David Jordan

Profile Updated: December 23, 2020
David Jordan
David Jordan


David Jordan


David Jordan


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Charlotte, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Carol Walker Jordan, Ph.D.
Occupation: Printer, Consultant, Author, Poet, Raconteur, Property Manager
Children: Rob, born 1962; Nick, born 1963; Jocelyn, born 1967; Gideon,born 1971

Great grandchild Ann More…Kathleen born 2017. Great grandchild Brantley Smith, born 2019.
Military Service: US Army  

Am now age 81. I'm closer to 82 than to the original 81. This Covid-19 has caused me to pause, so to speak - and shut down my really active business life. However I will take solace in my writing. Maybe I will do another book. Maybe I'll update my memoirs. I do have some health issues and perhaps a good

School Story:

My memories of high school are almost all positive. Would I do some things differently if I had the chance? Only a fool would say no to that, but all in all life has been very good. My greatest rewards at Ashley came from being in the band - playing the trumpet - something I carried with me most of my life. I seemed to have been defined by my classmates for my trumpet playing ability. I had great joy playing in the Ashley marching band and concert band. At Duke I played in the marching band - with many exciting trips including the Orange Bowl, the Oyster Bowl and touring with the Orchestra. I played in the NROTC Band and the Pep Band. Parallel and even in High School, I played Taps with US Army Honor Guards for military funerals starting in Gastonia and something I continued when in college, during my tours in the US Army and even later until cancer took the embrasure from my lower lip and thus I couldn't play anymore. I sold my beautiful professional horn that I bought in 1956 for almost ten times what I paid for it. Good investment. Operating this website has been a helpful reminder of what the world was like when we were young.

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Jan 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Happy birthday, Big John. Sorry this is a day late, but the good wishes are still there. I was kind of tied up yesterday - plus medical appointments today, but glad to be on this side of the grass, as Bill Forbes like to say. May the years ahead bring you health and happiness - and stay away from the Covid-19. Carol and I got our first vaccination shot Wednesday. No problems. Best wishes always - David

Dec 23, 2020 at 3:23 PM

Happy birthday Barbara Lou - the best, I hope, and many more to come.

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Dec 23, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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Dec 12, 2020 at 5:52 PM

Happy birthday Nancy Carolyn. We Sagittarians have to stick together. I hope this is a great time for you. Best wishes, always - and I know this is a week early, but my age (82) I have to plan for the future.

Dec 12, 2020 at 6:26 AM

Happy birthday david

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Dec 12, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Nov 27, 2020 at 8:35 AM

Happy birthday to Max - a good friend and all around good guy. I hope today is your best ever followed by many fantastic years. Best wishes, always.

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Nov 24, 2020 at 1:03 PM

Doris, Happy Birthday. Enjoy this day and the many more that are to come. You are a joy to the class of 1957. Best wishes, always.

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Nov 21, 2020 at 8:52 AM

This is me wearing my American Legion hat. The American Legion is the oldest US Military organization. Having served in the Republic of Korea and the Strategic Army Command at Fort Bragg, I am a proud member of The American Legion. We have a very strong charitable arm to support Veterans and invite everyone to contribute to this fine organization and the work it does.

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Nov 09, 2020 at 9:48 AM

Richard Lee - you have a birthday coming up. We all hope it is your best ever and that many more birthdays and great years are ahead.

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Oct 04, 2020 at 10:12 PM

Posted on: Oct 03, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Pati - you have a birthday coming up this week. All of the class of 1957 remember you and your pleasant demeanor. Here's hoping that you have a very happy birthday. Best wishes and stay healthy.

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Oct 03, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Jerry, another great year and wishes for many more. I remember at one of our reunions everyone was looking for you. We all hope that you and your family are well and happy and that you can look forward to more birthdays in the future.

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Oct 03, 2020 at 9:12 AM

Happy birthday, Lloyd. It was once said that only the good die young, but you are living proof that it's not true. I bet most of our surviving classmates remember you as one of the good guys - maybe even the best. Here's wishing you a great day today and another birthday next year.

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Sep 08, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Happy birthday old guy. Just keep getting older and you'll be okay. Stay well - avoid the COVID-19.

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Aug 22, 2020 at 8:51 AM

Happy birthday, Laura Jane. I am happy to congratulate you on this auspicious day on behalf of the Ashley High School Class of 1957. What great memories we have of those wonderful days. Stay well - and have many more birthdays.

Aug 20, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Nancy - got a birthday coming up tomorrow. I hope it is a great one - best ever. Have a happy day and many more years to come.

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Aug 17, 2020 at 5:58 PM

Posted on: Aug 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM

Happy Birthday Bill. It is my pleasure to write to you on behalf of the Ashley High School Class of 1957. Who would have thought that any of us would be around to celebrate this day except that some of us have longevity in our genes. One of my great pleasures is to communicate with you on a regular basis knowing that you are as sharp mentally as you were in 1957, just more wiser. Always the best wishes to you and your family.

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Aug 13, 2020 at 8:14 PM

Hi sweet Sally - and happy birthday. I don't know if I can be as effusive as Gene Davis, but all of us at the Ashley Class of 1957 wish you the happiest of all birthdays. We all know how tough it is to have lost Mickey, but as far as I know we all rejoice in the knowledge that not only will you meet him again, but so will we. Here's hoping that you are having a very happy birthday and that you will have many more.

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Aug 10, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Happy Birthday, Berry. Welcome to the Octogenarian Club of the Class of 1957. I am sure all of our classmates join me in wishing you the very best birthday and more years to come.

Aug 02, 2020 at 10:42 AM

Happy birthday, Dot. Welcome to the Octogenarian Club. You don't look a day older than your picture. I hope everything is going well with you and your loved ones. Best wishes for a long and happy life.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2019 at 2:37 PM
My mid-life crisis. I bought a 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette for myself on my 40th birthday. The first Corvette I ever had was a 1953 original.
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 at 2:39 PM
The Honda Gold Wing luxury motorcycle. This was our pride and joy for fun trips and touring. This picture is atop Seven Devils Mountain - a hair-raising ride with hair-pin curves so tight I had to put my left foot down to make some of the turns.
Posted: Apr 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM
This is me on a camel - atop The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It is one of the most memorable rides in my lifetime. The trip itself was truly inspirational.
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 at 2:43 PM
The Getan' - an experimental boat that my cousin, Bill Harper designed and we built on the Columbia River in Richland, Washington. This amazing craft had five patents in design and construction. Everywhere we went on the river attracted extraordinary attention.
Posted: Dec 26, 2019 at 2:46 PM
As I age, I am in need of mobility assistance. I now ride on a Pride Go Go electric scooter, graciously provided to me by the Veterans Administration. This neat little 4-wheel electric machine is allowed anywhere that wheelchairs can go. The beautiful companion with me is my beloved wife of 39 years - Dr. Carol.
Posted: Apr 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM
Dr. Carol and me on the nature trail at Schiele Museum in Gastonia.
Posted: Apr 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM
Riding on the scooter provided by the VA - and wearing my American Legion cap celebrating the 100th anniversay of The American Legion.
Posted: Apr 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM
Lunch at Don Pedro's on Chancellor Park Drive. My favorite Mexican Restaurant in Charlotte.