Waco Town Crier – December 2022

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and will have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This year has passed all too quickly, as it seems it was only a little while ago we welcomed in 2022.

This December issue of the Waco Town Crier is going to be a very special issue, in my opinion, all because of the diligent work and wonderful penmanship of David Dibb. I hope all of you will realize just how lucky we are to have his talents displayed in our monthly Newsletter. David does this for us free of charge although for years he wrote two columns in his local newspaper in Florence, SC. This month, David has featured a classmate of ours who had a very interesting story after high school although it ended very suddenly and tragically. David has gone to much work piecing together information from many sources–even to contacting the police department in San Jose to ensure certain names are correct. May you appreciate David’s work as much as I have in working with him on this. To create an article or column does not just happen in a few minutes… not if you get it right. I think David has nailed this on the head!

Please do not get caught up in the month of December with too much stress and worry. Try to do something you enjoy every day, laugh, and pick your battles. Stay healthy and be kind to everyone. Treat those around you as you would have them treat you. One can never go wrong living by the Golden Rule.

jeanne

Here is your December issue of the Waco Town Crier. Contents include:

  • From Our Graduates and Friends
  • Updates
  • Regarding Grover Rogers
  • Whatever Happened to … James Rankin by David Dibb
  • December Birthdays
  • More Memories
  • Pictures from the November 15 Luncheon
  • A Neat Idea for Wrapping Presents
  • Humor

Waco Town Crier – November 2022

Here is the November issue. This month, you’ll find …

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Did You Know?
  • Whatever Happened to … Marshall Matt Dillon?  by David Dibb
  • Pictures
  • November Birthdays
  • Humor

I want to extend my appreciation and gratitude to all who contribute to The Town Crier.
You make it possible for the Crier to remain in existence.

I hope everyone will have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the Crier, keep in touch, and remember:

“The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jeanne

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

Happy Birthday, Class of ’60

 

On July 12th, a Birthday Party was held for WHS Class of ’60. Since most of the graduates will turn (or have already turned) 80 this year … and it had been a while since there had been a class gathering … it was a great excuse to get together. Thanks to Robert Wilson for hosting the gathering.

And, if you’d like to see pictures of the event, you’re in luck. You can download them by clicking here.

Waco Town Crier – February 2022


Wow, the first month of 2022 has flown by!

Hope all of you out there are staying free from covid.  Hope you will continue to have electricity during the cold spells that come your way.  Texas still remembers our Great Texas Freeze of 2021 that occurred in February of last year.  

Attached you will find the February 2022 issue of the Town Crier.  Remember, if you have any items of interest, send them to me and I will share with our graduates.  Do you have some pretty snow pictures?  Have you gone some place interesting?  Have you run across any interesting memorabilia while cleaning out?  

Stay safe, stay healthy, and be kind to one another.  

Here’s the February 2022 Waco Town Crier.  Contents include:

  • Updated Directory
  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • Eat This, Not That
  • Some things you might learn while living in Texas
  • February Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea
  • Pictures
  • Blasts from the Past
  • Jokes

Updated Class Directory

 


From our “Keeper of the Directory,” David Dibb:

I hope you enjoy using this directory, and that you are able to reach out to some of our old classmates. It can be printed out with a modern printer, but the 3-prong notebook hasn’t changed over 60 years … just like the ones we used for our science projects and English compositions.

The names are alphabetical by last name, using the “maiden name” of the ladies. Please let me know if you discover any updated contact information for anyone.

Thanks
David Dibb
dnadibb@dibbfamily.com

To open the directory, click on the image above.

 

Updates

Crozier Brown

First of all let me say: DO NOT TRY TO CONTACT CROZIER. His family has requested that please, no one try to call, email, or text Crozier. He needs all his strength to battle his current issues.

This is the latest report:

Crozier has been moved to the ICU but is not on a ventilator. In the ICU he has his own nurse. Unfortunately, he had a heart attack yesterday but his heart is strong and he sustained only minor damage. Some of his heart problem is from stress and anxiety and that is one of the reasons his son is requesting that his friends restrain from contacting him.
The good news is that his oxygen levels are being maintained in the low 90’s and no longer jerking up and down.

Remembrance Service for Randy Turner

 
From Kathy Turner:
Next Saturday, January 30, we are going to have an informal service for Randy in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, at 11:30 a.m. at the Columbarium where his ashes will be entombed. It will be outside and masks required so if anyone would like to attend they are welcome to come. We would love for any of his Waco friends to be there that feel comfortable attending with the Covid still looming. I don’t have Aubrey Stringer’s or Jim Monnig’s contact information, but if you could notify them and any others you think might want to come I would appreciate it very much.