Always a Blue Devil
by Tammy Parker Conner
May 05, 2013 | 798 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
April 21, 2013 I did a “last” walk through the main Street of Cordova. A tear did come to my eyes as I tried to explain to my 15 year old son how it was back it my day — my day being I graduated from Cordova High School in 1981. My 79 year old stepfather, his older brother and younger sister all attended there as well as my stepfather’s three sons and his grandchildren.

It saddens me to see that Cordova High School will soon be coming down. So many generations have walked the halls. So I don’t understand why in 2008 when the it was closed that it was not cleaned out. I’m sure that there would have been a lot of people that would have liked a “souvenir” from our school or even made a donation to the new school or even the city, just to have a small piece of the school building.

In a recent Daily Mountain Eagle article about the demolition of the school, Jason Adkins referred to the school building as an “eye-sore and a liability.” When I look at the school built in 1940, I see memories of my life and all the people that came before me and after me. I refer back to those “memories” quite often in my life, and I wish the best to the town as they move forward and rebuild. So to my alumni I say………CORDOVA HIGH TO THEE WE SING OUR PRAISES. GO BIG BLUE and…. ONCE A BLUE DEVIL ALWAYS A BLUE DEVIL !!!!

Tammy Parker Conner

Cordova High School

Class of 1981