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Gladys Payne Bohac

The last names on the picture is as follows: Melanie Winkler, Judy Kennedy, Karla Lofgren, Bonnie McCool, Linda McKnight, Connie Oliverous, and Doris Lentz. Is this a contest???
Smile...smile...smile.//
Gladys

Karla Lofgren Davis

Love it!!! You are right, and you win a huge prize - my great big smile!!!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of my Milby sisters who are blessed to have kids (including grands and greats) in their lives - whether they call you Mama, g'ma, aunt, or friend. We were together in our formative years, preparing for the day when we would have families of our own. How blessed we are!!! Karla Lofgren Davis

Charles Simmons

Does anyone in the class know any current news about Alton Adams, the star center of the 1959 basketball team?

Charles Simmons

I answered my own question about Alton Adams by doing a Google search as I should have done. Information is at this link.

http://www.leoncountytoday.com/news/2010-06-22/Obituaries/Alton_D_Adams.html

Karla Concerning Larry Smith's Family

We have tragic news about the loss suffered by our classmate Larry Smith's family as the fires in Grimes County destroyed their homes. I have moved to the top of the right side column the photo album of a gathering of buffs at their home in the country a couple of years ago. It was a beautiful setting for a happy day of reminiscing and creating new memories. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family as they regroup and consider next steps. We thank God that no one was injured by the fire. Karla Lofgren Davis

Charles Simmons

Larry...Hilda and I were so shocked and grieved upon hearing of your loss. I wish I could drive down there and make it "all right", but I can't. But God can and we pray for you and Charlene every day that you will be sustained and encouraged. Thankfully, you're OK. I don't know when you'll be able to read this, but your classmates care about you.

Charles Simmons

I enjoyed the video, Houston After Dark, Karla. A feeling of nostalgia overwhelmed me seeing the typical rainy, dreary December evening in downtown Houston with the Christmas decorations strung across Main Street.

Larry Smith

Hello all...
We have finally submitted the claim for our contents, and are taking a breather this week, kind of. Clean-up has gone well with the Methodist men's group doing a fantastic job. We had 16,000 lbs. of metal sent to the "metal man".

We are now looking at options for rebuilding, and are considering modular homes because they can be installed so quickly. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with any of the modular home dealers in the area. If so, I would like to talk with you via email or phone about it.

Thanks...Larry
smitlar@earthlink.net
Home: 936-825-2950
Cell: 281-703-3398

paul schrader

Karla

Thanks for sharing the Houston after Dark video. It reminded me of an old mystery movie with that strange sound and the black and white images. Brought back some good memories.

Karla Davis

Larry, good to hear how your clean-up and rebuilding are progressing. We think of you and your family often. How are Charleen's parents doing? I have no info to offer re modulars, but hopefully someone else will. Boy, that sure does sound like a LOT of metal.

Charles and Paul, one of the things that struck me while watching the video is the ABSENCE of certain items, such as computers and other technology on desktops, etc. My how the world has changed since we were kids!

Regards to all!
Karla

Laura McNeil Burns

I have read some of them. Inspector Ghote is a good creation.

WALLACE SISK

Austin was the homecoming game for Milby (2011)--THE REASON THE GAME CAME EARLY IN THE SEASON IS mILBY WAS 1-1 GOING INTO THE CONTEST--AUSTIN 4a AND MILBY 5a WAS THE LAST CHANCE FOR MILBY TO WIN A GAME -- THIS WEEK STARTS DISTRICT PLAY (20-5A) AND THE BUFFS HAVE A SLIM TO NONE OF WINNING ANOTHER GAME--SAM HOUSTON WILL BE A TOSS UP AND NOT A SURE THING--ALSO SINCE AUSTIN DEFACED THE MILBY FACADE TWO YEARS IN A ROW--THEN PRINCIPAL RICHARD BARAJAS ISSUED AN EDICT THAT MILBY WOULD NOT PLAY MILBY AUSTIN AGAIN--BARAJAS GOT PROMOTED AFTER NINE YEARS AND I GUESS THE NEW GUY DID NOT GET THE WORD--BASKETBALL-BASEBALL-SOCCER REMAIN THE TICKET TO CHAMPIONSHIPS
AT MILBY--GIRLS SOCCER--PLAYOFFS FOR LAST THREE YEARS IS THE SAVIOR OF GIRLS SPORTS AT MILBY --THAT'S THE WAY i SEE IT, AND THAT IS THE WAY IT IS

WALLACE SISK

Where is Gary Sinclair-last seen dating Carolyn Oelze-did not he grad with us? as a Milby senior

