Originally sent April 21
Classmates, the all class reunion at Medicine Park Saturday afternoon was a HUGE success! Some 100+ attended and enjoyed several hours of great visiting, eating, & looking around MP. Geneva (Harris) McIntosh, '62, and Wynn Ann (Moore) Wright, '63, deserve a BIG bouquet of thanks and appreciation for getting this ball rolling.
I have already seen several who attended and they all think it was SUPER.
It was decided (by those in attendance) that 'we' will do it again NEXT year - 2010 - the FIRST SATURDAY AFTER EASTER SUNDAY! I looked at a 2010 calendar on the Internet - and if correct - Easter in 2010 will be April 4. That means the next All class reunion will be Saturday, April 10, 2010! You have plenty of time to get ready!
Amazingly, most attending were from out-of-town. Talking with those from class '56, '57, '58, who have had their 50th's recently, very small attendance from 'locals'. Strangely, many 'locals' seem to have no interest in getting together. Sad, because a lot of great reminiscing and fun catching-up goes on.Hope the class of 1959 - local and out-of-towners - will be coming 'home' this October.
The 50th only happens once and may hang up the reunion books after this one!
Lot of grads from the '50's decade, but the early '60's were well represented Saturday night.
I met & visited with Kelly Longfellow, '95, yes...1995! Kelly is working hard to get an LHS Alumni Association going. I hope each grad will contact Kelly - dues are only $20. a year - and help get this organization up and going strong. Can be a valuable asset for LHS grads and they hope to be able to award scholarships in the future. They will have a new web site soon. Contact Kelly at: email@example.com
Dean Henderson, '57, came from Enid and he said he had not been in Medicine Park for about 50 years! He was impressed with the 'restoration' of the park.
It was especially good to see '59 classmate Jerry Morgan. Wonderful that he is out & about after a very serious stroke in fall of 2007. His good friend Geneva McIntosh was his wheels to get him down here from up OKC way!
Enjoyed visiting with Mary Jane (Osborne) Hogard, '56, although she lives not far from here, been a long time since I've seen her. And Rae Ann (Best) McDonald, '54, was a big surprise. She moved back here year or two ago after some 18 years away but I hadn't seen her. Enjoyed talking with her.
btw...she said brother Wesley is almost a hermit!
'Mr. Reunion' aka Doyce Grayson, '57, came up from Grapevine and he looked major 'fit' after heart problems and surgery last year! He & wife Diane camped out over at School House slough at Lake Lawtonka (in their motor home - no real roughing it, haha). They motored over the mountain in their new electric car/cart! LHS RED!
I tried to get a picture of everyone there but I know some got away before I snapped the shutter. The picture/slideshow is on the blog....right hand side, near top of page, right under our Alama Mater, will see link. Click, viola!~
NOW....a note about the pictures....have not gotten names on them yet! But...you know who you are! hahaha! <http://www.thewolvernet.blogspot.com/>
Preston McPhail, '59, also took a lot of pictures and said he will share, so I will add his to the blog when I get them. And, Peggy (Stockton) Cravens, '59, came up from Austin, she took pictures also & hopefully will be able to share.
I know I missed photoing the Tompkins girls....Norma Jean, '56; Pat, '59; and Mary, '52, were all there. As was Joan (Scott) Boyles, '59... from Duncan as are Norma Jean & Pat.
Missed Nancy Herritt......I know there are others I didn't get as well! Drat! Hope Preston & Peggy can fill in! I hope I got the year everyone graduated correct? Some...I do not know for sure what year they graduated!?
More on the reunion soon! Meanwhile, I hope you will visit the blog & enjoy the pictures.
Ron Hagler sent me darling pictures of his dog 'Sugar' out enjoying the beautiful Texas Bluebonnets. Attaching one picture for your enjoyment!
Regards to all.....Georgia