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Barbara Lamar (Putnam)
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April 29, 1946 Weirsdale FL US 32195 Volunteer Married 1 2014-08-08 00:18:14
Hello Everyone,  looking forward to seeing all y'all  again real soon.

I've been beautifully and generously blessed throughout my life.  I enjoyed a wonderful career with Chrysler Financial Corporation, retiring as Director of Operations after 35 years.  21 years ago I met and married Pete Putnam a wonderful man with one daughter, Theresa.  I love them both dearly and now also have two delightful grandchildren.

Pete and I volunteer, almost full time, at "our" daughter's (Theresa's) Assisted Living Facility in St. Petersburg, FL.  Many of the residents here are disabled American Veterans and we feel so very blessed to have this opportunity to serve these men and women who have served us so unselfishly.   

In my spare time, I have earned my private pilots license and enjoy flying, gardening, painting and serving at my church.  
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Barbara Wheelbarger (Rios)
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Melbourne FL US real estate, artist - retired ArtbyBarbaraRios.com Married 2014-08-09 13:02:58
I was married to fellow classmate, Bob Wilson, for 20 years.  He died in 1989 of Leukemia.  My career was centered around real estate:  secretary for real estate attorney, VA/FHA appraiser, owner of a residential construction company, and project sales in 55+ communities.  I was able to retire at the peak of real estate in 2006 (thank you very much!) and have loved every minute of it! 

My passion has always been painting http://ArtbyBarbaraRios.com , but I also love photography, reading, traveling, sailing, dancing and motorcycling.  Life is good!
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BOB MYERS
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November 13, 1946 Valley Grande AL US 36703 State Farm Agent Married 3 2014-08-27 22:51:42
After high school I joined the Air Force and became a cryptographer for the security service.  I was posted to a security site in West Germany on the East Germany and Czechoslovakian border.  Upon returning home I married Lynn Motley in Selma Alabama.  I returned to college and graduated in 1974 from Auburn University with a degree in Business.  After graduation we moved to Birmingham Alabama where I worked for IBM selling and programming business computers.  We left Birmingham for an opportunity with Abbott Laboratories in Selma, Alabama selling pharmaceutical and nutritional products.  I remained with Abbott Laboratories for five and half years opening my own State Farm Insurance Agency in 1980.  Since 1980 Lynn has owned a ladies apparel store and a Merle Norman cosmetics franchise.  After twenty five years Lynn sold her business and retired.  We have three children, a set of twins Valerie and Vanessa and a son Jason.  Jason graduated from Palmer College in Iowa as a chiropractor.  Valerie graduated from my alma mater as an accountant and is a senior auditor for the Florida Department of Revenue.  Vanessa graduated from Samford University with a degree in Special Education.  She earned her doctorate and is a professor at Auburn.  I have busied myself outside State Farm as a real estate broker.  I have worked with the Boy Scouts for six and a half years as a Scout Master and recently fulfilled my presidency in the Selma Rotary Club.  I have assisted in building over twenty houses for Habitat for Humanity, including one with President Jimmy Carter.  Lynn and I both are Master Gardeners where I love working in the greenhouse with her.  Lynn and I have been blessed by God.  She has been my partner in everything for forty four years.  Lynn has been the driving force in my life.  She is my life and I thank God every day for her. Send BOB a MessageSend BOB a Message
Bonnie Weber (Glod)
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February 04, 1946 Denton TX www.bwgportraits.smugmug.com Single 2 2014-08-28 22:32:16
After all the hotel, car, flight reservation making during the spring, I ended up too sick to travel.  Need some salt air!  I have had a good life and many blessings that include a variety of military and airline moves, finally settling in Denton, TX, being a stay at home mom and classroom volunteer for twelve years.  My daughter is a 9th grade science teacher with three children, two now in college on scholarships and one still in high school.  My son, recently married to Jeanne, earned his doctorate in Philosophy from Tulane and is Philosophy Program Officer at the Institute for Humane Studies, affiliate of George Mason University.  I must say that all five of my offspring have made me feel success, as a mother and grandmother, being high achievers and contributors to our world.  

After "empty nest" I spent ten years as Denton County's American Heart Association's Jump Rope For Heart Chairperson.  This was followed by six years with Ann's Haven, Denton's first hospice, as a direct care volunteer, taking oral histories and giving follow up bereavement support.  I wrote, and illustrated with drawings, a journal about my experiences with the fifteen families I was honored to serve.  This text became a training tool for volunteers at several hospices.  After 9/11, a project called The World Trade Center/Pentagon/Pennsylvania Memorial Quilt took life and I was thrilled to be invited to photograph the opening display in Seattle.  Those images are on my website and were turned into a pictorial documentation of the event.  It was a worldwide project initiated by a young woman in Arizona who unfortunately did not live to see the beautiful finale.  I have met some exceptionally inspirational people through the years!  

I faced my fears and learned to swim (kinda) and became one of the first women in Texas to earn the CHL.  I invested in a beautiful (licensed) M16 and sold it five years later for double what I spent which provided the funds for my cameras, lighting, and other photo equipment.  Portrait photography is so much fun!  Now I live quietly in an "active adult" community involved with Support Our Troops (secretary 8 yrs.), book and photo clubs.  I no longer quilt, but still crochet.  I was nudged into "mini baby" sculpting by Lynn (Oelerich Buonviri) and their "portraits" are also on my website.  

