GARDEN HILLS BROWNIE TROOP 327 back in the 1950s - Atlanta, GA --
Plus more below !! added June, 2011
and more on North Fulton High
School's 50th Reunion, May 20, 2011 - at
the very bottom. UPDATED: January 7, 2012.
The two pictures below are of some
people, many of whom ended up at
North Fulton High School.
Many of us were in the graduating class of 1961, and this May 20, 2011
is our 50th high school reunion. Our
elementary school days were spent at Garden Hills, right next door to
North Fulton High School.
Caroline Dees sent these pictures to me, Nancy Brannen, and then I
sent to Lynn Levins who helped me
identify most of the people that Caroline and I didn't remember.
After the reunion, Carole Dial, spotted herself in
the second picture.
We hope you will look at these and share any corrections or additions
to our identification process. And, we hope
if you have more, you will scan and share with us for the record.
If you have any pictures of your Garden Hills
neighborhood images, we would love seeing them and adding them with a
brief description to this page.
Nativity Scene, identification:
Front row, left to right: Lynn Levins, Beth Lindsay, Betty Sue
Cameron, Beverly Bobo, Sarah Lyons
Middle two: Ann Mitchell, Susan Sidell
Back row: Emily Plaster, Harriet Wynn, Carolyn Merritt, Beverly
Brown, Caroline Harsh, Nancy Brannen,
Janet Harris, Caroline Dees, Pam Fulghum, Barbara Brown, Dottie Jordan.
Attempted ID of Brownie Troop 327 Band: Far Left,
Mrs. Louise Dees, Far Right, Mrs. Jennie Lee Brown.
Front row: Sarah Lyons, Nancy Brannen, Caroline Harsh, Janet
Harris, Barbara Brown, Caroline Dees, Carolyn Merritt, Susan Sidell,
Top row: Harriet Wynn, Beth Lindsay, Emily Plaster, ?maybe
Ann Mitchell ?, perhaps Beverly Brown, Carole Dial,
Dottie Jordan, Marie Barber, Pam Fulghum.
Here we go with another later (Girl Scout ?) picture sent by Carolyn
Merritt. I don't seem to be in this one, and Beverly Brown is
Wonder why? Meanwhile, with Carolyn's help, there's an attempt
below at identification. And does anyone in this picture remember
the occasion ?
Bottom row: Carolyn Merritt, Gayle Clark
Middle row: Beverly Bobo, Lynn Levins, Barbara Brown, Betty Sue
Cameron, Beth Lindsay, Dottie Jordan, Pam Fulghum
Top row: Caroline Dees, Sarah's mom, Anne Fears, maybe Vivian's
mom, Vivian Meacham, Mrs. Jennie Lee Brown, Sarah Lyons, Mrs.
Please, if you can tell me the mom's first names, I will add them.
THIS IS FUN. Please send more pictures. I went to our North
Fulton High's 50th reunion and saw many of you there. How
Dial and I talked about having a Garden Hills reunion. Lynn
Levins and Vivian Meacham visited Sarah Lyons and decided at the next
would all go out to lunch.
While at the reunion, Marcia Brooks brought the following picture from
our church days and choir from 2.5 to 5 years old (Cherub) at First
She scanned it for me and sent it to me after I got home. I have
put it below, but there are many people we cannot identify. Check
it out, and see if you know anyone.
There are 4 people we know of who were in our high school graduating
class at NF, and one who was at Grady, the same year.
UPDATE -- I received Mary Em Robinson's email address from Dot Wright
Smith with whom I stayed in Atlanta for the 50th reunion. She
also came with me to the Friday night gathering because she had friends
from church who were in our class. Dot went to Grady with Mary
Em. Note below the picture the added identifications.
The NFHS classmates are all on the 3rd row: Second from the left
is Bobby Hurt. Then Claudia Taylor. Skip one and the next is
Marcia Brooks, Dianne Jolly
(deceased), and Nancy Brannen.
On the 1st row, left is Barbara Lane, Mary Em Robinson, Lit Little,
Lindsay Leitch, ?, Donna Miller & Karl Girrard.
2nd row is
Andy Smith, Beverly O'Karma, Barbara Naulick, Signe Gartrell, ?,
? , Jimmy Middleton
3rd row is Fabian Boudreau, Bobby Hurt, Claudia Taylor, ?, Marcia
Brooks, Dianne Jolly, Nancy Brannen
4th row is ?, Pat Naulick, ? Winnie Davis, ?, Nancy Lane, Betty Sue
5th row is Kathleen McClesky, Jeanne Landers, ?, Cap Middleton, Donald
Nash, ?, ?
