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08/19/18 12:43 AM #596    

 

John Tillman

My wife and 2 of her sisters just returned from three weeks in Italy flying Emirates Airlines. There was a free zip-up cloth pencil case with several different small items in each seat on the aircraft as a promotional give-away for everyone.
When they arrived back to Brisbane a number of the cases were just left in the seats. My wife asked if she could have some of the extras, and the flight attendants said they could have as many of them as they want- please take them.  Apparently the cases left in the seats are thrown away at the end of the flight and not used again.

So my wife arrived home the following morning with four extra Emirates pencil cases to use as gifts as the need arises.  She started going through each case to be sure what was in each one and one seemed particularly full.  It ended up containing an Australian Passport, $50 and several other personal items.  Fortunately the person had filled out the immigration entry card so we had her phone number.

My wife immediately called her and the woman answered her phone with "you have found my Passport"
Unfortunately she had just gotten off the phone after spending all morning cancelling her brand new passport that we now had in our possession.

There must be a lesson to learn.


 

 

 

 

 


10/11/18 01:58 PM #597    

 

Margaret Todd (Farney)

This was posted by the Class of '65.  My brother Jim Todd sent it to me since Bonnie was in his class.
 
Hello Classmates - I talked with Bonnie Williams Harry yesterday and she let me know her husband of almost 50 years and a fellow OHHS '63 classmate passed away on October 1, 2018.
Memorial Service  for Alan Harry will be Octboer 13, 2018 at 11:00am.
Salem Lutheran Church
905 Frederick Road - Catonsville MD 21228
Reception immediately following Memorial Service at Matthew's - 1600 Frederick Road Catonsville MD 21228

10/23/18 12:03 AM #598    

 

Joseph Mazza

Great seeing Susan Russ Bauman and Chet Wright at our Naval Academy 50th reunion last weekend!


11/14/18 02:15 PM #599    

 

Hoyt Galloway

I found Penny Wadro’s high school reunion page. She might be in some of the photos: http://www.dwightmorrow58.com/class_index.cfm


11/28/18 04:14 PM #600    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Today, November 28, 2018, would have been Don Kester's 73rd birthday.  He was one of the oldest in the class of '64 (if not the oldest) and the contributions he made to us and the world will always be remembered and will affect future generations.  Rest in peace, Don, on the Great Clipper Ship in Heaven!  You will always be in our hearts!  Jane Y  P.S.  This is one of Don's last entries:

Donald Kester posted a message. Apr 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm   (He died less than a year later on March 20, 2018.)

I'm finding that this "getting old" business is wearisome. Have to keep reminding myself that "I'm not 60 any more". Still enjoying a very full-time job helping my clients - and hopefully some more - with their money challenges and opportunities. A 1913 house provides many projects for the weekends. If anyone wants a now native guide to Pittsburgh or hints on restaurants while passing through, please find me.  Hope that all reading this are well and that those gone rest in peace.


01/20/19 10:58 PM #601    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

The Class of '64, according to available information,

lost 5 wonderful and precious classmates in 2018: 

Bob Misdom

Don Kester

Eloise Bowden Nisbet

Dorothy Bailey Cook

Jerry Curtis

We are blessed to have had them in our lives and, especially, during a formative time in life!  The Class of '64 has many beloved classmates on the great Clipper Ship in Heaven and, in their memory, let's care for each other here, keep in touch, pray for one another, count our blessings, and share the joys we have had with others, WHILE WE CAN!

I hope many classmates will be at our 55th Reunion to share, hug, and remember OHHS!  

God bless and GODSPEED!   Hugs & love, Jane


01/21/19 03:25 PM #602    

Cecil Trollinger

thank  you  jane for  the tribute to  our fellow Clippers. unless you plan  on  living  forever(i don't) please make  plans to  catch up with  classmates in  Oct. at  our  55th reunion. see you  there!


01/22/19 05:17 PM #603    

 

Dale Johnson

We try to make the best of the time we have. 

Dale J.  for Shirley Ann Johnson (Best)


01/22/19 06:52 PM #604    

Susan Russ (Bauman)

I should look at the posts more often.  Thank you Jane for posting the names of our passed classmates.  We mourn the loss of all of them.  I wish health and happiness for all of our Clippers.  I am thankful to have survived the Big C - at least for now.  May 2019 bring you all to come to our next reunion.


01/24/19 12:25 AM #605    

 

John Tillman

Yes, I suspect most of us are into "Extra Innings" now.


01/24/19 12:37 PM #606    

 

Joseph Mazza

Good way to put it, John. 


01/24/19 03:51 PM #607    

Cecil Trollinger

gee,  i  was   hoping  we hadn't reached the 7th  inning stretch yet.


01/26/19 11:04 AM #608    

 

Donald Moore, Jr.

