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Hello Hornets:

Here are some items that may be of interest:

1. FINAL DAYS OF ANNUAL CAMPAIGN. Many thanks to the selfless generosity of the donors to the Foundation's 2003 annual campaign listed below.  Contributions to the annual campaign in years like 2003 in which the Foundation does not have a scheduled fund-raiser are especially important. A donor form is reprinted below, and can be printed from the Foundation's web site at, if you'd like to make a contribution to this very worthy cause.

2. FOUNDATION INTERN HARD AT WORK. We're delighted to report that this year's Foundation intern, Jenese Reed ('06) is hard at work on a number of School-based Foundation initiatives. For example, Jenese, parent volunteer Paula Reed, and Foundation Historian Shelby Lee Opperman (79) are working hard to install in a permanent showcase in the School lobby the great School History display that Shelby put together for the Y2K events. We're really grateful for Jenese's efforts on behalf of the Foundation!

3. ADDITIONAL HORNET FEATURED IN POST. In the last e-Notice, we ran an item about the September 27 Washington Post real estate section article entitled "Splendor in the Grass and a Sense of History in MD", spotlighting Clinton. Vicky Young (57) sent me an email noting that the article mentioned Paul Goddard's produce stand at the corner of Thrift and Brandywine Roads. Paul is a member of the Surratts Class of 62.
Thanks to Vicky for pointing out this additional Hornet connection in that nice Post article.

4. MORE MERLIN DIALECT. In response to the Merlin vocabulary item in the last e-Notice, I received this nice email: "Hi Henry: I loved the "Merlin dialect" article! There is another "word" that was pointed out to my linguistics class by a professor at FSU: "Aln't no": What you say when you can't answer a question. Thanks for the newsletters. Arlene "Trish Mahler" Coccia (73)"

5. CLASS OF 70 LADIES' ROUND-UP. The annual Class of 70 "Ladies'
Round-up" event was recently held here in Baltimore. Our tireless web master, Mike Gifford (84), has just posted a cool photo from this event on the Foundation's web site at Those of you from that era at Surratts might want to see how many of these fellow, and extremely youthful, Hornets you can recognize in the photo.

6. NEWS OF BLESSED EVENTS. I received this nice email from Erin McMahon Luckeydoo (88): "Hi Henry: Would you please announce the birth of yet another two McMahan grandchildren? Matthew (Ryken 96) and Julie McMahan had a little girl on November 5th. Morgan is doing well. This is the third child for Matt and Julie. Megan (Surrattsville 91-92, graduated Ryken 95) and Mike Franklin had a little boy, Robert Joseph, "RJ", born November 14th in Longwood, FL. RJ weighed in at 6lbs 2oz and 20 inches long. This is the first for Megs and Mike. (And Megs says her last!) at now makes a total of seven grandchildren for my dad, Ed McMahan (66) and his wife, Alice and our Mom, Paula (67) deceased. Sincerely, Erin"
Congratulations to these proud parents!

7. REALITY CHECK. In case you haven't seen it, I thought you might enjoy Beloit College's annual entering college class (the Class of 2007) "world view" list. I imagine the following might make many of you realize just how long you've actually been around!

"To better understand how the class of 2007 thinks, most of whom were born in 1985, read this and feel your age:

1. Ricky Nelson, Richard Burton, Samantha Smith, Laura Ashley, Orson Welles, Karen Ann Quinlin, Benigno Aquino, and the U.S. Football League have always been dead.
2. They are not familiar with the source of that "Giant Sucking Sound."
3. Iraq has always been a problem.
4. "Ctrl + Alt + Del" is as basic as "ABC."
5. Paul Newman has always made salad dressing.
6. Pete Rose has always been a gambler.
7. Bert and Ernie are old enough to be their parents.
8. An automatic is a weapon, not a transmission.
9. Russian leaders have always looked like leaders everyplace else.
10. The snail darter has never been endangered.
11. There has always been a screening test for AIDS.
12. Gas has always been unleaded.
13. They never heard Howard Cosell call a game on ABC.
14. The United States has always had a Poet Laureate.
15. Garrison Keillor has always been live on public radio and Lawrence Welk has always been dead on public television.
16. Their families drove SUVs without "being fuelish."
17. There has always been some association between fried eggs and your brain.
18. They would never leave their calling card on someone's desk.
19. They have never been able to find the "return" key.
20. Computers have always fit in their backpacks.
21. Datsuns have never been made.
22. They have never gotten excited over a telegram, a long distance call, or a fax.
23. The Osmonds are just talk show hosts.
24. Undergraduate college athletes have always been a part of the NBA and NFL draft.
25. They have always "grazed" for food.
26. Three-point shots from "downtown" have always been a part of basketball.
27. Test tube babies are now having their own babies.
28. Stores have always had scanners at the checkout.
29. The Army has always driven Humvees.
30. Adam and PC Junior computers had vanished from the market before this generation went online.
31. The Statue of Liberty has always had a gleaming torch.
32. They have always had a pin number.
33. Banana Republic has always been a store, not a puppet government in Latin America.
34. Car detailing has always been available.
35. Directory assistance has never been free.
36. The Jaycees have always welcomed women as members.
37. There has always been Lean Cuisine.
38. They have always been able to fly Virgin Atlantic.
39. There have never been dress codes in restaurants.
40. Doctors have always had to deal with "reasonable and customary fees"
and patients have always had controls placed on the number of days they could stay in a hospital.
41. They have always been able to make photocopies at home.
42. Michael Eisner has always been in charge of Disney.
43. They have always been able to make phone calls from planes.
44. Yuppies are almost as old as hippies.
45. Rupert Murdoch has always been an American citizen.
46. Strawberry Fields have always been in New York.
47. Rock n' roll has always been a force for social good.
48. Killer bees have always been swarming in the U.S.
49. They have never seen a first lady in a fur coat.
50. Don Imus has always been offending someone in his national audience.

I hope this e-Notice finds you in the middle of a wonderful holiday season!

Best regards, Henry Smith (71),


Pat Becker Oles (71)
Henry Smith (71)
Donna Rae Sturtevant Smith (70)
Kristine Seaquist Easley-Agee (70)
Lee Pascasio (64)
Steve Profilet (71), in memory of Doris Profilet Coral Ann Kupfer (65) Carol Tisdale Whitsell (64) Richard Neilan (82), In Memory of Charlie Waddell Homer Revis (56) Joan Revis (61) Eileen Johnson Ford (75), In Memory of Charlie Waddell Anon, In Memory of Col. Francis O'Clair Robert Kane (68) Paul Monaghan (59) Helen Bovhjerg Niedung (54) Edward Jaffe (65) Scott McWhirt (71) Michael Cassidy (87) Suzanne Meilert Fields (71) Jim Turner (71) Barbara Misiewicz Bailey (63) Carol Fite Mothershead (65) Larry Mothershead (65) Melissa Gilcrest (69) Nancy Oursler Maynard (65) Tami McDowell Ayres (77) Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (60) Pamela Roundy Hicks (63) Lark Bergwin Anderson (71)



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