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•   Rodney Dale Sullivan  5/26
•   Randy Gilbert  5/29
•   Pat Baldwin  5/30
•   Beckye Jacobs (Sheets)  6/1
•   Sandra Honeycutt (Riddle)  6/3
•   Patricia Reece (Frantum)  6/6
•   David Ginn  6/14
•   Jeanette Itria (Womack)  6/16
•   Cynthia Callison (Wansley)  6/17
•   Linda Fout (Nelson)  6/17
•   Paula Stephenson (Jackson)  6/17
•   Melonie Tillery (Stanley)  6/18
•   Larry Osborne  6/24


•   Reeves Gilmore  5/5
•   David Wallace  4/15
•   Beverly Owers (Gilley)  4/3
•   Carol Dowell (Yardley)  2/27
•   Marilyn Fulton (Evans)  1/31
•   Patricia Reece (Frantum)  10/10
•   Gayle Owens (Streckert)  10/10
•   Robbie Hills (Ott)  10/8
•   Charles Hill  10/8
•   Laurie Cirey (McWilliams)  10/8
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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

A group has formed to host an all school reunion for the old Dixie School. It will be June 1, 2019, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church. There will be tours of "Old Dixie" next door.
Look at the Facebook Page "Dixie Elementary Alumni" for more info. - Randy Gilbert

Here is link to FB page mentioned by Randy:

And because I cannot do everything

I will not refuse to do the something

The something that I can do.




We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free. 

Maya Angelou


PSA: You Can Order Girl Scout Cookies Online

But you have to have a hookup! Don’t worry if you don’t have a hookup! A Girl Scout Cookie Finder app exists so you can easily locate the nearest troops.

We all know that the Girls Scouts of the USA is an amazing organization that helps young girls build confidence and entrepreneurial skills. We also know that the products they peddle are deliciously addictive. But did you know that the Girl Scouts are on the cutting edge of cookie distribution?

Gone are the days of waiting for your coworkers to pass around an order form, and never again will you have to search supermarket storefronts in vain for a tiny cookie salesperson.

Individual Girl Scouts have “Digital Cookie” pages now--so you can get your Thin Mint fix with the click of a button.

There’s even an adorable (and guilt-inducing) chart that shows how many boxes the Scout has sold, and how many she has to sell before she reaches her goal.

There’s a catch, though: You can’t just go online and order boxes from a random kid--you have to actually have a connection.

Kinda disappointing, but it makes sense. Each girl should get credit for her hard work, after all.

The future is now, my friends!





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April showers bring...



When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen."

-   Lucy Larcom

The month of May has been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility.

MAY is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. It is also a month within the northern season of spring.


May Symbols


 Its birth flower is the Lily of the Valley.

May's birthstone is the emerald which means love or success.





The month of May is the month of gardening, so get your trowel out and start digging.

The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat
and some old clothes.  And with a hoe in one hand and a cold
drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig.

-  Texas Bix Bender, Don't Throw in the Trowel

God made rainy days, so gardeners could get the housework done.

A man should never plant a garden larger
than his wife can take care of.  

-   T.H. Everett


May Events


 May Day,
the first of May is celebrated around the world. It has a number of meanings. In many other countries it is a celebration of spring and the coming of summer. It is celebrated with many spring flowers. To communist and socialist countries, it is a celebration for the workers.

  May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii


MAY 1st - Couple Appreciation Day!

Lucy and Desi

Popeye & Olive Oil

Superman & Lois Lane


         MAY 5th - Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico.


May 6th  Tuba Day -  Daddy was an “Oom-pa” Paw.


First Saturday in May and it's time for the......


May 8th - No Sock Day is the time to drag out all those cute flip flops!


No Socks Day is a day to free your toes of the confines of socks and stockings. Give those toes of yours a breath of fresh air. The creators of this day also profess that No Socks Day will reduce your laundry load, and therefore, is healthy for the environment.

It's easy to participate in No Socks Day. Just leave your socks and stockings off, and let your toes enjoy a moment in the sun! Always on May 8th!


May 9th -  Lost Sock Memorial Day


May 9th - Military Spouses Day – This day was originally proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and celebrated on May 23rd. But later, the US Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger made it a yearly holiday and changed the date to the Friday before Mother's Day. This is a day to acknowledge the support and sacrifices made by spouses of the Armed Forces.        


May 13th -  Tulip Day


May 14th - National "Dance Like A Chicken" Day  

                                                     Mother's Day - Second Sunday in May



 Armed Forces day (The third Saturday of May.)

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.


On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.
The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.

Several nations of the world hold an annual Armed Forces Day to recognize, venerate, and honor their military forces.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month - Learn how veterans & their loved ones can connect with stories of strength & support for living well @


May 16th -  Bike to Work Day


May 16th - Spam Birthday 


May 18th - Worlds Largest Lego Completed

How long would the legendary Japanese Warship Yamato be, built out of LEGO bricks?
That’s the question Jumpei Mitsui asked himself since he was a young boy. Now a third year student, Jumpei has answered his own question by building a LEGO model of the Yamato. It took the young Japanese 6 years and 4 months to finish his masterpiece, using 200,000 LEGO bricks.



May 20th - Blue Jeans Birthday ~ In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a patent for blue jeans with riveted pockets.


May 22nd - Toothpaste Tube Birthday       


May 23rd  World Turtle Day: The only day slower to come is Christmas.


May 24th -    Asparagus Day

Christi's Recipe:

Wash and snap off fresh asparagas.  Place on a cookie sheet.   Drizzle olive oil over them, probably not more than a couple of tablespoons.  Season with Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper.  Bake in 400 oven for about 10-12 minutes.  While still hot out of the oven, sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese.  Quick and very yummy!


May 24th -  Hug Your Cat Day


May's last Monday - Memorial Day observed

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month - Learn how veterans & their loved ones can connect with stories of strength & support for living well @


May 26th -  PUT UP YER DUKE!!!  – 

“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.” John Wayne’s birthday, 1907

Dracula's Birthday 1897

Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. It was first published as a hardcover in 1897 by Archibald Constable and Co.


May 28th - Woman Trousers Day - In 1923, the U.S. Attorney General determined that it was legal for women to wear trousers any time they wanted.


May 30th - First Indianapolis 500 car race was held in 1911.


May 31st - Make My Day Day (Clint Eastwood's Birthday) Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American film actor, director, producer, and composer. "Go ahead, make my day" is a catchphrase written by Joseph C. Stinson and spoken by the character Harry Callahan from the 1983 film Sudden Impact. In 2005, it was chosen as #6 on the American Film Institute list, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes. The "Make My Day Law" passed in most U.S. states, derives its name from this phrase.



Sometime at the end of May is the END OF SCHOOL, which for the kids and the teachers is a day of celebration!!!



National Pet Week & Teacher Appreciation Week:  A-plus for the teacher’s pet.



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