Crockett Seniors '78  Thirty-year Reunion Message Board

Period: 1/1/2008 - 6/20/2008 (Pre-reunion)

current message board .. things posted in '07 wiki stories

Julie (Wood) Fogleman / posted Jan 05, 2008 at 12:36

This will be my first reunion. I can't believe it's been 30 years. I feel so young! It's been a while since I was in Austin. I'll be coming in from Denver. It will be great to catch up with everyone.

Stephanie (Schmidt) Shipp / posted Jan 08, 2008 at 17:49

Wow!! Julie...good to hear from you! We are counting down now on the 19th it will ONLY be 5 months to the BIG DAY!! Look forward to seeing everyone!!!

Tim Johle / posted Jan 17, 2008 at 19:43

Howdy everyone, it's been a long time since 1978 but im still alive, don't know how but I am. Jeff Shepperd told me about the upcoming event, I might come and see if everyone has turned out as ugly as me. Hope to see everyone real soon.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jan 18, 2008 at 23:02

In response to Mr Johle's comments. We dont have "UGLY" classmates from CHS 1978. We were, and still are,the best looking,smartest,and, without a doubt, the BEST Class in the History of Crockett High School. There are several Austin High School Grads who have come to "our" parties this past year!! Enough said! We are WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! Any doubters? Jeff

Brian Zoerner / posted Jan 18, 2008 at 23:58

I concur with Jeff. It's been 30 years but I'm sure everyone is aging gracefully. Have not been able to attend any previous reunions but I am going to try to make it this year if possible. Might be out of the country on business...too early to know for sure. The golf outing sounds like a lot of fun, as long as it's at a real course and not anywhere near the giant Pan (that thing was always a little scary looking). Hope to see everyone in June.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jan 30, 2008 at 14:36

There will be another party on April 5th(a Sat.night)at the Broken Spoke in Austin.Email me for more details or just keep checking the Wiki.We are expecting about 75-80 for this, but would like to see more of you come. There will be a few Austin High School grads there, as well, who went to Porter Jr High. It will be a lot of fun, as anyone who has attended our previous two parties this year will attest. Hope to see ALL of you show up. Jeff

Liz Wright / posted Feb 01, 2008 at 13:10

I am considering building a pool sometime this year. Has anyone had a good experience with a pool builder? If so I would like to hear about it.

Teresa Hemphill McCarty / posted Feb 12, 2008 at 09:19

I haven't built a pool, but I am refinishing ours now. I can tell you this, Ocean Quest is reliable, but the most expensive. Da Vinci is cheaper and seems to do quality work. We are using Centex because our contractor was able to get a better price with them. Can't comment on work product, but they have been easy to work with through the planning stage.

Bernadette (Bruffy) Friesenhahn / posted Feb 12, 2008 at 12:31

Hello everyone! Since I haven't been involved in high school happenings I feel way out of the loop. However, I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and want to thank all of you who keep us informed. The fire hall is great. Many of the locations being considered for Saturday night look to be good. At this time, I don't have any suggestions, but I am willing to leave it in the hands of those who do. Please feel free to e-mail me if there is anything I can do to help.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Feb 13, 2008 at 22:52

GOLF TOURNEY REQUIREMENTS-- Open to ALL CHS 1978 Grads, their Spouses,Significant Others,Children and Grandchildren(if you are brave enough to subject them to our group). We will tee off at around 9:00 a.m. Sat June 21st at Jimmy Clay(Thanks Kim Ellison). Format is a 4 person scramble. Our wiki Master, Mr.Dunn,will have a sign in sheet in a few days.Ill handle putting together the teams. I have already warned several of our classmates that trying to "load"up a team will meet with strict and harsh penalties!!LOL We will have a lot of fun,I PROMISE. I have several volunteers to drive(or herd) the "beverage"cart(s). Email me if you would like a more detailed description, or if you just need someone to talk to!!! Have a great week,everyone! Jeff

Tim Johle / posted Feb 14, 2008 at 20:10

I dont know about all that golf stuff, but I will play anyone in a game of pool. Be carefull I've played once or twice.

Teresa / posted Mar 08, 2008 at 18:48

I vote we cruise!

Tim Johle / posted Mar 13, 2008 at 19:06

cruise?,i've been on a cruise to cozumel , it was awsome, but then again i just got back from vegas, i think that was more fun.

Dana Heiling Eskew / posted Mar 19, 2008 at 15:02

I'm really looking forward to the Broken Spoke with all you guys! It brings back a lot of memories, especially those of trying to figure out what story I was going to tell in order to get in the front door because I was underage! I think my girlfriend and I found an extra ticket and stapled it to my collar - remember that? HHAHAHAHA!

Jo Frederiksen / posted Mar 21, 2008 at 09:01

I look forward to seeing everyone in August.

