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08/02/19 09:33 PM #33    


Hendricks Edgerton

Hendricks in July 1969

Right after graduation, being a CAP cadet, I traveled to Perrin AFB in Texas to participate in the Jet Orientation Summer Camp. While there I logged about two hours of flight time in the T-33, seen in the backgroud. That was the start of tens of thousands of hours of jet flying.

I watched the Apollo 11 moon landing while drinking beer at the base NCO club. (Remember we could drink at 18 then!) Years later, as a Delta Captain, I had Buzz Aldrin on a flight and he came and visited us on the flight deck. He ended the conversation by telling us he really enjoyed the flight, and I took that as a real complement coming from a pilot who had been to the moon.

I would be interested to know how many other classmates became professional pilots. The ones I know of are:

  • Richard Wilson flew combat in the AF and then was an pilot instructor for AirTran/Southwest in Atlanta.
  • I flew in the AF and then flew for 35 years with Delta in Atlanta and still instruct there.
  • Doug Utley flew in the AF, and lost track since then.

Any other updates on old pilots from Broughton would be appreciated.


08/03/19 01:29 PM #34    


Hendricks Edgerton


Richard Wilson sent me this picture of an AF Jr. ROTC trip to Seymour Johnson AFB.

It must have been a successful recruiting trip for the AF as Richard flew the F-4 in Gulf War 1.

I note the base commander was Chuck Yeager, the famous test/fighter pilot. Don't remember meeting him then, but I did have the in opportunity to join a night of bars and nightclub visits with him in Orlando, FL many years later. He was retired then and I was a LtCol, and he could still party strong.

08/03/19 09:52 PM #35    

Nancy Jones (Armstrong)

Debbie, I am reading these comments and letters and fully realize how large a senior class we were (esp adding in our Sanderson classmates). I feel like I knew so few in the long run-mostly those who went  to Fred Olds and Martin. By the time we went to Broughton we had divided into smaller groups-divided by our interests.  After High School, I went to UNC, then graduate school. My career was in int’l banking and I spent time with Lloyd’s Bank in NYC. After marrying a great guy, Rick Armstrong, I stopped working after our son was born with special needs. So my focus changed. I would love to know if there are other classmates who have raised special needs children.  Our two daughters were raised in Atlanta and both now live in Brooklyn. I am looking forward to being with everyone who is the same age as I 😜   And who remember Mr. Southwick, Mrs Stell, Mrs Rogers, Etc. All the best, 

Nancy Jones (Armstrong ) 

08/09/19 06:11 PM #36    


Mary Porter (Brown)

I am very excited about our 50th reunion, My husband grew up in Atlanta and attended his 50th reunion 2 years ago, he remarked there were a lot of old people there! I do not plan to see any old people at our reunion, just lots of friends!

Wondered if any faculty have been invited to attend. Many are no longer with us. My mom, Dixie Porter, is 96 and was a business teacher at Broughton. Broughton has a Faculty alumni group that she keeps up with and attends their yearly get together.

08/21/19 07:09 AM #37    

Shelley Crisp

Remember having “Marshals”? They kept us in line and made sure we got where we were going. Time to marshal your intentions to join the fun for reunion weekend— the registration deadline is almost here!                      



08/23/19 03:26 PM #38    


Mary Fontaine

Yes, I remember them.  I was one!  The main thing I enjoyed about being one was getting out a few minutes early from class to go get our sashes on!  (I also liked the sashes laugh)!

08/24/19 06:07 PM #39    


Muriel Elliott (Mimura)

To #15:  Muriel Elliott (now Mimura) in the middle and Forest Goldston on the right.

09/28/19 11:09 PM #40    


Mary Porter (Brown)

WOW oh WOW oh WOW, what a great reunion tonight. Many thanks to all the hard work for us to be able to enjoy!! And boy have we all aged gracefully!!

09/29/19 04:22 PM #41    

Shelley Crisp

A truly wonderful weekend celebrating 50 years of us. Please post your photos with identification if possible. The reunion team will work on a compilation of as many photos as possible and let you know when and where they will be accessible. Cheers to all who came and fond waves to those who couldn’t be with us— we missed you all.


09/29/19 04:34 PM #42    

Tommy Bolus

Thank you to all who put this reunion together. Great job and I understand you are going to do it again next year. 

