Gilbert Nichols

Profile Updated: November 10, 2016
Class Year: 1974
Residing In: Alpharetta, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Single, again!
Children: Son: Philip, born 1981: married, works for Kelloggs/Keebler, has two sons; Lives in Michigan.
Son: More…Jesse, born 1982: married, works for Google; lives in California
Daughter: Courtney, born 1984: married, day care owner, has two daughters and one son; Lives in Michigan.
Daughter: Morgan, born 1986: Married, Living in Jacksonville; she and her husband, Zack, now have their first child born, a boy (Archer). Too bad I couldn't have persuaded her to name him "Grady" instead. haha
Occupation: Advertising sales- Billboards & Out of Home Media
Military Service: Army - Grateful father-in-law  
School Story:

I was never a "joiner" as my peers were and you'll never see me in any clubs. I had to walk to school and walk home every day to our home between Barnett Streets and North Highland on Highland View. I often did that with my best friends, Tim and Wayne Black and George Pefines. Tim and George both stayed after school and became famous football stars. I went off to Pickens County High School in Jasper, GA for my junior year after my parents bought some property in southeast Pickens County. My dad died halfway through that year and I returned to Grady for my senior year. A funny memory I recently recalled to my former Russian girlfriend was actually from my junior year when I was only six foot seven inches tall. I was in the homecoming court during the football season, only all the women were dressed in long gowns, except one. Complete with a wig and makeup, I was to be the fifth entrant who had a ten-year old boy as my escort. If there are any pictures to support that episode, they have been conveniently lost.


I've "been up to 440 pounds and seven feet in height." Worked at Rich's Department Store downtown for several months before attending Dekalb Community College in Clarkston from January 1975 to March 1977. Four months after starting college, and having met thousands of great people, I met Jesus Christ and invited Him into my life to be my Lord and acknowledge Him as my Lord. I was involved in track and field and graduated with an Associate in Arts degree. After one quarter at Georgia State University, I moved to Boston to pursue street ministry and employment at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. I got married in 1979 and relocated to Atlanta, having four kids and living in Norcross. After 13 years of marriage, my wife "traded me in for a newer model (he was nine years younger than me), but he turned out to be a lemon!" She cashed him in after 3 years and took our 4 kids to Michigan in 1996. In 1997, I moved to Michigan to be with my children and help them through school. After seven years and seven cold, snowy winters, I relocated to Texas (Lewisville, north of Dallas - one year and Lubbock - Home of the Red Raiders - two years). When my oldest daughter, who had married a boy that joined the Army was relocated to North Carolina to be deployed to Iraq, I moved to stay with her and her two daughters, under the age of two, until Juan returned home a year later. When he did, I relocated to Atlanta to stay with my 90-year old mother in Sandy Springs. I've been here now for two years and Mom is still kicking. I got remarried in December 2010 but she divorced me in January 2014. Therefore, I'm single for the Lord now.

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Aug 19, 2018 at 2:47 PM

Hey Tommy. Thanks for serving in the Army. I like speaking English as a primary language.

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Posted on: Jun 25, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Happy birthday Mary. I wish great happiness on you today. Of course, we also honor a certain man and woman for the love they shared 63.75 years ago and thus became your mother and father forever. Their choice of life in you has changed the world for everyone and we are better as a result.

Mar 24, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Tommy! Thank you for your service to our country! I like speaking English as a primary language because of people like you! I want to be first to wish you a happy birthday and to stand with you to honor your parents for giving you life 60-something years ago! You are a world changer! They had something to do about that! God bless you!

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Sep 30, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Happy birthday Beth. Have a happy and joy filled day. Let's also give honor to your parents for giving you a chance to live.

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Aug 10, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Happy birthday Mary Ann! I said everything I wanted to on Facebook and left it as "our secret." I meant what I said and believe that you are someone divinely placed in our lives as Esther was in the Bible: "for such a time as this." Have a very happy and enjoyable birthday today. God bless.

May 05, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Happy birthday Teresa! Your sweetness in my memories makes me want to bless you today as we celebrate your birthday. Congratulations on reaching your 29th birthday thirty-one times in a row! As for that lucky man, Martin, who won your heart, who am I to "rock the boat."

Apr 13, 2016 at 3:21 PM
Apr 13, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Hey neighbor! I sure have missed you since that fortunate opportunity to run into you in Lilburn back in the 90's, I think. Call me: 404-980-2660 or email me: Have a happy birthday! It's the same as my dad's. He would have been 96. God bless you!

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Posted on: Jan 02, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Happy birthday Dennis and Happy new Year also. I pray that you have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year and a great birthday too. Let's also celebrate the woman who decided over six decades ago to become your mother. She deserves to have today as her "Happy Mothers' Day" as she has so impacted the world by being your mother such that we all will never be the same. Enjoy today my friend from long ago! God bless!

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Nephew and Daughters
Jul 11, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Happy belated birthday! That's your 29th again, right?

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Posted on: Feb 28, 2015 at 1:23 PM

It's so cool that you are affiliated with Dunwoody UMC. I visited there a couple times when the Atlanta Balalaika Concerts were there. Maybe I'll look you up there some time soon. Take care. (I'm your classmate's, Mary Nichols, brother.)

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Oct 27, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Hey Mike, you haven't changed a bit! How did you keep your hair looking so good after ALL these years!!!!???

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Real hair! Those were the days when I used to carry a comb. Ha! What would anyone need with one now?
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Standing atop Blood Mountain, summer of 2010.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 2:12 AM
Saw this on the back of a VW Bug last year. Great image for birthday cards.
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Christmas photo a few years ago of my four kids.
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Philip, my oldest with his wife and son.
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Jesse, my other son standing with the frescoes at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
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Larissa and I met my daughter and her fiancée at the IHOP on Peachtree near Roswell Road in Buckhead one day after he popped the question.
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Posted: Jun 23, 2014 at 1:57 PM

China's Crappy Fish: The Ultimate Rant against China's Crappy Fish

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10 Money Saving Tips for New Car Drivers

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Having a good time at the Cumming GA Country Fair 2013

Riding on a gondola over the top of the fairgrounds, appreciating veterans and enjoying the festivities.
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Soothing sounds: Soothing Sounds of The Ocean Soothing sounds of the ocean hitting the beach at Pompano Beach, Florida. While my significant other was sleeping in at the beautiful Beachcomber Resort, I could hear the soothing sounds of the ocean from our balcony and had to get closer. Along with these soothing sounds of the ocean, we get a little glimpse of the sunrise. When you want to slip away after a hard day at work or having spent the previous hour or more in the hot summertime traffic of your metropolis, tune in to the soothing sounds of the ocean and let your cares drift right out with the tide.
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