Does anyone know what happened to Wilma Hartman Lenoir--I heard she cracked up--don't forget she grew up with Forest Park cemetery (not pet cemetery) behind her house--a good reason to crack up--she had the two worst yearbook covers ever(1959 and 1960)

Wally Sisk

I hope all had a chance to read the Chronicle about the TX A&M Professor re: Perry's TX drawl then say how much smarter the East/Northeast is than our part of the globe. I have heard that all my life how smarter those from up state were--what a ruse-
Just from class of 59 and 60 a few
big brains-Wayne Curington-Jimmy Smith- Charlie Smith-59-Mary Fran Sheppard-Laura-Franklin Heidi-Brenda Pitts-Glenda Burns-Karla and Randy Lofgren-Les Fullerton (57)and the still the smartest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and growing up in Pecan Park--Paul Schrader-He should have been President--of the world--he is a bona fide genius--and these are only a very few examples from one class in one high school--notice I did not mention my name-I was the one the Texas A&M Professor from Connecticut was most likely using as a comparison

Sheila Steele Howard

Does that A & M professor prefer a golden-tongue, slick-talking candidate that fails to follow through on his promises? Doubt that ability to debate is an acurate measure of intelligence. Perhaps it is better to measure a person by deeds than their speeches. I tend to distrust most politicians.

Charles Simmons

Ah, but I do miss Christmas back in the fifties. The window display at Foley's, the garland and lights strung across Main St., Gulfgate outlined in Christmas lights, the tree lot at Evergreen and Lawndale all bring back memories. Perhaps you have a few.

Bob Neal

Charles - I was talking to a friend in Richmond Va. yesterday about Foleys as I saw a special on preparing several stores in NYC for their Christmas decorations. Regardless of the lives we've led for the past 50 years, the memories of our youth remain embeded in our heart with the values and appreciation of what we once loved. You have mentioned on prior occasion the wild corner of Lawndale and Evergreen. I don't recall your living in Mason Park. When I moved from Mossrose in Pecan Park while at Deady, I moved to Elm Street in Mason Park and left there when I went into the service.

It is also interesting that a new couple in my SS class lived one block from me when I lived in Bellaire and a retired surgeon I have dinners with lived around Gulfgate.

It may be several years yet, so I won't say so long but with joyfulness will say I'll see you later.

Bob

Karla Lofgren Davis

A cousin who grew up in Garden Villas (just off Telephone Road, on Cayton) recommended this book to me: TELEPHONE ROAD, TEXAS, A History and Guide to Telephone Road and Southeast Houston by Burton Chapman (2007) I ordered it and found that it has fascinating info about our old stompin' grounds.

It has a whole chapter on the opening of Gulfgate, and since my Dad's bookstore was one of the stores participating in the grand opening that was an especially interesting chapter for me. Randy and I roamed through the building materials and "imagined" with my folks as they decided how they would arrange the bookshelves, where they would put the counter, etc.

I am sure you would find various chapters and info about places that are special to you as well. I read it straight through in one evening.

Charles Simmons

Thank you, Karla, for the information on Telephone Road, Texas. I ordered it right away since my Dad opened a cafeteria on Telephone Rd. just southeast of Wayside Dr. around 1948. It was called Spillers Cafeteria since he was in partnership with his brother-in-law, C.L. Spillers. Some of our classmates may have eaten there. He closed it when the Gulf Fwy was built diverting all the traffic off Telephone Road and moved the cafeteria to Bellaire.

Karla Lofgren Davis

I remember your family's cafeteria well. But I thought it was Simmons-Spiller's. Did it ever go by that name? I can picture being there with my family and seeing you and meeting some of your family members. My folks always liked to take us to cafeterias when we ate out, and I remember Daddy especially thought yours was a quality establishment!

Charles Simmons

Karla, the cafeteria I mentioned on Telephone Rd. was Spillers Cafeteria and Dad was a partner. They subsequently moved to Bellaire Blvd. in 1953 and renamed it Spillers-Simmons Cafeteria. That's the one you probably remember. Dad sold it to Albriton's Cafeterias in 1960 and went to work for The Normandy in the lower level of the Tenneco Bldg.

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THE SHOOTOUT: Part Deaux (June 2009)

  • Ga - A Happy Bunch of Buffalo
    June 6, 2009 - Eight Milby Buffs and their spouses gathered at the home of Larry and Charlene Smith for a little target practice and a lot of eating and visiting. A great time was had by all!!! Click on title or thumbnails to view and read more.

Charleen's Beautiful Crazy Quilt (June 2009)

  • B - And Then the Quilts Came Out
    One of the REAL treats at "The SHOOTOUT, Part Deaux" was the viewing of Charleen's quilts. Click thumbnail or title to see photos. Once inside be sure to read the captions.

