2012 RA Taft 50th Year Reunion For 1962 Graduates

June 10th, 2022

It’s been 10 years since the RA Taft Class of 1962 celebrated their 50th class reunion at the Crown Plaza Convention Center in Blue Ash.  It is now part of the Quality Inn Group.

It was disappointing that a 60th reunion didn’t take place but with fewer participants, Covid, and other extenuating circumstances it is not surprising that there wasn’t a follow-up.

Below are some of the photos I took in 2012.

Dennis Whitehead, Gladys Morton, and Wardell Harper in the rear. I don’t know the one lady standing or the other two sitting but John Carroll is seated at the far right. They are mostly from the Class of 1961.
Eddie Gray and A. King
Hanging out with the fellas the night before the 50th Reunion. Snake, John Posey, and Skip Harrison. Kneeling in front unknown
Sandra “Kitty” Richardson Graham.  Pigskin Preview Queen back in the day
Bennie May Ray and Barbara Arnold
Ruby Davis and Eddie Gray
Ruby Davis and Mary Caitlin
Raymond “Butch” Harrison. Butch is a first cousin of mine. His father and my father were brothers. My dad James was the oldest and his dad Thomas Ray was the second oldest of 9 children.
Walt “The Snake” Williams
Vivian Broach Bobo and Reginald “Reggie” Jenkins
Skip Harrison
Skip Harrison
Martha Moore Bolden
Skip Harrison and Vivian Broach Bobo
Vivian Broach Bobo
Willa Mae Shelby left, Carolyn Gilley(?), and Patricia Canady right.
John Harshaw in background. Ruby Davis to the left.

The Reason I Don’t Buy From Best Buy

I ordered an in stock piece of electronic gear online from Best Buy. On checkout the delivery date was to have been the next day. Now, I really didn’t need it the next day but I was impressed with their commitment and it set my expectations.

The following day around 4:30 in the afternoon I received a text message from Best Buy letting me know my item was being delayed in shipment but would arrive the following day. I thought that was nice of them to let me know and the next day would be fine.

It’s now day three and the item still has not arrived and there’s no word from Best Buy or the carrier OnTrac.

Again, I really didn’t need the item and it’s actually a Christmas gift for someone but when you tell someone you’re going to do something and you don’t follow through an explanation is warranted. I wonder why Amazon is so successful?

Follow-up post.