The Genealogical Society has a collection of Watson High School photos, some of them have names, but a lot do not.
We need help to get as many as we can identified. The years involved are in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
We have a couple of Watson annuals in our library and I?have been able to get some identified by using the annuals and also help from former students.
I know there are former students who can help me. If there are students who have annuals laying around, perhaps they can share them with us as a source of information. We would be very grateful. We need to preserve this part of history from our area.
Since we are all hunkered down in our homes for an unknown period of time, please make a search for any annuals you may have. Make this a project to work on. It will help pass time away.
After this is over, and we come and go where we want to, call me at 962-1501 and I will be glad to meet you and see how many names you can put with a face on a photo, or I?can just let you look through the photos.
You may find your grandparents, parents or even yourself in these photos? Did you play football? We have several photos of football teams.
This is the generation to get them named and we really want to get this information on these photos.
So please help.
Please stay safe during this stressful time in our lives.
Thank you for printing this letter.
Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society Pine Street, Covington
Expressed are my firm outlined views on this global pandemic.
This is the first part of this series.
1. This outbreak is indeed a very, very serious matter!
No one should downplay it. This could easily lead to catastrophe if people totally ignore it.
2. There is no easy way out when it comes to dealing with this potential pandemic. Losses will be great regardless of which routes are pursued.
3. Now is not the time to play “politics” with this crisis.
Many millions of lives are at stake and simple, well-laid, and structured solutions are in order.
4. The American people cannot rely on the White House and federal government to solve this issue for them. They must rely much more on state and local governments to provide leadership on this blight.
5. There is no need to panic but precautions must be taken.
Directives from the government must be strictly followed. Casual approaches will not work.
6. This is war.
All must think and act for the collective good now.
Whether one likes him or not, President Trump is now the boss of all American people.
While we are free to express our views, we must place our trust and confidence in his leadership.
In a time of crisis, especially on an unprecedented basis, there can only be one ultimate leader.
All must try to co-operate as much as possible.
Please also support Governor Northam and local officials as well.
Very Truly Yours,
Valley Ridge Road, Covington
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