MESSAGES #1: April
3, 2007 - June 12, 2008
|Your Name:||Gene Gill, Tech 1951|
"Print outs" for the "Missing" senior photos of the 1942 and 1943 yearbooks are in the mail - along with a CD of the files.
Monday, October 15th 2007 - 08:17:11 AM
is there any way that the 1943 and 1942 techites
could get me a color copy (like from kinkos) of the exact pages in my annuals that were cut up? they could then be glued over my cut up pages in those two annuals? this happened in the 48 annual also and i did this and it worked great. let me know if they can and i would be glad to pay for them.
Sunday, October 14th 2007 - 08:19:54 PM
|Your Name:||Lenora Faye Eubanks-1979|
I just found this site from classmates, oh how I remember the good ole days, I went to Tech in the Fall of 76, it was not the school I was assigned to, I was assigned to Treadwell High, I choose Tech instead because it was an open school. The website is awesome. During my high school years, I was a cheerleader, Ms.Senior,Ms. Football Queen, officer in the Honor Society and Senior Class.
Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 09:40:02 PM
|Your Name:||Sadie Downen-Hayes - 1969|
|Message:||Hi Fellow Techites,
I went to Tech for my sophomore and Junior years. Unfortunately, I married the year before graduation. I was in Mr. Dworshak's homeroom. I have looked through the faculty pics and do not find a picture of Coach Owens who taught 10th grade Biology. Does anyone remember him? Do you remember me? Drop me a note sometime. This is a great website. Brought back so many memories.
Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 01:55:03 PM
|Your Name:||Billy Britton class of 70|
|Message:||Hello fellow Tech-ites. I enjoyed my
three years at Tech. I was in Mr Hal Bakers Home room. I would like to say
Hi to Pat McLemore Clark, Annette Bland,Brenda Baker,Trilby and other Tech
Vocalists that sang for the Tech Talent shows,Beauty Reviews and the Cotton
Makers Jubilee Talent show [Brenda Baker sang "Who's Got the Pain when They
do the Mambo"] I accompanied on the piano for and to all of the Tech High
Band members, Choir members and our Band instructor Mr Marsh.
Would also like to let every one know that Nikki Ingram passed away several years ago. Nikki was the Son of Memphis' former Mayor Ingram
Sunday, October 7th 2007 - 10:38:33 PM
|Your Name:||Carolyn Elliott 1963-1987|
|Message:||Another tragic loss from the talented
class of 1969 is the death of Billie Ruth Parker Beretta. She was a
cheerleader and honor student at Tech and later sang professionally with
local bands. Earlier this year, Ralph Allen, student body president in 1969,
high school and college athlete, and teacher, also died at the age of 56.
They were both outstanding leaders and amazing personalities. I taught both
of them and admired them greatly.
Here is Billie Ruth's obituary.
Billie "Sam" Ruth Berretta
(May 24, 1951 - September 30, 2007)
Billie Ruth “Sam” Berretta, 56, of Suffolk, VA passed away at her home September 30, 2007. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee the daughter of the late Gaither “Buzzy” Oswald and Frances Oswald.
Billie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Savannah and Randy Eaton of Suffolk, VA; grandson, Triston Eaton; sisters, Connie Sue Abrams of Florida and Debbie Jane McCord of Mississippi.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 6 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA with Rev. Jim George officiating. A time of visitation will follow the service. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suffolk Chapter, 604 Constance Woods Dr., Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may also be registered at www.parrfuneralhome.com.
Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 01:16:03 PM
|Your Name:||Glenda Dearing (Parks) 1966|
|Message:||what a wonderful website - thank you so
much for your hard work.
Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 09:47:19 AM
|Your Name:||Paula (Candy) Holt Wilkinson-1952|
|Message:||A special thanks to Rob Jolly and all the
other classmates who attended our recent 55th Reunion. We all had a ball and
the group enjoyed Rob's display.
I was happy to be able to give him a Bible which said it was the "Property of Tech High School" Just think, a Bible in a public school. Those were the good old days
Monday, October 1st 2007 - 06:16:20 PM
|Your Name:||Billy Gray, 1963|
|Message:||This is a terrific site. Thanks for the
effort you've put in it.
