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, 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's the address....
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

Saturday, September 03, 2016

One of the new Brick Crosswalks down town.

This is the Arch Street island that is being "run over". :(((. Down Town beautification project looks real nice!

Were you alive November 24, 1947?

My sister, RSVP Smith, and I found this old Daily Citizen when we were cleaning out our dad's file cabinet last year... The Plaza theater on the corner of Spring St. And Center St. also has an add. I remember seeing The movie Pinocchio at the Plaza theater.....note the admission prices... 12-30 cents!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 02, 2016

Off with the OLD...

I just happened to be downtown today, 9-2-2016, to see the marquees being taken down to be refurbished!!! There was lots of traffic but people actually stopped so I could get a good picture... Yea! Small town Searcy!!!
I sat down on a ledge at the NE corner on the court square and took some pics.....the guy tarring the roof on First Security Bank waved at me...