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03/15/19 08:30 PM #616    

 

David (Bob) Chance

From:  Patricia Brown Lackey
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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 ..
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


05/07/19 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


05/30/19 01:39 AM #621    

 

John Tillman

Marinated Firewood

Winters do get cold here in Australia. Even though I live on a latitude similar to that of Sarasota Florida, it is not uncommon for the temperature to fall below freezing at nights in the winter. And it can get very windy, just like DC.
The further south you go, the colder it gets. Melbourne and Canberra are really quite unpleasant in the winter.

Central heating for homes is virtually unheard of in Australia.
I have a free standing wood heater in the corner of my front room that I use to heat the house.
I started heating the house a few weeks ago and will probably have the fire going every night until sometime in October. It is an older house with lots of drafts and no insulation in the walls although we did have insulation installed in the ceiling. That made a huge difference in our ability to heat the house.
We still get through quite a bit of firewood in a year. I steal the Queens windfall firewood from the side of the road.

On another note, I have been making and using biodiesel for about the last 18 years to fuel my cars. There is no shortage of used french fry oil in my back yard, but I have never been able to figure out a safe method of burning the French Fry oil in a wood fired stove to heat my house.
This winter I decided to try "marinating" the firewood to see if that might be a viable method of using the French Fry oil to help heat the house.
My firewood is cut in lengths about 12” to 16” long that I stand upright in a 20 litre (5 gal) pail and pour used French Fry oil into the pail until it is to the top of the pail with just the tops of the firewood sticking clear.
Over the period of 3- 4 days the oil climbs up to the top of the wood and there is a very noticeable lowering of the oil level in the pail.
The wood is saturated in oil- AND DOES IT BURN- WOW!

I do have to be careful controlling the air supply, but once the fire gets established and the air supply adjusted properly it burns really nicely and substantially longer than just a piece of wood.

It is early days yet but I can see a very noticeable decrease in the amount of wood I am burning each night.


05/30/19 04:30 PM #622    

 

Dale Johnson

 

John,

Interesting post by you regarding using that cooking oil to enhance the fireability of cut logs.  Have you checked for btu?  also, is there cresote buildup in the stove pipe?

Run into any Brown snakes ?.  I hear they are quite well known down under....

Dale for Shirley Johnson (Best)


05/31/19 12:30 AM #623    

 

John Tillman

Hi Dale,

I have just started an experiment to determine how much oil is absorbed by the wood.

I weighed 2 pieces of firewood before sticking them in the oil.
I will then weigh them each day for several days to see how much oil is actually absorbed into the wood.

The energy density of seasoned wood is about 15.5 MJ/Kg (about 6,663.81 BTU/ Pound) while the energy density for Vegetable oil is about 42.2 MJ/Kg (about 18,142.75 BTU/ Pound) so I should have a good idea in a few days how much heating the French Fry oil is actually providing.

Last night was down to -3.4C/ 26F which is about as cold as it gets here in Paradise, and I did not burn anywhere near the amount of wood I would normally burn on a night this cold.  I may have just increased my 3 year firewood supply to a 4 or 5 year supply.  Winking smiley 52

I will have to keep an eye on any possible build-up in the chimney. The chimney is a stainless steel pipe about 15' long running straight up through the ceiling and roof.  Normally there is a small build-up of something in it over the heating season and then during the summer months it falls off into the firebox.

Surprisingly, while I have seen a few snakes in my yard over the years, I have never run into any snakes while collecting firewood.  I do keep my eyes open though "just in case".  

Australia is overly blessed with assorted fauna that are best avoided. Besides any number of different species of venemus snakes, there is the tiny irukandji box Jellyfish  along with Stone fish that will happily kill you while swimming if you are not careful.
It is now common practice to only swim at netted beaches at certain times of the year in Northern Australian waters to avoid any possibility of contact with the irukandji jellyfish.

Even the Male Platapus has a barb on it's hind leg that can inject you with a painful venum.

 

 


05/31/19 06:21 PM #624    

 

Dale Johnson

 

John, thanks for the posting on your experiment with the oil and firewood.  I would bet the oil  will add to your heating and reduce the amount of wood you would need, not sure about buildup in the stove pipe, something to keep checking at the end of the seasons I suppose.  

