Class of '48 classmates that are Gone but Not Forgotten.
ILLA MAE HICKS
NORMAN MC ADAM
RICHARD MC CLINTIC
EARLE MAC DONALD
Clifton, CO - 81520
12/21/12 - end of the world was supposed to be today? Maybe?
Ti's truly a white Christmas here (Clifton, CO) with close to zero
temperatures. Ho? Ho?
Supposed to warm up (coming of Hell?) before Santa is supposed to
comes to town. Too, if someone took Santa out of Christmas that
would surely certify that we 've experienced the end of the world.
Don't you think?
Vicki and I have been well, active and have had several visits from
and with family members from far away, and close by. Of special
note, we did an early Oct. 21st Thanksgiving by driving to Madison,
WI for a large family celebrated turkey dinner at Vicki's brother's
house in Edgerton, WI. Weather was great (gets bad about middle of
November in WI), and we both enjoyed the October drive. We do note
that there are changes taking place in our lives, like the many new
friends we've been making by now going to Library and Church related
Book Review meetings to replace our diminishing number of hiking,
rafting, camping, hunting, and tennis playing friends. Life does
change as we get older, but this is the time of the year we like to
sit around with old and new friends to talk about all of our past
adventures - which includes you.
Thinking of you, Vicki and George
comrade news reported in the Wildcat Alumni bulletin of November
Broadway reports from Orville, Calif. he retired from the
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1980. Art Wilson
reports from Blyth, CA he retired after 27 years from a law
enforcement career and has recently self-published “Runways in the
Sand”- a World War II history of the Blythe Army Air Base.
Cleo Eyre Teissedre is living in Tucson, AZ, still painting
and adding her photography art to the mix she has on display in
selected art galleries. James O. McCallum is living
in Sun Lakes, Banning, CA, playing slow pitch baseball and bowling
in two senior bowling leagues in Moreno Valley. Andrew Stephen
“Steve” Marshal is living in Granite Bay, CA in a
comfortable care home near two of his seven children. Steve says he
welcomes news from old friends. Notes can be mailed to Steve at
“9890 Village Center Drive, Granite Bay, CA – 95746,” and e-mails to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Bob Humble and Marilyn Lambert
Humble celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Bob writes he is looking forward to next year’s football season.
Father James Miller writes that he
and raised in Wisconsin, but having spent a good bit of time in
California he no longer appreciates Wisconsin winters. But, he does
have parishioners who go ice fishing and provide him with supplies
of filleted blue gills. Jim writes he had nineteen of them for
dinner the other night, and although small they are terribly good.
And, that he will be off in another couple of weeks for a Caribbean
cruise, signing off with his best to all and wishing us all a
bountiful New Year.
Vicki & I are
just back from trip to San Angelo, TX with adventure of nipping off
a piece of the recent blizzard at Clines Corner, NM. Good to be
home again, and catch up on our e-mail.
From Bob and Marty
Olds in Newport Beach, CA.:
Pretty much in a routine the past several
years, with our regular activities keeping us happily busy,
entertained, and productive. Retirement is still a time of being
busy! Attendance at performing arts center events and symphony,
visits to our usual vacation spots of Palm Desert, beachfront
Cayucos, and Bodega Bay, and an occasional longer trip, such as a
cruise to New England and Eastern Canada. The gym still gets our
presence most weekdays, I follow a typically errant golf ball around
weekly, and I always have a model train project or two to keep my
attention. Our children and grandchildren are all doing great –
active long term professions for our son and daughter and spouses,
and always another grade for the grandchildren. Here’s a Fall 2010
photo from Halifax:
All the best for the Christmas season and
the New Year! Bob
Picture from Skippy Carmichael:
The seasonal rush and mental/physical
ravages of advancing age have forced me to use e-mail once again.
Regardless, MM and I wish you Merry Christmas and a grand New Year!
Winter is trying to force itself upon us, but weakly - we got
our first dusting of snow this week. The year was quiet, except for
the stress (MM) of moving our home to a retirement community
comprised of a large number of, mostly doddering, Cornell professors
(307 Savage Farm Drive, Ithaca NY 14850)
and getting over a wee bit of surgery (St. Pat’s Day). All’s now
coming along well- the bovine aortic valve is chugging along well
(pigs are now out – too many failures). The docs haven’t figured
out new brains yet.
MM and I send our warmest wishes for happiness and good health!
PS: Remember any of the people in the
attachment? I’m the short, fat assey-looking nerd with the sweater
- in the back row. 7th Grade (7-B); Miss Johnson;
First Avenue School ~1942
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all.
