1928 - Alderson High School - 1968

 

 

Authors Article Index

These are articles submitted by the Alumni - Listed alphabetically

Belinda Anderson

History Highlights & Tantalizing Tidbits

 

H. R. Ayres - Graduate 1953

The Race That Never Was

Tales From the End of the Bridge

The Chief

Sonny Bennett - Graduate 1957

Then and 50 Years Later

BobbyBlack - Graduate 1941

Paul Bland - Graduate 1956

My First Day Out For Football How Boys from Greenbrier County Split the Atom Balled Sausages, Home Made Soap
A SCARECROW AND A THICKET OF CORN TWO HEADED SNAKES, BIG FOOT,
RUSH LIMBAUGH AND ELVIS
Freemasons, The Knights Templar Magic Underwear and The Death of A. A. Asbury
A Political Tale A. A. MEETS A PARADOX Private Detective Stone Cold
Private Detective Stone Cold The Controllers Flying June Bugs, Half Way Island.......
Flying June Bugs, Half Way Island....... Kentucky Basketball The Truth Behind Global Warming
Kudzu, Kudzu Zombies And..... Boozer Tests for a Ph.D. Boozer and Eight Ball Discuss Politics
Peg With A Peg Leg Intelligent Bacteria It Just Doesn’t Add Up And Can You Figure It Out?
A Missing Dollar Bill    

Linda Cohernour

More on Jones' Diamond

Doug Crawford

West Virginia Storm

Tom Dameron - Graduate 1955

The Alderson Advertiser Alderson Then Inaugural Memories
The First Football Game in Alderson Christmas in Alderson Memorial Brick Project - Alderson Alumni Park
Translation Time The Aldersonian What Does The Motto Mean?
Support The “Jeep”  Campaign An Open Letter to the Loyal Readers of the “Aldersonian” Gifts to the Alderson Depot

Dan Duff - Graduate 1958

Dan Duff started writing articles around the year 2000 under the series name of "On My Duff" and wrote almost once a month until his passing on April 23, 2012. Below are the list of articles of humorous and serious subjects.

