The *WeCaTon* - West Carrollton (Ohio) H.S. Alumni News (unofficial)
Monday, August 26, 2013
GOLF OUTING 2013 REUNION WEEKEND !!!!
---No, it's not bad news! In fact, it's darned good news. So pay attention, all you golf enthusiasts. I'm sure many of you have good memories of the golf outing, orchestrated by 1959's GARY E. BARNES, which was held for several years running. Well, he's decided to see if there's still any interest out there for it. If so, he's resurrecting it for this year. It would fall on Friday, October 12. If you want to do this, contact Gary at 937 859-4559. Please do not respond to me, for the golf outing, only to Gary. Thanks, and scroll down to read his e-mail to me.
Friday, August 23, 2013
On 06 AUGUST, 2013, Bonnie Wrote:
---Wow!! What a difference one bulletin period makes, huh? Here I am, back
at it, and it's exactly one week after my mini-stroke, July 23. You are all
more wonderful than I can ever say, and it such a great privilege to have
accidentally stumbled into doing alumni news bulletins for people such as
you. What a great joy! Obviously, I'm hangin' in there. So let's begin, as
we always do, with forwarders: 1954's FREDA P. FLETCHER; 1955's C. ELAINE
BARKER; 1957's JO CAROLYN BROWN, BETTY LEE CARROLL, RALPH H. WARNER, ERCELL
P. PHILLIPS; 1958's DAVID L. HOWARD; 1960's C. SU
E MCCLOUD, LARRY M. PENDLEY, DANNY L. WALTERS, RICHARD S. HOLT; 1961's GARY
R. FRANK, P. LYNNETTE GARRETT, LARRY D. GILBERT, SALLY L. GILLETTE; 1969's
MICHAEL J. LOTSPAIH; 1970's LINDA M. LINDSEY, GARY E. JOHNSON. Our e-mail
lost list is now pared down, considerably, as I've deleted (reluctantly) all
those who have been rejected at least 6 times. We do have one new one,
though, and it's 1960's RICHARD G. "JERRY" BROWN & MADELEINE J. BECK, both
of whom shared the same e-mail. So if anyone has an update on them, do let
We'll also once again review the e-mail-lost as well as the e-mail updates,
so if anyone out there has any current e-mails for these folks, please
advise me, as they've most been deleted from the readers list, at this point
The only I got during this bulletin period was 1961's JUDITH L. SAMUELS,
and we e-mail every day, sometimes twice or more, so I didn't have to wait
on that one, nor get rejects.
You all know how much I hate losing even one of us! Amond are 1953's B. DEAN
ELLIS (who's now gone from the readers list after 8 rejects. Does anyone
know if he's still alive?), 1956's MARGIE L. HENDRICKS (this one troubled me
a bit, as Margie signed on, only about a year ago, and wrote of
Many health woes, when we communicated. Any ideas, RALPH D. WILSON?), 1961's
J. MICHAEL HARRIS (also now off the readers list, after 8 rejects), and yes,
still 1960's EULA FAYE BAILEY, and I'll take care of this one, myself. Also
updating me on addresses which are and aren't used was 1958's BRUCE E.
CHENOWETH. So I'm all updated on that one, at least. (Footnote: To my great
sadness, I learned since writing this of the July 3 death of MARGIE L.
HENDRICKS. She lived in Titusville, Florida. I notified all her 1956
Okay, I'm going to backtrack to June (I think) for a moment. I see I failed
to mention the fact of 1956's ROSETTA PRUETT having returned to the WC area.
After many years in Arizona. She and I have been in contact over the past
year or so. Rosetta was friends with my sister, also 1956, the late JUDY
ANN RISNER. How about an update, Rosetta? How's it going and what's it like
to be back in the old hometown, after so many years out west? I remember you
told me you'd bought a house. How is it all working for you, so far?
What a slew of good wishes, following my mini-stroke! You're all so amazing
and I had such a rush of good feelings and felt so upbeat about it. You have
no idea how uplifting and encouraging that was for me, at a time when I sure
needed that verbal push. It is for that very reason I'm amazed by people
who may have an illness, yet tell the family, "Now, don't tell anyone!!"
Who on earth would NOT want all that support and good wishes? Sincerest
thanks to 1949's ROBT. E. HOFFMAN; 1954 Class President
JERRY R. GRAHAM, FREDA P. FLETCHER; 1955's C. ELAINE BARKER; CAROL J.
1956's DENNIS A. MICHAEL, JOSEPH F. SNELL, Dr. SUSAN M. MASON, Ph.D.; 1957's
NEIL H. SIZER, PAUL H. PETTIT, SHIRLEY ANN HILE; 1958's BILL R. HOWARD,
LORNA D. TROUTMAN, RONALD D."TOM" FEE, DONALD I. "DON" MCCOY, BRUCE E.
CHENOWETH, VINCENT A. BRO
DBECK, RICHARD L. JOHNSON; 1959 Homecoming Queen SHIRLEY R. PARKS, GARY E
S, SANDRA R. KINNEY,GARY L. SIZER; 1960 Class Vice-President THOS. D. YOUNG,
CHAS. A. HIGH, JR., GERALD A. FULLER, J. DAVID MAYS, WM. H. ARNOLD, LINDA L
SHANK, RICHARD S. HOLT, JO ANN K. STEMLEY, WM. E. "BUDDY' STOVER, MADELEINE
D. CAMPBELL, MICHAE
L S. WEST, widow of RONALD P CRAIG, Martha A. Taulbee, JUDITH A. SLIFE,
RONNIE R. WHEEL
ER, PHILLIP D. HOWARD, SHARON L. BORGER, PHILLIP H. WOLFORD, LOIS ANN
LITURELL, DEVONA S. TAYLOR, DAVID A. BLAIR, DELORES K. "DEDE" FAHRNEY, V.
JEAN WARD, RICH
ARD S. HOLT, DAVID G. OTT, WANDA F. ESKRIDGE, W. KEITH HAYS; 1961 Class
President JOHN W. OBERLIES, JR., Homecoming Queen CHRIS L. CLEARY, CAROL A.
MUMMA, SALLY L. GILLETTE, JANET L. WALTERS, JANET E. WITHAM, JACQUELINE N.
LESHER, NANCY J. ERTE
L, DALLAS K. MATHIS, RICHARD L. DOLL, NANCY A. HALL, P. LYNNETTE GARRETT,
LARRY D. GILBERT, JUDY M. FRANTZ, CONNIE K. STREETE, JACK L. GODBY, EDNA L.
GRAY; 1962's BRENDA A. ROSS, KATHLEEN L. STOLTZ,WM. T. SHARKEY, THOS. J.
