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From: Roger Gibson []

Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 5:44 AM

Subject: 50's and early 60's cars (with car songs)

 Site below will for certain be of interest of the Guy Bears for sure.

 Best regards



From: Lonnie Franks []
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 11:14 AM
Subject: Cheryl Update

Cheryl's surgery went great. The knee was all messed up!  She was in recovery when Tom called.  They will proably have her up this evening.  She will be in the hospital two or three days.  We could check with the family in a few days, about taking a dish by, to help. 

 Linda (Smith) Franks


From: []
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 7:20 PM
Subject: Bonnie Jarrett Muench's daughter

 I received an E-mail last evening from Bonnie Jarrett Muench's family that funeral services for her daughter, Jane Franklin, were pending. I phoned and left a message but have not received any other information. I will let you know if I hear more.

                                                                                                                                               LaVirle LaVirle (Adkins) Tharp


 From: Patricia Rose []
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 9:47 AM
Subject: SOC '60 Flower Fund 2010 Annual Report



I am sorry this is a little later than usual but I have been waiting on two bills for the last part of December and I have been ill.

 I want to thank each of you that contributed to the SOC Flower Fund.  I also want to thank those that called me about events to which we needed to send flowers/cards/memorials.  Without your support this worthwhile project would not be possible.

 The 2009 ending balance was $ $1896.71.  We received 6 donations in 2010 that amounted to $ 486.00.  We have send 19 flowers, memorial or gift cards in the amount of $ 1020.07. The 2010 ending balance of the flower fund is $ 1362.64.  In my opinion we will need to ask for donations to continue the flower fund for the year of 2011.  We have already send gift cards to two classmates in the year 2011 that will be included in next year's report.

 This is a very special class and again I want to thank you for your support.  If anyone has any questions, concerns or you would want to make a donation, please contact: 

Pat Powers Rose


     If you wish to make a donation, please make checks payable to Patricia Rose

           The bank will no longer take checks made out to SOC '60 Flower Fund.

 Wishing each of you health in 2011,

 Pat (Powers) Rose


From: Jack Gambrell []
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 7:45 PM

 Carole Newton Gambrell's brother, Kenneth Newton passes away Fri. JAN 21,2011 In Hurst. He was in the class of '61.  A memorial service will be held Feb. 5 at Memorial Park Funeral Services in North Richland Hills. This is just to advise of his passing.


 From: []
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 11:18 PM
Subject: Choir you must hear

 We just got in from hearing the best choir, and you could hear it too!  

 St Olaf's Choir came to Waco, sang at Baylor tonite, they were STERLING!  From a college in Minnesota, they were about 75 in number, sang mostly acapella and without vibrato, did really hard but beautiful music.  Some new, some old. 

MY fav was their last number,  Beautiful Savior.  The exact same arrangement that we sang in SOC choir.  They sang it because the founder of that choir in 19?? 1912 did the arrangement for them. well, for an earlier than 2011 choir actually.  Anyway, they will be in Dallas Mon Feb 7 at the Meyerson 7:30 PM.  Call and get a ticket.  You have to go.

 Jeannie (Manchen) Hooten


Sent: Friday, February 04, 2011 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: SOC60 - back surgery - Jeri


Well, my friends, may I say a big " THANK YOU" for the many cards I received during my recovery time from back surgery, as well as calls, e-mails, and the Chili's gift card. Your thoughtfulness toward me means so very much. I am not good yet, but am much better.....each day I see improvement. It feels as though I slept thru January.....and now Feb has given us all this cold weather so I am still 'hunkered'down. My sweetheart has taken very good care of me ...he's had a little help too!

Am anxious to be back doing what I do ...going places.....seeing friends. Hope to be at the next girls lunch!

Thanks again and may God bless you all is my prayer.
Jerri (Looper) Sparks


             Subject: SOC Spring Party for the Old Timer's Luncheoneers & their Gals.


                                        “THE PARTY”

Saturday April 9th, 2011


Do not miss this wonderful “get-to-gether”. You may have missed your class reunion, or your wedding anniversary, or some other important event. BUT you do not want to miss this Extravaganza Party of all Parties. The entertainment-DOUG & BEN- is about the BEST “50’s & 60’s ” group out there. WOW ! This is the SOC (& some Adamson) Men’s Luncheon Spring Party to include our wonderful wives, girl friends &/or mistresses. Please Come. Time is near. Get your MONEY in NOW-please.


