Hey Milby Friends! I was thinking about revising and reviving this blog a while back, but got bogged down in life and neglected to do so. I thought that after I retired life would be simpler, but as it turns out - not so much!!! But life is good and here we are at the 55th reunion of our dear OLD class of 1960!!!
I do apologize for letting this site sit idle. I am a compulsive neat freak so it is very difficult for me to leave it out there in this condition. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of good stuff here if you want to wander through and learn a thing or two about your OLD classmates. Just know that most of it is a little out of date. We'll just have to visit at the reunion and get caught up!
Karla Lofgren Davis, Blogmeister
Here is a tutorial for navigating the blog (It's not like Facebook!)
This main section contains a number of stories and links to other articles. You will notice that I started the blog in 2007 as we were looking ahead to the 50th reunion in 2010. You can make a comment at the end of any story where you see the little words "comments". You can click on that word to read what others have written, and while there you can make your own comment.
However, I must mention that this first section is a little tricky as it has numerous photos, leads, links before you see the word "comments" - too complicated to explain or amend - just go with it!
Along the right side of this section are NUMEROUS items that can be opened and read - photo albums, biographies of classmates (as of 2010), articles from various class members.
Final Instructions: This blog is open to ANYONE - no need to "join". You may click on anything and read. But the only way you can add your thoughts directly is by making a comment (as explained above). If you want to add photos, create an article, give your autobiography, revise your previous submission, etc you may send it to me and I will do that for you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Can't wait to see you at the reunion!!! Karla
On May 19, 2011 a group of Milby friends gathered to visit once again at the Black Labrador in Houston. This gathering was especially inspired by the return of Jody Bugg for a brief visit in the Houston area. Glenda Burns Minniece sent this photo and the following information. Jody Bugg sent more details when she got back home and it is given in black print following Glenda's remarks. Click Photo to enlarge.
Glenda writes, “Seated left to right is Gladys Payne Bohac, Sammie Farquhar Valenti, Carolyn Smith Pfennig, Alma Woodward Powers, and Delores Huggins Manning. Standing left to right: Glenda Burns Minniece, Sue Sanford Lenoir, JoAnn Peters Green, Linda Robinson Britt, Linda Hocher Bennett, Jody Bugg, and Bonnie McCool Gervais. Merle Montgomery Petty knew she could not attend the luncheon but came later to say hi to those who were still there. Unfortunately, I had to leave shortly before she arrived so I missed her.
“The twelve of us who did have lunch together had fun talking family (elder care, kids, grandkids, marriages, re-marriages, etc), health issues, travel, cooking, and who knows what else. We never once talked about the weather so we didn't run out of anything to say.”
Do you want to express your appreciation to our fabulous Milby 1960 Reunion Planning Committee? Click here to leave them a comment. Then check out photos of the Reunion Planning Committee gatherings (from January 2009 until May 2010) by clicking here. The last 9 photos in the album are from their Wrap-up Meeting held May 22, 2010
Boyce Honea (’59) and other Milbyites remember a Fallen Buff, Henry Norman, in the post, "Making Milby Proud". Frank Heide has recently sent a photo taken at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
Click on this photo to enlarge it. Then Click here to read a page about the recent Milby Class of '59 Golden Reunion entitled, "Did You Ever Know You Were Our Heroes?". Or follow this link to the photo album of that weekend event.