GAULDIN; 1963's LEE JEAN JORDAN, TERRIE ANN STOLTZ, SANDRA K. MINIX; 1964's
RICKEY A. BUSCH, KARL R. BURRUS; 1966's GARY L. CONNER, PHYLLIS M. COMBS;
1967's MARIAN K. HUSSEY; 1969's MICHAEL J. LOTSPAIH; 1970's INDY JO GRISSOM,
TERRY L. NEUBERG, GARY E. JOHNSON, LINDA M LINDSEY, RITA G. JUSTICE ; 1971
s HUGH ALLEN SUMNER; and 1972's DENISE E. HURLEY. Now, believe it or not,
there were people who actually offered to come here and get me for alumni
weekend, and then return me home, afterward, in the event I couldn't do it.
Those included 1958's BILL R. HOWARD, 1960's JO ANN K. STEMLEY and GERALD A.
FULLER, and 1961's EDNA L. GRAY. I'm simply blown away by such an offer!
Now, why am I listing all these names? Couldn't I have just said a blanket
thank-you to all of you, and let it go, at that? Why did I do all this
extra typing? Yes, I'm going to tell you. But you all already knew that,
didn't you? After lo, these many years, of all of us being disconnected and
getting to that stage of life where some of our thoughts begin with, "I
wonder whatever happened to -----?" it occurred to me (once this little
effort, which began as a simple e-mail to 4 people, all 1961, took off like
some sort of jet rocket after I started it in October of 2000), it presented
the perfect platform to reconnect former WC classmates and bring them up to
date on each others' lives. Now, I ask you all, is there anything more fun
than seeing that person who was your best pal in first grade, your first
crush in third grade, the school bully (did we have any of those?) with whom
you can now be buddies, the maid of honor at your wedding, and the list goes
forever? So if you should spot that person's name in any of these lists and
contact me for the e-mail address---voila! A wonderful new chapter begins
and the two of you are back in contact. It's positively one of the most
rewarding and fulfilling aspects of doing this bulletin! So yes, I will
continue, most of the time, to print each and every name who contacts me.
Now, we move to the crisis with our own Mr. Chips (a fitting nickname,
applied to him by none other than 1961's P. LYNNETTE GARRET), MURL E.
HUFFMAN. As we're all now aware, he had a major surgical, heart procedure
July 29 at Kettering Medical Center. Believe me when I tell you, that
hospital was inundated with calls, cards, visitors, and flowers. In one of
my unsuccessful calls to get his health status, a nurse said to me, "Who is
this man, anyway?" It so reminded me of the ending of an old episode of,
The Lone Ranger," wherein someone always said, "Who is that masked man?" as
he majestically gallops away astride Silver, with Tonto and Scout right
beside him. (During the radio days, we had to imagine that part, of course.)
But I digress!
Anyway, I laughed when she asked the question and then replied as briefly as
possible---brevity is not my strong suit, as you all know---telling her
about his years in WC, his civics classes, his dedicated WC followers, and
how he has always come to every function held by every class, as well as to
the alumni weekend functions. She was amazed, of course. Anyway, here's
the list of those of you who have reported, enquired, or kept me otherwise
informed, during his hospitalization: 1949's ROBT. E. HOFFMAN; 1954's JERRY
R. GRAHAM, FREDA P. FLETCHER; 1955's C. ELAINE BARKER, JERRY L. DAVIS; 1956
s SUSAN M. MASON, RALPH D. WILSON, JOSEPH F. SNELL; 1957's NEIL H. SIZER
PAUL H. PETTIT; 1958's VINCENT A. BRODBECK, BILL R. HOWARD, BRUCE E.
CHENOWETH, RONALD D. "TOM" FEE; 1959's GARY E. BARNES (with distinct
honorable mention to his spouse, Patricia S. Barnes), H. JAY CARROLL, JR.,
SHIRLEY R. PARKS; 1960 's MICHAEL S. WEST, J. DAVID MAYS, THOS. L. WOLF, JR.
DAVID G. OTT; 1961's P. LYNNETTE GARRETT, SALLY L. GILLETTE, LARRY D.
GILBERT, JANET L. WALTERS, NANCY L. HOHNHORST, THOS. W. WELLER, SANDRA J.
CASEY, JACQUELINE N. LESHER; 1962's RUSSELL L. "RUSTY" ELLIO
TT, MARY ANN DUNCAN; 1963's SANDRA K. MINIX; 1964's JOHN A. COMBS, HARTLEY J
S, JR.; 1965's PATRICIA ANN SCOTHORN; ROBT. HOFF (what class year and why
isn't he on my readers list? He called me.), 1968's ROGER D. LUCAS; 1969's
MICHAEL J. LOTSPAIH, MEH's daughter, Ann Huffman Warner; 1970's INDY JO
GRISSOM, LINDA M. LINDSEY; 1971's HUGH ALLEN SUMNER; 1985's CYNTHEA M.
POTEET. Of course, it goes without saying, there were literally hundreds
more than those listed who contacted me. I'd hate to even take a wild guess
But it's fair to say the hospital staff were overwhelmed!
Before I go to my other e-mails, I must tell you an amusing story which was
shared with me by 1959's SHIRLEY R. PARKS. She and I both still refer to
MEH, and address him as, "Mr. Huffman." Every time I do this, he gently
admonishes me by saying, "My friends call me Murl," and smiles. But I'm here
to tell you all, I just canNOT get, "Murl," to come out of my mouth, when I
speak to him or of him. So Shirley wrote me an e-mail, stating the exact,
same thing. She cannot use the first name, either, she wrote, no matter how
hard she tries. I try, by beginning with that M sound. But every time,
without fail, that M sound will turn into, "Mr. Huffman," not Murl. I just
can't do it and neither can Shirley and I'll bet we have other WC alumni who
share out little affliction. Also, I want to offer special thanks for those
lightning-fast responses for someone to contact his daughter's FaceBook page
and tell her how to contact me with direct info. Those people are 1964's
KARL R. BURRUS, 1971's RITA G. JUSTICE, and 1981's TODD R. CARROLL. How
many more there could have been, of course, and simply unknown to me, is
anybody's guess, but thanks to all.
So now, we return to, "our regular news," as it seems MEH, as well as myself
are going to get to see a few more sunrises. I know both he and I are so
grateful for all of you and your good wishes and your willingness to help in
any possible way. This bulletin, inparticularly, is going to be so long, I
fear some of you will abandon the effort, but hopefully, you'll return and
finish reading it, eventually.
Let's back up just a bit, and recap some highlights of the efforts of 1960's
THOS. L. WOLF, JR., to get older grad classes posted on the walls of WCHS.
