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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   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
•   Jane Murrell (1959) (Hext)  9/30
•   Larry Z. Kennedy (1957)  10/1
•   Ed "Zeke" Barlow (1957)  10/4
•   Jerry Pat O'Dowdy (1959 (Taylor)  10/4
•   Jerry Pratt  10/5
•   Terry Pratt  10/5
•   Larry Wade Drennan (1959)  10/6
•   Joyce Eady (Goodwin)  10/10
•   Don Wayne Cryer  10/11
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Odessa High School 1958 & 1959 

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OHS 1957-1958 Mascot's "SPIRIT" RETURNS!

Story of Broncho Mascot's Death,

Talk to coaches and players for Permian and Odessa High football teams, current and former, and you’ll hear little about practical jokes or demoralizing pranks preceding one of the most personal annual rivalry games in high school football.

But some fans have a different story.

Anita Lang-O’Neal, who was a cheerleader at Permian in the late 1970s, said she remembers two incidents between students at the schools just days before the big rivalry game that really got the fans going.

In 1978, in the middle of the week before a game, Lang-O’Neal said some OHS students gained access to the Permian building overnight and painted the panther statue red, leaving a lasting tint even after the paint was cleaned off.

In a retaliatory effort, Permian students shot the live minature shetland pony mascot for OHS, killing it.

“That was just a few people. We didn’t go to that extreme,” she said. “That was not an everyday occurrence.”

But was that real or legend?

Some commenters on the Facebook group “Remember in Odessa when...” shared their stories about pranks played between the two teams in the past.

DeAnne Walker Patman said Permian students stole the original OHS live miniature shetland pony mascot and painted it black, which killed it. She also said Permian students stole a headstone from a grave in the 1970s and painted “RIP OHS” on the front, placing it on the OHS lawn.

(source: Odessa American article, August 27, 2012)

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"ODESSA HIGH SCHOOL" SITES:

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Odessa High School

BRONCHOS

September Birthdays

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September


Jack Gilbert 9-1


George Hollis 9-3


Joe Willis 9-5


Lee Wain Pursley 9-7


Patricia Shortes Doyal 9-9


Ida Sue Vaden Horn 9-16


Betty Jo Shacklett Gerig 9-19


George Stallings 9-20


Dorothy Ritchey Witt  9-22


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


                          


 



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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.

 THIS LIFE IS NOT A

"DRESS REHEARSAL".


 
 

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.

 

REMEMBER THESE FROM 1958? 

          

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Life Lessons from Football

                       

#1  ‘Football is only a game. Spiritual things are Eternal.  Nevertheless, Beat  Texas' - Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game.

#2.  'The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.' - Lou Holtz / Arkansas

#3.  'When you win, nothing hurts.' - Joe Namath/ Alabama/ NY Jets

#4..  'Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.' - Lou Holtz / Arkansas

#5.  'A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.' - Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

#6.. 'I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation.  I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.' - Bob Devaney / Nebraska

#7.  'You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.' - Paul Dietzel / LSU

#8.  'It's kind of hard to rally around a math class.' - Bear Bryant / Alabama

#9.  'I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.' - Bear Bryant / Alabama

#10.  'There's one sure way to stop us from scoring---give us the ball near the goal line.' - Matty  Bell / SMU

#11.  'Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.' - Frank Leahy / Notre Dame

#12.  'I never graduated from  Iowa , but I was there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's.' - Alex Karras / Iowa / Detroit Lions

#13.  'My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.' -Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee

#14.  'I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.' - Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

#15.  'Always remember...Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.' - Shug Jordan / Auburn

#16.  'They cut us up like boarding house pie.  And that's real small pieces.' - Darrell Royal / Texas

#17  'Show me a good and gracious loser, and I'll show you a failure.' - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

#18..  'They whipped us like a tied up goat.' - Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

#19. "I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: 'Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good"  Walt Garrison/Oklahoma State /Dallas Cowboys 

#20.  'Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.' - Bobby Bowden / Florida State

#21.  'Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport.  Dancing is a contact sport.' - Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

#22.  After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team:  'All those who need showers, take them.' - John McKay / USC

#23.  'If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.' -  Murray Warmath / Minnesota

#24.  'The only qualifications for a lineman is to be big and dumb.  To be a back, you only have to be dumb.' - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

#25.  'Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.' - Spike Dykes / Texas Tech

#26.  'It isn't necessary to see a good tackle. You can hear it.' - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

#27.  'We live one day at a time and scratch where it itches....' - Darrell Royal / Texas

#28.  'We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking..' - Wilson Matthews / Little Rock Central High School

#29.  'Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.' - Darrell Royal / University of Texas

#30.  'I've found that prayers work best when you have big players.' - Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

#31.  'Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.' - John Heisman (re: Heisman Trophy)

#32  DALLAS FANS HAVE NO IDEA THAT 50% OF THE TEAMS LOSE EVERY WEEK - CLH


 

 

 NEW PAINTINGS BY

MERRY (TUGGLE) CALDERONI 

OHS 1958

Click ==> Merry's Paintings

Also Accessible From Left Side Menu Under

"Calderoni Paintings"

These paintings are from a collection of 6 Paintings by World Famous Artist (and OHS 1958 Classmate) Merry Tuggle Calderoni selected for inclusion in a Special Exhibition in the Mexican Embassy in Sintra, Portugal. These Paintings are now on Travelling Exhibition in Europe.

"I LOVE  heart OHS" VIDEO

(from Baxter Turner, OHS 1987)


 

STAGGERING GRAPHICS

How Large is a Billion $ ?

What is $1,000,000,000,000

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AMAZING PERFECTLY TIMED MILITARY PHOTOS

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Should Math be taught in schools? Lets ask the Miss USA pageant contestants. ~ Chappel

Posted by 104.7 Birmingham's WZZK on Friday, January 9, 2015

 


 

"FUNNIEST ADV OF 2015"

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(Video: "Toilets You Can Trust" by American Standard)

 

 


 

ODESSA'S RIO THEATRE IN THE LATE 1940s

YouTube : http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FFBHFUXIDF8&autoplay=1

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VISIT ODESSA VIDEO

(Does Anyone Remember Odessa Looking Like This?)


 

A Video Trip Down 1950s Memory Lane

click this link =>. Memory Lane


 

EXCELLENT ODESSA, TX TOURISM VIDEO

(Does Anyone Remember Odessa Looking Like This?)


 

Things Attributed to Texas

           
A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
  
There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas.
 
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the Texas, plus a couple no one's seen before.

 

If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha. If it flys, it'll crapya.
 
Onced and Twiced are words.
  
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!
 
Jawl-P? means Did y'all go to the bathroom?
 
People actually grow and eat okra.
 
Fixinto is one word. It means I'm fixing to do that.
 
There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there is supper.
 
Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It is referred to as the Wine of the South.
 
Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.
 
The word jeet is actually a phrase meaning Did you eat?
 
You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
 
You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.
 
Ya'll is singular, all ya'll is plural.
 
You measure distance in minutes.
 
You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
 
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.
 
You know what a DAWG is.
 
You carry jumper cables in your car - for your OWN car.
 
You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Tony Chacerre's, Tabasco and salsa.
 
The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports and motor sports, and gossip.
 
The first day of deer season is a national holiday.
 
You know what a hissy fit is, 'cause you've had one.
 
Going to Wal-Mart is known as goin Wal-Martin' or off to Wally World.
 
You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chili weather.
 
Fried catfish is the other white meat.
 
In Texas country locale we don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.
 
You understand these jokes and forward them to your  friends and those who just wish they were from Texas!