~99-02 GHOSTS 99-02~
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:17am (XFF:

What is up? Does anyone remember that guy that took his life in Fonderin? That was so crazy. After that everytime we went in there we just knew it was haunted. We'd lock ppl. in the closets and stuff. I once found some old papers about the kids that used to live there and it was some pretty freaky stuff. Like kids that used to sleepwalk, and try and do away with themselfs along with other ppl. they were straight crazy and I thought we were bad (not even close)!!! I have always wondered why they just left thoes papers behind. It's almost like they just took off and never came back. Also if anyone lived in Harry Meredith there's the classic tale of the little girl with the red dress. Our lady Stela (night shift) swore one night that she saw me walk from one room to another just to find that I was sound asleep in my bed. We took a poloroid Christmas of 99' in front of the piano and when it developed there was a figure playing it. The figure was so clear that it put chills up and down everyones spine for months. Also my bed was aginst the wall and I was rooming with Lisha Murray and when I woke up the next morning my bed was directly underneath the fan in the middle of the room. I don't think anyone can sleep through your bed being pushed across the room on thoes hard wood floors it would of made to much noise and movement(Weird). There were so many different occasions where things would happen like that and people would have no explanation for what it was or how it could of happened.Like the footsteps up and down the stairs to the basement out of nowhere. I would like to know what happened there years ago before they got structure at MCH. I know they had an old abandoned hospital there that had been boreded up for who knows how many years...I guess we will never know the truth....

  • Re: ONly 2099-02, Wed Jun 28 1:00am
    I'm not sure but I dated his brother while I was there...Cute kid... I wish ppl around our time would get on here....
    • ~99-02 GHOSTS 99-02~ — 99-02, Wed Jun 28 1:17am
      • ghosts...Scott Wilson 1973- 1977, Sun Mar 9 11:51pm
        ...the old boarded abandoned hospital sound like what we used to call "the infirmary" next to Fondern
        • Re: ghosts...Anonymous, Fri Jul 11 11:52am
          Do u know a a person name joe attaway
          • Harry Merideth & Williams Home UnitEddie Attaway 1971 - 1974, Thu Apr 2 7:20pm
            I am coming to the homecoming this weekend for the first time and look forward to meeting old friends / Alumni. E-mail me at AttawayGym@gmail.com if we know / you may think we know each other. Some... more
            • Re: Harry Merideth & Williams Home UnitScott Wilson '73- '77, Thu Apr 2 11:53pm
              Hey Eddie, this is the second post. I remember all of the names you listed. Kenneth Rooks was autistic & yeah he did get picked on a lot, I remember him from Williams. Mr. Smelsor & his razor strap,... more
          • Ghosts Ronny Murray. 62-74, Sat Jul 12 1:25pm
            There was a James Attaway at the home
            • Re: Ghosts 1972-1974, Sun Jul 13 10:46pm
              They used to call Joe attaway caveman if that rings a bell
          • Umm...Scott Wilson 1973- 1977, Fri Jul 11 8:37pm
            Yeah, I do know a guy named Joe Attaway come to think of it. Pretty decent guy, we were friends from what I remember.
            • Re: Umm...1972-1974, Sat Jul 12 12:04pm
              Hi Scott, this is Jeannette cosmi joe attaway daughter. he does have a brother name Eddie & billy. My day wanted me to ask u if U stayed in one of the dorm with him. The first one was herited merited ... more
              • Joe AttawayJudy Hale Jones '75-'83, Tue Jul 22 2:13am
                I remember Joe Attaway, who went by the nickname "Go Go" and was in Youngblood home unit with Mr and Mrs Davis around 1980. He had an older brother named Marc (which I believe was short for Marcelle) ... more
                • Joe Attaway Joe Attaway 1972-1974, Tue Jul 22 7:01pm
                  Yes, that would be my uncle my dad's younger brother. We have three Joe Attaways in our family. He also has a sister named Stephanie that we call Angel that also stayed there at the same time. she... more
                  • Angel AttawayBarbara Beckendorf 1980-1981, Mon Aug 10 12:42pm
                    Hello, I was one of Angel's homeparents in the Doss homeunit and I have a few photos of her. I'd like to find her so I can share the pictures with her. If you can help I'd appreciate it! Barbara
                    • Angel AttawayAttawayGym, Thu Aug 13 12:20pm
                      Hi, I am Angels' older brother. If you send an e-mail to AttawayGym@gmail.com with contact information I will make sure and forward your information to her. Also, if you go to AttawayGym.com (Gym... more
                  • Joe AttawayJudy Hale Jones, Mon Jul 28 12:08am
                    OK, I only knew the younger brother, but do have some recollection of names being used more than once within the family. Tell Stephanie I did work there for 8 years. I remember the name Angel... more
              • Re: Umm...Scott Wilson 1973- 1977, Sat Jul 12 12:26pm
                Me, a guy named Wayne Heard used to run around with Joe or maybe it was Billy??? So long ago, remembering people and things that I haven't in years lol.
                • Re: Umm...1972-1974, Sat Jul 12 1:02pm
                  Scott I just spoke to my uncle billy & he said that Wayan heard was one of his best friends..Billy wants U to friend request him on Facebook. Remember u have to look him up under William attaway
                • Re: Umm...1972-1974, Sat Jul 12 12:47pm
                  He said wayan heard sounds familiar. Do U have a Facebook? Both of my uncles Or on face book.. Eddie attaway & billy attaway. Billy goes by William attaway on Facebook .
              • Re: Umm...Scott Wilson 1973- 1977, Sat Jul 12 12:15pm
                Yes I believe that in Harry Meredith with the Cobb's I think as home parents and I think maybe Williams that I think now is a female home unit. I remember all 3 Attaway's...