Many thanks,

Tommy Bolus

09/30/19 04:42 PM #43    


Carol Williams (Atwood)

We had an amazing time! Thanks so much to the organizers for all your hard work! Everything happened seamlessly and it was very convenient to pick up our nametags and go! 

I had made a list of everyone I wanted to see for the 3 events we attended (the 3 with food). I saw lots of wonderful friends. But I have to say that at the Saturday night dinner, I never got the chance to talk to the people from the middle tables all the way to the back wall. Sorry I missed you guys!

10/01/19 06:28 PM #44    


Carol Williams (Atwood)

Did you go to Wiley Elementary School?

As I understand it, there was not a big turnout of Wiley alums.

Are you interested in a Wiley Elementary Facebook group for Wiley alums for our year? 

Let me know if you are!

10/04/19 10:46 AM #45    


Carol Williams (Atwood)

Can someone tell me the exact number of students that graduated from Broughton in 1969? Thank you!

10/06/19 11:13 AM #46    

Richard Wilson

I think they were around 650 graduates from Broughton.  Did you live on Marlow road??




10/08/19 10:15 AM #47    


Carol Williams (Atwood)

Nope! Cameron Village area.

11/05/19 02:33 PM #48    


Laurie Vass

I am having serious withdrawal syndrome every time I look at thes pics. I don't want this event to be over.

Too much fun

The sheriff said, "Boy I should've known it was you
You got fourteen people in the back of this truck
I warned you twice and now I'm writing you up"
I said "Officer, what have I done?"
He smiled and said, "Boy you're having too much fun"

03/25/21 08:54 AM #49    

Vernessa Riley (Foelix)

Hello Everyone,  I hope that you are doing well.  Are the Covid vaccines available to you by now? I am glad that we could enjoy a reunion before the Pandemic happened and hope that it will be over before long.  Hang in there!  Vernessa



03/28/21 07:57 PM #50    

Malinda Younts (Stallings)

Sadly, I saw in today's News and Observer that our classmate Carla Block died February 24th.  I remember Carla as a quiet spoken, sweet girl.  So sorry for her family.

Take care everyone.

Malinda Younts-Stallings

03/29/21 12:09 PM #51    

Carl Freedman

That is very sad news about Carla Block.  I did not know Carla extremely well, but did know her for a long time.  We were in the same 5th-grade class at A. B. Combs, and then were together at Broughton and later at UNC, where as freshmen we went out on one or two dates.  She was a nice person and very intelligent.  

03/29/21 02:25 PM #52    

Sarah Beth Miller

I am so very sorry to hear of Carla's passing. We were close friends at Broughton, through college, and beyond. She was an astonishing person with many gifts. Carla was an artist, she was brilliant, she had a talent for languages, and she was an insightful appreciator of literature, art, food & film. And, having spent countless hours in conversation with her, I can attest that she was hilarious! I will miss her forever.

03/29/21 05:21 PM #53    

Sheron Adele Harwood (Megredy)

So sorry to hear of the passing of Carla Block.  She was such a sweet, smart, lovely person.  I worked for her father, Dr. Bill Block, head of Politics Department, when I was an undergraduate at NCSU.  Her mother, Miriam Block, was a Raleigh City Council person.  Her parents were so outgoing.  But Carla was reserved, contemplative, and compassionate.  Glad to see that her career in the arts was so successful in New York.  She will be missed.       Sheron Harwood Megredy

03/30/21 11:17 AM #54    

Maralena Corter

Carla Block was a good friend in our high school days. She was brillilant and creative with a truely original mind. A gifted painter, designer and writer, even back then. In an era of conformity and questioning of norms, I treasured her unique outlook and insights. See you down the road, Carla.

03/30/21 06:22 PM #55    

Kurt Newman

I am so sad to hear about Carla. She was a wonderful person. I remember being around her a lot when our parents would get together because they were all Professors at NC State including Sara, Maryle, Jim Wise, Al Bredenberg and others. Kurt

03/31/21 10:29 AM #56    

Carolyn Joslin (Watson)

I remember Carla as an ideal of intelligence, personal dignity, beauty, and quiet kindness.  Requiescat in pace.

Carolyn Joslin Watson

03/31/21 12:03 PM #57    

Rebecca Stallings Crawford (Crawford)

I am so sad to read this.  Carla lived near me in the same general neighborhood growing up.  How witty and bright she was and funny and fun.  She will be missed until we meet again in the next place.... 

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