Pink Flamingos are keeping me
up at night -
Anybody who knows me or regularly reads this section
knows by now that I live in Florida. I've been asked
on several occasions why I didn't move back to Highland
Springs after I left the military. Well, one of the
main reasons is that most of the people I knew from
my youth had also left the town. I ended up spending
about 18 years in California and always hearing that
there were some people from HS living out there also.
I didn't find out that Janet Robinson and Harry Shelton
lived out there, not too far away, until I moved back
to the east coast. See? We lose touch and that is one
of the main reasons for the site. So please spread the
word. Twist people's arms and get them to sign up. Also,
USE THE MESSAGE BOARDS!
Okay, I went off on a tangent. Back to the Florida
thing. As you can well imagine, there are quite a few
yards down here where people have pink lawn flamingoes
in their yard. Where the Hell do they get these things?
I'm starting to feel like I am missing the boat on lawn
flamingos or something.
Now, normally I wouldn't want the lawn flamingoes except
as a joke. That was until I found out that I couldn't
locate any of the pink plastic little devils. This is
starting to bug me. Am I being excluded from the Pink
Plastic Lawn Flamingo Club? Is there a world wide pink
plastic lawn flamingo shortage? Surely, somewhere in
the world there are hundreds of workers slaving night
and day to fulfill the world's need for pink plastic
lawn flamingoes. Have the pink plastic lawn flamingoes
been inadvertently sent to the wrong states? States
where they are just sitting on the back corner of shelves
in Wal-Mart and K-Mart gathering dust? I'm asking all
of you, to please, go out and look in the garden departments
of the local Wal-Marts and K-Marts etc. and try and
locate pink plastic flamingoes and help me solve this
I need some pink plastic lawn flamingoes
can sleep at night. But, then again
who will watch
over the flamingoes to assure they won't be stolen?
Until next time, you can catch me aimlessly wandering
up and down the aisles of department stores muttering
about pink plastic flamingoes.
Member FIRES BACK >>>
Read the Response from Denise Feldman (Reynolds), class
of '75. GO
A Lesson in Procedures -
Okay, enough of the belly button lint! The new site
is up and some things from the old site are gone and
some will return. By now most of you have realized that
you must sign up for the site. Many people have not
returned in a while and hopefully they will get an email
from Dan prompting them to do so. The good news is that
lots of people are coming back and signing up. Unfortunately
there are those of you out there who just can't seem
to follow instructions (I'm starting to sound like Mr.
There are two problems that seem to keep cropping up.
The first one is that some people want to deviate from
the prescribed format we picked for the user names.
This format is picked for a reason. The reason is that
it allows the search feature to find you and for people
to recognize who you are by your user name. Duh! Dan
has been real hesitant to call people on this but, I
don't mind being the bad guy. I've learned it's okay
to do this from being a Sgt. for so long in the Marines.
Somebody has to do it. Besides, you are all my friends
or potential friends and if your friends can't tell
what you are doing wrong then who can? Besides, It's
our website and we get to make the rules! NYAH! NYAH!
NYAH! (Just kidding!)
But, here is what is going to have to happen. YOU MUST
USE THIS FORMAT FOR YOUR USER NAME: (First name by which
people knew you)(Last Name in High School)(Last two
digits of your Class year). EXAMPLE: JackAdkins73 No
made up screennames. No married names. No full class
If you have failed to do this one of two things will
eventually happen. Dan will either fix it for you, or
he will delete your user name and email you that you
will have to sign up all over again. I suspect it most
likely will be that he will fix it as it will be easier
on him in the long run. So, please read the instructions
Now the second problem..(I told you there was a second
problem didn't I?) After people are signing up, they
are not activating their account by clicking on the
SECOND link in their confirmation email. YOU MUST DO
THIS TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT. Some people are just
deleting the email without really reading it and then
are not able to activate their account. Once again,
this means Dan or I will have to do it for you. Please
activate your accounts after signing up by clicking
on the SECOND link in the confirming email you will
receive after you sign up..
Last but not least. Several people have graciously
asked about how much it is costing to keep this site
up and what can they do to contribute to the cost of
maintaining the site. First of all, this is a NON PROFIT
SITE. However, since it also belongs to you the members,
you are allowed to contribute to the cost of maintaining
it's presence on the web. If you feel generous and would
like to help, email Dan Zodun and he will supply you
with the info on where to send any baubles and beads
or stocks and bonds etc.
I'm done for this time. Great job on those reunions
and I am glad to see the site is helping. Please continue
to use it. That's what it is here for.
Luv ya...Mean it