For Your Information
Please feel free to email, fax, mail call me
with comments, suggestions, help with
West End Online or just to chat
about whatever is on your mind.
Cliff Walker - Class of '61
770-326-6226 (no text)
If you want to send me something, please email for my address.
Walker Family Photo Album:
HISTORY OF WEST END ONLINE
In early 2001, Kaye Tyler and I began planning a class
reunion for the West End High graduates of '59 through '61. We formed a
committee and, at our first meeting, extended the reunion to add
'62-'63 grads and set a date in October. I then built West End Online as a
rally point for the upcoming reunion. The site went live on
February 25, 2001.
As word spread,
emails and photos poured in and new features were added. By week 28,
had over 20,000 hits. We have since held
4 class reunions and 5 class
*In 2004, I received a phone call
from the marketing director
of Classmates.com. He told me that West End Online was
by far the largest
dedicated high school reunion site
they have found on the internet. WEO has since more than doubled in size, so we
assume the same holds true today.
WEB SITE RENDERING
West End Online was
built in 2001 using Microsoft Frontpage, which was introduced before the advent
of tablets or smartphones. Frontpage coding enables pages to render properly on
desktop monitors and laptop computers. If you browse WEO on a smart device, you
will need to scroll out to enlarge text and photos for viewing (not ideal, but
it suffices). To correct this, I would have to rebuild WEO from the ground up
using more current software. Needless to say, with over 400 pages and 1,900 photos, this would
be a daunting task.
Online has only one purpose, which is to bring WEHS classmates together and promote reunion
events. Information submitted will not be shared with anyone, but
I cannot prevent
site visitors from copying
information, photos or email addresses. West
End Online is wholly owned and operated by me and has no
Cliff Walker - Class of '61
NO FORWARDING E-MAILS
Please do not email
or forward jokes,
stories, virus warnings or such
as I am in touch with so many classmates that I
would be swamped. If you typically forward to everyone in your address
book, please remove our email
address, then come to WEO and email me from here.
also request that you
not "reply to all" to our email updates or use information at West End Online
for any purpose outside of the intent of this web site.
NAVIGATION & EMAIL ISSUES
- On the left,
updated page links are green, or you can click on the photos.
This is the easiest way to
access all feature pages at West End Online.
- From any page, click on 'West
at the top to return to this home page.
- If our email link doesn't work for you,
just type in our email address and send
it that way.
Our final effort to update the entire WEHS database was in early
2015, prior to our last class reunion party. The only updates since have been from
classmates notifying us of changes. Since
going online in 2001 we
have lost track of over 125 classmates, so
be sure to
keep us posted if your info changes, especially email.