Herman Foster - Graduate 1944

Recollections

Richard Hughes - Graduate 1961

Alderson Football Memories Experiences of Alderson Battling Basketball
Early Defeat-Helpful Benefits AN UNSPOKEN, UNSIGNED DREAM DIES IN THE MOUNTAINS Two Great Friends
Unique Alderson Margin of Error Alderson Effort
Great Awakening When the role is called up yonder
Great Nation  A Nearsighted Adventure North to Asbury 
Last Revenge Brutal Summer Job Snowflake Job
McLaughlin Discipline RAW EMOTIONS Violence in the Car
The Day In Alderson the Bell Tolled For Me Words of Guidance, Words of Wisdom, Words of Power The Battle in the River
EVENT OF DESTINY, AMAZING MIRACLE Welfare, Yes or No Wicked, Evil, Diabolical Criminals
I Sure Miss Johnny Johnson Two Sinners, One Saint Cold Reality
Hated Enemy, Total Victory, Quinnwood I Am From Alderson ONE YOUTH FROM LONG AGO
Urban Vs Rural Pure Pleasure, Total Joy VIRGINIA MCLAUGHLIN ONE GREAT PERSON
ONE GREAT PLEASURE JUST LIKE MY YOUTH Always Fear the Pit COUNTRY MUSIC JOKE BOX INSPIRATION
Return to the Mountain Beauty A Sensational Play from the Distant Past Marching Toward Victory
An Opinion Global Warming Guns
The Real Threat My Dollar, Your Dollar, Our Dollar The Mountains
Free Travel In Out Country WHAT AM I ENTITLED TO? Better Grass
Back Country Americana Pleasure Health Plan Profiling
Amazing Mortgages Iron Connections Hitch Hiking
Apology PRE EXISTING YOUR ANCESTORS, MY ANCESTORS, OUR ANCESTORS
Harry Meredith A Concept Service
The Worst And Best Day Of My Life Tolerance Vs Decadence Beyond The Pale
Unique Privilege, Remarkable Challenge, Alderson Can It Be True? True Danger
A Moronic Situation Remember the Scouts? Remember Howard McVey? A SHOT NEVER FORGOTTEN
SUDDEN DEATH, TERRIBLE SADNESS Socialism on Display MEANS TESTING, RIGHT OR WRONG
Jobs Socialized Democracy Currency Dissipation
WHY WE ARE A GREAT GREAT NATION Such Fun Gasoline Prices
ENTITLEMENTS Really Saving Social Security THANK YOU WYATT DUNCAN
A RECENT PERCEPTION OF EUROPE AND AFRICA Currency Dissipation and Patriotism THE BEST REUNION IN HISTORY, EVER
A LIFE WELL LIVED HANDLE YOUR OWN MONEY A SUPPER PERSON
THE FED AND OUR STOCK MARKET WHY EUROPE IS IN DANGER A Great Great Man Dies
Protest, Join In Herman Cain, Operable Or Inoperable The War On Wealth, Hard Millionaire, Soft Millionaire
INTELLIGENCE OR CONVICTION THE BEST COFFEE EVER, IN THE WORLD Living Creatures And Me
Panama, ONE PERSONS IMPRESSION An Alderson Hero THE REAL STRUGGLE, THE SURVIVAL FIGHT
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO FRED? CONFLICTS WITH RICK SANTORUM! HOW TO PLEASE YOUR WIFE!
ABSOLUTE VICTORY DIETS, DO THEY WORK? WHAT ARE THEY? HONEST ANGER
NEW YORK CITY PARADISE DAVID SHIELDS - A MAN IN EVERY SENSE ECONOMIC EQUALITY, ECONOMIC IMMORALITY
THE ABSOLUTE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD Our Leader Is Wrong JOB, THE IMPLICATIONS
Woody Bowers - AHS Teacher WHY THE INTEREST RATES ARE SO LOW America, TIME TO LOVE IT
ISRAEL, A GREAT NATION Great Inspirational Music THE DEBATES - A REAL EDUCATION!
EXAMINE THE CHOICES Howard McVeigh, My Favorite Scout Master! Death, What Does it Mean?
THE BEST RETURN EVER? Elephants Are Noble Creatures! A Serious Advanced Nation
The Brutal Death Of A Loved One Komodo Dragon Living Dinosaurs
A Football Hero On The Line! The Night I Scored 53 Points In Less Than 3 Quarters! Living Dinosaurs
WHAT A GAME! WHAT A TEAM! WHAT A PLAYER! A Great Man, A Great Coach Super Bowl Observations
A Really Great Person Named Charley Crawford Another Unsung Alderson Hero A Real Adventure From Long Long Ago
A True Tale in Alderson from Long Ago

Gailia Ann Johnson

French, The Alderson Lion

Jim Jones - Graduate 1959

Fables 1 Fables 2 Fables 3 Fables 4

Herman King - Graduate 1949

The Old Country House Remembering Ike and Bess The Greenbrier Ghost
Halloween Another Tale for Halloween November
My Life in Radio My Life in Radio II My Life in Radio, Part III
Here's To The Girls of 49 YOU SAY GOLF I SAY GULF WHAT DID HAPPEN TO RANDOLPH SCOTT?
The Duke My Favorite Movie National Poetry Month
PASS THE SPAGHETTI Appalachian Farewell Raw Head & Bloody Bones
Long Winding Trail My One True Love My Favorite Holiday
Christmas The Sweet Bird of Youth Vanishing Americana
Multicultural Icons A Very Curious Coincidence The Fields of Forever
The Liar-in-Chief Intelligent Universe or Stupid Universe Throw The Politicians Out, Not the Tea
Play More Golf, Mr. President, Please! Long Winding Trail Political Correctness and Truth:
Family Feud Worst Thing in the World. The Good Old Days
My Favorite Art Gallery Unhappy Halloween Flyover Country
Welcome Back Christmas The Red Man Relatively Speaking
The Times They Are A-Changing What law of supply and demand? Theory of Everything
Did you say conspiracy theory? Order or Chaos? Presidential Insurance
For The Birds The Slow Month How Not to use the Internet
hooray (lower case) for hollywood Hollywood And History Babel
The Sound of Silence Memories Are Made Of This Long Winding Trail
Eschew Obfuscation The Call of the Faraway Hills Pity the poor Republicans
The Supermarket Jungle Pork chops or Broccoli? Time and the River
Honest Abe: an oxymoron Pearl and John  

