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Recently  Brad Becker the son of Don and Judy Becker was awarded his Third Star and is now a Three Star General.

 

Brad and Sherrie Becker and brother Bob and Cathy Becker

 

 

BILL BAKER

 

ELINORE BAKER

 

 

REUNION COMMITTEE POTLUCK DINNER

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH

6:00PM

AT THE HOME OF BOB & NANCY BURTON

209 COVENTRY ROAD MARIETTA

 

 

 

Dr. Hank Fieger

 

LUNCH TIME 1955

 

 

Y-TEENS 1954

 

THE BACK NINE
   
   
   
I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS EMAIL IS VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING. MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK.
READ SLOWLY!
   
   
   
   
   
You know . Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.
   
   
But, here it is..  The back nine of my life   and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?
   
   
I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on the first hole and the back nine was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.
   
   
But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change....Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant..but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd become.
   
   
Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will.. I just fall asleep where I sit!
   
   
And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though I'm on the back nine, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this earth...it's over for here. A new and better adventure will begin!
Yes, I have regrets.     There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. 
It's all in a lifetime.
   
   
So, if you're not on the back nine yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you're on the back nine or not!
   
   
You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life....so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!
   
   
"Life" is a gift to you.     The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one. LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY ! HAVE A GREAT DAY   ! Remember  "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver .
   
