But first, the mail:
At last! Photo credit!!!
Bob Hall (Harriett Skelton's husband) identified the photographer who took that incredible shot of the new bridge:
Randy Kennett of Hardin took the pictures from a Gyro-Copter. He has several pictures on the wall of the Hardin Cafe.
From Barbara Lee '57 Fay, remembering Marie Mike:
We're heard indirectly that you've been putting out
an occasional Lexington High School "TLC" newletter, and would like to be
included. We enjoyed the recent Class of 1953 reunion. It's
been 50 years since Darlene has been back to any reunion.
(See the website for a photo of a few '53 people.)
And from Barbara '49 Rice:
My husband and I visited my cousin, Jan McCoy, a
couple of weeks ago. While visiting Lexington, our home town, Bob Warner, a
former student and present alumni of Wentworth Military Academy, arranged for a
tour of the academy.
It occurred to me that you might want to consider an article next year with pictures together with names of local young men and women who attended. (Ladies became members of the Corps of Cadets ten years ago.) It might take some time to gather some of the information in time for their 125th anniversary celebration.
As you probably know, WMA was established in 1880 and is one of the oldest and most respected military schools. They have added a gift shop, new tennis courts, and have plans for expansion. While scanning yearbooks, we were surprised to see so many Lexington young men who had attended the academy. It would be interesting to have a list of them.
Also, of interest are the displays of alumni who attended Wentworth such as Marlin Perkins, Ike Skelton (one of my class mates), and others mentioned on the historiclexington.com web site.
Additional information about the academy can be obtained on the web site http://www.wma1880.org/. Norma Maring, who has been affiliated with WMA for 47 years, is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Director of Alumni Affairs and could be helpful.
Jim O'Malley checks in: