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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

REMEMBER WHEN!
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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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R G Box
Lubbock, TX
chuggerspook1934@gmail.com
March 31, 2014
 
George Harris called R G Box this weekend that he may not be coming to the Reunion. George's son and daughter-in-law are among the missing in the Washington mud slide that occurred last week. They haven't been found as of this weekend.  The news last night reported, I believe, about 20 deaths and 30 still missing. The news said it may be September before they find them all.

Let's say a prayer for George.

George Harris (Mary, dec'd.)
1364 CR 214
Hallettsville, TX 77964-9514
361-798-4626
georgee.harris5@gmail.com

 

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Jerry "J B" Graham's baby
Winder, GA
jbgraham36@yahoo.com
March 22, 2014

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George Nelson
Lubbock, TX
Nelsonlawfirm@cs.com
January 29, 2014

New Address, phone and email:

Jim Watson
13401 Galleria Circle
Apartment 222
Austin, Texas 78738
Cell: 830-796-1348
jimwatson482@gmail.com

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Roberta Elliott Lindly
hershelrlindly@cebridge.net

December 1, 2013
 

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Tom Wilkerson
IMC/Nashville
615-833-67

twilk@inmusico.com

November 25, 2013
 

Last May I was diagnosed with cancer…perhaps an aggressive cancer since my PSA level was 87.  The cancer had already spread to my right rib cage and my left hip, so the GU docs immediately began a hormone treatment.  I had my six months check-up last Wednesday, and on Friday afternoon one of the nurses called me with the results: my PSA level is now down to  1.6 and while I still have some bone scans coming up, they think it’s a normal slow moving prostrate cancer.  So, Friday night I had a big celebration: three glasses of wine (red, of course!!!) and I ordered a pizza for supper (a large, and I ate well over half of it, too!).  Shoot, I even stayed up until almost 10 o’clock that night!

It feels wonderful to be normal again (well … pretty normal)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tw

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Joe Dale Bryan
Lubbock, TX
August 26. 2013
jajdb@suddenlink.net

Now, we need some cards and lots of prayers

Roberta Elliott Lindly's younger sister, Phyllis Robinson (817-645-9243) called yesterday. Roberta and her husband, Hershel, were in Houston August 12th for a doctor's visit and when crossing the street Roberta was run over by a car, knocking Hershel down. Basically, Hershel was OK, just bruises, but Roberta suffered a tail bone break,  two pelvic breaks, and an ankle break. She's had surgery placing 7" screws in the pelvic and shorter screws in the ankle. She is unable to walk or sit even in a wheel chair. So far all she can do, other than laying in bed, is occasionally during the day she can helped to sit on the edge of the bed for a short while. Obviously, lots of pain, etc. controlled by medication. She's expected to be in this condition at Oakmont Rehabitation Center in Humble, TX for 3 to 4 months. Hershel, who has suffered from dementia for a long time, is being kept at their home by a caregiver. I'm not sure as to any phone calls at this time. Some of you in Houston might find out more. Let me know, please. I will keep you up-dated as I find out anything. Cards can be sent to the home:

Roberta Elliott Lindly
(Hershel)
2319 Lochmere Way
Kingwood, TX 77345
H 281-360-3184
C 832-418-6588
hershelrlindly@cebridge.

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R G Box
Lubbock, TX
July 2, 2013
chuggerspook1934@gmail.com

WELL   Here we Gooooooooooooo!!!

Have a good day.
Box

From: Jim Goodman Jim.Goodman@utsa.edu
Date: June 24, 2013 9:44:02 AM CDT

To: R G Box chuggerspook1934@gmail.com
Subject: UTSA info

R.G.,

I’m pretty jazzed about finally seeing this through.  My patience was tested a few times and I don’t know if I could have persevered without your unflinching patience and belief that we could make it happen.

Here’s information for your calendar;

UTSA vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday, August 31st, Kickoff at 11:00 am, Alamodome, San Antonio.

  • Game will be televised nationally by the new FOX 1 station.
  • Would like you to arrive, Friday, August 30th with the statue.  If you would like to come in on Thursday, August 29th, that would be okay.  We will have a hotel room for you and your wife.  If you do not arrive too late, would like to take you and your wife to dinner Friday night.
  • Prepare for some media interviews while in San Antonio.  I’ll get with you on some talking points.
  • Be prepared to meet lots of people and have your picture taken!

I’ll forward you additional information as it develops with Clear Channel Radio and my department.

Take care,
Jim

Jim Goodman,
Associate Athletic Director - Marketing, Public Relations & Broadcasting
Executive Director - Roadrunners Sports Network

210.458.5026 Office Direct Line
210.363.8222 Cell
jim.goodman@utsa.edu
www.goutsa.com

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Percy Parrish
Lubbock, TX
July 9, 2013
percyaparrish@yahoo.com.

 

After over a year I am back on the computer. 
When I had my stroke, I lost all interest in everything and am just not beginning to feel like a human being again.

My address has changed to percyaparrish@yahoo.com.  Please let me hear from you.
Percy

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Lubbock Avalanche Journal
Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Raymond Page Sr., 75, of Lubbock died October 10, 2012. Graveside services will be 10 AM, Monday at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Combest Family Funeral Homes."

I verified this through the funeral home that it was Raymond Carl Page of 3509 39th Street, Lubbock. She could not tell me what he died of, other than natural causes.

Raymond C. Page
(Gwen)

3509 39th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413
806-795-9075
rcp9mm@swbell.net

Joe Dale Bryan

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    Sylvia Billings Etter
    
Lubbock, TX
    October 8, 2012

Sister Nancy got it for her. Carolyn will move to Elmbrook with Glenda in about six weeks. I notified Roberta Elliott Lindley who had called me for information.

Sylvia



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     Mary Sue Long Dunn  
     
Las Cruces, NM
     Oct. 9, 2012
     Mary@dukecomputers.com

ENJOY KEEPING UP WITH CLASS OF 54 – I AM NOW IN PHILLIPSBURG, MISSOURI WITH MY FAMILY.  I AM HAVING OPEN HEART SURGERY ON THURSDAY 10/11/12 IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI TO REPLACE MY AORTIC VALVE.  THEN I CAN GET BACK TO ENJOYING MY 3 GRANDSONS AND 2 GREAT GRANDSONS AND MY HORSES.  YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE APPRECIATED, THANKS. 
MARY LONG DUNN

New address and  phone:

18493 OASIS DRIVE
PHILLIPSBURG, MISSOURI 65722 
(417) 532-1422, CELL (417)7187550

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     Tom Wilkinson
     
Nashville, TN
    September 7, 2012
   
twilk@inmusico.com


 

Joe Dale:
I recently reconnected with an old friend, John Harvey Austin (class of ’52).  John and I played together in school bands, then worked together in several Lubbock bands, most often with the Don Davis Quintet (Don, guitar/vocals, Paul Green or Orbie McCleskey on piano, George Atwood on bass, John on Tenor Sax and yours truly on drums), and we were frequently joined by Ralna English.  It was a good band, and we had fun while making some good music.  In addition to working various clubs/events in and around Lubbock, we also did some recording together.

John is still involved in music (he’s taken up playing some sort of an Indian Whistle, whatever that is), he's doing some artistic painting and he's writing poetry.  After a number of phone visits back and forth, John asked me to look at some of his poems to see if there were any song ideas imbedded.  There were, and we've now written a couple of songs with a few more ideas in various stages of completion.

One of the songs is pretty unusual.  We'd like to get some feed back on it, and we thought about our old classmates.  If it isn't too much trouble, would you post it on the LHS '54 website for awhile?  I've attached a work cut (an initial vocal/guitar recording used as a demo of both melody line and lyrics) plus a lyric/chord chart sheet for 'That Girl Named Jill'.  John can be reached at judith.austin1@gmail.com and I'm at twilk@inmusico.com, and we’d appreciate all comments.

Thanks,

Tom Wilkerson
IMC/Nashville
615-833-6732

I failed to mention that Jill was John’s first child.

THAT GIRL NAMED JILL
Writer: John H Austin/BMI, Tom Wilkerson/BMI
Publisher: Wil-So Music/BMI (615-833-6732) ... start: 08-04-12 / done: 08-06-12

Early in my life, maybe too early
I was given a beautiful gift, a daughter
Eyes dark as coal, shining like diamonds
Her smile filled the room ... that girl named Jill

Days full of laughter, nights of music
Tiny feet on top of mine, our song playing
Me and my shadow, but I just remember
Her smile as I danced with ... that girl named Jill

But years pass so quickly, too soon she was grown
And she set out to live her life, her way
Then came the dreaded call no parent wants to hear
"Sir, there's been an accident, I'm sorry to say ... "

People say forget it, move on with your life
But I can't forget that beautiful gift, my daughter
If I could only hold her, just one more time again
While her smile lights the room ... that girl named Jill

Tag: That girl ... that Jill ... me and her shadow ... Jill
c 2012 Wil-So Music/BMI, Nashville TN

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     August 19, 2012

The new marquee at LHS near the southeast corner of the building on 19th Street and Avenue T was completed in 2012. Since our Class of 1954 made a contribution toward its construction, the school highlighted our class name and sent us a picture, as well as other donors.

   



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       Percy A. Parrish
      
Lubbock, TX
     June 30 2012
     percyaparrish@yahoo.net


Just to let you know. we've moved to Lubbock. Our new address is:

Percy & Ruth Parrish
4601 71st Street, Apt. #110
Lubbock, TX 79424
percyaparrish@yahoo.net

Percy
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       Sylvia Billings Etter
      Lubbock, TX
      sylviaetter@sbcglobal.net
      May 25, 2012
 

Alan Andrews's wife Patty called me this morning and asked if I would send Alan
a birthday card from our class as today is his 76th birthday. He is in rehab recovering from health
problems so, of course, I am. Also a new e-mail alland@att.net

Sylvia

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Tom Wilkerson 
   
IMC/Nashville
   PO Box 120694
   Nashville, TN 37212
   O 615-833-6732
   H 615-331-1151  
  
twilk@inmusico.com
   April 28, 2012

FYI:  after four + problem free years, last Tuesday during my annual Spring Cardio check-up the EKG displayed a new heart problem that my Cardiologist calls ‘Atrial Flutter’.  I’ll go in for the first, and hopefully only, procedure on May 24th at the local VA Hospital (actual procedure done at Vanderbilt Medical Center, thank goodness).  I do not know how long I’ll be stuck in the VA Recovery Madhouse.  For family members, if you’re so inclined you may notify other family members with email addresses that I do not have.

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       Roberta Elliott Lindly
      
Kingwood, TX
    
hershelr
lindly@cebridge.net
     January 30, 2012

 

Hi Joe Dale, 

I will be having extensive eye surgery tomorrow, Jan.31st for a detached retina, hole in the macula, and removal of scar tissue from previous eye surgeries, conditions, etc. Prayers would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

Roberta (Elliott) Lindly

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      Jimmy Hunter
     
Garland, TX
     jameslhunter@verizon.net   
     December 25, 2011

 


Joe Dale,


James Lee Hunter (Jimmy) Two light strokes Dec.12th. Garland/Baylor Hospital until Dec 16th. EKG, CT, MRI, Brain Wave, Sonogram of Carotid arteries L&R, L-carotid artery blocked 50%. Met cardiovascular surgeon, James Hayhurst, M.D. Nuclear Stress test Tues. Dec.20th . Heart Care Center, Plano/Baylor, Abraham Jacob, M. D. is his cardiologist. No blockage in and around heart. Surgery Dec.22 to unblock L-carotid artery. Doing great, swollen and bruised, home for Christmas no side effects from stroke or surgery. Thought you might like some good news for a change. Love you and appreciate you taking time to notify us of all of Jim's class mates and their struggles here on earth.

God has sustained us and provided for us through all of our adversity here on this earth. May you and yours and all of our Classmates have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

 Jim & La Rue Hunter, 4101 Kazak St., Garland, TX 75041. Please feel free to come by and celebrate with us or send a card or e-mail greeting. jameslhunter@verizon.net .  We love hearing from all of you.
Love & Prayers for everyone,
Jim & La Rue Hunter

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     Tom Wilkerson
     
Nashville, TN
     twilk@inmusico.com

     December 20, 2011


 

Well it’s that time again, but I’ve added a little something this year … and if you don’t like it you must be the Grinch!!!

HO --  HO – HO!

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

c 2011 Tom Wilkerson  (it's your lucky day!)

Well, it was the night before Christmas in Guitar Town

Our condos were quiet, most folks not around

My Christmas decoration I'd put up today

Out just a few hours 'til I'd put it away

But now it was late and I was ready for bed

Shoot, I drank a beer, just clearin' my head ... understand

Then out in the parking lot there was a big clatter

I went to the door to see what the heck was the matter

And there to my wondering eyes did appear

A short guy in red and some weird lookin' reindeer

I opened my door and yelled "Hey!  What y'all doin'?"

Shorty looked around and said "Aw, my plans are 'bout ruined

I'm tired of bein' Santa so I'm here and able

I thought I'd look around, maybe get on a label"

As he spoke he came over but smelled like a skunk

Then I realized that Santa was drunk!!!

He said "I'm the star and these damn reindeer just play

And sing back-up but they ain't earnin' their pay

Rudolph's dyed himself white and shakes his pelvis

I believe he's flipped out and thinks that he's Elvis!"

They loaded up and as they flew from sight Santa yelled

"Book us in Vegas ... we can make it tonight!!!

