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•   George Hollis  9/3
•   Michael Laird  9/4
•   Lee Wain Pursley  9/7
•   Ida Sue Vaden (Horn)(1960)  9/16
•   F. Scott LaGrone  9/18
•   Betty Jo Shacklett (Gerig)  9/19
•   George Stallings (1960)  9/20
•   C. J. "Pete" Peters  9/23
•   Delores Coker (Robertson)  9/24
•   Gwen Daniel (1959) (Goodpasture)  9/25
•   Freddie Langston (Thorpe)  9/25
•   Ida Gwen Braly (Tyson Blankenship)  9/27
•   Carla Jean Gaskill (Waddel)  9/29
•   Wayne Weaver  9/29
•   Janice Edwards (Weems) (OHS 1970)  9/30
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY


HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A 

HAPPY AND SAFE LABOR DAY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

 

 


 

  Odessa  High School 1958 

 Rubi

                      


TO ACCESS "ODESSA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958"

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55TH REUNION

ODESSA HIGH SCHOOL

"CLASS OF 1959"

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

MCM ELEGANTE' HOTEL

5200 E. UNIVERSITY

ODESSA, TEXAS 79762

TEL 432-368-5885
866-368-5885 Toll free
Fax 432-362-8958

ALL OHS, ECTOR AND PERMIAN CLASSES ARE INVITED.


 

June 7, 2014

Dear OHS Class of 1959 Classmate:

Please excuse my not using your name in this correspondence. 

For the sake of brevity and not taxing my brain too much, I am

making this a generic form.  Notice I did not say “old brain”. 

That goes without saying considering we are all pretty close

to the same age at this stage of life.

Enclosed is the Registration form for the 55th Class Reunion

on September 27 in Odessa at the MCM Elegante Hotel.  I know

that there are many of us who will not be at the reunion, but I

wanted to give you the information in case you can come.

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the life that I have

been blessed to live, I am thankful for the time that I spent in

Odessa as a young person.  We were a bunch of kids with lots

of differences in our lives, yet we had two things in common, 

West Texas and the oil patch.  Our upbringing and schooling

made us what we are today.  I know lots of variables have

happened along the way. 

We were brought up by the “greatest generation.”  They taught

us many, many things about life.  Some we accepted and some

we rejected.  But, for the most part, they did right by us. 

 

If you can’t come to the reunion, take this opportunity to let us

know about you and what is happening in your life now.  I am

in the process of updating our website and getting out the

information about the reunion.  I will update the website with
your information; hopefully before the reunion in September.

I have also started a Facebook group for our class and

Ralph Posey has a website for the Class of ’58 that is very

informative also.  They are:

http://www.ohs59.com/ohsindex.html

http://www.ohs58.net/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232045137001490/OHS59OdessaTexas

Use the form below to update your information with us. 

A current picture would be great also.

Joyce McCarty Greenlee, OHS 1959 



Last Name __, First Name  __, Maiden Name in 1959 __.

___________________________________________

___________________________________________

___________________________________________

___________________________________________

Mail to:

Joyce McCarty Greenlee, smiley

702 E Henry St, Hamilton, TX 76531,

PH 254-386-5534, email   jofrgr@embarqmail.com



 

ODESSA HIGH SCHOOL

"CLASS OF 1959"

55th REUNION REGISTRATION

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

MCM ELEGANTE' HOTEL

5200 E. UNIVERSITY

ODESSA, TEXAS 79762

TEL 432-368-5885
866-368-5885 Toll free
Fax 432-362-8958

 

Last Name                                First Name______________

Middle or MI                  Last Name in 1959                            

 

Mailing Address                                                                       

City                            State________Zip Code___________

Home Phone                                Cell Phone                          

Other Phone  __________ EMAIL address______________
 

Name of Spouse / Guest Attending with you:____________


_______________________________________________
 

Please place the number (you and/or your spouse/guest)

attending each event on the lines below.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________     Brunch  10 a.m.