Wednesday, September 26th 2007 - 07:28:29 PM
|Your Name:||rob jolly|
|Message:||My congrats to the class of 1952 and
their 55th reunion weekend. I so enjoyed displaying the entire Tech
historical collection and meeting so many of you last night. We found no
fewer than 5 relatives in the annuals. One lady found a senior photo of her
step-brother who died in the service of his country at the end of world war
II. I will be making her a copy of that photo for her to keep. Several
people found pictures of their parents, uncles, aunts, etc. This is a part
of my labors that i love. Let me know if you enjoyed the collection and what
i might do to improve it. As always, everyone feel free to add to the
collection for the enjoyment of others. Many people commented on the Tech
football jacket from 1945 that bill Johnson donated to the cause. Thanks
bill. Thanks also to the class of 1951 and Gene Gill for loaning us the Tech
miniature to display. Go Tech!!
Saturday, September 22nd 2007 - 07:29:28 AM
|Your Name:||Gary Groce|
|Message:||My thanks goes out to Mary Wilson
Waterberry for reminding me about the tech high site. I hope to hear from
the 1971 class. Thanks Mary Best Regards Gary Groce
Friday, September 21st 2007 - 02:43:18 PM
|Your Name:||Phil Murphy 68|
|Message:||Hi all. I have really enjoyed reading the
various emails over the last few months. The reunion I attended two years
ago this month was just great and I can't wait for the next one. Have a
great fall and may God bless you each one.
Friday, September 21st 2007 - 12:36:40 PM
|Your Name:||David French (Class of 1969)|
|Message:||Hello Tech High Alumni,
First let me say thank you to J.D. Smith (Class of 1968) for emailing me the link to the Tech High Alumni website. I spent an hour or more last night looking at just about every inch of it and I must say it is Super!!! Also a Very Special THANK YOU goes to Gene and Sue for their vision and determination to create the website and bringing it to life,...Yeah Class of 1951,(also my birth year.) Continued thanks goes to Rob for all the Tech High Memorabilia,...Look out Rob, I have found a few more items in my Junk for you!!! And thanks to all the many others who have and will continue to contribute to the growing success of this living history.
I am very blessed for so many things in my life and attending Tech is still high on that ever growing list. My Dad was in the Class of 1938 and at 88 is thankfully with us today. I just called to let him know about the site and he was very anxious to,... Hang-Up phone and Dial-Up his computer. I will certainly be letting my brother Chuck (Class of 1970) know about the site as well.
Although I am pleased to possibly be the first 1969 class member to post a message, I hope I am not the last. We seem to be the Casper Class and always disappearing. Let's change that and become better represented in the future. When my Dad sends a message, he will be the 3rd member from the Class of 1938 to be represented. They might just have the record for now.
I am looking forward to attending the next reunion and seeing many new faces. Thanks again to everyone and God's Blessings to you and yours.
Thursday, September 20th 2007 - 04:54:19 PM
|Your Name:||Gary Groce 1971|
|Message:||It was great to see all of you again.
Let's go to Mr. Marsh's homeroom and visit. Hope to here from some of you
Best Regards Gary Groce
Thursday, September 20th 2007 - 02:38:23 PM
|Your Name:||rob jolly 1970|
|Message:||I am looking forward to the reunion of
the class of 1952 and to being able to display the Tech High collection for
them. Thank you for the invite. I do have an extra 1972 annual to give to
Straughter Morris (see note below) and will see that he gets it. Thanks
again to Gene and Sue for allowing all of us to use their web site and find
each other again after all these years!
Please remember to add to the Tech collection if you run across something that would be of interest to everyone else.
Happy Tech Days!!! Rob Jolly (One of the Tech Historians)
Saturday, September 15th 2007 - 03:06:07 AM
|Your Name:||Straughter (David) Morris|
|Message:||After viewing this site it brought many,
many happy and pleasant memories of one of the greatest schools in the
Memphis Public School System. I mean to actually view the photos of the
class of 1972 brought tears to my eyes. Since I have lost that yearbook, my
children roared with laughter to see me so thin. I wish I could obtain a
copy of the '72 Yearbook. Does anyone know how it can be done.
My sincere thanks go to Gene and all othe others who helped to bring this website into reality. May God bless you! Please keep me abreast of any news coming from the classes of '69-73.
Friday, September 14th 2007 - 04:45:35 PM
|Your Name:||Steve King (Class of 1972)|
|Message:||Hello to all of you!I hope that all of
you are living well. My life is great! I am not the richest person in the
world financially but family wise and friend wise I am truly blessed. My
life at Tech was a necessity. I had grown up in Frayser and hated it. If you
didn't commit a certain number of crimes it seemed you were out of place
there. I told my parents if they didn't get me out of Frayser I was probably
going to end up in prison or dead. That is when I found myself at Memphis
Tech. While at Tech I found a true diversity of people with all kinds of
different ideas. Some of the people that I would love to see or hear from I
haven't seen or heard from since school. They don't visit these websites,
they don't leave names,numbers,addresses or email. I am living in Oxford,MS
these days with my wonderful wife Stacye and my eight year old son Wyatt and
five year old step daughter Kayla. I also have a beautiful daughter Abby
that lives in Lafayette, IN. These days I am still playing music,(Drums &
Lead Vocals) in a band by the name of "King Bailey". We are a progressive
blues/rock band doing approximately seventy percent originals. My partner in
music of nine years is Barry Swain, guitar player extrodinare and vocalist
and co-conspirator in writing. I am also selling real estate in Oxford. I
work for Rebel Realty & Land Co. I would love to hear from anyone that
remembers me and cares to get in touch. I have very fond memories of many
people from Tech. I have attended a couple of reunions and found that I was
glad that I hadn't seen some of them since high school but didn't get to see
many people that I was hoping would be there. Those of you that attended the
Friday, September 14th 2007 - 08:58:05 AM
|Your Name:||Joyce Brashier|
|Message:||Hello classmates of 1974. I am still
going to school, to become an RN, I just received my LPN license. LOL I am
single and I live in the hills of Aransas, in Heber Springs. I have two
wonderful children Jonathan 14 and Sarah 17 (I started having children later
I don't feel grown up - just older!! I still keep up with Jana Stephens..can you believe that. I would love to hear from anyone!! Are you alive and still out there somewhere?
Friday, September 7th 2007 - 07:20:54 AM
|Your Name:||Harry Smith 1958|
|Message:||Very impressive web site so thanks to
Gene and Sue for all the hard work. Tech High memories are priceless.
Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 04:56:39 PM
|Your Name:||Joyce Poor Blackford|
|Message:||I would love for everyone who visits this
site to PLEASE go to the Missing Classmates page, and help us find these
people. We have found a few already, but unfortunately it was after they
were Deceased. I want to find them ALL before that happens, so we can share
our lives and memories. My one dream is to reunite with my best friend at
Tech-Betty Strickland. If you do not know where these people are now, maybe
you know where they were, or who they worked for, at some time, and we can
go from there. Any help is appreciated. It took almost 40 years for someone
to find me, and I am SO Very grateful. Thanks,in advance, for all of your
Saturday, August 18th 2007 - 08:44:26 AM
|Your Name:||Mary Waterbury, Class of 1971|
|Message:||Thanks to Rob Jolly for telling me about
the Tech High website. It is great! A big THANKS to all those who put so
much time into making it the best. I appreciate the years I spent at Tech
and all the friends I made there. What a great way to stay in touch!!
Thursday, August 16th 2007 - 06:39:09 PM
|Your Name:||Ed "Ted" Skinner, '66|
|Message:||For a short-timer -- I attended Tech for
only my senior year ('66), graduated, and then came back for another year of
the Electronics (not sure how "legal" that was) -- I am amazed how many
memories came back while looking through the '66, '67 and '68 graduating
class pictures. Friends, and some very dear friends, all populate those
pages as well as those of the faculty.
It is oh-so-odd the subtle but life-long effect we have on each other. Time let's us put all these things together and, from them, assemble a life.
Thank you, my friends, for your contribution.
Monday, August 13th 2007 - 02:27:42 PM
|Your Name:||Helen Vicki Rowsey 1962|
|Message:||I had a wonderful time at the 1960-1966
reunion last year. I believe Memphis Tech gave me the foundation of learning
for my present success. I started my career in the secretarial/accounting
field, and eventually became an RN. I am a successful business owner of
Vicki Roy Home Health in Harlingen, TX in the Rio Grande Valley with
approximately 1000 employees. I took Spanish at Tech and lived in Monterrey,
Mexico for about six or seven years. And I use Spanish here as the majority
of the folks are Spanish speaking. Sometimes we just can't figure where
we're going in life when we are young, but God has a plan for everyone's
life if we will just let Him lead. I do miss my Memphis culture sometimes,
but God has blessed me with a son who looks and sings like Elvis; he
performed at the 2006 Reunion. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again
real soon. God bless you.
