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.)




Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Joyce Thompson Rogers

Happy Birthday Joyce

Cats Roll 40-0

Bruce Bancroft sent a message to the members of Meridian High School Alumni on Facebook:

"The Meridian Wildcats are peaking at the right time as they won with relative ease 40-0 over Jackson Jim Hill. The Cats held the Tigers to just six first downs in the game. Junior QB Antione Atkins made his first appearance since injuring his thumb against Hattiesburg, leading the offense to two TD's in his two series."

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Request for Your Prayers from Patsy & Louis

I am letting you all know our bad news. Our oldest daughter, Debbie has a brain tumor that is too big to remove...we found this out last Tuesday. She has a conference with the Drs. at Vanderbilt Monday afternoon to plan her treatment. Radiation, of course, but we do not know anything else. Two Drs. there have said it did not look like cancer, but until further evaluation, they will not know for sure

I am asking for any prayers you can give her. Her name is Debbie Kemp. She is 52 years old this coming Feb. It is awful how life can strike you so suddenly without warning. She is in good health otherwise, too thin I think, but other than that she is fine.

Patsy & Louis

Happy Birthday to Maxine Reeder Strickland


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to Ella Kappes Edwards

Happy Birthday Ella

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Yesterday early I took these pics over the dam of Lake Tuscaloosa, which is near our house. Cars were whizzing close by, but it was such a lovely scene, I wanted to preserve it. Enjoy!
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Before the Last Leaf Falls

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Marty Davidson


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Go Green with Uncle Sam's Help

. . . Across the country, thousands of homes . . .are echoing with the sounds of repairs, thanks to dramatically expanded federal spending for weatherization assistance for home­owners and increased tax credits for those who improve their energy efficiency. The funding was included in the massive economic stimulus package—the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—signed into law by President Obama last winter. The expanded programs offer an unprecedented opportunity for Americans to make needed home repairs with Uncle Sam’s help.

Stimulus funding bolsters the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program with $5 billion to be spent during the next one to three years. That’s many times the previous year’s funding for the program, which was started during the 1970s fuel crisis. At full capacity, the program will reduce fuel bills in 1 million homes a year, according to the DOE. It could also put an estimated 87,000 people to work fixing up older homes.

“These investments will reduce energy costs for those that need it most, while creating jobs, reducing pollution and moving the country toward energy independence,” says Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. . . .

To read all of this article, go here.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cats Keep Winning

MHS moved to 6-0 on the season with a convincing 29-10 win over the Hattiesburg Tigers. The Cats travel to Hattiesburg next week for a matchup with Oak Grove before returning to the friendly confines of Ray Stadium for Homecoming on Oct. 16 vs. the Brandon Bulldogs.

Thursday, October 1, 2009