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.)




Wednesday, November 30, 2011

That's Alright Mama - You Did Good, Patsy

It Pays to Keep the Old Things

I have had three Elvis Presley records under Sun Label that I have kept under glass all these years.  My cousin and I put them on E-Bay and sold them last night for $l,l67.00.   Can you imagine??!!  They were 78 rpm and were the first three songs that he had out in 1954.  I probably paid $.75 each for them so I did make a wonderful profit.  I want you all to know that it pays to keep the old things.  

Patsy McDonald

Meridian High School Football Team '57-58

From Edwina Hubert -

The Meridian High School Football Team went undefeated in the 1957-58 school year when we were seniors. It was a terrific season. Even so, we were not identified as the Big Eight Champions for that year because another North Division team had perhaps played more games. Ralph Abraham, our class president, was a half-back for the; team.  His recollection is included below. Perhaps you might also post your own memories of that football season. 

The group picture of the team can now be downloaded from the web. It can also be enlarged to view online. The win-loss record is posted below.  


From Ralph Abraham -

We did not win the North Big Eight Championship because we had a 6-0-1 record in the North, and Greenville had a 7-0-1. Even though we did not play them, they had a better record in the North. If you remember, we tied Vicksburg. We had a 10-0-1 overall record which was the best. 

That year there was an epidemic of the "Hong Cong" flu. Corinth could not field a team, because of the flu: and we won it by forfeit. Coach Owens picked up a game with Picayune who had an open week. That accounted for our extra game. I think we were ranked # 1(?) but could not play for all of the marbles, because we did not have the best North record. That tie got us. 

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat is real, and I remember it like it was yesterday. By the way Greenville defeated Brookhaven for the championship, so the North did win!


(click to enlarge)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fall Leaves Were Lovely This Year

This was taken by my son Peter with his Nikon.  Actually I'm just checking to see if I can post, since Ouida is having trouble posting to our blog.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century

Click on this link to see the exhibition in Chicago of minimalist works.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011