LHS ’36 member looking for classmates

The First Christian Church said farewell to organist Michelle Schwartz Ribeiro as she and husband Bruno move to Denton where Bruno will continue his studies at the University of North Texas.  Christ Congregational Church will lose Bruno as their organist.  We wish them well with their continuing education and studies.
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Arthur Gaskins, who is 96 and an LHS Class member from 1936, wants to know how many in his class are in Lufkin.   His address is 166 Lawnview Circle, Danville, CA 94526.
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Another LHS Alumni Association member is Betty Deering.  She hosted a Motor Maids event, which is the first and oldest continuously operating women’s motorcycling organization, established in 1940.  She is a member of the LHS Class of 1942.  She lives in Southport, N.C.  At 89 she is still active in the Motor Maids.
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Happy Birthday:  Michael Dorman, Terry Windsor, Clark Dorman, Taylor Haney, Patrick Day, Chip Watts, Forrest Gene Reynolds, Brigettee Henderson, Brett McDaniel, Andrew Polk, Kevin Pope, Katy Arnold, Kimberlin Arnold, Linda Mount, Terry Haney, Jacob Rhodes, Will Griffin, Gwen Reynolds, Anita Jackson, Craig Teer, Linda Poland, Carmen Angeline Perez, Sharon Adams.
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Happy Anniversary:  Sherry and Steve Roper, Patsy and Tommy Hines, Dorothy and George Temple, Bonnie and Charles Robinson, Mary Ann and Jim Mewbourn, Sally and Keith Hanks, Kathy and David Burris, Theresa and Taylor McKewen.
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I was visiting with Penny Crain at Al Meyer Ford and found out that her daughter, Jessica, is married to Louis Brown, son of Laurie Brown and Lynn Brown and grandson of Katherine Saunders.  They live in Tyler and Jessica is in the Tyler Junior League and is the marketing coordinator at UT Tyler where she is finishing her master’s degree.  Louis is in the Coast Guard Reserve and on a training mission now.  His job is investigator for the Office of Inspector General out of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Penny and Carl Crain are Jessica’s parents.
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Michael Maxey at the 75915 post office is most helpful.  I wish someone would volunteer to help clean up around the downtown and the 75915 post offices.
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Judy Dixon caught me up to date on her grandchildren.  Shelby Dixon, 15 and a freshman, was on the La Grange state champions 3A soft ball team.  Jake Dixon, 17 and a junior, made All District 1st Team on the La Grange baseball team.  Max Dixon, 7 years old, made the Little League All Stars in La Grange.  They are the children of  Shane and Cami Dixon.
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Martha and Ray Carswell have granddaughters Emma and Abby while they attend Art Camp at the Museum of East Texas this week.  Jill and Jon have projects and seminars and will bring Tucker Ray later in the week for the week end.  Jon will go to Dallas to visit his brother Jim Carswell.
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The LHS Classs of 1964 held its 50th reunion and welcomed classmates from outside Texas.  Some were Grayson and Pat (Windberg) Evans from Alabama, Laura (Dixon) Cavin from North Carolina, Frank Hardy from Florida, Sali (Traylor) Randel from New Mexico, Karen (Miller) Neuman from Tennessee and James (Ruston) Wittliff from Connecticut.  Janis (Satterwhite) Love and her husband flew from Oklahoma in their airplane that they built.  Others they had not seen in a while were Sandra (Perry) Noble, Brian and JoAnn (Lindsey) Pruitt, Judy (Williams) Carter, Cathy (Nerren) Wallace, Jim Atwell, Dean and Gene Allred, Charles Murray, Darlene Sims, Hunter (Byrd) Youngblood, Karen Dawn (Haygood) Packwood, Mary Beth (Gilliken) Kral, Barbara (Burke) Smith and Donna (Sharp) Felty.  They had dinner and dancing at Abrams on Saturday.  Jim and Margaret Huggins hosted a “welcome” on Friday night.  The Pines Theater opened for tours and pictures, a visit to The Standpipe coffee Shop.  Martha (Schuller) Kartye hosted a brunch for the ladies at her home on Saturday.  That Friday, they cruised Timberland and stopped in Ray’s parking lot for more pictures.  They website is: http://lufkinclassof64.myevent.com/  Mike Maberry did work on this website.  He can add photos by texting him at 936-676-0354.