Life really has been good to me.  I have been fortunate to be able to vacation in the mountains of Colorado, raft the Snake River, enjoy summer in Alaska, stroll Cannon Beach, do "jaw drops" taking in Nature at Yellowstone, the Sierras, and Calgary/Banff.  I experienced the fragrance of strawberry fields while driving the San Joaquin Valley, lived on Cedar Creek Lake, fished for breakfast, ate steak and lobster while tent camping at Caddo Lake, rode in Rolling Thunder, and I learn something new almost every day.  "PEACE" is my favorite word and I wish all of you just that, whatever it means to you.  Disappointed not to be among you for our 50th reunion, but the lesson learned is that I am not in charge!  
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Charles (Jack) Overman, III
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October 28, 1946 Pensacola FL US 32504 Attorney Married 3 2014-08-28 22:34:26
The enjoyment of reading stories of my classmates prompts me to throw together what I have been doing for the last 50 years. I knew back in high school that I would regret not taking typing. I did make my kids take it.

Being reared a Gator, I headed to Gainesville. My oldest sister, Mary Anne, and cousin, Don Knapp, PHS '63, were there. Don played fullback behind Steve Spurrier. I started off in a special program for a math degree. Not liking it, I switched to engineering and while considering aerospace, I co-oped with The Boeing Company in New Orleans working on the Saturn V booster rocket in the Apollo space program. An interest in physics eventually led me to graduate in 1969 with B.S. in Nuclear Engineering Sciences. I completed courses for my M.S. in nuclear engineering while considering law school. My intent was to combine engineering and law in a career in Washington until the birth of my first son changed where I believed the Lord wanted us to rear our children. Receiving my Gator J.D. Law degree in June, 1973, I sat for the bar exam that summer. Hell of a test. Mercy, it was hard and I was thankful to pass.

On the social side in 1968, I married Pat Jernigan, PHS '66. We started dating in 1964 at which time our fun of collecting penguins began.  Pat graduated at UF in elementary education with high honors which I certainly did not do. We never compared grades but I always told her my stuff was harder...much harder.

Pat and I were blessed with three great kids. 99.999% of the credit goes to Pat for how well our kids turned out. The kids get the other .001%. None of them had a normal entry into the world.  Charles (Chad) Henry Overman, IV was born 9 weeks early at 3.5 pounds in 1971.  My claim to fame was my unplanned solo delivery of my daughter, Becky, at home on the couch in 1974. My response to Pat leaping out of bed at 1:30 a.m. saying her water had broken and what should she do was ... "My God get off the carpet." Hey, I am a sensitive guy so I then added that she could get in the bathroom. Made sense to me. I was glad she knew what she was doing. I certainly would have paid more attention in lamaze class had I any idea of what was coming. Beth Barrineau Gowing, PHS '66, a nurse, and husband, Bob, came over afterwards to help us get to Baptist Hospital.  Youngest son, Tommy, was born on Sunday morning, New Years day 1978. There were just two nurses with me at his birth and I elected to take pictures and let one of the nurses catch him.  We got the doctor after the event! Pat had less total labor and delivery time in all three births combined than most women have with one birth. When ready she was ready!

Chad continues the the UF engineering tradition of my grandfather, father and me with his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering. He is presently the director of the UF electronics communications lab on campus. He and wife, Annie have kids, Henry and Emalyn. Becky is married to Jeremy Morrison and lives in Maggie Valley, N.C. with kids, Jonas, Nyla and Ora. Tommy with a UWF computer management degree works here in P'Cola. He and wife, Melody, have two girls, Makenna and Alexis. 

In 1983 our family was rocked with Pat's diagnosis of systemic lupus. After seven weeks that summer in the hospital and missing half a school year, Pat returned to teaching school while dealing with lupus. She did not let lupus keep her down too much. Pat died rather suddenly in 1994. We were so thankful to be in P'Cola where family and friends could help when needed...and they did.

I remarried in 1996 to Barbara Hughes Starr, PHS '68. She is a Bama grad (help me!!) and is a high school math teacher. She was at Tate High for 35+ years and is now at Pine Forest High. She is a great teacher, however students are getting more unruly. I tell her that I have forgotten more math than she will ever know.

I have practiced civil law in P'Cola for 40 years, starting at Beggs & Lane and currently at NWFl Legal Sevices. I do mostly real property related things including defending many mortgage foreclosures. Barbara goes to Gator games with me and wears orange and blue except when we play Alabama. I don't understand. My mother was an FSU grad and only worn O & B no matter who we played!  I enjoy golfing, traveling, singing, umpiring and generally staying busy...with grandkids when possible.  Although I sang bass at PHS in the chorus and The Voices, I am now elevated to a first tenor in the First Baptist Church choir...a controlled scream as I call it! I remain fairly active having run four marathons and continuing to umpire high school and college baseball. In my 30 years of umpiring I have called many PHS games even though I didn't play there. 

My all time favorite question posed to me was when visiting with Jackie Aultman Blancheri and her dad, Uncle Ben, following his receipt of the news that he did not have much time left to live. While discussing our lives since PHS days, Jackie said she wanted to ask me a question. Sure, I said.  "I don't recall you being  much of a student in high school so how did you get an engineering degree and a law degree?" You may wonder as well. As I told Jackie, I am still not much of a student so I worked as hard as I could in college. Figured I had better give it my best shot...however, let it be known that I never missed a Gator football game, no matter how behind I might have been in my studies. After all, you have to have your priorities in life!

