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April 13, 2008

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Retirement Information

Linda (and all of you Buffs), be sure to read the article about Thurburn Barker and how he is spending his retirement time. WOW!!! I'm impressed!!! (It's linked in the Biography section mid-right-sidebar.)

I scoured the blog for previously entered information about how our classmates are spending their retirement (pasted below). Be sure to read their biographies in full...this is just a piece of most.

I hope we'll hear much more from these as well as from others. Karla (who is definitely NOT retired, but finds time to enjoy this blog nonetheless!!!)

Paul Schrader – “I am mostly retired, live in Colorado, and enjoy adventure travels.” (see his photo album - linked midway in right sidebar - with the phenomenal pictures and narrative from his Gorilla Trek to Uganda last summer. He has had several other exotic adventures since then - we'd love to have more pix and reports from Paul's adventure travels.)

Charles Simmons – "People ask me if I’m traveling during retirement. After I pick myself up off the floor from laughing so hard, I explain that I traveled the world in the Navy and spent four days out of every seven traveling with the airlines. A cup of coffee with my wife by my side and looking out on our patio works just fine for now!"

Herbert Johns – "In May 2007 I retired to run the roads of Texas again. I have 4 acres here, 27 ac. in Honey Island, 27 ac. in Centerville, a cabin in McDade, a time share, and a nation wide resort membership - so I won't be anywhere for too long except for maintenance and upkeep."

Sandra Lutman Higham - "I retired in 2003 and now spend time with my two granddaughters and my favorite thing - growing orchids."

Glen Langston - "I am a retired United Methodist minister currently serving as senior consultant with Four Seasons Ministry, a private organization equipping church leaders for more effective ministry through workshops, retreats, consultation, and coaching. Currently Tara and I live on a small farm in Mount Solon, VA in the Shenandoah Valley."

John Heard - "On retirement from Miami University in January, 2007, Marthann and I moved to the High Country of North Carolina, to an idyllic little village just outside the town of Boone. We love it here. Even though I am "retired", I'm still active as a performing musician and, in fact, have been enlisted this year to fill in for the ailing bassoon professor at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem."

Bonnie McCool Gervais - "I have retired from Baylor (medicine) after 29 years and we have a 5 month old granddaughter, Faith McCool Leaschber. We also have a home in Breckenridge, so we'll all be spending more time up there. Life is wonderful!"

Carolyn Sikes Magnusson - "After retiring, my life took a big turn for the better. Not having to work 10-12 hours a day anymore, I found several hobbies, mainly gardening and quilting. Vern and I have been married 14 years now, and I'm quite content. Vern has four grown children, so between his kids and my son, I have nine grandchildren. A couple of years ago, Vern and I bought a little acreage and moved to the Hill Country, about 60 miles west of Austin. It's beautiful here… I spend most of my days clearing and burning brush, moving rocks, raising longhorns and fighting rattlesnakes. In the evenings I make quilts for my grandbabies and watch Law and Order reruns on television."

JoAnn Peters Green - "Martin and I enjoy traveling and go very often. We make a run to the casinos about once or twice a month. This year we will be traveling with l5 other RVers to Big Bend in April, staying in condos in Wisconsin and Michigan in July and August and the East Coast and Canada in the fall, with lots of other little trips in between. We will be spending February 27 through March 3 at Lake Medina."

Brenda Joyce Collins Burnett - "I retired in November, plan to take some classes and maybe work 2-3 days a week, but I'm really enjoying this moment."

Charles Crider - "I retired from IT in 2006. Dolly and I have enjoyed camping ever since we got married… and now we have a travel trailer. We inherited a portion of my grandparent’s ranch outside of Marble Falls. In 1983 we had a cabin built and, since my father introduced me to woodworking as a little kid, I made the cabinets and finished the inside. About four years ago I started making pens…from a variety of woods…from deer horns or deer horns with bullet cases. It is a very different kind of woodworking that I really enjoy." Note: check out some photos of the pens Charles makes - go to his bio page and scroll through. Impressive!!! KD

Mary Lou Allen Brewer - "I'm starting my first year of retirement, well, caregiver to my husband and mom, but retirement none the less. No more long drives to work on the over-crowded freeways every morning. I was blessed with three children and seven grandchildren so far. I say blessed because they're now grown and my best friends. I've traveled to several different countries and all over the U.S. but there is still no place like Texas."

Grace Jane Moore and Harvey Ferguson - "We moved from West Texas to East Texas about 8 years ago. Both of us are retired, taking care of grandkids 24/7 because their mom is a single, working parent."

Larry Smith - "Charleen and I have been retired for two years, and we are living on 13 acres up in the woods near Plantersville (Ren Fest). We have 3 grandkids (3,6,7) who stayed with us last week while their parents were camping near New Braunfels. We are still recovering!!"

Gladys Payne Bohac - "In 1999 when we retired back home in Katy I had a lot of health issues, doing fine now though. We love to get together with old friends and family members. Bo and I have seven grandchildren between us. I have a son & daughter and Bo has the same. Our family keeps us busy. We are active in 2nd Baptist Church West Campus and love every minute of it."

John Hammerle - "John Hammerle is the retired Executive Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Dallas Independent School District."

Linda Little Strickland

Hey ya'll, this retirement is great. I sleep when I want to, watch tv all night if I want to. Been reading my dog training book - very interesting. I have been camping/fishing... that was a hoot. Will tell you that story when I get my pictures developed. I have been thinking about going to CVS drug store on Sunday afternoon and getting lessons on how to use this digital camera.

Thinking how I will spend my check from the goverment... gas? The Arabs get it.....Fruit/Veg.? Mexico gets it. Car? The Japanese get it....Walmart? China gets it. Think I will spend it on yard sales....Then I know it will be helping the American people. At the present time I am reading a book titled, "The Barter Book" - very interesting.

Exercise continues to be a part of my life. According to David Hariton, author of "Survival of the Thinnest", we have to trick our body into thinking we run for a living, like the cave men that had to hunt for food daily and in the long run burned up fat. "Pick an exercise you enjoy and that you think you can sustain for the rest of your life, for your body is like Cinderella's coach. As soon as you stop exercising it will turn back into a pumpkin", according to David Hariton. Great book!

Food is a big thing here. I was raised in the country, people here eat out for breakfast. This is Paula Dean land, cooking/family and party for any reason. Savannah has 400 restaurants to choose from. Back to the books. See how nice it is to be retired and read all these books that I had planned to read. What are the rest of you doing? Will send pictures later. Linda

Now We Know...

Karla writes...
Linda has been asking what those fortunate retirees of our herd have been doing with their leisure time. She has given us a few hints about what SHE is doing nowadays, but an e-mail I received from her this A.M. may be the best clue to her activities. I can see it now…

Foil Box Ends…who knew?

I bet not many of you knew this. I've been using aluminum foil and plastic wrap for more years than I care to remember. Great stuff, but sometimes it can be a pain. You know, like when you are in the middle of doing something and you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. I looked at the end of a Reynolds foil box and written on the end it said, "Press here to lock end". Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran Wrap and a Kroger brand and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran Wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up. I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this, but in case you didn’t, I'm sharing this with you.

Karla here again… I have a sneaky suspicion that Linda was forwarding one of those clever stories that float around in cyberspace (although she is certainly clever enough to come up with this all by herself, the subject line did indicate it was a "forward"). But I did go right into my kitchen to check it out (no need to consult SNOPES on this one) and it is indeed true. This may radically change my life forever. Thanks, Linda. Keep passing your new-found wisdom along to the rest of us, and... WATCH OUT, HELOISE!!!

Mike Roberts

Hi all you tiring Buffs and retiring Buffs. What's RETIREMENT ? ?

I got an e-mail response to my BIO that told me I needed to add a line or so as I am no longer in South Houston. So I will do it here. (And Karla has now added it to Mike's bio page as well)

During my working life I was always looking for ways to elevate my income without doing anything like work and so I bought some investment Real Estate. Sold it when we moved to The Woodlands. Did okay. Watched the commodity markets as well and tried my hand. oooopS. Put in $ 500.00 and the mkt ate that right up, case closed.

