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12/18/19 06:55 AM #1002    

Randall Monnette

Good one Gary


12/18/19 12:39 PM #1003    

 

Billy Gilda Ruth Quarles Webb (Webb)

Yes back in the day good dancing song Billy an Gilda Quarles Webb Merry Christmas Y'all

12/18/19 01:53 PM #1004    

 

Tommy Schwartz

Garry,

Let's Go Jukin' is one of my favorites.  Gary wrote it with Dickie Betts of the Allman Brothers.  We did the demo for it in my studio back about 1988.


12/18/19 06:04 PM #1005    

 

Frances Swindle (Thrift)

Oh wow, love to dance to the oldies.  The music had a good beat.  The music of today does not prompt me to dance.


01/01/20 04:20 PM #1006    

 

Tommy Schwartz

 It is with great sadness that I report the passing of one of our associate members.  I received word that Bill Franklin passed away on New Years Eve Morning.  He was at the reunion last June and I am so glad I got to spend some time speaking with him there.  He was always such a likeable person.  

I will post an obituary as soon as I receive it from his brother Mike.  


01/02/20 06:25 PM #1007    

Randy Lewis

He was a good guy and a lot of fun. I will miss my Freind.
 


01/03/20 08:54 AM #1008    

 

Anita Beaver (Sloan)

We were so sad to hear about Billy. We are also glad we were able to visit with him at our class reunion. He will truly be missed! RIP Billy. Love, Ford & Anita


01/03/20 09:35 AM #1009    

 

Lois Walters (Gordy)

Like others, I am saddened to hear about Billy Franklin.  I so enjoyed seeing him at multiple Dan McCarty events.  He was faithful about attending and drove a distance each time to participate. I had some lovely conversations with him.  RIP Billy ~ you will be missed.


01/07/20 04:34 PM #1010    

 

Tommy Schwartz

In case anybody hasn't heard,  the Class of 1970 is having their 50th Reunion in March.  The price if $50 per person and we are invited.  Just join their class as a guest and you can sign up there.  I'll see you there if you decide to go.  Cal McDermid wants the remaining guys from Tradition's Children and me  and who knows who else to play some music while the "hired band" takes a break.  That should be fun.  Last I heard they were trying to get the Humdingers.


01/16/20 11:32 AM #1011    

 

Tommy Schwartz

Just a gentle reminder,  We are invited too.  It should be a good time.

The Class of 1970’s  50 th Class Reunion  The reunion will be held on  March 14, 2020, Riverwalk Center 600 N Indian River Dr., Ft. Pierce, Fl. 34950

The evening begins at 6 pm, the meal will consist of ribs, pork, and brisket plus all the trimmings. Casual dress, the cost is $50 per person. Registration deadline is Feb 14, 2020. You can pay with your credit card or you can mail a check to Beannie Silverstein 475 E. Tangerine Sq. Sw. Vero Beach, Fl. 32968, Make the check payable to Dan McCarty Class of 70.

Questions: Please contact Darlene "Beannie" Gartman Silverstein at

silv2403@bellsouth.net


01/24/20 02:48 PM #1012    

 

Tommy Schwartz

Was just thinking about it the other day and realized that the Class of 69 turns 69 years old this year.

Hey, don't forget that the class of 1970 is having their 50th in Mar. and the deadline is coming up in a couple weeks.  But, they are having a Friday night "meet and greet" at the Elks that is free (except what you consume).

 


01/25/20 04:38 PM #1013    

 

Lois Walters (Gordy)

Thanks Tommy for the reminder of the "69" coming up for most of us this year.  How exciting is this????  Oh well, it has been a good 69 years and I am thankful for every one of them.  Hope to see some of our classmates at the Elks on Friday night as the Class of 70 celebrates their 50 Years!


02/10/20 08:45 PM #1014    

 

Elinda Hunter

Thank you Tommy for the long email reminding me to keep in touch.  I have always tended to fly under the radar as much as possible. I am pretty available on Facebook, https://m.facebook.com/elinda.hunter?ref=bookmarks . The link should connect right to my page. I'm on a Kindle Fire that doesn't seem to interface well with the Facebook link you have on classmates. I was in the Ft. Pierce--PSL area January 24--February 8 and the thought did occur to me that being better connected with my classmates might be nice. It was my third trip to Ft. Pierce since last June for my Mom's 94th birthday. She has had some falls and subsequent health problems and my time has been mostly at local hospitals and recently PSL Rehabilitation and Healthcare.  I will try to update my profile but I am currently involved in a rather tense situation in NJ and it's maybe a good time to start looking for a place of my own in the Ft.Pierce area.  Feel free to send reminders if you don't see an update. -- Elinda


02/11/20 12:10 PM #1015    

 

Billy Gilda Ruth Quarles Webb (Webb)

Thank you for all the great Class of 1969 an 1970 see y'all at Gilda Quarles Webb 50th Class Reunion Billy an Gilda 47 Anniversary Friday Feb 14, 2020 Have beautiful grandchildren An 3 Greatgranddaughters . Hello to all our friends.

04/26/20 08:24 AM #1016    

 

Tommy Schwartz

Well, it's been over 2 months since anybody has posted on our Message Forum.  I pray that all is well and that the silence is a good sign.  Lee and I limit our trips to the market to once a week and then the car gets backed up to the door, the groceries come out of the bag and all get wiped down and the bags go into the trash.  Then the garage door comes down and all the clothes  go into the washer.  We have two friends that make masks and have given us their custom models.  So far we have been very Blessed and We Pray That You Are Too!   Please Be Safe.   

