Leon High School
Class of 1959
THE 50TH REUNION OF THE CLASS OF '59
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REUNION PHOTOS
If you're planning to send me photos to put on the website, it will be easier for me if you'll resize them first. Largest size that I put on web pages is 640x480. Photo type should be JPEG (or JPG). It would also be nice if you can include the names of people in the photos, if you happen to know.
The easiest way to keep the photos down to a reasonable size for emailing and including on webpages is to set your camera down to 1 megapixel (or whatever your lowest setting is), if you know how. IF YOU PLAN TO PRODUCE HARD-COPIES FOR YOURSELF, YOU'LL PROBABLY WANT TO USE A HIGHER SETTING THAN 1 MEGAPIXEL.
***** MS IMAGE RESIZER ONLY WORKS ON WINDOWS XP ... NOT VISTA ... SORRY ABOUT THAT *****
If you take big photos, they can be easily resized for emailing by using a neat Microsoft tool, the Image Resizer. I recently discovered this VERY SIMPLE, FREE Microsoft program that allows you to EASILY resize photos before emailing them, which results in much faster upload time when you send and much faster download time when they're received. What's more, you can do a bunch of them with a single mouse-click! Visit the Microsoft PowerToys page, then scroll down and look on the right side for "Image Resizer." There are a bunch of neat "toys" there, but this one is the one that I wanted most, and wanted to pass along to friends and relatives who continue to email me photos that are over a megabyte each :) After you've downloaded the tool to your computer, you can simply right-click on any photo(s), select (Small - 640x480), and it creates a COPY that you can email. The original photo is left as-is. Any questions about it, email or call me. 50TH REUNION PAGE
The plan is to have this page (eventually) tell all about the reunion, with photos, etc.
The Pre-50th page will have everything that we had before the reunion (since I like to save everything). The Post-50th page will continue on ... to 55th? I'm starting it off with some emails I've received from classmates since the reunion, including the discussions on Mutt & Jeff's Hot Dog Slaw.
FRIDAY (SHILOH FARM) PHOTOS
For starters, Don Updegraff's wife Susan has sent me a link to her photos on Snapfish. To view them, you go to Snapfish and register (just have to make up a username and password and it's FREE). CLICK HERE to go sign up, then you can look at the 37 she took on Friday night. Below are Hoffman photos (RH##), some with captions. Following those are some from Ann Dart (AD##) and Ida Sue Phillips Chambliss (IC##). Will add more captions when available. If you see one without caption and you know who it is, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY NIGHT (WAKULLA) PHOTOS
Below are Hoffman photos, some with captions. Will add more captions when available. If you see one without caption and you know who it is, email me at email@example.com. These are from the wine and beer reception and the dinner at Wakull Lodge. Almost all of these were taken by my wife, Joyce, and I have no idea how she decided who to photograph. For starters, Don Updegraff's wife Susan has sent me a link to her photos on Snapfish. Assuming you've already registered there when viewing the Friday photos, CLICK HERE to look at the 127 she took on Saturday at Leon and on the boat tour on the Wakulla River. 06/17/09 UPDATE: I selected 35 of Susan's best boat tour photos and included them below, for those who are too busy or too lazy to visit her Snapfish albums, or couldn't figure them out. They follow the Leon High photos and are numbered SU00 - SU34. Below are Hoffman photos (RH##), some with captions. Following those are some from Ann Dart (AD##) and Ida Sue Phillips Chambliss (IC##). Will add more captions when available. If you see one without caption and you know who it is, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. These are from the Saturday morning breakfast and memorial service.
Photo AD03 - Ann Dart, Rosalind Bigham Ekermeyer, Nancy Keith Wheaton, Sue Clements Smith, Karol Anne Kuersteiner Brewer, Nell Stevenson Sanders.
Photo AD01 - Martha and Andy Roberts, Gene and Carol Tyler Bowers.
Photo AD04 - Martha Roberts, Jerry Williamson, Sue Ann Bupp Williamson.
Photo AD02 - Eleanor Cunkle Grant, Ann Dart, Nancy Keith Wheaton, Sally Ann Parham Johnson.
Photo AD05 - Alex Calder and his wife Ann.
Photo AD08 - Judy Thompson Goodwin and Patsy Hammons Warmack
Photo AD06 - David Brown and his wife Joanne Wadsworth Brown (Leon class of '60).
Photo AD09 - Bonnie McConnell Lindsey, Lee Lee Cobb Arnold, Betty Rowell Lee, Rosalind Bigham Ekermeyer.
Photo AD07 - Monika Irrek and Claire Essig Traynor
Photo AD10 - Judy White, her friend Bart Mancuso, and Nancy Keith Wheaton
Photo AD13 - Eleanor Cunkle Grant and her husband Andy (Leon class of '58).
Photo AD11 - Susan Yancey Perkins and her husband Pat.
