Originally sent March 17
An update from Geneva says almost 200 signed up and paid to attend the All Classes Reunion on March 27. IF you want to go, get hold of Geneva asap. Deadline is passed. email@example.com or Wynnann firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00 noon ~ 6:00pm. $20. per person, buffet style meal. Meal served about 1:00 or maybe 2:00? Other details right here on the blog - on the right.
btw....there is currently a lot of road repair around Cache Rd and 2nd street where they merge with 44. Think access to 44 is closed at both those points. Probably best to go north on Ft. Sill blvd or Sheridan Rd. to get on Rogers Lane then east to I-44 & north to Medicine Park turn-off.
Also.....regrettably, I have major conflict and doubtful I will even get to run by....hope those who take pictures will share with me!
NOTE: the class of 1955 is planning a pre-reunion get together on Friday Night (26th) at Mike's Sports Grill here in Lawton at 6:00pm. Others also invited. IF you want to go, you need to contact Glenda, asap! Mike's has limited space that evening and they need head count plus what you will want to eat! Glenda has the choices and all the details! You can call her at (580) 695-0558; or email: email@example.com She needs to hear from you by March 18.
So very sorry to report the passing of Cynthia Madera (Wildman) Eastman Wilson, 79, of Lawton. Cynthia did not grow up here but moved here later and I know many of you will remember her. She taught dance at Story & Barton many years; she was involved with Junior Service League, Lawton Community Theater, Philharmonic Orchestra, Officer's Wives Club; numerous other community groups as well as volunteer work. Cynthia was a sweet gal. She is survived by 5 children.
Services will be 10:30am, Saturday March 20, Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Highland Cemetery. Extended obit and guest book at: www.grayfuneral.com
I was told that Bill Thomas, '62, is having very serious health problems. I have no details nor contact. All I know is that Bill lives in AZ.
In his weekly Sunday column 'Where Are They Now?', Herb Jacobs is continuing with information from the Dr. O.L. Parsons book, 'All Staunch and True: the story of Lawton Football 1902 - 1950.'
This weeks column covers the 1921 - 1935 seasons. One comment states...."The 1923 season marked the arrival of Weldon 'Spot' Gentry, whom Parsons called 'the most talked-about Lawton athlete of all time.' "
The 1933 squad included Gene Hancock, a first year player.
Another great reminiscence from Herb - page 5-C, Sunday Constitution, March 14, 2010.
Emails from Bruce West, '59; James Byrn, '53; Mike Lehew; Luella Kranz, '54; Susan (Hankins) Ellington, '57;Mike Wyant, 57 - few weeks ago; Melvin Sexton, '59 - great pictures from the USAF Museum; Ben Ansley, '59; Jerry (Sasser) Childs, '59, still in Niger; Phil Carson - good info on Oklahoma Museums. Appreciate them.
Regards to all.......Georgia