__________     Dinner    6 p.m.

Enter amount:

$__________   Standard Registration (by August 1, 2014)   

$80 individual     $160 couple

$__________   Late Registration (after August 1, 2014)       

$85 individual     $165 couple

$________If you wish to have a hard copy of the classmate

directory, please include an extra $10.00 to cover the cost

of printing and you may pick up the directory at the reunion. 

$_________If you are not going to be in attendance at the

reunion but wish to have a directory, send a $10.00 check

and the directory will be mailed to you.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  NO REFUNDS AFTER AUGUST 31, 2014

Mail registration form and checks or money orders made

payable to OHS Class of 1959 to:

Doris Jane Sewell Moore

4 Brittany Lane

Odessa TX 79761

Home phone   432-367-5315             

Cell phone   432-559-3540

 

If you wish to stay at the Elegante on Friday and/or Saturday

night, you are responsible for making your reservation. 

Call the hotel at 432-368-5885 or visit their website at:

 http://mcmeleganteodessa.com



 

THE CLASS REUNION

(originally from Caron Sramek Babcock, OHS'59)

Every five years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
"A reunion is planned; it will really be grand;
Make plans to attend without fail."

 

 

I'll never forget the first time we met;
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant dress.

 

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined and we dined and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.

 

The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.

 

The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no more do kicks.

 

No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;
Or poor little Jane, who'd always been plain;
She married a shipping tycoon.

 

The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest;
Shows you can be wrong now and then.

 

They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.

 

They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short or skinny, the style was the mini;
You never saw so many thighs.

 

At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
By this time we had all gone to pot.

 

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

 

By the 40th year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.

 

And now I can't wait; they've just set the date;
Our
OHS 55th is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the Shady Rest Home for the old.

 

Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, my teeth have been boiled;
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

 

I'm feeling quite hearty, I'm ready to party;
I'll dance 'til the dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; I just hope there is one
Other person who gets there that night.

(Author Unknown)

          


 

 

Odessa High School

BRONCHOS

September Birthdays

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September


George Hollis 9-3


Mike Laird 9-4


Joe Willis 9-5


Lee Wain Pursley 9-7


Ida Sue Vaden Horn 9-16


Scott LaGrone 9-18


Betty Jo Shacklett Gerig 9-19


George Stallings 9-20


C. J. "Pete" Peters 9-23


Delores Coker Robertson 9-24


Gwen Daniel Goodpasture 9-25


Freddie Langston Thorpe 9-25


Ida Gwen Braly Tyson Blankenship 9-27


Carla Jean Gaskill Waddell 9-29


Wayne Weaver 9-29


Jane Murrell Hext 9-30


                          


 

"I LOVE  heart OHS" VIDEO

(from Baxter Turner, OHS 1987)


 

EXCELLENT ODESSA, TX TOURISM VIDEO

(Does Anyone Remember Odessa Looking Like This?)


 

VISIT ODESSA VIDEO

(Does Anyone Remember Odessa Looking Like This?)


 

A Video Trip Down 1950s Memory Lane

click this link =>. Memory Lane


 

Ramblings of a Retired Mind!

  • I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is one of those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can't afford one. So, I'm wearing my garage door opener.
  • I also made a cover for my hearing aid and now I have what they call blue teeth, I think.
  • You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't like me anyway.
  • I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans!
  • I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is 'when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.'
  • I thought about making a fitness movie for folks my age, and call it 'Pumping Rust'.
  • I've gotten that dreaded furniture disease. That's when your chest is falling into your drawers!
  • When people see a cat's litter box, they always say, 'Oh, have you got a cat?  Just once I want to say, 'No, it's for company!'
  • Employment application blanks always ask who is to be notified in case of an emergency. I think you should write, 'A Good Doctor'!
  • I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then, it dawned on me. They were cramming for their finals.
  • As for me, I'm just hoping God grades on the curve.
 
Enjoy Your Days & Love Your Life,
Because Life is a journey to be savored.
 
 

"TOP 10" 45 RPM RECORDS

1950 through 1990

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DIARY OF A NEW TEXAS RESIDENT

   

May 16th:
Just moved to Texas ! Now this is a state
that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny
days and warm balmy evenings. It is
beautiful. I've finally found my home.
I love it here.
 
