Earl Barrett Kendrick

Profile Updated: June 6, 2014
Residing In Columbia, SC USA
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Gastonia Technical Institute

BA in Psychology & BS in Mathematics, University of NC at Charlotte.

Taught Math at Mt Ulla HS.

Taught Math at The Patterson School.

Spent one year working at the Holsum Bakery in Gastonia.

MS in Mathematics, University of SC at Columbia.

Spent one year working for The SC Medical Care Foundation.

Have been working as a Math tutor ever since-though I'm semi-retired now.

School Story

In 12th grade Math IV Mr Kenneth Hoyle explained to us that the US Army had discovered that pi was exactly 3 1/7; but this was a national secret & we should never say anything about it!

I remember Cathy Craig shooting Mr Hoyle with a water gun!

I recall the total weirdness of boys racing for their lab partners in Miss Fannie Holmes Smith's Chemistry class. I took this class as a Senior & the only other senior was Harry(sorry, Harry, I can't remember you're last name;you'll have to help me here.). Anyway, after Harry had spent an entire class hitting on a girl, Miss Smith called her aside for a lecture: Harry was very serious about his studies & she needed to respect that & not bother him!

A year after graduating, Doug Clevenger was preparing for Miss Smith's final exam, & asked if I still had mine. I did, but after I dug it up he barely payed attention to it. " I think you should look at this..." & " You should study this," but he was all:"No, I just wanted an idea..." He made around a 70 on the exam & it was the exact same exam!

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Sep 23, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Hope you are well and have a great birthday!

Oct 25, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Posted on: Oct 25, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Happy Birthday Bill! Hope you have many more to come.

Sep 29, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Sep 23, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Hope you are well and have a great birthday.

Aug 06, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Mike went by Franz in the 5th grade. I well recall Mr. Rowland telling us we could no longer go to the upper class library. Mike said what the Heck & who did we meet going up the stairs to the upper classes but Mr. R.! I was reaquainted with Mike at Gaston Tech & we worked hard on Slide Rule technique. Hate that I could not locate him in several searches. When I last saw him he was at Georgetown U. Had no idea he had gone to Nam. A swell guy; so sorry that he has left us.

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Aug 06, 2017 at 6:34 PM
Mar 07, 2017 at 7:23 PM

Happy birthday!

Sep 29, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Sep 24, 2016 at 10:24 AM

Have a great birthday! We live just east of you in Hartsville, S.C.

Sep 22, 2016 at 9:52 PM

hi - thanks - i remember mrs smith - happy birthday

Sep 29, 2015 at 4:33 AM
Sep 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Have a great birthday Barry.

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Jun 08, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Jun 06, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Jimmy,

I gather that June Gilland finally got in touch with you: he had some misinformation that you were living in Charlotte. Anyway, I tried to talk him into going to the Ashley visit with no luck. Perhaps you can talk him into it, knowing that you're going.

I'm still not sure about trying to go: I tried to find out about the handicapped provisions that they mentioned.

Take care,

Barry

Jun 06, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Tommy,

When Coach Carlton grabbed us by the necks & hauled us out of the classroom I'm sure I was walking-but I had no memory of it! I felt that he simply carried me out! And I gather we were (in)famous in some circles: When I was a senior, some underclassman came up to me & said something like"Are you really one of the two crazy guys that had a fight in Coach Carlton's studyhall?" Well-Not Exactly!

Don't know if you live near Gastonia but I get up there once or twice a year. I believe you & Fred used to hang out with June Gilland. His brother Mike lives in the same house !:1410 Poston Circle-& June lives nextdoor at 1412. If you want to contact him drop me a note & I'll dig up the info.

Take care Tommy & hope to hear from you.

Barry

Jun 06, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Ken,

Ever visit Putt-Putt?!

How's your real golf game?

Hope you're enjoying retirement.

Take care,

Barry

Jun 06, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Lynn,

I well remember your backing JFK's position during the Cuban Missile Crisis!

Barry.

Jun 06, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Vance,

I well remember how you & Reba Poston enlivened Mrs Underwood's English class. Hope life has treated you well.

Barry

Jun 06, 2014 at 6:02 PM