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•   Judy Forster (Williams)  9/10
•   Mac McConnell  9/1
•   Dave McDaniel  7/27
•   Becky Goings (Mallard)  7/18
•   Laura Sheriff (Sutton)  7/18
•   Mary Lou Ezell  6/28
•   B. J. -Betty Rutland (Stapleford)  5/17
•   John Stephens  3/18
•   Chris Reynolds  2/7
•   Arleen Unell (Golden)  12/6
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3 live in Alabama
13 live in California
2 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
3 live in District Of Columbia
20 live in Florida
111 live in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
1 lives in Indiana
2 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
4 live in Maryland
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
3 live in New York
5 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
4 live in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
10 live in South Carolina
5 live in Tennessee
10 live in Texas
5 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Israel
35 location unknown
61 are deceased


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September 13, 2021

Yes, we are having a 60th

WHEN: Friday November 5th & Saturday November 6th 2021

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway North
Atlanta 30328
(Sandy Springs next to the “King and Queen” buildings at 400 & I285)

Friday Evening: 4PM to whenever: drop by the bar at the Westin for lots of talk, some of it true.
Saturday Daytime: no planned activity.  I’ll be at the Westin bar with my glass of tea.
Saturday Night: 5:30 PM
57th Fighter Group (by popular demand)
3829 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, 30341
Dutch Treat food and drink.
Music, watching Chris Reynolds “dance”, lots of talk and hugs

Becky has reserved 20 rooms at the Westin (bless and thank her for all of her work). Rooms are $119 plus “fees”. You may call the Westin directly at  888-627-8407 and mention “Grady High School 60th Reunion Room Block”  or go to the  link below and make your reservation online.

Hope to see you there!

Regarding COVID

Below is what the hotel's web site has to say:

“…fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings or social distance in indoor or outdoor areas of the hotel. We ask that all unvaccinated guests continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they are in public spaces inside the hotel.”

There is no city, county or state-wide mandate to be vaccinated or tested when in public that I am aware of (remember I'm in SC, not GA, so I don't get daily local Covid directions.  However, given the politics in GA, I am assuming there is no legal mandate to vaccinate or mask up).

THEREFORE, we should be vaxed up, masked up, on our own, very careful, and respectful of other classmates

April 11, 2020

Everybody! Stay Safe and Keep on Smiling.

or Mr Godwin will make you stay after school.

March 10, 2019

<=== February 2019 lunch picture is over there under Lunch Pictures


September 13, 2018

<=== September 2018 lunch pictures are over there under Lunch Pictures

February 14, 2018

 <=== February 2018 lunch pictures are over there under Lunch Pictures. 

Thank you, Becky.


August 22, 2017

<======= 57th Reunion Pictures are over there

Many thanks to Becky Goings Mallard for spearheading this gathering.

A  good time was had by all.

Next: lunches and 60th reunion.



John, as discussed for announcement to our class.  Thanks.

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Henry Grady High School is now Midtown High School.
So that makes us the “Midtown Knights”. I can rock with this 🤩

From Sarah Ann Sanders Long

When I was in Third Grade at S.M Inman, I joined the elementary orchestra and then went on to play in the Grady Orchestra. The orchestra leader through all of this was Mr. Seitz. I played the violin and although I had private lessons during this period, I was never a very inspired player. Being in the orchestra meant I always had Third Period at Grady with Mr. Seitz. He was not a cozy man. In fact, I was really afraid of him. I was there the day he threw a Kleenex box, and when he threw a chair, and the day he snapped his baton in half in disgust. Mr. Seitz expected one to do ones best, and one did not want to disappoint him!

Part of what I learned from the orchestra was when the curtain goes up, you sat up straight, smiled, and did what needed to be done--all the way to the end no matter what happened. I also learned to show up on time, ready to play, no excuses. I was never on a sports team, but Mr. Seitz gave the experience of being on a team. We traveled some and won some awards. I learned a lot.

The other night I treated myself to a special movie theatre showing of the Last Night of the Proms, filmed by the BBC. It was a 3+ hour performance, ably conducted by Marin Alsop from Baltimore, MD. This was her second appearance as last night conductor. In 2013 she broke records as the first woman to conduct the event. Besides being very able, Alsop is very personable. The concert featured not only the BBC Orchestra and Chorus but also Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, soprano Danielle de Niese and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. I laughed and I cried; it was an extremely moving experience, in part because of the BBC's excellent filming including astounding close-ups. I loved seeing the orchestra members play. They were so good and so professional! It must not have been easy performing for 3+ hours! But as I was leaving the movie theatre, I thought of Mr. Seitz. It probably was not fun for him dealing with whiny kids and disruptive teens. But he did it ably and with convection. He never talked down to us and he challenged us with hard music. I felt so appreciative of this aspect of my education at Grady. The lessons I learned have helped me my whole life and I am grateful. I am sorry I never had the opportunity to thank Mr. Seitz. Maybe I just never took the opportunity. I think he passed away several years ago but I thought if I told you of my gratitude, it might mean something. After all, some of you were in the orchestra or the band, and you knew Mr. Seitz, too.

I understand the sentiments expressed here, but I fear that as we wipe out all symbols of the past, we risk forgetting the lessons of our history.  History is what DID happen, not what we wish had happened.

Hi All

I have a different recommendation than the one Demaris sent this week. I suggest we leave the name change discussion up to the current and more recent students. It seems selfish to me for a bunch of 76 year olds to insist the high school name we loved be maintained.

This reminds me of how my eyes were opened when the demands began to take down statues of Confederate generals. Those who have to daily pass a statue or attend a school with a hurtful name are the ones most affected, not you and I. We have lived our lives and have other schools in our history. This is their passion. In fact, I am proud that a bunch of teens researched this issue and took action with the school board.

The second sentence in Wikapedia following the one Demaris referenced states Henry Grady was a white supremacist who advocated keeping blacks under the social control of whites. That is probably more important to the current students than knowing he helped "reintegrate the states of the Confederacy into the Union."

I imagine our reactions are many and varied, so let's not interject ourselves. Henry W Grady is probably the last person who would resist moving forward.


Jean Fike Ewing