          Saturday, April 9th, 2011 -  6:00 PM to 12:00 midnight.

          Mesquite ELK’S Lodge. – 4201 Gus Thomason Rd at I-30.

          $25.oo / couple or $12.50 / singles. SIT DOWN DINNER.

          50’s & 60’s music by “Doug & Ben.” (Really good group).

          Dancing, cash bar, casual dress, & yes - jeans are great.


Send your money CHECK to: (must arrive by 3-1-2011)

Les Hancock

PO Box 71

Kopperl, Texas 76652

1-254-775-4418 or 817-240-7048. Call if you have questions.


Les has blocked off rooms for people who want to stay close, at the Court Yard by Marriot.  2300 I-30 for $79.oo / night plus tax. Call 972-681-3300. Price includes breakfast buffet. If you have problems with reservation, Les says to ask for Richard Benavides.




-From: Thad Cox []

Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:09 AM

Subject: Baby Grace

 Dear Mike,

 Thank you for asking about Baby Grace.

 Baby Grace is doing fantastically well and she is definitely an unbelievable blessing to all of us here at Grace House. She is wonderfully healthy and happy. She has grown so much that I don't think that Carolyn would ever recognize her as she is today. Grace is one of those children that are so huggable that whenever we have visitors come by Grace House they are compelled to pick her and play with her. It doesn't matter whether or not they are children or adults, Ugandan or Overseas visitors when you see her you just have to snuggle with her. Of course I am in no way biased in any way shape or form.

 Baby Grace's Story

 Late one Wednesday afternoon in June of 2009, when Rev. Buro and I were returning to Hoima from Kampala, I received a phone call from the Local Council LC-3 Chairman in Nalweyo informing me that they had just taken a very small and emaciated baby, who had been thrown-away in the bush, to Perugia's. He asked us to please accept this baby because the town had no other options. The LC-3 went on to stress that the baby was very small and in extremely bad condition.


I immediately called John at Peregiya's and asked him to borrow or rent a motorcycle as soon as possible to bring the Baby to the AZUR Christian Health Center for treatment and care. When John and the baby arrived at the AZUR I was extremely concerned at the tiny size and emaciated condition of the baby. The staff at the AZUR began treatment immediately and on Thursday morning I brought the baby to Grace House so that for Mary could care for her. For over a week we took the baby back to the clinic for treatment twice each day.

We didn't know how old the baby was, but everyone at the clinic thought that she was about two weeks old. The one thing that was absolutely certain was that she was horribly dehydrated, starved and helpless. I gave made up a birthday for her so she would have one (3 June 2009) 

The first day we received her we were all certain that there was no possibility that she would live through the week. However, because we have an unbelievably loving and all powerful God, He chose to heal her and He has chosen to allow Grace to become a part of our Grace House family.

We have gone to court and now Mary is Grace's court assigned guardian until the age of 18; and more than likely within two years Mary will be allowed to formally to adopt Baby Grace.

 I have attached several of my favorite photos of Baby Grace.

 Yours in Jesus,

 Thad (Edwin) Cox

From: jim [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:33 AM
Subject: hummers

 About the Hummers.

This time of year most hummers migrate back to central America where they winter.  People in the know tell us that before the hummers make the 800 mile over water trip they stop here and bulk up  if you can imagine a humming bird bulking up by adding 25% to their body weight, so while they are here they EAT.

It used to be a more arduous trip than it is now because we understand that most of the oil platforms now put up feeders so the hummers can make a pit stop.

The ones from the eastern US all seem to come through this area
(Rockport TX), the ones in the west are more spread out and don't have to gain the weight.  While we were in Arizona they were noticeable as the came through but it was spread out and they did not stay long.

A few of the little guys will stay all year but the vast majority will be gone in a week or so.  After they leave we keep one feeder up outside the kitchen window as long as it is used.  The last bird we see is usually in January sometime.  When they come back in the spring our first sign is one coming to the kitchen window telling us it's time to put out some grub.

From: Max Morley []
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: SOC60 - House burned - Max


Thanks so much for the communication and the kind and generous offer to help. I presently have only my iPhone (no computer), making replies to emails a bit more difficult.We have very fine resources with family and friends close by. The outpouring of love, prayers, and help has been amazing and deeply appreciated by Carolyn and me. The following is a paste of my most recent Facebook post. I will spare the details for now and hopefully provide the short version of this drama when we meet at the SOC60 reunion. 