My life has been well blessed thus far. Might not have been what I would have planned for myself but I am thankful, with no complaints. I pray the same for each of you.
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Charles A. "Chuck" Holland
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August 19, 1946 Valrico FL US 33596 Retired Married 3 2014-07-30 23:27:30
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Cherie Whetstone (Hutton)
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August 11, 1946 Tuscaloosa AL US 35406 Married 2 2014-08-28 22:29:10
After PHS, I attended PJC. I received my BS from the University of Alabama. From there, I headed to the University of Tennessee where I completed my MS and PhD degrees and met my husband, Wayne. We have been married 45 years and have two sons, two grandsons, and three granddaughters. Wayne and I are both retired and spend our time traveling and visiting with family and friends. Life is good. 
In my professional life, I was on the faculties of Cornell University, the Universities of Alabama, Maryland, and Illinois. I also was a real estate agent and manager in the Washington DC  area. 
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David Timbie
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New York NY 10128 Missionary Married 4 2014-08-08 00:21:51
After high school, I went to the University of Tennesse and received my degree in Public Administration and a Commission in the Army.  I spent the next 4 years seeing the world (including Viet Nam) and ended up in Washington, DC.  I took a job at Arlington County, VA and worked there for almost 17 years.  In 1977, I married Giselle and we raised 4 wonderful children.  In 1991, I joined Campus Crusade for Christ.  I was assigned first to Egypt for 9 years, then to Paris for 5 years from where I ministered in 29 countries, and finally to New York City in 2007, where I minister to diplomats at the United Nations.  I look forward to seeing my friends I have not seen in 50 years. Send David a MessageSend David a Message
Don Hensarling
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Land O Lakes FL US 34638 Retired Married 2 2014-08-27 23:11:09
Married Catherine Brent Watson, of Catholic High, in my senior year of college (1969). We moved to Houston, TX for 12 years then back to FL and settled in Tampa. There I owned a State Farm Ins. agency for 20 years before retiring in 2001. Aftter retiring we traveled the country in an RV full time for 3+ years before once again comming back to Tampa.
I have been very active in the Conservative Liberty Movement for the last six years both as a State leader and a Nation a leader of major Tea Parties as well as being active in the conservative end of the GOP.
Cathy and I have two great children, one living in Tampa and one in Australia, and three fantastic grandchildren. I am a christian.
I am a two time cancer survivor and a bypass survivor.
"God Bless America"! 
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Donna Ward (Engel)
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March 26, 1946 Granbury TX US 76049 Married 3 2014-08-28 22:30:02
After PHS I attended Pensacola Junior College for 2 years and later graduated from UWF with a degree in History and Education.  I taught school for a few years while on the move with my Navy Pilot husband.  While we were living in Newport, Rhode Island I began working in education with abused and neglected youth.  Feeling that I had found my niche in social work, I decided to return to school to get my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work.  I started my studies at Rhode Island College, but finished at Virginia Commonwealth University as we were on the move again, this time to Quantico, Va.  While living in Virginia I first worked in a pshchiatric hospital doing admission assessments and group therapies.  Later I was Director of Admissions and Social Services at a large
nursing and rehabilitation center.  And, part-time, I worked as an interviewer in a large Twin Study program being conducted by the Medical College of Virginia.
After my husband retired from the Navy, his new job at Computer Sciences Corporation, and later, Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics, required that we move to the Ft Worth, Texas, area.  By now my youngest son was graduating from college at William & Mary and I decided to retire.  Although I was playing tennis and volunteering in my community after moving to Texas, I was restless and still wanted to be doing more.  At this time I had an opportunity to purchase a cosmetic business from a woman reallly wanting to retire.  Since I had no retail experience, I thought this would be a safe business for me to get into as most women do want their cosmetics!  My husband started calling this new job a "hobby."  However, after acquiring two more cosmetic studios I have to say that this venture has not been a hobby, but alot of work.  In the beginning, I didn't fully realize what I was getting myself into, but I can say now that these past few years I've learned what it takes to operate a successful retail business and keep my employees happy and productive.  Now I'm looking at retirement - for real this time - and hopefully finding my way back to the Pensacola area.  Greg and I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  We really want to spend as much time as we can with them.  Daughter Valerie and family live in Richmond, Virginia.  Son Timothy and family live in Wilmington, Delaware, and son Donald and family live in California.  Thanks to Emily and all of the reunion committee for a great 50th reunion.  It was wonderful getting back to Pensacola for a short time and seeing classmates again.
 
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Dorrine Randall (Evans)
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Tulsa OK Single 2 2014-08-28 22:55:52
Hi everyone and a big thanks to a wonderful committee!  I joined the Navy after graduation and trained and became a dental assistant.  Married a Navy man who moved into the corporate world as I stayed at home with our two boys! we moved numerous times from Florida to Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, NJ, PA, CA and OK.  Whew.  We are no longer together but I have had a wonderful life.  After marriage I worked for 17 years for Dollar/Thrifty Automotive group and now at Oklahoma Methodist Manor.  Truly a blessed person with two caring sons (in CA and PA) and four fantastic grandsons.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!   Send Dorrine a MessageSend Dorrine a Message
Emily Eggart (James)
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February 13, 1946 Naples FL US 34102 artist www.EmilyJamesArt.com Married 2 2014-08-27 22:49:18
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Emily Vick (Rogers)
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June 02, 1946 US 32514 Retired middle school teacher Married 2 2014-08-28 22:40:42
I attended PJC for two years after high school.  Then graduated in '68 from Florida State with a degree in Elementary Education.  I returned to Pensacola where I taught at Hobbs Middle School when it opened as the first middle school in this area.  I married Gary, a Navy pilot, in 1971.  In 1978, he joined Michelin Tire Corporation.  During the next 34 years I lived in 4 countries, (overseas 5 times), 6 states, 17 cities, and 28 homes, (owned 8).  I said "I" becaused Gary lived overseas without me a good many times during those years so his totals are much higher. I actually managed to spend fourteen years in the Greenville, SC area where I taught at Bryson Middle School.  During our time there I got very involved in theatre at South Carolina Children's Theatre as prop and stage manager.  I spent much of my time creating and building props and set pieces. I then produced two plays at the local high school and stayed on as set designer and builder (yes, I have my own set of power tools) for three more years. 

