Writing your story on oldrats.com

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Jan 152012

To enter your own story you have to go to ‘dashboard’ (at the top) -‘add new post.’ You will get the ‘Edit Posts’ screen. Give your story a title. The box below is the section where you can type and write your story. When your done hit ‘publish’ on the right side of the screen. Your story will be on the top (most recent post) ~ that’s all there is to it. It is actually easier to type it in ‘word’ and ‘copy and paste’ it. You can also ‘save draft’ if you are not done and want to save your work. To insert a photo, there are three symbols above … the first (square box) will let you upload and insert a photo into the story. The second symbol lets you insert a video clip and the the third let’s you insert music. Give it a try guys … you can’t screw anything-up. ‘Posts’ are published by date, with the most recent post at the top of the list. To change the order of your post, just change the date!
‘Dashboard’ also has a ‘manage posts’ where you can edit or change your stories. Only your stories are available to you. You can ‘comment’ on other rats stories but you can’t edit or change them. The writer of a story can approve (or not) comments.

Engle C May Dedication

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Oct 102011

Saturday morning was the dedication of a plaque honoring Colonel Engle C. May. Coach Bisso described parts of his life that few of us knew. Not only were there stories of some of his ways of administering “punishment” as the Commandant, each of us conjured-up our own memories of times standing before him to answer for breaking the rules. He was indeed tough but earned all of our respect for being fair. The plaque is a tribute to a man who help shape our lives and becomes more appreciated long after we have left Riverside.

Oct 082011

On Friday afternoon, as we all arrived at different times, we met at the Holiday Inn in Gainsville to start the 2011 homecoming weekend. We sat around drinking a few cold ones and swapping stories from our years at Riverside. We were hosted by Steve and Brian McCabe. Also joining the story telling was , Roger Palmari, Fritz Wolchick, Dynamite Lee, Victor Carew, Joe and Patty Moceri and Shaun Harrell. We were waiting on a few late afternoon arrivals and grumbling about some of the guys that were not going to make it. We all agreed we need to make this gathering an annual event.

Friday Dinner

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Oct 072011

The afternoon rap session was followed with dinner at the Holiday Inn after the arrival of Ward Phillips. After years in England, Ward has returned to the Atlanta area. The stories and harassment continued though dinner. Harassment tends to increase proportionally with time spent together and the amount of libation consumed. As we approached the end of dinner it was as though our relationships never changed from 39-years ago. Good friends are hard to come by, making it really rewarding to have friendships that have lasted this long. After dinner we went to the back porch and continued talking and drinking. We were glad to see Bud Oakley join us … bring his keen whit! Always ready to drop some political bomb and stand on the sideline and watch the fireworks. The evening lasted pretty late, well as best as we could recall the next day.




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Oct 012011


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