Remember that? So many people positively and instantly responded to that.
On July 25, I got an e-mail note from 1954's JOHN E. CROY, in which he
expressed great interest in the project, too, and wishes to contribute.
Naturally, I referred him to you, Tom. There was also an e-mail from Alumni
Treasurer, 1970's GARY E. JOHNSON, in which he has volunteered to track and
log all funds for the project. Gary does such a fantastic job with the
alumni committee and I'm sure it would be the same for this project.
From the indefatigable MURL E. HUFFMAN, himself, I received a note of thanks
on July 16, in which he thanked me for my anniversary card to him and Marj
on the occasion of their second, which was July 17. He said things were
going well and she hadn't yet thrown him out. Ha! Who knew what was going
to happen just under 2 weeks later, at that point? He did mention Marj
having eyesight trouble, due to the onset of macular degeneration.
From 1963's LEE JEAN JORDAN came a request to assist with the location of a
few classmates, as this is their 50th, of course. Among the missing in
their research was DOUGLAS M. MAYS (I was able to resolve this one), ANNA
MAE POWELL, WM. R. PHILLIPS, and BEVERLY K. LIGHT. I had seen Beverly at
their 45th and we talked at length, so I think she's in the area. I don't
know a thing about Anna Mae or Bill, though. So if you are in contact with
any of these people on the 1963 list, with the exception of Doug, please
contact Lee Jean at ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Thanks so much.
Since her return from Henderson, Nevada, 1961's P. LYNNETTE GARRETT is now
in touch more often and I'm getting e-mail from her Germantown home again.
She had her hands full, getting it open again and livable after being gone
for about 9 months. She also suffered extensive injuries in a head-on crash
in Henderson, back in May, I learned, and she's fine now. She was not at
fault in the crash.
In the last bulletin, I'm thinking I reported the passing of BETTY J. HARMAN
as the class of 1945. As it happens, that was in error. Betty was actually
in the 1947 class, and that correction came to me from 1949's ROBT. E.
HOFFMAN. Thanks, Bob. In yet another correction, it seems I mistyped the
phone number (office? cell?) of 1970's INDY JO GRISSOM. It's 937 914-0208.
We also got in a couple blurbs on KIRK D. BEARD, who's interested in the
1970s yearbooks. If he's WC, then I'll sell to him, if he contacts me and I
have the ones he wants. Indy wrote she thinks he's in the 1979 class. NANCY
J. ERTEL, 1961, says he has a FaceBook website. If anyone wants to give him
my e-mail, he can contact me and we'll go from there. As you all know, I don
t do FaceBook. Since I'm on that topic, will someone please contact GARY L.
SIZER, 1959, and get his e-mail for me. He's on FaceBook and wrote to ask
if I would, "friend him." I'm none to sure how that works, don't want to
know, but will sure write him if I get an e-mail address.
From 1961's JACK L. GODBY came the comment we had too many obits, in the
last one. Well, I'm sure in agreement with that one, Jack, but what can we
do? I hate every, single one I report and, after privately polling many of
you, in years past, have found our readers definitely want to know about
them so I continue the unpleasant task of reporting them. I see no other
Remember when we added 1960's WM. H. ARNOLD in the last bulletin? Well, he
asked about a lot of our class members and I don't think there was a one for
whom I didn't have some sort of contact. I do hope you contacted them, Bill
I'm sure, if you do, you're going to get responses. This bulletin is no
exception and, to my amazement, we continue to add alumni to our readers
list, even after 13 years of doing them. From 1962, we now welcome GLORIA
JEAN COUNTS, and I'm sure many of us rememb
er her. We're so glad to have you on the list, Jean, and I'm very flattered
you asked to be added. I do hope you enjoy the long reads. Ha!
Also coming on board is none other than 1954's homecoming queen, JANICE K.
WIREMAN. Her name was instantly recognizable to me and I had a clear,
mental picture of her senior photo, instantly. I don't know how she heard
about us, but somehow, word spreads far and wide. Janice resides in
Cincinnati with her husband, Thos. L. Turner. She joins the ranks of at
least 3 other homecoming queens who are on our readers list, and I'll bet
there may be more, and I just don't know it. Enjoy the read, Janice, and
Does anyone out there know who JANET MARCUM is? I've got a report from 1961
s P. LYNNETTE GARRETT, telling me she passed away in Tennessee. Is this
correct? I don't know the class year and the only people who come to mind
are 1959's GARY MARCUM and 1961's CONNIE MARCUM. So if either of you is
reading this, can you clarify anything or confirm? Thanks, Lynn.
We've regained 1956's JOSEPH F. SNELL (haven't we, Joe?) who had not been
receiving. I think it was my fault. I'm now trying to track about 500 of
us and keep everyone in the right alpha list and do the e-mail changes when
they occur and add the new one to the list. When Joe changed his e-mail, I
think I may have failed to do the input back into the correct alpha list.
Be forewarned, everyone! If you go a couple months and don't get a bulletin
let me know, so I can verify I haven't lost you, through one of my
forgetful stunts, will you?
We had a similar glitch, I thought, when I heard from 1954's FREDA P.
FLETCHER, on behalf of her and her son, 1975's Dr. MARK T. SCHROEPPEL, Ph.D.
But we got Freda all squared away, after all, and Mark wrote to tell me he
s getting everything I send. So I didn't have to do too much on that one.
We do have a few travels to report. From 1955's C. ELAINE BARKER came a
report she and her spouse had just returned from a 2-week trip to Europe.
They'll also be heading up to North Carolina, come September, for a little
stay in the cool mountain air. Once again, last month, 1958's BRUCE E.
CHENOWETH found himself in New Hampshire, squiring significant other and
hiking devotee, 1971's PATTY JO WHEELBARGER, through the New England
countryside. She hikes a number of miles and he catches up to her in the
van at predetermined locations.
There was also a recent report from 1957's SHIRLEY ANN HILE, regarding a
trip with her husband to the nearby (to me) city of Rogersville, Tennessee,
for a family reunion. I believe it was Jack's family. There's a lovely
park in that little town. Is that where you all went, Shirley? They're now
back home and experienced a safe trip.
From 1960's MICHAEL S. WEST came a reminder of the recent passing of our
wonderful classmate, KEITH H. CLENDENON. It was a memorial book online and
I was so fond of Keith and so saddened by his tragic death. Of course, I
signed it, as I'm sure many of you did, too. Thanks, Mike.
Unfortunately, yes, we have other deaths to report, and I may as well get
those out of the way, now. I received word from 1960's THOS. L. WOLF, JR.,
of the death of the spouse of one of the WC faculty.