Echoffs in Colorado

  • C) Crossing the Continental Divide
    John and Linn Echoff recently had an exciting expedition northward into Colorado. Click on title or thumbnail to read the narrative and view the sights they saw.

Wilson's 50th Anniversary

  • A) Laura and Loyd in 1960
    Laura (Striegler) and Loyd Wilson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Click on titles or thumbnails to view photos and read the narrative.

Ladies Luncheon July 27, 2010

  • A) The Gathering at the Black Lab
    Once again the invitation went out - and was answered by 17 of our classmates. Click on the title or thumbnail to view photos and read the captions.

Barker/Davis Reunion, 7/26/2010

  • A) Ed, Karla, Cathie, and Thurburn
    Enroute from their home in North Carolina to a conference in Colorado, Thurburn and Cathie Barker stop for a visit with Ed and Karla Davis in Waco, Texas. Click on title or thumbnail to view photos and read narrative of this reunion.

Charles and Dolly in Hawaii, May 2010

  • B) The Oahu Beaches
    Charles Crider wrote, "In mid-May, we departed Houston and flew to Honolulu for a duel celebration of Dolly’s birthday and our 45th anniversary." Click on the title or thumbnail to see enlarged photos and read the captions.

John Echoff's Retirement Celebration

  • B) The Echoffs - Looking Mighty Happy!
    May 15, 2010 was the date for a grand retirement celebration for John Echoff. Click on titles or photos to enlarge the photos and read the captions.

Ladies' Luncheon Held May 13, 2010

  • A) Millby Girls Gathered May 13
    Jody Bugg orchestrated the May 13, 2010 luncheon and wrote: “We had 19 attend the luncheon today. We had a great time.” Click on thumbnails or titles to enlarge the photos and read the captions - more narrative to follow.

50th Reunion Friday Night "Meet and Greet"

  • G) Milby 50th Reunion Friday Night 016
    Here are the First Photos of the Milby 1960 50th Reunion - much more to come, including captions!!! Click on photos to open and enlarge.

50th Reunion Saturday Lunch

  • Milby 50th Reunion Saturday Lunch  064
    The threat of inclement weather dictated a change of venue. However, that did not in any way change our enjoyment of the company. Click on photos to open and enlarge. (Captions will follow)

50th Reunion Saturday Night Dinner and Dance

  • Milby 50th Reunion Dinner Dance
    Glamorous duds and a four course meal were advertised for the Saturday evening gala, but laughter and love were the main attractions. Click on photos to open and view. (captions will follow)

50th Reunion Sunday Morning Brunch

  • Milby 50th Reunion Sunday Brunch 142
    It was difficult to say farewell on Sunday morning, but already there was talk of "the next time we get together..." Click on thumbnails to enlarge photos. (captions will follow)

Criders' Albino Bluebonnets

  • D) Rare Occurence
    Charles and Dolly Crider enjoy the flora near their Marble Falls cabin. Click on thumbnails to read captions and view enlarged photos of rare albino bluebonnets.

Click on Links to Pages and BIOGRAPHIES

Brenda Burnett's Elementary Photos

  • 7) Bob Neal - Park Place Elementary 1950
    Brenda Collins Burnett has sent the photos from her elementary years. She started school at Park Place Elementary (2 years) and finished at Southmayd Elementary. Can you find yourself in any of these photos? Perhaps you can help her fill in the gaps on her identification. Post your info via a comment under the post "Photo Albums". Now click on this thumbnail to open the album. and then click on each thumbnail inside to see the enlarged photos and descriptions.

The Kids in Our Lives

  • 1A) Charlene Hickman Family
    We all have them - whether sons and daughters, grandkids (or great grandkids), nieces and nephews, or the kids next door. And we all love them - especially when they are being their best selves and looking adorable. So how about sending some photos of the kids in your life!?!?! (Click on each photo to open.)

Reunion Planning Committee

  • EA) A Quorum Assembled
    Click on thumbnails or titles to see photos from recent gatherings of the Milby 1960 Reunion Planning Committee. To return to the main post, click on the phrase "milby1960.typepad.com" at the top left of this album.

Beverly's Valentine's Day Concert (2010)

  • B) Milbyites in Attendance
    Beverly Frankinson Allison invited us all to attend her Amadeus Woodwind Quintet concert on Feb. 14. Click on thumbnails or titles to see photos of the event.

Feb First Lunch Bunch 2010

  • Conclusion
    Jody Bugg invited the Ladies of the Milby Class of 1960 to meet for lunch on Monday, February 1. Click on titles or thumbnails to see the photos of this occasion and read the narrative.