I follow Australia a lot and love that country, New Zealand too.  I know the brown snakes are quite around in the East and South.  Lots of creatures to watch out for there, but Australia is a vast and beautiful place.  I watched the entire Ghan rail trip on my computer over a couple days.  It was quite the rail trip all the way from the South of Australia to the North.  It's called The Ghan, Australias greatest train journey.  I viewed it on my computer, readly available youtube.  

Dale for Shirley Ann Johnson (Best)

 

 


06/05/19 07:59 PM #625    

 

Joseph Mazza

Just ran across this. For those of us who knew him at St Columba, a great loss. 

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-schubert&pid=184181706


06/06/19 12:42 PM #626    

 

James Novotny

Joe,

    I remember "Father" Schubert very well.  He was an outstanding priest and mentor.  He was also the nudge I needed to leave the church.  During our years at Oxon Hill there would be retreats at St. Columba.  I remember Bobby Cox and Linda Peterson also attending.  Joe was a great leader that would make the retreat less solemn and more uplifting.  Then he began to activate for allowing women of the church to use birth control.  Church leadership frowned on that and eventually he ended up in a sort of halfway house for priests who strayed from doctrine.  Gave them a chance to contemplate their failings.  I saw him a couple of times during that period and he was not happy.  I lost track of him after he left the priesthood until one day during regestration at University of Maryland.  In the bookstore I heard someone call my name and it was him.   He was his old bubbly self and we questioned each other about what we would be studying.  As he left he turned and came back with a big grin on his face he said "I want to tell you something, I'm gay".  I asked "Are you happy?".  He gave me a big hug and said yes. 

    After letting such a good and devoted man go I could no longer stay with a church that I already questioned.  Ihonestly have thought of him frequently wondering if he was still as happy as he was in the book store.  Judging from the obit, I didn't have to worry.  

    Thanks for posting this. 


06/06/19 12:43 PM #627    

 

Margaret Todd (Farney)

Thanks for posting this Joe.  Father Shubert was a wonderful priest, and a wonderful man.  I still have very fond memories of the years he spent with us, first at St. Barnabas, then at St. Columba.  The religion class he taught us at St. Columba when we were either Juniors or Seniors in HS was the best I ever had.  It really broadened my perspective on my religious experience.  I always wondered what happened to him after he left the priesthood; now I know.  He went on to become an accomplished artist, educator and activist.  I am truly proud to have known him.


06/06/19 07:03 PM #628    

 

Dale Johnson

You folks all talk about those places that Shirley mentioned numerous times ago.  Indian Head highway, St.. Barnabas (sorry if I spelled it incorrectly), they all seem so familar to me and brings back memories of our  visits back to Shirleys home on Livingston Rd n Oxon Hill Md.    I am also a Marylander, born in Baltimore back in the war years when my dad worked in the open hearth furnaces at  the steel mills at Bethleham steel in Baltimore.  Shirleys brother Gordon  still lives in Maryland and is a first class oil painting artist.  I have a couple of his originals.  

 I'm sorry to rattle on and didn't mean to change the subject but I had to say something about those names you all mentioned, they mean very much to me now years later.  I feel like one of you, though I am not.  

All the best

Dale Johnson for Shirley Ann Johnson (Best) 


06/07/19 11:53 AM #629    

 

Joseph Mazza

Fort Washington picnic summer of '62 right before I left for New Orleans. On the left Chris Thompson (headband), me, and Joe Mattingly; on the right Father Schubert and I'm guessing maybe Dale Bown or Cathy Richardson.

 

 


06/07/19 02:06 PM #630    

Susan Russ (Bauman)

Father Schubert was so inspirational that a group of us from River Ridge used to go to daily mass during lent.  As I remember, he wasn't that much older than we were.  I can still picture him driving his little green VW Beetle.

Looking forward to seeing you all in October.


08/17/19 05:34 PM #631    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Has anyone talked with  or have info re:  Cy C ?  It's like he's off the radar.  Thanks, Jane Y


08/19/19 09:19 PM #632    

Cecil Trollinger

are you  in position to field Jane's question? Cy and I had  lunch last  month . He  is the picture of health and bonhomie(he is taking drugs  for the latter)


09/24/19 01:53 PM #633    

 

Donna Osborn (Fife)

Hello Class of '64 - Great to always see so many familiar names from my days at OHHS '65.
Tom Gebicke from OHHS 65 shared a visit with Coach West with some other OHHS guys.  Here is his post.  Hope you all are doing well and wishing you a great celebration in OC.  If you want Tom''s contact info let me know.  Donna Fife dfifeaz@cox.net
 

