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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

BHS CLASS OF 1954 - MARCH 8, 2008

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Front: Annette “Nason” Wagner – Bobbie “Barnes” Arrants – DeLores “Hall” Hall – Louise “Hapeshis” McCutchen – Emily “Watkins” Best – Esther “Price” Singleton – Jennie Claire “Hearon” Meldrum – Wilma “Kirkpatrick” McClure

Back: Dr. John Smiley (Former Class Member) – Bobby Benson – Carlisle “Tater” Reames – Bennie “Chief” Brown – Ed “Big Ed” Strickland - John “J P” McCoy – Dale Player (Former Class Member)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bishopville High School Class of 1954 Celebrates 54th

You really haven't had fun until you've become a "fly-on-the-wall." I had that honor recently, at the Cotton Museum in Bishopville, South Carolina.

Members of the Class of 1954 were celebrating their 54th reunion Saturday, March 8th at a sit-down buffet style luncheon that was catered by Laura Anne Windham and Elizabeth Synder-Powell of LA's Catering of Bishopville.

Hugs and pecks on the cheeks were in abundance, and I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures which I will share with my readers.

In the coming months, I possibly will share a classmates memory recalled and told, which I may have overheard. Until then, enjoy these images of my favorite BHS Class.... The Class of 1954!


Louise "Hapeshis" McCutchen (spouse to Billy)


John McCoy (hat), Delores "Hall" Hall, Louise "Hapeshis" McCutchen, Carlisle "Tater" Reames


Dottie Reames (Carlisle's bride), Pat "Walters" Benson (Bobby's bride)

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John McCoy

Don't forget! July 25, 26 and 27th Gathering of the Classes II Reunion and Golf Tourney!

March Birthdays

Billy Hobb’s birthday is March 1st
Ann “Bailey” Reames’s birthday is March 1st
Billy Warriner’s birthday is March 9th
Reidy Muldrow’s birthday is March 10th
Becky “Grantham” McWatty’s birthday is March 11th
Jennie "Krasnof" Caine's birthday is March 14th
Billy McCutchen’s birthday is March 20th
Wilson McIntosh's birthday is March 28th

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Inaugural Gathering of the Classes Golf Tourney

Do you play or practice golf? I don’t do either! I’m serious about the sport and there is no “playing” in my game! I leave the “playing” to the kiddies, and the “practicing” to the Doctors and Lawyers.

I can’t wait to be up against the likes of Bobby Cummings and his brother Eddie, and it would be pure pleasure to have a side bet or two with the Parnell brothers. I understand that “Chief” Brown claims to have game; we’ll see! And there’s Johnny B Brown from over Hartsville way whom I hear, takes to the course often enough to keep his game fresh. Let’s not forget that lawyer from the low country; George H O’Kelley, Esquire! Bring ‘em all on; especially those hackers from the Bishopville area!

It’s a rare day that I get to showcase my golfing dexterity so, to those of you who have registered for the Gathering of the Classes II Golf Tourney… just forget about the winning bracket. I don’t have a handicap, so that should tell you something about my game!

Take heart though, for you will have front row seats as I give all a golfing lesson.

To be fair about it I will use my right handed, steel shafts, Tommy Amour clubs that I have had since 1492, and I will hit left handed. Those of you who know me will remember that I’m right-handed. In addition, I will use real driving woods; antiques nonetheless.

Fair warning to all; I’m ambidextrous in my right eye and dyslexic in the left, which means; I hit the ball straight and long.

If you haven’t registered for the Gathering of the Classes II Reunion or the Inaugural Gathering of the Classes Golf Tourney you need to “Send me your money” now. For the ladies out there who plan to play I give this fair warning: It ain’t gonna be pretty because I play ‘no holds barred’ golf.

In case you haven’t guessed by now; I’m also a legend when it comes to fishing; not to mention the interrelated tales.

July 25, 26 and 27th

Gathering of the Classes Admission Tickets:
$35.00 for singles
$60.00 for couples

Gathering of the Classes II Golf Tourney:
$20.00 Green Fee

Johnny Reames
Gathering of the Classes II
PO Box 7363
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803.720.5007

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