In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to John Chancellor

AUGUST 31, 2009

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cats Win Again

Meridian High ran their record to 2-0 with a 21-7 win over Wayne County, avenging their only loss from last season. With the win, the Wildcats have now won 14 consecutive games.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to Nona Parker Rhodes


Friday, August 21, 2009

Childhood Photo of Peggy Edwards and Family

Jack, Grace, and children - Don, Shirley, Peggy
Photo made about 1945.

Wildcat Football

SENT TO MY INBOX ON FACEBOOK: "The Meridian High Wildcats begin the season tonight as they travel to Collinsville to take on their cross-county rivals the West Lauderdale Knights. Although the Cats lost quite a bit to graduation, they begin the season ranked in the top 10 of the Clarion Ledger statewide poll. Scores will be sent out on this site all season long."

10:00 PM UPDATE: "MHS started the season with a hard fought 13-5 win over West Lauderdale in Collinsville. The Cats will host Wayne County next Friday."

FaceBook Breakup

If you are on FaceBook, you can appreciate this video and I hope it will make you laugh. Also, you will realize that some of the lines that seem risque are not that at all and not intended that way by this group, Throw'd TV. If you are not on FaceBook, I don't think this video will make a bit of sense. Also, if you are not on FaceBook, you are missing some adventures as well as missing a great way to stay in touch with your children, grandchildren, family and friends - as well as classmates. However, FaceBook can get you into trouble, as the video indicates.

(To signup for FaceBook, go to Quick and easy. Let me know if you do, and I'll put you in touch with other classmates.)

Thursday, August 20, 2009


My cat Pansy is a fan for sure. A moment before this shot, she was trying to climb into the TV - to play a duet with Nora, ostensibly.

Happy Birthday to Judy Johnson Foil

Exquisite debut


Smiling at you

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Peggy Edward's Grandchildren

These darling girls - Melissa and Caty Barber - are the grandchildren of Peggy Edwards. Their Mom is Peggy's youngest daughter, Lillian. Their Dad is Shel Barber, currently serving with the Army in Afghanistan, 82nd Airbourne - Army Band.

Remember this family in your prayers and for the safe return of Shel.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ray Russell and Grandchildren

These are my twin grandchildren who live in Tampa. The girl is Lili (button) and the boy is Luke (Buster). The 3 yr old is Jake (Doodle).

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Jinny Curran Walz


Thursday, August 13, 2009


Can you believe I went parasailing, along with daughter Caroline and grandson Caleb at Panama City Beach last week? The 3 of us went up together, and had 2 dips, one of which put us all the way under; I had a big taste of saltwater! It was great fun, and a wonderful way for me to celebrate the end of chemo and feeling good again! This is the parachute we used. I must say it was quite an experience also "hopping" from moving banana boat to moving speed boat during the process.

Grandson Taylor

Here's my grandson Taylor on his 11th birthday last Monday. He's holding the Alabama blanket I made for him, and seems to like it! His next wish is to go to an Alabama football game. He's doing well in classes for autistic children and also in regular classes in the Mt. Brook school system in Birmingham. He loves to read and to play computer games.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to Carolyn Gibson Falcon

Happy Birthday, Carolyn

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ray Russell

These are my twin grandchildren who live in Tampa. Don't get to see them much but take every advantage I can to get down. The girl is Lili (button) and the boy is Luke (Buster). They also have a 3 yr old named Jake (Doodle). If I can find a picture with all three I will post it also.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Visit to Meridian

I drove to Meridian on Sunday and came back yesterday. My grandson, Peyton, had a birthday party Sunday afternoon. He is two years old. Beth Clark and Edwina Hubert came by my son's home later on Sunday, and we had a great time talking. Edwina gave us news of everyone in our class that she has been in contact with recently, including Lyle and others she saw along the way, driving to Meridian. It was great!!

If I have not responded to some of your e-mails, please forgive me for being slow as I am very behind.

Thank You for Donations to Northcentral Maltese Rescue

Several of you made donations to Northcentral Maltese Rescue on my birthday. I want to thank you so very much. A friend with the Rescue e-mailed me about your generosity, and a card has been mailed with your names.
We are a small rescue with big hearts. It is an all volunteer “army” – no one is paid – no offices – all the money is spent for the benefit of the dogs. Many, many of these dogs come into rescue with major medical needs, and they are all paid for by the rescue. One of our dogs, Pal, was a rescue who had been neglected and abused. He had heart worms, but was cured after several hard months of treatment. (Some dogs die from the treatment.) He was my foster, and we adopted him. He sleeps snuggled by my side every night. He is my Pal!!!


Below is picture of Sophie. Read her story here:


Also read the story of the Amazing Sam (also known as Revvy) who was born with backwards knees and walked on his front legs, until he was rescued by us. After surgery, much therapy and love, he was able to walk normally and to finally “run like the wind.”

Here are the dogs available for adoption now, including the one I have (Murphy):

Again, I thank you so very much for your generosity and kindness.

Love & Prayers,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Freedom Rock

They went back again this year
while on vacation
to see how it had been painted since last visit
Visit this website to learn more!!

Happy Birthday to Ouida Landreth Tomlinson

Happy Birthday to Ouida

See Ouida's Birthday Wish
On Facebook or Click Image Below