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Karla Lofgren Davis

It's Wednesday, Jan 9th, and I just checked out Malcolm's Australian Travel blog link(doing a little routine maintenance of the blog). Seems I caught it just as he is departing on another trip, one that seems to have great importance to his industry. His work fascinates me - I love honey and I was stung by a bee once - or twice - or more. Anyway, check it out. He has two links in the website section, so browse through the website links in the right sidebar, being sure you get the Australian one first. Karla

Malcolm T. Sanford

Dear Folks,

Notice my e-mail change beeactor@apisenterprises.com

Just off a stint of being in the play Greetings! here at Gainesville, Florida's Acrosstown Repertory theater http://acrosstown.org/

After that, I attended the National Beekeeping Convention in Sacramento, CA and was able to visit my cousin who lives in Sonoma.

You can check out my blog for the latest on that event:

http://abeekeepersblog.blogspot.com/

Karla  Lofgren Davis

Makes me wish I lived closer to Gainesville, Florida. Malcolm's theater group seems to have a lively offering, and it would be fun to see one of our own performing there.

Speaking of which, check out the website for Jimmy Post - Milby Class of 1958 - that is linked in our righthand sidebar. I'd love to see one of his shows as well. Karla

Malcolm T. Sanford

The great honey bee dieoff has generated a lot of press and this has stimulated more research, which so far has given us no "smoking gun," revealing a cause. Many people are asking me about this and those interested should see both http://beeculture.com/content/ColonyCollapseDisorder.cfm and http://www.ento.psu.edu/MAAREC/ColonyCollapseDisorderInfo.html

Malcolm T. Sanford

Yet some more activity to report. I am currently doing a run of On Golden Pond at the High Springs Community Theater in High Springs, FL. I play the part pioneered by Henry Fonda in the movie, Norman Thayer, Jr. This is a difficult role in some ways as I am not 80, but nevertheless it is relevant to my life as I have several relatives in this age group.

When this concludes, I will again participate in The Generation Connection camp, now going into it's sixth year http://thegenerationconnection.com/

After that it's off to adult ball room dance camp at Brigham Young University. I continue to add material to my Squidoo site http://www.squidoo.com/apis

I am invited to Ohio, New York and Turkey in the fall on beekeeping related assignments, which I will put up on the blog
http://abeekeepersblog.blogspot.com/

Karla Lofgren Davis

What a full and interesting life Tommy is leading!!! I am so happy that I clicked on his blog link today (http://abeekeepersblog.blogspot.com/). You'll have to copy and paste that URL into your browser, but there are true links elsewhere in this bio page and at the bottom of the right sidebar (he has two - it's the one that has Australia in the title.)

Here's the deal...now he is off to Israel, and the entries on his blog make for fascinating reading. I can say, 'I KNOW THAT GUY!!!" Scroll to the bottom of the current section of his blog to read the day by day report as his trip unfolds.

Hmmm, let's see... the most exciting thing in MY day today is the little boy that is currently in the office crying and screaming because...He just wanted to see what it was like in the girl's bathroom and if we call his daddy he'll get a whuppin'. :-) Karla

Larry Smith

Give him a break, Karla. I always wanted to see what it was like...but never had the cajonies to go in.

Addendum: You will be happy to know that the principal let this precocious 4 year old off with a stern warning, and did not call his Dad...THIS time! Karla

Linda Strickland

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, much love and joy with family and friends.

Malcolm (Tommy) Sanford

I am back from Israel and Turkey; most of my trip can bee seen on the blog http://abeekeepersblog.blogspot.com
. I am off again to Reno, Nevada on 13 January 2009 to give a presentation on the History of Varroa mites in the U.S. to the American Beekeeping Federation http://abfnet.org

My acting career is taking a break after a run as Dr. Watson in the classic piece, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

I will MC the annual awards ceremony of the High Springs Community Theater on February 7, 2009, see http://myhsct.com

Malcolm

Karla Lofgren Davis

Every few weeks I visit Malcolm (Tommy) Sanford's blog to see if there is anything new. There had been nothing new since July 15th, but this morning I was rewarded for my faithfulness by a new addition, the report of his trip to France. Check it out at:

http://abeekeepersblog.blogspot.com/

(or scroll to the bottom section of the right sidebar for a direct link. He has a website and a blog listed there)

I am truly fascinated by Malcolm's involvement with Apimondia, and in the case of this blog entry I got a double treat as he mentions his travel itinerary in France. One site he mentions is Avignon.

