TLC #25: Aug. 25, 2001
Greetings! Can you relate to this bumper
My wild oats
have turned to shredded wheat.
I thought so.
On with the
news, and we have some good news to report. Recently received
word that Larry '57 Bland will have a building named after him at Florida State
University, on the Panama City campus. A building! High fives to Larry and
Next, from Jane
Ann Whitney '56 Hunt:
I meant to tell you in last night's
E-mail that the old high school in Blair was renovated into apartments about 7
or 8 years ago, not by a large company, but a small-time contractor. He
did such a superior job that these apartments are the most sought-after ones in
town. Everyone was thrilled that the old school wasn't torn down and so
sentimental while touring the finished product. It really was one of the
neatest things to ever happen to Blair. I wish that old LHS has the same
good fortune. It would be a big boost to Lexington.
too. Now, from Shirley Guevel-Jones:
I could probably go on
for several hours just writing my thoughts on reading some of the things that
people have written. Just a couple of things...I guess I was sheltered or
something...I never knew we had so many "houses of ill repute"
in Lexington. I guess those of us in the "south side" of
Lexington just didn't know what went on on the other side of town.
I was pleasantly
surprised a few days ago when I walked past the McGrew house at 20th & South
and the wonderful fountain in the back yard was running. I don't remember
ever seeing it working before, and I think it has been there for many years. I
think it was there when I walked that way to Arnold School. It has been
repainted and it is truly a work of art and when it is working, it is really
something to see. Now if the person in Helen Shouse's house across the
street would put goldfish back in the pond in the back yard, It would be really
great. The Shouse back yard always held my attention as I walked
past. It was very pretty. It is so great to have so much restoration
going on in Lexington, along with the work that has already been done on many
houses and buildings in town.
Whoever was commenting
on the "good English" in the Lexington schools forgot to mention Miss
Lena Meierer or maybe she had retired from the High School before they got
there. You learned from her! We had good teachers in our
schools...if we had just been a little more ready to learn what they were trying
to teach us. I'll correct that and say that if I had just been more ready to
learn! I'm sure some of the students were ready.
Pat Gueguen Miller reports:
Had a delightful day in ye old hometown
8/24) Some of you may have known one of the more
"colorful" older citizens, my second cousin, Edwin P.
("Buster") Gueguen, who was my Dad's first cousin and the best man at
their wedding almost 70 years ago; he was 91 when he died in May and his auction
We went down today to
preview things in the auction barn and it was a nostalgic visit for sure.
He was very generous with the few relatives he had left, but he had quite a few
antiques in his home too, so Loretta and I are going back tomorrow to
"watch the crowd," so to speak. I'd love to find some of the old
clothes he used to dress up in on Halloween. He was hilarious!! Had
his picture in the paper even!
Also hit Maid-Rite for
a tenderloin, Hardees for fresh scooped ice cream, and viewed some old pictures
there. Did you all know about those old pictures in Hardees?? EVEN a
picture of the old Mainstreet Theatre and SNAPPY SERVICE! If it just would
have had Alda Holman behind the counter, it would have been
Anyway, I didn't know
how long they had been up and wanted to pass the word. DO take a look the
next time you are there. And Susan, why not publish the dates of the
upcoming homes tour, if there is one, or other dates of concern in the
glad to: The Vintage Homes Tour (tickets $9 in advance, $10 day of tour) is
Saturday & Sunday, September 15 and 16. Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both
days. Send me a note if you need more information. Y'all
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