TRIBUTE TO DON WITT
& CHARLES FLOWERS
Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and
cannot look that old? You may enjoy this short story, which could be
While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new
dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.
Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had
been in my high school class some 50 years ago.
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This
balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to
have been my classmate.
After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended LHS. "Yes," he replied. "When did you graduate?"
He answered, "In 1954. Why?" "You were in my class!" I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"
of Nancy Abbott Loveless
By Missy Parrish Stark*
Remember when we walked the halls,
Rushing to our next class;
Or the times we just gathered on the lawn,
Just to talk and sit on the grass!
Or how about the Friday nights,
And all those football games;
When we were so full of hope,
Our visions full of fortunes and fames!
Remember how proud we stood,
On graduation day;
And the sorrow that we felt,
As we went our separate way!
It's hard to believe how much we've changed,
In the fifty-five years that have passed;
But the friendships that we built back then,
Today, they still hold fast.
(*Written by the daughter of Percy Parrish
and dedicated to the Lubbock High School class of 1954.)
Seated -- Donnie Carroll,
Ronnie Christian, Dick McIlhaney, Wanece Bownds Gordon, Rebecca
Wilson Wylie, Nina Smith Glenn, Patti Hill King, Bill Pitman,
Nancy Stephens Brownfield, Jeananne
Ruth Pettigrew Spears, Nancy Abbott Loveless, Glenda
Threlkeld Gailey, Maxine Spector Rapp, R.G.Box,
Dub Sampson, Beth Gordon Sides, Joe Love Stogner Nelson, Pat
Young Dugan, Doris
Davis Bates, Martha Whittaker Summitt, Celina Roberts Engle-Price, Sylvia
Billings Etter, Mary Ann Munn Putman,
Marilyn Bobo Gravett, Beth
McCullough, Betty Shewbert Dotts, Jane Corbell Moore, Patsy Pattillo Gary, Roberta Elliott Lindley, Joanne
Dean Forsyth, Glenda Keyton, Evelyn McCarty, Jo-Ann Turnbough Anthony,
Cisco Alsup, Barbara Ohnemus Holder, Revis Jordan Gowan, Donnie's Twin Brother
Back Row -- Joe T Garrison, Leonard Doyle, Shell Cunningham, Boone
Brackett, Dan Fry, Lonnie Peak, J.B. Baccus, Mary Alice Jones Oatman, Joe
Dale Bryan, Mary Jane Hartley Shannon, Joan Bethany Bryan, Judith Annette
Milburn, Bobby Key,
Charles Shoemaker, Nancy Hays Alls, Jim Copeland, Sue Spangler Singleton, Douglas Lindsey,
Karen Sue Green Barnhill, Jimmy Joe Stanford, Marion Aderton Stuart, George Nelson, Jackie Branch, Ronald McKim, Johnny Davis, Jack
Williamson, Uel Crosby, Pat Hartsfield, Tory Anderson, Jim Hunter,
Von Dee Hamilton Breedlove, Jimmy
Whitacre, Jon Brown, Jimmy Watson, Charles
Flowers, John Clark, Benny McCollum, John Chism, Marilyn Chesher Lynch, Johnny Buck, Bennett Davis, Robert Madden, Johanna
McFarland Giles, Jimmy Thrush, Sue Hunt Sexton, Gayle
Hunt Wright, Carroll Allen
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Joe Dale Bryan and Joanne Dean Forsyth
Guess what we're laughing about?
Hershel Lindly, Roberta Elliott Lindly, Joan
Bethany Bryan, Joe Dale Bryan, Joan Bethany Bryan, Joe Dale Bryan, Joanne Dean
Forsyth and Ken Forsyth
Joanne Dean Forsyth and Ken Forsyth
June, 1994 40th Reunion
R G Box and George Nelson
Mary Jane Hartley Shannon
Boone Brackett and Joe Love Stogner Nelson
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