58th Reunion … Last Minute Information


Details

Our 58th Reunion will be on Tuesday, October 16th, and Wednesday, October 17th, at The Phoenix Ballroom in Waco.

Tuesday Evening, October 16th 5:30-11:00 p. m.
5:30 EVENING MIXER
6:00-8:00 HEAVY HOR D’OEUVRES and DESSERTS

Wednesday Morning, October 17th 9:00-11:00 a. m
9:00 COFFEE/ TEA BAR
9:30-11:00 a. m. HOT BREAKFAST/BRUNCH BUFFET

Wednesday Evening, October 17th 5:30-11:00 p. m.
6:00-8:00 DINNER BUFFET (Roast Beef OR Tilapia)

(Cash Bar available at both Evening Events)

Cost

Cost per person for dinner ONE EVENING: (Tuesday OR Wednesday): $35.00 each
Cost per person for dinner TWO EVENINGS: (Tuesday AND Wednesday): $65:00 each
Wednesday BRUNCH (included at NO CHARGE with one or two day ticket). Brunch ALONE is $35 per person!

Confirmed Attendees (as of October 12, 2018)

Ken and Scoot Baker
Lynette (Muchow) and Jarod Baugh
Malissa (Starnes) and Rex Baugh
Louann (Hilton) Brady
Jeanell (Buida) Bolton
Crozier and Rita Brown
Steven Brown
Rita (Coates) and Ed Burnett
*Tom and Thylis Chambless (Tuesday evening only)
*George Compton (Tuesday evening only)
James and Gia Coone
Al Ctvrtlik
David and Anita Dibb
Howard Dudgeon and guest
Bob and Carolyn Easter
*Janice (Massengale) Foster (Tuesday and Wednesday evenings)
*Ken Freeman (Tuesday evening only)
Betty (Luedeker) Gatlin
Jeanne (Holland) Harman
*Anitra (Harrell) Henrion (Tuesday evening and Brunch)
Susan (Harkness) Hill
Gwen (Ewing) and Wayne Hodges
Kay (Albright) Hofer
*Sue (Welborn) and Bobby Hopper (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
*Karon Shinault Jackson (Brunch only)
*Hal Johnson (Tuesday evening and Wednesday Brunch)
George and Glenda Karahal
*Joy (Rogers) Keele and daughter Suzette Wofford (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
*Joyce Virginia (Brock) Kilgo and Lisa Frenette (Tuesday evening and Brunch)
Tom Kittlitz
Charlotte (Suttle) Kleibrink
*Cathey (White) Land (Tuesday evening
and Brunch)
Tim (Lasseter) Latta
*Mickey and Melody Lavy (Wednesday Brunch
and evening)
*Angie (Plemons) Lehman and Larry Hartsel (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
Pat and Carol Malone
Bill and Jeanette Markum
Don Matkin
Jim Maxwell
*Don McClellan and Carol Zwan (Wednesday evening only)
Dorothy (Bryan) McCook
Linda (Phelps) and James McKee
*Mary Beth (Cash) and Don McMahon (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
Larry and Neysa McMurray
David and Janie McPhail
*Jim Monnig (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
John (Moon) Mullen and Guest
Judith (Hamff) Murphy
*Babz (Wester) and Larry Musser (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
Jane (Berry) and Art Neece
*Frank Neel (Wednesday evening and maybe Brunch)
Sandra (Wooten) and Don Overholser
David Peeples
Mickey (Lade) and John Perkins
*Terrell Reagan (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
Joe Riley
*Gary and Donna Roberts (Gary-all events and Donna-Brunch only)
*David and Lesley Rosen (Tuesday evening only)
Christian Ruebeck
Carol (Adams) Scarborough
Suzann (Bettencourt) Scott (cousin of Carolyn Taylor, Class of ’61)
Marvin and Ruth Schutza
Charles Sligh
Rod and Cheri Sommer
Norma (Cissell) and Wayne Smith
Kay (Phillips) and Ralph Sparks
Aubrey Stringer and Phyllis Wieser
Carolyn Taylor (Rayburn)
Tommie Ruth (Blair) Toler
*Randy Turner (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
Vince and Betty Tusa
Nena (Hunt) and Bob Wallace
*Mary Ann (Shilling) Watt (Brunch only)
Gayla (Miller) and Rodney Webb
Bev (Murphy) Wells
*Dorothy (Horton) and Raymond Wilcox (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
*Charles and Apala Wilson (Wednesday evening only)
Robert (Little Red) Wilson
*SuEllen (Golden) and John Wilson (Wednesday evening only)