Photo AD14 - Sandy Spencer Miller, Molly McCain Mullins, Theresa Jernigan Everhart.
Photo AD12 - Rosalind Bigham Ekermeyer and her husband Ed (Florida High class of '59).
Photo AD15 - Jackie Turner ahd her husband Ross, Laura Lee Potter Herndon, Sally Ann Parham Johnson and husband Victor.
Photo AD18 - Bill Hall and his wife Janet Langston Hall (Leon class of '60).
Photo AD16 - Walter Richards and his wife Rosemary
Photo AD19 - Sandra Stabler Cotner, Janet & Bill Hall, Johnny & Penny Petrandis
Photo AD17 - Rosalind Bigham Ekermeyer and Eleanor Cunkle Grant trying to turn the fan in our direction.
Photo AD20 - Sally Ann Parham Johnson and Emma Jean Fain Dishinger
Photo AD23 - Jackie Turner, Rosalind Bigham Ekermeyer, and Monika Irrek.
Photo AD21 - Patsy Hammons Warmack in her boot.
Photo AD24 - Bobby Lane and Bob Hoffman
Photo AD22 - Patsy Hammons Warmack and Bart Abstein
Photo AD25 - Nancy Keith Wheaton, David Brown, and Bob Maxwell
Photo AD28 - Shiloh Farms barn dance on Friday night.
Photo AD26 - Lee Lee Cobb Arnold, Jo Gaylon Jordan Barfield, Karen Moore Baughman, and Linda Johson Smith.
Photo AD27 - Mary Lillian Jones Hemmeter and her husband, Doug.
Photo RH51 - Old water fountain still operating
Photo RH52 - Cafeteria where we had continental breakfast
Photo RH34 - Don and Susan Updegraff on front steps
Photo RH36 - Each has a plaque like this telling years
Photo RH40 - Closeup of top two shelves 1950-59
Photo RH35 - Displays in front lobby for each decade 1920-1959; This is 1920-1929
Photo RH42 - Photo on 3rd shelf of 1950-59
Photo RH44 - Up the front stairs from lobby
Photo RH41 - Closeup of shelves 3 and 4 of 1950-59
Photo RH45 - Down the South hall from lobby
Photo RH43 - Closeup of shelves 4 and 5 of 1950-59
Photo RH46-49 - Panorama of our auditorium taken from on stage
Photo RH56 - "Antiques" on file cabinet in classroom
Photo RH57 - Rocky telling his story of ghosts in the attic of Leon High School
Photo RH55 - Up in Rocky's favorite 3rd-floor classroom
Photo RH29 - View of front parking lot from 3rd floor
Photo RH58 - Behind school looking Northward
Photo RH33 - Looking North across the front of the school
Photo RH59 - Looking West from rear of school where back parking lot used to be
Photo RH54 - Principal Rocky Hanna greeting in cafeteria
Photo RH32 - Front parking lot from ground level
Photo RH53 - Spot where the jukebox sat (I think)
Photo RH61 - Alex Calder, who attended wearing a kilt
Photo RH70-74 - Various views of the spring after supper when the fog settled in - Thought we saw the Creature from the Black Lagoon, but couldn't capture him on film
Photo RH62 - Don Updegraff
Photo RH65 - John and Cindy Hankin
Photo RH67 - And again ... Joyce, who is an artist, thought John looked like Peter Fonda; was probably trying to catch the best Fonda-like look
Photo RH64 - John Petrandis
Photo RH69 - Terry and half of John
Photo RH68 - John and Terry Hoover
Photo RH63 - Susan Updegraff
Photo RH50 - Don with Monika Wilkenshoff - All the way from Germany for the 50th!!
Photo RH03 - More of trees behind the barn.
Photo RH01 - Interesing tree with prop on long branch to keep it off the road.
Photo RH04 - Tree closeup
Photo RH02 - Little chapel behind the barn at Shiloh
Photo RH05 - Don & Susan Updegraff with Hoffman
Photo RH08 - Looking across the tables to the front door
Photo RH06 - Hoffman with John Hankin holding ORIGINAL DIXIE DRAG'UNS car club plaque from high school days
Photo RH09 - Nicknacks around the barn
Photo RH07 - Sonny Cowart playing on drums
Photo RH10 - More nicknacks
Photo RH13 - Decorations in the Ladies' Room
Photo RH11 - Coach and Mrs. Stoutamire
Photo RH14 - More of Ladies' Room decorations
Photo RH12 - Webmaster with plaque - click it to see closeup
Photo RH15 - More of Ladies' Room decorations
Photo RH18 - More Mens' Room decorations
Photo RH16 - Mens' Room decorations
Photo RH19 - More Mens' Room decorations
Photo RH17 - Demonstrating the ice-tub urinal in Mens' Room
Photo RH20 - Whooping it up on the dance floor
Photo RH21 - More dancing IFYOU RECOGNIZE ANYONE, EMAIL ME!
