1960-2010 - 50 Years

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

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Catching up with John

It was exciting to receive an email from John Greiner  with some photos of his recent activities.  I've copied his emails and included the photos.  Here's what John and his wife, Marsha, have been up to recently.

"If you're still taking photos for the web, I have a few to send you. They are of me, my wife Marsha, Carleton and his wife Julia at a restaurant. The rain thwarted efforts to get pictures of us outside. We visited them in their home at Oneonta, New York, where they have lived for probably 40 years. They live outside town in a rural area. It's beautiful, but Marsha tells me I wouldn't think it was so beautiful if I had to drive in snow about 8 months of the year.

Marsha and I went on a cruise of the Hudson River in October. We stayed with Carleton and Julia before we left for NYC to take the cruise. All of it was fabulous. 

Then we went to the far west where Marsha went to a convention in Portland while I went to western Washington state on the Idaho line to see an old Army buddy from long ago. Here are a few pictures.

I got to thinking about sending something to the website after I got the Henryetta newsletter with my story about Hens and Knights, plus a real good picture of several of our classmates.

This photo is of me pointing to the sign on the grounds of FDR's home in New York. YES. I STILL AM A DEMOCRAT!. Now that I no longer write stories, I can tell people. FDR's home is called Springwood and is located in the town or township of Hyde Park.

This photo is me standing by the railing on the riverboat on which we cruised on the Hudson River. I would recommend it to anyone.

This picture is of me and an Army buddy named Merrill Oaks. We were in Panama together. We stayed in touch, with him visiting me a few times.  We were shocked to find out we had not seen each other since 1976. He lives in Washington State, taught at Washington State University."


Thanks, John , for sharing your photos and update!

Friday, November 5, 2010

All School Reunion October 2010

Betty Decker sent me a CD with lots of photos from the 2010 HHS All-School Reunion held in October.  Since there are quite a few photos, I'll put them on in several "batches"  Here is the first installation.
If I spell names wrong or have the wrong information, please let me know so I can make a correction!

Barbara Elmore ('60) and Jim Muehlhausen

Carolyn Sprague Dewberry and Eloise Hull Woodliff Class of 1960

Karen Thomas Anglin ('57), Eddie Anglin ('55) and Georgeanne Radebaugh ('58)

Gene Stanley, Carolyn Dewberry, Betty Decker Class of 1960

Gwen (Preston) Henry and Freda (Stone) Meacham  Class of 58

Mickey Jackson ('59) and ?

Mike Doak

Phyllis Shepherd ('62) Barb Elmore ('60) and Susan Burnett Newman ('60)

Susan Burnett Newman, Sue Sherment Gueissman, Barbara Lust Elmore, John Walker, Betty Ayres Decker, Gene Stanley

Sharon Beithol, Karen Thomas Anglin, Diana Burnett Agee, Jeanie Polston

Ruth Gaston Krienhagen  ('41) and Pauline Shepherd Martin ('39)

Rita Ingram Peters ('59), Jane Buzan, and ?

More photos will be posted soon!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Trip to Kimberling City

Barbie and Betty recently visited Sue at her home in Kimberling City, Mo.  Sounds like they had a great time shopping, visiting and enjoying the great view from Sue's deck (while sipping wine!) 

Thanks for sharing your photos on the blog!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Buddy Vernetti

Buddy told us he was getting married......and he did!  Here's their wedding photo!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keeping In Touch

My goodness, do you realize that it's been  almost 6 weeks since we gathered in Henryetta for our 50th class reunion?  What have YOU been up to since then?  I thought it would be fun to post some "updates" and/or "what's going on" since our reunion.  So I'll start out with some photos taken over the 4th of July weekend when Tom and Charlie and I took a little trip to the Sierras.  I would love to post what YOU'VE been up to - just send me some photos and let me know what's going on in your life, and I'll get it on the blog.

We saw lots of beautiful mountain scenery on our trip.......snow covered mountains, sparkling blue lakes,

we even had a snow-ball fight at the top of.......

Sonora Pass!

We enjoyed the many wildflowers that were blooming along the way,

And watched a 4th of July Parade in the restored gold-mining town of Columbia, California!

Hope your 4th was great!

Now it's your turn.  Send me an update on your summer activities!  With lots of photos!  Let's keep in touch!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dear Classmates

Most of the photos that I have received have been posted.  There are a few more which I will post soon, but I will happily post any more photos that are sent to me. 

I just have one little request.  I am really getting tired of seeing "0 COMMENTS" , so, after you finish checking out the postings, please leave me a comment or two - it would be in a way like we're continuing visiting at the reunion!  And,....it's so easy to do.  Just look at the bottom of each entry.  You will see the word "comment". 

Click on it and it will take you to a white box, where you can type your comment. 

Then choose "Select Profile".  The easiest is to choose "Anonymous".  (If you choose anonymous, I would appreciate it if you would sign your name in the comment box, or otherwise I won't know who left the comment!) 

Then click "Post Comment".  Sometimes another box pops up with a nonsense word for you to type in a small box.  Sometimes not.  Anyway, that's all there is to it. 

And your comment will show up under the post (when I click on "comments".)  Wasn't that easy!  And it will make me so very happy to hear from you!  You do want me to be happy, don't you?  I thought so!

Here's a little tip.  You can right click on a photo and save it to your computer.  Nifty, huh?  So if you see a photo or two that you would like to keep, save it to your computer and it's yours!  A present from me and Mr. Blogger.  Another handy tip....if you left click on a photo, it will usually enlarge. 

Hope to hear from ya'll via the "comments" on the blog! 

And yet another tip:  Blogs are really easy and fun to do!  Go to http://www.blogger.com/ and follow the easy set up directions!  It's a great way to share photos with others.

It was sure fun seeing everyone!  Ciao!


Faces of the Class of 1960

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday at the Reunion

Saturday afternoon we gathered at the high school to socialize and view memorabilia displayed around the room. 

Saturday evening we enjoyed a buffet dinner at the Henryetta High School Cafeteria.  Now if this brings to mind school cafeteria meals of soggy mashed potatoes, jello and "mystery" meat served by grumpy ladies in hairnets, stop right there!  This catered meal featured roast pork loin in cherry sauce, sauted vegetables, fresh green beans, choice of potatoes, crisp green salad, hot loaves of home-made bread, and delicious fruit cobbler with ice cream.  And our servers were the Henryetta High School cheerleaders!  Not a hairnet in sight!  We continued to visit, view the memorabilia displayed, watch the class DVD and pose for our group photo! 

Chris Lamb surrounded by her "girls" - Eloise, Jeannie, Barbie, Betty, Susan, DAnna & Sue

Jeanie and Chris Lamb

C.A. Riser, Allen Wardsworth, Buddy Vernetti and Susan Newman

Chuck Richeson and Barbie Elmore

Deanna Durbin, Billy Joe Stephenson, Dwayne Rutland and Susan Rutland

Our "unofficial" group photo

John Moore, Allen and Joyce Shaw

John, Dick, Charles, Don, Allen, Dwayne

Joy Ingram Kuykendall and her husband

Mary Cameron and Theresa Stanley

Ron Rolen, Bill and Nancy Miller

Donna and John Molet, Roseann Petron Biven and her husband, Dwain, David and Ann Goodman

Susan and Eddie Newman

The Shaws

Thomas and Suzzi Dawson