Milby Class of '59 Reunion

  • Zc
    October 16-18, 2009 was the weekend for the 50th Reunion of the Milby Class of 1959. These guys were our heroes - the "older" classes always are! Click on titles or thumbnail to see photos of that great group of Buffalo.

Current Photos of 1960 Milby Grads - Photo Album

  • Ac) Alton Couvillon
    Current photos of Milby grads and their friends and families (especially grandkids and great grandkids and/or other 2nd and 3rd generation youngsters). Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images. Send your photos and narrative to your blogmeister. (davise@swbell.net)

Milby's Jim Post in Concert, November 2009

  • S - Jim and Karla
    Going back in time to make a new set of memories, Ed and Karla joined Randy and Jeanine on a pleasant 2 hour drive in the country to the sleepy little town of Crockett. Click thumbnails or titles to see the photos and read the narrative.

John, Larry & Charles ~ Just Hanging Out, Oct 2009

  • F - Tasha
    Three Buffs and their brides had a great time hanging out at a campground "somewhere in East Texas". Click on titles or thumbnails to view and read.

Charlotte's Wedding Album (Oct. 2009)

  • J - God's Plans
    Remember the lovely Cinderella Story Charlotte shared with us a while back? Well, here's the beginning of the next chapter - HER Wedding!!!. Click on the titles or thumbnails for a larger view and narrative.

Sonny Jones & "American Boogie" ~ June 2009

  • D) The Pastels circa 1960
    A group of Milby Buffs gathered in Kemah to enjoy Sonny Jones and the band "American Boogie" perform. Click on titles or thumbnails to view photos and read captions. June 27, 2009

Karla's African Adventure in the 60's

  • Sb) Shopping with Masai Along the Road
    Check out the adventurous life Karla and Ed Davis lived in Africa in the 60's. Made memories to last a lifetime! Click on titles or thumbnails to enlarge photos and read captions.

Kemah and Galveston After Ike, March '09

  • Zm) An Encouraging Symbol
    While there is still much devastation, and much more work to be done, the rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast are in full swing. Click on title or thumbnail to see photos and read narrative of the trip Karla and Ed Davis took to that area during Spring Break.

What I Did This Summer ~ 2009

  • Z) Charlotte, Bo, and Gladys at a Luau
    Do you remember this favorite topic teachers assigned for a first writing project when school started each fall? Let's revisit it through our classmates' photos and captions. Click photos to open/enlarge and to read narrative.

Holiday Gatherings, 2008

  • (Od) Icicles
    Click on each title or thumbnail to enter the album and see enlarged views. Then send us some photos of your Holiday Gatherings (folks and activities) so we can e-congregate with you! (send to Karla as e-mail attachments).

Favorite Fall Photos 2008

  • (Ace) - Sunrise in Marble Falls
    Click on titles or thumbnails to view enlarged images and read captions for these often gorgeous, sometimes humorous, and usually informative Favorite Fall Photos submitted by our classmates.

Bikers and Babes (2008)

  • B - Bikers and Babes
    Enjoy this report of a party hosted by Charlotte Vann Casselberry. Click on titles or thumbnails to view enlarged images.

Hurricane Ike Scenes

  • A - Kemah after Ike
    Click on the titles or thumbnails to show enlarged views of these photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. September 13th, 2008

Sheila's Flora and Fauna ~ 2007

  • E - Honey Bees and Bumble Bees
    Click on titles or thumbnails to enlarge photos and read comments about "the animals that visit us at our place in the country".

Larry's Nightly Visitors, '08 & '09

  • H - The Whole Gang Came Along
    Click on titles or thumbnails to enlarge photos and read comments about the Raccoons in Larry's world.

Larry's Incredible Century Plant, Spring 2009

  • N - All But the Top Four in Bloom - June 28, 09
    Throughout the Spring and into the Summer we have watched as Larry Smith's Century plant "does its thing"! Click on thumbnails or titles to see this incredible sight. Read captions for details.

Destination Kenney (AKA Sheila's TAG SALE) 2008

  • G - A Gathering of the Herd
    The idea is conceived, the adventure ensues, the saga unfolds... On 5/9/2008, Sheila Steele Howard sent an e-mail to this blogmeister, inquiring about the possibility of advertising a TAG SALE that was to be held in the Ag Hall in Kenney, Texas on June 6 & 7. Click on this title or image to view more on this topic. Then click on the thumbnail of each photo to view the enlarged picture.

