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•   Mary Beth Deere (Kemper)  11/23
•   Reed Jones  11/23
•   Nancy Brooks (True)  11/24
•   Retha Thompson (Stanley)  11/24
•   Martha Hayden (Larison)  11/28
•   Jerry Nick  11/30
•   Marilyn Clyburn (Barra)  12/2
•   George McGuire  12/4
•   Diane Alston (Tidwell)  12/5
•   Sharon Beene (Kloes)  12/5
•   Becky Land (Blake)  12/5
•   Tom Willoughby  12/8
•   Louis Hearn  12/9
•   Sherry Prater (Patterson)  12/17


•   Reeves Gilmore  10/30
•   Sharon Grimes (Maynor)  10/28
•   David Turner  10/14
•   Gary Roye  9/22
•   Sue Ann Barnes (Stagner)  8/27
•   George McGuire  8/21
•   Paula Stephenson (Jackson)  7/9
•   Judy Perryman (Nick)  7/9
•   Jeanette Itria (Womack)  7/8
•   Patricia Reece (Frantum)  6/20
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Arizona
4 live in Arkansas
2 live in California
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Indiana
3 live in Kansas
4 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
2 live in Oklahoma
3 live in South Carolina
2 live in Tennessee
256 live in Texas
3 live in Virginia
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Japan
22 location unknown
55 are deceased


by Arkansas' Poet Laureate, Jo McDougall

When Grief came to visit,
she hung her skirts and jackets
in my closet.
She claimed the only bath.

When I protested,
she assured me
it would be for but a little while.

Then she fell in love with the house,
repapered the kitchen,
laid green shag carpet in the den.

She's a good listener
and plays a mean game of Bridge.
But it's been seven years.

Once I ordered her outright to leave.
Days later she came back,

I'd enjoyed my mornings,
coffee for one,
solitary sunsets,
my Tolstoy and Moliere.

I asked her in.


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A Lifelong Sharing of Love


"Love cannot remain by itself

--it has no meaning.
Love has to be put into action

and that action is service.
Whatever form we are,

able or disabled, rich or poor,
it is not how much we do,

but how much love we put in the doing;
a lifelong sharing of love with others."

-- Mother Teresa


E Pluribus Unum

As chosen by the Founding Fathers, the original motto of the United States was "E Pluribus Unum" (Latin for "one from many" or "one from many parts"), referring to the welding of a single federal state from a group of individual political units (the original colonies, now states). "E Pluribus Unum" remains on the great seal of the United States.


E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. The motto, emblazoned on one side of the Great Seal of the United States, succinctly captures the dual nature of the American founding by people who dared to create a more perfect union.

With just thirteen letters, it invokes both the revolutionary act by which thirteen separate colonies declared their independence from Great Britain and the subsequent decision of the new states to join together to form one nation. 

Americans to this day seek to grasp the relationship between freedom and equality on the one hand and space and diversity on the other. The genius of the Constitution is that it creates a space in which a diverse multitude can rule as one; where free citizens (or their representatives) can gather to resolve their differences based on equality.


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Here is the complete Emma Lazarus poem which is engraved on a bronze plaque inside the Statue of Liberty:

The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus, 1883

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"




The John Tyler High School Class of 1968 offical website strives to keep fresh and interesting material on the HOME PAGE, with other pages dedicated to preserving our past and memories.

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November is one of 4 months in the Gregorian Calendar that has 30 days.
November comes from the Latin word root “novem,” which means nine. It was originally the 9th month in the Roman Calendar.
In Finland they call November “marraskuu” which translates as “month of the dead.”
November 1st is celebrated in many Christian churches as All Saints Day.


The birthstone for November is topaz.

The flower that represents November is the Chrysanthemum.




The Month of November is:

Military Family Month
ational Tobacco Awareness Month
National Beard Month
Aviation History Month
Child Safety Protection Month
International Drum Month
National Adoption Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Model Railroad Month
National Novel Writing Month
Native American Heritage Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month
Real Jewelry Month
National Sleep Comfort Month


November Events:


1st - 

2nd - Look for Circles Day


Go forth, in search of circles.




