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Fairfield Highlands

Anyone who grew up in the Highlands are welcome. Nothing beat growing up in the Highlands

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Memory Lane 23 Replies

Started by KEITH BRADLEY. Last reply by Ronnie Franks Jun 12, 2012.

The Highlands 14 Replies

Started by Sly-The Pirate Princess. Last reply by Scott Steely Jan 22, 2010.

Reunion Discussion 4 Replies

Started by Rebekah Smith Potts. Last reply by Ginger Moore Morris Mar 20, 2009.

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Comment by Mary Beth Stamps Pitts on August 23, 2017 at 4:15pm

Time goes by so fast!  What great memories I have of Fairfield Highlands and Rutledge Junior High.  

Comment by Ronnie Franks on June 12, 2012 at 11:37am

I used to live at 1404 Freda Drive and was friends of Roger Carr, Monty & Mike Hyche, Harold Lenoir (RIP), Vann Sykes, Boyd & Steve Hitt, Jack (Tick) Colley, Ray Ryals (likely RIP but not confirmed), Mark Whiten, Dean Miller, Steve Young, Tim Glover, Robin & Ritchie Ragan, Randall Thompson, John Laminack, Curtis Boartfield, David Moody, Joey Whitehead, Billy Hawkins, Larry Jennings, Jimmy & Terry Harbison, Randy & Ronny Burke, Jay Fancher (maybe RIP), Steve Rice, John Brown, Bobby Deason, & Billy Hawkins.  I've been trying to locate Roger Carr for a long time.  If anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of any of these guys, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  Best regards, Ronnie Franks.  (franks1234@att.net)

Comment by birddog on October 17, 2011 at 8:15pm

the dog has arrived.the highlands were a great place to grow up.the frog pong was actually called lake marie on maps.try that name online.

 

Comment by Randy Mize on March 14, 2011 at 6:25pm

The old Bessemer court house might have some info from way back in their archives.  The little ole lady (Mrs. Morris) who lived next to me on Jaybird Road used to tell me stories of a huge gorge just as you topped the hill on Jaybird going to Valley Road and it was filled in from a lake they had made on the hill above the springs, I wouldn't think she was talking about the frog pond but who knows.  She was raised there in that area, I have searched the internet but nothing but the freezing of the pond way back when.

We can keep searching though, good luck...

BTW Sean, I hated to hear about Donald, he Raymond Mott and I hung out some...  Raymond died back in 2000,  I miss our neighborhood as it was when we were young...

Comment by Sean Donald on March 14, 2011 at 12:22pm
Hey randy i did what you told me,And the verdict was that know one no,s actually because the old old old timers that were the first too live there say that the Frog pond had always been there for as long as they could remember, And they said that there used to be a platform there also where they used to have square dances, and some said that they used to make moonshine there. Thanks for telling me where too go.
Comment by Randy Mize on March 12, 2011 at 10:21pm

Sorry I can'r but would love to know, is it possible it was part of Rutledge Springs which was what started our neighborhood their known as Fairfield Highlands. 

If you go to the City of MIdfield page and look in the history section is has quite a bit of old info from early Rutledge Springs Days, which is associated directly to the Old Bethleham CHurch there across the tracks in Dolemite....

Comment by Sean Donald on March 12, 2011 at 8:54pm
Can anyone tell me how the frog pond was created.
Comment by penny warren on September 19, 2010 at 8:27pm
im game again... was alot of fun....penny .. thanks for all the work timmy...
Comment by Rebekah Smith Potts on September 19, 2010 at 6:00pm
Timmy,
It was SO much fun! Thanks to you and your family for the incredible hospitality and the amazing hard work y'all put into putting it all together. It was a grand time! All of the children really enjoyed you too. You are so good with them! Thank you a million gazillion times!!! It was incredible seeing everyone. I'm game whenever you are. I love your family! They are all so precious, and I really have missed you all. XXOO
Comment by Timothy J Ramey on September 19, 2010 at 5:36pm
Great gathering, excellent afternoon who wants to do it again? maybe later so it may be a bit cooler
 

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