Sunday, August 12th 2007 - 10:34:29 PM
|Your Name:||Charles T. Brown 1967|
|Message:||Please let me know if there is going to
be another reunion for 1967
Friday, August 10th 2007 - 04:02:36 PM
|Your Name:||TONI HARTLEY SUZORE PATRICK, Tech 1964|
|Your Name:||Tom turner 1961-1096|
|Message:||I am looking for Lonnie Byrd class of
'63. We went into the Army on the 'buddy plan' after graduation and I have
lost contact with him. Can anyone help?
Sunday, August 5th 2007 - 06:50:11 AM
|Your Name:||Lillian B. Laws, Tech 1941|
|Message:||Thank you Sue Lee Johnson. Your message
was most appreciated. So many nights I go through all of the annuals and
have such fun.
Keep up the wonderful work you are doing.
Sunday, July 29th 2007 - 08:31:46 PM
|Your Name:||M. J. Bradley, Jr., "Buster" '38|
|Message:||I'll add my thanks to Gene and Sue Lee
for getting the web site started, and to the many who will contribute and
keep it going.
Friday, July 27th 2007 - 02:45:52 PM
|Your Name:||Steve Wright '66|
|Message:||Again, in reflecting on Carolyn Elliott's
remembrance of Willie Walker and Titus Steele, I remember when basketball
Coach Ray Ford had the Lester High basketball team over at Tech. That was
some show! The shortest guy on their team could dunk the ball, quite an
event for us white boys in those days. That Lester team had Rich Jones, who
went on to a career in the old ABA, Claude Humphreys, who played for several
years in the NFL and Charlie Paulk, who played college ball with the Morgan
twins in Oklahoma. Both Tech Coach Ford and Lester Coach Spillers were ahead
of the curve.
Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 12:36:53 PM
|Your Name:||Carolyn Elliott 1963-1987|
|Message:||My thanks to Steve Wright for his
comments on my essay about the peaceful integration of Tech High. Indeed,
his father Coach Wright was a strong force in maintaining calm and
discipline during what could have been a troubled time. Coach Wright was one
of the watchful ones who unobtrusively patrolled the third floor near my
classroom. Had the faculty not stood behind the principal and if the
students had not been intelligent and honorable, chaos could have erupted. I
was so proud of Tech at that time.
Thursday, July 19th 2007 - 08:35:30 AM
|Your Name:||Steve Wright '66|
|Message:||I have just finished reading Caroline
Elliott's account of the integration of Tech in '63. I was a sophomore that
year and clearly remember the assembly in which Mr. Bourne informed the
student body of the decision for Tech to be the first integrated school.
After that assembly, some of our students left the assembly and started to
leave the campus, insisting that they would not go to school with ...well,
you know what they said. My father, Coach Wright, saw them heading off
campus and got in front of them. I was not part of that group and do not
know exactly what he said to them, however, I think the words he used in
telling them to return to school and his tone did not need to be
interpreted. As far as I remember, that was the only attempt by any of our
students to flee history.
Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 09:02:21 AM
|Your Name:||Sue Lee Johnson , Tech 1951|
|Message:||Hi Lillian Bradley Laws - After reading
your message I went to your class roster to see your picture. (That's a fun
part of the web site) You were beautiful and I'm sure you still are! When I
was scanning the yearbooks I kept telling Gene that the girls of the 1940's
were such beautiful girls - probably my favorite years along with the
1920's. It's so exciting for us to read the messages telling us how much
people are enjoying the web site. Our "labor of love" was SO worth all we
put into it when we get messsages such as yours!
Sue Lee Johnson
Thursday, July 12th 2007 - 08:02:24 AM
|Your Name:||Elizabeth (Libby) Clift 1963|
|Message:||What an amazing job! This is really fun
to look through. I had never seen the senior photos of my aunt and two of my
uncles until now. Fantastic, a lot of work and heart in this website.
