We get notes from our classmates, and would like to have more updates on what everyone is doing these days. Note that we don't have much current news from anyone!
December 27, 2006
Bill White: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope 2007 bring me to St. Pete to meet with classmates and do some sightseeing. The enclosed article is from a monthly Atlanta news paper that covers a lot of activities and people here. [The article is about Louie Shemaria and his business, Bennie's Shoes, www.benniesshoes.com]. Louie is married to our classmate, Iris Smith. I've bought shoes from his store in Buckhead. I met him at our [30th] reunion at the Don CÚsar in 1984. He is a very friendly person- his Southern graciousness reminds me of some of my Atlanta-born fraternity brothers. I drop into the shop from time to time- it's on Piedmont Road just north of Lindbergh, next to the Miami Circle art & antique district. [Bill enclosed some pages from a book entitled, What a Year It Was, 1954. He found it at a Goodwill store for just a couple of dollars, and it contains all kinds of facts about the nation, entertainers, TV, movies, sports, etc. Excerpts may appear in future class newsletters.] Has anyone you know been to the Georgia Aquarium? It's spectacular. I've been in many times escorting tour groups and have an annual pass. The new World of Coca-Cola will open in early May. If anyone from our class comes here, I'd be glad to talk with them (770) 971-2906, and help the find their way around. Thank you for all that you and the other classmates do to keep the friendships and spirits of SPHS '54 alive.
Due to a problem in converting from our old website, letters dating back to 2003 have been deleted.