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Happy Holidays, Grovers!

I haven't posted in way too long.  I changed cell phones and lost all of my passwords.  It's taken me way too long to figure out how to reset my password here!  

How many of us are planning on being in the neighborhood during the days between Christmas and New Years?  Would anyone want to meet somewhere?  We tried Big Ed's a few years ago.  That was a bad idea.  As usual, they were very busy.  We had to yell to be heard around our little table.  Imagine 10 of us crammed around…

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Created by Andy Lyle Dec 11, 2013 at 9:51pm. Last updated by Andy Lyle Dec 11, 2013.

Homecoming 2013

We have a fun Homecoming last night.  There were 6 new Grovers there:  John Calvert and his wife came.  He recently joined our web site.  Jerry Shepherd was there, as was Andrew Clark.  Dave Odell came to the homecoming with Andrew Clark,  While Dave attended one of the other elementary schools, we were glad he came.  Greg Miller heard about us and came.  He was in the last class to attend Elm Grove.  The school was closed at the end of his last year there.  Paul Parson and his wife also…

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Created by Andy Lyle Jun 23, 2013 at 6:52pm. Last updated by Andy Lyle Jun 23, 2013.

It's time for our Elm Grove Homecoming! Are you coming?

It’s time for another Elm Grove School Homecoming.

Elm Grove School was the first Elementary School to open in 1943 in what would be the city of Oak Ridge.  After many years and many children’s feet running up the steps and through the front doors, Elm Grove School was closed in 1985 and eventually torn down.  In its place, the city of Oak Ridge built a beautiful park.  Check out the pictures of our several past Homecomings.

Former teachers and students of Elm Grove Elementary…

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Created by Andy Lyle Jun 19, 2013 at 7:54am. Last updated by Andy Lyle Jun 19, 2013.

"A Nuclear Family: the Y-12 National Security Complex" on PBS

Hi, all. 

There is a TV series about Y-12 and Oak Ridge showing this winter on PBS.  I missed it last week, but while seaching for it, found this web site.  We can watch the show on this site:  http://www.y12.doe.gov/about/history/video.php

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Created by Andy Lyle Feb 1, 2012 at 10:05pm. Last updated by Andy Lyle Feb 1, 2012.

Visit with Helen Picklesimer

Barbara Kemper and I went to Brevard, NC this weekend to visit with Helen Pickelsimer.  As usual, we had a terrific time. 

 

Miss P has agreed to let me post the recording I made of our talk last summer at Martha Fowler's home with her.  In order to post here, I believe that I have to add some pictures to it.  So, as soon as I get some pictures from last year added in I'll post the recording and the pictures.  

 

We had a super visit as always.

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Created by Andy Lyle Dec 12, 2011 at 1:11am. Last updated by Andy Lyle Dec 12, 2011.

Our recent email issues has been resolved. (I hope!)

For those of us with Comcast.net email addresses, I have good news.  Comcast had put ning.com on their spam list.  They were blocking our ning.com emails.  This may be happening with other carriers, too.  If you have not been receiving email notifications, (again!)  I suggest that you contact your carrier and ask them to check to see if Ning.com is being blocked.

 

Here is the email that I will be forwarding to Ning tech support. You might want to refer to if with your own…

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Created by Andy Lyle Nov 23, 2011 at 10:34pm. Last updated by Andy Lyle Nov 23, 2011.

New Test Member: Elm Grover

I believe that the email notification function is broken again.  There was a notice recently saying that members with comcast addresses were not receiving emails.  That may be the issue.  So, to test, I've opened up a new member, Elm Grover.  Cute name, huh? I'll be able to track notifications better with that member. 

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Created by Andy Lyle Nov 20, 2011 at 10:58am. Last updated by Andy Lyle Nov 20, 2011.

Holiday trip to visit with Helen Pickelsimer

When we went to visit with Helen Pickelsimer in October, Martha, Barbara, Susan and I decided that we wanted to go back to see her before the end of the year and before winter.



The weekend of December 10 or 11 looks to be the best for Barbara, Susan and me. I hope some of the rest of you can join us. We talked about meeting somewhere in Asheville this time, instead of Hendersonville. Suggestions of where would be great.



These trips to visit with Miss Pickelsimer mean so…

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Created by Andy Lyle Nov 14, 2011 at 5:44pm. Last updated by Andy Lyle Nov 14, 2011.

Updates from and on assorted Grovers

**  Susan Cooper Gammon, Barbara Kemper, Martha de la Garza Fowler and I went on our trip to visit with Miss Pickelsimer this past weekend. We had a terrific time. The drive was perfect with lots of color and beautiful sunny days. Miss P was her usual self. We also got to see her cousin, Jean, for a bit. I was able to get Miss P's ok to publish the audio recording I made last summer at…

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Created by Andy Lyle Oct 18, 2011 at 4:15pm. Last updated by Andy Lyle Oct 18, 2011.

