Sunday, December 20, 2009

Memories from the Class of '44

Got this email from a Temple alum from the Class of '44.
Mr. Powell:

I'm glad this year's Temple reunion was a great success. I am 81, graduated at Temple High in 1944 and wish I'd made it to the reunion. Our Class of '44 had small reunions on even-numbered years until we dwindled down to a very few, at least of those near enough to this area to attend the get-togethers.

My husband (who was from Spavinaw in NE Oklahoma) was ill the last fourteen years of his life after several CVA's, so was unable to participate in sizeable groups or events of any length. I sort of lost contact with many.

Glad you had a good time and hope to make the next reunion. I visit my sister, Betty, in Temple Manor Nursing Home. She likes to go out for lunch and for rides in the car. I look forward to lunch at the new restaurant in Temple on Tuesday, weather permitting.

I enjoy your E-mail messages.

Thank you,
Billie (Frances Brown) Campbell

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Temple Alumni Reunion – November 28, 2009

I am elated about last weeks Temple School Alumni Reunion. Maybe that is because of my 75 years. Maybe it is because I had few responsibilities for this one.

Tried to meet and visit with all 230 present.

The agenda for the day was the usual three hours of visitation in the old school rooms and halls, program in the auditorium, and dinner at the cafeteria. Then we had a reception for classmates of 1951, 1952, 1953 at our Carothers house across the oval from the school.

Present were Ted and Sharon Newsom, J. R. & Marie Glasgow, Mary Jane Parkey, Jean Lowery, Willie Richardson, Webb and Mary Lou Connelly, Alex Seward, Vernie and Sue Henderson, Joe Knox, Pat Satepeahtaw, Clovis Kindred, Virgil King and daughter Dianne Harrison, Coy Richardson, Vonden Richardson, Bill and Merlene Bean, Dean and Florene Henderson, Marilyn Jenkins, Katy Nowlin Green, J. W. and Sue Thompson, Doug Henderson, Bill Hooper, Norris and Vickie Nowlin, Lewis and Ann Burton, Nat Holman and Harold and Lois Powell.

Many reminiscent tales came up. Much comradery and some punch were served. Thanks to all there. Regrets for those not there.
About 8:30 we disbanded. Some went to the Alumni Dance at Walters.
We had the Temple Museum building open 9 to 12 the morning of Temple Alumni Reunion. The dozen alumni that dropped in seemed pleased with the prospects. We will need more support to insure operations.

You and your descendents will be proud of the Museum. Contribution to the Temple Museum Association is tax deductible per IRS Code 501 (c)(3). Note that if you donate appreciated property you will not have to pay tax on the appreciated value nor will the Association.

Harold Powell