An old friend sent me these two links (he is from Suitland but an ok guy). The jingles associated with them have been running through my head ever sense and I can’t get rid of them. I am sending this in hopes that they will migrate to one of you and free up my head. Best of luck, hope to be at the reunion in OC.

http://www.thejoyboys.com/eleonard.htm

https://email.getpocket.com/wf/click?upn=JYIMZT5-2Fob-2F62XkCWVTDp3-2FwmNCQNN15Xy-2FBl9rU77xUOKxcxoql5SkW9lz2rEdXQEzjBOekH9cCulSTBOWtxfODXDV4OrOpe5bZHoydf6BD7FsWx7T9n3VxdCdqFB-2F348hR7ai-2FVDqEEEJoyO6or5ld5E8GTXs1kPyWbPZFzIeNbYZBBJLpRDTW1LvP6OTz_o5XZDIB89xK1-2BbAKrC5Q5EIKPo2myI-2FBUDX-2BmOpJpI5YVaQx7GQtahehs6KC0ykE-2BoDPlDqZh8gQ-2FSUH-2FDlwQBn1ODjQy4SVtJoXTtjxNhVs-2FAFuYBNg5jxtiIqr-2B-2BWNen2YvVtPYG3eCqffdA4qUcy6PMTJL1OhudOXLKuCRJmSIo-2FnMxtRxnwF7aqu2vmukq6sOMgPLf188wB17GIoUH4eB27EhWO7Wh8bo5bL2OE5gnwGLLWlusv2xjskA11sQD7pb-2FzdB0y6rI8QGYe-2B0BV04ygRPUZlWH4oMhb1P4S4lsdEeTJJk5xmwBth1m945iNFqS-2BOr-2FZtZs91xI1mhzOG7EK6B9YSSs06T-2Fb62NN-2BeZITWWv2j7wQfADkvoQBqE3cuwRQgMdCfYUVL3G3838U7xd1e4fw143jl41Ro31mC2P4Wot-2FbecSE3TkTzR8Yu9jKrp-2B-2FCSDhNSI9WrLrQmopGPR9tq1-2FW85BAIDT6paQbt3HRw8m8bKHsLkT5FBLhD6ELT9RmxZiXvuxmhNBS6R9EcVc4Kozt4DzJi4QGh5OdouDMUgoXdHH83tslY9


01/26/19 09:32 PM #609    

 

John Tillman

Ah, the Joy Boys!  Ed Walker and Willard Scott.
I never listened to them on radio, however I had a good friend in High School who listened to them all the time and would continually sing their opening ditty.

http://www.thejoyboys.com/sound/short1.mp3

He never sang the cymbal crash at the beginning though.laugh


01/27/19 11:47 AM #610    

 

Grace Dodson (Stasica)

Jane, thank you for reminding us of those we lost last year.  Blessings - Grace


01/27/19 11:59 AM #611    

 

Steve Pasquini

That great old Eddie Leonard’s jingle Is particularly meaningful to me!   When I was a disc jockey on WPGC, I played that jingle hundreds of times. Certainly you remember “Good Guy Jumping Jack Rabbit!”. Yep, that was me, 10 AM to 3 PM, late 1969 through early 1970.  I also had the pleasure of working with one of the Joy Boys of Radio, Ed Walker (he was blind). When Willard Scott went to NBC in New York to be The Today Show weatherman, Ed moved from WRC to WLMD where I was on the air as “Steve Alexander”.  Ed was as  fine a gentleman as I had ever met.  My radio days also included WEEL, WHMC and WPIK; as “Tony Mann”. All a blast!  So, I bought three other radio stations, built them up over 15 years and sold them.  Those great old radio days have enabled me to be pretty good at “name that tune“.  Oh, did I forget to tell you that  I ran into Janis Joplin at Woodstock?   That’s another whole story for another time. All of this because of an Eddie Leonard‘s sandwich shop jingle!  Got a run now honey bunny, it’s good guy jumping jack rabbit on color radio WPGC with a six pack of hits from the dial with a smile, where good guy Harv Moore, the boy nextdoor,  is the man in the morning, woo let’s go! (Play Born to be wild)


01/27/19 09:23 PM #612    

 

James Novotny

There was also Harden and Weaver and The Car Guys.  You don't need pictures to see what you're hearing.  Harden and Weaver's lawyers were Sandbar, Quagmire, Flostsom and Jetison.  Back when we were kids I believe WMAL had a half hour of comedy around 11:30 at night.  Dad would set his radio to shut off when the show was over and crank up the volume for all to hear.  From that half hour I grew very fond of the radio comedians especially The Bickersons.


01/28/19 01:42 PM #613    

 

Joseph Mazza

Remember the five minute TV show Sam & Friends? Forerunner of the Muppets. Puppets mouthing popular songs of the time. "Sam and Friends, brought to you by -- Esskay!"

 


03/08/19 10:26 AM #614    

 

Jean Clevenstine (Wright)

Larry Humm

I received a call the other week from Rick Custis letting me know that Larry Humm has past away from a heart attack.

He was living with his wife in Beliza.

I know that he was in our class but not sure as to why he's not in the yearbook or did not gradulate with us.

Maybe someone can solve the mystery of this.

Jean


03/10/19 02:11 PM #615    

 

Steve Pasquini

So sad to know about Larry.   I remember him well.  He was such a fine guy.  Condolences to his friends and family.  Rest in peace old friend. 