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    Lubbock Avalanche Journal
    
Lubbock, TX
    December 16, 2011

LISD Athletic Hall of Honor Honorees for the second class to be inducted May 12, 2012 at the Merket Alumni Center at Texas Tech University included, among others, the State Championship Football teams of 1951 and 1952.  Pictures of the teams from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal are shown here. An over flow crowd of about 500 attended the dinner. Several of our class of 1954 were honored.

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     Jimmy Ray
    
Denison, TX
    jimmycray1954@yahoo.com
    December 7, 2011

Rowdy is one awesome bird.  I think RG"s life calling is blossoming and I'll bet this is just the beginning. Couldn't happen to a nicer fella.

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     Nina Porter Green
    
Lubbock, TX
    ninakg@clearwire.net

    December 7, 2011

Thank you for the pictures.  These are beautiful.  My parents belonged to
the Roadrunner Travel Club here in Lubbock and this brings back fond
memories.
Nina Green

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     Shell Cunningham
     Plano, TX
  sheldoncun@aol.com
  December 7, 2011
Thanks, Joe. R. G. did a great job.
Enjoyed your call today.
Shell
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im & Dena Shaw Bryant
    McKinney, TX
    jimndena@sbcglobal.net
    December 7, 2011
Wow!!   that mister is beautiful!!
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    Jack Trumbull
   
Houston, TX
    TRUMBULL64@aol.com
    December 8, 2011
 
That is an awesome looking bird.
 
In God We Trust
Jack Trumball
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    Steve Allen
    Muskogee, OK
 
   stephenallen1@att.net

 
   December 8, 2011
 
All I can say is WOW!!!!!  Way to go, Box
 
Steve Allen

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   Judith Milburn
  
Newport Beach, CA
   drjudmil@aol.com
   November 13, 2011
Joe Dale
FYI
I'll be moving on Nov. 25th to
2200 Park Newport
Apt. 304
Newport Beach, CA 92660
and live there until approximately June 10 or so... could be 15-20,
and then close my psychological practice and become partially retired and move to

275 Talent Avenue
Talent, OR 97540

(Talent is 5 miles North of down town Ashland).  Building a wonderful Earth Advantage (i. e. green) home there in this wonderful little community of 6,500 right between Ashland and Medford. I'm hoping that our next reunion in 2013 can be scheduled so that I can attend. My family reunion is always the last weekend in April. I'd hope the reunion could be the next to last weekend in April or the 1st weekend in May. Thank all of you Lubbock grads for everything you do to make the reunions possible. Hope you are all well.
Judith Milburn 
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    Doug Young
 
  Principal
    Lubbock High School
    
May  5, 2011

 

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    Gwenella Bennett Anderson, Charlene Starr Jones & Nina Smith Glenn
    Austin American Statesman


February 20, 2011

LeRoy Johnson, Jr. Born September 10, 1935 in Lubbock, Texas, LeRoy died of natural cause on February 4th, 2011 in Austin, Texas. He was a Renaissance man of letters, an anthropologist by training, a detective-historian by bent and a witty and willful contrarian. Lee grew up in Lubbock, son of a barber. He fondly remembered boyhood days on his maternal grandparents' High Plains farm where he helped raise pigs, pullets and Valencia goobers and relished homemade hot hog sausage, blackeyed peas and cornbread. Six decades later he recalled a certain cow with "long sharp horns" charging as he walked across the barn paddock. He would run for dear life toward one spot in the barbed-wire fence and slid under the lowest wire followed by a "loud twang as the evil Jersey hit her horned head against the fence. I never got gored, and viewed the running exercise as a fascinating game - but scary." Learning was LeRoy's life-long calling. After attending Texas Technical College in Lubbock, he moved to Austin and earned his B.A. in anthropology at the University of Texas in 1958. Between semesters he worked as a field archeologist on various digs across Texas for UT's Texas Archeological Salvage Project. He spent 1959 in Mexico City attending the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historica. Returning to the University of Texas, he continued doing salvage archeology and earned a M.A. in 1961. From 1962-1964 he studied at UCLA where he was awarded a Ph.D. in anthropology. Lee taught at Ohio State University for a year before moving to the University of Oregon, where he taught from 1965-1971 and became Associate Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Ethnology at the Museum of Natural History. In 1971 Lee left academia of his own accord out of distain with bureaucracy and became a merchant, weaver, and research consultant in Eugene, Oregon. In those years he was proprietor of the Yankee Clipper, an imported clothing store, and lived on a small farm where he raised Araucana and other specialty chicken breeds. He took part in the anti-war movement and was a progressively minded card-carrying member of the ACLU. Lee regarded his Oregonian years as his life's apex of freedom, romance and enlightenment, an eventful and welcome respite from Texas and the South. Yet in 1982 he moved back to Austin for good. For the next 15 years he worked as an editor and research archeologist at the Texas Historical Commission. He analyzed and reported on a series of major archeological excavations of prehistoric campsites in central Texas. LeRoy's literate monographs on these places and the tell-tale activities of the Indians who once lived there have few equals on the archaeologist's bookshelf. Lee retired in 1997, disposed of his professional library and forbade visitors from mentioning archeology upon penalty of a swift caning. He now had time to delve into many other arcane subjects. He read voraciously - literary fiction, history, mystery novels and watched educational programs and foreign films. While he enjoyed going out for lunch and having friends over for tea, unbidden personal questions elicited familiar response: "Hard to say, here today, gone tomorrow." He insisted on proper table etiquette and preferred to talk about his latest research fixation, hear about his friends' adventures and shared interests, ruminate about bygone days, or forcefully curse societal decline. An afternoon session with Uncle Lee, as he liked to be called, was a memorable occasion. Rheumatoid arthritis and a fondness for hog lard kept him on an increasingly short leash. He traveled via the written word, movies and the eyes of friends. When Lee chanced upon an obscure and poorly understood historic topic that struck his fancy, he took it on. He would read everything written on it he could lay hand on, correspond with specialists, and fill page after page with detailed notes and musings in flowing black fountain-pen ink. He used an ancient desktop computer only for the final stage of scholarly writing. A proud Luddite, he refused connection to the Internet but would allow others to surf the Web for him. He enjoyed enlisting others in his investigations. Upon completing an inquiry he wrote a compelling account of his findings illustrated by neatly pasted clipped images. Then it was on to the next worthy historical quest. Military history intrigued him; two of his many studies: "A Short History of U.S. Army Medium Bombers (Piston Engine) 1918-1938" and "The Missions and P-38 Lightnings of Richard I. Bong." Lee was fluent in Spanish and read Latin, German, French and other Romance languages. A fascination in tracing the evolution of Vulgar Latin and its descendants resulted in "A Little Detective Work on a Small Sample of the Sicilian Languages." Lee was fascinated with late 19th century and early 20th century trains, planes, ships and guns. His dining room was jammed with an elaborate model train setup which he added to and tinkered with for decades. A passion for the early U.S. Steel Navy led him to commission several high-quality 1:200 scale metal ship models. Not content with representations, he began to research, restore, and collect 1890s-1940s Mosin-Nagant and Mauser bolt-action military rifles. His living room became a gunsmith's shop housing dozens of working rifles, each tagged with provenance and specifications. Periodically he went to a shooting range and tracked progress in properly sighting in each gun on carefully annotated targets. As his armory grew, so did his understanding of the evolution of the weaponry and of the German, Russian and Finnish armies for whom they were made. LeRoy Johnson, Jr. is survived by his brother Norvell Johnson, nephew Brent Johnson, niece Leslie Lants, numerous cousins and friends from many walks of life. None will ever know another like him.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on February 20, 2011

 

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      Joni Wimberly McIlvain ('55)
     Bethesda, Maryland
     dccamerabug@verizon.net
     15 Nov 2010

Memorial Services will be Monday 11/29/2010, (probably at 2:00 PM) at First Methodist Church, Richardson TX.

We've lost Jim Henderson ( '55 ). Jim & wife Ottilie " Lee " (Fredericks '54) were on way to a long-anticipated trip to Egypt. Airline had lost Jim's luggage with the diabetes medication, so they waited until the bag was found, and boarded another flight. Jim laid his head on Lee's shoulder and was gone. Lee is still in VA.  Their daughter is there now. There will be a memorial/celebration of Jim's life in Richardson TX at a later date. Will notify whenever I have more information.  Please send prayers to Lee and their family.

Joni Wimberly McIlvain ('55)
(
11/19/2010 Jim had a heart attack. JWM)

Ottilie "Lee" Fredricks 
Henderson (Jimmy
, '55)
2911 Rush Creek Drive
Arlington, TX 76017
817-467-1643
lhenders@tx.rr.com 

Jim's brother:
Joe Mack Henderson
3309 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308  
joe.lynnhenderson@sbcglobal.net
 

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Jennifer Koch
Pleasanton, CA
JenKoch07@gmail.com
29 Oct 2010

Hello, I am Wilta Joyce Irwin (Hepp)'s grand-daughter. I received the Save the Date for the 57th reunion in the mail today, and wanted to let you know that Wilta passed away in March of 2008. She was survived by an enormous amount of family, including her twin brother, Wilton, sisters Mary and Montie daughter, Claudette, granddaughter, Jennifer, grandson Phillip, and great-grandson, Ronin. She is missed everyday and I know she would be sad that she was missing this reunion! Congratulations to you all, may Wilta be watching over you and sharing in the laughter and memories! Jennifer

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        Charles "Chuck" Hodges
        Midland, Texas
        rchsr@grandecom.net
        15 Sep 2010

My cousin, Ronnie Mac, sent this website to me. I did not know it was around. The class of '54 has always done a marvelous job with class reunions and some have even assisted our class of '52 with several things related to reunions. I try, as much as possible, to stay informed about LHS folks. It's rather exciting and very enjoyable to remember. Living in Midland has afforded me the opportunity of keeping up with some of our Odessa High competitors as well. A number of those have died. Anyhow, I am so thankful to have this opportunity of saying, "Hello to my fellow Westerners". On occasion, I come back to LHS for an assembly program centered around young people and drugs/alcohol. I've only retired four times since 1981, but just don't seem to enjoy doing nothing. I love being among youth today. My best to you all.

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          Dale R Smith
         
Webster (Houston) Texas
        drsmith7684@sbcglobal.net
        11 Sep 2010

If you will let an "old timer" in the room (Class of 1949), I would like to add my comments. I have not lived in Lubbock for many years but I still harbor some great memories of the Hub City. Having lived in many places since graduating from Tech, I still like to remember my days there. As I was not much of a social person in those days, I doubt if anyone will recall the kid that migrated up from Tahoka in his junior year but I will bet someone will recall my dad ... B. T. Smith who taught math at Tech for many years. Some of you '54 Westerners may have been tutored by the best math teacher of all times. Of course, that is my opinion. I have been down in the Bayou City for several years now but do miss the plains, except the sand storms! I felt a pang of nostalgia when seeing the old Hi-D-Ho ... I spent many a pleasurable moment there. A couple of 'flames' come back to my memory, long gone, by the name of Dorothy Edwards and Joneen Bice ... would love to hear from either. Dorothy lived just a block away when I lived on North Third in North Lubbock. Thanks for taking the time to read this ... and send me a note if, by chance, you may remember, although I doubt it.
Dale

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Charles Holmquest
chuckholm@verizon.net
09 Sep 2010

Dupree '47 football picture, next to Joe Gray; think it's me. Charles

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Nina Kay Porter Green
Lubbock  TX
ninakg@clearwire.net
07 Sep 2010

Your efforts on the yearbook are always a pleasure to see. Thanks for all you do and it will be fun to see you again at the next reunion. My mother celebrated her 100th birthday this year. Family and friends gathered and we enjoyed taking pictures of 5 generations. Blessings to all.
Nina

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R. G. Box
Lubbock, Texas 
chuggerspook1934@gmail.com
26 Aug 2010

I have had some friends call and ask about the article in the Lubbock Magazine on my Smithy. That was in the May 1st issue and it shows some of the things I have made and some pictures of the shop. This magazine is published by the Avalanche Journal.

Box

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          Sam Allred
         
Mexico
        19 Aug 2010

It was nice to find the yearbook pictures on the internet, although sad in some cases. Thanks for the information, pictures, and updates.



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Judith Milburn
10101 Slater Avenue, # 237
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-969-5488
C 714-330-1245
drjudmil@aol.com
 

Judy Milburn's brother, Roger, 71 of Plano, TX, died July 6th. Many of you may remember him as a 1957 LHS graduate and attending our 55th reunion with Judy in May, 2009.  Judy asked for our prayers last December 19th in the email shown below. Our sympathies and prayers are with Judy and her family. I've included Judy's address, etc  for you to contact her.

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Doris Vest Fletcher
Lubbock, TX
legalbeetx@aim.com

31 May 2010
 

Sylvia, thank you so much. I didn't think Pat White was dead, but I really didn't know where she was. I talked to her yesterday, and had a real long conversation with her. Maybe she will come to our next reunion. She said she would really like to visit her father's grave site. Thank you again, she was one of the girls I ran with all during high school.

Doris

 

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       Cherie Callioux Deardoff
       Lubbock, TX
       21 May 2010
 

Cherie Deardoff, Jeanneane Callioux's sister, has informed us that Col. Bill Simpson, Jeanneane's husband, died Wednesday, May 12th in Rotanda West, FL..  Full military services are scheduled in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Friday, May 28th.
 
Jeannine Cailloux
Simpson (Col. Bill, dec'd.)
194 Broadmoor Lane
Rotonda West, FL 33947
941-698-0592


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      Jack Trumbull
      Houston, TX
      trumbull64@aol.com
      21 May 2010
 
 
 
It always good to hear about one of our own rising from the dead.  I think that it was Mark Twain that said "The report of my death has been greatly exaggerated."
 
