Alabaster Reporter - Published 11:56am Friday, June 7, 2013
By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist
Wayne Weathers knows he is the product of good folks because many older Shelby Countians remember his dad, Emory Weathers, who was a very popular jail deputy who loved to talk the Lord up to anyone willing to listen.
Wayne and brother Emory attended school in Montgomery. Weathers graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in July 1965. Having been a member of the ROTC in high school, Weathers was eager to get his military obligation behind him so he joined the National Guard’s 731st Maintenance Battalion while still in high school. Weathers served in the Guard until July 1972.
Weathers jokes that he couldn’t decide on a career choice so he “fooled around with selling racing tires.”
“I’m still trying to find my career path,” joked Weathers.
An Old Man’s Observations on the Observance of Memorial Day
By Ken Hamilton on Monday, May 28, 2012
- War is hell . . . is an untruth, as Hell is a defined region of torture and torment and only exists for those Believers of Heaven, while war is borderless, and being unfettered devours equally the innocent and guilty, the sinners and saints, the Believers and non-believers.
- War is loneliness . . . an ever present heavy shadow dragging along behind, making each step a drudgery, always on the periphery of your vision never allowing you to fully confront its life draining visage.
- War is heartache . . . like a fiery spike in your heart and a relentless kick in the gut over and over again each time your mind drops its defenses, allowing the hurtful memories to regain a foothold.
The Sidney Lanier Class of 1961 had a "Turning 70 Birthday Party" on Saturday night, April 27th, at the Montgomery Capital City Club. The class, having celebrated their 50th Graduation Class Reunion two years ago, decided to get together to celebrate this milestone in their lives, TURNING THE BIG 70!
Ninety-two attendees, including classmates, spouses or dates, gathered at 5 PM on the Terrace Lounge of the Club for cocktails and then proceeded to the beautiful Montgomery Room for a fabulous dinner prepared especially for them. No formal program was planned so that there would be plenty of time for just visiting and enjoying one another's company, and that they did.
Most high school classes think theirs was the best, and the Lanier Class of 1961 is no different. There is a lot of love and respect for each other, as evident by the great time spent together on this historic evening.