Waco Town Crier – May 2023

 

It’s that time again. The months are flying by!!!

Attached is the May issue of the Town Crier. A great big Thank you to all who have contributed. Next month I will have some pictures of those who were at the luncheon this past week.

Parts of the Waco area had some bad storms last night (April 27th). The hail in Bellmead was reported as large as grapefruit- 4.5 inches. Sirens went off in Woodway but no tornados. They are expecting a repeat of the weather tomorrow after 3:00 pm. We need the rain but storms, storms go away! Hope all of you are remaining safe.

Now, … enjoy the May issue.

jeanne

Contents this month include:

  • From the Editor
  • From Our Graduates
  • Regarding Jeri Ann Boyton Guyton
  • Updates
  • My 80th Birthday Celebration … by David Dibb
  • Did You Know?
  • May Birthdays
  • Some Facts on the Year 1960

Waco Town Crier – April 2023


 
Almost 1/4 of the year 2023 is gone. Does the time seem to be FLYING BY for you? I know when I was young and in school, time did not pass nearly this quickly.

Attached you will find the April 2023 issue. We are so lucky that folks are telling us their furry pet stories. This month Howard Dudgeon and Tommy Ruth Blair Toler are contributors. Please keep those stories coming! Everyone loves to read about pets and the sweet memories we benefit from their existence.

Jim Monnig is doing his part to entertain us in this issue. You will enjoy his latest experience.
If you have anything to tell about an experience, a memory, a picture, or a bucket list item you want to do or have done, please share with us. Remember, YOU are the Town Crier. The more you share, the more interesting the Town Crier will be for all of us.

To all who are ailing…..please, please get well. Stay out of harm’s way with the violent storms that are occurring. Spring seems to be more dangerous nowadays or we just have more ways of knowing about the storms. At any rate, the rains are nice and so needed …. but the violent storms need to be non-existent.

I got a new computer that has been a challenge to this old brain. I hope there will be no problems with this issue. With the new learning curve and my recent cataract surgery, not sure I would know how to fix the problem but let me know if you have any trouble. Now hopefully, enjoy the April Crier. Good luck!!!
jeanne

CLICK HERE to view the April 2023 Waco Town Crier. Topics this month include:

  • From Our Graduates
  • Updates
  • April Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea
  • Fur Baby Stories
  • Did You Know?
  • 5th Grade –  North Waco Elementary
  • Words of Wisdom

Waco Town Crier – March 2023

Everyone loved Jim Monnig’s story about Hector!! If you have a good story to tell about your fur baby, please share with all of us. I do not know of anyone who does not enjoy a great animal story.
David Dibb tells us his story in this issue.

Also, on PBS on Sunday nights, the third season of ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL has been showing. It is a great series. You can pick up Seasons 1 and 2 from your library (most likely) or stream wherever it might be available. You may even be able to pull it up ON DEMAND depending on what your individual cable package offers. Such a “feel good” series.

Again, please send in your story about your fur relative. These are precious stories of precious memories.

This is the March issue of the Waco Town Crier. Contents this month include:

  • From the Editor
  • From Our Graduates and Friends
  • Whatever Happened To … Pete and Repeat? by David Dibb
  • Did You Know?
  • Regarding Ernie Higgenbotham
  • March Birthdays
  • A Neat Idea
  • Memories
  • Blast From the Past – Our 50th Reunion – 2010
  • Humor

Some Irish sayings:

  1. May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
  2. May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
  3. May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!

Waco Town Crier – February 2023

January is going out with an artic punch for us in Texas. We are expected to get freezing rain/sleet – maybe even snow in some places- for the next few days. Here in Waco we are under a winter weather warning for the next several days. I hope everyone everywhere will keep their electricity. I still remember the Great Texas freeze of 2021. Brrr, it was cold then. I was told stories from many regarding their damage due to frozen and burst pipes.
Stay safe and warm.

Here is the February 2023 issue of the Town Crier. Do not forget to share articles or items of interest with all of us. 2023 seems to be marching on as quickly as did 2022.

Jeanne

Topics this month:

  • From Our Graduates
  • Regarding the “Happy New Year” Video from Terrell Reagan
  • Updates
  • Regarding John Schwetman
  • February Birthdays
  • Quarterly Luncheon
  • Whatever Happened to … Moon Pies? by David Dibb
  • Memories of RC Cola
  • Lovely Suggestions
  • Did You Know?

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.