* Ones not attending all events
Total: 121
Classmates: 75
Spouses and guests: 46

What if I’d like to attend but haven’t made a reservation?

You need to act quickly. Call Malissa (254-217-2918) by MONDAY, October 15th, and let her know. She’s already turned in the final numbers to the caterer and it’s not fair to him (or to Malissa) to keep adding people. Sometimes the caterer brings extra but that can’t be guaranteed.

Waco Town Crier – October 2018

An adapted version of “The Town Crier” sent by Jeanne Harman on September 26, 2018.

From Our Fearless Leader

“Greetings to all of our WHS Class of 60 classmates. The countdown has begun. In less than a month, we will gather at the mothership (aka The Phoenix Ballroom) for our 58th class reunion. The excitement is building and the plans are final. There is still time to register, but it’s running out. If you still need a registration form, please let me know by phone or text (817-600-4734) and you do text, don’t you? Email Malissa Starnes Baugh or call (254-217-2918).

Malissa has been working so hard on name badges so that we will be able to identify each other! This is a huge group endeavor. Please join us for fun, news of friends and a stroll down memory lane.

Looking so forward to seeing each and every one of you.”
Tim Lasseter Latta

From Our Graduates

“It was wonderful to hear from Asa. She’s had a full and rewarding life. I admire all that she’s done.

It was great to hear from some of our classmates. Sondi, you are very talented. Thanks for sharing about your talent with us. Maybe you could share more with us if you sent a video or recording. How about it? I’d love to hear you play.

I’m looking forward to our 58th reunion. It may just be the last time we are all together at our ages and with our disabilities. I am blessed to be in surprisingly good shape for an old woman! 😊 I pray for all of you who are struggling with hardships. May you each find healing, peace, comfort, and strength.”
Tommye Blair Toler

“Our daughter, Lana, could use some prayers. She was in a car wreck, not her fault, and broke her arm above the wrist and the air bag seems to have caused her hearing to sound like a tunnel. This could be temp or permanent. Please pray for healing and return her hearing. Her arm is healing after surgery. She will be off work 3 to 4 months.”
Sandra Wooten Overholser

“Mickey (Lade) Perkins is in HEB HOSPITAL Room 203 due to pain under rib cage since Thursday night. (Sept 20). They have not been told from what source or when she will be released to return home. She does need our prayers.”
Phyllis Brook

“I will not be attending this year due to some pre-scheduled tests and doctor appointments and am sorry I cannot come to visit everyone.. Hopefully will be able to attend for the next one.”
Jeannie Dickerson

Regarding Hurricane Florence

“We were stationed in Raleigh NC, and we never had anything like that while we were there. We visited most of those coastal areas while there—and they were beautiful, with amazing beaches.”
Clara Sue (Griffis) Arnsdorff

Update on Massey Foundation

Formed by Jan Massey’s family, in accordance with her wishes

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Show and Tell

It is my distinct honor to recognize Jim Woodson this month. I cannot begin to tell you the talent that this man possesses; therefore, I am going to let his website do the job for me.

After graduating from Waco High, Jim obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1965 with a major in painting. In 1967, earned a Master of Fine Arts degree, major in painting, from The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. Currently, Jim is Professor Emeritus of Art, Texas Christian University after having taught there for 39 years. Jim spends a lot of his time in New Mexico where he gets a lot of his inspirations.