Wednesday, July 11th 2007 - 02:30:26 PM
|Your Name:||Lillian Bradley Laws, Tech 1941|
|Message:||What excitement! I graduated in the class
of 1941 . My sister Mary in 1936 and brother Buster in 1938. Our father
"Jungle Jim "Bradley taught Woodshop at Tech for almost 30 years .
I was the only girl allowed in the shop area due to being my Daddy's Baby. What wonderful memories I have of those days.
Thank you for this wonderful website.
Monday, July 9th 2007 - 08:08:57 PM
|Your Name:||GERALD HARMON, 1953|
|Message:||great website would love to hear from any
my class of 53 is dwindling but thanks to jo lynn smith and cortez they keep everything rolling
Monday, July 9th 2007 - 06:57:31 AM
|Your Name:||Susan Stanley , 1964|
|Message:||Someone has done a great job putting the
web site together. I have enjoyed looking at the past and remembering all
the craziness. Keep up the good work!
Sunday, July 8th 2007 - 08:19:50 PM
|Your Name:||William McCluskey 1940|
|Message:||I just returned from our 67th Reunion. It
was probably the last one. Your website is almost a miracle. Where did u get
the class Review. Mine was lost in a basement flood when I lived in
Washington DC. Thanks a million for all he work you have done. You deserve a
Mac McCluskey email@example.com 770 979-6054
Wednesday, June 27th 2007 - 10:22:13 AM
|Your Name:||Connie Maroon Kellum 1965|
|Message:||Just wanted to thank those involved for
putting together such a neat website. You've done an excellent job.
Tuesday, June 26th 2007 - 11:36:03 AM
|Your Name:||Steve Wright '66|
|Message:||Thank you, Rita Johnson,for sending your
reunion message through this site! I look forward to spending much time
browsing through the contents and remembering my Tech High days. The older I
get, the more I think back on those days and those friends of my youth. I
hope more of my '66 class mates will attend the next function.
Monday, June 25th 2007 - 12:39:25 PM
|Your Name:||Tom Stephens 1963-64|
|Message:||Hi all. Living in Horn Lake MS now.
Saturday, June 23rd 2007 - 04:13:23 PM
|Your Name:||Paula (Candy) Holt Wilkinson-1952|
|Message:||What a wonderful web site. Can you help
us find the 7 missing clasmates from 1952: Joan Elizabeth Cresswell, Sara
Ellen Griffith, Lila Ruth Lipscomb, Rosemary Knight, Patricia Langhammer,
Louise Irene Shultz and Billy Wilson?
We hope so.
Candy Holt Wilkinson
Wednesday, June 20th 2007 - 12:09:11 PM
|Your Name:||David Booker|
|Message:||Hello everyone.80 and still looking for a
woman.Don't know what I would do with her tho.
Monday, June 18th 2007 - 04:27:01 PM
|Your Name:||Sue Lee Johnson 1951|
|Message:||Hi Mrs. Elliott,
Thank you for telling us about your years at Tech. Throughout our years at Tech we all had our favorite teachers who made life long impressions on us and inspired us to be the best that we could be. Looking back, and especially as I scanned all these yearbooks, it was amazing to see how many years these dedicated people devoted their lives to doing what they loved to do. And so it is with most of us. So much of our lives is consumed with labors of love. This web site has been a labor of love for Gene and me. Knowing what the magnificent end result would be was what kept us working so diligently non stop. The whole idea was conceived in Gene Gill's wonderful imagination. I was only a tool at his disposal and am always the willing assistant.
Thank you for visiting the web site and thank you for loving Tech as we do.
Sue Lee Johnson
Sunday, June 17th 2007 - 11:16:45 AM
|Your Name:||John Wesley Cook, 1960|
|Message:||One of my sisters brought this web site
to my attention. Sure brings back memories seeing all of these pictures
again. The next time you update the site, please list my address, maybe
someone will remember me and drop me an email.
10834 Oakmont Drive
Sun City, Arizona 85351
Saturday, June 16th 2007 - 03:58:03 PM
|Your Name:||Carolyn Elliott 1963-1987|
You and Gene are truly among the "Tech Notables." As sponsor of the yearbook for twenty years, I certainly recognize and appreciate all the hard work you did scanning the pages. What memories they recall!
