Originally sent Nov. 11
I am sorry to report several losses in last few days.
Jim R. "Bo" Baughman, 64, of Lawton passed on Nov. 7. Jim attended Tomlinson Jr. High & was a LHS grad, I believe class '61.
He is brother of our '59 classmate Myrna (Baughman) Ostrum, who sadly passed very recently. Bo was a neat guy, we had good visits at Burgess Grill. Graveside services will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday Nov. 12, Ft. Sill National Cemetery at Elgin.
Bo is survived by a son Gerald Lee and his dad R. L.An online guest book is at: <www.beckerfuneral.com>
Also passing, Dr. Byron Aycock, 92, of Lawton. Dr. Aycock was ear, nose throat doc to many of 'us' of the years. He was a LHS grad, class of 1933.
Doctor passed on Nov. 7 and a memorial service will be at 4:00pm Tuesday Nov. 11 (today), First United Methodist church here in Lawton. He was preceded in death by wife Doris but is survived by children Keith, Allan, Jane, & Andrea, and their spouses plus 11 grandchildren.
An on line guest book is available at: <www.grayfuneral.com>
Also passing, John Newton Redmon, 47, of OKC. John passed on Oct. 23.
He was a '79 grad of LHS and son of Manville and Deanna (Porter) Redmon. Deanna was LHS class '56. Sadly she died in 1999.
On a much lighter note.....Sue (Chalk) Briggs, class '64, traveled to LA recently where she had dinner with daughter Adrienne Briggs and Don Johnson (of Miami Vice fame) and attended a reception.
Adrienne is working on a project with Don.
btw....pick up the August 25-31 issue of Variety....the cover - front and back - is Adrienne's work and article page 27 features picture of Adrienne (a US film producer) and the project she is currently heading - "the Circle" - Middle East Int'l Film Festival. Break a leg!
In case you don't get it...pick up December issue of Bon Appetit. Page 95-96 has article - "Sweet Home Oklahoma". Gives some background and origin as well as recipe for Aunt Bills Brown Candy! IF you've never had Aunt Bills, you ain't lived! The yummiest of the yummy!
Gotta recall....the first time I ever had Aunt Bills was first Christmas Bill & I were married - 1965. Bills sister - Lugene (Williams) Mushrush, class '54, who is extraordinary cook - was living in Louisville, KY! Shortly before Christmas we received a box in mail with all kinds of great Christmas candies, white fruitcake, and Aunt Bills. It was all wonderful but the Aunt Bills was to die for!!!!
My mom had not been a candy maker so I appreciated Lugene for introducing me to such a delicious treat(s)! It's been down-hill ever since. The older copies of the recipe usually tell you it will take two people to 'beat the mixture'. It gets quite stiff and heavy. Lugene always made it by herself. Good luck, its worth it!
Hope all is going well for each of you.......Georgia