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Carolyn Fairris Thomas has left an In Memory comment for David Wise.
Jun
11
Jun 11, 2022 at 1:07 PM

What a cool tribute! I can only say I wish I had known him better....it would have been fun to hang with The Dude. Another one gone too soon. 

David Wise has been added to In Memory.
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10
Jun 10, 2022 at 4:47 PM
Carolyn Fairris Thomas has left an In Memory comment for her Profile.
Aug
18
Aug 18, 2021 at 4:50 PM

Laurie was fun in life. Rode to school in the rumble seat of her Model T. Drank my first beer with her at Burgers Lake. RIP

William Valles posted a message.
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Aug 17, 2021 at 9:23 PM

All these years I never spotted your Alcon history. I was a frequent visitor to Alcon 2017/18 while working at AJL. We coordinated their training events at the Worthington downtown with busses, vans and sedans in which I carried the principal speakers from and back to the airport. I had carried many a vanload also back and forth Alcon/Worthington.
Went back to JB Hunt 2019. Haven't lost a step through the pandemic.

William Valles has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Aug 17, 2021 at 8:58 PM

The one person cheering section for the marble games at Monnig Jr. High. I dont recall a time I stepped up to a circle she was not there. And she would speak her mind! One of those you don't forget meeting.

Steve Wood added a photo to his profile gallery.
Oct 12, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Steve Wood added a photo to his profile gallery.
Oct 12, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Oct 06, 2018 at 11:52 AM
Sep 24, 2018 at 7:46 AM

Mary! This is Lisa Larkin Brinkerhoff... It was such a delight to see your picture & all of your many achievements in life since high school. Phil, my husband, & I will be at the Saturday evening event at the reunion. I am excited about visiting with you. See you very soon. Lisa 682-365-2829

Cindy Bobbitt Fowler changed her profile picture.
Sep 19, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Sep 08, 2018 at 1:49 PM
Sep 08, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Hi Ronnie! Sounds like you've had some great achievements! Glad to hear you're doing well. I have some good Jr. High memories of you in speech/drama class, too. Linda Haverstock Lawrence

Jul 10, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

William Valles posted a message. New comment added.
Jun 29, 2018 at 12:43 PM

Posted on: Nov 02, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Laying low can be very cool, but surprised OE's best sprinter could be that chill.

Ed Haddaway has left an In Memory comment for Scotty Moncrief.
Jun 23, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Highschool was not a place I particularly wanted to be. I was painfully shy and just the thought of talking to girls was formidable at best. 

 

In what must have been our Junior year Scotty Moncrief sat next to me in Mrs Skupaka's biology class.

I didnt know it but my grandfather had once had business dealings with her grandfather.

Much to my dismay Scotty was friendly...she talked to me and laughed at my jokes.

 

One day Mrs Skupaka held up a drawing I had done of frog anatomy or something and told the class that we all needed to do a better job of showing the nature of things in our drawings. She said that she didnt think I would ever be an artist but that I could still do a better job. 

A number of people in the class started laughing because I had been singled out in elementarty school as having art talent. Scotty began teasing me about being an artist.

 

I did go on to pursue the arts and years later when I was on a grant from the NEA I met Mrs Skupaka again . She was working for the Albuquerque school district and I told her the story. Also years later one of the Moncriefs bought a sculpture of mine.

 

After my junior year I never talked to Scotty again, but talking to her in that class remains a very special memory to me. 

It reminds me of those formative years and learning to communicate with the opposite sex

 

Of course in our senior year, Scotty, Mike Smith, and Mike Malone, who was in cub scouts with me, died in a car wreck a few streets over from where I lived. I was on my motorcycle. I heard the ambulances and rode over to the street where the wreck had just happened.

In my mind those events encapsulated the fragility of life as we headed out the Arlington Heights High School door.