Like Mrs. Hendon, I came to teach at Tech in the 1960's, and like her, I learned to love the school and its traditions. Certainly we knew of the contributions of the classes of the 1950's, and the 1940's, and even further back. We were mentored by Ruthie Stanfield, Mayo Linder, Daisy Kirk, Margaret Kelly, and others who vividly reported episodes of Mr. Highsaw's tenure. We even got to meet many of those former students, as Tech grads were constantly returning to visit a favorite teacher.
I taught Tech students across three decades, from 1963 until the closing in 1987. Each class had its unique character and each brought something special to our school.
Thanks to you and Gene, we can now all keep in touch and relive the memories.
Saturday, June 16th 2007 - 03:55:40 PM
|Your Name:||rob jolly|
|Message:||I second Sue's kind and true words about
Gene. He is to be thanked and commended by all. As is Sue herself. She has
spent countless hours scanning and sending info to Gene in California. Let
me set the record straight a bit. So many people have been thanking me for
this web site. The following is my contribution. I began collecting Tech
items around 1990. I was in full steam collecting by 1997 and had the entire
set of annuals by 2004. That is the extent of my work on this web site. I
loaned everything to Gene and Sue and will do so any time. I loan things for
reunions and give extra annuals to folks that need them. I love doing it. I
look up and copy relatives pictures for anyone that asks. I have never
charged anyone for any of this. Like I said......I love doing it.
BUT........ Gene and Sue are the bones behind this web site. Class of
1951!!! To include me with those two would be like giving credit to the guy
that handed Michelangelo the chisel to sculpt the statue of David. You guys
are nice but let's give credit where credit is due. Gene Gill and Sue
I have met both of them and come to love them and their talents. My thanks to them both! Tech High School now has a web site equal to none in the country.
Saturday, June 16th 2007 - 08:06:48 AM
|Your Name:||Sue Lee Johnson 1951|
|Message:||Dear Ms. Hendon, It's great that you were
proud of your students of the '60s as being the best and brightest, BUT this
web site is the courtesy of the students of 1951. If any of our fantastic
faculty were still around today I'm sure they would have the same opinion of
our students of the '50s as well. We're glad you like the web site. MUCH
work went into it by Gene Gill of 1951. Gene was the most talented boy of
the class of 1951 and STILL is today! Hope you come back often!
Sue Lee Johnson
Saturday, June 16th 2007 - 06:28:23 AM
|Your Name:||Michael (Mickey) Jolly-1973|
|Message:||Hey Rob, I was here, very impressive, am
going to explore more thoroughly. Thanks for staying on me about it. See
yall Sunday. Happy Fathers day Techites...Mick...
Saturday, June 16th 2007 - 04:37:45 AM
|Your Name:||Betty Hendon, Teacher 1960-68|
|Message:||What a grand idea! My congrats to all of
you who are making this possible. I always knew we were teaching the best &
the brightest at Tech in the 1960's. I am thoroughly enjoying the many
photos and all the information on students & staff.
I have authored two books: THE BRIDGE (Tech and historical evetnts of that era are mentioned) and
PATHS THAT CROSS (more inspirational)
See my website:
Friday, June 15th 2007 - 03:35:09 PM
|Your Name:||joyce "ward"rosic-61|
|Message:||you have done a great job-hope this gets
lots of action-the more people that visit,the greater the chance to find old
friends like----sheila conlee-----rita white----betty wilson---anyone in
touch with them,please let me know-----i am joyce [ward] rosic-class of 61.
Friday, June 15th 2007 - 02:45:46 PM
|Your Name:||Jannie Albright - '76|
May God Bless you at all times...
Friday, June 15th 2007 - 12:59:22 PM
|Your Name:||Maurice L. Tate (Class of '71'|
|Message:||I've had the pleasure of being in touch
with Rob Jolly. I try and get to memphis about once a year (I now live in
the boston Area). After graduation I applied to Grahm Jr. College in Boston.
I wasn't accepted. I sent a letter to the college explaining why they should
reconsider and they did:I was accepted. I entered college in 1972 and
graduate from there as class president. I also received from my classmates a
standing ovation (which i'll never forget). I returned to memphis for about
a month when I received a job offer to return. Things didn't work out but I
remained. In 1977 I acquired a summer job at the then NBC affiliate WBZ4 (my
degree was in tv production). That was in june of 1977. This month I
celebrate my 30th year at that station (I'm only 53 years old).
