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05/11/18 05:11 PM #6772    

Michael (Mike) Franks

David, I'm sorry that you are having a time with the new limb. The Dr's. should be able make the necessary  adjustments so that you are more comfortable.

Without getting into a long conversation about RVN, I have to disagree with the assesment of the USMC. We were positioned next to a company of Marines and those poor guys had NOTHING! Their uniforms were rags. Their boots were rotten and falling apart. They carried the old M-14.Their command would not see to it that they even had decent chow! They survived by the grace of the Army, Air Force, ARVN'S, and the Austrailians. They had to rely on begging for everything! Is that what made them "Bad Ass"? Their vehicles were junk and never performed, due to NO parts. They were forced to live like pigs. I guess that when they got back state-side, they did have cute Dress-Blues.    "SEMPER FI ?"   Guess they lived off of the Navy!


05/11/18 05:19 PM #6773    


Milan Jackson

Now my question is can this husband be our Paul Murphy? He has a sister named Ella Mae. 


Sun Times, The (Heber Springs, AR) — Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sally Jean Murphy the daughter of Odie Carver and Helen Kline Carver was born in San Francisco, California on October 2, 1944 and passed away at her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas on May 21, 2012 at the age of 67 years. 

She had been an employee of State Farm Insurance and had lived in Heber Springs since 1993. 

Her religious belief was Methodist and she was a member of the Cleburne County Garden Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren, loved gardening, birds and bird watching, traveling, cruises, cooking and baking. 

Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings: Mary McWilliams, Odie Carver Jr. and Robert Carver. She is survived by her husband Paul Murphy of Heber Springs, daughter Brandy Gardner and husband Jason of Harrisburg, Arkansas, son Shane Murphy of Vancouver, Washington, brother Don Carver, grandchildren Chelsea, Walker and Kayna Gardner and Trey Murphy and great grandchild Kyler, besides other relatives and many friends.

05/11/18 06:19 PM #6774    


Allida Frisch (Altemus)

Mel loved the picture. It brings back so many memories. I remember Rich Wilson very well. But unfortunately don’t know what happened to him after school.                                                                                                      

David I hope the doctors get your new leg fitted properly sooner rather than later. How disappointing to wait for something and find out it doesn’t work. So glad your friend is doing better. Hopefully he will return to being your golf partner next year.

05/11/18 09:15 PM #6775    


Milan Jackson

It has been confirmed that Richard Wilson passed away on 10/18/2005 but no other details. When I find the obituary, I will post it under our In Memory section. Thanks for the help folks. 

05/12/18 11:48 AM #6776    


Melvin (Mel) Theobald

Milan, so glad you finally found out about Richard Wilson. Thanks for fact checking and keeping us informed.

Dave, you have such a natural ability to descibe the things and experiences that affect your life. I absolutely admire the positive way your family pulls together. And, for what it's worth, your sense of humor in detailing the struggles that would challenge anyone else is both refreshing and inspiring. Hope they get all the kinks worked out. Would love to see you on one of your visits to Chicago.

For anyone interested, I have the Oakland School photo in higher-res than Raiders64 accepts and would be happy to email it to you. Send be a personal message with your email address and I'll forward it to you.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! A cartoon in this morning's Tribune noted that, "without kids, there would be no mothers." LOL


05/12/18 12:07 PM #6777    


David Long

A Belated Happy Birthday to all those I missed!

An EARLY Happy Mother's Day to all those that qualify.

Here's the latest of my youngest grandson - Theodore.....guess who just found the TP!  We're wrapping up a 6 pack of TP for his birthday present.

Mike Franks - I'll individual message you so we don't bore everyone else with tales from Nam.  Definitely SEMPER FI!  Marine Corps pride since November 10, 1776!   OOOORAH!

05/12/18 09:17 PM #6778    


Milan Jackson

I am sorry to report that I have found that Donna Geddes Farrell passed away January 14, 2000.

05/13/18 05:54 PM #6779    


Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton (Merritt)



05/15/18 11:02 AM #6780    


Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton (Merritt)

Not sure If any of you have heard but Jim and Allida lost their granddaughter Sunday night from a bad accident. She was only twenty.  Please keep the Altemus family in your prayers.  🙏🏻🙏🏻

05/15/18 03:30 PM #6781    

Linda Bristow (Elias)

Jim and Allida:

Truly........words alone cannot express my condolences to you and your family.  I wish I could be there to hug you and be of some help.  May your granddaughter rest in Heavenly Peace!

