Kat's May '02 Bobcat News
updated on Sunday, August 06, 2006 09:24 PM
Dear Bobcat Friends: (5/19/02)
WOW! Just pulled up the biographical website of Major General Tom Waskow! Quite impressive, "Kind Sur," as we here in the South would say! And I understand he and Dave Aldridge have been back in touch again. hat's great!
Speaking of which, Dave managed to drop by the Augusta National this year on the week end of the tournament. Said he had been here about eight years ago and the course had changed just a little! We walked and talked for a couple of hours, reminiscing old times. Did any of your ear's burn that Sunday morning? Naturally, the course itself is something to see...the Eisenhower Home and the Butler Cabin is where most of you view the Green Jacket ceremony on television. It was great to see you, Dave. Did you win your golf tournament on Monday? Don't make it another 37 years, OK? And next time, bring the rest of the family!
Bill Smith has ANOTHER new grandson! I asked him did his children not have a clue as to the nature of these little darlings? He just laughed. Can't wait to see you in Charleston, Bill, after all of these years! I barely remember "The Victors," but any kind of music I enjoy! I know the "Hellecasters" play a mean guitar! You can view Bill's website at: http://www.geocities.com/willsmith47
Which brings me to another reunion mentionable...New Orleans is coming, July 12 and 13. Hope to see a lot more of you all there. I am really looking forward to this since it is a bunch of Bobcats that I haven't seen since the sixties. The Bobcats that are planning on Charleston in August are also trying to gather a crowd that has been together many times in the past several years. I love that bunch! Both parts of the South are ideal and make wonderful places for gatherings. Of course, it will be hotter than the hinges of ..... Bring the sunscreen, be prepared to wring out the clothes, but who cares! We're there to renew friendships, reminisce old times and just have a lot of fun. These people work especially hard in planning these reunions, so put a note in your summer plans to stop by one or the other...maybe both! We all look forward to seeing each other!
Only eight more days until one of the best classes of my 24 years of teaching will be gone! This was a bunch that would take a challenge and run with it. That only happens every five to seven years. So, it's been a good year with all the ups and downs. Kids get out on the 17th. I'm ready for a summer break to California, New Orleans, and then up to North Carolina before school starts once again August 1. Looking forward to Charleston on August 23-25th for sure!
|Here is a picture of Dave Aldridge and yours truly! Dave, think this one took a toll on my scanner, so I'll be looking for a new one! Any recommendations? And if the image doesn't show up, the attachment will take a few.|
From Dave Aldridge:
-- "Tiger Woods was
awsome, Augusta National was beautiful, and Kat was looking pretty darn good
too! Got to spend some time with her during the final day at the Masters. She
had the tournament well in hand and seemed to be running everything. Kat
knew everyone and was kind enough to show me around. Talk about connected! It
was great catching up. It really reminded me of how special the time in London
was and the profound impact the experience had on my life. If I have anything
to say about it, I will be back in Augusta in about 11 months......
A big surprise this past week. I heard from Jack Wernette. He brought me up to speed on the perils of buying a mail order PC from the UK. Seems UPS thought he lived in Russia rather than the UK. I would be willing to bet that some Russian mafioso is running his business on Jack's brand new supersonic machine. Tony Soprano would be proud! He did work a deal with Dell to swap the old klunker the Russians substituted for a brand new replacement. Bet you're on someone's special list now Jack........
Warm regards to all.... and God bless!
And I suppose I'll be right there unless something drastic happens! If any of you golf fans ever want anything (besides Tournament Badges!), let me know. You can also call the Augusta National, but may not know what you're ordering. Thanks, Dave, and I'll look forward to 11 months!
My laptop is a Dell...good choice, Mr. W! Now who did I offend that works for Compaq? Isn't that funny about Russia. I won't tell you what I ordered and it went to Russia...only if you and Peg make it to Charleston! Called the Company and they thought Georgia was in the USSR, so they told me. Somebody over there is wearing something that belongs to me! Go figure!
Looks like this may be a quarterly thing since sometimes everything in my agenda runs together. Like everyone else, I stay busy, and it keeps me out of trouble. Glad to hear from Beverly Sheffield/Wilhelm, and Kay Meade/Williams a time or two. Write when you can. Gigi Blount/McGehee is doing a great job with New Orleans. See ya'll in N'Awlins and Charleston!
And this from Ron Crowe's April Update:
Let's all send congratulatory messages to Father Aaron Peters, class of '57, who celebrates his silver jubilee of ordination on June 11th. Fr. Peters wouldn't brag about it himself, so I will. Send your good wishes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Congrat's Father Peters!
This might persuade you to come and see the South! Charleston - http://aolsvc.travelocity-dest.aol.com/DestGuides/1,1840,AOLSVC|4696|3|1,00.html
New Orleans - http://www.bestneworleanshotels.com Best New Orleans Hotels -- recommended French Quarter, Garden District & New Orleans hotels.
I need information for these updates!!!!!!!! Have a safe summer!
(Kathie Faulkner Jones, CHS '66)
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