In God We Trust
Jack
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          Sylvia Billings Etter
         
Lubbock, TX
        sylviaetter@sbcglobal.net
        20 May 2010   

Unbelievable!
Today I found under classmates.com (it just popped up on my e-mail) a Pat White Zarkowski, Lubbock High School 1954. I knew we had a Pat White (deceased). I looked on the Internet and found this person in Dover, Delaware and called her. She said she graduated from Lubbock High in 1954!  She got on the Internet, pulled up our web-site and identified her picture. She had married a serviceman right out of high school and left Lubbock and been all over the United States and never returned to Lubbock after 1961. She never kept in touch with anyone here. Her address is l08 Carnoustie Road, Dover, DE 19904 phone, 302-734-3218. Her husband's name was Matthew, and he is deceased. 
Wow!
Sylvia 

Pat White Zarkowski (Matthew, dec'd)
108 Carnoustie Road
Dover, DE 19904
302-723-3218
pmz108@verizon.net 

 

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        Mary Sue Long Dunn
       495 La Colonia Street
       Las Cruces, NM 88005
       awmsdunn495@msn.com
       15 May 2010
 
Dear Joe Dale:
My husband of 55 years, Andrew Wayne Dunn, passed away suddenly, Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
A Celebration of His Life was Held at LaPaz-Graham's Funeral Home, on Wednesday May 13, 2010.  Cremation has taken place and inurnment of remains will take place at a later date.
Thank you
Mary Sue
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Wayne Basinger
491 County Road 3542
Hawkins ,TX.75765
LittleVbigW@yahoo.com
26 Mar 2010

Just to update email address.

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Tony Taylor
Australia
ajtay3@optusnet.com.au
25 Feb 2010

Thanks for a wonderful site- I came across it while looking for some pictures of Lubbock because of an interest in Buddy Holly (don't have that on my own). How simple things seemed back then- but then memories always want to support that kind of thinking I guess- good wishes to all on that roll.
TonyT
Australia

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        Jack Trumbull (Toni)
       
14314 Torrey Village Drive
      Houston, TX 77014
      281-444-3837
      trumbull64@aol.com

      09 Jan 2010

Jamie Dawn Trumbull Whitley was born in Lubbock, Texas 1-10-65 and went to be with our Lord on 1-9-10.  She is survived by her loving husband Richard Arancelovic, her son Austin, her two daughters, Ashlyn and Bethany, her brothers Mat Trumbull and his wife Stacey and Todd Vasek and his wife Sandy, her sister Jody Badgwell and her husband Phil, her granddaughter Stesha and her mother and father, Jack and Toni Trumbull, her aunt and uncle, Margaret and Keith Winkler, her uncle Jerry York and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  
Family Visitation  6 – 8 pm Monday Jan. 11th.  Memorial Services 10:00 am Tuesday Jan 12th at the Brookside Funeral Home, 3410 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77068.  In lieu of flowers, Jamie requested donations be made to a charity of choice or to Northwest Assistance Ministries, 15555 Kuykendahl, Houston, TX 77090.

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Barbara Ohnemus Holder
Lubbock, TX
bardarsr@juno.com
31 Dec 2009

I was just checking the site for the first time in several months. What a sad fall we have had. So MUCH cancer. Is it just our age starting to catch up with us, where we grew up and the time (WWII), or all the chemicals we were exposed to as children? My prayers and warm thoughts go out to all those that have had loses or are having health problems. May the next year be a happier year for all of us. Happy New Year, dear friends.
Barbara

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       Joni Wimberley McIlvan ('55)
      Bethesda, MD
      dccamerabug@verizon.net
      31 Dec 2009  

This e-mail is from Jack Trumbull, '54, asking for prayer for his 43 year old daughter.
 
My daughter, Jamie, is in ICU at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.  She has been there since Monday a week ago.  She is experiencing failure of the liver, kidneys, and pancreas.  The doctors told me that the liver is in the worse condition. She has been undergoing dialysis on a daily basis and has been incubated to help her breath.  Everything depends on whether her liver can recover.  I have the same blood type but the doctors tells me that he won't even consider a transplant in her condition.   I will keep you all updated as things develop.  For now all I can do is ask for is your prayers. 
Jack

Jack Trumbull (Toni)
14314 Torrey Village Drive
Houston, TX 77014
281-444-3837
trumbull64@aol.com

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        Judith Milburn
       
Fountain Valley, CA
      drjudmil@aol.com
      19 Dec 2009

Joe Dale 
I wanted to request prayers for my brother Roger (LHS '57,  now in Plano), who attended the last reunion with me.  He was given a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma the first of August.  This is a very aggressive tumor and he has been having aggressive chemotherapy every three weeks since then.  He seems to be tolerating the chemotherapy amazingly well and has been improving.  There seems to be a temporary halt in the decrease in tumor size which up to now has shrunk 65%.  He is currently in Medical City hospital for his chemotherapy.
If there is anyone who knows him and would like to be in touch, please email me, and I'll put you in contact.  Thank you for your prayers and caring. 
Judith Milburn
drjudmil@aol.com
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  Gene Gamble
      
Raytown, MO
      raytowngamble@aol.com
     17 Sept 2009

Joe Dale
Please change my e-mail address in roster to raytowngamble@aol.com.
Also, send Kenneth Rhorer's address. The last time I saw him, he was in Denver. I also found Nancy Abbott and Bobby Bryan living in MO.  Nancy lives only a few miles from me.  E-mailed both this morning.   
Gene

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        Bobby Bryan
Neosho, MO
bbbryan@cebridge.net
31 Aug 2009
       
WE HAVE MOVED BACK TO THE OZARKS.........OUR NEW ADDRESS IS 805 SOUTH LAFAYETTE STREET,  NEOSHO, MO. 64850. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS STILL THE SAME: bbbryan@cebridge.net
Bobby
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Bill Williams
Cleburne, Texas 76033
bwilliams5988@sbcglobal.net
25 Aug 2009

Hi
I graduated in 1957, but am looking for 1953 and 1954 yearbooks. If anyone has one or both to sell, please let me know. You have a great website, and I really enjoy it.
Thanks,
Bill ( Billy) Williams
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Revis Cauble Leonard
Texas
Revis_stamps@sbcglobal.net
15 Jul 2009

I was doing genealogy and sometimes "google" my name since I'm always asked where I got it. My father graduated from Texas Tech and I was named after one of your graduates, Revis Jordan...I believe she was Miss Texas Tech when my dad was in college.
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Doris Vest Fletcher
Lubbock,TX
legalbeeTX@aim.com
01 Jul 2009

To the Reunion Committee:
Thanks for all your many hours of work. It was worth it. Hopefully, I can be of some help next time. I really enjoyed seeing all my friends again and especially seeing the old school. Can you believe I had a grandson graduate from LHS last year? lol. I agree with Judy, first weekend in May was really good. See you next time.
Doris
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       Peggy Staples Thomas
       Riverton, UT
       pthomas7@q.com
       30 June 2009

New email address for Peggy Staples Thomas: pthomas7@q.com

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         Mary Ann Munn Putman
        
Spring, Texas
       mary_ann_putman@yahoo.com
       23 May 2009

I agree that this reunion was the best ever! Not only were the evening activities very entertaining, but the tour of our beautiful Lubbock High was more extensive than ever before. The choir was lovely, even though they couldn't be there in person! Everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time! Look forward to the next reunion in two years!
Mary Ann

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        Pat Hartsfield
        Lewisville, NC
          jh27023@windstream.net
        20 May 2009

To: Reunion Committee

Dear Classmates:
Many thanks to each of you for your contributions of work and planning that made our recent reunion one of the best, if not the best, ever.  And to the picture-takers, who chronicled all of the events...a great, great job.  It's wonderful to have photos of everyone who attended.
I'm tempted to write a poem about it. In fact, I think I will.
Take care, guard you health, and we'll see you at the next one.
Kindest regards,
Pat

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Tom Brady
San Angelo. TX
ro3639@aol.com
17 May 2009

The reunion was fantastic. The "committee" deserves big pat on the back. See you all in two years.
Tom Brady
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       Judith Milburn     
       Fountain Valley, CA 92708
       drjudmil@aol.com

       11 May 2009
 

Thanks again to the entire committee for a wonderful reunion.
And a reminder of my request to schedule the reunion for the 1st week end in May... as a standing time.
Yes, this is a self serving request for myself to increase the probability that I can attend (as I have an ongoing family reunion the last week end in April in Denison), and  many others that I spoke to agreed that the 1st weekend in May was good, as it is a cool time of the year and there aren't other on going holidays, graduations, etc....
See you in 2 years.
Judith Milburn

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          R. G. Box
         
chuggerspook1934@gmail.com
      
  27 Feb 2009
 

My new web site is finished. Here it is:  www.pecanderosa.com . I hope you like it. Gene Mathis did a fantastic job. Let me know. Sent it out to any and everyone you know, if you want to!  Thanks. 
Have a nice day. 
Box

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Ray Wood (LHS '56)
3707 69th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79413
cpaplanner@prodigy.net
27 Feb 2009

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        Sharon Millican Flewharty
        dsf1511@verizon.net
       
7 Nov 2008
 

Thank you Joe Dale.  Loved her (Von Dee) a lot and knew she had not been well the last few years.  My brother also called me this A. M. from Lubbock to be sure that I knew it.  The Web Site is so great.  Brought up the Avalanche Journal and got her obit.  Her picture was beautiful.  I know Bill is really going to miss her, and I saw that her mom is still alive. 
It is all in the Lord's plan.  Thanks for all you do.
Sharon Millican Flewharty

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         Gwenella Bennett Anderson
       Austin, TX
       ganderson@mail.law.utexas.ed
       7 Nov 2008

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job of keeping all of us in contact.  While I have not been in touch with Von Dee for many years, I remember her so fondly.  I send my condolences to her family.  
Best,
Gwynella Bennett Anderson
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          Mary Sue Long Dunn
        Las Cruces, New Mexico
        awmsdunn495@msn.com
        7 Nov 2008
 
I appreciate so much your efforts to keep us all informed of what is going on with our Classmates. I am saddened to hear of our losses when one of our classmates passes away, but I would not know about it unless you or others pass the word on to us.
I am looking forward to the May Reunion of the Class of '54.  I have received the notice from Sylvia Billings Etter, and of course your e-mails.
Keep up the good work.
Your Grateful Classmate,
Mary Sue Long Dunn
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         Wed., Nov. 5, 2008

Von Dee
Hamilton Breedlove (Billy, '52) died early this morning. The funeral is Friday, Nov. 7th at 11:00 AM at St. Luke's Methodist Church at 45th & Memphis, Lubbock.
Von Dee and Bill's address, etc:
9809 Toledo Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79424
806-794-6905

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         Darla Anderson Love
         
Canton, TX
        DJL36@hotmail.com
        6 Nov 2008

I am terribly sorry to hear about Von Dee. I, also, would like to let you know that Jim Hawkins, who was in our class died September 8, 2008 after a lengthy illness.  Some may know  his brother, Jack, who still lived in Lubbock.  Jack died two weeks ago today.

Jim Hawkins
2325 S.W.59th Street, Apt. 305

Oklahoma City,
OK 73119
405-361-2925
(son, John Grant Hawkins,
405-447-9444)

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          REVIS JORDAN GOWAN
         
San Antonio, TX
         
revisjg@sbcglobal.net
          6 Nov 2008

I RECEIVED THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR APPROACHING REUNION, & IT IS REALLY NEAT.  I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO SEE MY PICTURE ON IT & AM TRYING TO PLACE SOME OF THE OTHER ONES IN THE PICTURES.  I DID RECOGNIZE BOONE, REBECCA, & AT FIRST I THOUGHT ONE WAS PAT HARTSFIELD, BUT CHANGED MY MIND. ANYWAY, I WILL GET OUT MY ANNUAL & BRING THE OTHER NAMES BACK TO MEMORY.  IT WAS A CUTE IDEA TO HAVE THE "THEN & NOW" PICTURES.
MY EMAIL IS:  revisjg@sbcglobal.net
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REUNION, & HOPE WE ALL CAN STAY HEALTHY & MOBILE UNTIL THE TIME COMES.  MY HUSBAND BOB & I JUST RETURNED FROM HIS 60TH COLLEGE
REUNION, & IT WAS VERY INTERESTING TO BE WITH THE 80 YEAR OLDS. HE WENT TO NMMI IN ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, & WE MET A STURDY GROUP OF OLD  CADET'S, ALL LOOKING PRETTY GOOD.  IT MUST BE THE WEST TEXAS WEATHER.  SPEAKING OF WEST TEXAS, TEXAS TECH IS  REALLY ON AN EXCITING  ROLL !!!!!!!!!!!  I AM ALWAYS SO PROUD TO BE FROM LUBBOCK, TEXAS WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY & SUPPORT THEIR TEAMS LIKE NO OTHER.  YEA, TECH----LETS GO FOR THE GOLD.

