When I reflect back on my
years in high school, I am struck by the high level of character displayed
by my classmates. They were outstanding persons, always friendly and
considerate, always ready to give a word of encouragement. I found a lot
of senior class cards on which they wrote notes to those of us they wanted
to remember. The words brought a glow of warmth, respect and reminiscence
as I read them again after so many years.
Among my classmates, there was Glenda Jean Montgomery.
She wrote, "I'll always remember you as one of the nicest and cutest boys
I've known." Her cousin James Allen Montgomery wrote, "I'll always
remember you as the guy who almost got in trouble." Marva Eulene Noblett
wrote, "Don't forget the fun we had as a class especially on the plays."
John Franklin Seiber wrote, "I will always remember you as the algebra
workingest kid I ever saw." James Dalton Leewright wrote, "Good luck and
remember me, will ya? a friend always." Roy Leon Welch wrote, "Remember
me as a friend and fellow ballplayer." Harold Wayne Jay wrote, "Remember
me as one of your friends of Moss." Janice Storts wrote, "Remember me as
a friend and senior." Bobby Gale Turner wrote, "I will remember you as a
good pal and classmate during the past nine years." Larry Hugh Richmond
wrote, "I didn't mean to bust your lip that day over at Fairview." Donal
Raymon Tynes wrote, "I will remember you as a good friend from Moss, a
good ballplayer, and a good sport." Leamon Berry wrote, I will always
remember you as a friend and classmate of Moss." Barbara Lee Richardson
wrote, "I will remember you as a friend and also a senior at Moss." Emma
Jean Combs wrote, "I will remember you as a very nice boy of our class."
Euleta Ruth Conley wrote, "I will always remember how good you were in the
Jr. and Sr. class plays." Winnie Allen wrote, "It has been a real
pleasure going to school with you. Remember me as a friend."
As a sophomore and junior, I received nice cards.
Donald L. Smith wrote, "I will remember you as a friend of Moss and a good
teammate." James Robert Martin wrote, "I'll always remember you as a
funny boy as well as a good athlete, also a good entomology man. Lots of
luck to a good friend to everyone." Donna Mae Tallant wrote, "I'll
remember you as a sweet and wonderful person." Luella Parks wrote, "I'll
always remember you as one of my best friends, a very nice boy with a
swell personality." Janice Powell wrote, "I will remember you as a sweet
and cute boy. You had the right part in the junior play." Melba Umsted
wrote, "Best wishes to the life of the junior play. You did your part
very well." Saundra Sue Summy wrote, "I will always remember you as a
very nice boy who has what it takes to be a success." Bobbie Lou Anthony
wrote, "Best of luck to a nice boy." Shirley Jo Evans wrote, "Best wishes
to a very nice and pleasant boy." Jerry Lee Pickett wrote, "You are a
good guy with a likeable personality. May you have success in life."
Marilyn Elizabeth Smith wrote, "You will be remembered as a very nice boy
of the sophomore class." Charles E. Moles wrote, "I will remember you as
a good friend at Moss." James A Carroll wrote, "I will remember you as a
good ballplayer and star in the junior class play."
Moss High School has graduated class after class after
class of outstanding students, quality individuals with wonderful
attitudes and pleasant things to say to classmates and undergraduates.
What a privilege it has been for me to be associated with so many fine
persons who went out of their way to say a good word to everyone and
especially to those who seriously needed encouragement! I honor the
students who went before me and those who accompanied me to graduation
day. My chest swells as I recall those quality times with outstanding
classmates and upper-class persons who without exception treated me in a
superlative and friendly manner. I did not really appreciate it at the
time but looking back and bringing forth the fond memories, I especially
have many treasured memories of my days, weeks and years at Moss.
Phil Keathley, Class of 1960