3rd - Sandwich Day - It is estimated that Americans eat 300 million sandwiches each day - that's more than one for every man, woman and child in the nation!



4th -  King Tut Day - On this day in 1922, Howard Carter and his team of archaeologists found the entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt. It took many years to excavate the whole thing and find all of the gold treasure that had been buried with the King who was only 19 years old when he died.

4th -  Daylight Savings Time ends!

Clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m.

People fall back, and their dogs fall back, too, for an hour's more sleep. The day goes wrong an hour later than usual.


6th - Marooned without a Compass Day


 Book Lovers Day - 1st Saturday of the month

8th – X-Ray Day (X-rays discovered in 1895) And, then came X-ray glasses. There are the fake novelty ones you can order for a few bucks or you can purchase the real ones! X-Reflect Glasses claim to allow the user to partly see through certain types of clothing. These goggles are a variation of thermal imaging goggles, but are intended specifically for daylight voyeurism. They cost $2,400 as of 2008.

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And, it's Aid & Abet Punsters Day!! Let these short, but brief definitions illustrate:

 Atheist:  A person with no invisible means of support.
 Diplomacy:  Lying in state.
 Diplomat:  One who is disarming, even if his country isn't.
 Egotist:  One who is me-deep in conversation.
 Flattery:  Phony express.

9th - Chaos Never Dies   Today is designed for you. It's a day to recognize the chaos in your life. Rather, its a way of life. You can partake in this special day, by putting just a little order back into your life. You can start, by picking one thing that is really disrupting your life, and change it...for the good.


11th Veterans Day (also known as Remembrance Day & Armistice Day)
In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed.
The "war to end all wars" was over.


13th  Sadie was "the homeliest gal in the hills" who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin'. Her father, Hekzebiah Hawkins, a prominent resident of Dogpatch, was even more worried about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life, so he decreed the first annual Sadie Hawkins Day, a foot race in which the unmarried gals pursued the town's bachelors, with matrimony the consequence. And as we learned in school: beware of consequences!!



And, please don't open that container of moldy yuck you found near the back of the fridge, stick it under someone's nose and say “Does this smell bad to you?!” If they're lying passed out on the floor, that ought to answer your question.


15th – America Recycles Day! 

Try out some recycled art!!


15th -  National Philanthropy Day - Over the course of history, philanthropists have made great contributions to those in need, and to worthy causes.
While we commonly view Philanthropy as a monetary contribution, the voluntary efforts at fund raising is also within the definition of philanthropy. So, if you have little extra money to contribute, you can turn your labor effort into charitable cash contributions by participating in fundraisers, making you a Philanthropist!


17th - Homemade Bread Day  Put your dough where your mouth is! 



Great American Smoke Out Day - 3rd Thursday of November

The American Cancer Society is marking the Great American Smokeout in November by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit ... They can help you plan your quit day and help you deal with cravings.


19th - "Have a Bad Day" Day



20th - Absurdity Day  Some days are truly illogical and senseless, the very definition of this day. Have fun with it and don't try to make any sense out of it. Have a mind-boggling and absurd Absurdity Day.



This special day is promoted and sponsored by a variety of child care and adoption groups. According to the websites of these sponsors, this day was created to finalize thousands of annual adoptions, and to celebrate and give recognition to families that adopt children. It is also intended to raise awareness of the tens of thousands of children awaiting adoption.



3rd Thursday in November - Thanksgiving Day


23rd - Black Friday and .....


"You're Welcome!" Day
This very special day comes the day after Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day we say "Thanks!" for what we have. So, it only seems natural that "You're Welcome!" immediately follows a "Thank You!"



27thPins & Needles Day - It's a day of eager anticipation, as we await an event or for something to happen. One could argue that kids are on pins and needles from now until Christmas, as they nervously wonder if they have been good enough to receive a visit from Santa in a few weeks.   We hope you have a happy, calm, and relaxing day instead.



28th - Red Planet Day


30th - Stay at Home because you are Well Day  Call your place of work and say "I need the day off, because I'm feeling really well." Your employers will be so appreciative of your blatant honesty that they will fully support your glorified mental health day. Just Sayin!



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