Jim’s resume is absolutely mind-boggling! Give yourself plenty of time to check out his website. One of the most interesting things I learned in doing my research on Jim was the fact that he was one of the three private instructors for President George Bush when the President decided to try his hand at painting. The whole interview with all three instructors is at this link. It is an hour-long interview but I found it to be most interesting and it explains the part that Jim played in Bush’s artistic growth.

Jim sent me a picture of a portrait which he painted from a photograph of President Bush. I have included it with a few examples of Jim’s work. Jim explains that he is not a portrait painter (landscapes are his forte) but just how many times have you seen that little grin on the face of George Bush? I think Jim nailed it, don’t you? Jim told me that President George Bush included this portrait in an exhibition that was held to introduce Bush’s portraits of wounded warriors.

A TCU magazine in 2013 had a very good article about Jim. It mentioned that Laura Bush owns a Jim Woodson painting. The article also mentioned some of Jim’s life in Waco and beyond. You can read the whole TCU article at this link.

In the Ft. Worth, Texas Magazine in 2016, an article on Jim states that he was appointed Texas State Artist of the Year (2D) by the Texas State Legislature and the Texas Commission on the Arts. This designation is the state’s highest recognition for excellence in the arts. That article can be read here.

Jim’s life has surely been diversified, rewarding, and interesting. Jim says that “his health has been pretty good and his life has also been good.” Just like all of us, Jim wonders, “where has the time gone?” Now, go grab yourself a cup of coffee or a coke, sit back for a bit or a long time, and absorb yourself in the talent of our very own WHS 1960 graduate.

6- Randy Farrar
7- Gregory Howell
9- Marvin Schutza
15- Betty Barkley Flowers
16- Charles Edward Wilson
17- LuAnn Hanna Lund
Beverly Summey Gritter
18- John Ferguson
David Walsworth
21- Ken Baker
26- Anitra Harrell Henrion
29- Tim Lasseter Latta

Pictures


A “blast from the past” photograph. Tommye Ruth Blair Toler, on the right, recently found this picture taken in 1962 when she was a student nurse. You will recall she retired from nursing in 2005.

 

 

 

John and Tim Lasseter Latta have recently returned from vacationing in Big Bend. They visited the McDonald Observatory, hiked and were awed by the Chisos Mountains. Tim said they saw three bears up close (yikes!). They are already anxious to return. When they lived in California one of their favorite haunts was Yellowstone so I imagine they will become more and more familiar with Big Bend, but hopefully, not with the bears.

Waco Town Crier – September 2018

An adapted version of “The Town Crier” sent by Jeanne Harman on September 1, 2018.

FELLOW GRADUATES– COULD THIS BE OUR LAST REUNION ?????

In trying to locate different graduates for the reunion, the callers have learned that several in our class have health issues. Some are in nursing homes while others remain at home with somewhat disabling health issues. Also, the callers are finding out that many of our graduates’ spouses are ill with issues that hinder or make it impossible for them to attend the reunion. As I have said before: If you are able to get up each morning without too much pain, can dress yourself and tend to your daily needs, you possess the greatest of wealth- HEALTH. Count your blessings if you are one of the fortunate ones and remember those who are not so lucky.

If you are one of the fortunate ones…..please make your plans to attend our 58th reunion, October 16, 17th. It very well could be our last. Hopefully, we the class of 1960, will have a 60th reunion, but due to all the health issues mentioned in the first paragraph, this 58th reunion might be the end of the road for our class reunions. Therefore, make plans to come to Waco and help ‘turn the lights on’ with us and celebrate our long-ago friendships. There may be some in attendance with whom you did not know or did not know well in high school. If that is the case (because our class was large), remember that it is never too late to make new friendships! Our class has always remained especially close with one another and we always seem to astonish others with our closely-knit ties to each other. Do not let the class of WHS 1960 ‘turn the lights off’ without you! Click on the attached registration form and mail to Malissa. SEE YOU THERE!

It is important to be familiar with our Website: www.whs60.org Our directory is on the website so anytime you need an address for a graduate, you are able to go there for the information. Elizabeth Bentley is doing a fantastic job of keeping our site current. A big THANKS goes to Pat Payne for his financial support of the site and another big THANKS to Janet Hurta who keeps our directory current. We have the opportunity to contact a graduate from our on-line directory because of the information Janet maintains. Please read the following correspondence below to see just how far away our website is enjoyed—about 4,984 miles away!!!

From Our Graduates

From Åsa (Söderberg) Holmstrand:
“Hi, ya’ll,
This is an update from Sweden. I’ve followed this homepage for many years and am sad to find that so many of my friends from miss Mattie Bess Coffield’s debate class are gone. Jan Herring and Carlton Harrell, Mignon Furqueron Rodrigues, Hariadne Johnson. We had so much fun in class and on debate tournaments. Glad to see that others are still here like my team mate Betty Barkley. Also a special ‘hi’ to David Pettus, my prom date.
I am a graduate (history and English) of Uppsala university (founded 1477), Been married and have a son who also has been an exchange student in the US. Switched career after divorce and got a degree in physiotherapy. Miss Coffield’s Speech class contributed to that I became President of the Swedish Association of PTs and a member of the board of World Confederation for Physical therapy. I still consider the year I spent at WHS as the most influential in my life though I have worked or studied in France, Germany, Israel, Austria and Spain when I was young. I retired in 2004 but have remained an eternal student which is easy when living in a university town. All higher studies are free in Sweden.
I have been to the US on business (DC) but never made it back to Texas. Will see in 2020. Hope to see you then!
Åsa Holmstrand née Söderberg
PS Directory correction, please. Souad Khoury was not an exchange student from Sweden. She was from Syria and lived with her aunt in Waco. I hope she stayed in the US knowing the fate of her native country.”

From Rik Spencer on a recent tumble:
“I stumbled over the curb while on the way to get the morning papers, couldn’t keep my balance & took a header. Landed on my face & left side. Ended up with a concussion & bruised (subcapsular hematoma) kidney. Trauma surgeon told me I couldn’t do anything involving bending, twisting or lifting for 6 weeks, & now all I think about is playing golf! He thought my body would dissolve the clot over time. Still am weak, but at least Judy is letting me go to the mail box on my own again & get the papers & mail. Recovering slowly. Getting a little better & stronger every day, but don’t think we’ll be up for a long October drive. Will plan for ’20. Thanks for caring & God Bless!”
Rik

From David Pettus regarding the rains from Hurricane Lane on the big island of Hawaii:
“We are okay. Thanks for asking. Hurricane Lane is still hanging around our part of the Pacific; but the winds have never gotten too strong in our neck of the woods, although we have received a tremendous amount of rain. Fortunately, our house sits on a hilltop, so we are ‘high and dry.’ It has been an extremely wet year in our district, in fact. We have had more rainy days then sunny ones in 2018 so far. However, the island has so many different microclimates that it takes only a little while to drive to a sunny spot if we want to enjoy some blue skies and sunshine. So far, so good…
We send greetings to all the classmates. Might see you in 2020…”
In gratefulness,
Dave

