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07/16/10 12:59 PM #35    

Gwendolyn Butler

Who was 'Miss Wolfson'   ?

Who was the first black girl to be nominated to run?

07/16/10 05:57 PM #36    

Margaret Rose

Miss Wolfson was   Susie  Chappell  ??

07/17/10 07:56 PM #37    

Karen White (Cox)

 THANKS to the people who've posted their pics!  I thoroughly enjoyed looking through all of them.

Class of 1970 has aged beautifully!  

07/19/10 04:47 PM #38    

Frank Odom,

Kathy, Thank you for your efforts on the most superb reunion.  It was a great time seeing everyone. I hope the "Class of 70"  41st reunion will be equally great!

07/21/10 05:14 PM #39    

Claire Naughton (Howard)

Kathy and Jeffrey, and all others involved in working on our reunion, and I do mean "Working!"   You guys did a fabulous job!!!!  A good time was had by all.  It was so nice to see everyone again, and even meet some I didn't have the privilege of knowing back when. 

07/25/10 08:11 PM #40    

George Lipp

Many thanx for posting the pictures, great job Mr. Z. Do you do Bar Mitzvahs and weddings? One request, is it possible for someone to tag the pictures, I don't seem to know as many of my classmates as I thought I did.

07/25/10 08:16 PM #41    

Kathy Shad (Canto)

I thought about it but wasn't sure on everyone and didn't want to leave anybody out.  I may try.

08/07/10 12:11 AM #42    


Janet Jones (Scott)

 Thanks to everyone that made this reunion the best of the best.  It seems the older you get the more you appreciate the hard work that everyone put into this special time that we all enjoyed on July 10, 2010.  Thank you all again for making this such a wonderful memory in everyone's life.  And believe me, I know, that time passes so fast the older we the next reunion is right around the corner.  Great health to all our classmates and may we all attend the next and have just as much fun reconnecting to our youth!  Thanks again, Kathy, Becky, Barbara, Sandra, Tom, etc. etc. etc.  Your guys are the best!

08/11/10 10:12 AM #43    

George Lipp

Janet, it was fun reconnecting with you. Thanx for posting the pictures from 2nd and 3rd grade.

08/19/10 02:27 AM #44    


Lawrence Scafuti

Hey, Joe, Laura was right on the answer to 2.; you were wrong (LOL!).



08/19/10 02:28 AM #45    


Lawrence Scafuti

What happened to Beverly Tebow?

09/17/10 11:19 AM #46    

Benjamin Kramer

Sorry I missed all the fun. I didn't know anything about it until now. I am still alive and kicking in Seymour Tn. , just outside Knoxville near the Smokies.  Anyone wanting to chat here is my Email: .  Ben Kramer

10/20/10 10:43 PM #47    


Lawrence Scafuti

Just saw that Mr. Sweet had passed away.  Although I never took shop myself, my sincerest sympathies are with all of those who had him as a teacher and with his surviving family and friends; I myself was sad when I'd learned that Mrs. Garfinkel, my Latin teacher, and Mr. Brooks, my teacher for second-year Spanish, had passed away.  May Mr. Sweet's soul, the souls of all of our deceased familiy members, friends, relatives, former classmates, former teachers, former administrators, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  May they all have eternal rest, and may perpetual light shine upon them. 

10/28/10 06:44 PM #48    

Benjamin Kramer

Larry, it is indeed sad when we find out some of the people that touched our lives have passed. Larry , you were a kind, caring spirit in high school and I can see you haven't changed a bit. One of my biggest regrets is that I wasn't always the nicest person in regards to you and especially Bethene McCollum. It was easy to fall into doing what everyone else was doing when I knew it wasn't right. I laughed when they put things in your chair or called you and Bethene names , and it really wasn't funny. So please accept a belated heartfelt apology for my actions. I realize now that kindness , generosity and a true sense of humility will get you into heaven no matter how popular or cute you think you are. May G-d bless you and all my friends from Wolfson. Ben Kramer

11/23/11 01:22 PM #49    

George Lipp

Small world. I hadn't seen Jimmy Harvin since our 10th reunion, couldn't find him searching the internet. I got a text msg from my son who is working in Gainesville, "Do you know a James Harvin?" Turns out Jimmy was "retiring" from the place my son works at.

07/15/12 05:17 PM #50    

Gwendolyn Butler

Fantastic  ''60th  Birthday ''  Party!!!

Congratulations to our faithful committee, for a job well done !!!

