Unfortunate Shock and Awe

Ahh, Fall. 22 of September, 2021. I was supposed to have court today but lawyers felt like it could be delayed another 3 months.

The first day of fall started off as any odd day would. Molly and I decided to take the newly minted 3-year-old to the Strong Museum of Play, eat some food and then come back to Buffalo. We jumped on the 490 in Rochester, sailed west to hook up with the Interstate 90, and then cruised at the normal pace. Due to the gas tank being a bit low we decided to turn into the reservation at Pembroke and fill up.

Travelling northbound into Indian Falls Molly noticed a tan pickup truck on the right side of the road, and I had noticed a huge white semi truck in the field and what appeared to be a mess/entanglement of a vehicle below the rear of the truck. We did not realize what we were driving by, and we thought it odd for such a situation to exist. Obviously there were not emergency vehicles around, no sirens or lights, and we were both questioning what we thought we saw, arguing over the existence of the semi truck/pick up truck. Regardless, we drove the next 4 miles off to the reservation, got some gas, and then departed.

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The Hunt for a 25 Year Old Video

After getting my hands on a 1996 Sweet Home High School yearbook (courtesy of EBay seller quasimodo) I was able to get some names and start my journey to finding a 1996 Band Trip Video for the Disney Magic Music Days.

If memory serves me correctly the original Guidance Counselor that filmed this trip was John Daken:

High School Yearbook / Staff

I’ve also got the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, a plethora of names of people to track down and figure out if they have a some copy of the original video.

So, my first goal is to get all these names into a Google Spreadsheet and scan social media and old address books and track everyone down.

Bon voyage à moi!

Rylunn Lloyd Charles Thompson, b.16/Jan/2003, d.1/Mar/2021

Rylunn Lloyd Charles Thompson “Ry”, 18, of Jamestown, New York passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2021. He was born on January 16th, 2003 the son of Michael and Lindsey Thompson in Jamestown, New York.

Rylunn was a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. He ran track, enjoyed skate boarding, wrestling and was an excellent swimmer and diver. Rylunn adored his sisters and was the best big brother we could’ve asked for. He will forever be their guardian angel.

Rylunn survived by His mother, Lindsey Thompson of Erie Pennsylvania, his father, Michael Thompson of Jamestown, New York, his two sisters, Kiela Rayne and Jade Willow both of Jamestown, New York, his grandma Mary Shaffer and his nana Mary Lou Rodgers both of Jamestown, New York, his paternal grandmother, Debra Everson of Batavia, New York, His aunts and uncles, Peter Nalbone of Jamestown, New York, Jennifer Cejka of Amherst, New York, Shane Thompson of Erie Pennsylvania, Marcy Fanale and Cindy Rodgers, both of Jamestown, New York and Charles Rodgers III of Washington State. He also survived by many great aunts, great uncles, cousins, friends and his lifelong baby-sitter and friend, Nancy McCool.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Charles Rodgers Jr., his paternal grandfather Donald Thompson and his papa Grant Everson.

Arrangements entrusted to Hubert Funeral Home.

Source: https://hubertfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1249/Rylunn-Thompson/obituary.html

Darryl Eugene Lewis, b.14/Jun/1963, d.26/Feb/1990

D. Lewis

Darryl E. Lewis, 26, of Avon Park, died Monday, Feb. 26, at Walker Memorial Hospital. A native of Avon Park, he was a cable installer for Volt Telephone Co. for five years. He attended the Baptist church.

He is survived by his mother, Loresa Lewis and father, Richard and Judith Lewis, both of Avon Park; a son, James Allen Lewis of Avon Park; maternal grandparents, Lester and Anna Harrison of Avon Park; paternal grandmother, Doris Lewis; a sister, Sherri Lewis, and brothers, Wayne and Bobby, all of Avon park.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. M.C. Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Bougainvillea Cemetery.

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DARRYL E. LEWIS, 26, of Avon Park died Monday at Walker Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Avon Park and a lifelong resident of this area. He was a cable installer for Volt Cable Company. He is survived by his mother, Loresa; his father and step-mother, Richard and Judith; one son, James; one sister, Sherri; two brothers, Wayne and Bobby; maternal grandparents, Lester and Anna Harrison; all of Avon Park; and paternal grandmother, Doris Lewis of Barney, Ga. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park.

Source: https://www.unliterate.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/aadlewis1.jpg

Thanks to Highlands County GenWeb, Obituaries L

Michael James Myers, b.20/Jan/1958, d.30/Jul/2005

MYERS, Michael James, 47, of Sebring, was called home by his Lord July 30, 2005. He was born January 20, 1958, in Melrose, Mass. He attended Avon Park High School and entered the U.S. Army. He returned to Highlands County and joined the Highlands County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 2000 as a lieutenant. Mike was owner of Computers by Mike Myers, and a member of Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club and First Baptist Church, Sebring. He leaves behind a loving family, his wife, Donna; daughters, Amanda Leigh Myers of Sebring, and Linda Myers of East Flatrock, N.C.; son, David of Wauchula, Fla.; brothers, William (Joyce) of Merritt Island, Fla., Steven (Jerilyn) of West Fargo, N.D., Robert of Jasper, Fla., and Mark of Sebring; sisters, Ardelle Heick of Buffalo, N.Y., Janine (Barry) Jones of Sebring, Lisa Woltz of Jamestown, N.Y., and Anna (Donnie) Hall of Waynesville, N.C.; stepbrother, Andrew Leach Jr. of Avon Park, Fla.; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; loyal employees, Phillip and Lance; and his many friends. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at Morris Funeral Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Sebring, with Dr. James Henry officiating. Memorials are requested to Good Shepherd Hospice. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring.

Sourced from: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tampabaytimes/obituary.aspx?n=michael-myers&pid=14720786

Sourced from: https://web.archive.org/web/20130819234451/http://michael-myers.memory-of.com/About.aspx / http://michael-myers.memory-of.com / (local pdf)