On the Road with John and Linn, June 2008

  • A - John and Linn, "Partners" on the Road
    John and Linn Echoff recently returned from a 3492 mile road trip, taking time to “smell the roses” throughout the heartland of America. Click on this title or image to view some of the sights they saw and to read John’s narrative. Then click on the thumbnail of each photo to view the enlarged picture.

Travel with Gladys

  • O - Versailles
    "Bo and I have been blessed to travel to a lot of different countries over the last 17 years. What a joy to see so many of the beautiful places in this world." Click on this title to see the places in the world that Gladys Payne Bohac has been privileged to visit. Once inside the album, click on each thumbnail for an enlarged view and the accompanying narrative.

"Holiday Expressions", Charlotte and Gladys (2007)

  • "Razzle Dazzle Red"
    Charlotte Vann Casselberry Dew and Gladys Payne Bohac create beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts and sell them through their business, "Holiday Expressions". Click on the title or thumbnail to open the album. Once in, click on each thumbnail to see an enlarged view of some of their creations and to read other information about their business.

Karla's Projects

  • AD - Kaleidoscope of Ryan
    My sense of personal fulfillment seems to be somewhat dependent on having a creative project in progress. My projects seldom conform to anything seen in hobby shops or magazines. They are, however, creative, and they are all mine! Double click on this title to open. Inside, double click on any thumbnail to see an enlarged image and read about the project. (Then - as always - send me your stuff so I can create a project photo album on the blog for YOU!)

Ken Corey - Our Man in Macedonia, 2008

  • 01 - Ken Corey on the "Boardwalk" in Macedonia
    Ken Corey and his wife Carole spent a few years in the beautiful city of Skopje, Macedonia while Ken managed a building project. Let's view this part of the world through their eyes and experiences! To open this album, click on the title or the photo. Once inside, be sure to click on thumbnails to view larger images and read narrative.

Paul Schrader's Gorilla Trek, July 2007

  • A Bit of Paul's Bio
    Paul Schrader and his wife, Carolyn, recently (July 2007) returned from a trip to Africa during which they were privileged to engage in a trek to view the mountain gorillas of Uganda . Click on this album title to view the pictures and read Paul's commentary. When viewing the photos, click on the thumbnails for an enlarged image.

Christmas 2007 Photo Album

  • P - Larry Smith Family, Christmas 2007
    Let's share the photos that we took at Thanksgiving or over the Christmas Holidays this year (2007). Click on this title or thumbnail to open this album. Then, as you look at each image, double click on the thumbnail for an enlarged view.

Elementary Class Photos

  • Immaculate Conception Catholic School
    These will take you WAY BACK! Here are photos from our elementary school classes. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.) If you can supply more info or other photos, contact your blogmeister. (davise@swbell.net)

Photos from Deady Junior High

  • Deady Band - Our 8th Grade Year
    For most of us, this age was pretty awkward as we were continually changing in every way. But it was an exciting time too, as we met and made new friends from the other elementary schools that fed into Deady. See if you recognize the Milby 1960 graduates among these smiling faces. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.) Submit other photos or information to your blogmeister. davise@swbell.net

Various Milby Era Photos (1957-60)

  • Austin 1961
    Our Milby Buffalo yearbooks contain many photographs that serve as the basis for memories of our days at Milby. Some of us have other photos of various activities and events during the years we were in high school that were not in the Buffalo. This album contains photos that fit in that category. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.) Send your photos and info to your blogmeister. davise@swbell.net

1958 Carats Program

  • '58 Carats Program Cover
    We all have memories of various plays and programs participated in or attended during our high school days. Here are some photos of the 1958 Carats Program to embellish those memories. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.)

1959 Carats Program

  • '59 Carats Cover
    We all have memories of various plays and programs participated in or attended during our high school days. Here are some photos of the 1959 Carats Program to embellish those memories. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.)

1960 Carats Program

  • '60 Carats Show Cover
    We all have memories of various plays and programs participated in or attended during our high school days. Here are some photos of the 1960 Carats Program to embellish those memories. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.)

Milby Kaleidoscope Programs

  • Kaleidoscope Stars, 1959
    We all have memories of various plays and programs participated in or attended during our high school days. Here are some photos from the Plainsman produced Kaleidoscope Program to embellish those memories. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.) Please send any related photos that you have to add to this collection. davise@swbell.net

Milby Drama Department Productions

  • "The Good Hope", Stage 59
    We all have memories of various plays and programs participated in or attended during our high school days. Here are some photos from various productions and activities related to the Milby Drama Department to embellish those memories. (Click on album title to open. Once inside the album, click on individual thumbnails to view larger images.) Please send any related photos that you have to add to this collection. davise@swbell.net
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