Waco Town Crier – February 2024

Here is the February issue of The Town Crier. 

Do not forget to keep us all informed about any changes in your information. We hope to be able to stay in touch with everyone. Again, a tremendous thanks to David Dibb who keeps our directory current, to Elizabeth Bentley who keeps our fantastic website up to date, and to Pat Payne who financially makes certain we have a website. These folks do us a tremendous job. I do not know about you, but I use our website most often and I daresay we have the best high school website ever!

Stay healthy, keep making memories, and keep sharing your adventures and experiences with the class of WHS 1960. If you find any memorabilia with classmates, send those along so all of us can reflect on days of our youth.

Jeanne

Contents this month include:

  • From The Editor
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Top 10 New Years Resolutions
  • February Birthdays
  • Medical Corner
  • Did You Know?
  • Humor

Waco Town Crier – January 2024

I hope you had a good Christmas and may you have a wonderful 2024. Waco weather was very nice for Christmas Day–sunshine everywhere. It reminded me of a regular fall day, but I do think Waco will get some freezes in future days to come. I just hope not a deep freeze like we had in 2021.

Attached is the January 2024 newsletter. Please let me know if you have any problems. Some received the last newsletter with no problems, but some were not able to get any of the pictures. Hopefully all the kinks are ironed out this time.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay in touch.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!
jeanne

Contents of the January newsletter

  • Update
  • Accidental Cookies by David Dibb
  • Another Update
  • Seventeen Beautiful Places to Retire according to Money Talks News
  • January Birthdays
  • Nine Things You Should Never Do At Home During a Thunderstorm
  • Humor
  • Something Serious

 

Waco Town Crier – November 2023


October is history. It was a memorable month because we had our 63rd reunion.

David Dibb did a FANTASTIC job with our special directory, and he gives a report on it in the November issue of Town Crier. I feel like this may be the last call if you want to purchase one before David returns it to its normal look. There are several updates in the Town Crier to the directory so please update yours and keep it current.

I hope all you graduates know just how fortunate we are to have David tending to the directory, to Elizabeth Bentley for tending to our website, and to Pat Payne for the financial support of it. All are so faithful and current in their jobs!!! I really doubt that any other high school class has anything any better than ours. We have such a wonderful class of WHS 1960 !!!

Enjoy the November 2023 issue. Keep sending items of interest for all to enjoy. And, if anyone wants to revive the SHOW and TELL about what you have done after graduation, it is never too late. The Crier is what you help make it!

Stay healthy and stay in touch!
jeanne

Here are November’s contents:

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Regarding the Reunion
  • Some Rules for a Good Older Life
  • November Birthdays
  • Our Fall Color Cruise by David Dibb
  • Did You Know?
  • A Few More Reunion Pictures
  • Humor

Waco Town Crier – October 2023


Fall has arrived. I think Texas is finally going to get some cooler weather next week. Maybe we will have perfect weather for the upcoming Reunion.

Here’s this month’s Waco Town Crier

  • Important Message from Beverly Wells Murphy
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Work … It’s a Wonderful Thing by David Dibb
  • Did You Know
  • Howard Dudgeon Reports
  • October Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea: Some Ways to Decorate Pumpkins
  • Reminders of the Good in People

Waco Town Crier – September 2023

Whew! After two months, Waco got a little rain last evening. Only 1/2 inch was registered at my house, but it was so wonderful to have ANY moisture falling from the sky. The Waco area has had 55 days of triple-digit temperatures with 105.6 being the average temp for the month of August. The extreme heat is wearing on the nerves of just about everyone–and I might be at the head of the list.!! Waco is still under water restrictions because the lake is still very deficient. Here’s hoping for a wet fall.

Attached in document form is the September 2023 issue of the Town Crier. A huge thanks to all who have contributed to stories, articles, and pictures. Your participation surely makes the Crier more interesting.

Do not forget the upcoming Reunion on October 10 of the WHS ’60 class. A blast about a new class directory will be sent soon. David Dibb is doing such a GREAT JOB, and our class is so lucky to have him heading up the task of keeping it current.

