Saturday, September 26, 2009

Temple 58, Victory Life 8

Temple played conference foe Victory Life Academy, a Christian school at Durant, tonight at Temple.

End of 1st quarter Temple 22 Victory Life 0.
End of 2nd quarter Temple 52 Victory Life 8.
Game ended by mercy rule with 9:21 left in 3rd quarter Temple 58 Victory Life 8.

If you are not familiar with 8 man football there are 5 players on the line and 3 in the backfield. Temple has in the back field 2 sophmores and 1 freshman. They do a good job being so young.

Next week Temple will play at Cement and it should be another easy game.

Bill Ille provided this report from Friday's game. Thanks!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Temple Football versus Mountain View/Gotebo

Bill Ille, Class of 1950 reports on Temple’s home game Friday Sept. 18th.

Temple played conference foe Mountain View/Gotebo at Temple. End of 1st quarter Temple 14 Mountain View 0. End of half Temple 38 Mountain View 12 Game ended by mercy rule 4:14 left in 3rd quarter Temple 60 Mountain View 12.

Temple Football Reporter Wanted

This from Jerry Bowles, Class of 1952, from Alabama:

I have found a web sight that gives the scores of Okla.
High Schools football games. It looks like Temple has good
team this year. Is there any chance that someone could report
on the games and put a brief summary of the games and results
on Harold's Temple web site?

Class C
1. Shattuck (1)#2-0
2. Timberlake (2)#2-0
3. Seiling (3)#2-0
4. Temple (4)#1-1
5. Thackerville (7)#1-1 Beat Duke, lost to Fox
6. Covington-Douglas (6)#0-2 Lost to Seiling (12),lost to Garber
7. Deer Creek-Lamont (8)#2-0 Beat Braman, beat Waukomis
8. Corn Bible (9)#2-0 Beat Victory Life, Beat Merritt
9. Waynoka (10)#2-0 Beat Sharon-Mutual, Beat Braman
10. Forgan (NR)#1-1

The top four spots all remain the same as they all win, including Temple, who beat Class B ranked Alex after losing to Ryan last week.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Penni Lawrence Band to Entertain Temple Alumni

I received this notice from Richard Glenn, president of the Temple Alumni. He asked us to share this information about special entertainment planned for the 2009 Temple Alumni gathering with with as many alums as we could reach. Please pass it on! -- Harold Powell

The Penni Lawrence Band will perform for the Temple Alumni at Cotton County Expo Center, Walters, Oklahoma (behind the rodeo grounds) from 8 to 12 p.m. on November 28, 2009.

Penni Lawrence has been performing for live audiences all over the U.S. since she was 3 years old. She started performing on her father's country music show, The Union Mill Opry, based in northwest Missouri. In 1986, the show turned into a weekly televised program in their regional area. Penni has performed at various state fairs and festivals, conventions, private parties, and competitions throughout the U.S.

Penni is a 3-time state finalist in the national talent competition, the Colgate Country Showdown, and also was the 2006 winner of the West Texas Relay Idol competition. Penni formed her own band in 2006. Her band members include some of the best musicians you will find anywhere. This band has a refined level of talent that will simply exceed an audience's expectations - this added to the fact that 4 of the 5 band members sing lead vocals, making their versatility reflect a rare ability to showcase a broad range of classic & traditional country hits - along with performing your favorite classic rock tunes. Penni's standout vocals as the lead singer are only exceeded by the exceptional musicianship in each of her band members.

Penni has recently opened shows for artists such as Tim McGraw, Lee Greenwood, Bryan White, Charlie Robison, Rick Trevino and Gene Watson.

In June 2009, Penni independently released her highly-anticipated debut CD, appropriately titled "It's About Time". Penni is currently involved in establishing her presence in the southwest Oklahoma area while performing with her band in the Texas/Oklahoma region to promote her new CD.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Snake and The Rat

Daughter, Beth, and three grandchildren from Falls Church, Virginia, visited the Powell farm last week. Both planned and not planned farm experiences happened during their visit. Eleven-year-old Cole told of one of them in a note left on grandmother’s typewriter.

“Good morning everybody. Today is Thursday, August 27, 2009. I am typing this in Temple, Oklahoma. A few days ago my Granddad caught a rat in a trap. He was going to show me the rat today, but when we got to the trap we saw a snake with a bulge in its belly where the rat was. The snake was able to slide into the trap and eat the rat, but when he ate the rat he was too big to get back out of the trap. My granddaddy then told a story about a wolf who got into an orchard through a hole and ate all of the apples but was then too big to get back out.”

The postscript to the story is in the photo above. The next time we visited the snake, he had spit out the dead and stretched rat and escaped through the holes in the trap on an empty stomach.


Temple News

Temple will soon have a fancy western style restaurant courtesy of Bobby Hale and son, Robert. The restaurant will occupy the downtown open space created by the Town’s demolition of the Lodge building. The restaurant to be named “Rocking H” will occupy about 6000 square feet. Opening date has not been set. However construction has been going at a fast pace.

Fritz Burrow with son Travis James has set up a Machinist Shop next door south of Rocking H. Fritz is renovating and improving the building and has installed machinery. He is aiming for government contracts.

T.H. Rogers Lumber Yard has set stakes for start of office building to replace one that burned a few months ago.

--Harold Powell

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bring A Dime

This from J. R. Glasgow, class of 1952:

I have sent this poem out which was written by one of my internet friends. I can relate to this. Growing up in Temple during the 30’s and 40’s and coming from a low income and big family. A dime was hard to come by then. Eight of us children and my grandmother lived with us. While growing up I thought I was worse off than others but talking with people at the Temple alumni reunions I have found that a lot felt the same way. Most remember the wife going with husband to pick out feed and flour to get the right sack to make dresses and shirts out of.

Bring a Dime
The tattery girl with hungry brown eyes,
Sits on the edge but she never cries,,
Watching and wanting and always alone,,
Wondering what life will be like when she's grown.

Bring a dime and pay your own way,
One whole dime to brighten your day,,
Candy or soda, a book or a toy,
One big dime buys so much joy.

Bring a dime, Oh! So much money,
If only she had one, life would be sunny,,
Bubble gum, jawbreakers, strawberry pop,
All for herself to the very last drop.

"Bring a dime and be part of the group,"
The leader said to the girl scout troop,,
The little girls smiled and stepped up to pay,
A whole big dime! Her dream fell away.

The tattery girl crept out thru the door,
She knew she would not come back anymore,,
So much money to be a girl scout,
One more thing she would live without.

Now she is old and has many dollars,
Nice clothes to wear and fur on her collars,,
But never quite able to find that dime,
She needed so much in that long ago time.
Mary June Christensen
I have not made the many dollar yet but am not too bad off. I started with nothing and still have most of it. My internet is paid up and that is where lots of my friends live.

John (J.R.) Glasgow, Class of 1952

J. R.
About your memory and Mary June Christensen’s poem of growing up poor. I remember a Christmas day when I was about five. We lived in a two room house with path in north Temple. I was walking across town to my grandmother’s house. At a house where I thought rich people lived I saw a boy my age riding a new shiny tricycle. I thought that I wanted to someday have a tricycle like that.

Another incident about then but on a hot summer day I was walking to town when at the back yard of the Mooney house I heard laughter and splashing in the back yard. I peeked through the picket fence and saw a bunch of kids in a swimming pool. I thought how wonderful it would be to swim in a real swimming pool.

You and I had one big thing in common. Our dads always had a job. They were workers. They were good examples for us.