Photo RH25 - more ... Couple on the right is John McEachern and Becky Briley Proctor
Photo RH28 - Bob Hoffman and Susan Updegraff dancing
Photo RH26 - Still dancing ... John and Becky again
Photo RH27 - John and Cindy Hankin dancing
Photo IC03 - Sandra Stabler Cotner & husband Carl Cotner and Patsy Ward Sabia
Photo IC01 - Sandra Stabler Cotner & husband Carl Cotner
Photo IC04 - Patricia Andrews Waters & husband Tom Waters
Photo IC02 - Center: Frances Knight Sessions & husband Leon (Pat) Sessions - Right: Ida Sue Phillips Chambliss
Photo IC05 - Frances Knight Sessions & husband Leon (Pat) Sessions
Photo AD30 - STILL SITTING: Linda Johnson Smith, Lee Lee Cobb Arnold, Karen Moore Baughman; STANDING: Sue Clements Smith, Ann Dart, Ken Van Assenderp, Nancy Keith Wheaton, Frances Harrison Dennard WEBMASTER'S NOTE: Is Ken a politician? ..... LOL
Photo AD31 - Remembrance Service: Quartet from First Baptist Church
Photo AD35 - Another view from 3rd floor looking East
Photo AD34 - View from 3rd floor looking East
Photo AD33 - Principal Rocky Hanna touring us through the auditorium.
Photo AD32 - Bruce Culpepper reading the names of those no longer with us.
Photo AD29 - STANDING: Jo Gaylon Jordan Barfield, Ken Van Assenderp; SITTING: Linda Johnson Smith, Lee Lee Cobb Arnold, Karen Moore Baughman
Photo IC06 - Same as AD30, with addition of Patsy Ward Sabia (Black shirt), Ann Dart (Pink shirt), and Jo Gaylon Jordan Barfield (Blue shirt)
Photo IC09 - Patsy Ward Sabia, Dorothy Roberts Mitchell & husband
Photo IC08 - Shirley Gilmer Moore
Photo IC07 - Lee Lee Cobb Arnold, Karen Moore Baughman, Ken Van Assenderp
Photo IC11 - Cindy & John Hankin, Doug Hemmeter, Ann Dart
Photo IC10 - Ida Sue Phillips Chambliss
Photo AD34 - Becky Briley Proctor, Pat Willett Wolfe
Photo AD35 - Mark Hopkins, Sue Clements Smith, Ken Van Assenderp and his wife, and Dick Oppel (Carol Van Aken's husband)
Photo AD36 - Becky Briley Proctor, Johnny McEachern, and Eleanor Cunkle Grant
Photo AD39 - Martha Roberts and Warren Goodwin (Judy's husband)
Photo AD41 - Sue Ann Bupp Williamson & Jerry Williamson, Mary Lillian Jones Hemmeter, Nancy Keith Wheaton
Photo AD40 - Martha Roberts, Terry Hoover, Alex Calder in kilt
Photo AD38 - Margaret Holland Anglin, Mary Call Collins Proctor (class of '60), Koulla Mitchell, Margaret Lehmann Evans
Photo AD43 - Martha Roberts, Margaret Ausley Stalvey, Frances Knight Sessions, Ida Sue Phillips Chambliss, Patsy Ward Sabia, Andy Roberts
Photo AD42 - Walter Richards and wife Rosemary
Photo AD37 - David Brown and his wife Joanne Wadsworth Brown
Photo AD44 - Pat Willett Wolfe
Photo AD45 - Sue Ann Bupp Williamson, Margaret Ausley Stalvey, Monika Irrek, Mary Call Collins Proctor, Claire Essig Traynor, Ann Dart
On the right: Three photos from Lunch on Tuesday, May 26 at Food Glorious Food to wish Monika bon voyage, who was returning to Germany the next day.
Photo AD47 - Margaret and Monika
Photo AD46 - Sue Ann, Margaret, Monika, Claire, and Mary Call
Photo IC12 - Frances Knight Sessions, Carol Tyler Bowers, Patsy Ward Sabia, Ida Sue Phillips Chambliss
Photo IC13 - Patsy Ward Sabia, Dorothy Roberts Mitchell, Frances Knight Sessions, Sally Ann Parham Johnson, Ida Sue Phillips Chambliss
Photos SU00 - SU04 : Walkway to springs, looking back at Wakulla Lodge, tour boat, views of springs, and looking into water
Photos SU05 - SU09 : 3 views of the springs, boat on the river looking at alligators, better view of alligators
Photos SU10 - SU14 : Another river view, something I don't recognize, a bird, and 2 more river views
Photos SU15 - SU19 : River view, turtle, eagle (?), another river view, more tourists looking at alligators
Photos SU20 - SU24 : River view, alligators (trwice), turtles, closeup of turtles
Photos SU25 - SU29 : River views and birds
Photos SU30 - SU34 : 3 more bird views and 2 views back at the springs ... nice tour, eh?