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September 24, 2014

A new way to communicate

The reunion committee is unanimous in wanting to have a 55th Reunion, so perhaps this blog will help us stay in touch at least for another five years. I heard someone say that we all seemed to leave our egos at the door when we stepped into our 50th Reunion. It no longer mattered what we looked like, what we were wearing, how much money we had (or didn't have), and what we were driving. Maybe that's why it seemed like a warm homecoming.

Sue Hancock Jones


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Sandra Bertram Meier on September 25, 2014 4:31 PM
So glad to hear that the reunion was a big success.  I wait for 50 years to rejoin with my classmates and then I was unable to attend.  The idea of another reunion in 5 years is great.  I hope that photos will be placed here soon so we can enjoy what happened at the reunion.  Was so hoping to visit with Beverly Bigbee Pugh and Karen Fletcher (married name?) again.  Keep me informed and let me know if there is anything I can do long distance to help.

Sandra Bertram Meier
Montgomery, Texas

Suzanne Nelson Shannon on September 26, 2014 6:13 PM
The 50th reunion was a bittersweet milestone. This event came at an age when all milestones seemed to have already passed. But there we were, in our wrinkled and grayed glory, smiling and smiling and smiling in recognition of faces changed and rearranged by time and experiences. Sue Hancock, Richard Watts, Ken Robinson, Sam Henry, Jamelan Payne, Diana Fanning, Mary Kay Manicapelli and Barbara Bass. So many beautiful faces from the past. I looked for Vicki White, Art Carroll, Pat Smith, Ann Bush, Mike Grady, John Leonard and Kay Young, and was disappointed when I realized how many more weren’t there. Would I ever see them again? After I went to sleep that Friday night, in my dreams I continued to search for Teresa Estes, Jerry Witt, Lois Tarbox, Monica Beuscher, and all the friends my waking mind knows I’ll never see again. So it was bittersweet, yes.  But please count me in (if I’m still here on earth) for the 55th class reunion. I’ll be there.
Leslie Ince on January 20, 2015 7:09 PM
Suzanne: I am reading throught these comments and love how you put your thoughts down on paper. If I could write like that it is exactly what I would say! I was disappointed not to visit with individuals as I seemed to be checking on things or worrying about them. I will not do that during the 55th so I hope to catch up with many. Pat Smith Sagen was going to come, had her plane ticket and was staying here with me when she made the decision not to come because of weather. She was afraid she might not make it to Lubbock from her Dallas layover but, as it turned out, she could have gotten here without a problem. I know she will make every effort to come to the 55th and we will continue to coax others to join in too. It was great to at least lay eyes on you!

Cindy Sanders Kahl on September 30, 2014 11:23 AM
I so enjoyed the photos and updates of our classmates! There are those I would still like to know about, so this is a great way to reach out and touch many!
So much has changed in our world, ti's nice to remember so many good times and wonderful people. Would love to hear from ANYONE!
John Broome on October 6, 2014 1:34 PM
Hello Cindy,
I think I still owe you 65 cents for  paying our way into the Lindsey a few times....they were days to remember for were a sweetie as well, and I did not know beans about girls.
Did not make it to Lubbock as we have a family health issue to deal with as most of us now do or have had.
Live in Montgomery, Texas on the Lake after 40 years in the wine business. Got to travel the world but was always happy to come home to Texas.
Hope all is well. May see you at #55 huh?

Best to all
737 Mountain View Drive
Montgomery, Texas 77356
( There's not a mountain within a hundred miles of this place...)

Mike Horton on October 12, 2014 1:49 PM
John, know that you and your help on the committee, which you so graciously offered in times past, were surely missed. Having worked on the previous reunions, you also know there was a lot of fun and reminiscing you missed, as well.

For all who read this far, if you know of classmates who came this time or missed this one, share a link to this site, have them add it to their favorites list, and check back often. One never knows what "pearls" may be awaiting here... like the location in the auditorium of the "arrow in the ceiling," one of the historical mysteries shared with us by our own Ed Stiles. If you missed the visit to LHS on Saturday, the next time you are in the "Hub," go by to see some of Ed's professional handiwork, like the awe of the new cafeteria. Ed was the managing architect for many of the school's upgrades, a job more than extremely well done.

IIRC, there were more than 100 of us at LHS Saturday morning, and among the treats of the weekend were not only the added opportunities to spend time with classmates again but also some of the conversations overheard in those hallowed (or was that haunted) halls again, echos, the divots in the stairwell steps, and all...

Leslie Ince on January 20, 2015 7:00 PM
John: We all missed seeing you and were sorry you two could not come at the last minute. I love reading all of these comments and look forward now to the 55th. Hope you two can come back then. I would like to think we have some "rest time" before planning that one but the way time goes by I guess we should start real soon. Wow!
Love you,

Cathy Reavis on October 19, 2014 7:38 PM
Permanent memories of you, your Moms studio and piano lessons every week. Very privileged start into music. Served me well. Is music still a part of your life? I only enjoy listening now. Made a career shift to nursing and higher education. Now a Professor for UT and a Nurse Practitioner. Still fun and no plans to retire. Where is your family?
Cindy Kahl on October 25, 2014 4:08 PM
Hey Cathy! Congrats on your career(s)! Mother died in January at the tender age of 97. We talked often about my friends and her former students. Music in my life is strictly as a listener. I do have Mother's grand piano in my living room, but only the cats make the keys tinkle. If I start to play, they head for the bedroom. I spent my married life coordinating household moves stateside and overseas as a military wife and stay-at-home mom. As the kids grew up, I tried catering, interior decorating, real estate, had a surf shop, was an executive secretary, and finally manager of a flooring store here in Swansboro. In other words, I have been a "Professional Dabbler"! Enjoying retirement with my husband of almost 46 years. I also remember our days of piano lessons and overnights at each others' house. Hopefully, I'll make it to the 55th reunion! Stay in touch.

Mike Horton on May 22, 2015 5:13 PM
Happy Memorial Day to all, enjoy your families, and if you know a Veteran, tell them "Thanks!"


Cindy Kahl on November 14, 2015 11:45 AM
We have now passed Veterans Day...Happy belated Vets Day to all who served! As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas 2015, I want you all to know that I think of the good times we shared during the holiday seasons when we were young and wish all of you a wonderful holiday season full of warmth, love, laughter, and grateful hearts.  Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!
Cindy Sanders Kahl

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