Grover Lamar Bates

Profile Updated: March 23, 2013
Grover Lamar Bates
Residing In: Dawsonville, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Diane Nickerson Bates
Occupation: Retired/Substitute Teacher/Photographer
Children: Nicole Bates Provonche-37
Grover L. "Chip" Bates III- 33
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending 50 Year Reunion (05/18/12)



I put my 40 years in education at Dekalb College in Atlanta, GA., retired for one week, and re-entered education as a substitute teacher...primarily in the middle school area. Am still active in photography doing weddings, seniors, families, and whatever else will pay me. Diane and I decided to leave the "problems" of Atlanta in April and we moved to the foothills of North Georgia. We have a home on 2&1/2 acres of woods near Dahlonega. Now, I'm trying to get into the school system up here. Diane runs her own marketing company with clients from all over the world. We are avid ship cruisers...just returned from the Baltic and Russia. Being in Russia was a thrill.

School Story:

Gotta' think about this.

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Feb 09, 2020 at 10:52 PM

Posted on: Feb 09, 2020 at 10:06 AM

I quit birthdays years ago...I have even forgotten how young I am. But, IF you celebrate...Have A Happy. Did you get snow? We got six inches!!!!!! A mere dusting as Trudy, my sister, called it. But, she is in Colorado.

May 04, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Happy Birthday! Make it a special day.

May 04, 2019 at 3:33 AM
Apr 30, 2019 at 8:42 PM

3/4's of a century and we made it. I've spent four hours in the garden and am feeling every moment of it. Let's wish for a few the garden or at the camp. Happy Birthday!

Sep 04, 2018 at 6:16 PM

You are almost as old as me, but at my age, I've forgotten how young I am. Have a good one, and remember that vertical is better than horizontal...well, most of the time.

May 04, 2018 at 7:30 AM

Happy Birthday Lamar!

May 04, 2018 at 3:33 AM
May 04, 2017 at 3:33 AM
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Oct 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM

Posted on: Oct 20, 2016 at 6:12 AM

Birthdays...bah humbug. They should be a thing of the past. BUT, let's hope the grumpies do not invade your birthday. Have a Happy...and many more.

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May 04, 2016 at 9:23 AM

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May 02, 2016 at 2:19 PM

I quit counting...too depressing. Anyway, Happy B'Day.

Oct 13, 2015 at 2:56 PM

It has been awhile since I heard from you, but such good are older. While we hate to admit that we are aging, it is always nice to see grass from the top. Happy Birthday.

May 04, 2015 at 3:33 AM
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Oct 21, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Happy Birthday and may you have many moore. If you are like Diane, you are only 40ish and counting.