From Dick Tooker regarding the fires in California:
“There were a few small (one-day) fires fairly close to where we live in Chico, CA, but the big ones were elsewhere. The nearest one was the Carr fire in Redding, 70 miles north of us. When we first moved here, we lived in the country outside of town, but we moved into town a couple of years ago. One of the reasons we moved was the fear of fire potential (another reason was rattlesnakes). Where we live now, the nearest tree line that could create a fire danger like they saw in Redding this year is a good 2-3 miles away. We’ve had smoke- lots and lots of smoke. There’s no fire here, but you can surely tell that northern California has been ablaze. Most days the sun looks blood red until it gets high in the sky.
So we’ll be OK. We’re out of the fire zone, and there are no earthquakes or mudslides in this part of California. Plus, we’re way too far inland to worry about hurricanes. We leave the tornados to Texas and Oklahoma – none of those here.
But of course, Mt. Lassen, a semi-dormant volcano only 60 miles away that historically explodes violently every 1,500 years, last blew up 1,600 years ago…..”
Richard N. Tooker

From Bob Easter who shared a dream with Malissa, David McPhail, Tim, and me:
“I had the most wonderful dream last night (8-27-2018) about our upcoming reunion and wanted to share it with you. It was a long, beautiful dream full of laughter, hugs, and fun. I was surprised at how large it was in attendance. Some of the conversations in the dream were memory making and I just wanted to hold on to the scenes this morning. We all have dreams we do not want to end while we are sleeping. This one stirred such great emotions and had me remembering treasures of memories from so long ago. I truly love to see and visit with classmates at reunions and this dream helped me once again realize how far we have traveled together. Sure, we are old, our health is defining, but our smiles, laughter, and memories are precious to each of us. I could care less about our shapes, walks, and looks today. It is the sound of voices, smiles and touches from an old friend that I want to take into any future tomorrows. I want to be with each person to let them know how they helped shaped me as a person by their words, deeds, and time and to let them know they are so important. Reunions are more, much more than remembering WHS days. Leaving a reunion is bitter sweet. We all know we may never see our friends again, but we know we get to carry home more treasured memories.”
May you be blessed today.
Bob

From Mickey Lavy:
This Month’s Riddle: TAFKAP What does this stand for?
Mickey said you can respond to him by email. Answer will be posted next month.

Aubrey Stringer
As you are aware, Aubrey does a lot of work for Chip and Joanna Gaines. An interesting article about Aubrey is featured in the Fall 2018 of Magnolia Journal which is on display until November 13th.

 

 

 

 

Reminder

Our Quarterly Luncheon will be at 11:30 am on Thursday, September 13th at Casa de Castillo. Contact Sissy Blair.

 

 

 

Feedback on Sondi (Nelson) Pace’s Talent

“I enjoyed the newsletter so much—especially the piece on Sondi…..what a joy to know that her gift has been shared all these years. I wish I had continued my piano after my grandmother was unable to teach me….but, as with most kids, I didn’t want the bother of practice. Now I sit at the piano and can still play a bit—but just envy those who continue to study and learn music.”
Clara Sue (Griffis) Arnsdorff

“I never knew Sondi played the violin!”
Betty (Luedeker) Gatlin

“I wish we could hear Sondi play her violin. She looks great. Tell her to send us something to listen to.”
Linda (Shelby) Lyons

September Birthdays

3- George Compton
6- Shirley ‘Joy’ (Rogers) Keele
9- Mary Beth (Cash) McMahon,
Jenny (Easter) Miles
12- Linda (Shelby) Lyons
15- Bev (Murphy) Wells
26- Dana (Sauer) Keifer

Show and Tell – Tommye Ruth (Blair) Toler

This month features Tommye Ruth (Blair) Toler. Tommye said she does not know if her “hobby” can be called a talent but for the last few years she has been painting clay pots and cement figures.

Tommye’s profession was that of a Registered Nurse. It was a most enjoyable and rewarding profession. Tommye explained that her desire to become a nurse was instilled in her back during West Junior High School days when she signed up for a Future Nurses Club at Providence Hospital. Members met every Saturday morning and were taught a few basic procedures and terminology before they started doing volunteer work after school– 2 or 3 afternoons a week. These members primarily ran errands and visited with patients. Tommye was assigned to Crippled Children’s Hospital which was a part of Providence Hospital at that time.

