News and Notes Thanksgiving 2008
FOR AND FROM THE CLASS OF 1957
Joann Shanks Alexander speaks for three of our CHS-57 Classmates
“I just wanted you to know that I
really enjoy reading your news and notes concerning our classmates even though
some are very sad to read. I wanted you to know that because of the
reunion that classmate, Juanita Killmon
and I have kept in close touch since the reunion. We are also keeping
in touch with Catherine Lee, going
to dinner and hanging out. When Barbara
Jean Toth came for Phil's reunion this year the 3 of us had a long
lunch in downtown
“My life is clicking along in a good mode. I have
ordered my Smart Car, but will not take delivery until sometime in '09.
I am considering a tiny version of my Aliner (hard sides folding
camper) to tow behind it. That is still in the planning
stages. I will be camping with friends for the New Year's holiday, and
will be going on a
“Bernie, I always appreciate the updates, I just don't get on the computer very often. I have had an uncomfortable summer, chronic sinus and compression fracture. I will have sinus surgery as soon as everything is lined up, however I count myself very fortunate when I read about some of our classmates. As you say we are getting older, it is just hard to admit sometimes. We will be grandparents again next summer if all goes well; it was quite a shock. Just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated” Margaret
“We are in
Marvin Bowman volunteers and plans travel
Marvin writes: “Thanks for
your continuing effort to keep us in touch. I have been busy doing plays and
films as well as being a docent for a local
I would be willing to
"help" with a newsletter of some kind if you got any other
takers. I can gather, research, sort
and type but I don't know PageMaker etc. and no, I am not going to learn. We
have scheduled a trip to NZ and
Nancy and Charley move to the country
New Knees and many grandchildren for Sleepy
Carolyn Wright Barnette
reports: “I talked with Rodney this week and he sounds great. He's going
back for therapy on his knee, which he injured a year ago when we were all
Pat and Deadri Horan write: “Thanks for the update
Bernie; you do a great job keeping up with everyone. We are still caring for parents, playing
Pickelball, taking care of property, traveling when we can, riding the bikes
when we can and trying to stay out of trouble as much as we can. J” Pat Horan;
Carolyn Wright says don’t forget important folks
When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one
card and send it to this address. If
we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these
wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get. When you are making out your Christmas card
list this year, please include the following: A Recovering American Soldier;
I have lost track of Patty Malone Outten who has changed her email
address. If anyone talks to Patty,
please ask for her new email address.
Perhaps one of you will contact her and send me her new email
address. Joel Hawkins still lives at the same address in
A fun trip click here: Take Me Back To The Fifties
Update your email address on the Cradock website
Perhaps your email address on the Cradock.org website might not be the email address that you are currently using. It is easy to fix this if you want. Please go to the website http://Cradock.org and contact by email the Webmaster, Janie Norris Evans. Her name is in many places on the site. Send her your email address and she will see that it is posted correctly on the site. While you are on the site browse a bit and see how much the site has improved since you were last there. Janie does a great job with the site and of course, we want to be sure that your classmates and others who might find the site and want to contact you will be able to do so.
I spelled Alice Faye Cooper Linton’s name incorrectly in the last newsletter. She is CHS-53 and writes great stories for “The Admiral” their class newsletter. She is Tommy Cooper’s (CHS-58) older sister. You probably remember that Tommy married Pat Hodges (CHS-58). Sadly, Tommy died in 1985.
Thanks for the memories
Thank goodness, the political season is over and I am no longer get “hate mail” from folks, some, who were a part of the various political campaigns. I am apolitical and I love politics and politicians of every stripe. After the elections, I support the President, whoever that may be.
I have read biographies and studied our
I like to receive your opinions about anything, anytime, including your political opinions but there is not enough time in my life to read forwarded mail, especially that with a political message. I never pass them on. They do not influence my vote, only my opinion about the chain of events that led you to forward it to me. I rarely read them. I suspect that I am not alone. Thank you for your tolerance, patience and understanding, and keep sending your non-political emails.
Truth is, I like you, but I hate those dopey messages. So does everyone else. When people get messages with FWD:FWD:FWD in the subject line, they instantly are alerted to what's coming their way: cyberjunk. They hit "delete." Without looking…sorry…. eventually someone would tell you this. It might as well be me.
Several of you have sent emails worth passing along so that more of us will be aware that there is interest in keeping Cradock alive in our memories. Please take time soon to look at the http://cradock.org/ website. My friend Janie CHS 62 is the Webmaster and she does a terrific job of keeping her Cradock constituents (you and me) up-to-date. This Newsletter will be published on Janie’s website.