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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…


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…


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…


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


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.


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…


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. 


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…


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…


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…


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


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Diane Lee commented on Andy Lyle's photo

Martha and the Elm Grove Creek Pipe

"      It was a huge dare at playtime to go as far as you could into the pipe.  LOL       I never went into it very far.  Anyone remember the game?"
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Diane Lee commented on Gregory Rose's photo

ElmGrove BarbaraLee 1961/62

"   2nd row right end...Diane Lee.    This was after Mom had my hair cut and permed and I was VERY     unhappy about it. LOL"
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Blog Posts


Posted by Barbara Asmanes Lemont on July 16, 2017 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

Hello, fellow Elm Grovers

Our group efforts to get the Elm Grove Ning site's email fixed

Posted by Andy Lyle on July 14, 2017 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

I'm starting a blog on this topic so those of us, like me, who tend to say alot will have the ability to do so.  Ha! 

I sent out a broadcast message on July 12, Wednesday, to everyone asking you to post something on the main page as a test.  If our email is working correctly, and if you have your own profile settings set to have all messages posted on this site to be forwarded to your email address, then everytime any of us post something, you should be receiving a copy of the message…


Help us save Elm Grove Park. We need 6 more petitioners.

Posted by Andy Lyle on January 31, 2017 at 8:28pm 2 Comments

Hi, Grovers,

It seems that our city council has decided that it’s time to move on the new day care center.  Please follow this link to see the petition to save the park.  I’ve posted something there.  If you have an opinion, please voice it.  If you would rather the grounds of our school remain the beautiful park that it has become, please, PLEASE, sign the petition, contact the city council members, do anything else you can think of to express this…


It's time for the 6th Elm Grove Homecoming!

Posted by Andy Lyle on May 31, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I posted this on our facebook page as an event and sent it to everyone I have in my contact list.  If you didin't get that message, we haven't "friended" on Facebook. 

Former students, teachers and employees at Elm Grove Elementary School in Oak Ridge, TN are invited to attend our 6th annual Homcoming at Elm Grove Park, the grounds of our school. Chances are, you'll see someone you knew when you attended school here. There are no events planned. We will just take this time to…


Bruce McGlasson

Posted by Becky Kendall on March 1, 2014 at 11:36am 2 Comments

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.



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