During Tommye’s years at Waco High School, she worked as a nurse’s aide at Hillcrest Hospital. She applied and was accepted to Providence Hospital School of Nursing; however, just after high school graduation, this school was closed. Tommye then visited Temple Scott and White Hospital nursing school and knew this was where she wanted to attend. Prior to her enrollment there she was required to take college courses in English, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Sociology. After completing these requirements at Baylor University, she enrolled at Scott and White Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in February 1963.

After graduation Tommye worked in several different areas of nursing until 1968 when she went to work at Providence Hospital in their operating room. Tommye said the OR room had always been her favorite while in nursing school. She was working at Providence in Waco when the first heart program began and when the first open-heart surgery was performed. She also helped with joint replacement surgery. All of this was an exciting time for Tommye. In 1982, she felt she needed a change, so she went to work for Neurosurgical Associates, the office of three neurosurgeons. She stayed there until 1995. Her next ten years were spent at Hillcrest Hospital in their day surgery unit, the Surgicenter. She retired in 2005.

In retirement Tommye still wanted to stay busy so she and her dog, Freckles, (an Australian Shepherd) went to Lake Waco/Lake Air Montessori regularly and visited with the special needs students. Tommye and Freckles also visited nursing/retirement facilities. Freckles died in 2014. Tommye volunteered at Caritas for a short time and did a lot of work for her church, Lake Shore United Methodist. Tommye has a daughter, Robin Shaw, who is a realtor in Waco. Robin and her husband live in Woodway. Tommye does not have any grandchildren but does have a grand dog. Tommye likes to travel and has visited four of the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and lots of places in the continental USA.

A few years ago Tommye had a friend who planned to give away some clay pots that were not looking too good. Because of Tommye’s interest in painting, she asked if she could paint them in hopes to refurbish them. That was the beginning of a new hobby. Since that time, Tommye has painted lots of clay pots and cement animals for her yard and for friends. Tommy said that clay, if not glazed, absorbs the acrylic paint well and also holds the color. I think you can see that Tommye lets no grass grow under her feet. I also believe that her “hobby”
shows a definite talent. See what you think. And Tommye….thanks for your dedication to your patients and your profession. We, as seniors, are finding out first-hand the importance of a great nurse!

List of Reunion Attendees

Ken and Scoot Baker
Lynette (Muchow) and Jarod Baugh
Malissa (Starnes) and Rex Baugh
Louann Hilton Brady
Jeanell (Buida) and Alexandra (daughter) Bolton
Crozier Brown
Rita (Coates) and Ed Burnett
Gene and JoAnn Carson
*Tom and Thylis Chambless (Tuesday evening only)
*George Compton (Tuesday evening only)
James and Gia Coone
David and Anita Dibb
Howard Dudgeon and guest
Bob and Carolyn Easter
*Janice Massengale Foster (Tuesday and Wednesday evenings)
Betty Luedeker Gatlin
Jeanne Holland Harman
*Anitra Harrell Henrion (Tuesday evening and Brunch only)
Kay Albright Hofer
*Sue (Welborn) and Bobby Hopper (Wednesday Brunch and evening)
*Karon Shinault Jackson (Brunch only)
*Hal Johnson (Tuesday evening and Wednesday Brunch)
George and Glenda Karahal
Charlotte Suttle Kleibrink
*Cathey White Land (Tuesday evening and Brunch only)
Tim Lasseter Latta
*Mickey and Melody Lavy (Wednesday Brunch and evening only)
Pat and Carol Malone
Bill and Jeanette Markum
Dorothy Bryan McCook
Linda (Phelps) and James McKee
Mary Beth (Cash) and Don McMahon
David and Janie McPhail
*Jim Monnig (Wednesday Brunch and evening only)
John (Moon) Mullen and Guest
Judith Hamff Murphy

