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.)




Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Angel Flight

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Seeing the Suffering of Puppy Mills Firsthand

Seeing the Suffering of Puppy Mills Firsthand

This article describes the Mississippi puppy raid as seen in the video in previous post which is the blog for my dogs and fosters. These conditions and puppy mills are found everywhere, not just Mississippi. Mississippi needs laws which would make animal cruelty a felony, not just a slap on the wrist with a fine.

Mississippi Pupy Mill Raid by HSUS

Mississippi Pupy Mill Raid by HSUS

Friday, August 13, 2010

70 Year Old Jockey Wins Race

Don't discount us 70-year-olds. We are winners.
Get out of your rocking chair and shake, rattle and roll!

I told my Mama once, when she was in her 80's,
that if she wanted to stay out of a nursing home,
then keep moving - keep walking - keep exercising.
That's what she did up into her 90's.
She was in good health until the end.
At 65 she went skiing with me.
This was about the time she went white water rafting.
At 70 she was square dancing at the World's Fair in New Orleans.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


We (daughter and grandson and I) are staying at Dauphin Island for a week. I love the non-commercialism and "back-to-nature" atmosphere here. We see no oil, and with the tourists staying away in droves and as you can see by the photo, we have the beach to ourselves, except for the crabs, sea turtles (laying season), and schools of large silver fish that are easy to spot in the clear water. We step on flounders as we wade - oops, and discover hermit crabs with our toes - ouch!
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

I Fought For You

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New Building and Changes to Meridian High School

The picture in the left foreground is the new 9th grade buidling that has been built on the original Meridian High School campus. The picture is taken from a parking area along 23rd avenue.

The MHS 10th grade was moved from Kate Griffin to MHS some years ago. The 8th and 7th grades were also moved to new middle schools throughout the city some years ago. In moving the 9th grade students to MHS, Kate Griffin will be closed as a public school, but will reopen in time to serve a different purpose yet to be decided.

The tennis courts on Poplar Springs Drive (sadly, for those of us on the tennis team in '58) have been removed and the area is simply vacant and grassy at this point. Our shade tree and water fountain were also removed. New tennis courts have been built south of the old baseball and football practice field on 24th avenue.

Lots of changes, but all looks to be painted and kept up well, so we can continue to be proud of the school.

CATS Varsity Football Schedule - 2010

Football Season is right around the corner. Meridian High opens the 2010 campaign with a home game against cross-county rival West Lauderdale on August 20, just 13 days away. The remainder of the schedule is below.

Date Opponent Place Time

August 20 West Lauderdale @Home 7:00pm

August 27 Wayne County Away 7:00pm

September 3 Starkville @Home 7:00pm

September 10 Quitman Away 7:00pm

September 24 Natchez* @Home 7:00pm

October 1 Hattiesburg* Away 7:00pm

October 8 Oak Grove* @Home 7:00pm

October 15 Brandon* Away 7:00pm

October 22 Wingfield* @Home 7:00pm

October 29 Jim Hill* @Home 7:00pm

November 5 Terry* Away 7:00pm

* Denotes 6A Region 3 Contest


Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Here is Millie with Bettye Kimbrell on L and Pattie Robinson on R, at a recent Recognition Day at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, where Millie has been a member since she was 15. They have all taught Sunday School (first grade) for 20 years! Congratulations, Millie!
Millie has had to retire from teaching in order to care for her husband George, who has Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Dream Come True

He came for an overnight visit recently.
The doctor has prescribed
bedrest for me. LOL.


Visiting his Mom's 1st grade class.
He's available to give you lessons.