ORHS class of 70 turns 60 Birthday Party

Hi, folks

Those of us Grovers who were in the 6th grade in 1964 will be celebrating a big birthday next year.  Yes, the big 60.  Our high school graduating class decided to skip the 40th class reunion this year to have a birghday party next year instea

 

I need some help in finding some of our class who attended Elm Grove.  Some may be your sisters or brothers.  Others, you may have been in touch with.,  Can you please send me some contact info on them.  I promise to…

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Created by Andy Lyle Oct 12, 2011 at 12:01am. Last updated by Andy Lyle Oct 12, 2011.

 

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Mike Childress commented on Andy Lyle's photo
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Elm Grove ariel shot

" Lookit! Flattops along Tennessee across from the store. This photo was before the cafeteria was built and the East Wing lengthened. I think the softball field moved farther to the right of the picture too!  I love this. How bare the…"
Jul 1
Connie Thedford commented on Andy Lyle's photo
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Elm Grove ariel shot

"I still loved school then and there..."
Jun 30
Andy Lyle shared their photo on Facebook
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Martha Maria shared their photo on Facebook
Jun 24
Mike Childress replied to Andy Lyle's discussion Follow up on our Elm Grove Homecoming yesterday
" Thanks for all you do, Andrea.  An evening to behold for sure.    "
Jun 16
Andy Lyle posted a status
"I found this aerial view of Elm Grove this morning. This has to be our school, right?"
Jun 15
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Andy Lyle posted a discussion

Follow up on our Elm Grove Homecoming yesterday

What a nice Homecoming we had yesterday.  The weather was perfect.  Mike Childress, Bill Henry, Bill Stephens, Lynn Robinson Juneau and her husband Clarence, Bill Tunnell and Martha de la Garza Fowler and her husband Bob came, as they have for most if not all of our get togethers.  And, we saw several Elm Grovers who were attending for the first time.  Tollie Moore DeGraw and her husband came.  Tollie has just published a book, Secret City, the Second Generation, about growing up in Oak Ridge…See More
Jun 15
Kimball Atwood is now a member of Elm Grove Alumni
Jun 13
Mike Childress posted a status
"ELM GROVE PARK, 6:00 PM, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014. BE THERE."
Jun 12
Andy Lyle replied to Andy Lyle's discussion The 5th Elm Grove Alumni Homecoming
"I've had several people suggesting that Friday might be a better night for us, but just as many preferring Saturday.  So, this year, let's keep the event on Saturday night.  We'll talk about changing it to Friday next year…"
Jun 3
Robert W. "Bobby" Blanton posted a status
"My 2nd grade teacher was Miss Fitzgerald of Kalamazoo, MI and 3rd grade teacher was Ms Blanchard. I entered in Oct of 1943."
Jun 1
Robert W. "Bobby" Blanton is now a member of Elm Grove Alumni
Jun 1
Mike Childress replied to Andy Lyle's discussion The 5th Elm Grove Alumni Homecoming
"yes. under the stars, andy."
May 17
Andy Lyle replied to Andy Lyle's discussion The 5th Elm Grove Alumni Homecoming
"The Secret City Festival will be held on June 13-15 this year.  That's 4 weekends away.  So far, we have held our Elm Grove Homecoming on the Saturday of that weekend.  We've met in the heat of the afternoon and at dusk.…"
May 15

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Bruce McGlasson

Posted by Becky Kendall on March 1, 2014 at 11:36am 1 Comment

I don't know who has heard, but Bruce McGlasson passed on about 2 wks ago.  He lived a pretty long life after that terrible wreck he had when he was 19 or 20.  Bruce married, traveled frequently and painted beautifully.  He'll be missed by all the Delaware Ave. gang as well as his adulthood friends and family.

Homecoming 2013

Posted by Becky Kendall on June 24, 2013 at 10:28am 0 Comments

I had a great time too on Saturday night.  It was so good to see new faces and wonderful to see some old-timers.  However, I did miss some previous attendees and wonder how they are getting along.  So, to all Elm Grovers, "Please come to get-togethers when you can"..."And, if you can't attend, visit through this website or on Facebook." We miss you.

These Elm Grovers will be at the ORHS Class of 70 reunion 8/31 - 9/2. Will you be joining us?

Posted by Andy Lyle on August 24, 2012 at 11:51pm 1 Comment

CLASS   OF 70 TURNS 60 REUNION
   
FIRST NAME MAIDEN (LAST NAME)*
BILL ALLEN…
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Elm Grove Mugs t-shirts and now a new License Plate

Posted by Andy Lyle on July 30, 2012 at 12:51am 0 Comments

Folks, I have been in touch with David Miller again.  He has made us a terrific new Elm Grove License Plate.  I have the first one.  It's already on my car. 

He is also continuing to offer the Elm Grove Mug and and T-shirt and is making…

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Elm Grove Birthdays

Posted by Andy Lyle on March 11, 2012 at 12:14am 0 Comments

We have several birthdays this month. Some have already happened.

Please join me in wishing a very Happy Birthday to our friends:

 

Catherine Busey Harris, Eric Manneschmidt, Pamela Gay Erickson Pemberton, Janet Michel, Glenn T. (Tommy) McIntyre, Thomas (Tommy) D. Wilson Barbara Mann, Martha Maria, Joseph A Moreland, Deborah Qualls Stockton, Jennifer Howard Potter, Becky  White, JIM NORMAND, and Jan Gorsuch

 

 

 

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