Over the past several years a network has developed of alumni from the various high schools in the Atlanta area. This has been facilitated by the rise of the internet. Delphi Forums has been a particularly active host to these forums, with sites for Roosevelt, Sylvan Hills, Murphy, Brown, Gordon, Fulton, and quite a few others. One of the more active ones has been my alma mater Roosevelt High. For those of you more recently arrived in the intown neighborhoods, Roosevelt is now that large set of brick condos with the green dome overlooking Southside High and Glenwood Park. But it was Girl's High from the 1920s to 1947, then it became Roosevelt High until its closing in 1985.
Every year there is a general reunion for all the classes, which has lately been organized by Ford Chance of the Class of 1959. This year it was at the Charles Eliot Wildlife Center near Mansfield. We had around 230 people in attendance. It's always a fascinating experience for me, not only catching up with old friends, but learning about the history of the neighborhoods comprising the Roosevelt area from various decades.
I was so busy talking in fact, that I did a really terrible job of photographing the event. But click on this link to see some of my photos, such as they are.
I suspect that some much better photos of the event will appear on the website of James Stephens, another RHS alum who like me, still lives in the neighborhood, and like me, has a deep love of and interest in the history of the neighborhood. Visit and browse his site from time to time. There's a lot of interesting stuff there.