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Sad news. Many received this information via email, but
it is repeated here for the record and for those not wired for 21st
It is with deep regret that I report that Bob
Barker's wife Jo Ann passed away
on Saturday, 28 January. Bob and their
four children were with her when she left us.
A memorial service will be held on 21 April at the Casdorf and Curry
funeral home in
“Bob and the children have established a memorial page with the American Heart Association at: honor.americanheart.org. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and his family. Grip Hands. Ron Turner K-1, CCQ.” Wish there were more that your Scribe could say or do. My attempt to proclaim no more sad news, banish further losses until after the 50th has no sway in the bigger scheme of living and dying. Would that were in my power. Sorry.
Mini. “Here's the latest from Rooster about our B2 ‘mini’ in
remarks: Not too late for others to join B2 and enjoy the former Mayor’s
hospitality, especially those on the left coast who may not make it to
“SCHEDULE: Mon 15 Oct leave
“Hotel reservations for Saturday night, Oct 20th, can be made at the Omni
Royal at the reduced Mini rate. Passports are highly recommended although not actually required for the cruise. Check out Carnival.com/ Fantasy on the web for a view of the ship, more detailed information and a virtual tour of the ship.
“About 30 classmates, spouses and friends are currently signed up. Our deadline to hold these prices is March 1st, so please consider. Contact me (Herb) ASAP if you have questions.”
European Barge trip: 25 May-5 Jun. You might still make this one, might, but only if you contact Bill Harrison (541-826-9915) immediately! Bill wrote in email: “If you're expecting a big tax refund and are wondering what to do with it, you might consider joining Dick & Bev Graves, Margaret Groves, Shirley Bartlett, Orlie & Harriet Hill, Chuck & Celia Hansult, Stan & Jill Bacon, Phil & Lynn Pryor, John & Jill Holecek, Bob & Martha Meals, Glenn & Kit Brown, and Bill & Betty Harrison on a Barge Trip through the canals and cities of Belgium and The Netherlands.
“The cost is $3500 - $4000 per
person, depending upon your city of departure.
Trip Insurance is available for an additional $500 per person. There is a pre-trip opportunity of 3 days in
With company and class mini reunions and various cruise opportunities, ’58 does stay busy. Too bad we don’t get along better and like our classmates, wives, families, etc.
Old news. Really old news – from our oldest classmate. “Classmates: Today (10/25/06) is my 75th birthday. In honor of such an occasion, I decided to run 15 miles (one mile for each five years of age). However, due to poor planning, I actually ran over 16 miles. Now the race is who will reach 80 first. If I can do this at my age, I expect our class to have 58 classmates for the 2007 march back (MB) for the class of 2008 (added: Firsties for Aug 07 MB). The plebe hike has been reduced to 10 miles plus the two mile MB. To me, it is just a walk in the woods. Are you up to the task? No excuses, let's do it. Ed Weckel email@example.com is waiting for your response. Wally Ward '58.”
Another grandson and March Back. Colin Graves, son of Bill Graves ’82, grandson of our Dick Graves will join ’11 in July. Email from Grandfather Dick to MB guru Ed. “I promised Colin that I would do the Aug 07 March Back again if he was doing it. See you there.”
Warriors. No doubt you have been
reading about Walter Reed and its bureaucratic and logistical problems with
outpatients, wounded in
help. Please consider joining the effort. Contact any of those listed above. Palmer.”
member on class email lists. Mel Farrar recently joined Dick Buckalew’s list. This is his reply to Scribe seeking news
since his class ring, lost at EOBC in 1958, was recently recovered by Ring
Recovery. “George, thank you for your interest. After a 20
year plus career in the Army, I had a 20 year plus career as a pastor. I
told the church that I would stay on until they had their new pastor. I
also put off hip replacement surgery until I retired. On
Jim Emmons Memorial Service. “Happy New Year, George. One of NY resolutions was to finally get this info on Jim's memorial sent to you. The BIG delay was caused by (1) pc problems - finally fixed with a Mac and (2) built-in personality issue of procrastination.
“Jim was a physician, soldier and
outdoorsman (fishing and hunting) - and a drinker to the end. The Dr who gave
the eulogy was Jim's best pal and drinking buddy. He was recruited by Jim to come to
Tom Mason.” Thanks Tom. Hope to find photos in my laptop sent by Tom. Jim will be buried at West Point later in 2007.
Out of airspeed, altitude, power,
etc. DO YOUR INPUT FOR 50th
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