Craig K. Arey

Profile Updated: May 31, 2010
Craig K. Arey
Residing In: Meadows Of Dan, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Margaret Speed Arey
Occupation: Licensed Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor
Children: Namaste M. Arey b. 1977

Step kids: Hillary Peterson b.1969
Will Ayers b. More…1982
Ted Ayers b.1984
Yes! Attending Reunion
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.........not much, you?..................
Aww, lets see.....I can do better than that.......
OK, Here 'tis: Out where I live now,in the Blue Ridge Mountains above Mt. Airy, the name "Broughton" has a whole different meaning than it does in Raleigh............
If you have been to Broughton around these parts, it means that you were released from the state mental hospital in the western part of the state. Folks at Broughton out here are crazy, but folks at Raleigh Broughton were.....uh, well, pretty crazy too, now that I really think about it.
....... maybe, actually it's NOT so much of a different meaning,after all .......I went to see some clients at Broughton hospital a while back, and noticed all sorts of different folks that might as well all been from the class of '67.........smart people, dumb people, drug addicts and alcoholics, very religious people, very fearful people, very compassionate people, cigarette smokers, tea totalers, people way out of touch with reality, people well grounded and focused on being kind and helping others.........
......Yep, it was pretty much the same scenario

School Story:

...........skool wuz fun..I larned a bunch of cool stuff about girlz an all!!!!.......... I was one of the most naive kids in the whole school,I think....I mean, like, playing the clarinet in the marching band kind of nerd....and compeating with Ervin Ray for 13th place on a 12- boy Broughton tennis team kind of nerd.....a cigarette smoking looser in the locker room kind of nerd..........EARNESTLY hoping that I might have a heart attack during concert band practice so that Carol Cranor or Janice North would maybe fall in love with me.............
But, I tell you what.....discovering alcohol the summer before our senior year changed all that forever!
......the power of PBR transformed me from a nerd into a rebel without a cause and an undiscovered skill at TALKING TO GIRLS! .....no more fruity band costumes or running around in a pair of short white pants chasing a dang ball for me!.......it was dancing like a crazy person to the great sound of Larry BUTT-MAN & The Sands Band with a magically beautiful sophmore for this high school alcoholic........and when that went south, just drank some more and got me another girl prettier and nicer than the last one.........
...on the day that the professional photographer came to take pictures of every kid who was in a club or played a sport or whatever, me and Henry Litchford put on coats and ties and stood in every club photo that WE DID NOT BELONG IN , that we could find ...Man, I really loved going to Broughton .....[the magic elixer only worked for 17 more years, and I began to notice that women who I cared about were going the other way....so, I quit that stuff... and can talk to girls completely sober now!]........The End

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My most vivid memory of good ol' Johnny is that he was a very happy guy, outgoing and readily engaged with his classmates, a true ray of sunshine!

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Glad that you made another year around the sun Dan !

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Hope that you find a comfy seat in an easy chair today, Donnell.

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Aug 12, 2015 at 12:35 AM

By God, you are so right, Susan. You were driving that night. The driver is always the most underappreciated player in a teenage adventure.........

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Mar 31, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Hey Donnell......I know that you are having a Happy Birthday today.....keep on smilin'!!

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Mar 24, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Hope that age is being kind to you, David.........Enjoy yer day!

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Mar 03, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Polly really was a ray of sunshine, from the Frances Lacy days onward......reading her obit gave me the distinct impression that her radiance shown throughout her whole life. We were all fortunate to have known her.

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Jan 26, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Hey Old Timer.........hope that you are doing great and enjoying life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dec 06, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Congratulations Tim!!

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Mar 03, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Old Man Turner!