Thanks for the message.Yeah, when I am back to WPB, which is only for our reunions, I drop by the Northwood area to see how things are. Northboro pretty much looks the same without the shop but hasn't changed that much. However, I understand the school is now under renovation. I lived on 30th street and have gone by the old neighborhood. It was run down quite abit there for awhile but the last time I went by it had improved considerably.Those were certainly good times at Nothboro and PBHS. I think we all were very fortunate to have grown up in that era and place.Again, great hearing from you and I hope we keep in contact. Bill
Hi Bill - great to hear from you! Are you kidding? Of course, I remember you! I live about 25 miles NE of Atlanta, GA in Suwanee, GA. I, like you, love the change of seasons but am increasingly hating the cold winters. Every January and February, I really start to miss Florida. Our oldest son lives in Miami, so we do get down there as often as possible to see him and his family. My brother lives in Gainesville so we always stop on the way to see him. As a Gator alum, he has his dream job on the campus of UF running their power plant. We stopped in Northwood earlier this year. I always like to drive around there to see what is happening. For awhile there, it really looked horrible which was very difficult to see; however, this last time, it did seem to have improved somewhat. We stopped by to see a friend of my dads on 46th street. She was still living in the house, and she said she had some horror stories to tell. They tore down my dad's store on the corner of 46th and Broadway - I couldn't believe it - it was like a little piece of my heart was gone. So good to hear from you. Buddy Harrington called the other day, and he said they are planning our 50th reunion for the first part of May - would be nice if they combined some of the classes one of these days. All the best, Carolyn
Job was eliminated back on June 30 so I hauled butt back to KY from Norcal to cut expenses. Wife now works as admin at Western Kentucky University down the street and I am "consulting" for small int'l business start-ups. No money but pro bono for the fun.
Hi Bill, Right after school I went into the Navy for 26 years. I went to Viet Nam as a Naval Advisor until 1973. I took a hit and was sent to Boston Naval Hospital and I was a tug master for a while and then I came to Spain in 1974. There I meet a my wife and retired from the Navy in 1984 and I been here ever since from 1974 until now. After The Navy I went to work for Maersk Lines here in Algeciras. I was in the Marine Department as a stevadore on the pier.Tough job with tough people. I was alway el yankee. I always had to be as tough as they were. I did have my share of mixing it up I am 6/4 235 and I always hold my own. After 17 years I retired from Maresk. I have two girls who were born here. I have a home on the Med Sea, and live a quiet live. So I am the only Americano in the family. There is a lot more in between 61 and 2009 but I know the only way out of Spain will be in a box or they will just plant me here. I am looking forward to 2011. Just to see West Palm..David