Lunch With A Cadet # 6 - 8 July 2010 - Ed Dunn, Andy Ray, Cal Humbert - Maxton & Laurinburg NC
I recently had the pleasure of visiting with & having lunch with 2 CMA cadet buddies Ed Dunn of Asheboro NC and Andy Ray of Winston Salem NC and a new CMA friend former CMA faculty member Cal Humbert of Maxton NC. We meet at the Maxton Historical Society Museum where Jane Hersch the Director of the Museum showed us around the museum and the information and memorabilia that she had on the history of Carolina Military Academy. She seemed very proud of the items she had, Ed donated his hat with the white cover to go along with the items donated by David Carnevale, she says that David stops by whenever he is in the area an always brings her something new to display. They have quite a few CMA publications, old Guidon editions, The Cadet newsletters, CMA yearbooks. The society is getting ready to expand the museum and will give CMA additional display space. I have hopes that the CMA Alumni Association will be able to help her with the new space. I plan to send her some items and articles from the CMA website and hopefully we might be able to setup some type of electronic display with our Memorial Services videos or our CMA Then & Now sideshows. If any of you have anything in the way of CMA memorabilia or publications that you would like to donate or just want to visit the museum please contact Jane Hersch at the Maxton Historical Society, P.O. Box 55, Maxton NC 28364. I will try to get a telephone number and an email address for Jane soon.
It was really nice to see and talk with Ed and Andy in Maxton,NC The 3 of us have a common bond besides CMA, we all worked for Piedmont Airlines at one time or the other. It was nice to see Cal Humbert, I think that the relationship that we have with our faculty members is very unique, each year at our reunions they seem to have just as good a time at we do.
We also visited the Maxton Freight Depot where we will have our Maxton Regional Reunion on October 16,2010. I look forward to seeing as many CMA Cadets, Faculty, and Friends as we can get to that reunion.
While in Maxton I took the time to visit our old campus and took a few photos, Not much left of old CMA but the track and athletic fields, as you can see from some of the photos, their are some apartments or condo on the lot where the administration building, domitories, gym and mess hall once stood.
I hope that you enjoy the photo's.