Some may recall gym teacher and assistant principal JANET E. BARKER, who was
long included on our readers list, then made the e-mail lost list. Her
husband, Kenneth, passed away in late July. Tom attended his service and
wrote of seeing many former and current faculty present.
From 1970's RITA G. JUSTICE came a report of the death of NICHOLAS R.
SCHMALENBERGER, Class of 1969. She wrote he died of natural causes, but he'd
have been just 62, I think, so that seems odd, but surely not impossible.
She wrote he died July 21. She got the info from FaceBook, posted by his
daughter, HEIDI SCHMALENBERGER, who has just signed onto the bulletin list,
herself. We offer condolences to you, Heidi, upon the recent loss of your
father. Let's all include Heidi's daughter, Rachel, in all our good
thoughts and prayers, as she's currently battling cancer at the tender age
I must say, I'm thrilled to have you on board, Heidi, as you're in the 1989
class and I want to cultivate sign-ons from the 1980s forward, especially.
We need our younger alumni to join the crowd. It is my hope someone with
writing skills and great interest will eventually step to the forefront and
take over the writing of these bulletins. I'm not planning to go anywhere
soon (I hope), but I am going on 72, and I'd sure hate to think these
bulletins will die as soon as I do. So all you, "youngsters," give that
some serious thought and consideration.
Digressing again! (Siiiigggghhhh!) Back to the business at hand. I
received e-mail from 1960's LINDA LEE SHANK in which she reported the death
of the mother of our classmate, MADELEINE D. CAMPBELL. I remember Madeleine
s mother vividly, of course, since she (Madeleine) and I went clear through
all 12 school years together, but were also in Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Church on each and every Sunday of our childhood years. We also went through
Lutheran Catechism instruction in the same class for two years and were
confirmed together. I believe her mother was 96 and she died on July 19.
Madeleine had notified me, directly, at the time. Thanks, Linda, for the
reminder. I hope you were able to reach Madeleine. We all extend good
wishes and condolences to you, Madeleine.
Finally, an e-mail came from 1958's BILL R. HOWARD to inform me of the
passing of the wife of JAS. L. FORSYTH, 1956. Her name was Joyce Jackson
Forsyth, they'd been married 51 years and lived in WC at the time of her
death. She died August 1, having battled breast cancer for over 6 years, as
I understand it. Jim is the elder brother of R. MICHAEL FORSYTH, 1961. We
all offer condolences to the entire Forsyth family. Thanks, Bill.
We will move from this depressing topic and try to focus on more pleasant
things. Did you get to read the travelogue of the east coast trip taken by
1960's GERALD A. FULLER and his WC-honorary wife, Rebecca A. Fuller? It was
more interesting than I can ever write here and has great photos with it,
too. I loved it all. They went everywhere and they also visited with Jerry
s elder brother, 1959's ROBT. H. FULLER, and his wife, Mary Ellen. They
reside in New York state. Thanks, Becky, that was a really great report!
From JERRY R. GRAHAM, 1954, came a request for contact info on my list of
people from both his class and 1955. I'm afraid I had precious little to
offer, probably no more than 20 in both of them. But it is my hope he will
be able to contact those people and possibly find a few more, in the process
He is already working on his class' 60th for 2014 and of course, they're
inviting 1955, too. I'm sure, as has become the practice over the years,
though, any and all WC would be welcomed. If any of you do have contact
info for anyone in those two classes, please contact Jerry and convey that
information to him. I know he would be very appreciative. His e-mail is (
Also from Tom Wolf came a curiosity-type e-mail, querying when MEH first
appeared in a yearbook. I got busy and was able to find, through my
extensive collection, his first photo appeared in the 1947 book. He was not
in any of the prior years and would've turned 27 years old during the
December prior to that printing. He's in every book since then, aside from
the more recent ones. But I think Tom was looking for something different
and I don't yet know what. So keep me informed when you find what you're
trying to find, Tom.
It's possible this may be the last WNR before our weekend. Be sure to be at
Ron's Pizza on Thursday night (Oct. 10), then Moraine City Frisch's on
Friday eve, Miami Shores' Rec Center Saturday at 1pm, and the crown jewel
event of the dinner/dance on Saturday eve at 6. Get those reservations sent
in promptly and don't wait until the last minute, as I tend to do, okay?
Remember my mention of Sonny Flaherty? Well, I'll be darned if 1970's
VICKIEJO GILBERT didn't send me some pretty interesting trivia about him. I
know many of our 1950s and 1960s folks recall him as a noted local
entertainer, "back in the day." Anyway, to my amazement, also playing drums
with him, way back then, was one of my classmates, ROBT. G. LAMB. I haven't
heard anything in years about Bob. But Vickie has photos accompanying this
narrative. As soon as I complete this bulletin and send it, I'm also going
to forward her e-mail to you. If you're of that era, you'll get a bang out
of it. So thanks a lot, Vickie, good work!
Curiosity overcomes me about some of the folks from whom I haven't heard a
syllable in so long. I'm particularly curious about you, 1961's DONNA J.
RICHARDS. How are you? What are you doing? I ask about you, from time to
time. Also, it's been a very long while since I've heard from our in-house
fashionistas, 1960's T. BARRY RUSSELLO and his 1959 spouse BETSY R. MURPHY.
Did you two retire and move to Florida? Tell me what's happening! Has
anyone spoken to one of WC's most unforgettable characters, WALLACE W.
ROBBINS? I'm going to have to call him, I guess.
All right, gang, believe it or not, I've finally reached the conclusion of
this one. I will offer my apology to all of you for its great length. But
we've never before had one bulletin period, within which I suffered a
mini-stroke and MEH had heart surgery, have we? I sure didn't want to omit
any names, either! This typing is helping bring back better feeling in my
right thumb and right index finger, by the way. Ha! I leave each of you
with my usual wish for glowing health, great happiness, personal safety,
peaceful serenity, spiritual harmony, and boundless prosperity. Ciao!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
06 AUG 2013
YOUR Support Needed - Restore Class Pictures
...and you thought only OLD movies needed to be restored!
(Okay, gang! This is the follow-up from Tom Wolf, for the project which was sent earlier today, in the special bulletin. Skip past me on the response. I know nothing. Tom's the guy who's doing this. I'm merely the messenger. It's great, though, isn't it?)
I did not intend for the news of the project to go out this fast, but I underestimate Bonnie.
Let me give you a Bonnie-type report.
