Stories & Recollections of Etowah . . .
as told by ~ Richard Brown & Friends
Address delivered at the 2014 dedication of
the memorial plaque for Etowah High School 1928 - 1960
Thanks for the Memories
Thanks for the memories . . . of our days at Etowah
attending class and playing ball
of our class picnics and senior trips,
and the hallway chatter, that seemed to matter.
For rock and roll music that we all loved best
Elvis and Ricky and all the rest.
We’d play our games then circle Brock's
in poodle skirts and bobby sox.
Some pegged their pants and greased their hair
in hopes of a good looking gal to snare.
We dragged Main Street with trophy held high
touting our victory with a hearty cry.
We loved coach Woodson and Mr Peek too.
Most of our teachers were a pretty good crew.
We shared our feelings and were best of friends
hoping the good times would never end.
Bus rides to school and home again
chatting while sitting next to a friend.
Miniature golf and the skating rink too
were some of the things that we liked to do.
Drive-in movies were a great place to go,
especially with someone that you loved so.
Young love was often in control of our mind
dating and hoping our soulmate to find.
The arrival of annuals, near the end of year
gave us a thrill that we all held dear.
We would sign on our pictures to let people know
not to forget us, through the ebb and the flow
Now over fifty years later we still have that bond
that comes from the place of which we’re so fond.
The big schools of today will never compare
with all of the friendships we had to share
The love and respect we had for each other
in this day and age is hard to discover.
We loved that experience and never forget
had not been for Etowah we might never have met.