ONCE A WESTERNER, ALWAYS A WESTERNER,
REVIS JORDAN GOWAN

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         Marion Aderton Stuart
       Black River Falls, Wisconsin
       mbstoefer@dishmail.net
       23 Oct 2008

 

 

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Darla Anderson Love
Canton, Texas
DJL36@hotmail.com
24 Oct 2008
 


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        Gene Gamble
       
5809 Elm Avenue
       
Raytown, MO 64133
      816-358-8033
     
gamblemmpp@peoplepc.com
        September 9, 2008
    
George Harris'
wife passed away last week from cancer.  Please remember him in your prayers, and if any one would like to send a note of comfort, his e-mail is
firedancer@awesomenet.net.  If I can get away, maybe I can pick him up, and we will make the reunion. I have recently acquired the Truman Lake Opr, among other music interests, and stay pretty busy with two shows per week. My thanks to you.
Gene Gamble

George Harris (Mary)
1364 CR 214
Hallettsville, TX 77964-9514
361-798-4626
firedancer@awesomenet.net


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Joe Bob's brother (LHS '53) passed away June 18, 2008.
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Charlene Starr Jones
203 Valley Oaks Loop
Georgetown TX 78626
cstarrjones@suddenlink.net
11 June 2008

 

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Bobby Merrett
Cleveland, Oklahoma
BBQ62@aim.com
06 May 2008

Sorry to see no mention of the Westerner Band of that year. It was always a big part of the tradition of Lubbock High School.  I am proud to say that I was a member of that great group and loved every moment of it. Hope to see some mention of the band along with some pictures.
Bobby Merrett

(If anybody has any pictures of Westerner Band please email to me at jajdb@suddenlink.net . Joe Dale Bryan)
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  R. G. Box

          Lubbock, TX
          April 22, 2008
         
chuggerspook1934@gmail.com


 
Joe Dale,
A picture of Jim Copeland of Anton showing           Box
me how to " High Center " his pickup.  Jim runs some cattle on his place and of course knows it like the back of his hand. I suppose he knew exactly what he was doing and just wanted to show me how!! He had it in 4 wheel and had he not known exactly where we were it would have been "really stuck." He called a few of his good neighbors, and with 3 trucks in 4 wheel, they pulled us out!.  I was glad to meet his friendly neighbors; most especially since they brought  a BBQ unit and fixed us some hamburgers.  We had been out there for quite sometime, you see.  The burgers tasted kind of funny, but we could not see if anything was wrong because the sand was blowing so hard.  Water was no problem because there was a ditch full 3 miles away. I walked over by myself, Jim said he had to guard the pickup, and got a hubcap full.  I got a little upset because Jim and his dog drank the 1st hubcap, and I had to go back and get some for myself.  It was a really good experience for me because I was able to see how a "REAL" old experienced rancher worked cattle. I really hope he invites me back come branding time!! If  not branding time, maybe when he shoes his favorite horse. I could hold the shoes when he gets them out of the Forge??  N
othing but fun!!  Have a good day. 
Box




 

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Joni Wimberley McIlvain ('55)
Bethesda MD
dccamerabug@verizon.net
07 Apr 2008

Calling all Girl Scouts! The Lubbock Girl Scouts are planning a reunion for 2008 summer. I have been asked for names & addresses of former Girl Scouts. If you or your sister or your cousins were Girl Scouts in Lubbock, or you attended camp at Las Leonitas/ Buffalo Lake, please contact me. Mary "Skeet" Anderson will be honored, & is excited about attending & seeing everyone. Thanks to Gene, for your terrific website!
Joni Wimberley McIlvain ('55)
301-229-3339
dccamerabug@verizon.net

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Rita Burleson Bryan
Richland Hills, TX
seiter01@charter.net
15 Jan 2008

I am so glad I was found after all these years! I have never seen a better website than this one. Several years ago I tried to sign up on line for one LHS website, and never heard from anyone except a man in Australia wondering if I knew Buddy Holly! I have two children, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren and a great-grandson on the way. What great memories you send us on this site. Thanks a million.
                                                                               

Jimmy C. Thomas (class of 1957)
Alpine , Texas 79830
jthomas1938@sbcglobal.net
25 Dec 2007

 
I WAS WITH RAINBO BAKING CO. FOR 22 YEARS. CAME TO ALPINE IN 1978; BEEN HERE WITH SONIC DRIVE-IN . IT'S LIKE THE HI-D-HO, BUT BETTER. IT KEEPS ME YOUNG WORKING WITH ALL THESE HIGH SCHOOLERS. I REMARRIED BARBARA EMRICK AFTER ELAINE LEFT ME. I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED GOD FOR A BETTER COMPANION. SHE'S GREAT. BETWEEN US, WE HAVE THREE KIDS, 17 GRANDCHILDREN AND THREE GREAT.
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        Sherry West Portwood
crportwood@xanado.com
04 Dec 2007

Re: Catherine Sue Wilson West
6001 Orlando
Lubbock, TX
 

My mom passed away on September 2, 2006, after a lengthy fight with cancer. I ran across website and wanted to update you'll.
Thank you & God bless
Sherry West Portwood
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Don Barton
         Irving, TX
         barton.d@sbcglobal.net  
         30 July 2007
 

This probably doesn't come as a great surprise to many of you, but I pulled the Top 30 list for 1951 and 1952 and I have over 50 of those selections either on 78's or 45's.  But that was a real interesting site in terms of information and a good site for the live music available. 
Thanks to Dan.
Don
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            Dan Shipman
            Albuquerque, NM
            pdship8@aol.com

The Class of '54 might find this music site enjoyable.

 
www.tropicalglen.com/ _________________________________________________

         Mary Ann Munn Putman
         
Spring, TX
        mary_ann_putman@yahoo.com
        29 July 2007

Joe Dale,
Great!! Thanks!!! (referring to 2nd grade Bean picture) It was 1943/44!  World War II was raging, and we would have air raid drills at least once a week.  One classmate would pull the black curtains, as the rest of us went out in the hall, sat on the floor, covered our head, and sang, "God Bless America," and then some of the great Armed Forces songs, as "American Marines,"  "Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder," etc.   We sang loudly and with gusto, but I worried that the enemy might hear us!  We never knew if it were a real attack or just a drill!  Luckily for us, and our country, it was always a drill!!!!       
Mary Ann

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Gene Gamble
5809 ELM, Raytown, MO 64133
gamblemmpp@peoplepc.com
26 July 2007

Hi:
George Harris gave me your web site. As some of you know, George, G. A. Law, and I joined the navy in October of 1954. I ended up in Seattle, WA where I married Myrna Smith, the prettiest girl in town. After discharge in 1958, I became an air traffic controller until Pres. Kennedy's layoff in 1962. Bounced around the next few years-- Denver, Lubbock, Phoenix, then Kansas City where I still reside. In the automobile business for 30 years, then ran a limousine business for 8 years, then went into music business; company produced one of the largest talent search shows twice a year, in Nashville. Have yet to sign a big star. One of my friend's, owner of Sims records, is building a new church with its own TV station in Nashville. Ready to air soon; then maybe you can see me on TV, all 270 lbs.of me. That's right, no longer skinny. More later.
Gene


George           G. A.
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       JOE WICKER GRAY, MD
       FORT WORTH TEXAS
       EYE1992@aol.com
       17 July 2007

Hi Joe Dale & R. G.
Just spoke to Steve Allen in Muskogee, OK, who told me about the web-site!  The news is that my younger daughter, Katie presented me with my first grandchild last month!  Tatum Wicker (good name huh!) She, mother, and dad will be going to San Jose, CA next month where Katie will be chief of hand surgery at the regional Kaiser Hospital (she's an orthopedic surgeon). Other daughter, Kristin, is in Dallas & has a University of Texas MBA! I see Jim Welch & Shirley in Santa Fe from time to time. Best to all classmates & let me hear from you.
Joe Wicker Gray, MD
Eye1992@aol.com

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        Jim Hunter
        
Garland, TX
       jameslhunter@verizon.net
       19 June 2007

Joe Dale, We went into the LHS site but we could not bring up the photo of K Carter. Please e-mail me one. I attended Roscoe Wilson, George M. Hunt and Dupree. I would like to have photos of any of those grades if available.
Thanks,
Jimmy (Jim) Hunter

Go to www.lhs54.org
Click on "Home" in left menu, 2nd from bottom (apparently we have two Home sites)
Click on "We need a little help here... K Carter 1945-1946 " (or click here, it's linked), K Carter and Roscoe Wilson pictures are there.
Incidentally, you can get your own pictures by clicking on the picture, then click copy (use right side of mouse, if necessary) and paste where you store your pictures (usually My Documents under pictures), then run on plain paper, or photo paper if your printer is capable.

(I mailed him K Carter and Roscoe Wilson.  Any one have Dupree, Hunt, Bean, Sanders, Brown, Central Ward, Chris Harwell. Any others? Email them to me and I'll put them on website.)
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         Wayne Basinger
        Hawkins, TX
        LittleVbigW@wmconnect.com 

        19 June 2007
 
HI 
NEW ADDRESS:
491 COUNTY ROAD 3542   
HAWKINS, TX. 75765
        
THANKS FOR SENDING THE E-MAILS.
WAYNE BASINGER
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Roy Jobe
Sulphur Springs, TX
rjobe69@verizon.net
15 Dec 2006

My complements and appreciation to those responsible for maintaining this site. I have enjoyed looking through the pages. Please update my eMail address. Pray for the troops. It gets lonely out there especially at this time of year.
Roy Jobe


 
Mary Ann Munn Putman
Spring, Texas
mary_ann_putman@yahoo.com
11 Dec 2006

On turning "70"....remember dear classmates, that "70" is the new "50." Now don't you feel younger, already!


Gerald (Jerry) McCasland
Nutrioso, AZ
Mccasland@frontiernet.net
06 Dec 2006

I am saddened at the loss and ailments of old and dear friends.  We continue to pray for each of them and their families.  As loyal Westerners we continue to live every day to the fullest. As each of us continue on the journey of life let us celebrate and look forward to each new day, continue to love one another, and hold dear all of our memories.
Jerry


Marilyn Bobo Gravett

marilyngravett@aol.com

26 Nov 2006

Happy birthday, Sylvia! You are a youngster--I turned 71 this month! Have a great year.
Marilyn Gravett
2307 Katherine St.
Brenham, TX


Guess who turned 70 on Friday, November 24, 2006?

 


Revis Jordan Gowen
13 Burnham Glen
San Antonio, TX 78257
210 698 8834
revisjg@sbcglobal.net


I have truly enjoyed all of the news of former classmates I choose to use the term "former" rather than "old". Yes, we did all turn 70 this year, & it is really a shock to say "I am 70". I still feel much younger, inside at least. Time does march on & some of us may not be marching quite as fast as we used to; I am still thankful to be "marching". I am ashamed I have been out of touch for so long. I have finally found the website & will be reading it regularly. Thanks for all of your effort to keep us all in touch with one another & the news. As we say, "Once a Westerner, Always a Westerner".
Fondly,
Revis Jordan Gowan


Mary Sue Long Dunn
495 La Colonia
Las Cruces, NM 88005
awmsdunn495@earthlink.net
27 Sep 2006

We certainly appreciate all the hard work involved in this website. Thank you,
MD


 

Alan Stone
Albany, Ga.
alstn@mchsi.com
15 Aug 2006

Happy Birthday to all who turned 70 this year, and, I guess that includes most of us. Wow! where have the years gone? It would be nice to "circle the Ho" one more time. I wonder, what's now occupying the sacred space where the Hi-D-Ho used to be?


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Brenham, TX
MarilynGravett@aol.com
10 Aug 2006

Notice to all my classmates: My husband and I have moved to Brenham in order to be closer to the grand kids in Houston. Our new email address is: MarilynGravett@aol.com


Mary Ann Munn Putman
Spring, Texas
mary_ann_putman@yahoo.com
08 Sep 2005

Updating the change of my e-mail address. Hope all is going well with everyone!


JON BROWN
17325 CR 4067
KEMP, TX 75143
jonjonpat@netzero.com
04 Sep 2005

FELLOW WESTERNERS, I AM STARTING A FUND TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA. I KNOW A LOT OF MONEY WILL BE COMING IN FROM ALL OVER BUT IT NEVER IS ENOUGH. THE CONTRIBUTION FROM "LUBBOCK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1954" MIGHT BE SMALL BUT EVERY BIT HELPS. I WILL COLLECT CASH OR CHECKS MADE OUT TO "THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE RELIEF" THRU THE END OF SEPTEMBER. WHAT EVER IS RECEIVED WILL BE TURNED IN UNDER OUR CLASS NAME. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A PLAQUE OR MEDAL BUT YOU WILL GET THE GOOD FEELING IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU HAVE HELPED. PLEASE SEND WHATEVER YOU CAN TO: JON BROWN 17325 CR 4067 KEMP, TX 75143 TELL ALL OUR CLASSMATES ABOUT THIS SO THE ONES WHO WANT TO CONTRIBUTE CAN. I WILL START IT WITH A $50 DONATION.
THANKS
JON


Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
MJGravett@sbcglobal.net
27 Aug 2005

I have a new email address and would love to hear from all my classmates.


Johnny Davis
Springfield, Virginia
ldjdclks@verizon.net
13 Jul 2005

Well, I finally retired from the Air Force 3 March 2005. I worked for the US government for 41 years and 2 months including 1 year 9 months in the Army. My final job was Deputy Chief of the Air Force Environmental Restoration Branch (superfund cleanup). I will now be employed with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a non-profit organization based in Arlington, VA. They in turn will loan me back to the Air Force as a consultant - full time until such time as my spouse retires from the Air Force. She is a cost analyst and now has 27 years as a government employee. Note that my email has changed. And once re-employed with PI my military address will be the same. I always enjoy coming to Lubbock and seeing friends - note that I did not say old friends cause we ain't old....
Johnny Davis


Martha Xoe Schickram Sheppard
830 Twin Oaks Drive
Wylie, TX 75098
m-x-s@msn.com
08 May 2005

I have just returned home from visiting my sister in Lubbock. It's been almost a year now since the "Great 50th Reunion"! Sure was fun, thanks again to all who went to so much effort to make it memorable. While in Lubbock I read in the paper that they are tearing down the Hi-D-Ho drive-in. What a food of memories that brought back, going out for a Coke and circling the Hi-D-Ho! Good times and great friends remembered! Hope all of you are well and we can all be together again.
Martha


 
JON BROWN
KEMP, TX
jonjonpat@netzero.com
29 Apr 2005

Hey, Robert Ray understand you went to the inaugural ball in Washington DC. That's pretty heavy stuff. I know you probably took pictures. Why not put a few in the gallery so we all can see how you look all dressed up!


