MCHS class of 1942 holds luncheon

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Marshall County High School Class of 1942 celebrated its 66th anniversary with a luncheon in the restaurant at Henry Horton State Park on Thursday, June 19. There were 25 class members, spouses, children, and friends present.

Attending were: Jestine Marchand Morris and Charlie from Sahuarita, Ariz.; Zunita Wakefield Clark and Joe from Asheville, N,C.; J. P. and Elizabeth Ramsey, and Marinola Beech Massey from Nashville. Attendees from Marshall County were Roy and Maxine Bentle Petty; George Wallace; Mildred Walker Rodgers and her daughter Marilyn Wiles; Byrdie Mae Harden Wallace and her son Terry Wallace; Mildred Collins Brown and Eldon; Anita Glasscock Pigg and her daughter Judy Roberts; Harold Wiggins; Ruth J. Gilliam; Frankie Nell Calahan Compton; Tommy Turner Gabard; Pallen Carpenter; and Jordan, Phil and Jerre Hunter Sanders.

Lewisburg City Council member Phil Sanders presided. Maxine Bentle Petty and Jerre Hunter Sanders were co-chairpersons. Judy Roberts gave another power point presentation including pictures and memorabilia from high school days. This is an experience that never grows old. Judy had prepared a DVD of her presentation and gave copies of it to those who wanted one.

Although walking canes and wheeled walkers were in evidence, it was still a vibrant, excited group of octogenarians who enjoy seeing and conversing with each other.

This is a class that started to school at the beginning of the Great Depression and graduated into World War II. We have gone from the horse and buggy days to the computer age in our lifetime.

One of the few constants in our lives continues to be friends! Contributions were received for a memorial to Class Member Earline Black McCormick who died November 17, 2007. Mention was made of the several class members who were ill.

Zunita Wakefield Clark of Asheville, N.C. has kept large photo albums on the Class of 42 since the 50th Reunion in 1992. They include pictures, news items, biographical sketches, and other items of interest. Two of these large albums have now been placed in the Marshall County Historical Museum. Museum. You are encouraged to go by and review the MCHS material at the museum.

The Reunion was a great occasion and we look forward to doing it again next year!