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To finish our trip to Boston, on Saturday, we transferred into the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  We bought a two-day pass on the Tour Trolley Tours on Sunday.  We started at stop No. 6 near the hotel.  We saw the Cheers TV site where they filmed the outside.  We passed Fenway Park, Cambridge and MIT/Harvard, Beacon Hill.  Stop No. 15 was the start of the Freedom Trail that is a two-brick wide line in the sidewalk. We stopped at Faneuil Hall for lunch and then toured Paul  Revere’s home, went to the Old North Church which is still an Episcopal Church.   We were back on the trolley and at stop No. 2  and we went to see the USS  Constitution called “Old Ironsides” at the Charlestown Navy Yard.  We saw the dry dock that was being repaired to take the Constitution in for repairs in 2015.  Young sailors were our guides on the ship.  This is the oldest commissioned war ship afloat in the world and they were to take it out June 6 into the harbor.  It totally sails from there.  A tug will have to tow it into the harbor.  Then it was back on the trolley for dinner at The Legal  Sea Food Restaurant that had been recommended by several people.  It was close to the hotel.   Of course, Ernest had fried shrimp.  I had to try Cioppino, which was shrimp, scallops, little neck clams, mussels, lobster and calamari.  I shelled the clams and mussels but had to have lobster cracked for me by waitress Alexis.  Charlie sent us a text that Tyler Stubblefield was pitching for the Aggies against Texas in the baseball regional game.  We went back to the hotel and watched. Go Aggies … too bad they lost the second game.
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Monday we were back on the trolley at 9:45 a.m.  We rode to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.  This is the event that changed the course of American History with live actors, hi-tech interactive exhibits, restored tea ships and documentary “Let it Begin Here,” with Samuel Adams speaking to us.  We were able to dump the tea in the harbor so as not to pay the British tax and were “inducted” into the Sons of Liberty on that night, December 16, 1773.  We toured the ship Eleanor the other was the Beaver and ate lunch in Abigail Adams’s Tea Room.  The tour and videos took 90 minutes.  From there we rode to stop No. 3 where Ernest walked to Bunker Hill Monument that is really on Breed’s Hill where the first battle for the American Revolution was fought.  The Patriots retreated because they ran out of bullets and we lost that battle to the  British.  There were 294 steps to the top inside so he just took pictures of the base. We took the trolley back to stop No. 5 and went to see Faneuil Hall where naturalization ceremonies are performed, governmental debates and other events like graduations.  Faneuil had the hall built in 1742, and it is called “The Cradle of Liberty.” On the food court in the first floor there was a replica of the bar that was in the TV show “Cheers” where we stopped for refreshments and a sandwich.  The bartender said that Cheers ended in 1993.  We ate Norm’s Chicken sandwich.  Then we took the trolley back to stop No. 6 and bought rolls for our breakfast at the Au Bon Pain.
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Tuesday was our day to board the Bush Hill Tours Gray line bus for Cape Cod. Our tour guide was Jerry and he was great. We crossed the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal into Sandwich which is the oldest town on Route 6A.  He knew his history.  We saw a cranberry bog and a salt water grass field that was cut and used for feed for the cattle.  We stopped in Hyannis and bought some souvenirs and ice cream.  We saw the JFK Memorial that was funded by the children of Hyannisport in memory of President Kennedy.  The Kennedy compound was off limits to bus travel so we could just see the white picket fence.  We had lunch at The Lobster Boat Restaurant on the bay.  The High Line Cruise boat was in repair so we did not do the harbor cruise.  Instead, we went to Plymouth where we saw the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock. We had a lesson on how many were aboard the Mayflower that took 66 days to arrive here.     There were 105 with 35 crew.  Two babies were born on the trip.  Two people passed away so they arrived with the same number.   The drive took us up the hill to see the Forefather’s Monument that is on a hill out of the way.    The ride back into Boston took an hour until we reached the traffic.  He returned us to the hotel.
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Wednesday, we took a cab at 9 a.m. from the Boston Park Plaza hotel to Logan Airport.  It took 15 minutes and cost us $35.  Of course, our flight arrived in time for our dinner at Pappa’s in Humble and we were glad to be home.
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Catch you around town.  I just have one more graduation!.

Contact Janice Ann Rowe at
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