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Boyden High School Class of 1959 celebrates 60th reunion

Submitted by E. F. Julian

The Boyden High School Class of 1959 celebrated its 60th reunion beginning Friday, October 11, at The Revival (Golf Course Clubhouse) at The Crescent. Forty nine guests enjoyed social time from 5:30 until 7:30 p. m.

Saturday morning a group met at the mural on W. Fisher Street at 10 a. m. for an enlightening and enjoyable downtown walking tour led by Susan Rouzer Waller.

Sixty three classmates and spouses gathered Saturday evening at the Salisbury Elk’s Lodge Club to reminisce and socialize. Tables decorated by Susan displayed gold mums adorned with black and gold ribbons, the BHS school colors of our time. The person who found a sticker on the bottom of his or her chair took home the mum.

A memorial plaque of names of 50 deceased classmates was displayed on a table at the entrance. During the opening, Perry Hood and Marilyn Benson Fisher read aloud each name.

Opening remarks were made by Charles Goldman who welcomed the guests. He then recognized and thanked the committee members : Phyllis Kennerly Beck, Judy Ann English Deal, Marilyn Benson Fisher, Perry Hood, Edith Folger Julian, Bob and Brenda Rary Miller, Linda Weant Phillips, Bob Roakes, Judy Correll Schenk, Eleanor Sifford, and Susan Rouzer Waller.

He reminded classmates to take time to look over the table that held a special collection of high school memorabilia, saved and donated by classmates, dating between 1955 – 1959. Reading long forgotten stories and articles published in our BHS newspaper, the Yellow Jacket, brought smiles, laughter, and remembrances of happy times.

Charles Goldman made the class picture of the 36 attending classmates.

Prior to dining on BBQ and all its fixings, a favorite menu of this class, and catered by Marlow’s BBQ of Salisbury, Edith Folger Julian spoke briefly on lasting friends and friendships, and the memories we’ve stored. She read a short verse from Dr. Seuss entitled “How Did It Get So Late So Soon.” In closing, she read another Seusss-ism entitled “Know When To Call It A Night.”

“Tomorrow will come / We’ll go back to our chore. / We’ll start on the road / Zigger zoofing once more. / But tonight we’ve forgotten / Our feet are so sore, / And that’s what this wonderful night is for.”

Local folks attending the reunion: Phyllis Kennerly Beck and Larry, Nelson and Barbara Bostian, Judy Ann English Deal and Harold, Linda Sink Efird, Marilyn Benson Fisher and Bill, Brenda Ritchie Fulk and Rodney, Charles and Norma Goldman, Jim and Lynn Honeycutt, Perry and Carolyn Hood, Carole Daniel Hopkins and “Hop”, Edith Folger Julian and Don, Bud and Betty Mickle, Myles and Gail Mintz, Bob and Mary Roakes, Rachel Wyatt Safrit, Judy Correll Schenk, Eleanor Sifford, Susan Rouzer Waller and Tom, Tommy and Peggy Yarbrough.

Out of town members who attended: Julie Smith Banks, Anne Caldwell Beck, Bunny Clapp Cummings, Jerry and Mary Eagle, Mike Feezor and guest, Gloria Misenheimer Goodman and Kent, Mickey and Kay Goodman, Gary and Attie Grim, Ann Herring, Judy Wood Hinkle and Richard, Dan Julian, David and Barbara Kesler, Ann Edwards Overstreet, Frank and Janis Ramsey, Pat Burleson Schawitsch and Dale, Mollie Heilig Sidner, Teresa Carrigan Simmons, Nancy Small Snider, Ed and Terry Stone.

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