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       Stories Introduction Page - Please Read      
- NEW AUGUST 2002 -

IF YOU are NOT a former cadet of L.W.M.A.,
Please Read the Introduction, below, before going on to read any
of the more that 140 stories on this website.

IF YOU have read this before, select a starting page.
Stories Page #1.
Story #1 - #25
Stories Page #2.
Story #26 - #50
Stories Page #3.
Story #51 - #75
Stories Page #4.
Story #76 - #100
Stories Page #5.
Story #101 - #125
Stories Page #6
Story #126 - #150
Stories Page #7
Story #151 - #175
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By way of INTRODUCTION,

    The SII and LWMA alumni wrote most of these stories. Some are serious, some are sad, and some are funny, but they are mostly things that happened either at the school or during a time while the alumnus or alumna was a student at SII or LWMA. Some stories are about events that have happened to former students recently, but have something to do with SII, LWMA, or this website. These stories make up a small part of the 100+ year history of the school that Dr. Lyman Ward founded in 1898 in the town of Camp Hill Alabama.

   Some things in some stories posted here might seem cruel or harsh to an outsider, such as a prospective parent or student. Let me assure those readers that certain details might have been left out of some of the stories. But any story that seems to show a cruel or a hazing type of action is not that way at all. In none of these stories was anybody hurt in any way. We do edit the stories for content and names. Believe me when I say that we have received stories that would be great told among friends, but could reflect badly on the school. Those stories do not make it to the "Stories" pages.

   Remember, a story always gets bigger and better with each telling.

   All of the "Ghost" stories on this website, are NOT HORROR stories, like the "Friday the 13th" movies. There is NOTHING in Tallapoosa Hall or on the LWMA campus in the way of the supernatural that ever hurt anyone. All those stories should be looked at with a large grain of salt, say about the size of a beach ball. Tallapoosa Hall is not even open late at night any longer and whatever scared me when I as in the eighth grade, was probably, upperclassmen or my own friends.

   The first story on the "Stories" pages is about the "Big Chill of 1963." When I wrote that story in 1997 I thought the current cadets might enjoy reading about the cold weather in January of 1963 and compare it the cold weather they knew at LWMA. Then other alumni started sending in stories about the weather, and everything else! I have also copied some stories from the school papers, yearbooks, message board, and Jerri Beck's SII-LWMA Centennial History Book published in 1997. I hope that the current cadets will be able to read the stories and enjoy them along with the alumni.

   Now, in July of 2002, I am adding story number 131 that is a very nice story from the sister of an alumnus who passed away recently.

   Remember this website is not all about seeing who can tell the biggest story. It is about a great many things; S.I.I., L.W.M.A., Teachers, Staff, Cadets, Classmates, Friends, and Friendship....... mostly Friendship.


   Here is an outline of the major sections of this website......

 History - Some of the STORIES appear in the History pages too. There are list of Presidents, Deans, Commandants, and complete list of all the graduates since 1903,

 News - "What's News at the School" - Current events with the Alumni Association and LWMA,

 The Alumni Scholarship Fund - How to contribute,

 Class Rings - How to order a replacement class ring,

 Taps - Obituaries,

 A History of SII and LWMA (13 pages) written by COL Wesley P. Smith '47,

 Two - (1.) (2.) lists of campus buildings, past and present, with pictures, and a NEWS section about any new construction on the campus since 1997,

 Three web pages of E-mail addresses, one each for the Alumni, Faculty & Staff, and Family & Friends of LWMA (We only post an address there when we get written permission to do so.),

 Ordering Page - Instructions on how to order The SII - LWMA Centennial History Book by Jerri Beck from the Alumni Association and how to order the print of "Tallapoosa Hall in the Snow" by Kevin Hey '95 from the L.W.M.A. Beta Club. The E-mail address of the L.W.M.A. Supply Office is also on this page. This page is linked from the LWMA school site to aid the Beta Club in their fund raising efforts.

 Lodging - a listing of hotels, motels, and other lodging in the Camp Hill, Alexander City, Auburn, Opelika area. This page is linked from our home page and from the LWMA school site, so that alumni and parents can find a place to stay when they have to visit the LWMA campus for an overnight visit.

 Message Board - for alumni and friends to exchange notes and a place for news to be posted. That message board is a place where anyone can drop in, read the messages, and write one. The message board area is more open to anyone saying anything than are the web pages. There is a chat room that can be used on the message board too.

 There is a Guest Book at the bottom of the home page where alumni and guests can leave a meesage if they wish.


   The Alumni website and the message board are free services created and funded by our Webmaster, Phillip M. Potts '63. I help Phillip where I can and when I can. My name is Brian V. Brunner '64. My title here is "Stories Page Editor." I do that as well as keeping an eye on the message board and keeping the News pages going with updates from DeLene Cawley in the Alumni Center at LWMA. Now, you know what the LWMA Alumni website is and who are the people behind it. If you would like to e-mail either Phillip Potts or me, our e-mail address are at the bottom of this page and all of the stories contents pages.

Remember, no story is ever posted here unless Phillip Potts or I post it. If you have a problem with any story, please, let me or Phillip M. Potts '63 know.

Sincerely,
Brian V. Brunner
L.W.M.A. 1964

P.S. Please, read some of the compliments we have received about the website, message board, and "Stories".

Nubrass

   This website: http://www.lwalumni.org is the official recognized website of the Lyman Ward Alumni Association, and is NOT the official website of Lyman Ward Military Academy. That website is http://www.lwma.org.

   The opinions expressed here in the stories, and any comments posted on the message board are NOT the opinions or polices of Lyman Ward Military Academy or the Lyman Ward Alumni Association and should not be taken as such.

The contents of the stories are the opinions, remembrances, and thoughts of the authors of those stories alone. The stories are posted here for the enjoyment of the students, faculty, staff, and the alumni of the school and nothing else.

Nubrass

To all of those who have sent us one story or more we say....

Thank You for Your Support

Nubrass

NOW - PICK A CONTENTS PAGE (in the box below) AND START READING THE STORIES......

Stories Page #1.
Story #1 - #25
Stories Page #2.
Story #26 - #50
Stories Page #3.
Story #51 - #75
Stories Page #4.
Story #76 - #100
Stories Page #5.
Story #101 - #125
Stories Page #6
Story #126 - #150
Stories Page #7
Story #151 - #175
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Your stories are Wanted Poster by us!
You working on your story to E-mail to us.
Now, YOU key in your favorite story...

E-mail soon.

and E-mail it to:

Phillip Potts - The Webmaster - (In Sarasota, FL)
Or
Brian V. Brunner ('64) bbrunner@lwalumni.org - The Story Page Editor - (In Atlanta, GA)


Born on: July 29, 2002