Those of you who graduated before 1961 and for a few years after that know that class graduation pictures hung on the walls of the high school then junior high on the second floor. Sometime in the 70s, a remodeling project involving suspended ceilings on that floor resulted in the pictures being taken down. They were put in a room in the basement and became endangered. I worked there and saw them. There were broken frames and broken glass. It was a near miracle that they survived.
I will give credit to Dickinson Guiler, assistant superintendent, and Dick Mumma, business manager, for securing the pictures and removing them from danger. Then came Calvin Bell, a WC graduate and Miamisburg businessman whose name is still a part of Bell Vault and Monument in Miamisburg. He provided funding for pictures of the pictures to be taken and made a part of a book, which I will refer to as THE BOOK. Again, Mr. Guiler secured THE BOOK and kept it at Central Office. After he retired and died, Jackie Kreitzer Wilson secured THE BOOK It made appearances at many alumni gatherings for years.
THE BOOK is now back at Central Office. It is priceless, irreplaceable. You can thank the above mentioned people for making it available today.
That leads us to where we are today. I cannot stess enough how impressive the new version of the pictures will be. Modern technology is wonderful.
Instead of being in a book in a drawer, the pictues will be on a wall for many to see.
Again, I did not intend for all this to come out so soon. I have yet to hear from anyone with the alumni association. I want Gary Johnson to handle all your donations if he is willing. I have already gotten several comments and donors. But I ask you to just be patient until we figure out how we are going to handle the donations.
I guarantee you that this will be a project that you all can be proud of. Just hold on to your money a bit until things are set up.
Thank you, Pirates.
Tom Wolf, Class of 1960
01 AUG 2013
Murl Huffman News!
Whew!!! After all that sleuthing, I came up with a big, blank slate. However, a couple of you came up with a few tidbits, so we all now know MEH is recovering satisfactorily, has Marge there, as well as his daughter, is eating, generally doing very well, and as one report put it, "sassy as ever." No, I won't be naming the sources for this one, as I fear it might cost someone a job. You see, it's obvious, from at least two of my reports, one or more of the nurses, "sang like a canary," and I know that wasn't supposed to happen, according to current laws governing medical disclosure. So I'll let it rest, at that, and will stand on journalistic confidentiality. So we've now come through yet another crisis together and all is well. He's doing wonderfully, and hey, so am I! So we collectively breathe another huge sigh of relief and prepare for a weekend of fun, safety, and good health. Best to all.
19 MAY 2013
---It's Sunday, May 19. I sent our last bulletin, just yesterday. The
e-mails and forwards are already accumulating in my inbox, so will try to
keep them cleared this time. (Don't I always write that?) The goal for
distribution on this one is going to be between July 1-10. We'll see how it
goes. As always, we begin with forwarders, who are 1954's FREDA P. FLETCHER;
1957's BETTY LEE CARROLL, RAL PH H. WARNER, ERCELL P. PHILLIPS, SHIRLEY ANN
HILE; 1958's BILL R. HOWARD, BRUCE E. CHENOWETH, RONALD D. "TOM" FEE, DONALD
I. "DON" MCCOY, LORNA D. TROUTMAN, W. BAILEY HAWKINS; 1959's GARY E. BARNES;
1960's C. SUE MCCLOUD, WM. O. WALKER, WM. E. "BUDDY" STOVER, LARRY M.
PENDLEY, DELORES K. "DEDE" FAHRNEY, PHILLIP D. HOWA
RD, RICHARD S. HOLT, LOIS ANN LITURRELL, 1960's J. DAVID MAYS, PHILLIP D.
61's SHARON K. WENDELKEN, GARY R. FRANK, CAROL A. MUMMA; 1962's JACKQUELYN
S. HAINES; 1964's HARTLEY J. LUCAS, JR.; 1965's STEVEN F. SHADE, LINDA S.
's MARIAN K. HUSSEY; 1970's DEBRE C. "DEBBY" HOOBLER; 1971's PAMELA K.
SHIPLEY; and 1988's JAS. A. MCGUIRE;
Our e-mail lost list is considerably reduced, now that I've deleted (very
grudgingly and regrettably) all the ones which had been returned to me at
least 3 times and, in some cases, 6 times. I come near to hyperventilation
when I actually have to delete one of us. I hate losing a single person. But
I did have one reject, so far, and it's 1961's MICHAEL J. HARRIS. I feel
certain he's simply changed his e-mail address and failed to notify me, so
if anyone is in contact with him, please remind him to do so. This is the
first time he's ever had a reject. I also got an explanation from 1961's
PAUL R. BEARDSLEY, as to LILY K. "KITTY" BURDETTE. He told me Kitty doesn't
have a computer at home and she had been receiving the bulletins at her work
I'm assuming she has quit working. Thanks, Paul, but do tell Kitty we want
her back on the readers list, ASAP. So when she gets a PC, let me know right
away. We do have just a few others, and let's see if we can get these people
back on the list. B. DEAN ELLIS, 1954
, is returned saying no such address exists. We finally retrieved 1964's
GEORGE E. ERTEL, as he wrote me to contact DAVID A. COOPER. So I updated
George, and we can remove him from this list. George, when you change
e-mail address, please put me on your to-be-notified-immediately list. Of
all people, I've also lost 1960's EULA FAYE BAILEY. We talk regularly, so
will get this resolved. I recall her telling me she was having some problem
and had changed it.
There was an auto-reply from gallivantin' LEE JEAN JORDAN, 1963. When I get
those, I always find myself wondering whether or not they actually ever
receive the bulletins, or does it just go to some sort of cyberspace trash
can? Does anyone know? Such a response also arrived from 1971's PHYLLIS ANN
SELLARS. She soon contacted me, though, with an e-mail update, so I
suspect they actually do receive those. Thanks, Phyllis. Also updating an
e-mail address is 1961's JUDITH L. SAMUELS, who's had to abandon her web.tv
address she's had for years and years. I guess they're going out of
business, from what she's written.
In the past two hours, on this day, 1958's BRUCE E. CHENOWETH just left my
huse. He's again in the area, due to the dedicated, passionate interest in
hiking, of his significant other,1971's PATTY JO WHEELBARGER. Yesterday, she
did about 20 miles on the Appalachian Trail, attended Trail Days in
Damascus, Virginia, continued southward until he was nearer to my house than
returning to an Abingdon, Virginia, motel room they had, so we hung out for
several hours. Tomorrow, Patty will be doing 30 miles, and they'll return to
Ohio on Tuesday. Patty is a walking muscle, at about 4'11" and maybe 95 lbs.
She's the perfect candidate for, "Survivor," and I'll bet she'd win, hands
down. She will live to be 100, very easily.
