A couple of years later the coal fireplaces were replaced with natural gas stoves and the real purpose of the coal shed went away. It became a storage shed for things like the lawn mower and hoses during the winters, but nothing valuable or fragile, because the shed was not built to hold out the elements and sunlight and rain easily penetrated the walls.
I have not been by the old house in several years, but I would be surprised if the coal shed of my past is still standing, having long ago outlived its purpose.
Memphis, TN - For those of you who do not follow me on Facebook, I will tell you that I am once again living in the season of my youth - which means no air conditioning. It seems that the contractor who replaced the coil and "fixed" it did use a good coil, but failed to properly solder the joints together and while Sue and I were visiting Hawaii all the Freon leaked out again. We are currently awaiting the return of the same person to "fix" it again.
As I state in the email section below, I am not going to print the dozen or so emails from you readers commenting on the new format of The Traveller. Most of them were positive and even the ones who still do not like it seem to understand why I made the change. So, I will continue to try to improve and maintain it as best I can in hopes that most of you will eventually adapt to the change. Thank you all for your understanding.
"In Memory Of"
Video and Information
Added to Navigation Menu
This week I have successfully added the tribute video I made for the 2010 reunion to the menu choices in the navigation pane at the top left of the pages. I am in the process of adding all the names of the classmates we have lost since then to the list.
While I am on the subject, in this week's section of the 2000 Reunion video shown below there are several shots of Annette McCraney, Class of '64. I have been unable to get a definitive answer as to what happened to her. If any of you have information on her would you please email me. Thanks.
Editor's Note: I received many emails from my reader's commenting on the new format. I see no reason to continue to go back and forth on the issue, but I appreciate and take note of all the comments and will do my best to try to please the majority of you readers. Thank you for your interest in making this a friendly and appreciated school paper.
Subject: Folk Music
I was a huge "Folk Music" fan and loved all the popular groups of that era. They kindled the musical spark in me. I even worked at a coffee house near my hometown in Upstate NY The "Village I " that on occasion feature name acts. I once sat in with the "Limelighters" and played bongos on one of there hit songs...Those years really laid the foundation for my musical career. I never get tired of hearing music from that part of my life. Wish that The "Kingston Trio" or "Peter, Paul and Mary" would've played our little cafe, but the acts that did have were a pleasure too... Thanks again, Tommy
Subject: Print Option
Cathy (Cox) likes to print and save the letters offline. If you could create a print subroutine with margins 1" each side of the text, and a PRINT button on the page, it would make a great printed page. Thanks.
(Editor's Reply: Jim and others, at the bottom of this page is a line that says "Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Remove Access|Powered By Google Sites" . If you click on the print link you will get a printout of the website on standard letter page sized paper. Of course, the video insertions will not print out.)