Twiggs County High School
Over 100 Years Ago ..... a statue was born
Over 100 years ago a Confederate statue was purchased by the Daughters of the Confederacy and was to be placed on the courthouse lawn in honor of the sons who fought and died for the states rights and preservation of the republic that was created by the founding fathers. But, the courthouse lawn was not to be
As soon as the statue arrived on the train from St Louis, a spat quickly arouse about where it was to be placed. Eventually, the stature was placed, not on the courthouse square, but on an obscure corner next to a store on the south side of Highway 80 in what was then the edge of a pasture, well away from a position of honor on the courthouse lawn. Yep, the war was still being fought in the early 1900's and it continued for almost a hundred years, long after our class graduated in 1960. But alas....... over 100 years have passed and a few funerals have occured, allowing the statue to be moved to the courthouse lawn. A more complete story will be provided after the dedication is held sometimes in early 2015. In the meantime, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, the old marble confederate has been exhumed from it temporary resting place and now proudly stands in front of the courthouse to honor all our Twiggs County soilders who fought in Mr Lincoln's War of Northern Aggression.
The Macon Telegraph July 7, 2014 … Jenna Mink, reporter
Hawthorne Named Chairwoman
Sarah Hawthorne, president and founder of AlphaSkills -- a Georgia literacy organization -- and retired educator, was recently elected as chairwoman of the board of directors for Central Georgia Technical College.
Hawthorne, a resident of Twiggs County, has served as vice chair following the July 2013 merger of the former Central Georgia Tech and Middle Georgia Technical College. She will serve a one-year term that begins July 1.
Danny Carpenter, retired superintendent for the Houston County Board of Education, was elected vice chairman.
ANNUAL GATHERING - 54th - SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014 -
UPDATE - REUNION ACCOMPLISHED!
(Sunday May 4, 2014)
The 54th year Gathering was another big success. The weather was perfect with moderate temps, low humidity, abundant sunshine, gentle breezes accompanies by 32 classmates and spouses. Food was catered by Southern Heritage BBQ from Dublin .... Of coures, southerners have never made and bad batch of bareque. But, the brunswick stew was a killer and so were all the wonderful deserts made by Arlene, Faye and Paul's Aunt Dot.
Again, Ann prepared those "so well done" videos and special picture books to preserve the memories for posterity. Many wonder? Others marvel at the story of a class reunion every year. How can one little high school class meet year after year and still enjoy a reunion as much as the first. The truth is ....... we don't! We enjoy each one more than the last. If you haven't been, you are missing what has now become a Twiggs County High School historical event. Never in the history of the school, has their been a class to have so many reunions. There's a reason. The 55th will be special but you'll never read about it, you'll never heard about. You must discover it for yourself. Mark your calendar NOW for Saturday May 2, 2015 when the TCHS of 1960 again migrates from around the country to RedHill for the 55th reunion.
The 53rd Gathering - A Big Wet Success
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The weather was windy and cool with rain coming down in buckets but it was dry in the cabin and under the outdoor tent. For the first time anyone can remember, it's the only time we've had rain on our annual Gathering.
It was another great one for the class of 60! Attendance was off a bit this year, in part because we were missing two long time and faithful couples, (Wayne & Katie and Tommie & Judy) and last minute issues stopped two couples who registered but did not attend, . Even so, we has 25 classmates and spouses in attendance. As always, those traveling the greatest distance were there, while classmates who live a stones throw down the road we no-shows! "Ain't that always the case?"
Satterfields prepared and served mounds of shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, coleslaw, pickles, bread. Arlene brought her popular made from scratch banana pudding and Faye brought one fine chocolate layer cake plus a huge platter of some of the dangest little pecan goodies you've every tasted. They were like eating popcorn but with 10.7x times the calories ... no wonder they were so good?
There were a lot of laughs, some sad memories of our losses, and a lot of stories were shared..... oh yes..... some were new, many re-told for the umpteenth time. Of couse, age and fading memories for some of us means those old stories are new again! Laughs? Family and friend gatherings usually result in more smiles and more laughs and fewer frowns. Have you ever wondered why smiles and laughs are more frequent than frowns? It's because we are fundamentally lazy. Medical trivia provides that it take 43 facial musles to frown, but only 17 to smile. It's no wonder those who always have a frown on their face appear to be so tired and worn out .... they really are!
Okay folks, mark your calender for the first Saturday in May 2014. We're gonna do it again next year, and the year after, and the year after that but it doesn't mean there's plenty of time ....... the clock is running faster these days, so promise yourself that you'll be there.
The new summer travel season is approaching....... Tell us the whole story or simply a picture and a short paragraph from your smartphone. We'll share it with classmates.
NEW.... Robert and Jeanie are back at home in Ann Arbor, MI after a motorcycle tour of a portion the US West. If you didn't follow along as the tour progressed, read about it in the Travel Log.
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"It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution." --Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia Query 19, 1781
"Let us consider, brethren, we are struggling for our best birthrights and inheritance, which being infringed, renders all our blessings precarious in their enjoyments, and, consequently triffling in their value. Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves on the ruin of this Country. Let us convince every invader of our freedom, that we will be as free as the constitution our fathers recognized, will justify."
--Samuel Adams, A State of the Rights of the Colonists, 1772
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