Right after Bruce left, the phone rang and one of my very favorite people
was on the other end, 1960's CHAS. A. HIGH, JR. As you're all aware, Charlie
and I maintain steady contact. Among those about whom he enquired were EULA
FAYE BAILEY, CHAS. V. CARTER, WALLACE W. ROBBINS, and 1961's PAUL R.
BEARDSLEY. If anyone wants to contact Charlie, his number is 937 233-3193,
and he still lives in Huber Heights on Fishburg Road. Be sure to talk when
the machine answers. When he hears you're not a solicitor, he'll pick up,
if he's there. But do leave a message.
Corrections: Don't ask me why, but I seem to do this, from time to time. I
promise, I know by heart nearly every class year on my readers list.
Nevertheless, I still have an error, now and then. Just such was the case in
my last one when I put 1970's INDY JO GRISSOM in the 1971 class. The same
goes for 1964 class member, TERRY LEE WILSON, whom I erroneously listed as
1963. Sometimes, it's a typo and sometimes, it's just a plain goof. In any
case, apologies to both. Indy told me about hers and I got an e-mail from
Terry's classmate, RICKEY A. BUSCH, to tell me of that one. Thanks, Rick.
Rick was also championing your book, Terry. Like me, he thought it was
humorous and entertaining. We all wish you great success. By the way, Terry
wrote he's doing all right so far with thyroid cancer medical t
treatment. Let's all keep him in our good thoughts and prayers.
A message arrived from 1958's RONALD D. "TOM" FEE, in which he advised of
the illness of his wife, Sandi. Initially, he said, they had thought she had
cancer. The good news is, she doesn't. It's tuberculosis. In a way, he wrote
that's almost good news, if she had to be sick at all, as the TB is far
easier to treat. Of course, Tom, we all wish Sandi well and hope for her
speedy and full recovery.
Good words came from 1961's DALLAS K. MATHIS, who wrote he so enjoyed the
bulletin, and how it reminded him of such good memories. Thanks, Dallas, and
I enjoy those memories, too. The world is so different now, it's just
unbelievable to me, as I'm sure is the case for everyone of our generation.
got similar nice words from PAUL R. BEARDSLEY, who also solved the mystery
for us on the loss of LILY K. "KITTY" BURDETTE, from our readers list. She
got her bulletins at work, doesn't now have a PC, and Paul was kind enough
to print a copy for her. We're all still thinking about you, Kitty, so let
us know how you're doing, okay? Thanks, Paul. RONNIE R. WHEELER opined the
reports keep us all young. Well, that would be great, Ron! I hope you're
From 1961's CONNIE K. STREETE came news of the death of her classmate,
CHARLOTTE ANN MISENHEIMER. She reported her source as BEVERLY I. STOKES and
said Charlotte had died in Florida. I assume that's where she lived. That's
all I have, so if any of you have further info, please let me know. Also, we
offer condolences to Connie on the loss of her mother, last November. Thanks
for the info on Charlotte, Connie. We'll see what we can uncover.
Okay, it's now July 15, and I'm running incredibly behind my self-imposed
deadline for this bulletin. It's possible I may repeat something. Remember
I'm writing this over a period of 8-9 weeks, while most of you are reading
it in one, fell swoop (I'm assuming). So forgive me if I do that. I'm
going to make every effort to complete this one, this week.
Backing way up to June 11, I received a welcome e-mail from dear friend and
1961 class president, JOHN W. OBERLIES, JR. As it happens, John announced
he's semi-retired now and has sold his engineering business in Indianapolis.
However, he will remain as a consultant for a spell. So he's not quite a
leisurely guy, just yet, but he's getting there. We also rehashed a few of
our childhood stunts and memories, as John was a close member of, "the
in-crowd," of my teenage years. Stay healthy, John, and enjoy the leisure
time you have. I hope this means we'll be seeing more of you at our annual
Currently, I'm still in touch with 1958's DONALD I. "DON" MCCOY, with whom I
m just dying to get back my homeowners policy. He continues to work on it
for me. He's also still doing his musical tours with wife Fran, and doing
what he can for his class' 55th, this October.
Well, I got a wonderful invitation to the grand opening of Bront Machining,
the business owned by 1960's GARY L. WARLAUMONT. He has moved it into new
quarters and I'm sure it's wonderful. I'd sure have liked to be there.
Thank you for the invitation, Gary, and it looks absolutely beautiful. I
wish you all the success in the world and you sure must doing something
right. Guess what, gang? The prominent colors on the front of the building
are red and black. No surprise there. Once a Pirate, always a Pirate! If you
attended give me a report. It's at 2601 W. Dorothy Lane in Moraine. Do go by
and have a look. I knew Gary's parents very well, Mabel and Henry, and what
great people they were. Both had a spectacular sense of humor and their
day-to-day life and exchanges would've made for a smash-hit sitcom, I assure
By the way, if you've never seen a photo of Gary's elder son (D. MARK
WARLAUMONT, 1978, I think) with 1961's SALLY L. GILLETTE, you'd be amazed by
the resemblance to Sally. She sent me one, just recently, and this young man
is the spitting imagine of his mother. I was just floored by the uncanny
resemblance. He looks almost like the male version of a taller Sally.
We want to promote all WC business people as much as possible. Keeping that
in mind, let's get to 1970's INDY JO GRISSOM, who's wed to 1971's HUGH ALLEN
SUMNER. She's a realtor, with 34 years of experience. She's with Coldwell
Banker Heritage Realtors in Springboro, and her number is 937 214-0208. Indy
says she specializes in log homes, but does all sorts of residential
listings, as well as land.
Okay, the date is now June 7, and I have to get back at it. It slips away
from us, so very quickly, if we don't. From the lovely LORNA D. TROUTMAN,
1958, came notice of her 12th anniversary with the hunky spouse, Roger M.
Chico" Lopez III. It was wonderful to read they remain blissfully happy and
she's thrilled to be beginning her 13th year with him. I know we all offer
congratulations to Lorna and Chico. (I also know a few of you guys are out
there, crying in your beer, because you missed out on lovely Lorna.)
Lorna kept me up to date on the awful fires, too. I was concerned for her,
living in Arizona, but she was far away from the danger. She also checked
on 1960's class president, LONNIE M. THACKER, who lives there with his 1960
spouse, LINDA J. SNELL. I also spoke to Linda, directly, not long after
that. Chico and Lorna live very near to Lonnie and Linda. I hope you all
get together. Lorna is also working on 1958's 55th, doing lots of stuff.
Chico is a talented photographer and has volunteered his services for Lorna
and her classmates.
Thanks so much to you, 1971's RODNEY R. GABBARD, for thinking of me and
inviting me to sign on to LinkedIn. Thanks to you, too, 1949's ROBT. E.
