Old Classmate?
Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking...surely I cannot look that old?  You may enjoy this short story, which could be true....

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?" I asked.

He answered, "In 1954. Why?"  "You were in my class!" I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"

Courtesy 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.)









Send us your pictures... we'll put them in the gallery.

Bob Phillips of Texas Country Reporter, R G Box & Biscuit

Bob Phillips, Texas Country Reporter & Biscuit

R. G. Box, Jim Copeland and John Bacon at Whitharral Bar-B-Q, September, 2007

Gene Mathis on his bike, December, 2007

John Bacon, R. G. Box and Jim McLaughlin ('55).  They said they were loading heavy machinery; looks like loafing to me.

R. G. Box, Jim McLaughlin, James Collins, Roy and Nelda Patterson Turner, Neil McMullen, Davis Ford, and Baxter Laymance (all LHS '55 except Box '54) Angel Fire, NM, Summer, 2007

" Little Critters Reunion " Corpus Christi, TX, December 1, 2007

Charles Flowers and Dub Sampson

Jim McLaughlin, Don Barton, Charles Flowers, Ben McCollum and Dub Sampson

Nina Smith Glenn and Ben McCollum

George Nelson and Bernice Sampson

Jim Watson, Janie Tripp Box and Kay Copeland

Clinton Smith and Jim McLaughlin

Left side front to back: Kay & Jim Copeland, Jim McLaughlin, Nina Smith Glenn, Jim Watson, very back is Dub Sampson.
Right side front to back: Don & Brenda Barton, Joe Love Stogner Nelson & George Nelson, Janie Tripp Box & R. G. Box

Joe Love Stogner Nelson & George Nelson, Clinton Smith and Janie Tripp Box

Janie Tripp Box and Jim Watson

Don and Brenda Barton

Kay & Jim Copeland and Jim McLaughlin

Merry Christmas to the class of '54 from the Pecanderosa Forge.
  The picture is from the inside of my Smithy. The Christmas Tree (actually a 3 ft. tall cotton plant, all hand forged) is located between two coal fired forges. 

Have a good day.  R. G. Box

Steve Allen, at home in Muskogee, OK, Christmas 2007

Bill & Wannie Pittman, Christmas, 2007

Billy Ray Parker and Joe Love Stogner Nelson at Lubbock Arts Festival, April, 2008

Joan Bethany, Susan and Joe Dale Bryan, Summer, 1960

John Cunningham (Shell's oldest son), Judy, Susan & Linda Bryan (Joan Bethany and Joe Dale Bryan's 3 daughters) Borger, 1965

Dedication of monument for 50th anniversary of J T Hutchinson Junior High School, Spring, 1998

Ed Haney, Murray Cooper, Dub Sampson, Clinton Smith and Jackie Don Williamson

How would like this in your backyard?  Bill Hallmark's, August, 2008

Sybil Marion Hallmark ('55) and Janie Tripp Box ('64), Telluride, CO, August, 2008

Bill Hallmark and R. G. Box, Telluride, CO, August, 2008

Dixie Greer Stevens (and Paco), 2008

Tom & Dixie Greer Stevens having fun on a   Dixie Greer Stevens
party boat, Summer, 2008.

Dixie Greer Stevens, Santa Fe, 2008

Dixie Greer Stevens, August 20, 2008

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