Waco Town Crier – August 2022

Waco has been hot, hot, hot. In 2011 (our hottest year), Waco experienced 90 days of triple digit temperatures of which 44 days were consecutive. So far, we are only two days behind the 2011 record and the prediction is that we may surpass it. Surely nothing to brag about…. just fact.

Attached is the August issue in document form. I am pleased to say several have been sending items of interest for the Crier. You will enjoy Howard Dudgeon’s “brief history” after graduation in this issue. Also, you will be pleased with a surprise that I announce. I know it has excited me.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay in touch with others. With the pandemic and isolation that so many have experienced over the past few years, with the extreme heat we are now enduring, the monkey-pox and frankly, just older age…. you never know when someone might really be lonely or experiencing health issues or other problems that might need attention. Just knowing that someone else cares or shows concern can often mean so very much. So, do your part if you can.

Be kind to one another and remember:
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. ”
– Mother Teresa

Your August Town Crier:

  • News Item
  • From Our Graduates
  • Regarding Don McGown
  • Whatever Happened To … Studebaker by David Dibb
  • Did You Know?
  • Show & Tell: Howard Dudgeon
  • Updates
  • August Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea
  • Blast From The Past
  • Humor

6 comments on “Waco Town Crier – August 2022

  1. Betty Barclay Flowers: “I just loved reading Howard Dudgeon’s writings on his life. He is such an interesting guy & His mother was really beautiful as a young woman!”

  2. Pat Payne: “At West Jr. Howard and I had to wait on our mothers to pick us from time to time. Howard introduced me to eating dill pickle chips and potato chips together. Howard walked me down to the small grocery store. He would first get a small bag of chips, rip open one side of the bag and then add the pickle chips from a jar on the counter. I did that for the next 20+ years!”

  3. Tommye Ruth Blair Toler: “What a newsy Town Crier.  I enjoyed it very much.  David Dibb’s info on Studebaker was interesting and I look forward to more from him.  I got some chuckles from Howard Dudgeon’s piece….two degrees, failed two CPA exams, had two jobs and proposed to two girls! The photo of his mother shows that she was a beautiful woman.  I never saw her but as an operating room nurse I worked with his father many times.  He had a great memory just as Howard does. 
    I enjoyed tagging along vicariously on Judith’s trip to Italy.  She made it an enjoyable trip despite several setbacks.  Judith was the first one I saw at the 80th birthday party.  We were both wandering around trying to find the party.  Thanks to a resident who led us through the building and pointed the way we finally made it.  I enjoyed the party too.”

  4. Bev Murphy Wells: Really enjoyed reading David Dibbs scenario about the Studebaker.  I didn’t know there was a Studebaker museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana but next time I head north, will check it out.  

    What a delight to read about Howard ‘s Show and Tell!  Blessed are the humble as the people sing their praises voicing their admiration.  Howard didn’t leave anything out, even sharing his ups and downs but still kept going.  He really should write a book to encourage others to keep on keeping on!  He’s a good man and has led a good life!  What a legacy to leave some day!  Thank you Howard for sharing! Your story was a joy to the heart!

    And Judy Hamff Murphy’s story was enlightening too!  Another world traveler!
    Can’t say this enough, the birthday party was great and kudos to Robert Wilson again!
    Looking forward to more from fellow classmates.  
    Stay cool in more ways than one!

  5. David Dibb: “Howard does spin a modest tale about what I suspect was quite an illustrious career at Baylor.  And Judith proves (again) that good things happen to good people who travel with a good attitude.  And most upset travel plans at least make good stories.”  

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