                • Re: Umm...1972-1974, Sat Jul 12 12:37pm
                  My dad said Harry Meredith was the wootins home parents. He said to tell u ur right at home parents the cops was later cops is the one that smoke that big cigar
              • Re: Umm...1972-1974, Sat Jul 12 12:06pm
                Sorry meant to say dad not day
          • Re: ghosts...setx77704, Fri Jul 11 12:35pm
            This is Scott, forgot user name is different. Yeah pretty sure I remember Joe, think he had a brother named Eddie
      • ghostsAnonymous, Sat Jun 6 11:25am
        that guy that took his life was khaleb biskrat and he is definately no joke. not to be upset but please be careful how you talk about one of the best people that came from the home. R.I.P KHALEB!
      • ghostKristina 99-02, Tue Nov 7 4:21pm
        In response to the girl in the red dress...i had never even heard of that and when i was living in harry merideth i saw her in my room. (The biggest room on the left side of the house) Nobody really... more
        • GhostJohn Voelker 85-89, Sat Nov 11 1:48pm
          I lived in Harry Merdith for about 3 years and i don't recall any girl in a red dress walking around of course we were the roudiest bunch on campus so thats probly why no ghost wanted to hang out in... more
          • John VoelkerTania Lytle- Cochran 89-92, Tue Nov 14 8:51am
            Hey John, how r u? It's been a long time. Good to see ur still around. Talk to anyone lately from our time? Send me an email and let me know what you've been up to all these years and how life has... more
          • Hey JohnBridget Otte 85-88, Mon Nov 13 2:29pm
            Do you remember me? We were obviously at the home at the same time. I dated Jacques. Graduated 1988? Bridget Otte
            • Hey BridgetJohn Voelker, Sat Nov 18 9:43am
              Yes I do rember you a little bit how life treating you are you still in texas i live in San Diego Ca. its nice but cost way to much to live here well let me know how thing are going
              • Bridget & JohnRobert (Nichols) Tibbs 87-91, Mon Mar 3 3:53pm
                This is Robert I lived with Jaques and john and a whole bunch of other guys drop me an email.
        • nothing strangeScott McKee 88-92, Wed Nov 8 12:53am
          Now I lived in Harry Merideth for a very very long time...As well as all the other assorted Homeunits at one time or another. (Very rare, I think to get bounced around like that) I never once saw... more
          • ScottKimberly Fuller 91-92, Thu Jul 10 2:10am
            Remember me?
          • Re: nothing strangeAnonymous, Thu Nov 9 11:54am
            House do leave behind spirits at times. When people don't know they are dead, died violently or just like to haunt us. Have fun and keep bringing the stories in.....
      • Re: ~99-02 GHOSTS 99-02~Anonymous, Tue Oct 24 3:32pm
        Kaleb Bishrat was a very special person and I think about him alot. He was the first person to be nice to me when I first arrived at MCH. His death was very hard on all the seniors of Dorothy- they... more
        • Kaleb88-89, Fri Jun 18 8:18am
          What happened to Kaleb?
          • Kaleb BishratDavid '88-'89, Wed Jun 23 12:01pm
            I was in the same homeunit ith Kaleb. He was a couple years younger than me and we were friends. I have read that he passed away. Can anyone tell me what happened?
        • Re: ~99-02 GHOSTS 99-02~Anonymous, Wed Jan 10 2:20pm
          So, was Fondren a guys home unit in the late 90's? When we lived there it was where we stayed while they evaluated us to see what home unit we would go to. Wonder why they kept changing up the... more
      • Re: ~99-02 GHOSTS 99-02~Mazell(Hawkins)Stafford'45-'55, Fri Oct 20 10:27am
        Before you got there, there had been lots of structure, way too much actually. I left way before Fondren was built, although I had met Mrs. Fondren several times. When I was there, there were no... more
      • I remember ghost in BridwellCharles Davis 1999- 2003, Thu Oct 19 11:28pm
        Our wahing machines always mysteriously stopped and lifted up the top and open the dryer doors. One time we left the tv on and we came back too a white fuzzy screen with the volume turned all the way ... more
      • memories96-01, Thu Jul 27 2:17pm
        Hello! My name is Greg and I do remember the tragedy when Kalabe took his own life there. I'm not sure if you remember but a little after that they moved the pit to the basement of Fonderin. I was... more
        • Re: memoriesJennie Barnett-Owen 89-91, Sat Oct 21 12:59am
          What was the Pit? And what is SWACADAS?
      • Re: ~99-02 GHOSTS 99-02~Ruthie Lord 93-95, Thu Jun 29 10:13am
        I knew the boy that took his life in Fonderin. His name was Caleb. I wasn't living at the home when it happened but heard about it from friends and my old home parents. He was a real sweet guy.
        • yes it did happenmid-late 90's, Fri Aug 7 8:28pm
          Very sad incident, he was a nice kid as I did know him. It happened late December 1999. I'll spare the rest of the details, but it was a sad story all around.
        • Re: ~99-02 GHOSTS 99-02~Claudia, Mon Jan 8 8:43pm
          Hey My name is claudia and I don't now if you know me but your name sounds familiar I was staying at Perkins Home Unit on the year 93-95 And I know Caleb do you mind telling me alittle about it?
      • was this for realAmy Warner 85-89, Thu Jun 29 2:36am
        Lol...I am sorry guys but was this post for real?Ok and what year did this kid do away with hiself in fondren?We didnt seem to have any problems with people leaving stuff behind or any ghost that i... more
        • Re: was this for realJennie Barnett-Owen 89-91, Sat Oct 21 12:56am
          I had no idea about ghosts in the homeunits! I was already a scared girl living in a new place at 16 and I had enough ghosts of my own to deal with if you know what I mean. I would have fainted if I... more
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