1960-2010 - 50 Years

This blog is dedicated to the students who graduated from Henryetta High School in Henryetta Oklahoma in 1960.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Do You Remember?

Here's a list of the top 20 songs of 1960...... What was your favorite?

1. Cathy's Clown, Everly Brothers

Click on the link below to listen!


2. He'll Have to Go, Jim Reeves
3. Theme from "A Summer Place", Percy Faith
4. It's Now or Never, Elvis Presley
5. Teen Angel, Mark Dinning
6. I'm Sorry, Brenda Lee
7. Running Bear, Johnny Preston
8. Handy Man, Jimmy Jones
9. Stuck On You, Elvis Presley
10. Let's Twist Again, Chubby Checker
11. Everybody's Somebody's Fool, Connie Francis
12. Alley-oop, Hollywood Argyles
13. Greenfields, Brothers Four

Click on the link to listen to Greenfields


14. What In the World's Come Over You, Jack Scott
15. El Paso, Marty Robbins
16. Wild One, Bobby Rydell
17. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own, Connie Francis
18. Sweet Nothin's, Brenda Lee
19. Only The Lonely, Roy Orbison
20. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini, Brian Hyland

Friday, August 21, 2009

Class Motto

Did the Class of 1960 have a Class Motto? I can't find one in our yearbook.

The Class of 1957 did: "Yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promisory note, today is ready cash, and we must spend it wisely."

The Class of 1958 did: "Almost everything that is great has been done by youth".

The Class of 1959 did: "Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly"

So why didn't we have one? John Greiner, you were our yearbook editor - do you know?

Junior Play

Okay, quick.....the name of the Junior Play, directed of course by Mr. Clay?
ow many said "Pride and Prejudice"? Here's a photo of the cast from the 1959 Yearbook.

The Cast: Pride and Prejudice

Mr. Bennet - John Greiner

Mrs. Bennet - Joyce Hunter

Jane Bennet - DAnna Steckelberg

Elizabeth Bennet - Judy Evans

Mary Bennet - Barbara Sweet

Catherine Bennet - Susan Burnett

Lydia Bennet - Jeanie Ayres

Mr. Collins - John P. Moore

Mr. Bingley - Roy Rakestraw

Miss Bingley - Eloise Hull

Mr. Darcy - Carleton Clay

Lady Catherine De Bourgh - Shiela Withrow

Lady Lucas - Ann Watts

Charlotte Lucas - Jerry Stubbs

Mr. Wickham - Richard DeVaughn

Hill - Betty Ayres

Stage Manager - C.A. Riser

Assistant Stage Manager - Jimmy Hudson

Make-Up - Betty Ayres

Director - Mr. Derwood Clay

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Catching Up On Our Classmates - John Greiner

Sens. Todd Lamb, left, and Bill Brown, center, wish retired Oklahoman Capitol Bureau reporter John Greiner well Monday at the state Capitol. PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN

The following article appeared in the NewsOK on March 17, 2009 and was written by Julie Bisbee.

John Greiner isn’t used to being the subject of a story.
But Monday, Greiner — who retired last fall after 42 years with The Oklahoman — was honored with a resolution on the Senate floor. Greiner, who began at the newspaper rewriting stories, writing obituaries and answering telephones, spent 37 years covering the state Capitol.
Senate Resolution 9, filed by Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-
Oklahoma City, praised Greiner for "hard work, fairness, getting the story right and explaining complicated issues.”
Greiner, 66, got a standing ovation from lawmakers and members of the media Monday afternoon.
During his time at the Capitol, Greiner covered seven governors and many scandals. Greiner spent 30 years in the Army,
Army Reserve and Oklahoma National Guard before retiring as a colonel. He still is praised for his institutional knowledge of state government history and University of Oklahoma football.
While Greiner spent Monday afternoon shaking hands and humbly accepting congratulations, he deflected the attention.
"It’s difficult to be on this side of a news event,” he said. "Being the focal point of an event is really different. I’m really humbled by it.”
Greiner, who retired in October, has been traveling and spending time with family. He is a member of the
Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and serves on the advisory committee of the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

Monday, August 17, 2009

We're On Our Way

The committee has been formed, a chairman has been selected, jobs have been delegated! Plans for the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1960 has begun. I'm sure under the capable leadership of Gene Stanely, our Reunion will be the best ever! The following folks met in Tulsa to begin planning for our 50th!

From Left to Right: Back Row: David Goodman, Gene Stanley, Eloise Hull Woodliff, Betty Ayres Decker
Front Row: Donnie Prewitt, Jeannie Ayres Polston, John Greiner, Carolyn Sprague Dewberry, and Barbara Lust Elmore.
There's a lot of work to be done between now and next June, but we're off to a great start!