I married in 2005 and live in a suburb of Boston. To find out more you'll have to send me an email..
Looking forward to hearing from many 'techies'
Thursday, June 14th 2007 - 07:11:49 PM
|Your Name:||Steve King 1972|
Thanks for doing all the things that you do to help everyone stay in touch. I tried to send the site to Richard Steele. It didn't go through. Not sure why. I also sent it to Sheila Harris Clower and Ted Jeans. Thanks again for all you do. Steve King 662-832-5400
Thursday, June 14th 2007 - 02:30:08 PM
|Your Name:||Sue Lee Johnson '51|
|Message:||Hi Joe, I'll bet that is a record! I
enjoyed scanning and running into old friends that I wasn't aware went to
Tech. Also I found my great uncle and great aunt in the class of '37. My
mother went in '31, but she didn't graduate. Her brother, my uncle also went
in '46 and didn't graduate. Then there was my sister and me......hey...I may
be getting close to YOUR record! It's a great web site. It's really fun to
browse through. Gene did a magnificent job. Have you looked at the girls of
the '40s? I think they were the most beautiful of all the years.
Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 04:56:25 PM
|Your Name:||Joe Lyle 1950|
|Message:||Thanks again Gene! Great job! Hey , I may
have a record here. Two brothers, two sisters ,and a wife , all Tech grads.
Years 34,37,40,47,50,and 51. Neat huh.
Thanks Rob & Sue....Proud to be a Tech grad...
Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 10:45:08 AM
|Your Name:||Larry Comeaux 1964|
|Message:||Hello every one hope to see you at the
Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 09:00:01 PM
|Your Name:||Robert Mann 1947|
|Message:||I am truly amazed by and thankful for
this wonderful web site. Gene, Sue Lee and Rob have done a tremendous amount
of work in collecting, scanning and publishing this staggering amount of
information about our classmates, and I for one, really appreciate all of
their hard work. I was especially happy to see the roster for the class of
'45, because my sister, Barbara Mann, was in that class, and I believe she
had lost her copy. It was good to see her class picture.
I would also like to thank Leigh and Doug Kendrick for the work they have done in locating many of our classmates. I know there must have been many others who have contributed to this great web site, and I thank them also.
Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 07:42:09 PM
|Your Name:||Sandy Siegrist (Jolly) 1968|
|Message:||What a great site! Thanks to those of you
who obviously put a good deal of time into it. And thanks to Rob for turning
me on to it.
Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 07:41:02 AM
|Your Name:||Fonda Stevenson (Terry)|
|Message:||Way to go Techies.....congrats on the
terrific web page! I think we have finally arrived in the "Tech" era!
It was great to see my class of 1960 and to remember the ones I knew personally, and to recall the names of the other ones that I had come into contact with during my 4 years at Tech.
What a monumental task this undertaking was. Again congrats on the great work that went into the making of the Tech Web Page.
Hope to read some news from the class of my year and others.
Tuesday, June 5th 2007 - 05:44:30 PM
|Your Name:||Dianne Douglass '64|
|Message:||Wow! What a great website! Thanks so much
to everyone who had a part in getting this website up and running. It is
such a resource for those of us involved in organizing a class reunion, and
so much fun just to browse through. I will be back again and again!
Monday, June 4th 2007 - 07:44:14 AM
|Your Name:||Arthur Trim - Classof 1960|
|Message:||Glad to see the Tech web site.
Congradulations & kudos to all those involved!!I have spent all but a few
years since Tech away from Memphis. I spent 21 of these years traveling the
U.S. & the world. Retired 3/06 due medical issues and now live in Conyers,
GA (south & east of Atlanta). I have maintained contact with Loretta Griffin
Fuller ('60) L.B. Fuller ('55) Barbara Monday Tillson ('60) My wife & I
attendeded the 60-66 Reunion Sept.'06 and really had a good time! I was
really surprised how much Memphis & the area has changed!! I was surprised
how few people attended the reunion!
My time at Tech was so long ago, but I have some many good memories!
Sunday, June 3rd 2007 - 05:38:43 PM
|Your Name:||Roland Pittman, Class of 1962|
|Message:||This website is fantastic! Thanks to
those of you who put in all the hard work to make it what it is!