Robert Ray
Madden


GERALD McCASLAND
NUTRIOSO,AZ
jcmc@cybertrails.com
23 Apr 2005

Greetings to all from sunny Arizona. It looks like spring may be just around the corner here in the high country, Carolyn and I had a good COLD winter and look forward to warmer weather. The ELK are beginning to move up higher on the mountain so we wont see the two hundred or so that spent the winter in our neighborhood. The Hummingbirds are returning so I will start feeding them in a week or so. We go through one hundred fifty or so pounds of sugar a summer feeding the little rascals but they are really fun to watch. I hope this finds all you Westerners hail and hardy.
Best Wishes,
Jerry


 
Danny Claborn
Cisco, Texas
bud_claborn@hotmail.com
07 Apr 2005

George Harris
Glad to see that you entered your comments. email & bring me up the last 50 years.
Danny


Celestina "Tina" Anciso (Herrera)
Lubbock, Texas
latinchery01@yahoo.com
14 Mar 2005

Hey class of 1988' here. Does anyone know how to get a hold of old yearbooks. Like 1987 and 1967. My Mom graduated in 67' and I would love to see that year. If anyone knows how to get any yearbooks for those years please email me.
Thanks. Great website!!


Jane Breedlove Covington
Marysville, Michigan
covington2@aol.com
08 Mar 2005

I just found this website today!! After all these years it was wonderful to see the pictures and "visit" with you. My husband Bob Covington and I have lived in Marysville, Michigan (just above Detroit at the foot of Lake Huron and on the St. Claire river) for 18 years, after spending most of our lives in Odessa and Beaumont, Texas. He is a chemical engineer and after he retired a few years ago, we decided to stay here - we love the people, our home, and the small town- although at this point - March - we are ready for the snow and 16 degree weather to morph into the lovely spring and summers we so enjoy! We have two grown children (and one grandchild) who remain in Texas. Both are Texas Tech grads. My interests for many years - dolls - I am a doll artist - if you would like to see my work - enter Jane Covington's Cloud Nine Dolls into your browser and see the fun I have had with them. I also have been active in garden club for 35 years and have been a Master Flower Show Judge for most of those years. Tomorrow I will enter an Artistic Design in our District Flower Show in the Silverdome for the tenth year in a row. I retired many years ago as a Medical Technologist - I really did use that BA in Chemistry that I worked so hard to get at Tech!! Seeing all the pics and reading about our Class of '54 has made me want to come and join the fun - perhaps next time - you all look wonderful.
Jane Breedlove Covington


George Harris
1364 CR 214
Hallettsville,TX 77964
firedancer@awesomenet.net
03 Mar 2005

Great home page. I have been retired for about 15 yrs. I now spend my time fishing and playing golf. The name firedancer comes from my wife. She is a potter and does a lot of pit firing... ergo "firedancing". Haven't been to a reunion since our 40th. Maybe next time
George


Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
23 Feb 2005

I hope some of you might be interested in what my quilting group is doing. We learned of a quilt shop near San Antonio, Kalico & Keepsakes Quilt Shop, that is collecting lap quilts for the wounded returning from Iraq. Our group is going to deliver our quilts in about 2 weeks. If anyone is interested in this endeavor please log onto the website of the quilt shop. The address is www.kalicoandkeepsakes.com All quilts should be labeled "To An American Hero". We enjoy our way of life because of these brave men and women. This is the least we can do to show our thanks.


 
Cyndi Moman Edmiston
Houston, Texas
cyndi_edmiston@yahoo.com
23 Feb 2005

I'm a 1975 model. I should have graduated in 1975, but I moved to New Mexico my Senior year. I really enjoyed my Sophomore and Junior years, and was looking forward to graduating May 1975, but didn't make it. I did graduate High School, just not there with all my friends. If anyone has any information on Greg Lingle, Harold Duff, Kathy Rey and Mark Casteel, I'd sure like to hear from them. Great website, by the way. Have a wonderful day.
Cyndi


 
David Maserang
davemaz@aol.com
21 Feb 2005

Great web site, and fun to read the comments. We're trying to plan a 40th Anniversary for this summer, and you guys really set the bar.
Best regards,
David


Kin L. Sims
3201 25th St
covertmaid44@aol.com
31 Jan 2005

Hello, everyone! As a member of the Current Westerner Basketball team and the great Lubbock High Drumline, I would just like to tell you forerunners that Drumline in particular prides itself on being steeped in the history of our great School! If anyone here was a member of a past LHPS era, an e-mail about your experiences would be greatly appreciated!


Jon Brown
Kemp, TX
jonjonpat@netzero.com
29 Jan 2005

Sometimes when I'm feeling kind of low and sad I go to the bookcase and pull out my Lubbock High yearbooks. I thumb through them looking at at the pictures and reading about what a great guy I was. Before long my spirits begin to rise and I even begin to laugh especially at some of the things that were written by my friends. I t seems as basically I was "swell". Some of the inscriptions read: It was swell knowing you this year.....It was swell being in your history class.....It was swell knowing you these past few years.....To a swell guy.....Keep on being a swell guy.....Best of luck to a real swell guy....It's been swell having you for a friend.....Good luck to a swell classmate... And then there were some who didn't think of me as swell and went on to write. "John, your a good kid"...."John, your a good boy"..."Jon, you are a good boy even though you're not very lucky in love"...."Jon, I knew you in grade school and then I didn't know you and now I know you again"...."John, my old Latin pal"....."Jon, if it had not been for you I would not have made it through chemistry class"....."Jon, without you I would not made it through Latin class"....."Jon, thank you for understanding me"....That's the one nice thing about looking in your yearbook for an uplift. Not one person ever writes that you are a real Dodo. By the way among other things the word "swell " means "fantastic" Every body have a swell day!!!


Kevin
Lubbock
pushed@intoxic.net
18 Jan 2005

Hello, do any of you know of a book about the history of Lubbock High School? It would be an interesting read to me. Thanks
KP


Marvin Dunagan
Salinas, CA 93906
Texdun@aol.com
05 Jan 2005

Really enjoyed reading the remarks from the class of '54. I graduated in '50 and enjoyed attending our 50th reunion in 2000!! Always have great memories of my high school days and would love to hear from fellow classmates. I retired 11 years ago and still alive and kicking - although have slowed quite a bit, ha. Have lived here in California since my discharge from the Army in '53. But I consider Lubbock my hometown even though living there for only nine years.


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
02 Jan 2005

Keep all those stories coming, Jon. I am enjoying them. How about some of you others? Do you have some good memories to share? I'll try to think of a few myself. Happy New Year to all.


 
Jim Steele
Ft. Worth
jimraysteele@sbcglobal.net
01 Jan 2005

I must add my thanks and well done for the movers and shakers that brought the 50th reunion together. A special thanks for this web site. Hope every one has a wonderful year and that we can see each other in the near future.


 
Jon Brown
Kemp, TX
jonjonpat@netzero.com
01 Jan 2005

HE'S BACK!! In reviewing my last entry I see I made a lot of spelling mistakes and my typing wasn't all that great either. Could have never beat Joe Dale out.... and a lot of Clearasil wouldn't have helped either....and Janice, I'm sorry I misspelled your name but I've had to put up with that all my life!! Anyway I thought you might enjoy another story from LHS. It was my fleeting moment of fame and glory. Sometime in 1953, don't remember the exact date, Dorothy Lamour, the actress, came to Lubbock to put on a show. Some of you may have gone to it. It was put on in the evening in the LHS auditorium as that was the place most things like that were held at that time. Nancy Wilkerson came up to me and said she had tickets and would I like to go. Nancy, being the pretty girl she was, I said yes, yes, yes hot dig a dee dog, yes. What I didn't know was that the Lubbock Avalanche Journal had given her the tickets and probably told her to ask some big strong naive boy to come with her. That happened to be me. After the show was over, we all went back to the hallway behind the auditorium to have pictures made by AJ. They asked me to stand beside Ms Lamour for the picture. About the time the photographer snapped the picture Ms Lamour grabbed me around the neck and jumped up into my arms. She had on a lowcut strapless gown and when she jumped one of her boobs popped out a little. She made the photographer give her the negative and no more pictures were taken because the element of surprise on my part had been lost. It might have made it to the paper and even maybe into our school album but it wound up in the trash. So I guess you could say my moment of fame and glory was lost in the flash of a boob!!


 
Suzanne Porter Walston
1955 CR 251
Moulton,TX 77975
36suzanne@direcway.com
28 Dec 2004

Updating address and e-mail


 
Glenda Keyton
4504 21st Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
gmkroche@aol.com
25 Dec 2004

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to a wonderful class of people. The reunion was fantastic and renewing old friendships was delightful. I really appreciate the wonderful events and the hard work that Sylvia, R. G., Joe Dale. Karen Green Barnhill, Gene, Donny Carroll planned for our reunion. They out did themselves. Everyone apparently is retired and enjoying themselves to the hilt. (and can get on the internet more frequently than I as I continue to work 24/7 in our two construction companies) I have many neat memories of our class and the reunions we have had, and looking forward to be able to work with the group on the next one.


Sylvia              R. G.                Joe Dale           Karen Sue


Gene               Donny


Gerald (Jerry) & Carolyn Lea McCasland
PO BOX 87
NUTRIOSO, AZ 85932
jcmc@cybertrails.com
19 Dec 2004

Seasons Greetings: God has blessed us this year with good health, enough food to keep us pleasantly plump, and enough wealth to keep us off food stamps. Carolyn and I will spend the holidays in Gilbert, AZ with our children and grandchildren.  May God bless all of our classmates with peace and good health.
Gerald (Jerry) and Carolyn Lea McCasland


 
JON BROWN
KEMP, TX 75143
jonjonpat@netzero.com
16 Dec 2004

Now you see why I did not make good grades in typing! Hit the wrong key too much. Anyway I was sitting around thinking as I do most days now days and my mind drifted back to our days at Lubbock High and I began to think about the things I wish I had done and had not done then. Some of the are: (1) Had studied 5 or 10 minutes more a week so I could have beat Joe Dale out as smartest male.....(2) Had used a little more Clearasil so I could have been in the running for most handsome....(3) Had found out if it was her chin or was Winnie Lee turning her lips in on a few good nite kisses after a date.....(4) Had not borrowed a cigarette from Mr. Walrath and got my only demerit in all of 12 years of school for smoking it on the school grounds....(5) Had not been so chicken in Mr. Howell's speech class and received the only failing grade in all of school....(6) Had asked Janis for a date and when she said "NO WAY" she would have at least have said two words to me during high school. I once thought she was waving at me in the hallway but it was Jimmy Welch behind me she was waving at. Do you know how embarrassing it is to wave back at someone who is not waving at you!....(7) Had thanked Dixie, one of the prettiest and friendliest girls in school for her words to me when she turned me down for a date. I know she really didn't mean them but it made me feel good anyway....(8) Had tried a little harder and brought my A-B grades up to all A's except typing which I could have never made an A in.....(9) Had taken Spanish instead of Latin---although I really enjoyed Mrs. Johnson as a teacher....(10) Had found out who stole my gym shorts, etc. out of my gym locker and gave me the J Itch because Coach Cook made me suit out in the dirty clothes. I still would break that guys legs for doing that if I knew who it was. Took me 20 years to get rid of it. Dr. Bob, your dad used to cringe every time it would flare up and I would go to see him. But now as I sit out on my porch watching the golfers putt out on the 18th green I wish I had learned to play golf back in school with Joe Bob and Robert Ray!


Joe Dale        Winnie Lee    Janice           Jimmy

 


Dixie             Bob              Joe Bob          Robert


Tom Brady
San Angelo, TX
ro3639@aol.com
14 Dec 2004

Had coffee with Dick Frisbie the other day. Very enjoyable. We wish you all a very merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a healthy and happy new year.
Tom and Royalyn Brady


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
13 Dec 2004

Thanks to all who take care of this website. It is great. May all my former classmates have a holy and blessed Christmas.


JON BROWN
KEMP, TX 75143
jonjonpat@netzero.com
10 Dec 2004

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my friends and classmates not only of 1954 but the ones in the 2 years preceding and the 2 years afterwards a joyous and happy end of the year. Hoping the new year brings us all good health and happiness. Praying for the safe return of our troops, our children and grandchildren, and end to a war that has no end in sight.


