Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The next few photos were sent by Fred Williams (Class of '57) when I mentioned to him what I was doing. Here's his attempt at a trick shot, with Lynn Roy Weeks holding Margaret Ann Bleakney in his hand. You can decide for yourself how well it worked. This must have been around 1950 or so. Main Street is behind Margaret Ann.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Being a shy type of kid, I was too embarrassed to buy this book myself, but some kind soul took pity on me. I still remember the day it happened. I was going to drive home for lunch in the old '49 Dodge (remember when kids could go home for lunch, or to the Dairy Queen?), and when I looked in the car window, I saw a copy of Peyton Place lying on the front seat. To this day I don't know who tossed it in the open window of my car. Maybe it was someone who's reading this and will now come forward to accept my thanks. I re-read the book a couple of years ago and enjoyed it almost as much as the first time, though the parts I thought were very sexy back in the old days seemed tame by comparison with everything available now.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
HOW MANY OF THESE DID YOU READ?
F I C T I O N
1. Exodus, Leon Uris
2. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
3. Hawaii, James Michener
4. Advise and Consent, Allen Drury
5. Lady Chatterley's Lover, D. H. Lawrence
6. The Ugly American, William J. Lederer and Eugene L. Burdick
7. Dear and Glorious Physician, Taylor Caldwell
8. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
9. Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris, Paul Gallico
10. Poor No More, Robert Ruark
N O N F I C T I O N
1. 'Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Pat Boone
2. Folk Medicine, D. C. Jarvis
3. For 2¢ Plain, Harry Golden
4. The Status Seekers, Vance Packard
5. Act One, Moss Hart
6. Charley Weaver's Letters from Mamma, Cliff Arquette
7. The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
8. The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook
9. Only in America, Harry Golden
10. Mine Enemy Grows Older, Alexander King
1. The Bridge on the River Kwai
2. Peyton Place
4. No Time for Sergeants
5. The Vikings
6. Search for Paradise (this was a "Cinerama" film)
7. South Pacific
8. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
9. Raintree Country
10. Old Yeller
Best Picture: "Gigi"
Best Director: Vincente Minnelli ... "Gigi"
Best Actor: David Niven ... "Separate Tables"
Best Actress: Susan Hayward ... "I Want to Live!"
Week of November 1: "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards
Week of November 8: "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards
Week of November 15: "It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty
Week of November 22: "Tom Dooley" by the Kingston Trio
Week of November 29: "It's Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Throughout high school and college, I worked at the Red Arrow Freight Line in the summer. I don't know when this photo was taken, probably around 1958. I'm standing on the tailgate of the truck. Standing on the ground are Junior Hendricks (still around in Mexia), Bill Fulwiler (father of Jimmy, my sister's first husband), and Thed Rhodes (father of Ray Rhodes, former star player in the NFL, who's now coaching there).
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
This is the group at the Reunion Grounds in 2004. Standing from left to right are John Barham, John Reed (well hidden), Betty Boyd (I'm using maiden names), Dolly Pinson, Ina Cooper (also well hidden), Pat Smith, Gladys Fisher, Margaret Ann Bleakney, Claudia Moss, Sandra Romain, and Ken Trotter.
Kneeling are Ray Pugh, Ann Pendleton, Johnny Holmes, Bill Crider, and John Black.