Category Archives: Life Experience

Looking for our next “Spotlight” graduate!


We want to hear from!  What have you been up to for fifty years?  What personal experiences have you had that created wonderful memories?  What special friends did you have in high school still with you today?

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or have achieved fame to be in our spotlight.  We want to know anything about you that you’d like to share.  Were you a fabulous:

  • Mother
  • Father
  • Grandparent
  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Teacher
  • Minister
  • Mechanic
  • Realtor
  • Technician
  • Delivery Person
  • Medical Worker
  • Volunteer
  • You get the idea!

Tell us about your family, retirement, your favorite book, song, hobby, pastime, best vacation…

We want to hear from you.  We want to connect!  To submit your information please send to Nancy at nanisss@verizon.net.  In the subject line type “Spotlight.”  Thanks!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!  🙂

Happy Father’s Day!


Happy Father’s Day to all the Dixie Dad’s with us and passed.   Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere!  Special thanks to Gary L. French for sharing his proudest moments!

“Here are photos of two of my happiest and proudest moments – older daughter (Maureen) graduating from medical school and younger daughter (Diane) receiving her promotion to Coast Guard Lieutenant JG, along with my ex-wife (Debbie), who deserves a lot of credit for both events.”              Gary
     

Look for more reunion pictures to follow soon!

You Can Always Come Home…


What a weekend!  The 50th Reunion happened!  It was great to rekindle friendships from our Dixie Hollins Class of 1969 and make new friends meeting family members and significant others.  Though it took months to plan the reunion, the weekend seemed to fly!  With so many traveling from around the nation to join us, Jason Mraz’s “93 Million Miles” lyrics are a “must” to share – even for those choosing to remain close to their St. Petersburg roots.  Be sure to click  “full screen” when viewing – you just might see yourself!

Know we were thrilled to have you all back home!

Special thanks to the Reunion Committee and all who worked so hard to make this a successful event.  Also, special thanks to fellow graduate Mike Giles for donating his time and talent to provide music for us on Friday evening!

Keep checking in.  There’s lots more to come!

My photos are limited so please be sure to submit any reunion photos you can to me at nanisss@verizon.net so I can get them posted.

Thanks!  Nancy

“Be True to Your School”…


“Be True to your School” – the Beach Boys

Watching a Beach Boys cover band last week brought this almost forgotten song to mind and fond moments to remember from Dixie Hollins High School back in 1969.  We were definitely true to our school!  We’re still looking for memories to share from our high school days or memories from your high school days which brought you to who you are today.  Were you a great parent?  Top chef?  Successful writer?  Teacher, minister, business person?  How did you contribute to others in the last fifty years?  How did high school influence your thinking, actions, and goals achieved?  Whether simple or grand – every achievement is worth the share!  You are appreciated!

TEN THINGS I LEARNED ON THE WAY TO GROWING OLDER — DrJoyFinder


One of my favorite words is “perspective.”  Why?  Because it’s yieldable to the many different views we take on for the same subject over years on our journey to maturity.  My perspective – armed with research, knowledge of current trends (real news trends – not fake), and the opinion of others, has opened my mind to diverse points of view that I might not have found so easy to accept when I was younger.  In my morning reading, I ran across this little gem and thought you might enjoy it too.  Thank you Dr. Joy Finder!

As always, if you find anything you think might benefit the group feel free to send it in.  We want to hear from you!  Looking forward to seeing you soon!  Nancy


 

LIFE MOVES AT A FAST PACE It’s tempting to pursue life with such breathless haste that you risk missing all the good stuff there is to enjoy. And here’s the thing, most of the good stuff is free. It doesn’t cost you to enjoy it. So, as you journey through the years, take the time […]

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