Rita Lang Kleinfelder
nostalgiar@shaw.ca
21 Nov 2004

Hello, My name is Rita Lang Kleinfelder and I’ve written a book about 1954. With your class celebrating its 50th anniversary, I thought you might be interested to know about "Happy 50th 1954." The book looks back at the entire year, all the news, fashions, music, television, movies, sports, and more. Here are sample entries from three sections: WORDS: August 16. Time Inc. launches "Sports Illustrated." During the planning stages, insiders predicted dismal failure: there wasn’t enough sporting news to fill a weekly. Actually, in hindsight, it was silly to doubt the outcome. As "Business Week" noted in its August 7th issue, Time Inc. tackling the sports world was a bit like the USS Missouri training its guns on a duck. FASHION: More news. By some estimates, as many as 10,000 x-ray units are sitting in shoe stores. The machines rely on a fluoroscope – an x-ray tube with a fluorescent screen – to show a customer’s feet inside the shoes. Viewing ports let the wearer, the salesperson, and mom look in at the same time. The design of the Shoe Fitter, however, leaks radiation into the surrounding area. TELEVISION: January. “Dragnet” is one of the top-rated TV programs, and kids love the joke about Sgt. Joe Friday. Youngsters say, “Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday….” When asked, “What happened to Friday?,” they shout, “He’s out on a case!” "Happy 50th" can be ordered online at www.Amazon.com, www.iUniverse.com, and other web sites. (Check the cover at one of the sites.) All my best to the Lubbock High School Class of 1954.
Regards,
Rita Lang Kleinfelder


 
Mary Ann Munn Putman
Spring, Texas
mary_ann_putman@hotmail.com
01 Nov 2004

Kevin, Buddy Holly graduated from Lubbock High on May 27, l955. This information came from "Buddy Holly, a Biography" by Ellis Amburn.


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
19 Oct 2004

Buddy Holley was in the class of 1955. I do not know if he graduated or not.


 
Kevin
Lubbock
17 Oct 2004

Hello, I am in the class of 2007 at LHS. I'm really interested in the history of the school, which is how I found the site. I have a question...what class did Buddy Holly graduate in? I think I read somewhere that he dropped out...is that true??


 
Doris Vest Fletcher
2605 75th Street
Lubbock, Texas
LegalbeeTX@aol.com
11 Oct 2004

Just wanted to update my e-mail address. Its now LegalbeeTX@aol.com. Thanks


Johnny Lara
Lubbock TX
05 Oct 2004

looking for high school education


Shell Cunningham
Plano, TX
sheldoncun@aol.com
26 Sep 2004

We are closing out our poultry inventory, and it's going fast: We have 17 fresh fryer hens, one new chicken-feather boa and two dozen eggs available, "cheep." Please contact us immediately if interested.


Joe Dale Bryan
Lubbock, Texas
jajdb@cox.net
23 Sep 2004

Too late Danny. Shell and Geree Cunningham got here and took all the chickens out of the hen house before we could lock it.


Danny Claborn
Cisco ,Tex.
bud_claborn@hotmail.com
23 Sep 2004

Look out in Lubbock, lock your hen house. Shell & wife Geree Cunningham are on their way.
Your friend,
Danny


 
Mary Ann Munn Putman
Spring, Texas
mary_ann_putman@hotmail.com
10 Sep 2004

Has anyone gotten their "50th" Reunion Class picture, that was taken at the reunion?


Alan Stone
Albany, GA
alstn@mchsi.com
03 Aug 2004

I just discovered this web site & had a great time reviewing pictures & names out of the past. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend 50th reunion due to death in family. As for my life - Married (isn't everybody?) two children & four wonderful grandchildren - living in Albany, Ga. the past 25 years - currently retired from multiple careers (broadcasting, nursing homes, drug business) - somehow, managed to achieve middleclass lifestyle (but nothing more than that). Wonder if anyone remembers me?


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
31 Jul 2004

Jon, I think Mary's last name was Shafer. Does anyone know what she did after LHS? I know that Evelyn McCarty (who played oboe, violin, piano) is still in Corpus Christi where she taught at Del Mar Junior College. They were both great musicians and I enjoyed them. But you are right--we surely did put Buddy Holley down. When I was teaching school I told the kids that I had sung with Buddy Holley (I was in the choir program too). They all thought that was cool, but then I had to confess to them that it was only in school. Then my "coolness" suffered some.


Evelyn McCarty


 
Doris Vest Fletcher
Lubbock
LegalbeeTX@aol.com
25 Jul 2004

Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a wonderful time I had. Saw so many old friends, but I missed seeing a lot of my classmates that were there. Those on the committee did a wonderful job, but would love to meet next time at LHS to view the old place. Maybe next time. It was rather sad for me to realize that so many of my old "gang" had departed this life. Those still around are "Jenny Wagghorn, Peggy Staples, Joanne Pinkston and Harriet Henry". I see Peggy every few years, but hadn't seen Joanne since we graduated. Was so wonderful getting together with them and others that I haven't seen in many years. Thanks again, and hope to see you at the next reunion.


Jenny              Peggy              Joanne            Harriet


 
Robert J. Dunn
4527 N. 56th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85018
rdunco@earthlink.net
14 Jul 2004

Thanks for a great reunion and wonderful Web site. I appreciate all the work. I feel like I have joined a maturing support group.


 
JON BROWN
jonjonpat@aol.com
12 Jul 2004

Hey, come on gang don't let me hog the web site. Let's hear from you! I guess we didn't know talent when it was right before our eyes. When we used to have general assembly either a girl named Mary {don't remember her last name} would play the marimba for us or Buddy Holley would twang on his guitar. We kind of accepted Mary for her talent but when Buddy came on I don't think there were any outright boos but I do remember some mumbling and grumbling. Just think if we had known what was going to happen in a few years we could have gotten his autograph on everything we had and we would all be millionaires today. I have one friend that sold his 1954 annual that Buddy had autographed for $700. BUDDY, WHY DIDN'T YOU PLAY "PEGGY SUE" IN OUR ASSEMBLIES???


 
JON BROWN
KEMP, TX
jonjonpat@a0l.com
09 Jul 2004

"PUZZLED" A TRUE STORY FROM THE HALLS OF LHS. During class change in our senior year Benny McCollum approached me in  the hall and said" quit picking on him or I'm   
going to whip your a_ _". The "him" was little John Benson. I wasn't afraid because I figured out of sheer desperation I could outrun him for at least a block and get to my car and get the tire tool to even the odds. Anyway I never ever would have picked on John. He sat beside me in Mr. Dollar's typing class and we often looked at each other and wondered what letter would print when we pressed a certain black key. Don't think we ever figured it out entirely. Then one day John was absent and didn't show up for many weeks. When he did return all his hair was gone and there was only a little fuzz coming back in. As it turned out he had developed leukemia and had been out because of chemotherapy. At that time I had nothing but admiration for the little guy. For him to know that he                       probably wasn't going to live very long and yet come back to school and try to graduate made him a big person in my eyes. He died at the end of school. Now I know you do not remember this incident but I have thought about it many times since then and wondered why you thought I was picking on the little guy.

                                                                                                                   

 

 

                                                                                                                                                          


 
Dorothy Key Armstrong
Ft. Stockton, TX. 79735
roydot@wirelessfrontier.net
08 Jul 2004

The reunion was fantastic, really enjoyed it. Thanks for all your hard work guys. Finding everyone except the missing 18, wow. I will make a donation for the web site.
God bless all,
Dorothy


 

          Mary Ann Munn Putnam
        mary_ann_putman@hotmail.com
        08 Jul 2004

I missed many there, even having the list! Most of us have changed in 50 years.....except Sylvia, Joe Dale, Sue Ann, Janice, Marion Aderton Stuart, Lonnie Peak, George Nelson, and a very few others!
Mary Ann Munn Putman


Sylvia              Joe Dale          Sue Ann          Marion


Lonnie            George


 
Gerald McCasland
jcmc@cybertrails.com
07 Jul 2004

Thanks for making the roster correction. The web site is great and it will take me a long time to examine all of it. The reunion was a great success and I was amazed at the number of grads you located. Super job
Best Wishes,
Gerald "Jerry" McCasland


Jerry (Gerald) McCasland
PO BOX 87 Nutrioso, AZ 85932
jcmc@cybertrails.com
05 Jul 2004

I greatly enjoyed the reunion and the website. I found an error in the listing for Jerry McCasland. I am the GERALD that is married to Carolyn Lea McCasland. I live in Nutrioso, AZ. Not Lockhart, Texas. Please make the correction when you get a chance. Thanks again for the reunion.
Regards,
Jerry(Gerald) McCasland


Carolyn


 
Revis Jordan Gowan
Spicewood, Texas (near Austin)
revis@zeecon.com
02 Jul 2004

I can't believe I am just now finding this, Gene. I enjoyed visiting with you so much at the reunion & you have done an un-believable web-site. I have just gone thru all of the e-mails & enjoyed each one! After all these years, it is so great to see names that I have wondered what ever happened to these friends. More later !


 
JON BROWN
KEMP, TX
jonjonpat@aol.com
01 Jul 2004

Marilyn, Joe Dale did send a list of all those who had signed up to attend the reunion before the reunion started. Maybe you just didn't see it.


Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
30 Jun 2004

I also check this site daily. I was so glad to see so many friends at the reunion. But after looking at the pictures on this site, I find that I missed talking to so many of you. Next time it would be nice to have a list of all who are in attendance.


 
JON BROWN
KEMP, TX
jonjonpat@aol.com
30 Jun 2004

From the list of people at the reunion I see that I missed saying Hi to a lot of old friends. Guess I didn't get out and mingle enough. To those I missed I'm sad we did not get to visit as I suspect this will be the last opportunity for me to have done so. We are all getting to the age where we like to reminisce so maybe we should have a new section on the site for this rather than make lengthy stories in the guestbook. However since there is not one yet I am going to reminisce a little. When I moved to Lubbock in 1946 both 4th St. and 34th St. were dirt roads and were basically the edge of town. In grade school Ed Haney was known by his first name which was Doyle. All the boys were sweet on Betty Francis Taylor and we took turn carrying her books home for her. Gwenella Bennett lived right behind my grandmother. Then all the kids in Lubbock moved to Thompson Jr. High. Our class was there for the 7th grade and then we were split up into three Jr. Highs. I had a little crush on Sylvia Billings in the 9th grade and worked after school to get enough money to buy her some roses. The next day she told me that her father would not let her date, but she didn't give me my flowers back! Besides she likes the younger men anyway!! Just funning Sylvia and Jerry. Then we all wound up back together at dear old LHS. We had the distinction of being the last class to graduate from a single high school in Lubbock. {Oh, there was another one but it didn't count at the time} I have been away from Lubbock for almost 50 years now but the memories, mostly good, will stay with me forever. Thanks to all who considered me a friend.


Doyle !!!!        Betty               Gwenella        Sylvia


 
Danny Claborn
2008 El Paso Ave. Cisco, Texas 76437
bud_claborn@hotmail.com
28 Jun 2004

I check this website every day to see who submits new comments. Come on class of '54. Let's keep it going.


 
Evelyn McCarty
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-2605
evelynmccarty@sbcglobal.net
19 Jun 2004

The pictures taken at the reunion are great. Thank you for taking and posting them.


 
Johnny Davis
HQ AF/IEVR Pentagon, Washington DC
johnny.davis@pentagon.af.mil
16 Jun 2004

I too want to add my thanks to the reunion committee and say that I had a great time. I saw some really close friends that I have known since early childhood and was pleasantly surprised they had not changed significantly. Would recognize them on the street. Lots of good memories and I look forward to the next one. Anyone coming to town is welcome to call and if we are available we will sight see to the max.
Johnny Davis


 
Powell A. Johnson, Jr.
Weatherford, Texas
barnabasimpact@yahoo.com
16 Jun 2004

We really enjoyed our 50th reunion. It was not easy to put names and faces together, but this site will help us to remember. Thank all of you for your diligence and labor of love in causing us to look back and be grateful for all we have. Thanks for your kindness.


 
Marion Aderton Stuart
N3898 Staffon Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
mbstoefer@aol.com
16 Jun 2004

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the reunion. It was a wonderful event. I just wish I could have talked to each person there - it went too fast! The website has been a delight and I'll be sure and send a check to help keep it going.


 
Charlene Starr Jones
5407 Salem Walk Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
txstarrj@msn.com
15 Jun 2004

Hopefully, looking forward to seeing the entire group photo on this website, if that is possible. Also, we need to read again R. G.'s profoundly philosophical "Dark Suckers" essay.
Thanks,
Charlene Starr Jones


R. G.


 
Charlene Starr Jones
5407 Salem Walk Dr.
Austin, TX 78745
txstarrj@msn.com
15 Jun 2004

Thanks to all of you on that LHS class of '54 committee for making the reunion a smashing success. Reconnecting with old friends and jogging memories was well worth my long drive across West Texas from Austin. You have done a very good thing. I did not get to see all for whom I have special memories, but when I was on my way to find you I met up with Johnny Davis talking about his brick he'd retrieved from Thompson Jr. Hi demolition. Then Dick McIlhaney remembering his dad's dairy which delivered milk in glass bottles to our doors in horse drawn wagons. Then Johnny's story that his children suggested that he should grab a chunk of concrete from Burris Elevator when it was torn down gave us a fine laugh. Priceless! Then later I found Charles Flowers with his pictures from Roscoe Wilson. Oh my, that's almost too long ago. What I've done with my life? Married at 18, raised two fine children, have four wonderful grandchildren (now grownup). Have been single for a number of years, self employed for about 20 years with real estate and other investments. Now happily engaged with garden puttering, net surfing and genealogy research. OK, now let's hear from some of the rest of you on this outstanding website. If you are passing through Austin, give me a call or email txstarrj@msn.com. Cheers to all and we'll meet again in 2009.
Charlene Starr Jones


Johnny           Dick              Charles


 
Mary Ann Munn Putman
Spring, Texas
mary_ann_putman@hotmail.com
15 Jun 2004

Has any other class had such a blast or looked so marvelous at their "50th"? I think NOT!!! Thank you, Reunion Committee for making it happen, to Sylvia and Joe Dale for their extensive search of classmates. and to Gene and his website, that helped tie it all together!! Great to see everyone and looking forward to out "55th"!!!!