Gary and I have two beautiful, talented, and intelligent daughters, Jennifer and Katie.  I also have a precious, beautiful, talented, and intelligent granddaughter, Emily B., and two granddogs!

 I told Gary when I married him that I would follow him anywhere, but he would have to bring me home to the beaches when we retired.  He did just that!  We moved back here in 2004 and I have loved getting back together with old friends and classmates. 

 
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Gary Rannefeld
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Dixon CA US 95620 Retired Engineer & Farmer Married 2 2014-07-28 09:28:08
[Warning: I’m doing Lynn Oelerich (Buonviri) a favor by writing a profile that’s even longer than hers.  :^]

After graduation from PHS, I left to attend Georgia Tech that summer.  In 1965 my parents moved to north Alabama (Decatur), so any regular contact with Pensacola ended at that point.  I graduated from Tech as an electrical engineer in the spring of 1969 and immediately took a job at the Chevron refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In 1971 I married Carolyn, a California native who happened to be living in the apartment directly above mine when I arrived.  If there were to be any delay in our meeting each other there, that quickly ended when the water pipes from Carolyn’s apartment began leaking down into mine.

Much to the dismay of all four parents and many of our friends, we left the East Bay in 1972 and moved to Davis, California, so I could attend UC-Davis for the study of agricultural science and management.  I graduated with another BS degree in 1974 and went farming while Carolyn continued to work as a teacher, spending the majority of her career teaching at the Catholic K-8 school in Davis.  Our farm eventually consisted of 700 acres of row-crops south of nearby Dixon where I grew sugar beets, sunflower seed, corn, wheat and dry beans.  In 1977 we moved from Davis to Dixon where we could be nearer to the business and we still live in Dixon today, 37 years later.  Carolyn and I celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary this year.

Somewhere in there we had two daughters, now 39 and 35, and between their two families we now have four granddaughters, the newest one just born this Fourth of July.

Farming took a big downturn in the mid-1980’s with very low crop prices, high interest rates on borrowed money and, in this area, several very wet springs that kept us out of the fields until late May, well after the prime planting season for many crops.  After three years of losses, we decided to say good-bye to our landlords, liquidate our equipment and pay off our crop loan if we could.  We managed to keep our home, but after the bank was satisfied, there really wasn’t much left.  Fortunately the rest of the economy was still in pretty good shape.

Using my somewhat dormant engineering training, I went to work for Tuthill Corporation (Chicago) as chief engineer of their California division, a precision pump manufacturer.  I later worked as a technical representative for their Bay Area distributor until I retired in 2012.

In addition to a couple of car restoration projects that took many more years than I could have imagined beforehand, I am now one of about 600 volunteer docents at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.

Whatever happened to all the years?  I’ve heard bits and pieces of past reunions, but I’m really looking forward to this 50th reunion with everyone.  See you soon.
 
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George Engstrom
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October 09, 1946 Milton FL US 32583 Retired Married 2 2014-08-27 22:53:00
Hello, classmates.  By way of history, after I graduated from PHS, I attended Auburn University on an NROTC scholarship, graduating and getting my commission in 1968.  I then started flight training, earning my wings in 1969.  I served in the Navy for 26 years and retired as a Commander in 1994.  I went back to work in 1999 at Eglin AFB as a government contractor, retiring for good in 2013.  Now every day is Saturday - the only good thing about getting old. 

 
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Jan Owens
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December 23, 1946 Kansas City MO US 64157 National Secretary-Treasurer Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars ladiesauxvfw.org Widowed 2 2014-08-28 22:53:40
I am sorry to have missed the reunion, it sounds wonderful. After a long career as Vice President of a Buick, Pontiac , GMC dealership and retirement, I am serving my passion and loving everyday. I travel a lot and work everyday in a second career ...making the world a better place for those who have served our country and their families. Send Jan a MessageSend Jan a Message
Janis Choat (Blocher)
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November 11, 1946 Mobile AL 36693 Married 2 2014-07-30 23:28:19
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Jeanie Rogers (Requa-Pfau)
January 24, 1946 Kingston GA 30145 Chiropractor Married 3 2014-12-02 16:07:02
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Jill Ivey (Kalina)
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December 15 Kennesaw GA US 30152 Retired Educator Divorced 1 2014-08-27 22:44:59
After graduation from FSU in 1970, I moved to Atlanta and began a teaching career in the Cobb County School District.  I was a business teacher, AP, high school principal, Area Assistant Superintendent, and Chief Academic Officer - also served as interim superintendent for 4 months.  I retired from Cobb in 2008 after 38 years and still keep my hand in education through consulting work.  My hobby is traveling and I have had many great experiences all over the world in the last 10 years.  Send Jill a MessageSend Jill a Message
Jim Luis (Parham)
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September 19, 1946 Hokes Bluff AL US 35903 Retired Married 3 2014-08-28 22:36:48
After PHS, I went to PJC for 2 years, then to Auburn. Gage Woodward and George Engstrom were already there as 2nd Class Midshipmen on Navy Scholarship. I followed.  They were nice to me. That was good. I would run into them again.  At Auburn went to jump (parachute) school, selected Battalion Commander, got 2 degrees, commissioned and married Marsha Ford of Hokes Bluff, Alabama at St. Dunstans, just across from Toomer's Corner. A good 4 years.  I bleed Orange and Blue and 45 years later still with Marsha. Per the family, she’s a Saint …. 


