Sunday, April 19, 2009

......LHS News......
Originally sent April 16

Sorry this brings some sad someone 'our age' [sadly] these things become more frequent. But, good news too! Read on.....

Received word that the son and his youngest daughter of Phoebe (Burnett) Burke were drowned in a boating accident. Not sure where accident occurred or when, but believe Easter week-end. Phoebe and husband Glenn live in S. California, about 2 hours from San Diego. Phoebe also has two daughters. Phoebe was a '52 grad of LHS, played tennis, was cheerleader, and V-Pres of Wolverettes in '52.

I wrote recently that Virginia (Doan) Neumann was quite ill with cancer. I received a call on Monday (April 13) from Marcille Covey and an email from Pat White that Virginia passed away at her home in Georgia. On Monday, Marcille thought about a week before. Virginia had just celebrated her 75th birthday. Virginia is a '52 grad of LHS and was sister to Glenda (Doan) Stanton. She was also sister to Doc Doan who passed away some while back.

Sorry to report the passing of Dorothy Maxine (Miller) Prescott, 86, of Lawton, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Prescott passed on April 12. She moved to Lawton in 1932 & attended school here, married Coleman Prescott in 1940. She is the mom of '59 classmate Jeanie (Prescott) Keith. Also mom of another daughter Peggy; two sons, Jackie Lee and Anthony.
Services will be Friday April 17, Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel, 11:00am. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.
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I know our sympathies are with all these families in their loss.

Dee (Vanderpool) Glass, class '52, has been in hospital for about a week. Sadly she was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She went home Wednesday while they decide on a course of treatment. She was in good spirits when I talked with her first of week and I know she would appreciate your prayers and support. If you want to send Dee a card, her address is #4 NW 55th St., Lawton, OK 73505.

GOOD news dept......'59 classmate Pat (Dunn) Doughty and hubby Jerry Doughty celebrated their golden 50th this past week-end!Major congrats! (not sure what year Jerry graduated?)

Had a wonderful surprise encounter Wednesday at Burgess Grill. Bill & I stopped by for one of Mrs. B's great burgers and ran into Carol (Hankins) Pokorny, twins Janice (Hanes) Brummet and Janette (Hanes), and Jane (Taylor) Green, all class '54. They had just come in from Phoenix and Santa Fe for the reunion on Saturday! They are also visiting with family and friends - Peggy (Elledge) Long for one! Janice lives in Florida & is in process of moving to Phoenix area where Janette lives. Carol lives in Virginia and Jane lives in Lawton.They will be at reunion then they plan to back track to Santa Fe and Phoenix before Carol goes back to Virginia! Just great to see them, we had a fun visit!

btw.....Janice & Janette's older sister Mary used to babysit me!!!! We all got our start in the 'old neighborhood' - 600 block on Euclid. I lived at 601, Hanes lived next door, Smitty Barnes next house; Jay Davis across the street on the south; and Paul Grose along there some where??? Ah......the good 'ol days...especially since I was the youngest!!!!hahhahaaa!!

Ran across an article I thought I would share. Not ascribing to this, just passing along for entertainment/humor value!Seems that psychologists have found that how much people smile in old photographs can predict their later success in marriage! They suggest if you want to know whether your marriage will survive, look at your spouse's yearbook photos. In one test, the researchers looked at people's college yearbook photos, and rated their smile intensity from 1 to 10. None of the people who fell within the top 10 percent of smile strength had divorced, while within the bottom 10 percent of smilers, almost one in four had a marriage that ended, the researchers say. (Scoring was based on the stretch in two muscles: one that pulls up on the mouth, and one that creates wrinkles around the eyes.) In a second trial, the research team asked people over age 65 to provide photos from their childhood (the average age in the pictures was 10 years old). The researchers scored each person's smile, and found that only 11 percent of the biggest smilers had been divorced, while 31 percent of the frowners had experienced a broken marriage. Overall, the results indicate that people who frown in photos are five times more likely to get a divorce than people who smile. While the connection is striking, the researchers stress that they can't conclude anything about the cause of the correlation.

If you are headed to Medicine Park this week-end, you might want to make a stop by the Refuge Visitor Center. It's a great place in and of itself, but right now they have an exhibit of the Oklahoma Junior Duck Stamp competition. Some 420 stamp entries from all over the state are now on display in the center Gallery, through May 3. The center is open 7 days a week, 8:00am ~ 6:00pm.

Gonna be a great 'reunion' this Saturday...hope to see YOU there! Yes, I plan to take some remember to SMILE! You will look better in the pictures and apparently it will keep you out of divorce court! tee hee!

Weather shows high in upper 60's, low 70's - possibility of light scattered showers! Should be pleasant. Regards.......Georgia

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