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06/14/11 08:29 AM #1    


Sharon Lochaby

Welcome to the forums. Please press "Post Response" to participate in the discussion.

07/15/11 08:50 PM #2    


Mike Reese

Sharon has done an excellent job putting this website together. Thanks Sharon.

08/15/11 12:08 AM #3    

Zulia Allen

I agree, she has done a fantastic job for all of us to enjoy. This is the first time that I have seen the  reunion pictures of our 30th year. I loved looking back and reaquainting myself with my fellow classmates.  I'm just sorry that I missed out on our last reunion and hope to make it this year.  Love to you all. 


09/13/11 10:53 AM #4    


Kathy Gibson (Penland)

Yes, thanks again for putting the website together.  I certainly hope that this year's reunion is a GREAT success.  It certainly would be nice to see people that I haven't seen in a while.  A suggestion:  It would be nice if you could post a list of the confirmees!!!  Thanks

09/25/11 04:55 PM #5    


Kathy Gibson (Penland)

Thanks for having a legend (icon) for the reunion participants.

10/13/11 09:02 PM #6    


Willie Bush

Sharon, you have done an awesome work once again. I will see you Friday at the game, if not before. I plan to arrive in Murphy early afternoon so I will be looking for you.  Thanks for your hard work.

10/16/11 07:56 AM #7    


Candace Graham

Thank you to Sharon for her organizational skills, putting together this web site and making sure that everyone was in the loop was amazing.  Thank you to Gail for making the arrangements for the dinner and opening her home to us so that we had a chance to really spend some time together ( you made it look effortless).  AND thank you to Chris for your skills at delegating, you found the right people to do the job.  Oh and I can't forget to thank Lilly for being the perfect hostess.  I truly look forward to spending more time with all of you here on this wonderful site and at our next reunion.

10/18/11 08:39 AM #8    


Teresa Crain (Allison)

I really considered not going to the reunion but I am so glad that I went.  Thanks to everyone for all of your hard work putting it together.  I really had a wonderful time.  I ended up with someone's reading glasses and will gladly mail them if you will let me know they are yours and an address to mail them.  Sorry!  Forgive me for my mouthiness (is that a word?) but I have a handicapped 25 year old who goes with me everywhere (not complaining, I love her more than life) and it is so seldom that I get out by myself with adults that I guess I was just really excited.  I love you all and look forward to our keeping in touch.

10/20/11 11:41 AM #9    

Pat Carroll (Swanson)

Just wanted to say that I truly enjoyed the reunion.  It was so nice seeing everyone and talking about our days in school and life today.  Several people asked for the recipe for the salsa  I brought to Gails house, so here it is:



6  Red tomatoes

1  Yellow tomato

1 Green tomatoe (optional)

3 Cloves of garlic

2 Green peppers

1 Red Pepper

1 Yellow pepper

1 Orange pepper

2 Bunches of green onions

1 Jalapeno Pepper (seeded)

1 1/2 Cups of Parsley

1 Cup of Cilantro

1 Can of green chilies (drained)

2 Tubs  Tomato & Basil Feta Cheese

1 Can of Sliced Black Olives (drained)

1 Jar of Sliced Green Olives (drained)

1 Can of Black Beans (drained)

1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 Cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

2 Packs Good Sense Italian Dressing


**Chop vegetables and combine all ingredients.  Serve with Tortilla Chips or Pita Chips & Enjoy


Love to all and keep in touch.  Between now and our next reunion try to get in touch with our classmates that did not make it to this reunion and tell them what a good time they missed and that they ought to attend the next one. 

10/20/11 05:09 PM #10    

Phyllis Hughes

Thanks  to all who put this wonderful reunion together!  It was so good to see each and everyone of you!  The memories we shared, the food, the good times!! looking forward to seeing all yall again soon...Please take care and love you all! Phyllis

10/28/11 02:01 AM #11    

Christopher Schuyler

 I want to thank all of you that made the reunion such a great success.  What made it a success was your participation of just being there.  If you weren't there, you missed out.

One of the reasons I keep coming back is when we see each other after many years, it's just like we saw each other yesterday.  There are no pretenses, no judgements- just life-time friends that truly care about each other.  After each reunion, I find that I regret I didn't spend more time with so many of you when we were back in high school.  So I never want to miss an opportunity to recover some of that friendship time that I missed out on 40 years ago.

A very special treat at our 20+20 was the attendance of our beloved football coach, Terry Postell.  Not only the best darn football coach in the land, but just as good a man and a teacher.  I spent as much time as possible with him and had several phone calls with him before the reunion.  My already tremendous respect and love for him grew exponentially during our reunion week.  I did my best to make sure Coach Postell knew how much he meant to all of us and even more importantly, what he did to shape so many of our lives.  If that doesn't define the word "teacher", then I don't how to define it.  And what a special calling to be a coach and especially a teacher.  I know my words did not convey my thoughts adequately, but I had a feeling he understood.