The next decade or so we had 12 duty stations including Vietnam, my one ship (USS Ogden), 2 tours in Monterey Ca, and almost 4 years in Scotland, our Camelot tour as we call it. During that time we had 3 wonderful children now all 40+. All have graduate degrees. They are good kids. 
 
In 1982, the Navy sent us to Newport RI, where we bought a house where we still stay winter and fall. Ran into George E again at the War College where he was a student and I was on faculty. Gage and I crossed paths while he was Supply Officer (SUPPO) for the Navy’s Education and Training and I was SUPPO for Newport. Retired from the Navy after 20 years in 1990.
 
Following Navy retirement, I took a job as CFO for New Bedford Mass. Worked for a couple of Mayors for about 5 years and then spent a decade teaching mostly economics courses for UMASS (University of Massachusetts). 
 
About 2005 we retired for good, bought a house in Hokes Bluff Alabama where wife Marsha was born.  Inherited another house where Marsha’s family (Ford) has been for over 150 years. The house is on Ford and Main street on a vineyard with 14 pecan trees. We will probably retire there some day but for now we snow bird between Bama (winter/spring) and RI  (summer/fall). We love both places. RI is beautiful in the summer and our youngest son Joe lives here, having married a most lovely gal who has given us 3 Sausages—Significant Other Step Grandchildren. And just about the time of the reunion, another Grandson is due. Soooooo….that is why we will miss the reunion. Mixed emotions, having thoroughly enjoyed the Class of 64 turns 64.
We get to Pensacola often as my mom is in a nursing home there. I also do that Double Bridge run from Pensacola to Santa Rosa and a 5K swim to Gulf Breeze. In fact when I signed up a few years ago, there was  Jackie Pryor Sykes, whose name starts with P so we were in the same home room, a half century ago.
If you are in our Pcola hometown, stop by one of the races and say hello. I’m active in several running and swimming groups in Bama and RI and even California where our eldest Teresa is a librarian in the Bay area and a son (Dr. Parham) is a prof in the LA area. We’ll be visiting there for sure as another Grandson is due in December.  
Meanwhile I’ll close and wish all a great reunion! We look forward to hearing all about it and seeing pics. Finally a special thanks to Emily Vick Rogers who has done so much to make this Reunion happen.  
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Judy Campbell (Greunke)
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April 11, 1946 Pensacola FL US 32526 Retired High School teacher Married 2 2014-07-30 23:26:41
Following graduation, I attended and graduated from PJC in '66 and FSU in '68.   In December of 1968, I married Jim (c/o '65 Escambia).  We have two grown sons, one of whom is married with 2 children of his own...my precious grandkids.  In 1975, I earned my MEd from UWF.  I interned and taught at Woodham HS my entire career, retiring 10 years ago in 2004.  Jim retired as the Administrative Officer of NAS, a civil servant position, in 2005.  We both are lifelong church musicians, though Jim retired this past Easter.  I am currently the organist, handbell director, and Sunday School Music Director at Immanuel Lutheran Church, downtown.  When we have time, we enjoy traveling to the North GA Mountains near Helen, GA, and staying in our 5th wheel "cabin"!  Send Judy a MessageSend Judy a Message
Keith Kenney
January 29, 1946 Pensacola FL US 32504 Retired Sales Rep Married 2 2014-10-14 12:11:45
Hello Classmates!! It was great seeing all my old friends at the reunion. Thanks to all who worked so hard to put it together! Well, here goes. After spending two summers in summer school to graduate with the rest of you, I went straight to PJC. Not the place I should have gone. Probalby should have been a plumber or electrician because I was sure no scholar. Funny how fate drives where you go and what you do. After being put on permanent academic dismissal at PJC after 3 terms, I started my first career at Jarman Shoes in Gayfers, starting at the Town & Country store. From there I was made manager of the shoe department and went on  to manage several other locations, Mobile, Biloxi and Jacksonville.  While I was in Mobile I married a local girl, Evelyn and we have two children Chris and Cheryl. While in Jacksonville, Mom and Dad convinced me to move back to Pensacola and go back to school.  We did and while working at PJC during the day , I attended classes at night and finally recieved my Associate of Arts degree in Business and Marketing!!  Yeah!! Now I'm going to be rolling in the Dough?  Yeah, right! After searching diligently for something outside of retail ( long hours and weekends) I ended going back to work, this time, for Gayfers- Second Career- as a Mens Clothing Buyer at Cordova Mall Gayfers. After a short stent there, I was transfered to Mobile Springdale Gayfers  and then later to Jubilee Gayfers on the Eastern Shore. After 10 years of retail I decide to try something else. Third Career- Metropolitan Insurance salesman! That didn't last long. Worse hours than retail and trying to tell everyone they were going to die got to be a downer. Fourth Career- Salesman for a comapny selling document management solutions to the medical comminity. That turned out to be my calling and I worked for 25 years, selling folders, shelving, microfilming and scanning services in the panhandle of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. The company sold to a coorporate entity out of Tennessee and we were all hired. Three years later, after they had gotten all my knowledge I was involuntary retired! It was a good thing and I was ready! Sold the house in Mobile and moved back to Pensacola where I'm close to my soon to be 95 year old Mother and my two kids. Glad to be HOME!!!  End of my story! Sorry to be so long winded.
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Lynda Moyer (Kalb)
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July 30, 1946 Chesterfield MO US 63017 Retired singer and vocal teacher Married 2 2014-08-10 15:18:52
After PHS, I spent a year at FSU as a voice major/piano minor, rooming with my best buddy, Marilyn Wolf. I transferred to East Carolina University and changed majors to Drama and Dance. Upon graduation in 1968, I worked at Atlanta's Theatre Under the Stars, then went to NYC, where I did a Broadway show and the first national tour of "The Apple Tree." This was followed by summer stock with Cape Cod Melody Circuit before I left on a USO tour to Guam. I loved it there and stayed on singing in one of the touristy hotels.