Classes of 1960-1966: See you at the reunion on July 14th!
Sunday, June 3rd 2007 - 04:30:34 PM
|Your Name:||Betty Joyce (Poor) Blackford|
|Message:||I am so glad to see such a great web
site. It has been difficult going to all of the other web sites and trying
to find people and information. I hope everyone finds this one,(thanks
Google) and we can find the Many missing classmates. I would love to hear
from some of the class of 1960.
Thanks Gene for all of the hard work.
For anyone interested, we are having an informal get together for the classes of 1960-1966, on Sat July 14th.
If interested, just let me know, and I will forward all of the info.
Saturday, June 2nd 2007 - 07:12:51 PM
|Your Name:||Paula "Candy" Holt Wilkinson|
|Message:||Tech Classmates, of all classes. Do you
know what a big job it is keeping up with all of you? If you, our spouse, or
your family can keep in touch with the different web masters, it would be a
We spend so much time trying to locate "lost" classmates.
The class of 1952 has found all but 7, and we think that is great.
Paula "Candy" Holt Wilkinson, Class of 1952
Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 03:34:43 PM
|Your Name:||Peggy Fisher, Class of 1965|
MS. Elliot told me about this site. Thanks!! It is really interesting. Good to see some familiar names. :)
Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 11:58:48 AM
|Your Name:||Ora L. Reyes (Wiggins)|
|Message:||I would like to thank all of you who have
made this site possible. My sister lost my yearbook, so I was glad to be
able to look at the one on this site. I am still looking around, so I may
have missed it, but can the teachers' pictures also be added.
Ora L. Reyes (Wiggins) Class of 1976
Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 08:30:30 AM
|Your Name:||Jerry (Ronnie) Bryant|
|Message:||As a 1956 graduate I can truthfully say I
enjoyed my three years. I ALWAYS looked forward to going to school. I will
always remember those happpy years.
Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 07:42:21 AM
|Your Name:||Katherine (Brademeyer) Crane|
|Message:||Class of '49 - where are your messages -
would love to hear from you.
Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 - 04:16:04 PM
|Your Name:||Fred "Foxy" Regenold|
|Message:||From the Class of '49, I just want to
register a huge round of applause for Gene Gill who put this wonderful
Please spread the word to all of our classmates so we can freely communicate with each other.
During the last several years, I've been writing fiction, and those of you who knew me at Tech can't even imagine me doing that. Hah! Neither can I. Check out my website: http://frederickregenoldcom, which was designed by none other than Gene Gill, Class of '51.
Keep in touch!
Monday, May 21st 2007 - 07:51:15 PM
|Your Name:||Joey Webster '73|
|Message:||Great job on the website
Monday, May 7th 2007 - 08:14:17 PM
|Your Name:||Betty (Brown) Ward|
|Message:||I am a 1967 graduate and really
appreciate this site, especially so I can keep up with reunions being
Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 05:37:16 AM
|Your Name:||Phil Murphy (Class of 1968)|
|Message:||Gene, thank you once again for doing this
web site. John, my brother, graduated in 1964 from Tech.
Donna and I moved three months ago to the day to Sarasota, Florida.
We thouroughly enjoyed the last Tech High School Reunion with my class and the other 5 classes!
We look forward to the next one very much.
Saturday, April 28th 2007 - 04:34:36 PM
|Your Name:||Don Leath|
|Message:||I am in the process of viewing the new
web page and i would like to thank Gene for all the work he has put into
developing this site.
My Brother David (1957)and i (1957) went to Tech and if anyone would like to drop me a note i would love to hear from you. David passed away a few years ago and i am retired, living with my wife in Sun City FL. I try to play golf 3 or 4 times a week. At 66 i feel pretty good and my doc told me for the shape i in, I am in good health.
I can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and i look forward to hearing from my former classmates.
Saturday, April 28th 2007 - 10:48:16 AM
|Your Name:||Cathy Turner ...... Class of 1973|
|Message:||I recently relocated to Juneau, Alaska.
If anyone is taking a cruise through the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska,
be sure to contact me.
Friday, April 27th 2007 - 04:57:28 PM
|Your Name:||Gene Gill|
|Message:||Welcome Tech Alumni,
Welcome to the opening of a new website for the
Alumni of Memphis Tech High School.
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