Saturday, May 26, 2012

ESPN interview with Staats Battle -"Living the Dream"

ESPN contacted Staats on Monday and did a follow-up interview with him after winning the ESPN NCAA Coolest Name Contest seven weeks ago.

A few people had asked if he won anything? ESPN sent him a nice plaque with his name on it.

Here is his interview and picture with ESPN plaque that was posted on yesterday:

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Battle Reunion

The 2012 Battle Reunion was a great success.

Many thanks to everyone that helped.
- to Gordon, George, and Frank for the endless hours of organizing.
- to Rev. Scott White for the service at Old Town Cemetery.
- to Chris and Kathy Wilson for hosting 80 Battles to a special lunch at Old Town.
- to the Bosemans for the open house at the newly rebuild version of Cool Spring (James S Battle would be amazed.)
- to the Bosemans for the sweet potatoes.
- for the guided tours at the Blount Bridgers house
- to Anne and her family for the Tea at Lone Pine (The hor dourves were delicious)
- to Richard and Stephen for "volunteering" to be the Cemetery Trustees.
- to Carol and Kathryn for being the official photographers.  (I hope to post pictures on by May 10.)
- to all the cousins and friends that participated from England, California, Arizona, Minnesota, New York, Florida, Virginia, DC, and all over NC
- to the weatherman for no rain (a little sun would have been nice.)

If you missed this reunion, please come next time.  If you are a descendant of James Smith Battle and didn't get an invitation, please send your contact information to