A.C. Flora High
First Five Years
SC STATE MUSEUM
15 October 2005
to go FALCONS!
What a special
weekend this has been! I am so blessed to have worked on this reunion and
to have talked and visited with so many of you over the past several months. It
has been an incredible team effort with everyone helping in his or her own
way... a little like an orchestra where each instrument is necessary for
the symphony. Some sections of the orchestra have many of the same
instruments (like the violins) that play during the entire piece with such
steadiness that we often fail to notice the individual musicians, while other
sections have instruments that only play once or twice during a symphony with
such a big bang or unique sound that everyone knows who made the music. So
it is with this reunion... and everyone knows we have a great orchestra!
I would like to
give a special round of applause to the following falcons who have helped to
make this weekend such a special time for so many:
- Charlie Farrell '62
- Julian Bosworth '62
- Larry Robinson '62
- Tom Watson '62
- Mary Baskins Duvall '62
- Brenda Geibel Newman '63
- Dan Goolsby '64
- Harriette Cheek Carr '65
- Winnie Beach Pace '65
- Nancy Hancock Moseley '66
- Chris Bumgartner, A.C. Flora
Video Producation Teacher &
- The students of Mr.
Bumgartner's video production class
- Mary Conner, A.C. Flora Art
- The students of Ms. Connor's
- John Small, Internet Service
I would also like to share my
most very special thank yous to my family...
- ... my mother, Frankie
Garrick, who has helped me remember names and families when I have not been
able to remember where classmates lived and worked and went to church, and who
has fixed meals for us and hosted classmates over the past months... as well
as manning the registration table for the class of '65,
- ... my son, Trey, who is
getting married and whom I desperately want to spend time with before his
wedding in December in Seattle.
- ...my son, Michael, who
scheduled his wedding around this reunion so I could continue pestering you
with phone calls and emails. Now I can concentrate on his wedding in the
Bahamas at the end of this month,
- ... Cristina Minami Garrick,
wife of my brother, Tom '65, who helped scan the pictures of the '63 senior
class for name tag production... next... '62, '64, '65, and '66, and
- ... my late father, Lonnie, who failed
to teach me super poker skills... I just didn't know how to call Charlie's
bluff when he told me I was in charge of this reunion! AND THANK
GOODNESS! I have been blessed to have worked on this project with all of you.
"... sounds the joyous cry,
"Excelsior!" as we ever push ahead. Higher,higher flies the falcon ..."
We're moving on to the next level... GO FALCONS!
Jane Garrick Dyke '64
(The class of
1964 may not be #1 ... but we ARE the best!)