Thomas L Gebicke

Today I had the pleasure along with, Archie Wetherill, Tony Magnato and Pete Franks to attend Coach West’s 90th Birthday Party. The coach now resides at “The Charleston” an assisted living facility in Waldorf, Maryland. The coach is wheelchair bound for injuries he sustained  from an in office medical procedure. The party was well attended by many of the coaches friends and fellow church members. I can’t help but comment on the coach’s mental acuity. He’s as sharp as a tack. Not the type of sharp one would subscribe to a 90 year old but one of a young man. He immediately knew our names and the years that he coached us. Maybe my amazement comes from jealousy, because I...CRS. Coach asked, by name, about many team members and what they were up to these days. With only a few exceptions, I really didn’t know. So, if anyone out there would like to visit or write to Coach West just let me know and I’ll forward his horsepower to you. Archie and I are going to attend Charlie Bolton’s Funeral tomorrow 9/24/19 hopefully I’ll see some of you there.

God Bless

Tom


10/07/19 09:43 AM #634    

 

Joseph Mazza

My wife Danielle’s mother fell and broke her hip last week and after an operation is now in rehab. She’s progressing nicely, but at 95 her recovery will be slow. She’ll be returning home next week and, since she lives alone, Danielle and I will have our hands full helping her become independent again. 

So, regretfully, we’ll have to cancel our attendance at the 55th reunion. 
 
I’m really sad that we can’t make it, especially after all the work that's been put into it. 
 
Joe

10/13/19 01:06 PM #635    

 

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Unfortunately, I, too, have had to cancel my reservation to our 55th Reunion.  With all of the work which has gone into making this reunion fabulous, I am exceedingly sad to miss seeing everyone and being there to enjoying such a delightful weekend.  However, due to medical procedures, a new rescue dog, and other issues, I am unable to join in this celebration of the best class OHHS EVER HAD

Y'all have a fantastic reunion, sing alongs, and (I hope) wonderful weather!  I'll be praying for you to have the best time ever!

Regarding future reunions, I think that 5 years is to long of a time span and, maybe, we could have 2.5 years between reunions, with not much "fanfare".  Just seeing and being with those who come is enough of a joy!  

(P.S. Please have someone eat my meals in my place (!!!) and please give Susan Russ Bauman any souvenirs, etc., for me.) 


10/14/19 11:56 AM #636    

 

Donald Moore, Jr.

Hello classmates! I am afraid that I will be adding my name to the growing list of folks not attending this years reunion. There is a conflict in dates as I have a book signing down here in Clearwater Fl. I wrote a book about an antique bus. The title is “The Flxible Flyer” and it is available on Amazon and on Kindle. There is a real bus and it is kept in Ocean City. I spent most of the summer up there working on it with a friend. I will ask him if he can drive it to the reunion, he will have copies of the book for those interested. Please check my Facebook page “The Flxible Flyer” for photos and videos. And read the reviews.
I hope everyone who attends the reunion has a wonderful time, I’ll be thinking of you all.

10/14/19 12:13 PM #637    

 

Steve Pasquini

 Hello dear friends.  Peggy and I are heartbroken that we will not be  able to attend the reunion.  We Look forward to seeing the pictures  hopefully attending the next reunion.    Will surely miss talking with dear friends about great memories. Had a wonderful visit with Pete Franks about two years ago while he was in Dallas;  cool as ever.   Had a great visit with CY while in DC mid last year; laughed our butts off.   Relished talking with  Ken Young a while back who lives outside of Dallas: now a wonderful artist.  The best to all and prayers for your well-being.


10/15/19 11:38 AM #638    

 

Jo Ann Ellison (Sykes)

I, too, will not be attending. I have never had the opportunity to attend for various reasons, but was able to attend a mini-reunion in Orlando, FL in January 2018. It was great seeing those there, and I would love to see others. My schedule is more busy now since I am not teaching full time and being widowed, than it was when I had children at home. I do pray that all will have a great time and be safe. - Love to all - JoAnn Ellison Sykes


10/17/19 11:03 AM #639    

 

Donald Richardson

Is anyone interested in playing golf on Saturday morning?


10/17/19 02:34 PM #640    

 

Mary Corrieri (Holmberg)

Our classmate,  Sandra Mohler Miller, passed away on Sept. 26, 2019 in Alabama. She suffered a heart attack after a fall in her home. Rest in peace my high school friend.


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