In 1971, I returned to the US, appearing in a number of musicals and singing with Johnny Vaughn's Orchestras. One of the most fun experiences was being lead singer for the Las Vegas Folies Begere of the Tropicana!! I should post a picture!! Shortly afterward, I began my cabaret career in San Francisco. Over the next twelve years or so I built a strong following and received numerous awards from the San Francisco Council on Entertainment, including "Outstanding Female Vocalist" three times, "Entertainer of the Year," and others. 

It was during this time that I met and married my second husband, Ron Kalb. I continued performing until our children reached school age, when I began teaching musical theatre for children ages 6-10 years. This expanded into Stars Vocal Academy, which I owned and operated for twenty years in the San Francisco Bay Area. I "retired" five years ago when we moved to St. Louis.

 We have two children, Lisa (a singing teacher in the St. Louis area) and Darren (a Financial Planner with Polaris Wealth Advisers in San Francisco). Lisa and her husband have given us a beautiful grand daughter, who we absolutely adore and spoil at every opportunity.

My only singing now is in the church choir. I'm currently President of my P.E.O. Sisterhood chapter in St. Louis and pour my heart and soul into that organization. Are there any classmates who are P.E.O. Sisters?

I thank God daily for the many blessings in my life. 

P.S. I will miss seeing all of you at the reunion!! I'll be thinking of you!
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Lynn Oelerich (Buonviri)
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Leonardtown MD US 20650 Retired IT System Admin/Math Teacher Married 2 2014-08-28 22:40:00
After graduation in 1964 I attended Auburn University and roomed with Carol Van Metre until I married Tom Wagner and roomed with him the rest of my time there until graduation in 1967 with a degree in Mathematics, minors in German and Secondary Education.  He and I both went to work for NASA/Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama, where I was a Fortran IV programmer for the Apollo program until he joined the USAF in 1968.  
      He became an F4 pilot and served 2 tours in Thailand during the Viet Nam War.  We had 2 sons and lived in San Antonio, Texas, Tampa, Florida, Goldsboro, North Carolina.  He then got out of the service and we moved to Atlanta, Georgia, for 3 years.  He went back into the service in the USMC as a pilot, and we moved to Beaufort, South Carolina.  From there we moved to Beeville, Texas, where I bagan my teaching career.  After 3 years there we moved to Lexington Park, Maryland, and we eventually divorced in 1985.  
       I married my second husband, Mike Buonviri, in 1986, and we are both former math teachers....BORING!  We are both retired now, he after teaching math 40 years, and me after teaching and then returning to IT for the school system for the final 11 years of my career.  He is an avid bicyclist and rides nearly every day, despite the heat, cold, rain, snow, etc....
       Now I volunteer as a docent at the Surratt Tavern in Clinton, and at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House in Waldorf, both in Maryland.  I collect dolls, give historical programs with them, do historical research and write articles and even one book entitled, "Mary's Story," the story of Mary Surratt. Bonnie Weber Glod conspired with me to do the photography and cover on that and the photo of me attached.
      Currently I am researching and writing about the local folklore covering a witch by the name of Moll Dyer, and this has taken on a life of its own with a series on The Weather Channel involving weather related legends that is supposed to premier in October.  
      I must have ADHD since my resume goes in so many directions, but I do manage to keep learning and educating along the way.  I look forward to seeing everyone in August and catching up with so many with interesting stories to tell!  This is much too long....I should hit the delete key for 5 minutes.
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Madlyn Barry (Ruch)
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Fordland MO US 65652 Ordained Miniser/Pastor/Published Author www.revmadlynbarryruch.com Married 7 2014-08-26 23:04:19
Greetings Friends:
It is hard to believe that it has been 50 years since I have seen most of you. These years have just flown by. I married after graduation and moved to the San Francisco Bay area where I began both nurses training and a family! I have been in nursing for 48 years and an RN for 40 years but actively worked in that profession until 1995, when I moved to Missouri to become a Dairy Farmer. My young daughter, Sara, and I learned how to milk and care for our dairy cows while I went back to school to complete my BS degree in agriculture. After graduation, I was going to Vet School. However, God called me into the ministry instead. So, once again, I changed direction and headed off to seminary.

I attended Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY where I earned the Master of Divinity Degree and the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree. After that, I attended Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA where I earned the Doctor of Ministry, Pastoral Leadership degree. I stopped there! No more school for me!

I served as a local church pastor in the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church until we moved to Missouri in 2013. While I transferred my ministry credentials to the Missouri Conference of the UMC, God called me into community missions where I serve now. David, my husband, and I live at Promised Land Farms where we founded Promised Land Ministries and Promised Land Community Chapel where I serve as pastor. Our ministry takes us into the local rural, and mostly Amish, community where we minister in a non-denominational 'prairie' setting, mostly to the unchurched.

I have written and published my first book: "Back on the Farm: Inspirational Short Stories and Songs", which can be purchased at all major online book retailers and ordered through any of your favorite bookstores. I am now working on two additional books.  I know you will find one of them especially entertaining: "Pastor's Aren't Perfect: The Escape From Pensacola". This book is being written by special request from my children (hahaha) to show that pastor's make really stupid mistakes, decisions and judgments just like everyone else. You'll have to buy the book to see what some of those were! These books will be released in 2015. I'll be running ads on facebook and my website so please visit these sites.

I am married to David (2005) and we have 7 living children and 1 daughter deceased at age 9. We also have 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren!