One of the greatest aspects of our 1970 Football Championship was that it extended so much further than just the players, coaches, managers, cheerleaders, band and majorettes- it enveloped all of us as champions all together.  Sure, the football team got to hoist the trophy, but the Championship was all of us; and the bond of sharing that joyous moment in our lives together as a class, is why it was so meaningful.

With all the other accomplishments as I've gone through my life, I still rank sharing that Championship as a member of the team and as a fellow classmate as one of the most important moments in my life.  

The highlight and perhaps most emotional moment of the reunion was the testimony of Vicki Martin describing a secret event that took place our senior year that most of us knew nothing about.  And it came down to just one more reason why Coach Postell was an even better man than he was a coach (and this is saying something in my book).  In short, Coach Postell went against the decision of the school administration and his fellow teachers who felt that Vicki could not receive the MVP award for our Lady Bulldog basketball team because of her prenancy during our senior year.  Coach Postell knew better and corrected an injustice and secretly presented the trophy to Vicki, who had earned it.  What a remarkable statement from an extrodinary man to an extrodinary and deserving athlete.

I could go on and on about a wonderful 48 hours in my visit back to Murphy, and maybe I'll add more later, but for now, as several have stated before in their post.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Sharon for putting the reunion together; putting the web page together, and being such a great host.  It is not a surprise to any of us that shared our youth with Sharon as a classmate and our Valdictorian, that she could pull all this together while working a full time job and living over 3 hours away in Charlotte.  Now even Sharon, as great as she is, could do it alone. Her outstanding lieutenant and just possibly the best hostess this side of Martha Stewart, Gail Walker was integral to the great success and great fun that we all were fortunate enough to experienced at the reunion and the before and after parties.  I also want to thank our conscripted photographer, the beautiful wife of classmate Eddie Hughes, Cissie.  She was everywhere taking photos so that we could enjoy time with each other and "skillfully" positioning us for the group photo.  She was so gracious in taking on the role to help document our special event.  And a speical thank you to #51, the quickest center and linebacker I've ever seen, Dr Bill Dyer for making the arrangements and acknowledgements for our team and class at the MHS Homecoming game the Friday evening before our reunion.

And a real thank you to all of you that made it a point to attend even though you live many, many miles away.  Candy, Bruce, Brian, Tom Fisher, Tommy Alexander, Tommy Gill, and especially Mike Mauldin, who flew in from Memphis, venturing away from his concert/event tour just for the few hours to attend.  I'm sure I may be overlooking some, but my thank you is for all of you.

Thank you Coach Postell for making this one more than special.  

To my classmates, thank you so much for the honor of being your Senior Class President (for life).  Far more than just an extra picture in our yearbook, it has meant so much to me to lead the greatest class to walk the halls of Murphy High School.


PS  In private and totally unsolicited, Coach Postell told me our team was the best team he ever coached.  Take that Class of 74 State AA Champions!

Chris Schuyler

President, MHS Class of '71

10/29/11 07:51 AM #12    


Mike Reese

The only thing I didn't like about the reunion is that it didn't last long enough. I wanted so much to talk to everyone but there seemed to not be enough time to do so. Anyway, thanks for such a good time ya'll. Hopefully, we can get together sooner but at least we have the internet to stay in contact a bit more.

04/28/12 10:25 PM #13    


Tom Alexander

Sharon,  Just Wanted To Post And Ask How Our 40th Reunion Pictures Are Coming Along??  I continuously check our Website weekly...And was just curious, as I'm sure with many others .



07/05/12 11:27 PM #14    


Sharon Lochaby

I hope you'll agree it's been worth the wait!  Thanks to Cissie Hughes, some great pictures from the 20 + 20 reunion held on October 15 are now available in the Reunion Foto Gallery.  Sit back and watch the slide show!   If any of the captions are wrong, don't hesitate to let me know.   

For those of you who attended the reunion, I hope the pictures bring back good memories.   If you weren't able to attend the 2011 reunion, check out the classmates who did and make your plans to attend in 2016.  We're already looking forward to the next reunion.  

I will be back in touch soon regarding the donations needed to keep website alive and well.  As you look at the Reunion Foto Gallery, think of it not as a waffle iron, but rather as a safe deposit box!   I know we have only begun to tap the real value of the web site but it pays for itself just in self-maintaining all of the classmate profiles,directories, etc.   More later.... 

Have a safe and happy end of summer!  All the best.


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