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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Harry M. Bryant Jr  5/6
•   Bill Millman  4/22
•   Lynn Elmore (Teague)  4/21
•   Jerry Mark Bentley  1/22
•   Charles G. Fulbright  10/29
•   Henry Alfred Justice  10/29
•   Jerry Ward Thomas  4/13
•   Ann Gibbs (Blatzer)  11/14
•   Bob Garrett  8/13
•   Nancy Kathleen (Katy) Thompson  4/10
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Arizona
1 lives in California
1 lives in Colorado
8 live in Florida
13 live in Georgia
1 lives in Iowa
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Nevada
206 live in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
1 lives in Oklahoma
1 lives in Pennsylvania
27 live in South Carolina
3 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
7 live in Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
2 live in Ontario
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Iceland
1 lives in Spain
23 location unknown

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Lewis Robert (Robbie) Lineberger Jr.  5/7
•   J. Donald Sparks  5/10
•   Steve Holder (Holder)  5/17
•   Patsy Ann Hamrick (Lunsford)  5/19
•   Meredith (Merry) Wilson (Valentine)  5/28

MISSING CLASSMATES


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Frank L Ashley High School
Class of 1966

 

John Walter Cartwright Jr.

Rainy Day Bells: Our Tribute

Welcome to our site dedicated to the memory of John Walter Cartwright Jr, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. For many years, John told us he wanted the song "Rainy Day Bells" played at his funeral. When we wondered why, he explained the words provided him a comforting message about death and acceptance that he wanted us to remember when he died.  In the song, the rain falls on a sad day, but the bells in the chapel ring to remind us one day we will walk together in the sun. 

He hasn't mentioned the song in years, even as he became sick and battled mightily to get twelve more years with his family. But as it became clear that his long illness had come to an end and we discussed what sort of service or memorial to have for him, all three of us focused on this song and the clear instructions he gave us to use it as our guide. It is thus now a very concrete message for his grandchildren and an invitation for all of us to remember him and try to find the sunshine beyond the storm. 

We thus created this site as our memorial to him, so that all of us can gather our memories, pictures, and stories and, essentially, listen to the bells together. 

 

~ Susan, Cara, and Jay

 

 

Rainy day bells

ring in the chapel

telling the people

there's gonna be sunshine.

 

Rainy day bells 

played by the raindrops

sing out a message

don't be afraid of the storm.

 

'Somewhere the sun is shining

through a silver lining,

wait and see', say the rainy day bells.

 

Hey little girl,

come to your window

and hear the music 

sing you a sweet song.

 

Don't let the rain

make you unhappy;

in just a moment

we're gonna be walking in the sun.

 

Little gray clouds will cheer up,

they're gonna smile and clear up,

when they hear those rainy day bells.

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY CELEBRATION.  It was great to get together again to see each other and to share memories.  Please stay in touch on our website and offer any comments/suggestions for our next reunion, hopefully our 55th in 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember to check our website (www.franklashley66.com) for updates.  If you have enrolled on the website, you can communicate with other classmates who have enrolled. If you have any information on any of the missing classmates on the website’s home page, please email betblalock@att.net

REMINDER:  PLEASE  KEEP YOUR ADDRESS AND OTHER INFO UP-TO-DATE SO THAT WE CAN STAY IN TOUCH.

 

If you would like to make a donation for future events, we would welcome ANY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT.  If so, please send your check payable to: Lynn E. Teague, Class of '66, and mail it to: Lynn E. Teague, 1001 Marina Village Drive, Apt. 402, Mount Holly, NC  28120.

 

 



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