Monday, December 22, 2008

Paul Schiff Shares His Conneticut Winter Wonderland

Allan... I don't know if you saw our snowstorms on television.

Attached are some photos I took at our house. Temperatures are in the 20s... but it is a winter wonderland. The driveway (400 feet) gets plowed by me sitting atop an elderly Bolens tractor. People have fun in different ways, I guess.

Feel free to share these with others.

Link To Kodak Gallery


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ladies of The Class of 1959 Take Coach Arlene Thomas Lawver To Lunch

A few of the ladies of the LHS Class of 1959 took their former physical education teacher, Arlene Thomas Lawver out for lunch at Olive Garden restaurant. Coach Thomas is featured in the photo on the left. In the photo on the right, our ladies are Charlotte Goodman Key, Shirley Scarborough DeFoor, Barbara Graddy, Annette Joiner Davis, Coach Thomas, Barbara Brantley Gandy, Sorrell Swift - Shirley's sister, Janice Ray Lyons, and Betty Toy. Mary West Futch attended, but is not in the photo.

Coach Thomas taught at Lakeland Junior High School. Go Green Hornets!  Later in life, Coach Thomas married her high school sweetheart, Lester Lawver.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Calvin Jamison - Wakulla Spring Ambassador & Sinkhole Savior

Here is a link to what I've been doing for the past 6 years or so. The video clip was made a few years ago.

Please visit the following link: Wakulla Spring

Once you are there, click on Launch the Feature (has green bar for background), then click on Protecting the Springshed. Then click on Threats and Solutions and finally Springs Ambassador.

Cal Jamison

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pete, The Green Hornet - Thanks To James Elbon

James Elbon says that he had a hand in designing Pete, The Green Hornet, for Lakeland Junior High School.  James furnished the black and white version.  I, Allan Davis, took an artist's license and added the color.  Do you remember Pete?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Party 2008 At Mary Futch's


On Saturday, December 13, 2008, at 5:00 PM, roughly 62 persons gathered for the LHS Class of 1959's Christmas party. The venue was the beautiful lakeside home of Mary Futch on Lake Lester.

We had very special guests at this party. Coaches Jim Miller and Earl Stokes, along with their wives, Donna and Elaine, attended. Also, Artie Haer and Kenny Cone from the LHS Class of 1957 attended. Lamar Hayes joined us for a second time as a guest of Leon and Rosemary Futch. Last, but not least, Sam Baca, former Lakeland police chief joined us as a guest of Hugh and Mikey Turbeville.

To view all of the photos of this event, please visit the Kodak Gallery by using the link below.

Go To Kodak Gallery

Friday, December 12, 2008

Elton & Theresa Elliott Share a Photo With The Class

Elton and Theresa Elliott have shared a photograph of themselves.  They now live in Lake Placid, Florida.  Theresa says that she is the techno-geek in the family, and she keeps Elton up-to-date.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

James Elbon Flies High

James has flown high at least twice in his life. The photo above and to the left, taken in 1983, is his Evel Knievil impersonation. The following is a link that James furnished.

TT Data Base

James also flew high in his career as a flight engineer with Saudi Arabia Airlines (see photo upper right). During his tenure with the airline, he attended a LHS Class of 1959 reunion, and got the award for traveling the greatest distance.

In James's most recent career, he is keeping his feet firmly on the ground. He freelances in low/no budget movies as a stereographer, videographer, and behind the scenes photographer. He likes being the art director's assistant the best. For more information, please follow the link below.

The Tampa Graphic Design Meetup Group

Roger Sherman Now Commander In Imperial Order Of The Dragon Of Annam

I have been awarded the Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam, rank of commander, by the Imperial House of Viet Nam. This is the imperial family suppressed by the French, and driven out by the communists. This Order was considered so important that the French Government continued its award during their dominance, after which time it was again vested in the Imperial Family. I have also been made an Imperial Baron. Of course this is all grand, especially if one lives in SE Asia, or perhaps Orange County CA, but not so much here in central Florida. Anyway I seem to be in good company and the medal is neat. Details this Saturday!! All of this and $5.00 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

An image of the Order of the Dragon of Annam is on the left.

Please visit the following link for more information..

Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam

Roger Sherman