HOFFMAN, for inviting me to FaceBook. But as most of you are by now well
aware, I don't do the social websites and probably never will, to be
perfectly honest However, I remain very flattered to know you think of me.
Geez, I've barely been able to master e-mail!
From cousin JUDITH L. SAMUELS, 1961, came ultimate praise for 1963's FRANCES
website www.painlesscooking.com Judy writes she uses Fran's website often,
loves the recipes, and
uses one after another. She wrote it's the best cooking website she's ever
found and has the very best recipes. Yes, I already knew that. Take a look,
gang. You just might agree. Judy remains deeply involved in the local VFW,
as well as the local Eagles Aerie, of which chapter she is a past president.
Let's fast-forward a bit and it's now June 12, the first birthday of Connor
Benjamin Gill. Who's that? Of course, you know I'm going to tell you. He's
the great-grandson of 1960's class VP, THOS. D. YOUNG and wife, Sandi L.
Young, my treasured friends of many, many years. Sandi and I spoke just last
night for a while and she told me Connor's birthday party had been held on
Sunday. Congrats to Tom and Sandi on this first great-grandchild. I have
photos and he's absolutely gorgeous!
From my pal, Bruce, came what are now 53-year-old photos of him, from his
first marriage to my dear, dear high school friend, the late W. SUSAN
DOGGETT. It was sure fun to look at those again. She was truly gorgeous, and
Bruce, you looked great, too. Isn't it disappointing to know we can't
continue to look the same as we did when we were in our teens and 20s? But I
m okay with that and just happy to still be here.
Who out there remembers the Dayton area singer from the 1950s and 1960s
named Sonny Flaherty? I know the name rang a bell and 1958's BILL R. HOWARD
sent me some trivia on him, but I couldn't quite place him, until Bill told
me. Hey, Bill! How are you doing these days? I haven't heard from you for
a bit, so am getting a little worried. Give us a report on how it's going,
will you? (Okay, I've heard from him, since writing this.)
What is the saying, "Even the best-laid plans can go awry," or something
like that? Well, that's just what happened to me on May 25. I was supposed
to go to the 90th birthday bash for the mother of EULA FAYE BAILEY, 1960. It
was held in Cleveland, Tennessee, only about 175 miles from me, for
Georgia Bailey Meyers, who remarried a Tennessee childhood friend just 2
years ago and now lives in the same state as me. My presence there, however
wasn't going to happen. A bug got hold of me and my voice was raspy or
non-existent, for days. It took me about 2 weeks to get back to normal. I
was terribly disappointed. Not only was Eula Faye there, but 1958's BRUCE E
CHENOWETH also drove down from WC for the event, as well as 1960's MICHAEL S
WEST, with wife Sally, who came from Gatlinburg. Mike sent photos and good
report on the event as did Bruce. Still, I'd have liked to have been there,
This next thing is a real heartbreaker and it comes from 1959's GARY E.
BARNES. On May 14, one MARIE NICOLE BALLARD, age 21, passed away in North
Carolina. I'm sure she was in the class of 2010, probably. Perhaps someone
out there knows. I didn't read a cause of death, so don't know, but her
services and burial were held in Kettering on May 24. Very sad. Sincerest
condolences go to her family and friends. Thanks, Gary.
On yet another sad note, we learned of the death of 1961's LYNN C. ROTHWELL,
who was a retired dispatcher with WCPD. She died May 13 and her funeral held
at Swart's in WC. Now, I must tell you, I went through every photo, one by
one, in th class of 1961. I didn't find Lynn. This notice was sent to me by
RITA GAIL JUSTICE of 1970. If Lynn was in the 1961 class, I don't know why
her photo wasn't there, unless she'd dropped out before the senior yearbook.
Does anyone know for sure? I just want to be certain we have the class year
correct. Thanks, Rita.
Rita also sent notice of the May 18 death GREGORY DALE SILER, class of 1970,
I believe. He was a Moraine firefighter and a member of Miami Shores Baptist
Church, where his funeral was held. At 62, he left us way too soon. We offer
condolences to family and friends for both Lynn and Greg. Thanks again, Rita
There was also a death on May 31, reported Rita, for a KEITH A WRIGHT. She
and I are both wondering if he's WC or not, possibly 1969-1970 class. Does
anyone know? While Rita was writing me about these, she made the comment
about how wonderful WC people are. Well, you'll sure get no argument from
this camp, Rita, that's for sure.
Our musical troubadour, 1958's DONALD I. "DON" MCCOY, has succeeded in
securing my bond for my Notary Public commission. Thanks, Don. Please
continue to work on my homeowners policy and my auto insurance. I despise
the company with whom I'm now doing business! Thanks for your efforts.
For all of you who do not already know this, if you maintain contact with
1960's GERALD A. FULLER, please send him an e-mail, if you haven't done so,
already, in recent weeks. He and Becky got a new computer and somehow, in
the process, all their e-mail addresses got dumped in the transition. When
you send your e-mail to them, then they'll obviously have your address. If
you fall into this group, send e-mail to ( FULLER493@aol.com ).
Ah, for the good, ol' days! That was when I used to have to clear my e-mail
at least twice a day, and there would always be at least 20-25 e-mails there
Now, everyone is on FaceBook and Twitter and LinkedIn and all those others.
In the early 1990s, they were called chat rooms and they really weren't all
that successful But fast-forward 20-25 years, put a new label on them and a
few new tweaks, and we've got an international sensation. I'm such an old
fart, though, and am sticking to e-mail. So that's it for me.
My news from 1958's BILL R. HOWARD is that of good spirits and great
anticipation of the 55th. He says he's doing all right, as he continues to
fight his cancer and is keeping a positive outlook. I don't know if I could
do the same. As always, Bill, we're all pullin' for ya'. No one is looking
forward to the 55th gathering for the 1958 class, more than Bill, I can tell
you that, for sure. Bill also told me recently, he wants to get together
with 1958's DAVID L. HOWARD and W. BAILEY HAWKINS and set up a visit with
1960's CHAS. A. HIGH, JR. Did you get that done yet, Bill? If you do, be
sure to let me know how it goes. Under a mile from Charlie lives 1960s'
PHILLIP D. HOWARD with his 1967 wife, MARIAN K. HUSSEY. Both those guys
have had quite a time with health issues, and I know both would be thrilled
to see all of you. Phil just celebrated a birthday July 12 and Charlie's was
Another one in my class was STEVEN M. KOKOT, whose birthday is June 16. We
hope all of you had a wonderful day.