John McCurdy - Graduate 1949

Federal Reformatory for Women Series Frank Crawford  Jute Burger
Kamp Kneedeep @ Douthat Creek Birth of James Hunting Camp 
The Unlocked Door "Moochie" Tyler Miss Cottie Fitzpatrick 
My Yearly Swim The Things That a Man’s Life is Made Of Cully’s Fishing Trip
A Possibly True Story Boat-building on the Greenbrier The Joy of Cooking
Why I Write "Ek" Carter Moonshine
Unc Vaughn A Good Days Work Alderson Boys vs. Camp Greenbrier
Camp Perry Memories of the State Fair Vegemite and Marmite
 Massey’s Death by Drowning On a Road Near Lewisburg Most Romantic Moments
The Lumber in the Garage Trying to Get Over in AHS The Clock on the Mantle
Lt. Montgomery’s Car Federal Reformatory for Women Series Two Stories 
Little Ottie’s Last Hike Phoebe Needles Musing About Welfare
Baughman's Fort The Tell-Tale Sign The Alderson Iron Works
Punch Jones and His Rock Fairy Tale "Wire" Grimmett
Elmhurst Bridges of Flowers I Don’t Smell Nuthin
Coffee and Pistol Shooting The American Chestnut Tree The Upper Room
Pat Robertson Eggs Celebrate Life
Cleo Gay Woofter Butcher Camping  A Trip From the President
Sam Meads October on the Greenbrier Things Pretty Much Stayed the Same
Old Man Dixon The Christmas Elf Was it Really that Bad?
A Death in the Family Canned Milk Driving as I Grow Older
Notions Disgusted The New Car Urge
To Control Or Not To Control Life in the Watch Towers Memories of Lexington and V. M. I.
The Trunk Room Remember How it Was The Aggravations of Life and Memory
The Search for Our Roots I Wonder Why It Is? Test For We Senior Drivers
Home At Last, Etc My Introduction to How the Other Half Live The Eagle
GRINNING HOUND DOG Thanksgiving And Beyond Sidney Skaggs Home and Latest Visit
It's Not Too Late To Save The Ham Some Roads Traveled The Election 
The Almost Was, Tried to be Jailbreak! Looking Back To Petersburg TWISTY MOUNTAIN ROADS AND...
Jimmy's Final Resting Place Our Dogs They Serve!
His Eye Is On The Sparrow Be Prepared The Day After
I hope we don't fall off the cliff! Driving With Mr. McCurdy I Got It, Now What?
Lets Go Buy A Gun Cavendish, Shawver and Melvin Huffman It Has Been Nearly a Year
An Empty Feeling Alderson Golf Course Mandy
Silk Embroidered Scarves A Reunion Class Letter - 2009 Cy Twombly
A Love Song Scam Methodism In Alderson, West Virginia
It Was A Rout! Rockefeller's Blizzard On Cheat Mountain in Winter