*Frank Neel (Wednesday night and maybe Brunch)
Sandra (Wooten) and Don Overholser
David Peeples
Mickey (Lade) and John Perkins
*Terrell Reagan (Wednesday evening only)
*Joe Riley (Tuesday evening and Brunch only)
*Gary and Donna Roberts (Donna-Brunch only)
*David and Lesley Rosen (Tuesday evening only)
Christian Ruebeck
Carol Adams Scarborough
Suzann Bettencourt Scott (cousin of Carolyn Taylor, Class of ’61)
Rod and Cheri Sommer
Norma (Cissell) and Wayne Smith
Kay (Phillips) and Ralph Sparks
Carolyn Taylor (Rayburn)
Tommie Ruth (Blair) Toler
Vince and Betty Tusa
Nena (Hunt) and Bob Wallace
*Mary Ann (Shilling) Watt (Brunch only)
Bev Murphy Wells
*Charles and Apala Wilson (Wednesday evening only)
Robert (Little Red) Wilson
*SuEllen (Golden) and John Wilson (Wednesday evening only)

Waco Town Crier – May 2018

An adapted version of “The Town Crier” sent by Jeanne Harman on May 1, 2018.

58th Reunion

Attached is the updated registration form for our 58th reunion. Open the attachment, print the form, and mail to Malissa. Only 5 months away–October will be here before you know it. Be sure to let Malissa know how many people will be in attendance for each function.

For Hotel Reservations
HILTON WACO: 254-754-8484 The Hilton wants ‘explicit’ information so all of this must be given in order to receive the special rates:
Use the local Waco Hilton phone number (254 754-848) and not the 855 reservation number.
Tell the reservation people you want a room under Martha Tim Latta, WHS Class of 60, confirmation number #3429451071
Be sure to modify payment to your very own credit card number, making certain it reflects the credit card number of the individual using the room.
Group Rate cutoff date: September 24

HOTEL INDIGO WACO-BAYLOR: 254-754-7000 Click Here to make reservations for WHS Class of 60
or call the Indigo (254-754-7000)and give this information
code: WHS Class of 60.
Per: Wendy (Sales)
Group Rate cutoff date: September 18

Schedule for the Reunion

Tuesday Evening: The Phoenix Ballroom, 5:30 to 11:00 PM
6 PM to 8 PM heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, tea and coffee, cash bar

Wednesday morning: The Phoenix Ballroom, 9 to 11 AM
9 AM Coffee/tea, 9:30 to 11: AM Hot Breakfast/Brunch Buffet

Wednesday all afternoon in the Phoenix Ballroom: – visit with friends, renew acquaintances and “hang out” -coffee and tea available

Wednesday Evening: The Phoenix Ballroom, 5:30 to 11:00 PM
6 to 8 PM Dinner Buffet, tea and coffee, cash bar– then afterwards stay and visit until time to say “So Long” until we meet again.

From Our Graduates

“Speaking of Chip and Joanna Gaines, my Grandparents’ home premiered on March 20 “Pakistan Comes to Waco“– you can watch it on HGTV Fixer Upper. The farm and original house was built by the McLennan Family in 1880. It was enlarged and the farm was featured in a farm and home magazine after my grandfather bought it. It was the first to have electricity and my grandfather owned the first car dealership in McGregor. The house was in our family for 100 years and our family is so excited it has a chance to be loved as we loved it for the next hundred years. I have been invited for a tour with some of my cousins soon. My Dad was born in this house in 1916 and I lived in it on 2 different periods in my early childhood.”
– Gwen (Ewing) Hodges

“I enjoyed hearing about Malissa’s (Starnes) Baugh granddaughter, Marlie. I watched a couple of videos about her on youtube.com. Also found a special video on Malissa and hubby. Very nice.”
Tommie Ruth (Blair) Toler

“Nothing new here in Nebraska—we are hoping Spring arrives soon, but since snow is forecast for Easter Sunday, I’m not sure when that happens. I continue to search out antiques and collectibles for my ever-so-small antique business, and love the hunt. My main focus centers on antique dolls, but I love other antiques/collectible/vintage items also. Wishing all a blessed Easter.”
Clara Sue (Griffis) Arnsdorff

Updates

Bob Easter recently had gallbladder surgery after a week of some pretty rough attacks. He is currently at home recuperating. For those of you who have had gallbladder attacks, you know how painful it can be. Get well soon, Bob, but do not go back to work in the garden too quickly. Remember, our bodies do not mend as quickly as when we were younger.