Love and Blessings to you and to your family,

Linda Bristow Elias

05/16/18 12:57 PM #6782    


Janet (Jan) Hitzner (Fries)

Alida and Jim,


We are so terrible sorry for your loss. 


God bless you all,


Denny and Jan

05/17/18 11:28 AM #6783    


Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton (Merritt)




05/17/18 11:31 AM #6784    


Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton (Merritt)

I hope we have a great turn out tonight.  It’s at cheeks at 


05/17/18 04:47 PM #6785    


Terry (Max) Maxwell

Hello to all.  Hope you have a great turnout.  Someone please buy Mel a drink.  Since I couldn’t be there he said he would drink for both of us.  Buy it for him so I don’t get drunk and have a headache in the morning!  Enjoy the evening.

05/17/18 05:40 PM #6786    


Melvin (Mel) Theobald

Max, you're off the hook until August. I'm having car issues and had to change plans. I won't be there tonight and informed Marv that he has to drink for all 3 of us.

Hope everyone has fun at Cheeks.

Please think of Jim and Allida tonight. They're having a terrible time after losing their granddaughter Kendall on Mother's Day.

05/17/18 06:05 PM #6787    


Allida Frisch (Altemus)

Thank you everyone for your thought and prayers. This is a nightmare we won’t wake up from. A bright ray of sunshine has gone out of our lives. That girl had so much to give to the world. Fly high Kendall.

05/18/18 09:31 AM #6788    


Marvin Theobald

This post is with very mixed feelings. Our mini-reunion at Cheeks last night was a very joyfull time of friendly conversation and sharing of stories with the 25 classmates and spouses attending. It is hard to be too exuberant about such a nice event when other classmates are suffering so severely from their recent losses. Speaking not only for myself but for those who expressed their sentiments at the event last night, our hearts go out to the Eddings family and to Annie for the loss of Mike. Also, to the Altemus family for the loss of a beautiful granddaughter in such a tragic way. This has been a very sad week. These class events, for those of us that participate, seem like such an important means of showing that we are all connected and care for each other. By staying connected we share the happiness and the sadness of these life events together.

05/18/18 11:43 AM #6789    


Terri Baxter (Whirrett)


I am deeply saddened by the recent losses to all. My thoughts and prayers are with Annie , the Eddings Family, Alida and all her family. Although I seldom comment, I come to our website daily and am glad to keep up with some of you through it.  I am sorry to miss the August reunion as we are headed up there the May 26 - June 2 for graduation. I will be in Bloomington May 30 and June 1 if anyone would like to meet.





05/18/18 04:53 PM #6790    


Milan Jackson

I just got word that Jim Davis passed away in December. This class if getting hit hard. Sorry folks. 

I have found that Flora Willis Wilson has passed away too. I posted the only thing I can find on Flora in the In Memory section. 

05/19/18 08:22 PM #6791    

Michael (Mike) Franks

David Long:   I did receive your note, delivered to my in-box. I apologize that I have not yet responded. I intend to write an Re very soon. I agree that our classmates probably don't want to share in our exploits. It was a long time ago, but it was something that affected all of us and seems to linger, even after more than 50 years. You remain in my thoughts. I wish you well.


05/21/18 10:14 AM #6792    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

Milan,  Thanks for posting about Flora Willis Wilson being deceased.  I have checked the "In Memory" section and don't find anything about her.  Can you help?   Thank you


05/21/18 10:31 AM #6793    


Karen Sue (Suzi) Denton (Merritt)




05/21/18 02:04 PM #6794    


Milan Jackson

This is all I could find. No obit as of yet. 


05/21/18 05:36 PM #6795    


Milan Jackson

Everything lines up right for this to be our Flora but I don't feel right about it. I know who her parents were and I know she marries Ronald Wilson who died in 1977. I know who her children were and I can't find any of them. I am pretty good at this but I have run into a wall. I need to find her son, Richard Duane Wilson. 

05/22/18 06:54 AM #6796    


Sandra Jeakins (Singletary Sizemore)

Thank you, Milan.  I will let Rosalie Smith Schirer know.  She was really close with Flora in high school but had lost contact with her.  She doesn't have access to a computer.  I have thought of Flora so many times over the years, it's sad to know she died so young.

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