Mary Lynne (Madry) Gibbs / posted Mar 22, 2008 at 07:53

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Spoke and will look into getting better rates and venues in the Lakeway area.

Bill Balboa / posted Apr 10, 2008 at 11:24

I feel so old...

Mary Beth (Barber) Kelley / posted Apr 10, 2008 at 15:22

Hey Bill! Glad to see you made it to the wiki! Now I feel like I've accomplished something for all the hours I've spent hunting people down..... And hey, Buddy - if Drew sends you his pictures from Kim's party, they are definitely going to need some judicious censorship.

Jason Lewis / posted Apr 16, 2008 at 21:33

Howdy old compadres. Glad that Bernadette was able to get a hold of my mom and she passed along the wiki website. I'm still alive and kicking, although I've probably used 5 of my 9 cat lives to do so. It's so great reading yalls messages, plans for the reunion, and updates to folks lives that I truly wonder about all the time. I've been happily married for 20 years and have two great sons, Jared 16 and Jaden now 12. They keep us both busy. Would love to touch base with all of you soon.

Buddy Dunn / posted Apr 16, 2008 at 22:01

In the "Things You Would Like to See on the Reunion Website" Department, smart young Ms. Erin (Alexius) Jones suggested that a place to post current family pictures might be nice, which I think is a fabulous idea. So be thinking of a good current pic (you and your family, you and your Harley, you and your parole officer, just be sure it includes you) and how you are going to get it to me (email attachment would be my preference), and that space will be up soon.

The excitement is building for June!


Debbie (Babcock) Acors / posted Apr 18, 2008 at 08:18

Hi Everyone! It is so great to read everyone's messages on the message board. I hope that everyone who visits posts something because it's great reading what everyone has been up to! Since I'm not a golfer, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a picnic at Zilker Park for Saturday afternoon? That way, those of us who don't golf can still get together with friends and our families, like we did at the 10 year reunion. I wasn't able to come to the 20 year reunion because I was having a baby and living in Virginia, so it's been at least 20 years since I have seen a lot of you. So, how about a picnic around Noon on Saturday? Maybe, by then, even the golfers will be finished with their game and can come and join us??

Buddy Dunn / posted Apr 18, 2008 at 09:36

Debbie, you genius! Let's do it! We have actually had a picnic penciled in from the early stages and are working on the details. Zilker charges $3 a car for parking, and there are more fees for reserving a designated area; we are looking at a couple of other options. One is Shady Springs, where we had the Saturday picnic at the 20-year reunion. The other is picturesque Garrison Park - hmmm, I wonder where that is? - and may include an optional tour of that brown and gold place. If the golf tournament comes together nicely, the golfers may have the opportunity to join us at the picnic as well. I'll try to get some more details up on the wiki this weekend.. BDunn

Margaret Bruch / posted Apr 21, 2008 at 18:23

Wow you all have been quite busy...was just at the Manchaca fire hall recently and it sounds like a perfect place for Friday night. I could certainly help with the silent auction (getting some donations and bid sheets together etc.) but cannot volunteer to lead the effort....would be willing to co-lead or just be a worker bee. Hard to belive it has been 30 years...amazing. Look forward to seeing everyone. Let me know what assistance is needed. margaret

Mike Withrow / posted Apr 25, 2008 at 19:14

I just want to say hello and thanks for the website, I have enjoyed looking at some of the pictures. I will try to get the the reunion this time around.

Stephanie / posted Apr 27, 2008 at 23:24

Mike Withrow...we were just putting together a committee for a posse to find people like yourself...hope you can come...we will keep the posse in place just in case we have some no-shows. Surely no one will want to miss out on all of the fun we have when we are all together.

O.K now for the rest of you that are watching the website and getting some FREE entertainment, it's time for you to post something and say hello to all of us.

I have to say, it amazes me everytime we are all together it feels like it was yesterday....

Tony Gilliam / posted Apr 29, 2008 at 10:34

Hi All, Just by chance I found the web site. I am living in Vancouver Canada and still occassionally work in Austin. Just wanted to say Hi and hope everyone is doing well. I have no idea where I will be in June but if I can make it to Austin we will try to make the reunion. Peace!

