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E-Notice 2002-04

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THIS IS E-NOTICE 2002-4 OF APRIL 1, 2002

Hello Hornets!

Here are some items that might be of interest:

1. CLASS OF 1957 HOLDING 45 YEAR REUNION. The great Class of 1957 is holding reunion activities on June 28 and 29 to coincide with the Golf Outing/Surrattstock/All Classes Ride weekend. Please contact Rick Pope at for more information.

2. HORNET A RENOWNED CHEF. Kathleen Cianci (76) was nice enough to send this email: Dear Henry: Did you see the March Washingtonian magazine? It includes a very long article about The Inn at Little Washington, and Patrick O'Connell, its chef and co owner. Patrick is a world renowned chef, grew up in Clinton, and is a Surrattsville alumni. Kathleen I hope some of you have had, and will have, the opportunity to sample Patricks apparently outstanding cuisine.

3. SURRATTSTOCK TRIVIA. Starting with this e-Notice, well be publishing tidbits about the bands that will be performing at Surrattstock on 6/29 to get you attendees revved-up and in the mood for this truly once-in-a-lifetime, and extremely wild and crazy, event. Heres a matching pop trivia quiz on some of the great bands that will be playing at Surrattstock. Simply match each number with a letter and check you trivia knowledge with the answer key, below:

1. Played at the July 4, 1980 Washington Monument Concert 2. Did note-perfect renditions, including flute parts, of Jethro Tull material 3. Still going strong and playing together over 30 years later 4. Pick-up band that covered gigs other Surratts bands had to cancel 5. Guitar player named Bingo 6. Named for an actual business enterprise in Montgomery County 7. Called United Orange Mystic Blue and Big Boy back at Surratts 8. Lots of Allman Brothers tunes 9. Two brothers are members, including The Bull! 10. A Crusader Rabbit in the Paul Schaeffer role 11. Bassist now a renowned and sought-after session bassist 12. Guitarist went on to play in bands that opened for The Beach Boys, The Ventures and BTO 13. Its guitarist was formerly the drummer in Big Boy. 14. Guitarist played in fusion band Heartwood in Madison, WI with Mike Mihlbauer (71), and played in a band that opened for Junior Wells and Kansas. 15. Guitarist, vocalist and keyboard player is as at home with country music as with rock. 16. Sax player teaches music at St. Marys College

a. Union b. Blue Southern

c. Old But Not Cold d. Clinton All Star Orchestra e. Butlers Orchard

Tickets are still available for Surrattstock, but theyre going fast! The Classes of 61 through 80 are currently represented, with folks coming from such far-flung locales as Deltona, FL, Marietta, GA, Westport, CT, Allen, TX, and Hollywood (Maryland). A ticket order form is reprinted below, and attached.

p.s. One Surrattstock band is still looking for a female vocalist and a second trumpet player. Please send me an email at if youd be interested.

4. REMEMBERING VIETNAM VETERANS. I received this cool e-mail from Tim Pierce (77): Dear Henry: I participated in the All Classes Ride in 2000. Myself and others are going to do the " Run for the Wall" event from California to DC in May. I live in Las Vegas, NV, so I do not come back East too often, so I would like to get the word out that anyone who would like to join us for Rolling Thunder on Sunday, May 26. They can get back with me, or meet us at Harley Davidson of Washington in Ft Washington, MD to make the Run for the Wall. Thanks, Tim I hope a number of you will be able to join Tim (and me and Donna Rae) to form a Surrattsville contingent for this Ride to honor Americas Vietnam Veterans.

5. GOLF OUTING UPDATE. Golfers and sponsors continue to sign-up at a brisk pace for this years Foundation Golf Outing, to be held on Friday June 28 at Andrews. This is certain to be a fantastic event. A ticket order form, and a sponsorship form, are attached and reprinted below. (Please dont forget that were also seeking sponsors to purchase golfer tickets for members of the current Surratts golf team.)

6. CLASS-SPECIFIC WEB SITES SOUGHT. Our tireless web site volunteer, Mike Gifford (84), is standing by to add links on the web site to any Class-specific web sites that are out there on the internet (like the recent link he added to the great Class of 65 web site). If you have a Class-specific web site, drop me an email at and well create a link for you.

7. SOME CAPTIONS STILL NEEDED. Thanks to many tips from you, weve added captions to many of the photos on the Photo Archive section of the web site at Can any of you out there help to identify the remaining mystery Hornets, so we can have a caption to go with each photo? If so, please send me an email at

8. COMPUTERS NEEDED. The Media Center at the School is woefully short of computers. My partners at Smith & Downey just graciously donated seven computer work stations to the Foundation for use in the Media Center, and Id like to challenge those of you with access to used (or new) computers, through your business or otherwise, to consider donating some, as well. Ill bet that, given the size of our Surratts cyber-network, we can come up with the thirty or so computers necessary to upgrade the Media Centers computer lab.

9. SEEKING LOST HORNET. Can anyone help Bob Robey,, whos looking for Bill Mitchell, who graduated sometime around 1967?

10. A SMALL WORLD/GOOD CITIZEN STORY. I received this extremely nice letter from a stranger to Surratts, but very kind person, last month: Dear Surrattsville Alumni Association: I found a 1971 Surrattsville womans class ring inscribed with the initials DJB while digging in my garden. The ring is in excellent condition and I would like to return it to its owner. Thank you for your help. Grace, Annandale, VA. How about that for a kind gesture! And who says simple human kindness has gotten lost in this 21st century go-go age? Thanks Grace! (p.s. Were fairly certain the ring belongs to Deborah Joy Beaumont. Might any of you have any ideas on where we can find her?)

11. A SCHOOL NEEDS HELP. I received this e-mail from Yvonne Anatale Scott (72): Dear Henry: I work at a level six school. It's for troubled teens, all boys between 12 and 21. These boys have had extremely hard lives, have mental illnesses, behavioral problems and such. Anyway, we are nonprofit so anything donated is completely tax deductible. Our school is hurting for supplies in our music, shop (construction), art and computer classes. Do you think there may be some Hornets out there that would like to help these departments out? Thanks, Yvonne Anatale Scott, Might anyone have a line on the types of supplies Yvonnes school needs?

12. A HORNET CANDIDATE. We recently learned that John Pilkins (61) is running for the Maryland House of Delegates, District 32, (Glen Burnie, Severn, Linthicum, Ft. Meade, and environs). We wish John luck, and are proud that yet another Hornet is willing to embark on the too-often thankless job of public service. (John can be reached at

13. A HELPING OF HUMBLE PIE. Heres an item sent in by Debbie Long (71) that might help keep some of us aging children who feel younger than our years humble and in our places: Dear Henry: Heres a story for the next e-Notice: While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray haired man with the deeply lined face was too old to have been my classmate. After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local high school. "Yes," he replied. "When did you graduate?" I asked. He answered, "In 1962." "Why, you were in my class!" I exclaimed. He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the cherry blossoms, and I look forward to seeing many of you at the June 28 - June 30 events!

Best regards, Henry Smith (71),


ELEANOR GLADMON, mother of Carol Gladmon Taylor (74) and Diane Gladmon Rosin (76), passed away on January 13, 2002.




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