Tommy


04/26/20 09:48 AM #1017    

 

Elinda Hunter

I am overwhelmed with sadness in the loss of my wonderful sweet mother, Wilma Gillespie. A small private ceremony is planned for May 1st. I will not be able to attend because of covid-19 restrictions. Mom suffered a fall on April 13th and declined quickly. She passed away near the end of the day on April 22nd.
Details are being handled by Aycock Funeral Home on their website or my post on my Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/elinda.hunter

04/26/20 04:30 PM #1018    

 

Gary McCollum (McCollum)

aloha from hawaii

our island is doing fine only 66 cases and 39 were from all famaly members my wife is still  working   my judo high school team was canceled  the golf coarse was opened 3 weeks ago. i play 3 days and i do my 5 mile walk on the other 4 days got to get my vitamin d and work on my tan everyone stay healthy work out and have fun

                                                                   aloha gary & brenda

 

 

 

 


04/27/20 10:32 AM #1019    

 

Lois Walters (Gordy)

Well this has certainly been an interesting time for all of us.  I can't say that I am quite as detailed as Tommy is when it comes to disinfecting after shopping but the truth is I have primarily done Walmart ordering online and pickup.  Jim usually does the pickup and has also done the other necessary shopping and errands.  This is our sixth week of "social distancing" and while I am anxious to be out and about, I still believe caution is needed.  I have used zoom to communicate with some of my girlfriends as we share an evening cocktail and a few laughs along the way.  Sure do miss my children and grandchildren though.  We have a boat at the marina next to our condo so we can get out on the water when weather permits.  A nice break in the daily routine.  Lots of card playing, jigsaw puzzles, television, more cooking than normal and some deep cleaning of our home.   Stay safe my classmates.  This too  shall pass.


05/06/20 12:08 AM #1020    

Sandra Ard (Pauley)

Hi all,  Hope everyone is staying safe.  I just wanted to let everyone know that Patricia Hartman DiCiccio's husband passed away yesterday.  I don't have any details.  Please keep her in your prayers. She is on Facebook and I'm sure she would enjoy hearing from her classmates.


05/07/20 01:52 PM #1021    

 

Tommy Schwartz

I received an email thru the class web site from a guy who found a Football Program from October 4th, 1968. It was Dan McCarty vs Riviera Beach @ JC Field.  He said he found it in a lot of other discarded things and thought that someone may like it.  He lives in Redwood country  (Northwest California a good ways above San Francisco.  I offered to pay him for it but he said he just didn't wan't someones's memories just thrown away.  When I get it I will scan it and make it available depending what is in it.  There may be some cool pictures.  I thanked him and let him know how thoughtful I felt it was.  Here is a picture of the cover that he sent.


05/07/20 02:55 PM #1022    

 

Frances Swindle (Thrift)

I was very sorry to hear that Patty Hartman DiCiccio's husband, Larry, had passed.  I'm not on facebook.  My prayers and thoughts goes out to Patty.  

Patty,  I called you and left a message.  Mary Jo was able to talk to you and was able to share with me.   


05/10/20 12:36 AM #1023    

Joyce Alvey (Widmayer)

Patty,so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope you know that if you need anything, all you have to do is call. I will pray for you.

05/22/20 06:50 AM #1024    

 

Barbara Cleveland (Sinbine)

I'm a guest member on the site for the class of 1970.  Almost daily they have posts on their message forum.  I can't believe that we are so much more "silent" than they are!  
 

Most of us were already retired when this pandemic started.  What are all of you doing now to keep enjoying your lives?   I still live in the country out west of Fort Pierce.  I ride my bicycle 2 or 3 times a day.  I work in my yard a lot.  I don't have a sprinkler system on my property, so not really a lawn (at least the weeds are usually green), but I do have some beautiful flowers and plants.  I usually have huckleberries this time of year, but we didn't get rain at the right time.   I also enjoy kayaking.   Our beaches are back open for now.  (We won't discuss the incident at Jaycee Park that has resulted in both that park and Causeway Park being closed for the Memorial Day weekend.)   The restaurants are now open for 50% capacity, but I haven't dined out yet.  I have plans for lunch today, and all our local businesses need our support right now.  My own church will have mass on May 31, and I plan to attend.


I hadn't planned to write today.  Then I saw ANOTHER post on 1970's forum and decided to do so.  I am hoping that each of you are doing things that make life worth living. Please let us hear from you!

 


05/22/20 02:37 PM #1025    

 

Tommy Schwartz

Barbara,

You may have answered your own question and not realized it at the time.  It sounds to me like maybe we are all out trying to remain active and doing things that we need to do (within our limits), while they may be having a Philosopher's Camp Meeting.  I know that I have spent a lot more time trying to do things in my yard and in my house.  Comes a time when you just need to purge some of this stuff.  Plus this Siberian Husky is always ready to go for a walk.  We have two bikes but it seems that Lee likes mine better than her own (not my fault, she went and bought them).  Most of the time one takes the dog and the other takes the bike and we trade back and forth (no, the dog doesn't get a turn. All I know that the days are sure flying past.  You would think that time would see to crawl like you were in jail but it has been just the opposite to me.  It could be that I have been dreading the heat that we have been the past few days.  I wish it could stay winter in Fort Pierce a month or so longer...maybe three months.

Y'all Stay Safe & Cool.  It looks like it is going to be a hot one.


05/27/20 11:27 AM #1026    

 

Barbara Cleveland (Sinbine)

I was sad to hear of the passing of Mike Lewis.  I just happened to run into him at Walmart many years ago - maybe 15 years. It wasn't until later that I realized I should have gotten his number, because I was never able to locate him for any of our reunions.  I first met him in St Lucie County Junior High and always have thought of him as a gentle soul.  His family lived right next to Dan McCarty and I remember visiting.  I hope that others of you stayed in better touch with him than I did.  


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