Stay cool, stay healthy, and stay in touch.
Jeanne

Contents of September issue:

  • Regarding the Visitation and Funeral for Bob Easter
  • From Our Graduates
  • My Latest Misadventure by Judith Hamff Murphy
  • Did You Know
  • Updates
  • September Birthdays
  • Interesting Information according to The Frugal Expat
  • Pictures
  • Humor

Hurricane Idalia …

 

This was last evening (August 29th) from Bev Murphy Wells who lives in The Villages, Florida:.
“The good thing about The Villages, all electric lines are underground and all water have run off canals that takes the water to the ponds where in turn they use that water to water the golf courses. Interesting set up! The bad thing is unless your lot is extra large it’s difficult to install a generator because they need to be installed 20 feet away from any other building.
This morning (August 30th) update: All’s well! So far I haven’t heard about any loss of life which is the upmost importance to me. Idalia hit more in a rural area where there are nature preserves and less population. There could be flooding in that area though. The storm surge in Treasure Island caused flooding. St Pete hit too, especially in the bay area!
Cat3 at landfall
125 winds
16 ft storm surge

 

This morning From Pat Payne who lives in Naples, Florida:
“This turned into a Cat 3 and maybe a 4 when it comes ashore in the FL panhandle later this morning. Had some heavy rain about 2 pm yesterday here in Naples and now off and on as the bands go through. SW FL was fortunate this time. Relatively low wind of 40 mph max. No surge of any concern. Not damage to property in the area. However, September is our peak hurricane month. The very warm water in the Gulf is like throwing gasoline on a fire.”
“This thing is a monster. Look how tight that eye in as in approaches FL panhandle.”

“Just took our dog for a walk. The wind is about 20 with some gusts. No rain. People are driving to work like a normal day. So besides a heavy rain yesterday, which we needed, we all have let out a sigh, said a prayer for northern Florida, and getting back to normal.”

From David Dibb in Florence, SC:
“In Florence SC we are expecting 20 consecutive hours of rain starting about noon today. Most of that storm is still in Georgia dumping up to 3 inches per hour”

Waco Town Crier – August 2023

It has been so hot in Texas, there is not much else to say. We need rain so badly and a break from all this heat. Waco has had 24 days of over 100-degree temperatures with 11 straight days of the blistering heat. Waco is still on water rationing as Lake Waco is still very deficient. Everyone, please stay hydrated and protect yourselves from the sun. Excessive heat like this is supposed to be dangerous for the elderly.
Jeanne
 
Here’s the August Town Crier

  • From the Editor
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Regarding Jeri Borne Guyton’s Gardening Expertise
  • For Rita and Ed Burnett
  • Regarding our Deceased List
  • August Birthdays
  • Work History by Howard Dudgeon
  • Did You Know?
  • Pictures
  • Humor

 

Waco Town Crier – July 2023

Texas seems to be on “fire” again with extreme heat alerts. I think we have to endure a few more days with the heat index being 105 degrees (or more) until the alerts are lifted. The long hot summer has arrived!!

I want to thank everyone so much for their contributions to the newsletter this month. Several have sent stories and pictures which always makes for an interesting read. Keep up the good work!!! Our graduates love hearing from everyone and the experiences you are having or have had!!!

Try to stay cool if your weather is hot… and hopefully any storms have missed you. Waco had a little bit of wind about two weeks ago. The only damage I had was my chimney cap was blown off and some small limbs blown down. Across town some of the large oak trees were uprooted and Lorena had some really large hail. Bad weather has also caused a lot of flight delays so hopefully none of your travel plans have been ruined. Pictured is the size of the hail that Lorena experienced on June 16.

Now, enjoy the July 2023 issue of the Waco Town Crier. Again, thanks so much to all of you who contributed!!
jeanne

July Contents …

  • From Our Graduates
  • Regarding Scams
  • Regarding Will (Billy) Markum
  • Regarding Kay (Ulrich) Wells
  • About Bob Easter by Jim Monnig
  • Pictures from Texas by David Dibb
  • An Interesting Story from Howard Dudgeon
  • February 2021 Ice Storm by Bill Alexander
  • Updates
  • July Birthdays
  • Something to Think About
  • Pictures
  • Blast From The Past
  • Humor