TLC #96: March 20, 2007
Dear Hearts & Gentle
By now you will have received the press release
that Lexington was chosen Mid-America's Destination Historic Town. Wow! And we
beat out Weston, who have been at this tourism business a whole lot longer than
we have. Congratulations to the Lexington Chamber of Commerce who submitted the
nomination! And to the citizens of Lexington!
Well...it's happened again. I hope you have been
receiving your TLCs, because as the list grows, so does suspicion on the
internet. My ISP and/or Symantec think I am a spammer (innocent, I tell you!).
So I will once again have to divide up the list of subscribers in order not to
exceed whatever the magic number is. Nice problem to have,
There are several other great pieces of news.
First, and probably of most interest to you, is that the Goosepond is being
cleaned up, and activities there will be featured prominently in the
Heritage Days celebration in June. Y'all come! It's the weekend of June 7-9, and
that happens to be the 50th Reunion of the LHS Class of 1957.
Next, our motel - The Lexington Inn - has been
purchased by a young couple from California. They have been hard at work making
improvements and are open for business already. I am told renovation will
continue AND there will be a fabulous restaurant installed. Next issue I will
tell you more about that too.
One of our newest subscribers, Jon Kent
Beltram '59, wrote
a much-appreciated letter:
Can't tell you just how much I've enjoyed reading
the issues of TLC that you've sent me. You are doing something wonderful
for all of us who were fortunate to have lived and grown up in a town with
so much heritage and character. It's interesting to think just how many
people have gone on from LHS to higher education! The Teachers at
Lexington were the very best that I have been fortunate to have had, and were
the main reason for me to have chosen education as my avocation. I've
just retired from thirty-five years of teaching and administrating in the
Shawnee Mission School District. Through the process of my education, I
acquired my undergraduate degree, as well as my Masters and Doctorate in
education. I attribute this to the wonderful teachers that we had at
Lexington. My favorite teachers were Mr. Lloyd and Mrs. Seiter, Ms.
Mautino, Ms. Todhunter, and especially Coach Bill Hamann. What I learned
from him on the athletic fields was just as important as any knowledge that I
learned in the classroom. Bobbi and I have been fortunate to have
two wonderful kids, Kent and Elise, who have both gotten their college
degrees and gone on to successful careers. Bobbi and I both consider
ourselves lucky to have grown up in such a great hometown.
"Dear hearts and gentle people!"
This was followed by a note from Gary L. Miller
Hi Susan-I attended the Sounds of the Heart Concert at the Middle School in
Lexington last night. My daughter, Cary Miller, who flew in from New York
City, sang six Broadway show tunes for the audience. While there, I told
Rev. Liz Spencer of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Lexington, about
the TLC newsletter and she would like to be included in your email
daughter is a wonderful performer. She is pursuing her dream in New York now,
and we wish her great success. Gary also said he'd had trouble accessing the
website. Please let me know if anyone is having difficulty. Try it
And more sad news from Maxine
McMillan '52 Doile:
Susan, I am sorry to inform
you that John Eugene (Gene) Chedotte's wife passed away on March 16th
Ruth Ann Chedotte, (my sister). This was two weeks after I buried
my husband. Keep us in your prayers. Love, Maxine McMillian Doile,
Thus ends yet another report from your
old hometown. Keep writing! People love to hear from their old friends. And
so do I.
Your devoted scribe,
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