Years ago (like 45 years ago!) Ed and I were touring France by rental vehicle and I saw a road sign for Avignon - definitely not on our intended route, and definitely off the beaten path. I seldom interfere with Ed's travel plans as he works so diligently to develop them. But this time I insisted. WHY??? Because when I was a kid taking piano lessons I had to memorize a piece entitled, "On the Bridge at Avignon". Ed had never heard of either - the song or the bridge. Nevertheless he acquiesced and off we went.

We found a delightful, quaint village - with a bridge - and an ancient castle complete with mote. As it was evening, the site was closed, but a caretaker allowed us to enter the castle grounds... where we were promptly chased by a pack of wild dogs. Amazing how I could scramble up that stone wall.

But I digress. No need to go into the details of our tiny pension room with sink hanging over the narrow bed or the dwarf-like, somewhat grotesque country folk assembling in the town square for a celebration that evening.

Enough! Just check out Malcolm's RECENT travels and scientific information. And Malcolm, I'd be interested in your description of present day Avignon and other places you visited on this trip. Karla

Lyrics:
"On the bridge at Avignon,
We are dancing, we are dancing.
On the bridge at Avignon,
We are dancing in a row.

Ladies all dance this way,
Gentlemen dance this way,...repeat chorus"

Brilliant!!! Have you ever sung this song???

Perhaps...

Sur le pont d'Avignon
L'on y danse, l'on y danse
Sur le pont d'Avignon
L'on y danse tous en rond
Les beaux messieurs font comm' ça
Et puis encore comm' ça

OMG, Wikipedia has a fascinating piece on the town, the bridge, and the song. if you have interest, or nothing else to do today, check this out at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pont_Saint-B%C3%A9nezet

Or for a photo tour, go to http://www.virtourist.com/europe/avignon/index.html

WOW!!! Can't wait to show this site to Ed - maybe after all these years I will be vindicated - he will agree that Avignon IS a place of interest - we missed a LOT of features by setting off early the next morning to get back on his scheduled route.

Whether literal (on a trip) or figurative (on a blog) I just love chasing rabbits!!! (and I DO have a life!!!) Hey! Tell us about some delightful out-of-the-way and off-the-beaten-path places you have serendipitously discovered along the intended routes of your life. KD

B-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z ... don't forget to check out Malcom's blog!!!

Malcolm (Tommy) Sanford

I didn't mention that I stayed in my friend David Carpita's bed and breakfast Mas de Cornud http://www.mascornud.com/ for a couple of nights. This is a really great place; if one can get six people interested, David and his Egyptian wife Nito will design a cooking tour and teach technique as well. David and I were classmates at the American Institute of Foreign Trade in 1967, now the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management. http://www.thunderbird.edu/. David retired from a banking career to move to San Remy de Provence; as his e-mails state: "every one has two countries, his own and France."

[Karla adds: Thank you so much for the additional information, Malcolm. WOW!!! The place where you stayed sounds incredible. Wish I was in the market for a trip to France - I'd sure enough consider making Mas de Cornud the centerpiece of the adventure!]

Malcolm T. Sanford

The latest from Gainesville is one of the coldest winters on record and we moved to the Sunshine state for other reasons. The next situation is the budget crunch in Gainesville with teachers being laid off as well as police and fire fighters.

I am cast as Stanley in the High Springs Community Theater of Run for your Wife http://highspringscommunitytheater.com

I continue my bee work; I gave a talk in Moultrie, GA during a snow storm. I am due to go to Ghana and Brazil in the fall. My blog is getting a little old; I should keep it up more, but instead concentrate on the Global Beekeeping Calendar http://my.calendars.net/bee_culture and Apis newsletter http://apis.shorturl.com

I can't make the reunion this year, but got a nice call from Chairman Ray; always glad to hear from him.

Malcolm T. Sanford

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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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