E-Mails with Skippy Carmichael
"As for concerns, I’m recovered from my heart surgery – at least I
function ok. I hope. We got the edge of Hurricane Irene – rain and
wind – but no substantial damage. Actually, we need the rain. We
have two sons who live on Long Island – they were fortunate, with
little damage. One son is still in the Adirondacks, that got
soaked, and doesn’t know about his fishing boat yet. Neighbors said
the home was ok, which is of most concern. Whatever, hurricanes are
a bitch and Vermonters aren’t prepared - why , most believe, should
they. Many perceive the East Coast as North-South; it’s not, and
Boston often gets whacked along with Cape Cod. Helps the building
industry and keeps the boat builders/repair guys busy. I feel for
the poor Southern dirt farmers, etc., who really get beat up at
Hope you are enjoying a fine summer – it’s almost Fall here; ragweed
Picture of Donald & Alice Gallogly from June 2011 Caribbean
Thanks for your e-mail. I am sorry for your loss, as you
say Ted Early, although I don't quite get the "brother"
bit. If your e-mail address means anything you are about
10 years younger than Ted Early and myself, and you
suggest your last name is Russell. ?? Then, as for the
"Gone and Not Forgotten Column" on the '48 web page, I
have never had responsibility for those posting, and I
resist the idea of topping our whoop-tee-do stuff with
death notices. To be clear, the whoop-tee-do stuff on
the '48 page is all volunteered, no one gets paid, and
we are not setting any internet records for hits. Might
be the "me" factor, for which I have repeatedly ask to
pass the job on to another classmate. Unfortunately,
the status of our '48 classmates is not very good for
approx. 90% of us. Those of that are hanging on are
grumpy, arthritic, can't see too well, etc.. As for me,
I';ve got a lot of those problems too, but I like the
idea of celebrating every day of life we have left in
us. We had a turnout of 28 at the Midway All Class
Reunion in San Diego (did you go?) - with spouses that
left a count of about 14 of us who were actually '48
classmates. We had a wonderful time, and give such
great thanks to Jim Regan and his committee for that
wonderful opportunity. Life is good, and believe me, we
do miss the other 398 of our '48 classmates who were not
there at the reunion. . I've received notice of two more
dear friends passing away during the last 30 days -
without anybody to replace them. I am saddened by the
passing of each person I have known, even though I know
we are all of and from an eternal spirit to which we
must all eventually return to again. In the interim,
life is good. It is a time to celebrate, and to be
As for your brother (?), I knew him as a classmate and
respect your expression of sadness for your loss of his
association by way of his passing. I do pray Ted Early
does rest in peace, and that you may do so also.
If you wish, you can send me your mailing address
and phone number
and I will glad to give you a
phone call and discuss any other aspect of your e-mail
message I have not answered for you.
Sincerely, George Harpole :-)
P.S. I am forwarding this correspondence to our MAD web
page Editor for posting on the '48 page - at his
discretion. I am also sending copies to our other '48
On 8/24/2011 11:14 PM,
I am wondering what it takes to get a classmate
who has died, if not the information about them
that was sent to you, at least into the Gone But
Not Forgotten list. About 1 1/2 yrs ago I sent
you a obit notice with some info about my
brother Ted Earley.... To my knowledge you never
put anything in about him and he is still not
listed as Gone But Not Forgotten. Did you know
who Ted was and didn't like him or what? You
sent back a note to me when I wondered about
this a year ago and you said some inane thing
about not putting everybody in because it was
depressing or some such thing. I want you to
know that your not putting the notice that he is
"Gone" is hurtful to those of us who loved him.
We know he had friends who would be interested
in the news even though you perhaps are not. I
would like to know what criteria you use to
determine whether or not to acknowledge this
kind of information. Everyone who was in the
class of "48" should be acknowledged when they
I look forward to your helping me understand
the above situation.
Chris Earley Russell
On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 1:12 AM, George B. Harpole <email@example.com>
The Oct. 1st & 2nd reunion could not have been better. The
1950 MAD Alumni who put the reunion together did the
greatest thing ever done by an MAD Alumni group, and shared
it with the rest of us MAD Cats. I was there, and it was
well worth the almost 1,700 miles total I drove to do the
event, and few extra days to do some sightseeing in San
Diego. I've tried to piece together some photos Vicki and I
took while we were there. Not too good, but I think they
tell the story. The following are the names of those
attending who represented our class of 1948 (28 of us). Be
sure to give the .WMV a try.
See if you can recognize anybody, and share e-mail with
anybody I might have missed and/or you might think would be
Tillie Bradburne*;Ted Caldwell;Phyllis Peterson
Dobson;Louann DuVall Dryden, Jerry Dryden*;Don Gallogly,
Alice Gallogly;Billie Griffin Hawks;George Harpole, Vicki
Harpole*;Bob Humble;Dennis McNulty, Jeanene Duncan*,;Gwen
Maunder*;Fr. James Miller;Laird Moody, Thor Moody*;Bob
Ross;Chuck Sharpe, Nancy Sharpe*;Sharon Spurgeon Sotelo,
Ralph Sotelo*;Ed Thompson, Jan Thompson*;Shirley
Peterson Roach Webster
New link to George's page 9-14-08
The MAD Class of 1948
Above pictures are from our 55th
YES!! There was a 60th 1948 MAD
It happened on Nov. 1st, Santa
Anita Golf Course Clubhouse.
Fantastic turn out!
More details as soon as pictures and full
attendance list arrives.
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