Painting of Treadwell High School - Click on image to see larger view
Thanks to Gene Dawson (class of '64) for scanning this painting
I have to admit that for many years, I never gave Treadwell High a second thought. I went off to college (Ole Miss) in '68, and after that spent many years living in Mississippi. Then I moved to Florida in '83, and have been out-of-touch with everyone from my Treadwell High days.
This all changed when I was web-surfing one day and saw an ad for Classmates.com. I spotted a familiar name (Hi Fran!) on the message board, answered her message, and discovered that we were both living in the Gainesville, FL area. What a surprise! We immediately made plans for lunch, and spent the time catching up on each other's lives and reminiscing over the '68 yearbook.
Looking over the yearbook made me wonder what happened to all those eager young faces, so full of hopes and dreams and potential. We had our whole lives ahead of us and couldn't wait to get out of high school and (for many of us) free of parental supervision. Where is everyone now? How have their lives turned out?
Fran showed me her photo of the 50th birthday party for the Class of 68, and I immediately regretted that I didn't attend. Now I can't wait for the next reunion! I borrowed her photo and scanned it, so click here to check it out.
Then I got the idea to assemble a list of interesting Treadwell links. Some of these people went to Treadwell before I did, and others long afterward. But we all have one thing in common - Treadwell High touched our lives!
PS: Check out my latest project:
I'll update this page as I come across stuff of interest, so stay tuned!