02/05/14 05:13 PM #51    


Lawrence Scafuti

Ben, I haven't heard from you or seen you in ages--how are you?  I guess that middle age softens one's attitude toward things that happened so long ago (can it possibly be so long ago now?).  Thanks again for your belated, albeit unnecessary, apology, as I don't even remember anything about Bethene and myself, as it is--I certainly forgive you.  I hope that you are well, and I suspect that by this time we should exchange condolences with each other, as my dad passed away in May 1981, Johnny in Jan. 1989, and Mama on June 1, 2005 (I'm guessing that both your parents have passed away by now, as they were much older than mine, and, if so, my sincerest condolences to you; if not, I hope that they live quite a few more years.). 

To update you a little bit, Joy Williams, who lived at 2957 Amellia Drive until 1965, and I, have been living together chastely, as Mary and Joseph did, since 2010.  We have both converted to the Catholic faith (me in 1976--her in 2011), and hope that one day she will be able to complete the paperwork that she needs to complete in order for us to get married in the Church. 

May God continue to bless you and yours, and I hope to see you at the next reunion.

Ma'zel Tov and L'Chaim, my dear friend,



P.S. Please pardon the misspellings of the Hebrew expressions, if I messed up.





05/10/14 12:11 PM #52    

Gwendolyn Butler



My very best wishes to you and Joy!    I converted to Catholism in 1989(25 years ago!)

Since the death of John Paul II, I've become a regular contributor of Reflections,

the paper of St. Joseph's of Mandarin.  One of parishioners' favorite article is "She called Me",

my call to the Church.

You are such a great inspirational man of God. 

Your story helps me in my journey of finding the right person.

God bless you both - always!


Love and Peace,


05/11/14 02:24 PM #53    


Lawrence Scafuti

Dear Gwendolyn,

Thanks for a wonderful email!  Please pray for Joy and myself, as we are suffering a great deal at the hands of her oldest son (we don't have any idea as to when this ordeal is going to end.). 

May God bless you and yours.

Your friend,




08/15/15 03:12 PM #54    


Lawrence Scafuti

Does anyone know what happened to Priscilla Hardage? I haven't seen her since 1988.

03/24/16 07:11 PM #55    

Gwendolyn Butler

It is with great sympathy I announce the death of yet another classmate:Deborah Lucile Jones.

Deborah was a kindred spirit that’s irreplaceable.

She was reared by Rev. and Lucile Jones on Calgon Road on the Southside.

So it was inbred for her to be a sincere advocate in respecting others.

As a child, Deborah’s spirit oozed charm, studious, and reverence.

In relating to others she exemplified the ’Golden Rule”. She had a deep love for the welfare of mankind.

As a teen, she made friends easily- people were drawn to her innate magnetism to get along with everybody.

Since a small child, Deborah was disciplined in her studies. Teachers relied on this quiet, bright little girl having done her homework

Teachers loved working with her, because of the diligent care she gave to being educated.

Thus, she remained on the honor roll. As everyone expected her to.

Though serious by nature, she would be the first to swing on the dance floor at parties. At Holiday parties, she jumped in and join dancers; at pep rallies she ‘cut the fool‘ with the best of them.

She had an uncanny ability to discern when to be serious and be fun-loving.

It was an honor to have her in my Jr. High homeroom. Proverbs reminds parents to “Train a child which way to go, and when he is old he will never depart from it“.

Rev. and Mrs. Jones did a good job .It was a great pleasure to greet Deborah at the 40th class reunion.. She had traveled over God’s big world, yet she was still humble and sweet- and ready to party.

As an adult, she was still popular and well loved. Her off springs are very fortunate to carry on those outstanding genes!

A life well lived.

How appropriate for a borrowed angel:

She was born on a Sunday (Sabbath Day).

She was buried on St. Valentine’s Day, the earthly day of unconditional love.


Her memory will always hold a special spot in my heart *.




03/25/16 11:37 AM #56    


David Troxler


That is such a wonderful tribute and eulogy.  May her family and friends take solace in the memory of a kind and generous person.

03/25/16 03:36 PM #57    


Janet Jones (Scott)

That you Gwen for posting that wonderful message about Debra.  I do so remember her from school, as both our last names are Jones, she always sat right by me in homeroom class,  She was a wonderful girl and so very sweet.  May she rest in peace.  Her friend, Janet Jones Scott

03/29/16 01:54 PM #58    


Lawrence Scafuti

Gwen, I do not remember her, but I am sure that she was a wonderful person. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, find light, happiness, and peace. My deepest sympathy to all her family and friends.

02/08/17 12:50 PM #59    

George Lipp

Hello everyone. I just wanted to be the first to post in 2017. Looking forward to my fraternity reunion next week in Gainesville (Go Gators) and seeing my brother and our classmate Dave Tillis.

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