Sunday, October 7, 2007

......LHS News......
Originally sent Oct. 7

Guys, I've been gone a little and way too busy, so playing catch-up with some 'news'.....

Noted the passing of Elsie (Gardiner/Gardner) Hearns, 61. Elsie passed away Sept. 20. She was a grad of LHS, have to be about 1964? Also a graduate of Cameron. She is survived by a son and a daughter.

Some may have known Ruth E. (Coryell) Whitten, 94. She passed away on Sept. 22. Ruth was a 1931 grad of LHS and received a degree from Cameron. I remember her husband Lindsey Whitten who was associated with one of the banks here for many years. He passed away in 1990. Ruth is survived by two sons and a daughter.

And most - especially those who grew up here - will remember Paul McClung, 83. Paul died Sept. 30 after a long bout with cancer. Paul was a very colorful 'character' with an award winning career in journalism that spanned some 35+ years. Paul wrote for the Lawton Constitution and after retiring in 1987 he taught at OU, then worked as Director of Public Information at Cameron.Upon retiring at Cameron in 1995, Paul went to Byers (north) Texas and worked the family cattle ranch. Paul won many awards for his writing and was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 1996. He said he enjoyed 'both careers' - writing and cattle - very much. Service was in Byers this past week.

This (good news) update about a week ago from Luther Green (class '57) on his grandson Dan who was injured in Iraq:
We our very happy to say that Dan has finished his third surgery. We will not get to see him for another couple of weeks because his company is due home on the 5th or 6th and he wants to be there to see all of his buddies. We have talked to him by phone and he is happy with the surgery. His doctor said he would like to do a little touch up in about three months but told Dan that his nose looks so good that Dan probably would not let him. It is just so wonderful that he is home and is doing so well. The attached picture is not a recent one but we wanted to send it anyway. Thanks to each and everyone of you for all your prayers and concern for our hero.
BJ & Lou Green

Most of you will remember teacher Zearl Harmon in Jr. High. Think he taught shop and went on to be a principal at one of the grade schools. Just to let you know he just very recently moved to Colorado to be with his son and family. His wife has Alzheimers and is in a care facility in CO. We certainly wish him well.

Pictured below is picture of Andy Anderson with his 1929 Model A Ford. Andy is hubby of '59 classmate Sharon Kay (Cummins) Anderson. They are into antique cars and were at Cache this week-end for Wild, Western Days!!!
(pix may not be available?)

Book recently out, "Forty Years a Legislator", University of Oklahoma Press. Book complied from personal papers & documents belonging to Elmer Thomas. Thomas was grandfather to classmates (siblings) Koehler Thomas, Meredith (deceased) and Bill Thomas. All LHS grads.

Usually we go out to eat after church on Sunday, but home cooking sounded good to both of us today. Of course I cooked!!
While washing up dishes, caught part of the 1955 movie, Love is a Many Splendored Thing - William Holden, Jennifer Jones - along with the very popular song that was theme for movie. Brought back some fond 'school days' memories. ....sigh!

btw...did note, NO scene with Jennifer Jones cooking and washing dishes!

We have classmates who continue with serious health problems, please join me in keeping them in prayers.

Still pretty hot/humid here...waiting on a "cold" front today - using that term loosely! Don't think will cool down much. Saw they had 8" snow in Truckee, CA! Hope its headed this way.... Regards to all..... Georgia

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