Alex McLaughlin - Graduate 1961

Wicked, Evil, Diabolical Criminals Where the Rhododendron Grows ASBURY, WV CALLING PORTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
MRS. KEADLE CHOOSES ME Musings on the Human Memory CHASING MIRAGES
The Pebble in the Brain EMAILS ON PREPARATION FOR THE BIG RACE A SLOW DAY IN WEST VIRGINIA
A SUBURB OF ALDERSON TWO WEEKS OUT OUR BEST RECOLLECTIONS
STREAMS OF MEMORIES TIME TRAVELERS TIME PASSES ME BY
WVA Coach Bobby Huggins THERE I GO AGAIN ALL THE WORLD IS A MARKETPLACE
THEM DAM MICE My Space HUG THE LAWYERS IT IS CHRISTMAS TIME
MYSTERY OF A CHARLESTON SIDEWALK WIRE’S REVENGE DO YOU THINK THE RAIN WILL HURT .......
THE DAY THE SPACESHIP LANDED IN ALDERSON You Go Girl THE BRUCES, HEIDI AND PUSHINKA
Alderson Brothers WE ARE FROM ALDERSON AND WE ARE HERE.... RICK HUGHES JUST TEXTED ME ...
Our Bravest Warrior DÉJÀ WHO OR  SCOTLAND GO BRAGH THEY CALLED THE WIND DERECHO
MY FRIEND THE DEMOCRAT FACE BOOK RAMBLINGS AND RANTINGS GORDON WASHBURN'S HOUSE
PRETTY IS HOMELY DOES SOMETHING TO MAKE EVERYBODY MAD WHY HOSTESS WON'T CLOSE
HOOP DREAMS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND GURUS RANTS FOR ALL GENERATIONS LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DOG ZAZU
ALDERSON BROADUS PROGRESS AND OLD ROUTE 60 IDLE RESEARCH
ODE TO AN ALFALFA FIELD THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS MR. WONG AND MR. RIGHT
The Day Erin Brockovich Came To Charleston THAT GOSH DARNED GRASS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
Small Town Friday Nights Breaking News Distance Runner Spotted Training In Alderson When I Grow Up
Now And Then Opinings On Marriage The Ending Of All Hope
MY HERO FRIEND Yes Dear The Hero I Came To Admire
The End Of Innocence    

Mary Manda McThenia - Graduate 1951

My Town Music Lessons Mary Estella Nelson

Lois McVey

Memories of the State Fair 

Barbara Miner - Graduate 1960

1950’s Memories of Alderson Miracles Do Happen Boys on the Farm –Mowing 
Saved by Junior One Way to Become a Big Farm (Farmer) Merry Christmas To All!
Nostalgic Thoughts: 1950's Picture-Perfect Alderson    

Fran O'brien - Alderson

AHS Football 1932    

Causby Parker  - Graduate 1966

Alderson Grist Mill Photos Hickory Grove Church Blaker Mills Church/School
Hickory Grove School Old Greenbrier Baptist Church More Photo Tours
From The Heart Of A Mother Pence Springs Airport Strollin' Across The Bridge In The Spring
Carriage Ride At The Blue Baked Steak Dinner at the Community Center 2015 Alderson Quilters & Crafters Retreat
Alderson Loosing Another Business    

Ward Parker  - Graduate 1962

Ward's Wanderings Memories of the State Fair Writing Your Own Ticket
The Marrying Car Horses One Man Dreams Of Power
Plans For A Mountain Top Airport    

Geraldine "Diddle" Pezzanite

The Pezzanite Family

Tom Roush - Graduate 1948

The Depot

Memories of Those Gone By

David Shields - Graduate 1958

Bigger Schools Thompson's Song  Saturday Matinee Kissing Practicum
Self-Examination 50 Year Old Apology White Guilt is Propriety
HATS AND COATS AND SETTING SUN Uncan's Bridge of Peace All about me
Confession And Redemption LICKING THE RATS BARACK'S BURDEN OF GENIUS
A VISIT TO ALDERSON The Tale of August Giving Thanks
CHASING WOMEN IN ALDERSON GOP MAY GET OBAMA RE-ELECTED LEGACY OF THE SIXTIES
Good Bye, My Faithful and Good Friend    

Mary Morgan - Graduate 1942

Grandfather James Daniel Beckett Memories of the State Fair  Another View of the Massey Suicide
More on the FWR AHS Band Memories - Part Two WWII-Era Stories
Blue Sulphur Springs Memories July 4th / PGA Conflict Memories Of The 2013 4th Of July
Best Wishes for Peace and Good Health in 2014 Mary's March: A Social Activist's Life  

