Friday, February 15, 2019

Everyone Has Them

I suppose....I call them my "Believe it or Not" moments....after the famous Robert Ripley. After my radio and TV career...I spent a couple of years as a salesman...selling film processing services...mainly to government agencies. A big part of my job was entertaining our clients...aka taking them to lunch on a regular basis. Leo, who later became a great friend, was the point man for my largest client...one of the major government agencies. Leo LOVED "Strip Bars." And that's where we wound up every time I took him to lunch. (Oh,what sacrifices I made for that company!) I remember so well the first time I invited him to lunch...and asked him where he'd like to go. He replied, Anywhere there are dancing girls." I told him that was fine with me....but, he'd have to pick the place...because …..I like dancing girls as much as the next guy, but I'Vw worked out of my home for several years...so am not up to speed as to what is happening in downtown DC. So he picked the place , and as we entered...there was already a girl dancing on stage...which we had to go right past to get to our seats. She was totally naked. We passed no more than 3 feet from her as we walked toward our seats....and as we passed by she looked down...and said...."Hello, Mr. Shephard!" "So, you've never been here before, eh?" said my friend. "That's right....I've never been here before. The reason she knows me is because.....she is the daughter of one of my neighbors." "Fast thinking, but I don't believe a word of it." But, it was true! One of my "Believe it of not" moments. -Ed (This story happened many years ago...perhaps 15 or 20. ) -Ed

Monday, February 11, 2019

Retiring

I've been posting on this website for about l0 years or so....and I've enjoyed every minute of it.....but the time has come for me to step down. Eyesight is my main problem.  Overall, I
am healthier than I have a right to be.
But the time has come for me to .hopefully, let someone  else maintain this  website

I'm hoping Warren or Obie...or  another of our sterling CHS54 pals will find time enough to continue this.  There are no statistics on how many of you look at this site ….but I'm sure a bunch of you do.  Its a great way to stay in touch with our dwindling number of classmates

Whoever takes it over will probably use a different URL  (address. I'll be sure to let you know what that is...as soon as possible.
 I/m not going anywhere....I'll be right here  and will certainly  "chime in" from time to time.

Best wishes to you all.....and thanks for "listening" all these years!

Ed

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

LDL Feb 12th

What's up for you next Tuesday?  Maybe you could give us a try, huh?

The next "LDL" (Let's do lunch) is to be held on...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:30 @ Jimmie's Restaurant in Mint Hill.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The Next LDL

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:30 @ Jimmie's Restaurant in Mint Hill.
Please tell other classmates!  Invite them to come!  Even better, bring someone with you! 
Hope you get the idea that we'd really like to see you and sure hope you'll come!
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Looking for his Mother

Hickman, Charles (Penske) Charles.Hickman@penske.com

9:27 AM (8 hours ago)
to me
I’m trying to find anyone who might have known my mother when she was at Central High. Her name was Martha Anne Mungo. Could you possibly help? She was born in 1941 so I think she may have been in the class of 59.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Posting

Sorry that my postings to this site....have been rather erratic lately.  there are a couple of reasons. It's COLD down here in the Bat Cave (My  basement)...secondly,  My eyesight has really gone downhill.....reading and typing with a magnify
ing glass slows me down considerably.

But otherwise, my health is pretty good....and all's well up here in Northern VA.

When I first came to work up here in Washington, my plans were to return to Charlotte and retire someday.....but ...with a wife, 3 children, and 5 grandchildren up here.....I'm  here for the duration.

So much for my dream of someday returning  to Charlotte and sitting around with my old WGIV BUDDIES...telling tales of what the "big time"  was like!  (Just like the "little time" down there….
except the people are nicer down there.)

I love hearing from all of you.....my email address is ….shephard@gmail.com...

Stay warm!

Ed








Thursday, January 17, 2019

Judy Cooley's Husband Dies


By Jerry Gaudet

Wed, Jan 16, 4:44 PM (1 day ago)

With great sadness we learn of the passing of Charles Cooley, husband of classmate Judy Walker Cooley.  Chuck died of pneumonia on January 12, after just having turned 87 the day before.

Condolences might be sent to:
Mrs. Judy Cooley
3902 Greystone Dr.
Austin, TX  78731


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Thursday, January 03, 2019

LDL Tuesday January 8th!

BY JERRY GAUDET

Our usual disclaimer (and vision test)...This message is being sent to all CHS'54 classmates for whom we have an E-mail address. We recognize that many of you live great distances away and may not elect to "do lunch", but we want you to know what we are doing and hope you'll come when you can.

What's up for you on Tuesday?  Maybe you could give us a try, huh?

Who can believe it's 2019?  It's true, the next "LDL" (Let's do lunch) is to be held on...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11:30 @ Jimmie's Restaurant in Mint Hill.
Please tell other classmates!  Invite them to come!  Even better, bring someone with you! 
Hope you get the idea that we'd really like to see you and sure hope you'll come!