David Jordan

Profile Updated: July 18, 2020
David Jordan
David Jordan

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David Jordan

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David Jordan

Yearbook

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  
Comments:

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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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.

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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.

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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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Jul 31, 2020 at 3:07 PM

Happy birthday, Rebecca. I'm sure hope this is a joyous occasion for you. I guess by this time in life we may have a few bumps and bruises from the passage of time, but we are still here and that, hopefully, is a wonderful thing for all of us. Best wishes for a continued long life.

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Jul 29, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Happy birthday, Tittle. The Class of 1957 sends you wishes for a great day and many more to come.

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Jul 23, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Happy birthday, Gladys. The Class of 1957 joins me in honoring you on this great event. Now you are among a large group of Octogenarians. We hope this is your best ever, that you have a great day and many more to come.

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Jul 21, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Johnnie Mae - happy birthday from the Class of 1957. Here's hoping that you are staying safe - away from the virus. So far this year it does not seem as if any of our classmates have been infected and that is probably a record because there are so many of us over 80. Best wishes today and everyday.

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Jul 21, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Posted on: Jul 19, 2020 at 7:54 PM

Danny, got a birthday coming up old man? Good luck on that - and the next 10 or 15 - maybe more. I looking to make it to 100 - then decide. Best wishes from all of us in the Class of 1957.

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Jul 18, 2020 at 2:45 PM

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Jun 17, 2020 at 6:59 PM

Well, me and my household have now become totally acclimated to the fashion of the day. Those of you who might remember me, I was somewhat of a "clothes horse" in our days in high school. It's great, however, at our age to have an adult son living with us and helping us to negotiate life's challenges.

Jun 17, 2020 at 6:51 PM

Gary, I hope you have a great day tomorrow - your birthday. Best wishes to you and all of your family and a wish for many more in the future.

Jun 17, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Charles, sorry I missed posting on your birthday - but I hope it was a great day. The only apology I can offer is one that many of our age have - I was in the hospital. But I hope you are doing well and wish many more birthdays in the future. Best wishes to a great guy.

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May 26, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Keith, happy birthday. It was great hearing from you last week. I sincerely hope everything will be going great for you now. Best wishes always to a dear friend.

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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.
Posted: Apr 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM