Tuesday, August 7, 2012

......LHS News......
Originally sent August 2

Mary Ann (Goode) Pursley was first with correct identification of the two bathing beauties!  Girl on left is Sherry (Alexander), on right Vonda (Pipes) Lansden, both class 1957.

Barbara (Patton) James also knew who they were as did Ron Hartline, Deanna (Paramore) Manning, Mike Wyant and Dean Henderson (who says photo originated with him).  Most recognized Vonda, but several thought Sherry was Martha (Darden) or me!
Also appreciate guesses from Reese Russell; Dan Glascock; Ken Harris; Janey Scott.July bdays include '59 classmate Dan Glascock. Hats 'n Horns! And a Happy Anniversary to my sis - Princess Gill Turner, class '76 - and her hubby, the handsome Tab! 

Wolverines, Class 1957, get set to 'roar'!  55th Reunion set for October  19-20 at the Best Western in Lawton.  Friday night mixer (probably out by pool);  Saturday night buffet/dance in ball room. Tickets are only $40 per person and includes BOTH nights.  50 rooms have been set aside at the Best Western - first come/first get!
If you want to attend either or both nights or need more info, contact Eugenia (Matthews) McClellan at grannygmc@verizon.net  She will send you a registration form to fill out and return to her with your check. OR, go ahead & send info and check to her at:  2801 Silkwood Court, Plano TX  75074; Phone (972)422-3050. 
Any from other classes wanting to attend are most welcome but will also need to register and send check to Eugenia.

Herb Jacobs continues with his remembrances of some who he recalls excelled at LHS. Names you will remember: McCord, Thomas, Brown, Breathwit.  Great read Sunday Constitution, July 29, page 5-C.

Note:  Herb also mentions what a great competitor John Breathwits dad Jack was...Jack played racquet-ball, basketball, soccor. All of it and always to win! Jack was a stand-out in track at LSU back in '47, '49 & '50. He was one of the top 6 quarter-milers in the Nation in 1948.  He was excellent skeet shooter. My Bill and Jack hunted many a duck back in the day!  Jack passed about 4 years ago.

Lawtonian Darlene Bridges is the subject of a great article - Lawton Constitution, July 31, pg. 10-A. It talks about the movie made in Lawton in 1949 - The Lawton Story.  The film was based on a story about the Easter Pageant and was partially filmed on location at the Holy City in the Wichita Mtns. Darlene played the part of the virgin Mary.  Good read, good pictures.  Darlene is mom of classmates George Bridges and Donna (Bridges) Waller.Just FYI personally:  I have known Darlene all my life.  Lovely woman, great 'storyteller'.  Over the years enjoyed and learned much in the bible studies she used to hold. Think the world of her. She is 94 and going strong!

The City of Lawton and the Museum of the Great Plains are wanting any photos taken inside the old LHS building - photos from 1910 - 1954. If you have such photos, the Museum can copy them and return your original to you.  Call the Museum at (580) 581-3460 or go by at your convenience. The photos will be on display at the Museum as well as the Lawton High Memory room at the old high school (City Hall).

Who - especially those of the '50's - can forget Maybeline 'motivatin over the hill' or Johnny B. Goode 'ringin that bell'. Singer and rocker Chuck Berry will be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its American Masters Series in a week long celebration Oct. 22 - 27. Berry is 85 and was inducted into the Hall in 1986.  Never a better 'beat'!


Fred Leippe, '52, has been in and out of hospital last couple of weeks with heart problems. He is now home & a new defibrillator/pacemaker has him fixed up and doing much better! Loraine will be having cataract surgery the 9 and 16th. 

Claudette (Taylor) Burch wrote to let us know that hubby Fred is recovering from emergency open heart surgery three weeks ago. She says he is "having a terrible time with his lungs.  We are hanging in  there but all prayers would be the best medicine."


Mary Ann (Teague) Boucher, 69, of Lawton, passed on July 26 after a battle with blood cancer.  Mary was LHS class 1961 and wife of '59 classmate, Jerry Boucher. Mary taught many years in Lawtons elementary schools, retiring in 1996.
Mary is survived by husband Jerry; daughter Carrie; son Scott; 4 grandchildren; sister Jeanie; brothers Wayne and Dwane; extended family. Services were July 30 in Lawton.
Extended obit and guest book at:  www.beckerfuneral.com

Nora Nadine (Witty) Wolever Gill, 79, of Mustang passed on July 25 after a short illness. Nadine was LHS class 1950.  Services were July 30 in Mustang with burial in Irving, TX.  Nadine is survived by 2 daughters; 2 sons; numerous grandchildren and extended family.
Extended obit and guest book at:  <http://mcneilsmustangfs.com/>

btw...the Gill is NO relation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are ill, having treatment, or have lost loved ones.

The home town broils under the excessive heat (113 on Wed and same today). But, Lawton will celebrate it's 111th birthday with festivities kicking off August 6.  btw....same date my Bill and I tied the knot 47 years ago!

Regards to all...........Georgia

No comments: