Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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Back row L-R: Lowell Mooney, John Carpenter, Ronnie Rennels, John Smith, Jerry Morton, Eddie Stalcup, Richard Giviens, Mahlon Driver, Carol Waters, Jimmy Noblett, David Flick, Harry Lee Payne, Bill Jordan, Johnny Shockey
We will be posting some additional photographs in the near future.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
These are the only emails I have on file. Joyce and Greg have an email address, Joyce posted a response recently. Maybe she'll send us (you) her address. As I come across others, I'll send them to you. Hope we can make this a permanent blog and a means for class members (and other Hammonites) to stay in touch with each other. Perhaps you could post the abc's of how to access and post on a blog.
I was very pleased with the turnout and hope everyone had as good a time as the Wynns. It's always good to see classmates, their spouses, and friends. I will send you the photos I took at the reunion, and Sharon Dugger promised to do the same. I promised to send John Patton and Bub Murdock copies. Remind me to do that if you will. Thanks for all of your help getting the reunion organized. You, Ronnie (and Cindi), Richard and Judy made it happen. You know the old saying "It takes a Village."
Stay in touch and get cracking on that Cheyenne Village history.
Castleberry, Norma (Jones) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cribbs, Judy (Thomas) email@example.com
Flick, David firstname.lastname@example.org
Givens, Richard email@example.com
Givens, Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org
Mooney, Larry email@example.com
Page, Sue (Hinkey) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rennels, Ronnie email@example.com
Rhea, Catherine (Mosley) firstname.lastname@example.org
Wynn, Bud email@example.com
Friday, May 8, 2009
When I was a child, time seemed to pass ever so slowly. Birthdays seemed to take forever to arrive. The same could be said about Christmas. However as I grew older, time seem to pass more rapidly. Birthdays come and go much more rapidly. It's the same with Christmas. The older I get, days seem to pass more rapidly. Yet time passes at the same rate of speed today as it did in in 1947 when I entered first grade.
Have you ever thought about how many days we spent going to school from from first grade until we graduated? Using my trusty calculator, I computed the number of days we attended elementary, jr. high, and and high school. Believe it or not, we attended school approximately 2,160 days from first grade through graduation from high school. It seemed to be a huge number of days in May of 1959.
Which leads me to consider how many days have passed since we graduated. How many days will have passed from the day we graduated until we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our graduation? Again, using my trusty calculator and considering the leap years, I figure the amount of time that will pass between gradation day and 50th anniversary graduation celebration day is something close to 18,263 days. Wow! On one hand --the one with the wristwatch-- that seems like an awful lot days. On the other hand, --the one without the wristwatch-- it seems as though it was only a few days since we graduated. The days of our lives have passed rapidly. Where have they gone? How have we lived them?
As I close this blog post, there are 22 days remaining before we gather in Elk City to celebrate 50 years since graduation day in 1959. Putting it another way, 18,241 days ago, we graduated from high school. In 22 days we will gather and tell stories to one another about the 18,263 days of our lives since May 23, 1959. What a day that will be! Here's looking forward to seeing my classmates of the Hammon Class of '59. See ya'll in Elk City!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I visited with Jerry yesterday. He will attend. He has chatted with Bill Jordon, who also plans to attend. They will show up after lunch, having played in the HHS Alumni golf outing that Saturday morning.
This gets us to an even two dozen if all confirmations show up. In addition to Buster Dodson, the Almostmadeit Club still includes: John Carpenter and John Patton, Roy Drinnon, Lowell Mooney, Margaret Reagan, Karen(Tucker)Ogletree, Edith Whiteman,Nannie (Woodhouse) Wheeler,and Shirley (Young) Wilson. I tried to call Shirley. She must have moved.
So, we're not finished yet. Can anyone help me encourage these "laggards" to join us. It would be good to see all of them.