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05/24/16 12:00 PM #6    

 

Richard Martin

Edith: where do I send the money for dinners and contributions? Can I send a check somewhee, if so where

do I send it? I do not have your address. If I can send it to you, send me your address. 

Best  Regards Richard Martin.


06/29/16 11:30 AM #7    

 

Lester Dan Langley

For me, the 58th Reunion provided both sentimental and intellectual rejuvenation, a reminder that in this slap-happy and occasionally dysfunctional country we live in that there remain persons of uncommon civility, sound judgment, and comforting spirituality––the BHS Class of '58. Instead of a belaboring the issue of equality, as does the rest of society, our motto is that no one in our class is average and we pride ourselves on our constructive abnormalities. When others pride themselves on answering the question "Why" with "Why Not," we respond with "So What." Had it been an option, I would have voted for meeting every year. Who needs professional counseling when you can take your troubles to one of our reunions? Dan Langley

06/29/16 05:05 PM #8    

 

Jimmie Brown

Fellow classmates of the famous class of 1958. I share the well expressed sentiments of our own Professor Lester D. Langley......a learned person of letters in academia. Have often remarked to family and friends.....and even acquaintances....that in 16 years of school, I personally observed only one (1) fist fight.....that was in the 9th grade.....do not know the nature of the confrontation. It was over in 5 seconds and a bloody nose was the only damage. Never saw any person bullied or pushed around.....never saw drugs or anyone totally inebriated......obviously no drug overdose. Never knew any alcoholic parents, divorces or adults that abused spouses or children. People mostly lived their lives quietly, went to work daily and earned an honest living. As Dan says, common sense and reasonable behavior were prevalent. In many ways...."back in the day".....was better in so many ways than the values and behavior of our society in 2016. My most treasured memories of the Borger High School class of 1958 was that our classmates seemed to always be smiling and happy to see each other. Yes, we lived in a simple but wonderful time!  :)

 

 

 


04/04/17 10:41 AM #9    

Larry Foster

Great suggestion and everyone I think would agree. How is your book coming along? You have Mucho talent in writing. Larry


04/06/17 08:47 AM #10    

Larry Foster

Thank you so much for sharing, really appreciate to know more about your family. I look forward to reading the book. Larry


04/24/17 08:24 AM #11    

Mary Ann Brooks (Ferguson)

YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF YOUR CLASSMATES. IF WE HAD A WALL OF FAME YOU WOULD BE ON IT ALONG WITH C.M. SHEARER AND MANY OTHERS. WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN RAISED IN BORGER AMERICA.


06/25/17 04:21 PM #12    

 

Jimmie Brown

Dan,

Good Idea.

Count me in for 6 month DFW reunuions of BHS Class of 58

Jimmie D. Brown


06/26/17 12:44 PM #13    

Samuel (Bob) West

Dan great idea. Let me know when and where. What can I do to help. Bob West 


06/27/17 12:00 PM #14    

 

Ted Tanner

Bob,

Bonnie & I think that's a very good Idea.  (or could be just one a year),  Thanks.


08/23/17 10:01 AM #15    

Charles Boydston (Chief) Boyd

Harold, may the Lord wash you with peace over Eva's homecoming.  Comfort him Lord, help him through this time of greiving and bless him with the peace that passes all human understanding!!!  In the name of Jesus!!!

Your Indian in Jesus,

Chief


12/25/17 02:01 PM #16    

 

Jimmie Brown

Professor Langley,

Well said.


12/30/17 02:46 PM #17    

 

Jimmie Brown

Very deep thoughts from Dr. Lester Dan Langley.


01/11/18 07:48 PM #18    

 

Jimmie Brown

Perfesser Danny,

Thwnks for your errfort and research.

I would be interested in all the options except golf.


01/13/18 09:26 AM #19    

 

Jimmie Brown

Fellow Borger High School 1958 classmates,

Sunday, January 14, 2018 is the 78th birthday of our classmate Richard Bostick.

He and wife Marie have endured much difficulty in the past year.

Their home was flooded during Huricane Harvey.

Then Richard fell and fractured his hip.

Currenntly, he is in therapy at:Cllear Lake Regional Medical Center, 500 W. Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598.

Richard was scheduled for hip surgery last week, but incurred pneumonia, so the surgery was cancelled. He as lost weight from 165lbs to current 124lbs.

Richard and Marie are feeling very alone due to all their tribulations.

They need our encouragement. A "Get Well Card" would certainly lift their spirits.

Marie cell phone: 281-467-6609.


01/14/18 01:06 PM #20    

Edwin Gerald Hazzard

 

Just returned from visiting Richard in Hospital. His condition is not good, but he is in good sprits. Marie has been by his side for about 2 months. She needs time for her self, I hope to releive her this week. We talked about going to the reunion together. In the mean time

FEMA is very slow in giving help toward fixing their house. They require Est of replacement furniture, before they release money for remodle... a lot of leg work. I am doing this, next week.

they will be in Hospital for several more weeks, after he gets his strength back, they plan another surgery on his hip. Then more therapy in hos. 

More later,

Gerald

 

 

 

 


01/14/18 06:22 PM #21    

 

Jimmie Brown

Gerald,

Thanks for visiting Richard and Marie today on Richard's 78th birthday.

I'm sure Marie appreciated your visit, as she has felt alone during all the tribulations they have endured with flooding of their home from Hurricane Harvey, followed by Richard's health issues.

She will sleep better tonight knowing that you are willing to assist with the FEMA documentation.

All of us BHS 1958 classmates salute your efforts.

Jimmie B. Brown

 


07/14/18 07:02 PM #22    

 

Jimmie Brown

Professor  Dan,

Thanks for your message. As always, you express your wisdom in a scholarly and amusing style. Keep 'em comin'

 


07/26/18 08:08 AM #23    

John Wilkinson

Hello Dan, I also enjoy reading your posts and would enjoy participating in your Sunday School class.  My path is somewhat similar to yours as we joined the Bozeman United Methodist Church and I became an Independent not too long ago.  This morning I read a blog by Parker Palmer that discussed the same issues we face caused by living more years.  He stated that "Wholeness does not mean perfection: It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life."  Keep up the great work!  John W.


07/28/18 02:14 PM #24    

Samuel (Bob) West

Dan, thank you so much for your insights and opinions, they are wonderful to read. I wish you the best in your spritual quest.  As for me, I have become more liberal as I grow older. I am still a conservative on issues of economics, but on social issues I am far to the left. I live in the Redest county in Texas and am a miniority as to my political beliefs. On spritual matters I have come to look down on religion per se, but look up to people who are Christian and put their efforts to help others above their words.  It is amusing to those that know me that I belong to a Presbyterian church, while at the same time looking down my nose at theology. But, the people there have helped me find a lot of peace.  To  people that grew up in Borger, Texas I think we found faith at an early age just to survive that place, and most learned to lean on, lift up their class mates and be a part of something other than themselves.. Not to make light of anyone suffering from depression, but it has helped me to look in the mirror, and at my age feel how good it is to see a reflection of a live human being looking back. Please take care of yourself and keep sending your knowledge to the rest of us. I look forward to your new book and hope it is published soon. Bob West

 


08/24/18 03:20 PM #25    

 

Lester Dan Langley

Bob West expressed views very much like those I've heard from others. What a nation calls history a person calls memory or nostalgia, which sounds better. It really would be better to be conservative when one is young because you may not be so disappointed when things don't turn out the way you wanted or thought possible. I'm now putting the final revisions on "The Long American Revolution," which involves cutting a bloated and messy Preface in half and trying to explain at the end why I can say men, especially white males, who are as angry now as they were in 1776, are both the problem and the solution. That may be easier than an admission that I am nowadays more nostalgic about the world I was trying to leave in 1958 than I thought possible. I'm finishing my first year as a member of a local Methodist church, and it has helped immensely, but I also have to acknowledge that some things and feelings are not recoverable. It helps to take the proverbial leap of faith to accept that. As the late Bennie Hill might have said, "You play the hand you're dealt." 


09/10/18 02:44 PM #26    

Leonard Vance Moxom

no,we are moving forward in recovery,with new and rewarding markets.

 


09/11/18 11:26 AM #27    

Samuel (Bob) West

Dan.  My definition of victims is simple. Probably too simplistic. The holocost, stroke, ms, alzheimers, heart failure, drug addicition, psychopaths. The list is endless of the tradegy imposed on people beyond their control. As is the will of the majority imposed upon the minority. Physically and economically.

A child born in poverty and of a minority race (which we whites are becoming) is a victim.

I disagree with your sunday school collegues opinion about the bible having all the answers. That is hogwash to me.  The bible did not cure polio or leporsy, nor does it prevent nature or mankind from very distructive acts. 

I do not believe in a literal interpretation of that book. Anything written by any man is flawed to some degree. (shades of Winfred Moore and First Baptist Borger haunt my memory where we were taught dominoes, card games and dancing were from the devil and not approved of in the Bible, although where in that book I could not locate). As you can probably guess I am not an evangelical.

Are we victims in the United States? Not when we have the power to change our systems. Are we ignorant or lazy to allow abuse? Probably. Victims, no.  We choose and it is not imposed on us. 

Are we self de-structive? Observation and history indicates we are.

Baseball and apple pie won;t beat Atom Bombs, populations disparities, or ignorance. If we are too lazy, dumb or crazy to pay attention and not elect intelligent, moral people to govern us, we are not victims, We are suicidal.

Glad I lived in the time period I did. We had it easy. Maybe that is our problem.

Thanks for being our classmate, our brain power and spokesman. Bob West

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your outlook and questions. You make us think.  Bob West


09/14/18 01:26 PM #28    

 

Lester Dan Langley

Other members in our class who knew Richard Bostick better than I will have more to say about him, and it will be better than what I have to say, as I probably had no more than one hour of conversation with him, and most of that came from the times when he joined the Possum Kingdom gang. His even-tempered personality and disposition will make the list, as others in our class have confirmed. And most of us were aware, either from personal contact or second-hand, what he went through in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. I do not know what church he belonged to or what his political beliefs were. I do know that I cannot imagine talking about the Class of '58 without including him, as someone who knew where he belonged and never had to ask why. In an era when everyone seems to be angry about someone or something, I never heard him utter a discouraging word. I believe that I'll hang on to the one hour of conversation I had with him. Maybe the world will look better.


09/14/18 07:48 PM #29    

 

Jimmie Brown

Our !958 classmate, Richard Bostick's, basic personality can best be described as consistent, mild, polite to all, and friendly. .Always smiling, happy, and glad to see, and visit with everyone who came in contact with him. He never said a discouranging word. Never prone to gossip. Never showed anger. Never was in a bad mood.

I will always treasure the moments in we shared in conversation of our travels, occupations, and families.

The world would be a much better place if all persons possessed and consistently displayed the posirive personality atttibutes of our classmate and friend Richard Bostick.

I feel blessed that he was a part of my life.

Richard Bostick will be missed.


10/31/18 01:38 PM #30    

 

Kenneth Cunningham

Dan -

Don't change anything.  Do it your way and they will learn something.  Be sure to send out the web site for the documents.

Kenneth


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