Sylvia              Joe Dale


 
Carol Harry Barrett
Channelview, TX
cbarrett@pdq.net
15 Jun 2004

Great reunion. Thanks to all who worked so hard to organize and plan it. I thought we all looked pretty good for 50 years out of high school.


 
James Bryant and Clydena Shaw Bryant
Melissa, TX
jimndena@airmail.net
15 Jun 2004

A great week-end. How could a half-century go so fast?? and everyone still be so young?? A BIG thank you to all the committee that put so much hard work into making the 50th so much fun! The website is awesome!


 
Chuck Odorizzi
Albuquerque, NM
odorizzi@earthlink.net
14 Jun 2004

What a blast from the past. I've thought very little of that part of my life, but my mind is alive with memories now. I'm saddened by the loss of so many of the class, and pleased to have reconnected with others. I didn't know of this site beforehand, but checked it when I returned. Great! Wish I had seen it earlier so I could have connected more names with faces. Special thanks to all members of the committee who made it happen.
Chuck


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
14 Jun 2004

Jim and I drove almost from the tip of Texas to the top of Texas for the reunion, and it was worth every mile. We had a great time. We also want to thank those that did so much work. We are already looking forward to 2008!


 
George Nelson
Lubbock
nelsonlawfirm@cs.com
14 Jun 2004

Joe Love and I had a great time at the 50th Reunion, and I want to send special thanks to R. G. Box, Karen Sue Green Barnhill, Joe Dale & Joan Bryan, Von Dee and Bill Breedlove, and Sylvia Etter. There were others who came to the meetings and helped in the planning, but these people really deserve a lot of extra credit for making the reunion a success. I also want to thank all of those who came from long distances to be here.


R. G.                Karen Sue        Joe Dale         Joan


Von Dee          Sylvia


 
Martha Whittaker Summitt
#48 E Lakeshore Drive
Ransom Canyon, TX 79366
martha@ransomcanyon.com
14 Jun 2004

On the 1999 Class picture, I have two names to give you. Front row to the next right of Joe Love is Pat Young Duggan, next is Doris Davis, and next is myself, Martha Whittaker Summitt. Please add names. I hate to be listed as unknown.
Thanks,
Martha


 
Martha Whittaker Summitt
#48 E Lakeshore Drive
Ransom Canyon, TX 79366
martha@ransomcanyon.com
14 Jun 2004

We had a wonderful time at the 50th class reunion. I know that there was a lot of hard work went into it. Thanks Guys! Looking forward to the next one. I hope everyone is still here and able to attend.


 
Tom Brady
San Angelo, TX
ro3639@aol.com
13 Jun 2004

That was great reunion. You all on the organizing committee are to be commended. Thank you. See you next time.


 
Gene Mathis
Lubbock
mathis@nts-online.net
13 Jun 2004

Thanks for your patience... they got the guestbook working again.
Gene


 
Jim Watson
Medina, Texas
sajiwat@hctc.net
14 Jan 2004

Great Website! We're really looking forward to this June. Last summer the traveling Viet Nam Memorial was in Kerrville. We, of course, went to view it, and got a tracing of Don Witt's name. If you think it would be appropriate, let me know where to send it so it can be displayed at the reunion.
Jim


 
Johnny L. Buck (Sally)
16611 Abbott Springs Ln
Florence TX 76527
buckhappyacres@aol.com
13 Jan 2004

This is a great website! Thanks for all your hard work. We are looking forward to the 2004 Reunion.


 
GARRY ARMSTRONG
183 HICKORY HILL ROAD, CAMDEN, SC 29020
ROCKINGAAFARM@AOL.COM
12 Jan 2004

Doris Vest Fletcher
2605 75th St.
Lubbock, Texas 79423
legalbee5e@yahoo.com
11 Jan 2004

This is my new email address.


 
Jouetta Ford Klotz
Spanaway, WA
03 Jan 2004

I could not believe when my daughter called to say someone was looking for me. Has it been 50 years already? I have survived cancer, marriage, and raising 3 children, and am now happily retired and living within view of the most beautiful mountain there is. Thanks so much for the great website--can't wait to see you in June!!


 

Dolores Adams Keith
Corsicana, Texas
deemom_1@netzero.net
27 Dec 2003

 
Carol Harry Barrett
16738 Laurelwood
Channelview, TX 77530
cbarrett@pdq.net
21 Dec 2003

 
Jennie Ruth Thompson Waynick
Pearland, Texas
jrwayn@swbell.net
11 Dec 2003

This is a great site. Someone did a lot of hard work. I am looking forward to the reunion.


 
Darla Anderson Love
Canton, Texas
DJeanne36@wm.connect.com
09 Dec 2003

Had a very surprising phone call tonight from an old classmate, Sylvia Etter. She gave me the information about this website. It is absolutely wonderful. I moved from Lubbock to Dallas in l968. Lived in Dallas until retirement from Federal Government in l996. Now live in a small East Texas town, 53 miles east of Dallas. Am looking forward to the big 50th reunion. Again, the website is wonderful. Congratulations to all who worked so very hard putting it together.


Sylvia


 
Barbara O. Holder
08 Dec 2003

Was at the mall here in Lubbock yesterday. Larry Bridges has a booth there with his wonderful art work. I stopped and visited with him awhile. Darwin and I bought a print of his drawing of Lubbock High School several years ago. He also has several drawings of Texas Tech. If you are in the Mall between now and Christmas, be sure and go by and visit with him and see the talent he has.

 

 

                                                                
                                                                                                                                       Larry


 

 
James B. Bryant
jimndena@airmail.net
06 Dec 2003

 
Barbara Ohnemus Holder
2302 Slide Road #41
Lubbock
bardarsr@juno.com
02 Dec 2003

Great to see all of your names! We moved back to Lubbock in December of last year, but we have spent most of this year away from home. Hope to have a "more quiet year" at home this next year. My computer crashed while we were gone this fall and am using Darwin's for awhile. Lost all of my addresses and bookmarks, so haven't gotten back to some of you lately. Sorry. Please send me a message so I can build a new address book.


 

 
Clydena (Dena) Shaw BRYANT
3204 FM 545, Melissa, TX 75454
jimndena@airmail.net
01 Dec 2003

 
Dan W. Shipman, DDS
1616 La Cabra, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Pdship8@aol.com
08 Nov 2003

Thanks to all for a very good web page. As I reviewed the roster it brought back many memories. Due to a senior moment, I seemed to have forgotten a lot of classmates, but your site restored the memories of the many people I knew.
I am retired from thirty-three years of practice. I am enjoying my family, golf and artistic woodturning.
See you in 2004
Dan


 

 
Leonard Jarett, MD
Philadelphia, PA
jarett@mail.med.upenn.edu
06 Nov 2003

 
George Mecham
1415 26th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Fl 33704
gcmecham@earthlink.net
21 Oct 2003

Please correct my e-mail address and there needs to be a space at 26th Ave N. Thanks. This truly is a great web site. Sorry there is no picture. I was such a red neck I did not have any made.


 
Wayne Basinger (Vivian)
149 Spring Lake Knoll  Holly Lake Ranch TX. 75755
littleVbigW@wmconnect.com
21 Oct 2003

I have enjoyed the web site very much. We are looking forward to the Class reunion. This is also to update me wife's name and mailing address. The phone number is the same. HOPE TO SEE Y'ALL AT THE REUNION. 10/20/03


 
Jerry Gililland
218 Rock Ridge Ln
Copperopolis, CA 95228
jerrygililland@aol.com
18 Oct 2003

Please note my new address and my phone is 209 785-8218. The website is a great idea and has excellent content. I am looking forward to this 50th.


 
Doris Vest Fletcher
2706 75th Street, Lubbock, TX 79423
Legalbee5@hotmail.com
16 Oct 2003

 

 
Jennie Ruth Thompson Waynick
Pearland, Texas
jrwayn@swbell.net
13 Oct 2003

 
Mary Ann Munn Putman
16002 Kempton Park
Spring, Tex. 77379
mary_ann_putman@hotmail.com
06 Oct 2003

Great Website! Thanks to our talented and industrious classmates, who put it together and those working on our reunion! Since I still claim to be "58," my "50th" class reunion is a little hard to explain...actually no harder to explain, than all my wrinkles! Looking forward to seeing everyone!


George Mecham
St. Petersburg, FL
gcmecham@earthlink.net
06 Oct 2003

Since it has been 50 years, will anyone remember me? I am amazed you found me. I look forward to hearing more about the reunion. Since my family has all died I have no ties in Lubbock so I have not been back for many years. I am sorry to hear the Hi D Ho is gone. It was my main hangout. I lost all my annuals in a move so I have nothing to jog my memory.


 

 
Mattie Lou McGehee Hawkins
12979 Hwy  64m
Ben Wheeler, TX 75754
06 Oct 2003

 

Roberta Elliott Lindly
3501 Corinthian Ct. 
Arlington, TX 76016
hrlindly@msn.com
04 Oct 2003

Welton Jones
San Diego, CA
tyreee@cox.net
01 Oct 2003

A truly well-done page! Sincere thanks to all responsible. I look forward to seeing so many of you at the 2004 reunion. (My mailing address is actually 705 West Upas St. The rest is fine.)


 
Bobby Merrett
League City, Texas
BBQ62@aol.com
29 Sep 2003

Seeing the picture of the old Lindsey Theatre brought a lot of wonderful memories. Days when Myself and John Hozapfel worked there. The marque shown was some of our handy work also. Also loved cruising the Hi-D-Ho looking for friends and cruising Broadway. Miss the old days.


John


 
Nancy Abbott Loveless
8114 NW Pleasant Ford Road
Weatherby Lake, Missouri 64152
kloveless@kc.rr.com
27 Sep 2003

How exciting to hear about this great website! And I had been wondering about the dates for 2004. Thank you to all who put this together. Looking forward to June 11, 12, 13 2004.


 
Alan (Al) Andrews
4634 Ridgeside Dr. 
Dallas, TX 75244
aland@dfwonline.net
27 Sep 2003

Just got the flyer. Great web site. Many thanks to all those that work so hard to keep us all informed. I'll be looking forward to June 2004


 
Roy L. Jobe
912 Brinker St 
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
rjobe@1starnet.com
26 Sep 2003

Thanks to those of you who put this website up. I was rather socially inept in high school, and I haven't improved much with age. Therefore I have lost touch with everyone. It is sad to see the memorials to those who have gone on ahead of the rest of us, but it is nice to see from the photo of the 1999 reunion that the the years have been kind to most.


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
MJGravett@aol.com
13 Sep 2003

I have just received the CD that Gene Mathis has put together. It has the school song, fight song, history of the school, plus 25 hits from the 50's. It's great! Everyone interested should contact Gene and learn about it. Thanks, Gene


Gene


Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
07 Sep 2003

Gene, Thanks for the info about the CD of the school song with all the 50's songs added. Everyone needs to know about it. I have already ordered mine. Thanks. I can't wait until it arrives.


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
03 Sep 2003

Tom, if you get replies about the record, I would love to have a cassette copy or CD if possible. I will pay you for our trouble and supplies. My record was ruined shortly after we graduated. I carelessly left the yearbook in the car with the record in it.


 
Tom Brady
1602 Shafter
San Angelo, TX 76901
ro3639@aol.com
01 Sep 2003

Does anybody out there still have the 45 RPM record that came in our 52 yearbook? If so, I would sure appreciate it if I could get a copy of it. (cassette or CD). I will pay the costs. Mine has gone away somewhere. I looked through all my 45s and its no where to be found. Going through the records was almost as good as this site.

Thanks,
Tom Brady

PS. How about a hospitality room at the hotel? When we sign in we can see who is already there and can get a cup of coffee or glass of tea after the long hard drive from San Angelo. Also, we can see what's on the schedule of events. ( I forgot my schedule the last time) I would be willing to make a donation to support this effort.


 
Sidney Stone Anderson
Oklahoma City
hwa7633@msn.com
09 Aug 2003

I'll be there for the 50th reunion!


 
Donny Carroll
11702 CR 6900
cdunnamay@yahoo.com
06 Aug 2003

Great web site! Keep up the good work. Just wanted to let you know that Donna's and my e-mail had changed. She is the one who keeps up with all the e-mail.


 
Bobby Bryan
229-N. Armstrong
Tulia, TX 79088
bryan@texasonline.net
03 Aug 2003

Great web-site I have already received e-mails from 2 of my long lost friends. Keep up the great work. See you in 2004. Please change my address.


Martha X. Schickram Sheppard
830 Twin Oaks Dr
Wylie, TX  75098
M-X-S@msn.com
01 Aug 2003

What a surprise to get a call from Sylvia, great sleuthing! And what a great website. Thanks to all who made it happen. Hope to see all of you at the reunion.


Sylvia


 
LONNIE E PEEK
175 PONY EXPRESS TRAIL  79404-1901
12 Jul 2003

GOOD SIGHT. SEE YOU IN JUNE 04

 


Deloris Haley Lindsay
Mason, TX
DHL4668@yahoo.com
02 Jul 2003

Thanks Gene for informing me about the website. I'm looking forward to our 50th. reunion next year. My husband, Clay, & I have a son & a daughter. We live on the Lindsay Ranch in Mason (in the family since 1858). We have 3 B&B's and manage to keep busy.

Thanks for the site, it's great to be able to stay in touch.



