Madison News: MCHS 1954 Class Reunion in Rutledge

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The following was written by Barbara Bell Tyson:

On Thursday, April 3, twenty-three members of the Morgan County High School 1954 graduating class, 60 years, met in Rutledge.

Also enjoying the reminiscing of old times was 14 spouses and “drivers” plus two classmates who had left before graduating. One special guest was Marshall Williams who had been our science teacher and became principal of Morgan County High School after we left.

Our visiting at the gazebo in the city park brought us to the consensus that we had lived through some wonderful decades. Most were born in 1936 during the depression. We were poor materially and didn’t know it because we were loved and happy. Then by our second grade our country was in World War II and austerity was the rule.

Our classes were held in the A&M School buildings. We started in the eighth grade as a consolidated county high school. We were the fourth class (68) to graduate from Morgan County High School and the second 12th grade class.

Our classmates became nurses, engineers pilots, military personnel, teachers, preachers, business people, farmers, bus drivers, auto mechanics, bankers, commissioners and lawyers.

After a wonderful buffet meal at the Caboose Restaurant we ended the festivities by singing the Morgan County High School Alma Mater.

Dusty Adams and Adam Irwin of Adele were overnight guests of Monaray Powers on Saturday night. They were here to attend the funeral of Patsy Adams. Dusty Adams was a pallbearer. Those enjoying lunch together on Sunday were Dusty Adams, Adam Irwin, Glenda Nelms, Robin Benkoski, Becky Snowden and Monaray Powers. Sympathy is extended to the family of Flay Evans who died Sunday morning. Sympathy is also extended to Mark Adams and his family in the death of his mother Patsy Adams of Rutledge.

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