Dora High School Yearbooks Now Online
Andrea Creel McClain, Rebecca Phillips Wade, Lacy Barnett, Rebecca
Wright Mitchell, and Charles Hatcher have all made a really neat contribution
to the Dora High School website. They scanned yearbooks and sent them
to me. Andrea actually scanned eight. I am currently in the process
of getting them uploaded for all to enjoy. As I was going through
the pictures, I came across the "In Memory" page on Phyllis
Sellers. I remember the day she died as if it were yesterday. She
and I were friends. Someone called our house one night and said that
there had been an accident on the Dora road near where Phyllis lived
.I thought to myself "I'll call Phyllis and get the scoop."
Her father answered the phone and when he started to speak, I sensed
that something was wrong. I asked to speak to Phyllis, like I had
done many times before, but I was unprepared for what I heard.
What came out of the phone
was one of the saddest sounds I have ever heard in my life. He broke
down and began to sob and through his grief stricken voice he told
me that Phyllis had been struck by a car and killed. I apologized
over and over and over, but he was too lost in his sorrow to acknowledge
my apology. I was devastated as were all her friends.
As I looked back through the 1967 yearbook and saw her picture,
I was snatched back in time and I relived that experience one more
That's what these yearbook do. As you flip through them, they bring
those bitter-sweet memories back fresh and strong. I believe that
folks love looking back through these pages because they help to
remind us who we were and from where we came.....I understand that
it is these memories and the associated experiences that help to
make us who we are today.
It is my intention to put all the available yearbooks online for
people to enjoy, but I need help. If you have a scanner and a yearbook
not already online, I hope you will consider taking some time to
scan it for the site.