 

Bob Hill
4221 W. Hungate Rd
cleta20826@msn.com
26 Jun 2003

 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX
mjgravett@aol.com
26 Jun 2003

I get on the website every day or two, and I am so enjoying it. Thanks to all you guys who are working so hard on it. It is such a nice way to keep up with everyone. Jim and I are still planning on attending the 50th next year. Thanks to all of you working on that too. In the meantime, if any of you get to deep South Texas (near McAllen) let us know. We would love to see you.


 
George Nelson
3804 -64th Drive
Lubbock 79413
nelsonlawfirm@cs.com
26 Jun 2003

Thanks to R. G. and others for all the hard work and the great website. Of interest may be the fact that during the past two weeks of this month (June 03) one of the landmarks has been leveled to the ground. There is nothing left of Logan's or The Malt Shop buildings on the south side of 19th. There is no telling what will be across the street in a few months. Joe Love and I send everyone our hellos.


Joe Love


Uel Crosby
Dallas, TX
ucrosby@juno.com
19 Jun 2003

Great web site.. Much hard work. Thanks


 
Sylvia Billings Etter
5311 43rd St
Lubbock, TX 79414
sylviaetter@sbcglobal.net
16 Jun 2003

Gene, Thanks for all your work. Noticed under Mary Ann Munn married name is Putman not Puttman! Also under our current pictures - it's Sylvia not Slyvia! Looking forward to working with you and R. G. on the big 50!


 
Doris Vest Fletcher
Lubbock
Dleefletch1@aol.com
12 Jun 2003

Will be moving to 2605 75th St., Lubbock, 79423, sometime between July 22 and Aug 22, 2003. Yep, McDougal bought my home in Overton. Family homestead for 59 years. Sure going to miss the old place.


Nancy Stephens Brownfield
Big Spring, Texas
nanbr@nts-online.net
07 May 2003

What a wonderful surprise to find this web site. I always knew most of the great minds of our time came from the Class of 54. Mary Alice Jones Oatman sent me the info. She and Don had been to the '53 reunion and we are all looking forward to meeting again next year for our 50th. Thanks for the trip back to Lubbock in my mind this morning. Add my email address so I might hear from some of the old friends I have lost touch with and to get info about the reunion.


Mary Alice


 
Arline Farmer Rogers
402 Rennie Dr
Katy, TX 77450
FARMMDDR@aol.com
05 May 2003

Love the website, and the photo of LHS, the Westerner fight song always brings tears to my eyes and my heart beats a little faster I married Darrell (Buck ) Rogers in 1950. He passed away May 3, 2002. We had 4 kids, 10 grand kids and 6 great grandkids with appropriate spouses. We have a reunion ourselves every holiday. I haven't decided yet what I am going to be when I finish growing up. I worked 40 years as we traveled around the oil patch/Air Force bases.

Play it again Sam!


 
Joe Bob Martin
Lubbock
JBTUBBS@aol.com
05 May 2003

Health good, six grandkids, one great grandchild. first wife died 1980, remarried 1981, she is 18 years younger than i am, we are very happy. still live here in Lubbock, have three business’. Loving life.


 
Roy T. Grimes
3522 58th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413
RoyTGJFG@aol.com
03 May 2003

Great job on the website! I'm a 1944 LHS grad and looking forward to my 60th anniversary as you celebrate 50. Best wishes to all of you!


 
George H. Hughes
Irving, Texas
bygeo76@yahoo.com
03 May 2003

WOW! Only a group of WESTERNERS could put together such a great website. I am from the class of '43 and visit Lubbock often. Keep up the good work.

George H. Hughes


 
Don Wilson
Sacramento, CA
dwilson@dgweb.com
02 May 2003

Great web site!! Johnny Davis took the time to send me a card with all the info. It is great to see all the pictures, especially the one of LHS.

Looking forward to the 50th and seeing everyone!


Johnny


 
Tom Brady
San Angelo
26 Apr 2003

I ran into Sam Allred in Denver while I was up there for 24 years. He was a TV weatherman (can't spell meteorologist). He left Denver and went to San Francisco area. Maybe someone has seen him there. By the way, wife's name is Royalyn. Thanks, See you next year.


Sam


 
Darleene (Brown) Herring
Lubbock
doubleblessings@webtv.net
19 Apr 2003

My what a site!! Just like stepping back in time. (1948)


 
LOYD CUNNINGHAM
9127 WINDY CREST
DALLAS, TX. 75243
LRCHAM@AOL.COM
19 Apr 2003

GREAT WEB SITE! LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 50TH REUNION


Johnny Davis
Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
johnny.davis@pentagon.af.mil
18 Apr 2003

My twin sister, Doris Davis Bates, directed me to the site. Great one and as Donald Barton said I tried one and did not have the time to fool around with it. Note that I am still working and run the Environmental Restoration Program for the Air Force. Thanks for a great way to remember the good ole days.
jmd


 
Sylvia Dietering Adams
Memphis, TN
wadams02@midsouth.rr.com
15 Apr 2003

Great website! Congratulations on such a professional presentation. Wish I could come to your reunion! (class of '53)


 
Ann Weaver McDonald ('53)
Lubbock
pecanannie@earthlink.net
14 Apr 2003

Hey, folks, I'm really upset that you've outdone the Class of '53 (so far). Our 50th reunion is coming up May 1 - 4, and I'd really like to know how to work up a webpage as nice as yours for those who couldn't come.


 
Jon Brown
17325 CR4067
Kemp, TX 75143
jonjonpat@aol.com
10 Apr 2003

Who would have thought in 1954 that in 2003 we would be able to talk to our friends on a TV! Most of us didn't even have a TV then. Good job on the web site, mates.


 
Shirley Ann Fullerton Crump (m. Guy Crump)
2207 93rd Place, Lubbock, TX  79423
sacrump@door.net
10 Apr 2003

1954 means a lot to me. Not only a 50th school reunion but also a 50 wedding anniversary. Guy and I have 2 sons and 3 grandsons who all live here. Guy and I were on the move with my job for the FDIC for 15 years and I retired in 1998. We spent 2 1/2 years in MO. and enjoyed that "exotic" country We've been back 3 years and still have not adjusted to the weather here, but enjoying family, friends and our church. Hope to see a lot of you at the reunion.


 
Joanne Pinkston Ledwidge
Springfield, VA
atledwidge@earthlink.net
08 Apr 2003

I want to thank whoever did the website - it is super. I really loved being able to scroll through the senior pictures.
Peggy (Staples) Thomas sent me the info for the site. I will try to come to the reunion next year.
Thanks for the website and contacting me.
Joanne


Peggy


 
Don Barton
Irving, Texas
barton.d@sbcglobal.net
08 Apr 2003

Strictly awesome. I've tried fooling around with my web site, but in case anyone checks, it's still under construction. "TheBartonHouse.net. Box, you need to build it ...
I'm still moving and will find you some more photos one of these days. Change my address to 7523 Bradford Pear Dr, Irving, TX 75063 (972) 402-9043.
Barton


 
Peggy Staples Thomas
7625 Mountain Top Rd.
Herriman, UT 84065
plthomas7625@msn.com
07 Apr 2003

This is great! I have already found 2 people I have been looking for. Thanks for this site.


John Holzapfel
5802 27th 5-A
Lubbock, TX 79417
jlh1336@nts-online.net
07 Apr 2003

Great webpage Thanks a lot for keeping us informed. Please change my address


 
Francis Dalmasso Christmann
4409-14th St  
Lubbock, TX 79416
francis-christmann@att.net
07 Apr 2003

Class of 1945 Great page, thanks


 
Hardie Matthews
1202 Epsilon, Pasadena, Texas 77504
wife@ghg.net
07 Apr 2003

My word! What a wonderful web site. I loved Lubbock High School. My teachers were so dedicated and caring. All my classmates were so concerned. I came from Big Spring High in 1943 and graduated from LHS in 1945. I was so fortunate to have graduated from LHS.


 
James Craig
Edmond, OK
craigjbj@hotmail.com
07 Apr 2003

I graduated in '48. Elmer Reed (LHS alumni lunch bunch) notified me of your Site. It is extremely well done. It makes me envious--wish my class had one. Best of luck. Jim


 
Vera Evelynn Hill
Euless, TX
gutzke@sbcglobal.net
07 Apr 2003

I didn't know that our high school building was on the National Register! But it is such a beautiful building, that I'm not surprised. Class of '46


 
Elmer J. Reed Jr.
Lubbock, TX
ejreed@prodigy.net
07 Apr 2003

While I was the class of 1945, I am pleased with your website. I hope you don't mind if I peek, from time to time.


 
Doris Vest Fletcher
2020 6th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
Dleefletch1@aol.com
06 Apr 2003

Fantastic---to Mathis, Box & all who put this together, IT IS WONDERFUL.
Please add my e-mail address as I would love to hear from any of my old (OMG) classmates.
Doris


Mathis             Box


Pat Hayno Daniell
3432 60th Street
Lubbock, TX 79413
patdaniell@cox.net
06 Apr 2003

My husband just read about this site in this morning's paper. You really did a fantastic job. Would you please make the name change (from Patsy Haynie to Pat Hayno Daniell) and add my address? I've been married to Max Daniell, a '47 Lubbock High graduate for almost 47 years.


John W. Chism
2321 E Common St., Suite 194
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
riata1@earthlink.net
01 Apr 2003

Great Web Site - Thanks Box!


Box


 
Clinton Smith
Arlington, TX
judyhartsmith@attbi.com
01 Apr 2003

Enjoyed the website. Please add this email address to my name.
Thanks,
Clinton


 
Glenda Keyton
Lubbock
gkeyton@prodigy.net
01 Apr 2003

This is a an OUTSTANDING web site. Each of you who worked on this did a fantastic job and even though you will never know fully how much each of us really appreciate it. What a wonderful 50 year reunion it will be.


 
Thor (Torry) Anderson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
thorwald.anderson@co.hennepin.mn.us
31 Mar 2003

Neat website...I am a District Judge in Minnesota trying criminal and family law cases...I visit Lubbock every so often and will be at the reunion.
Thank you for the work all of you are doing on this website and on keeping us all together.


 
Martha Whittaker Summitt
#48 E Lakeshore Drive
Ransom Canyon, TX 79366
Martha@ransomcanyon.com
31 Mar 2003

I just found out about the Web Site. It looks great. What a wonderful idea! Please change my address. I have never lived in Arkansas always in Texas. My husband's name is Marlow Summitt. We have recently moved back to the Lubbock area and I am looking forward to the next Reunion. The big 50.


Tom Brady
1602 Shafter 
San Angelo, TX 76901
ro3639@aol.com
30 Mar 2003

What great way to find some "old" friends. We made it to the 45th gathering, and can't wait till next year. Who ever is in charge this time please let me know if I can help from San Angelo.
I failed to commend Gene for his outstanding web page. Thanks Gene!!!


Gene


 
Karen Green Barnhill
Lubbock
30 Mar 2003

I have two addresses that need to be changed. Sue Darden Malone, 208 Decatur Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70503 and Gaynelle and Walter Schuler, 6 Pintuerero Lane, Hot Springs, AR 71909
Wonderful that we have received so many responses so soon.


Sue                  Walter


 
Carol Crisler Allen
outside of Lubbock, Texas
carola@Hub.ofthe.net
29 Mar 2003

I am in absolute awe that you could make such a marvelous webpage. I guess I didn't realize that even old dogs could learn new tricks. Thanks.


Joe Dale Bryan and
Joan Bethany Bryan
Lubbock, Texas
jajdb@nts-online.net
29 Mar 2003

The web site looks great. Many thanks to Box, Mathis, Aderton and others that put it together. It will be real useful to get information out to everyone.


Box                  Mathis             Aderton


 
Carrol Allen
36 Flower Top Lane Copake
New York
aa2nn@taconic.net
28 Mar 2003

Great Job people! Scrolling through the names sure brings tears (both sad and happy). We are the lucky generation folks, few people had it as good as we had. Anyone wanting to see how kind time has been to me can go to: http://qrz.com and type in my ham radio call sign AA2NN


 
Marion Aderton Stuart
Black River Falls, WI
mbstoefer@aol.com
28 Mar 2003

Great looking website. Some of the words are mine, but Gene and R. G. did all the work. I'm looking forward to the next reunion - are we sure it is 50 years? My husband's name is A. J. "Buz" Hoefer. He's looking forward to the reunion too!


Gene Mathis   R. G. Box


 
Dorothy D. Key Armstrong
Ft. Stockton, Texas 79735
roydot@west-tex.net
26 Mar 2003

Fantastic, Box, great idea ! Looking forward to 50th Reunion


R. G. Box


 
Celina Roberts Price
2064 Hwy 39  Hunt, Texas  78024
tcp@hctc.net
26 Mar 2003

Marion and Gene, you have done a superb job! Thanks!! I look forward to the next reunion. What can I do to help? Barbara Ohnemus Holder has just moved back to Lubbock.


Barbara


 
Marilyn Bobo Gravett
Alamo, TX 78516
mjgravett@aol.com
26 Mar 2003

I love the idea of the website. I have a couple of email addresses and I will forward this site to those people. I have the 50th reunion date marked on my calendar. I hope ~~~ will attend. Thanks for keeping us posted. Whoever did this website did a fabulous job. It was great to hear the choir.


 

Gene Mathis
Lubbock, TX
mathis@nts-online.net
3/1/03

I hope each of you enjoy using the website as much as I enjoy building it. It's great to read the comments by old acquaintances that I haven't seen since we were sophomores at LHS.

 
 

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