Louis James Rickman
Son of Wilburn Albert Rickman and <private> Rickman (Fournace)
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About Louis James Rickman
Retired: Former occupation: Art Director, Designer, Photographer, Cartoonist, Publishing and Printing retired from Stein Printing, Atlanta, GA.
Did you serve in the military? No
Places you have lived: Lived all my life in the Atlanta area. West End, College Park, and Fayetteville
Hobbies / Interests / Volunteer work: Boy Scouts of America, as a boy and involved since 1973 as an adult leader. I designed 125 patches. Was leader in High Adventure, Hiking, Repelling and Caving, Served as Webelos leader, Scout Master of Troop # 909, Assistant Scoutmaster, served several years in the Atlanta Area Council. My son Steve achieved the rank of Eagle. One of my hobbies is collecting Native American artifacts. I have adopted some Cherokee Indian beliefs into my own personal Christian Faith. I collect Scout patches. I taught Sunday School and at Saint Philip Benizi.
Accomplishments/ awards / recognition: BSA Pelican award, Silver Beaver, Saint George. I served on the Catholic Committee for Scouting program earning the Religious Emblem Award.
High School recollections: I remember the time George Boehmer paid me 50 cents to throw ink on Frances R.’s white skirt. Sorry Frances!
All enjoyed Mosley’s American Government, one day we all brought water guns and had . “The Shootout at the OK Corral”. Ronnie Pounds had a rifle water gun. Remember we had no A/C back then.
We burned up the access road behind NE Plaza drag racing.
Bill P. and I had paraffin bars we made stoves out of them in Scouts. Well, in Mr. Durden’s class we covered the board with wax.
I remember when Richard McCart bought a 58 Impala in which he gave me a ride; this was the second day after the car came out.
If I could do high school over: I would concentrate on studies and master algebra.
Favorite or most memorable teacher: I loved Prof Smith, he was a unique and special individual. I only had him for one class, American History I believe, but I visited his office often.
Other memorable moments: Getting sick in 1987 and what a humbling experience it was, auto immune disease.
Also in 1964 I married the most wonderful girl in the world. We met at a wedding. She was the Maid of Honor and I was the Best man.