Please if anyone reading this has ideas of other names to associate
with the picture and the question marks, let me know, and I will update
Request for something else from your memory, at least it's in
mine. Mr. Ray Smathers, our Minister of Music, always used to end
the children's choir rehersals with a prayer. I remember it this
way, do any of the rest of you ?
May the Lord watch
between me and thee, while we are absent, one from another. Amen.
Picture below is from the lineup for
the class picture at the 50th
Reunion in Atlanta, May 2011. This is only part of the group.
This picture was taken by Chris Parker, and there are a few people I
recognize: on the front row -- me (Nancy Brannen), Pat
Flanagan, Nancy Ramage, Sally Teague, Van Stayton, Pete Ford, (Tommy
Thompson, Peggy Hendrix.
I know Ross Palmes was behind me (who is to his right?), and Bob
Forstall, then Nancy
Thompson, Ed Cundiff, Cam Crockett, Frank Coyne (I
think), Don Cockrill, ??, Jim Wimberly and (Beverly Brown ?) behind
Peggy Hendrix, (? who to
Peggy H's left?), and Lynn Levins
is in the top right. Please help me with others you recognize.
Below are some pictures from the NFHS Reunion that Camille Clements was
kind enough to put on a web site for everyone to have access.
People with cameras there that night submitted them to her to put on
line. Wow.. Thanks Camille for a TON of work.
Fears & Nancy at the reunion dinner, Saturday
night, Bobby Plunket and I are amused at something.
Nancy with Lynn Levins and Judy Thompson Friday night
dinner Saturday night (about 95 people
there). A good number
of folks went to The Varsity, after the tour of the old high school.
Nancy, Bob Pfohl, Ragan Vandergriff, Bob Plunket &
NFHS / The Hallway in North Fulton High School for our
Look at the screen. That's Nancy
Brannen (left) working with Lynn Levins on the Annual staff.
the Nancys in our 1961 graduating class. Ramage, Frye, Thompson,
Brannen | Nancy, Barbara Brown, Carolyn Merritt, Vivian Meacham
Left: The laughing picture while
we assembled for class photo: Hubert Marshall, Ross Palmes, Nancy, Bob
Forstall, Nancy Thompsaon and Pat Flanagan.
Right: Nancy Brannen and Nancy Thompson
Thanks to Dot and Bill Smith for retrieving
me from the airport and delivering me back to leave, for housing and
feeding and transporting me around town for a week so that I could
attend my 50th High School reunion in Atlanta, GA, May 20, 2011.
Below are only two pictures from our exciting trips that week,
which included a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank (where Bill has an
office), a couple of trips to the Druid Hills Country Club, for dinner
one night and for a fancy ladies old fashioned southern luncheon
another day -- Voters Guild of Metropolitan Atlanta (VGMA), with
pictures below recording the event. Also, we
attended a little league ball game their grandson played in Snellville,
Stone Mountain. Two nights we went to an Irish pub
for dinner. They also retrieved me from the banquet
Saturday night for the evening dinner and dance, because about 11:30 I
was totally exhausted. I was going to get a ride to their house,
but I didn't have the stamina to last as long as my transportation
There were a lot more great trips (one to a Box
Store) in Buckhead at the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont
Roads. I grew up on Piedmont Road. We drove around my old
neighborhood. Sadly, my house had been replaced, but the one next
door was still standing. Oddly enough, that house was the offices
of Thompson and Street Contractors (Note Nancy Thompson above)--her
dad was an owner.
Finally, and I do not have pictures of all the stops at the day before
my reunion started when I visited relatives in Mableton and Marietta,
GA on my mom's side. They are on a CD Dot and Bill burned for me to
clear storage on my camera, and I have misplaced it. Only a few
pictures made it to my computer when I got home. After the
reunion, I went with Elaine Murphy
and her sister Anne Murphy Bennett to visit with Jolayne and Sandy
Bederman in their house and then we went to lunch.in John's Creek,
GA. Sandy was my first geography teacher in 1962 in a World
Regional Geography class at Georgia State College (then, later
University). I was a math major but I liked his classes so much I
took almost a major in Geography (minus only one capstone course), and
then Anne Murphy and I went on a geography field trip to Europe, in
1965, with Sandy and Jolayne as our chaperones. Pictures of our
afternoon together are below.
Left: Dot & Bill surrounded by
two members of
their 1964 wedding party, Carolyn Rich, & me .
Right: The picture on the right is
of the women at
the VGMA luncheon, standing in front of the antique wooden bar at Druid
Hills Country Club.
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