See you all soon and if you are ever in Springfield/Branson, MO area, come vsit 'The Promied Land'! Blessings all!
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Marilyn Wolf (Peterson)
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March 12, 1946 Gainesville FL US 32606-4267 retired lawyer-mediator Widowed 2014-08-13 10:56:40
Oh Dear Classmates of 1964!
When browsing through the Annonas, it seems as though ♫ “the Way We Were” ♫ happened just 3 weeks ago! Then the phone rings or the TV blares, and Whoops! We’re right here in 2014!  For the inquiring, here is a sketch of my doings (and undoings) between the 50-year goal posts.
          After a language traveling education at FSU and a BA in Spanish in 1968, I taught Spanish for a year at Woodham HS. Then I ran off to Middlebury, VT College and Madrid, Spain for a year to return to Gulf Breeze High to teach for the next three years. I took many of my students to Madrid for summer courses every year, and in 1972 I was privileged to chaperone 9 Pensacola area students on a successful POW-MIA mission trip to Paris (where the Viet Nam Peace Talks were taking place).
          Law school called me to Gainesville in 1973. Yes, the Gators of UF bestowed upon me a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1976, and I practiced my first year of law with Frank Bozeman at the Pensacola office of Tampa’s Carlton, Fields, and Ward law firm. [Please note that I love both of my alma mater Gators and Noles. I have the grand privilege of getting to be schizophrenic at the end of each November to cheer for whichever team is ahead!]
But I returned to Gainesville due to my third marriage to the same man, a tax law author and professor named Jack.  And yes, my third divorce from the same man Jack occurred in 1977. Three D’s in 3 years. Hold the longer story for a later novel. The short story is that at least my Triple Ex gave me on-the-job training for a fascinating family law practice and served as rehearsals for the REAL THING …
My real hero, the love of my life, my deputy sheriff bailiff, Pete Peterson, was my real devoted husband, who had the courage to marry me in 1982, wake me gently with a cup of coffee every morning, and irrespective of the grueling demands of the family law courtrooms, kept me laughing for the next 25 years, until his Christ-filled passing in 2006.   
Petesy and I did not have children of our own together. However, Petesy’s daughter Donna and his son Jeff from his first wife Reeta (my favorite wife-in-law) are embraced as my own children. And Pete’s grandsons Jordan in LA and Randall (with Virginia) in Munich remain close to their “Granmere”.  
I let God direct my path after losing Petesy. He chatted with me and reminded me of the seemingly stress-free good times that I had enjoyed at PHS and FSU. He said, “As you prepare to retire soon, get thyself back to your music, your piano, your Spanish and travels.” So, in 2007 I headed back to my good ole Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to rejoin the outstanding choir there. I signed up for the Cuba Committee so as to brush up on my Spanish. I befriended the new “lady priest” our Rector, the Rev. Louanne Loch, and helped her other food prep and party ministries for newcomers, parishioners, the disadvantaged and homeless.
In 2010 I was blessed with another God-touch. When woefully sick in Havana, I was awakened by the newly ordained Bishop of Cuba, Griselda, the first and only woman diocesan bishop of all Latin America. Followed by her personal physician, she personally came to my cot in the Cathedral dorm to tend to me medically. A few months later I was called to Jacksonville to interpret for Griselda as she met our Diocese of Florida bishops and deans. With one more lunch and a shopping spree, our friendship was sealed, sisters of different cultures yet sisters in Christ. For the past 4 years I am loving every minute of traveling with the Bishop and her husband Gerardo as their interpreter and assistant throughout the US and England. I have also guided mission tours to Cuba on numerous occasions. For the next 4 or 5 years, I will be the US Project manager on raising funds and organizing mission groups to help build Camp Blankingship (up to 180 beds) in the middle of Cuba. This dream location near Santa Clara was purchased by the last American Bishop in Cuba before the Revolution, Hugo Blankingship. Fascinating history.  More later if you are interested.
Looking back on our joint beginnings 50 years ago, I am awed by the blessings we have been granted. I am so looking forward to seeing all of you and will sorely miss those who can’t make it (Lynda Moyer – I still have your Voices record jacket!! Surely wish you would come and get it! ). At least we have this website for keeping up with each other after the 50th. THANK YOU EMILY VICK ROGERS for the miracles of 64 in 2014! Let’s all keep the treasure of our Tiger heritage going. Do I hear a motion to start the 5-years on the 5th year reunions, starting in 2015 or 2020?
 
 
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Marshall Woody (Arrich)
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April 16, 1946 Seminole AL 36574 Retired Married 2014-08-28 22:38:37
After graduation I went to MSCW in COlumbus, Miss. I then came back to Pensacola and started work at Southern Bell where I stayed for thirty years. I retired after reaching my thirty years. I married John Arrich in March of 1981.
 
