Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Little Known Contributions made by Parents

Brenda Lape sent the following paragraph years ago... Mary Kay James just now found it as a Draft, so here it is: 
The Searcy Tin Shop
Many of our parents made contributions in Searcy in ways the general public never knew.

I have enjoyed this... all the emails about times past in Searcy. I am sure you all remember that my Dad had the Searcy Tin Shop. His shop was close to downtown before he moved out on East Race. My Dad died over 20 years ago, but when I go back to Searcy, I see part of him all over town....the Rialto sign, (also, the old Drive In sign, but it's gone now), the Methodist Church steeple, the heating and air conditioning ducts I see in the Benson Auditorium when I have attended lectures. If there are any older homes or businesses or schools with gutters and heating/air conditioning ducts they were probably made by my Dad's business. Probably in a lot of your homes too in Searcy. The arch that goes into the cemetery on Moore Street was also made by him and numerous other cemeteries through out the county. So when you go by those things...think of me too.

Sent in by Brenda Lape

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Re: Library Display

I just spoke with Ruth.   She got back home last Tuesday.... said she can't remember where she put the items she had collected..... will look!
I'm going to her apartment at Harding place about 10:15.   Mk.     .

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On Oct 4, 2017, at 8:09 AM, JoyLynn Edwards <jledwards72143@yahoo.com> wrote:

I can't remember what I have told you about the library display cabinet.
It is about 5 ft tall, 6 ft wide and about 18 inches deep.
The shelves are glass and adjustable.
Alan and I will be out of town the last full week of October.
I have noticed that the new display is usually done on the first of the month.
As a volunteer, I have taken down a display so that the new one can be done.
Have you had a chance to talk to Ruth Browning?


Monday, November 07, 2016

Look on Face book and find out what's going on in Searcy!!!!!!

Al Fowler has posted a picture on Face Book in "Searcy an unexpected Surprise."     It's the newly restored exterior of the Rialto Theater!!!!!      Take a look......

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Last ones for IHOP

Breakfast at IHOP on Wednesday morning...

Hello again.  I've downloaded the Reunion pics to Shutterfly.    Please see if this link will open for you.......



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Well.   We did it!!!   83 persons, including spouses, met on September 20, 2016, to celebrate together after leaving SHS 59-60-61 years ago....   Check out the pictures that Kerry, MKay's friend,took during the evening.

open the following LINK... to see 175 pictures taken at our SHS Reunion.. by Kerry Hickman for Mary Kay....

It will work best if you have a Google Account. 
You may email  your snapshots to Mary Kay  at   the following address and I will try to include them. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Notes and Updates from SHS "Peeps"....

"Absolutely, you can."
Clifton Wiggs class of 1957
In a message dated 9/5/2016 3:25:11 P.M. Central Daylight Time, MaryKay James writes:
Clifton. May I post your reply to my email on the Searcy Yesteryear Blog? I can copy and paste it there? Ok? MK

On Sep 5, 2016, at 2:22 PM,  Clifton Wiggs  wrote:
Hi Mary Kay,
Thanks for the newsy email. You probably don't remember me but I talked to you earlier about my knee problem. I had thought that maybe I could get the cortisone shots (had two already) and make it to the reunion, but they aren't working, and the answer is knee replacement. That means I will not be able to attend. Charles Hunter said,"I'm sure you won't be the only one limping." ha
I sure was looking forward to it, so now I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures on the blog. Would really like to see my ole classmates again!
Clifton Wiggs - Class of 57
In a message dated 9/5/2016 1:03:48 P.M. Central Daylight Time, marykay.james@gmail.com writes:
Hello again with some "news" for you,
I was able to contact Linda Bolton, 1956, by phone Sunday afternoon. She and her husband, Doyle Byrd, do plan to attend!
Fay Usery Thomas,'56, of Albuquerque is not coming. Her youngest daughter had open heart surgery at Mayo Clinic in MN on Aug. 31st. and she is with her. She said she wished she could be with us..."Give everyone a big "HELLO" for me! ... we will be sharing her contact info on the 20th with you.
Still looking to contact Larry Morgan, 1956, in Little Rock...... need phone number and email if possible...
Is John Alex McCoy , '56, still alive? Last address: Bakersfield, CA. Will someone Google him and let me know?
Jim Bohannon, 1957, is doing a collage of the deceased from each class. Verna Cox Payne and I are meeting him at Burger King on Beebe Capps and Main St. at 2:15 tomorrow, 9-6-16 with our annuals and info we currently have. Bill Barger and anyone else may also meet with us there....
Bring your camera and your iPhone on the 20th!!! We are setting up a photo opportunity in the room adjacent to the Rose Room. There is a gorgeous, framed, floor to ceiling mirror in there so you can take some GREAT snapshots of "THE WAY WE LOOK, NOW!" It Should be FUN! .... I am asking "my travel-buddy, " Kerry Hickman, to come and use your camera so you may be included in your picture! She's a great photographer! Her husband is retired Judge Darrell Hickman, 1952, he may come too!!! You may remember him.
So far we have received reservations from 72 persons, that includes spouses, from the three classes. We are doing NAME TAGS now so.... we need to know NOW if you plan to attend.
My brother, Irvin VP and Bill Benz, have made me an Administrator of the blog that Tom Pry,'56, started in the early 2000s. PLEASE comment on the posts to start a conversation and please send your pictures to post on the blog. I have asked Draxie Horn Rogers, '56,and Anita Hart Fuller,'53, to be AUTHORS on the blog. They may post items etc. If YOU want to be an Author just let me know!!!!! I do not want the total responsibility.....here's the address.... http://searcyyesteryear.blogspot.com/
Got to get busy, I'm helping to decorate our church booth at the White County Fair which begins this Saturday, the 10th- 17th.
One of our sons just saw " MOSES" in Branson on Saturday the 3rd and took his family on the "behind the scenes tour." They LOVED IT! Now I want to go! Looking at Sept 29th. Meet us there???
Got to get busy!!!!
C U on the 20th???
Mary Kay VP James
I hope you will plan to attend our 3-class Gathering in the Rose Room of Ann's Bridal Etc. in Searcy this September 20th. We will have lots of time to visit and eat together... no scheduled agenda but you may volunteer to say a few words to everyone if you wish...Since it will be the class of 1956's 60th Reunion event, Robin Moore, our class president will welcome everyone.

We are looking forward to seeing you and visiting with you soon!!!!

Robin Moore, Mary Kay James, Verna Cox Payne and Ruby Brandon Smith and Jessie Smith Rayburn are completing the contact information of our 3 classes. We will have this info for you to pick up at the "Gathering" if you want it.
email from: MaryKay James