Back on June 23, an e-mail came from Martha A. Craig, who is now Martha A.
Taulbee. She's the widow of the late RONALD P. CRAIG, 1960, as you're all
aware. She remarried on April 6, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. So we all
wish great happiness and good health to Martha and her new spouse. What's
his name, Martha? Wow, you went right past my house when you were in Pigeon
Forge, most likely. Be sure to stop, next time you visit there. Hmmm, I
wonder if you're now related to the former spouse of EULA FAYE BAILEY, whose
name is Lennox B. Taulbee, Sr. Are you?
My friend and fellow Miami Shores Kid, as well as WC Pirate, 1961's P.
LYNNETTE HAWVERMALE, returned from her home in Henderson, Nevada, to her
home in Germantown, Ohio, on July 9. The past year hasn't been very good to
Lynn. She lost her younger son last September and her husband during
November. She's looking forward to seeing all her 1961 cronies again,
though, and getting her Ohio house back in order. Lynn, by the way, the
phone number you gave me isn't working. I've tried to call you with that
number and so has cousin Judy. So please check and send us the right one,
By now, we're all aware of the efforts of 1960's THOS. L. WOLF, JR., to get
photos of all the classes. I was overwhelmed with responses from those who
wish to donate. Tom, I doubt you're going to have a problem at all, with
gaining the needed funds from alumni. Among those who instantly responded
were 1954's JERRY R. GRAHAM (class president), 1956's REBECCA J. POLING,
1958's BILL R. HOWARD, 1959's SANDRA R. KINNEY, 1961's SALLY L. GILLETTE,
CONNIE KAYE STREETE, RICHARD L. DOLL, and I know there are (or will be)
dozens of others, if not hundreds. But I again remind all of you, I'm no
more than the lowly messenger, no one official at all, and contact for this
must be coordinated through Tom, not me. I've gotten an e-mail from our
alumni treasurer, 1970's GARY E. JOHNSON, who's volunteering to handle the
funds. But I'm not the one to contact. I know we'll all pull together and
get this done. Thanks for letting us know, Tom, and thanks to you, too,
Gary. By the way, 1954 class president, JERRY R. GRAHAM, also advised me he
s begun work on his class' 60th anniversary gathering for 2014. If you've
got any news on a 1954 class member, let's all make sure we get that info to
The WC Football Alumni Club just held an event July 12. I wish I'd gotten
this bulletin out in time for all of you to know in advance. But I do
believe I put it in a couple of prior ones, so hopefully, everyone who
wanted to participate was able to do so. I believe it's the golf tourney
held at Pipestone and my info always comes from 1988's JAS. A. MCGUIRE.
On July 10, we received a notice from 1961's NANCY A. HALL, who reported she
s whooping it up in Hawaii, while she and spouse, Pastor Larry W. Matthews,
Ret., are visiting with their daughter and son-in-law on the beautiful
island state. I hope you're both having a spectacular time, Nancy and Larry
and stay safe and healthy. Nancy, if you're still over there, there's
another WC alumnus who lives on the island, now. It's 1960's NANCY R.
From 1961's NANCY J. ERTEL came a snippet of a FaceBook discussion in which
she said there are no 1977, 1978, nor 1979 yearbooks available. A fellow
named Kirk Beard (WC? I don't know, do you?) is the party who wants them,
and he's apparently on FaceBook, requesting them. I have all of them, but
don't think I have extras. However, if he's not a WC alumnus, I wouldn't
allow them to go to him, anyway. Does anyone recognize this name?
From the class of 1945, BETTY JANE HARMAN passed away June 30. She was born
in WC and her husband was Robt. D. Faulkner. They were good friends with
1959's GARY E. BARNES, who sent me the notice. Yes, we have others. It's
just that this one was going along so well, I decided not to put in the
deaths until we got toward the end. You all know how much I hate that part.
Anyway, our in-house, master record-keeper for these things is 1965's STEVEN
F. SHADE, and he's recently sent me the very latest list. I'm going to list
and name them, precisely as he sent them, even if I've already got it in the
text. So here they are: 1934's WILDA A. SCHAEFFER (Leighty) 29 March, 2013;
1939's BILLY R. BOWDEN, 20 June 2013; 1945's DONNA COLLINS (Chiodo), 21 May
2013; 1952's DALE C. REYNOLDS, 17 March 2013; 1961's LYNN C. HALL (Gomez),
13 May 2013; 1961's
CHARLOTTE A. MISENHEIMER (Centers), 26 March 2013; 1962's CAROL A WOOSLEY,
10 June 2013; 1966's KEITH R. VAUGHN, 24 October 2012; MARY L. COMBS
(Chaney) 02 February 2013; RONALD L. SORTMAN, 06 March 2013 (yes, all 3 of
these were 1966); 1969's KEITH A. WRIGHT, 20 May 2013; 1973's PENNI J.
THROCKMORTON (Hibbard), 30 May 2013; 1978's TODD G. LYONS, 24 March 2013;
1979's JEFFERY L. MYERS, 31 March 2013; 1983's JENNY L. DAVIS, June 1996
(recently recorded, no specific date); 1991's MICHAEL J. MAST, 03 June 2013;
1992's GREGORY S. McAFEE, 29 March 2013; 2010's MARIE NICOLE BALLARD, 14 May
2013; 2011's MATTHEW SMITH, 08 March 2013; Bus Driver CAROLYN BRASHEAR, 06
June 2013; and finally, employee MIRIAM GEORGE-ROSENBERGER, 14 March 2013.
Two or three of these losses were apparently only recently reported or
discovered, as you can see. We send condolences to each and every family.
Calling me from the sunny beaches was 1960's MICHAEL S. WEST. I believe he
and Sally were in Florida and these two are gallivanting all over the place.
Bully for you! Keep doing it. It's been a bit since I heard from our
civics teacher, MURL E. HUFFMAN. But I can tell you this much. His second
wedding anniversary is July 17. So happy 2nd anniversary to him and his
lovely spouse, the former MARJORIE L. BOGAN-BURKHARDT. We all wish you many
Okay, this has been a bit chopped up from the standpoint of chronology and I
apologize for that. But I promise you, I've recorded every name, every
snippet, every event, and every piece of news I received for this bulletin
period. If I, by chance, missed something or recorded something incorrectly
please do notify me, will you? In the meantime, I'm positively
flabbergasted to realize, come October, I've done these things for 13 years.
I just can't believe that! It's been so fun, thanks to all of you. In
closing, I leave each of you with my sincere wish for glowing health,
personal safety, great happiness, peaceful serenity, spiritual harmony, and
boundless prosperity. Ciao!
BRR-Class of 1960