03/15/19 08:30 PM #616    

 

David (Bob) Chance

From:  Patricia Brown Lackey
Email:   


I saw the notice for the OHHS64 reunion in the Washington Post with your contact information. I want to let you know that my brother, George Michael Brown, died April 16, 2013 of cancer. He will no longer be among your missing. Thanks, Patricia Brown Lackey, OHHS65. 


05/01/19 12:32 PM #617    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Having taught grades 1, 2, 3/4, 4, 6, 7,  and 8,( in variouis states--MA; MD--P. G. Co., and St. Mary's; KY, VA--Hampton and Newport News, as well as teaching soldiers BSEP (basic skills ed. program) at Ft. Knox (and encouraging them to go to college--many did :)! ), and have been a school counselor in KS as well as being a parent counselor for Oregon State Children's Services Division (a dual M.A.), my most difficult challenges were during the last 16 years in Newport News, VA. Along with the usual stress, etc., of teaching middle school, I have found that the physical issues were profound--2 carpal tunnel surgeries--too much writing; 2 cataract surgeries from using an overhead computer; stomach issues from 7th graders showing off to classmates and squirting hand sanitizer into my tea mug on my desk for 4+ months (Oct-Jan); and 2 concussions--#1--a nail holding one end of a 6' metal movie screen came out of the mortar between the cement blocks causing the screen to fall down and hit the right side of my head in front of 8th graders, 3/12; #2--an out-of control 6 th grader who loudly proclaimed, "I didn't take my ADHD medicine today!" as he ran around the room and was one pf my favorites, literally ran into me at dismissal time.  I was standing outside of the door and he ran into me, causing me to go backwards across the hall and hit the concrete block wall hard. Immediately, my head went back and forth against the wall and I hit the wall so hard that I lost bladder control!!  (Thank God I was wearing jeans!)  Yesterday, while I was tutoring 4-6 year olds, one of the other teachers can to me and told me that she had seen a news report about the boys putting hand sanitizer in my tea cup on youtube.  If you are interested in seeing 2 local stations report of that incident the news reports from back then (which I saw for the first time last night--4/30/19), here's the info to type in on youtube:

413 views6 years ago  Anita Blanton reports.
 

 

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2.6K views6 years ago  abc13.news (CH. 13)  Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston said a school resource officer at Hines Middle got information in January that a ..
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.What a way to get on TV--at least my name wasn't used.  And, in court, I asked for leniency for the boys because they really weren't doing it maliciously but just to be "cute" when my back was turned.

 

Jane Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/01/19 12:32 PM #618    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Having taught grades 1, 2, 3/4, 4, 6, 7,  and 8,( in variouis states--MA; MD--P. G. Co., and St. Mary's; KY, VA--Hampton and Newport News, as well as teaching soldiers BSEP (basic skills ed. program) at Ft. Knox (and encouraging them to go to college--many did :)! ), and have been a school counselor in KS as well as being a parent counselor for Oregon State Children's Services Division (a dual M.A.), my most difficult challenges were during the last 16 years in Newport News, VA. Along with the usual stress, etc., of teaching middle school, I have found that the physical issues were profound--2 carpal tunnel surgeries--too much writing; 2 cataract surgeries from using an overhead computer; stomach issues from 7th graders showing off to classmates and squirting hand sanitizer into my tea mug on my desk for 4+ months (Oct-Jan); and 2 concussions--#1--a nail holding one end of a 6' metal movie screen came out of the mortar between the cement blocks causing the screen to fall down and hit the right side of my head in front of 8th graders, 3/12; #2--an out-of control 6 th grader who loudly proclaimed, "I didn't take my ADHD medicine today!" as he ran around the room and was one pf my favorites, literally ran into me at dismissal time.  I was standing outside of the door and he ran into me, causing me to go backwards across the hall and hit the concrete block wall hard. Immediately, my head went back and forth against the wall and I hit the wall so hard that I lost bladder control!!  (Thank God I was wearing jeans!)  Yesterday, while I was tutoring 4-6 year olds, one of the other teachers can to me and told me that she had seen a news report about the boys putting hand sanitizer in my tea cup on youtube.  If you are interested in seeing 2 local stations report of that incident the news reports from back then (which I saw for the first time last night--4/30/19), here's the info to type in on youtube:

413 views6 years ago  Anita Blanton reports.
 

 

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2.6K views6 years ago  abc13.news (CH. 13)  Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston said a school resource officer at Hines Middle got information in January that a ..
********************************

.What a way to get on TV--at least my name wasn't used.  And, in court, I asked for leniency for the boys because they really weren't doing it maliciously but just to be "cute" when my back was turned.

 

Jane Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/07/19 04:28 AM #619    

 

John Tillman

Hi everyone,
Well, days are growing shorter and it has finally cooled down. I lit the fire for the first time last night.  The Temperature was down to 4oC this morning.

I will soon be off for another year of quiet mornings communing with nature while stealing the queens firewood.  I have reached the point where I want to keep a 3 year supply on hand "just in case"


05/08/19 02:07 AM #620    

 

John Tillman

Of course my quiet mornings spent communing with nature does involve the use of a chainsaw

Chainsaw animated emoticon


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