May Birthdays

2- Terrell Reagan
5- Carol Leskin Allen
11- Carol Adams Scarborough
13- Tom Kittlitz
14- Tom Chambless
15- Darrell Gill
23- Janene Loftis Jett
26- Kay Albright Hofer

Show and Tell

Tim (Lasseter) Latta’s talent is that of Designer.

Tim said fwhen she was about 10 years old, she started drawing house plans and decided at an early age that she wanted to be an architect. Because of that, when she was in WHS she signed up for mechanical drawing and was the only girl in the class. She said she did not have the math aptitude for architecture so at the guidance of her father, she received a BBA in Human Resources.

In the beginning, Tim had several career changes but while living in Dallas, she and her hubby had the opportunity to purchase several rental properties. She took on the task of remodeling these properties. That just whet her appetite and after several years of much extra education in the field of design, she qualified for membership in the American Society of Interior Designers.

Tim has been perfecting her talent and been in business since 1988. She said she has clients who became friends and friends who became clients. Most of her expertise is in residential (specializing in kitchen and bathroom designs as well as the maximization of small spaces); however, she is currently designing a restaurant in Denton, Texas. Tim has won different awards, has been published in magazines, and always seeks the best in contractors, workroom, and vendors for her clients. She said one of these days she might retire but because of her love and enjoyment of what she does, retirement is not yet on her drawing board.
Take a look at her website: www.tldesigngroup.com Very pretty indeed!

I could surely use some work and remodeling in my home….I wonder if she gives a special rate to her friends? Haha.

Here are some examples of Tim’s talents:

Pictures

In the January issue of the Town Crier, a picture was posted of several of us at a dance—Fishpond or someplace where we used to dance. There was a fellow standing over to the right of the picture looking at the dancers on the dance floor. That fellow was Chris Ruebeck Wonder if he was thinking about “cutting in” on someone? Remember those days of cutting in? He does look as though he is in thought as to whether or not he should make the move. Okay, Chris…..what were you thinking? That was only about 60 years ago—surely you can remember! Haha.

Also Identified: This girl has been identified as Ellen Conaway. She was in the class picture at North Junior High School (featured in January issue of Crier)

Tommye Ruth (Blair) Toler ran across her WHS class ring and had it repaired. How many of you are still in possession of your class ring?
Pat Payne is at it again! As you know, Pat and Patty (his wife) live in Naples, Florida at Wyndemere, a golfing community. Naples happens to be the Pickleball Capital of America and recently hosted the 2018 US Open Pickleball Championships. Over 2,000 competitors from 47 states and 17 countries flocked to Naples to vie for titles. Pat Payne and his partner, Chip Bachman also from Wyndemere, won first place (Gold Medal) in the 75+ (3.0 skill level) age bracket and the Silver Medal in the 75+ age open. Two others from the Wyndemere community won the gold in the 65+ (3.5 skill level) age bracket.

What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.

Pictured left are the Wyndemere winners—L-r Chip Bachman (whose grandfather was head football coach for A&M in 1904), Pat Payne, Scoot Dimon and Jerry Sloan. You just don’t find Pat too far away from A&M connections! This is what I call “enjoying retirement”—and Congratulations!

Save the Date!!

 

Dates: October 16th & 17th, 2018

Venue: The Phoenix Ballroom

Catering by: TCP Catering

There are hotels in the area (Hilton, Indigo) plus several motels.  It’s not too soon to make your reservations!