June 14th:
Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not
a problem. Live in an air-conditioned
home, drive an air-conditioned car.
What a pleasure to see the sun everyday
like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.
 
June 30th:
Had the backyard landscaped with
western plants today. Lots of cactus
and rocks. What a breeze to maintain.
No more mowing the lawn for me.
Another scorcher today, but I love it here.
 
July 10th:
The temperature hasn't been below 100
all week. How do people get used to
this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of
windy though. But getting used to the
heat is taking longer than I expected.
 
July 15th:
Fell asleep by the community pool. Got
3rd degree burns over 60% of my body.
Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb
thing to do. I learned my lesson though.
Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate
like this.
 
July 20th:
I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking 
into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got back to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car now smells like Kibbles and Shits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.
 
July 25th:
The wind sucks. It feels like a giant
freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as hell.
The home air-conditioner is on the fritz
and the AC repairman charged $200 just
to drive by and tell me he needed to
order parts.
 
July 30th:
Been sleeping outside on the patio for
3 nights now. $325,000 house and I can't
even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one.
Why did I ever come here?
 
Aug. 4th:
Its 115 degrees. Finally got the
air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500
and only gets the temperature down to 85.
I hate this stupid state.
 
Aug. 8th:
If another wise ass cracks, 'Hot enough
for you today?' I'm going to strangle him.
Damn heat. By the time I get to work,
the radiator is boiling over, my clothes
are soaking wet, and I smell like
baked cat!!
 
Aug. 9th:
Tried to run some errands after work.
Wore shorts, and when I sat on the seats
in the car, I thought my ass was on fire.
My skin melted to the seat. I lost 2
layers of flesh and all the hair on the
back of my legs and ass . . Now my car
smells like burnt hair, fried ass, and
baked cat.
 
Aug 10th:
The weather report might as well be a 
damn recording. Hot and Sunny. Hot and Sunny. Hot and Sunny. It's been too hot to do shit for 2 damn months and the
weatherman says it might "Really" warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn state? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.
 
Aug. 14th:
Welcome to HELL! Temperature got
to 115 today. Cactus are all dead.
Forgot to crack the window and blew
the damn windshield out of the car.
The installer came to fix it and guess
what he asked me??? "Hot enough
for you today?"
 
My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail
me out of jail. Freaking Texas. What
kind of a sick demented idiot would
want to live here??
 
Will write later to let you know how
my assault trial goes.

 

Juke Box Music From The Past

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  1954   1955   1956   1957 

1958    1959 

1960   1961  1962


 

HOW DO COURT REPORTERS KEEP STRAIGHT FACES?

(Note: None of these comments were made by our "OHS Class of 1958" Attorneys!)
 
These are from a book called "Disorder in the Courts" and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down by and published by court reporters who had the torment of trying to  "stay calm and expressionless" while the exchanges were taking place.
 
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
_______________________________
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
_____________________________________
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
_________________________________
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
___________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
____________________________________
 
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.
___________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
_________________________________________
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid
____________________________________________
 
ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
___________________________________________
 
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
_____________________________________
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
______________________________________
ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
_________________________________________
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...
_________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
____________________________________
And last:
 
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.


 

 

    

 

You Think English is EASY?  

Read to the end. 
 

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce .

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish
furniture.. 

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out..

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was

    time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.


10) I did not object to the object.


11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.


12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to
row


13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail. 


18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests...

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?


Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

 

There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads are not bread or sweet, but meat.

We take English for granted..  

But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth,   why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices?  

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?  
 
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?  

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

Why do we drive on a Parkway but park on a driveway?  How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick' ?


 

English language lovers might enjoy this.  
 
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is UP. It's easy to understand  UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call  UP our friends.

And we use it to brighten  UP a room, polish  UP the silver; we warm  UP the leftovers and clean  UP the kitchen. We lock  UP the house and some guys fix  UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir  UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special. And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP ! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP , you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP . When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP . When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP .

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it  UP for now my time is UP , so it is time to shut UP !   Oh, one more thing:

What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P