jimmy Bruce||Don Laster||Ann Shivers Christopher|
|Kenneth Chapman||Charles Laycook||Ray Stockdale|
|Lazette Crouch Hoover||Phyllis McEvoy Szanyi||Elizabeth Swinney Morris *|
|Jim 'Buddy' Dancy||Bobby McNutt||Marilee Tayloe Bullock|
|Lorene Ellis Ridgeway||Jonah McKenzie||Opal Taylor|
|Margaret Freeman Collins||Bill Mizell||June Turner Huffman|
|Bob and Amanda Hailey||Lemuel Muzzall||Mitchum Warren|
|Bill Hailey||Anne Nelson Loeb||Bill Williams|
Attendance Situation Still Pending:
Jean Fite Sutton
Mary Margaret Smith Ray
|Peter Brice||LoRita Lockhart DeMent||Carolyn Hardin Veltman|
|Julia Crutcher Sanders||Darlene Quinby Anton||Howard Welch|
|Newell Dunlap||Betty Seymour Brannon||Nancy Windsor Perry|
|George Hall||Julia Anne Simmons Stockton||Carl Woods|
|Ray Holder||Mary Lou Snow Bennett||Sue Ann Wynns Cowell|
|Betty Sue Johnson Patrick||Gwen Story Russell|
No Response From:
|Ruth Alexander Page||Rex Latimer|
|David Freeland||Annette Matthews Eaker|
|Joann Grace McGuire||Margaret Melton Greene|
|Bobby Holcomb||Shirley Redden Wall|
UPDATE OF 50TH REUNION INFORMATION
By SUE NICHOLS CLARK-WOOLDRIDGE
Sunday, April 21, 2002
I sent out 71 letters and have
received 62 replies. I think that is pretty good for finding people.
(In fact, five I did not hear from live here in this area.) We have 43 classmates coming and
two hope to make it but are not sure yet. We had 17 send regrets but we got updates
for the booklets.
I carried the booklet to the printer
(Bill Williams) last week and the group will meet next week
to put it together. We have an interesting variety of people in our group.
March 23, 2000
TIMES FOR BOTH THE FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES ARE 6:00 P.M.
THE FRIDAY EVENING DUTCH TREAT DINNER HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM TOM'S STEAK
HOUSE TO OUTLAW'S STEAK HOUSE. OUTLAW'S IS THE FORMER BONANZA STEAK HOUSE. FULL
STEAK HOUSE FARE AND A HOT FOOD AND SALAD BAR.
SEE YOU ON THE 17TH & 18TH.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
FROM BILL WILLIAMS, CHAIRMAN OF THE REUNION
COMMITTEE ~ FEBRUARY 6, 2002
The reunion will be Friday and Saturday, May
17-18. On Friday, May 17,
we'll gather for a dutch-treat dinner at Tom's Pizza and Steak House, 2501
E. Wood St. No program, just gather and talk. Bring photos or other
memorabilia if you have 'em.
On Saturday, May 18, we'll have a banquet at Paris Landing State Park Inn.
We'll have the downstairs Ellington Hall to ourselves for a buffet dinner,
with access to the adjoining patio. We plan to invite former teachers, and
we'll recognize deceased classmates. We'll take a group photo.
A mailing will go out next week with information, and we'll ask for
reservations by March 15 in order to reserve the right size room at the
restaurant. The fee will be $25.00 per person.
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