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08/27/08 02:48 PM #1    


Bob Traweek

I saw a lot of people with their own cameras out at the reunion. So where are those pictures? 10 pictures were all we got from the disposable cameras because the flash button wasn't turned on for most of them. I know a lot of our class do not use the Internet- at least comfortably but this can be your opportunity to learn something new, if you don't know how to post pictures. I will gladly help anyone who asks me. Trust me, it's fun.

08/28/08 06:45 PM #2    

William Ary

All I remember about the lunchroom was that awful green jello with the cut up cabbage in it. It was bad enough to make anyone boycott. Honestly, I remember there was some issue with something in the lunchroom but don't remember what. I do remember the cherry bomb in the toilet incident, BOB! On another note, I have lost a lot of my old school days pictures, my yearbooks, etc. during my worldly travels. I would love to have some of them back or suitable replacements. If anyone has anything they would be willing to share, I would love to have copies. Send me an email,, if you think you have something. Thanks. I truely had a great time at the reunion, it was absolutely wonderful. The reunion committee deserves a big pat on the back for doing such a super job.

08/28/08 07:42 PM #3    

William Ary

Two more things I forgot. One, where do we order more shirts? I don't think I have seen anything on this site yet. Bob did a bang up job to say the least. Everyone should want extras. They would be great to wear for anyone who say might show up some place like Gibsons on a Saturday morning hoping to run into some old classmates, maybe???? Just a thought, just a thought, no pressure. I think I'll check back here on this forum to see if someone might hint at showing up there on a given Saturday. Oh! Sorry! Just thinking out loud with my fingers. Your first breakfast will be on me if, you can bring something to share. Just remember, its a public place! If I understood correctly, a lot of Sparkman folks from different years show up at the Gibsons on South Parkway most any Saturday morning. If anyone can confirm this please post here to let us know. I would like to get something started that everyone could enjoy as their time permits. Let me know what ya'll think. And please, about the free breakfast, don't everyone show up on the same day, OK? Man, oh, man, I keep thinking of things to say. What did you guys and gals think of the music CDs that Carl put together? I love them. I haven't stopped playing them in my car all week. I think I'm getting a little horse (did I spell that right)from singing too loud. Its fun to see the looks on peoples faces at traffic lights.

08/29/08 12:47 AM #4    


Bob Traweek

Great work on your Picasa posted pictures William. I had 167 pics and have posted about 90...

As for shirt's hard to print just a few at a time but I would be willing to consider the idea if there's interest. Tell ya what, we will run a poll and see how popular the T-shirt reorder idea is. See our Home page and vote only once please, as this will determine how many shirts are to be printed.

08/29/08 02:56 PM #5    

William Ary

Thanks Bob, I didn't do as good a job as I would have liked. I got a little excited and rushed a lot of the shots. The lens I was using wasn't the best for the conditions but it did okay. I hope to find a more versatile one soon. I culled a few in a hurry that were real bad but I should have taken more time I guess. I know there is a limit on space and I wouldn't want to keep anyone from posting their photos. From all the cameras I saw at the reunion, there should be lots more. I hope they get posted. In regard to the shirts, I had the impression there might be extras and I didn't want anyone to be stuck with them. It wouldn't hurt to have an extra or two in case one gets damaged.

09/11/08 05:34 PM #6    

Lois Worthey (Petrella)

The 67-68 Radio Shows DVD is terrific. Who do we thank for that? Lois Worthey Petrella

08/18/09 02:44 PM #7    

Lois Worthey (Petrella)

Hello SHS People! Suzette McKinley Burns is in town this week and several of us have arranged a couple meetups. Tomorrow (Wednesday, 7/24) we are meeting at Victoria's Cafe on South Parkway at noon for lunch. Friday night at 6:30 Diana Ballinger Anderson is having a get together for Suzette at her house. Hope you can make it. Lois Worthey Petrella

12/19/11 12:28 PM #8    

William Ary

To Sparkman High School Class of '68, we have lost another beloved classmate. Dennis Ray Evans, husband of Karen Cobb Evans, passed away Saturday Dec. 17.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cash Piont Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Our prayers and sympathy go out to his family and loved ones. R.I.P.

02/20/18 04:24 PM #9    


Cecelia Thorn

NORTHPORT - John Marshal Thorn, age 69, of 4801 Dove Creek Ave. Northport, Ala., passed away at home on November 29, 2017 following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Tuscaloosa Sailing Club, Bull Slough Road Northport, Ala. 35475 205-339-9225with Sunset Funeral Home of Northport, Ala. directing. 205-345-2900.
John is preceded in death his wife, Robin Bosarge Thorn; and his parents, Herman and Ellen Thorn. 
He is survived by his daughter, Joslyn Thorn of Northport, Ala.; sisters, Cecelia Thorn of Fredericksburg, Va. and Suzanne Thorn May of Huntsville, Ala.; brother, Richard Thorn of Harvest Ala.; and his great-granddaughter, Amarie Bowen.
He was born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital on the North Shore at Great Lakes, Ill. on July 9, 1948. 
The Thorn Family moved to Huntsville Ala. in 1960, and then to Harvest Ala. in 1962 where John lived until his graduation from Sparkman High School in 1967. 
John attended several colleges and graduated from Athens State College with his Bachelor's degree in teaching in 1995. 
John, who was an ASE certified auto mechanic for over 25 years, began working in 1996 at Central High School Parkview East Campus Learning Center Tuscaloosa Area Vocational School. He also taught in Jefferson County at Gardendale. 
He was hired by the State of Alabama to be the Technical Instructor for Mercedes Benz until his retirement in 2014. 
John enjoyed timing and scoring for many years at Road Atlanta. He was a part owner of the Square Wheel Bike Shop in Tuscaloosa and was an avid cyclist. He spent many years as an amateur archeologist hunting for Indian points and pottery here in Alabama and at his grandfather's property in Mississippi. 
He was also a collector of hobby trains since his boyhood. John came from a musical family and played the trombone, the six and twelve string guitar and the banjo. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of West Alabama or The American Heart Association.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Dec. 13, 2017

02/21/18 10:34 AM #10    


Bob Traweek

Very sorry to hear about your brother. I didn't know him but he had many interesting endeavors in his life. Our 2 families had Tuscaloosa in common,  as my grandfather began his family there. I hope you are doing well, Cecelia. Best wishes and my condolences.

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