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MaryAnne McDavid (Cable)
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September 17, 1946 Raleigh NC US 27614 Retired dietitian Married 6 2014-08-08 00:17:03
I graduated in Food and Nutrition from FSU in 1968. In 1969 I completed a dietetic internship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. My first job was in Trenton, NJ where I met my first husband. We married and moved up and down the east coast settling in upstate New York where we raised two boys. We moved to North Carolina and divorced. I worked at the VA Medical Center in Durham for 22 years and retired in 2008 . In 2001 I married Charlie Cable who is retired Air force and was working at the VA as a radiologic tech. He has four grown boys. He is retired and we like to travel and spend time with the six boys, four daughter-in-laws (soon to be five) and eight grand children who all  live within 30 minutes of us (two next door). I have enjoyed reading updates and am looking forward to seeing everyone Send MaryAnne a MessageSend MaryAnne a Message
Melanie Duffey (Hutto)
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Hendersonville NC US 28793 Retired Married 2 2014-08-28 22:56:44
Even after so many years of little or no contact with all of you, I recall the wonderful years at PHS, all of you, and living in Pensacola! I wish I could be there for the reunion, but I am already aiming for the next one. It is surprising to me that I have been back to the Gulf Coast so few times; the loss is mine. Life pulled me in other directions, like some of the rest of you. My family moved from Pensacola while I was in college, so "going home" meant going to a town that was not Pensacola. David and I married after I graduated, and subsequently moved to Virginia, then on to several other states, reared two boys, and worked in university administrative positions. Somewhere along the way, I earned a Ph.D. in rehabilitation research. From then on, I obtained federal grants for research and development in that field, traveled a lot for work, developed curriculum in the areas of math and language arts for young children, and finished up teaching at the graduate level and as department chair. I retired in 2011, and I happily fill my days with travel, grandchildren (2), church work, card-making, reading, walking in beautiful mountains, and laughing with my husband of 46 years. I would enjoy hearing more about-- and hearing from-- any of you. Have a great weekend! Send Melanie a MessageSend Melanie a Message
Reynolds Tharp
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December 22, 1945 TX Realtor Married 2 2014-08-28 22:41:30
Best to all, I had a wonderful three years in Pensacola and great memories of the many nice people I was able to meet. Special love to my wonderful cousin Emily Vick.  Hope your time together at this reunion is a blast.
Richard Foote
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August 04, 1945 Fairhope AL US 36532 Relationship Manager Married 2 2014-08-27 22:47:54
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Rodney Rich
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November 25, 1946 Gulf Breeze FL US 32561 business owner Rodney Rich & Company Married 2 2014-08-08 00:19:18
After graduating from FSU in 1968, i returned to Pensacola in the insurance and investment business. I was active in numerous civic groups ultimately being elected to the International Board of Sertoma.
I married  a gal "from the other side of the tracks-Escambia", Kricket, and we have two grown children who both followed me educationally and graduated from FSU. Chad works with me in my employee benefits and investment firm as we service clients regionally from our offices in downtown Pensacola. Rebekah is working with a research fim in Jacksonville. Chad's kids, our two grandkids, the lights of our life, live in Gulf Breeze as do we.
We enjoy travel, people, wine and spend alot of time involved with community projects to make Pensacola a better place, and of course stay involved with all aspects of FSU.
Look forward to seeing everyone and hope those who have not been here in a while take the time to see the new vibrant community Pensacola has become! 
 
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Sharon Watson (Wrynn)
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Gulf Breeze FL 32563 Elementary School Teacher/volunteer Married 2 2014-08-28 22:37:39
Hi Classmates,
Looking forward to meeting new friends and reuniting with old friends at our 50th high school reunion.
After graduation I worked as a Certified Dental Assistant, attending PJC. In 1972
I graduated from Mississippi College with my BS in education.  Married my husband, John, that year moving to San Diego, CA, lived there for 9 yrs., moved to P.I. in 1981 which was a good experience teaching for DOD schools and with opportunities for traveling throughout the Orient. Our last duty station was Paxtuent River, MD, where I substituted in our son's schools. We were only there for 2 years when John decided to retire after 20 years of active duty.  Relocated West to Collierville, TN, where John flew airplanes for FedEX.  We moved back to Pensacola 12 years ago when we decided that we wanted white sand instead of Ohio's white snow, lol.  We bought a house on PB and enjoyed beach life until we decided to build our cozy retirement home in GB.  John retired 5 years ago so we are both giving back by volunteering in our church and our community.  It is good to be back home.  We have 2 sons, Daniel, who lives in Germany giving us many opportunities to travel to Europe, and our son, David, we are happy to say lives GB.  David is the father of our 3 beautiful grandchildren.  We have been blessed...
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Shirley Norred (Barrineau)
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September 25, 1946 Trinity FL US 34655 Retired Married 1 2014-08-08 00:22:36
Shirley & Barry Barrineau
Married - 47 years
1 daughter, Blair, son-in-law Philip & 2 grandsons: Luke - 4 years & Austin - 2 years..
After our graduation from UWF, Barry received his MBA. He served as Comptroller w/PJC for 11 years. Then was offerd a position with Eastman Kodak that moved us from Pensacola to Atlanta. Then on to 2 other states - New York & Texas. The back to Atlanta for 20 years. Our daughter & her husband's jobs moved them from Atlanta to Tampa. When they began their family, we moved here 3 years ago to be near them. We love to travel, beach with the grandkids, play golf & tennis. We are blessed & life is good. Looking forward to seeing everyone @ the Reunion. Shirley & Barry.

 
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Sue Merritt (Lowman)
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July 22, 1946 Cantonment FL US 32533 Retired Teacher Widowed 4 2014-08-28 22:31:25
Reunion was great. So good to see old friends! Thank you Reunion Committee for all your hard work! Love you all! Send Sue a MessageSend Sue a Message
Ted Carskadden
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December 13, 1946 Oxford MS US 38655 Carskadden Interests Married 2 2014-08-26 22:55:27
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Tommy Turner
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Pensacola FL US 32503 Author and Consultant Married 4 2014-08-28 22:33:27
I promise I'll enter more details soon but I'm totally wrapped up in the pre-release phase of my book. 48 hour days would be most helpful right now. The Friday night event at Hemingway's was great. Good to see so many of you and I hope to talk with more of you tonight. Some have asked about getting the book and this morning I just found out it is now available on Amazon for pre-release ordering. The title is Front Porch Philosophy. Hope to see you tonight! Send Tommy a MessageSend Tommy a Message
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