   
LASTLY, CONSIDER THIS:
~Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore, but you really don't care that you aren't as interested.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... ???
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.
 
~~~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all,  OLD FRIENDS  !!
 
 
Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!" Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.
   
   
TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS
GOD BLESS All THOSE THAT READ THIS

 

 

 

Marietta High School Class of 1958 

celebrates  60th anniversary

Marietta High School Class of 1958 celebrated its 60th anniversary on               June  8th  ,9th ,and 10th.

On Friday the 8th a Sip and Chat was held at the Quality Inn in their Tasting Room from 6:00pm till 9:00pm. On Saturday June 9th a luncheon was held at Spagna’s Restaurant from 11:00a.m. till 1:30p.m. Also on Saturday afternoon, a scenic boat ride on the Valley Gem was taken  from  2:00p.m. till 4:00p.m. !

On Sunday June 10th a breakfast was enjoyed outside on Spagna’s Restaurant’s patio from 9:30a.m. till 11:30a.m.

There were 220 originally in the class with 84 deceased.

Those attending were Aunekia (Bogard) Ewing, Sam Bowery, Jane Morris, Roger Patterson, Karen (Sheppard) Bloomingdale, Sandra (Hayes) Hines, Diane (Wagner) Elliott and Ron , Sandra (Sidinger) Duquette, Carol (Smith) Bergen, Norm Pape and Judy, Kay (Lane) Caltrider and Don, Denny Lankford and Sheila, Judy (Wunderlick) Parlett and Kelly, Dave and Sandra (Thomas) Stephan, Garry and Robin Knotts, Kay (Porter) Rowekamp, Pat Hannan and Gail, Ruth (Yarnell) Heidorn, Lorn and Judy (McKee) Dimit, Barbara (Dennis) Morrison, Jerry and Saundra (Sprague) Hiatt, Dave and Vivian Hammat, Patricia (Prunty) Brittan and Bob , Gary and Rae Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crum, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny McCloud, Mary (Kinney) Sandstrom, Jerry Helmick, Wanda (Carpenter) Willis, Linda Pape, Sue (McNutt) Bishop, Wesley Boord and Rita, Jerald Kuhn, William Brown and Phyllis, Nancy(Brown) Sams and Marvin , Joyce (Quick) Hockenberry and Bob, Nora (Stout) Elberfeld, Fran (Hyde) Toller, Carol (Smith ) McWhirter, Bob and Nancy Burton

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS IS THE BENCH THAT CLASSMATE DON ROSE AND SANDY HINES'S SON WORKED TOGETHER AND BUILT

AND OUR CLASS DONATED TO THE MHS LIBRARY

ITS SITTING THERE SO PRETTY AS YOU WALK IN THE LIBRARY.

 

THE MHS CLASS OF 1958 WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

 

 

 

 

4 High School friends got together recently.

Norm Pape, Bob Burton, Gary Ward

and Dick Patterson seated.

 

 

 

JANE MORRIS, KAY LANE, CAROL JEAN SMITH, DIANE WAGNER, KAY PORTER, SUE DYE, CAROL WARREN

YEAR ??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

 

 

MHS CLASS OF 1958

 

 

 
 

 LIVE LINK>>  http://www.bestonecomputers.com/Live-Webcams.html

Click on the blue link for the live cam.

   


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON GRADE SCHOOL 1951

Top Row: J. McNutt, Byron Westerman, Bob Kirkbride, Chuck Barnes, Bill Pindar, Lee Hadley, Tim Rosenbush, Gene Eddy

First Row: Rex Preasher, Denny Lankford, Lanny Williams, John Beiser, Chris Mattocks, Bob Pindar,  Doug Scott, Don McGee, Coach Henderson

 

 

 

 PUTNAM SCHOOL 1951-52

?,H.Pettit,B,Baker,?,D.Burkhart

E.Baker;N.McKenna;.P.Rolyston;M.Hendershot;L.Dimit

N.Brown;R.Crumb; ? ;B.Wolfe;J.McKee;A.Williams;

 

FR. Bill Brown,Leo Stacy,Perley Hill,Dave Stacy,Roger Householder

2nd. row: Bill Burgoyne,Ronnie Householder,Coach:C.R.Wilking,Pat Morris,Dave Barrows,Neal Roberts,Willard Lutz,Jim Wilking

OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY 1955

 


 

WASHINGTON GRADE SCHOOL 100 year Anniversary

Pat Hannan, Nancy Brown, Jane Morris, Jerry Hiatt, Marry Ann Kinney, Bob Burton, Judy Wagner, Ruth Yarnell

 

 

 

 

YTEENS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

Old YMCA

 

 

 

Hilltop Confectionary 1957

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKETTE

 

 

 

 

 

  

        



 

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Click here: I can't believe we made it

 

 

MHS 1935

 

REMEMBER PINK'S

 

 

 

  

Steve Ford            Pat Hannan       Ron Burton

 

 

                  

 

             

 

                               

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROVER BUXTON

                     Does anybody know the military history of former Marietta High School band director Grover Buxton? He is shown standing, second from left, in this photo. He was assigned to the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group, 513th Squadron, flying B-24D Liberators out of Egypt. He was a co-pilot under James DeVeuve's (standing second from right) crew. Originally formed to fly against the Japanese home islands, the 376th was diverted to stage raids focused on Axis supply lines between Italy an...d North Africa, airfields, and port facilities. Later, longer range raids were made against oil refineries, marshalling yards, and ordinance factories in Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. The 'Liberandos' were also chosen to lead four other B-24 bombardment groups on the daring 1 August 1943 low level raid against Romania's Ploesti Oil Fields during 'Operation Tidal Wave'. This mission was one of the costliest for the USAAF in the European Theater, with 53 aircraft and 660 aircrewmen lost. It was the worst loss ever suffered by the USAAF on a single mission, and its date was later referred to as "Black Sunday".                           

 

 

 


 


 

"'Devol's Dam"

A new limited addition lithograph inspired by a childhood memory

By Michael Dickinson

go to:

artistmichaeldickinson.com

also available at "The Framing Gallery" Front Street Marietta,Oh

 

 

  

Newport Pike;  Airport on left now Walmart parking lot.  Country Club on right now Holiday Inn.

 

 

 

1958 COL BASEBALL CHAMPION'S

 

OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY 1955

FR. Bill Brown,Leo Stacy,Perley Hill,Dave Stacy,Roger Householder

2nd. row: Bill Burgoyne,Ronnie Householder,Coach:C.R.Wilking,Pat Morris,Dave Barrows,Neal Roberts,Willard Lutz,Jim Wilking

 

 

 

           

Hilltop Confectionary 1957

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

                                                    
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 years

It's been 50 years

 Since we climbed the big hill;

Our teachers and memories

  Remain with us still

 

Those memories take us

  Way back in time;

Of days at our high school

  In the cafeteria we did dine.

 

New friends we did meet

  and soon friendships hold;

In six short years

   We saw our future unfold.

 

Gaining wisdom and knowledge

   The years brought us more;

Wonderful treasures,our classmates

    We still adore.

 

As our golden reunion

   Comes to an end;

Don't forget all our good times

    Keep in touch with a friend.

 

Diane (Wagner) Elliott

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Arizona
3 live in California
2 live in Colorado
13 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
1 lives in Illinois
3 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in New York
2 live in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
95 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
2 live in Pennsylvania
4 live in South Carolina
2 live in Texas
1 lives in Vermont
2 live in Virginia
5 live in West Virginia
1 lives in Manitoba
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Sweden
8 location unknown
84 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Elinore Baker (Towle)  9/25
•   William Baker  9/25
•   Sue McNUTT (Bishop)  9/30
•   Saundra Sprague (Hiatt)  10/7
•   Kenneth McCLOUD  10/9