Monday, April 04, 2011


Your kindly old webmaster has been plagued by computer glitches, crashes, general incompetence, name it, so let me know if I've failed to acknowledge something you may have sent me in the past few weeks.

For example, I just now found this nice note from David (Skip) Pearce that I thought was lost forever:

Ed, Just a note to say I enjoy your web site re:Central High 54. I only attended Central for my Senior year after moving from Fayetteville, N.C. but have always been proud to say I graduated from Central High. When my family moved to Charlotte in 53 my Father said I could attended any school I wanted. I had met some Central students at the old O.D. Beach so I said Central. 

I have to say it was my best High School year.

I did not stay around Charlotte after graduation as I found myself in the U.S. Army on July 1,54. I then server three years in the Army Security Ageny serving two years in Germany before returning to Charlotte and attending WCU in Cullowhee,N.C. another smart move for me. In the 54 year book I am listed as David but everyone called me Skip. 

David Pearce
I'm sure you do not remember me but I do remember all of the 54 classmates for making my senior year on to remember. I had moved around a little before coming to
charlotte and did not know what to expect. My best friend was Parks(Elrod)Reinhardt who I still keep in touch with now and then.

Again thanks for all the updates and excuse this E-Mail as I never was a writer like you.

David (Skip)Pearce

(Thanks for your kind note, Skip, but I think you'll be surprised at how many of us DO remember you! As we used to say in radio, "Keep those cards and letters (and emails) coming, friends and neighbors." -Ed)