When I found out that The Company was going to move in the late ' 80's and many people were going to be cut, I told Marilyn that our plan to build or buy another place was in jeopardy as I might get laid-off, so we began looking in earnest. She wanted to look for a place close to her sister in Channelveiw and I had seen a property on the VA Repo list that I wanted to see.

We decided to go to Conroe and look at mine first and when we pulled in the circle drive we could see a lake behind the home. As we pulled up to the front Double Doors behind a 40' roofed porch under a 40' balcony above we were in awe! It was open, going into the custom tiled entry which continued thru the dining area to the glass double doors with a veiw of the water behind the home and on thru the ample kitchen, we were aghast ! We put in a bid that evening with an agent and put our house on the rental list. Our bid was accepted ! ! ! Sold our RE investments when we moved to The Woodlands. This was going to be our " RETIREMENT HOME ".

My career at Hughes Tool Co./Baker Hughes Inc./Hughes Christensen ran 39 years 3 1/2 months. Just could not stand all that prosperity so I retired a little early at the end of May 2006.

I have never looked back ! I just love the idea that I no longer must get up at 4:30 am if I do not choose to. I enjoy my small community and home. I would go fishing at one of the seven lakes in our community most evenings when we first bought here. Since I have retired I have only been fishing maybe twice. I have a honey-do list that only gets longer as I work on it. Funny how that works. I really love the fact that I have things that I can improve on.

This is my passion, STAYING BUSY AND ACTIVE ! !

Jody Bugg

After 38 years in education, I retired in 2002. For the first four years I returned to both Alief and Aldine school districts to help out in third and fourth grades. I even worked a couple of hours a day in a church school in my neighborhood. I've done a little bit of traveling, but not as much as I would like to. Right now, I'm nursing a broken leg and looking after my 94-year-old mother who is still independent and lives in a retirement complex in southwest Houston. The best thing about retirement is that my time is my own. I rarely set my alarm. Yeah! The next best thing is that I no longer pant for the weekend ... I now have six Saturdays and one Sunday in my week. Another yeah! I highly recommend retirement. My motto is:

I don't want to; I don't have to; You can't make me; I'm retired!

Jody Bugg

John Echoff

OK Jody, 'fess up how'd you break your leg? You taking dance lessons from Herbert Johns, or what? Come clean your classmates want to know! Twist, Watusi, Bunny Hop, which one were you trying?

Hope you are back on both feet soon...

John Hammerle

One never retires, as the activities keep on growing and growing, one now has time to reflect the current situations, and make adjustments in the priority of these events. A time to cherish the special moments even more and a time to create even more special opportunities to reflect and cherish. We have enough time if we treat each moment as the first priority and cherish it forever.

Mike Roberts

Hi John, well said, PRIORITIES AND RETIREMENT ! All of my working life I looked forward to the time when I could set my own schedule, choose my own battles or pick my investments in personal companionship. NOW, in retirement, I'm not sure that should have been my objective all along.

My biggest challenge is to bestow on my children, memories, as you say, that I cherish and share with them. Memories we revisit from time to time and share a smile and know that we have a mutual and loving experience.

In essence, knowing I have made mistakes in prioritization, if I am able to relate the knowledge of that experience to my loved ones to improve their choices for the better, then I will have fullfilled that challenge.

John Hammerle

Well said Mike, that appears to be lifes "little secret". Selecting and establishing priorities, and having enough time to reflect and provide self-actualization. Too many times we run out of time. Thank you Mike for your thoughts.

Retirement Q & A

Comment posted by Karla Lofgren Davis.

I was doing a trackback on the Blog Management Site (someone was doing a search on Herbert John's name and it had brought them to our blog) and the trail back led me to a sideroad - a magazine - the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POSTMASTERS RETIRED NEWSLETTER (MARCH 2007). The reference there was a comment by Herbert (himself a retired postmaster). As always, I chased a few rabbits through this online document and came across this bit of retirement humor:

And They Ask Why I Like Retirement!

Question: How many days in a week?
Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday

Question: When is a retiree’s bedtime?
Answer: Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.

Question: What’s the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.

Question: Why don’t retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% discount.

Question: Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
Answer: Tied shoes.

Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.

Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Answer: NUTS!

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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
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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
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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
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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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