Friends: The interior of the house is a total loss. The blessing is, nearly all framing (studs etc.) are intact, and there is no damage to the roof. We will rebuild the entire interior including all electrical, heat & air, windows and doors. We loved it the way we bought it, but a complete remodel will be fun to do.  

Since our house in Nac is still on the market, we left most of our furniture in it for showing. We brought to Denton the things we were able to pack in boxes during the past few months. Most were still taped and packed when the fire came. Some faired well, some require special cleaning, and some are badly damaged or destroyed. (BTW, the Denton Firemen were great). ServePro picked up more than 40 boxes to take to their hand-cleaning facility, but one large heap of wet and charred keepsakes remains. We will search through that today (see Carolyn standing near the mess on FB).

 We are so very thankful for friends and family and so many offers for help. We have very good insurance, and a competent restoration contractor is already hired. A temporary furnished house will be provided. The restoration should take 6-8 months.

 Meanwhile, Dear Friends, thank you for being in touch and for your prayers and kindness.

 Max and Carolyn Morley

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:29 AM


Your South Oak Cliff Mission Fund paid the fall tuition this week for the five boarding school students we support and Thad sends the following thank you.

 Mike Wallace

Pres. SOC60 Mission Fund

  -----Original Message-----

Sent: Mon, Sep 13, 2010 11:57 pm
Subject: Thank all of you


Thank all of you for the continued support you have chosen to provide for five of the children who had been residents of the Peragiya Integrated Baby's Home. I only wish that each one of you had the opportunity of seeing and talking with each one of them. I know that you would be humbled by the opportunity that you have given to them and I know that you would be just as proud of them as I am. 

As you may recall from one of my earlier e-mails God, through good friends in the UK has enabled us to make some significant improvements to all of our three Church Sponsored school here in Duhaga. 

1. We have just completed constructing a large, beautiful, new combination Assembly Hall & P-1 classroom building at Duhaga Girl's Primary School. The old building was quite literally falling down and one wing of the building was condemned and blocked off by the Ministry of Education because the Roof beams had been eaten through by termites. Note: A year and a half ago this school celebrated its first 100 years of continuous operation. 

2. We have just finished completely re-painting the exterior of all of the building that makeup the Duhaga Boy's Primary School and it really does look fantastic. Additionally, I was able to provide the school with a jerry can of liquid detergent and a dozen scrub brushes; and the students are working to completely scrub clean all of the interior walls. We are working very hard to make certain that this school will look like new for its Centennial Celebration which will take place next month. 

3. Last but certainly not least we have just completed the construction of a large, beautiful, new multi-purpose Hall for the Canon Njangali Senior Secondary Girl's School. 

And! Thanks be to the love of God and a very good friend in the US last Wednesday, Rev. Godfrey Buro and I traveled to Kampala to finalize the purchase of a beautiful, newly reconditioned Ambulance for our AZUR Christian Health Center. 

You may recall from previous e-mails that several months ago we were able to hire a very good new Doctor/Surgeon to work with our Maternity Program and Surgical Theater/Ward. This new addition is working fantastically well and we are performing many of the Maternal C-Sections and Problem Deliveries that would have been handled at the Hoima Regional Referral Hospital. 

Probably the most graphic statistic that I can give you regarding how well things are going has to do with C-Section Recoveries. Typically, if a woman delivers by C-Section at the Hoima Regional Referral Hospital she can expect to be in the hospital for 3 to 6 weeks due to various healing problems. However, the woman who delivers her new baby by C-Section at the AZUR Christian Health Center is typically able to be discharged in three days. 

Once again thank each one of you for all of your support and prayers. 

Please know that most certainly I will be thinking of you all as you come together next month for our 50th Reunion. Please don't forget to send me a bunch of Photos of everyone! 

Yours in Jesus, 

Thad (Edwin)












From: Marsha Countryman
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:32 PM

Hi Carolyn-

We have been out of town fro several months …

Last Sunday morning- a black bear climbed in our lower window and knocked over our kitchen trash can and we found him eating marshmallows at 3:30 AM. It was an exciting morning here in Big Sky!

Love ya