Mary M. Steele Morgan & Amanda Iodice Graduates 1942 & 1951

Pence Springs Memories 

Jim Thurmond - Graduate 1953

Modern-day Mechanize Movements More Classic Comic Stories Alderson's Finest Lawmen
Playing Basketball  How Uncle Harry Saved My Butt I MISS MY FRIEND
Graduation Day Some Thoughts About James Johnson 10 Seconds Of Glory

Patty Mann Underwood - Graduate 1950

To Give Back

Barry Worrell  - Graduate 1957

Christmastime July 4th, 1998  Keeney's Knob
Nickells' Store The Greenbrier The Theatre
Pro Football Road Ramblin's River Ramblin's
Legend of Oooie-Egghead The Slap Heard Around The Worrell The Ranting of the Retiree
The "Fairness Doctrine" Stimulus Check: What to do An Aldersonian’s Lament
Little Stinker Devil's Highway Mr. Townley: Businessman
My Proud Invention Classic Comics? An Adventurous Trip To Ronceverte
The Story Behind the Story - Editorial More Rantings of a Retiree Ranting of a Retiree Vol 3
Alderson's Ferry Congratulation, Aldersonian The Alpine Revisited
More Memories of Karl Ray Fitzgerald Nana's Cake Pan A Day in the Life of a Little Tyke
The Weeds - Editorial What I know about humor, I learned in Church! In Case You Haven't Heard Vol. 1
In Case You Haven't Heard Vol. 2  In Case You Haven't Heard Vol. 3 Something I Wanted to Get Off My Chest
Mystery At Midnight Dear Mr. President Alderson Pharmacy
Hoppy, Gene & Me My Favorite Computer Story "Watch For Fallen Rock"
SB1070 How Could I Have Forgotten? The Ultimate Invasion
It Isn't What You Think! Such Drama My Christmas List
The Rantings of a Retiree Vol 4. There goes my blood pressure! What Really Happen To Wire's Teeth
The Time Bill Gates And I Had.... May Day I've Heard That Before, But Where?
The Rantings of a Retiree Vol. 5 Remember Mutt and Jeff? Chasing The Unicorn - Political Commentary
From The Aldersonian, November 1956 Seven Ways to Stimulate the Economy Christmas Already?
What Is Fair The Greenbrier Hotel Via Post Card This is America, Isn't It?
Scooter's Christmas Story Movie: The Iron Lady The Rantings Of A Retiree Vol 6
Summers County Attempts To Annex Alderson Daniel Edward Duff The Rantings Of A Retiree Vol 7
Automobile Ads in Alderson West Virginia State Fair, Again Women, Perils, And The Movies
Radio Days Investments I Fought The Rooster And He Won
Halloween Came Late This Year / An Editorial Christmas News Letter Goodbye Annette, You Were The Ginchiest!
I Was A Paper Boy In Alderson Settin' On The Porch In The Rain Mary, Mary, Quite Extraordinary
Starring: Randolph Scott In: Her Name is Ellie - The Adventures in Baby Sitting I'll Be Home For Christmas
My View On Health Care Long Ago In 1939 Friend: Dan Duff
Minus-One of Life's Little Pleasures Alderson's Beautician Going to the dogs
Do Your Remember: The Alley Railroad Avenue In 1930s My Favorite Alien
But I'll Never Do That Again Aldersonian Reporter Awarded Boy, That Must Have Been One Dizzy Lizard
Another Christmas Elf Story Rising Sun Ranch The Y. M. C. A
Thanksgivings 2016 Fire Truck Or Theater?  

Aldersonian Profiles - Various Authors

Coach Abe McLaughlin

Curt Shawver

Bill Simmons Turns 90

Mrs. Pearl Dameron Johnson Mrs. Ossie Keadle

Causby Parker Given Award

Beckley Register-Herald Article

Greenbrier River Span Named for Local WWII Hero