Belaine (Vrana) Scheuermann / posted Apr 29, 2008 at 16:24

I just found the reunion website. It will be great to see everyone. Recognizing people seems like it will be a challenge after 30 years, but after looking at those pics already posted, I was surprised. Everybody looks really good! Erick and I have lived in Houston for 26 years, so we haven't kept in touch with anyone. Can't wait to be in Austin again.

leo borek / posted Apr 29, 2008 at 21:28

trying to get in touch with someone to make this reunion ! Howdy class of 1978 Leo

Donna Butler / posted Apr 30, 2008 at 14:07

Hey former Cougars!! I has been fun viewing the pictures and reading the comments from everyone. This will be my first reunion and I am really looking forward to it. I was extremely bashful in HS so most of you probably won't remember me. Oh well, after a few cocktails, we'll all have new names. See you then....Donna

Cheryl (Sherry) Davis / posted May 01, 2008 at 13:00

It doesn't seem like it could be 30 years since we were in high school I made it to the 10 year but not the 20 year. I am looking at some of the pictures and i recognize some people but have not idea on some others. Some people look familiar but can't remember names. Must be the age thing!!!! I will be able to make Friday night only so I am looking forward to seeing all the old (not meaning "old") faces.

Glenda (Butgereit) Wilkerson / posted May 01, 2008 at 19:25

Hello everyone! So great to find this board and to read what the heck everyone is up to. I haven't attended any reunion so far, but am making plans to attend this one. Look forward to seeing everyone again on Friday night in Manchaca...just like old times! Thanks to MaryBeth for calling my house and alerting me to the 30th... See ya soon!

Rob Hawkins / posted May 01, 2008 at 20:21

Howdy, I think Buddy's idea for pictures is great. I might even scan a picture of the D.E. Crumley Redbirds and put it on the site. Who are those two kids who look like each other? I haven't looked on the whole site so I don't know the dates yet but I do plan on attending. From Huntington Beach, CA, Rob

David Dunagan / posted May 02, 2008 at 17:33

Buddy! Do you still play the banjo? Why are you not the entertainment Friday night? Somewhere, I still have a picture of you pickin' n grinnin' in a Ruston, LA parking lot after a band contest.

BDunn / posted May 02, 2008 at 17:55

David - I'm afraid that not enough liquor will be consumed by the audience to warrant me playing the banjo. We want folks to enjoy themselves! But maybe next year we'll stage the "Deliverance" reunion; I'll save you a canoe! BDunn

Rob Hawkins / posted May 02, 2008 at 20:07

So, there was a golf tournament? I propose a bowling tournament and I want Kevin Hielscher on my team. Rob

BDunn / posted May 02, 2008 at 22:46

Rob, I have had the pleasure of swapping some emails with Kevin; he lives in Vienna, Austria (going on twenty years now) and doubts he will make it back across the pond for the reunion. But now that you've put BOWLING on the table.. it just might work! Good Man!

Debbie (Baker) Peek & Steve Peek / posted May 03, 2008 at 12:50

Steve and I plan to attend at least one of the events this year since we weren't able to attend the 20 year reunion. Hard to believe it's been 30 years! Not sure we'll recognize a lot of people after so much time but it will be lots of fun getting everyone together. Looking forward to it!

Stacy Shank / posted May 03, 2008 at 19:03

Wow! Thirty years...has it been that long? The twenty year reunion was fun, and I'm looking forward to this one (I just have to make sure I can get off work). Buddy and Jeff--and anyone else I'm missing--thanks for getting this together! For the picnic, I would vote for Shady Springs or Garrison Park (do people still smoke pot there?) I enjoyed the pics I've seen so far...Erin A., you haven't changed a bit! Let me see if I can talk Laura Burton into showing up! Y'all take care---my best to everyone...

conrad cominotto / posted May 03, 2008 at 20:52

Damn we all look old!!

Gretchen (Alston) Huddleston / posted May 03, 2008 at 22:18

Went out to Mom and Dad's today (same house for 36 years now!) to get my yearbook and jog my memory before the big June shindig...not that it will help that much! :-)! Kirk is moving back to Austin from Chicago June 1st, so he and I will be at the reunion together! Can't wait to see's been a very long while since I've seen most of you!

Tim Johle / posted May 03, 2008 at 23:59

Thank you very much Cheryl Davis,,,,, I don't know anyone on any pics that i've seen, cept for that guy named Jeff, Mike Green I know and Bobby Wawak, I guess I was sleeping back in those days, or just too dayum drunk.And as far as smoking weed in the Garrison Park, I thought that was over by the tennis courts.

Stacy Shank / posted May 04, 2008 at 20:11

Tim, It probably was---cigarettes or pot, one of the two. I only remember the "heads" being out there. I was too busy playing volleyball. Geez, did we really have folks labeled as: Jocks Kickers Popular folks Heads Nerds How shallow were we? I laugh now, as we were all friggin' adolescents trying to find our way...

john rader / posted May 04, 2008 at 21:13

Hey Kirk and Gretchen no fair posting your high school picture!

Rob Hawkins / posted May 05, 2008 at 15:28

I think that Garrison was the hang out for the "Heads." But, many times in Cross Country we would do workouts running through the park. One day we discovered a hollow in a tree trunk where they stashed munchies. Plenty of Cokes and chips for the Cross Country team that day.

Stacy Shank / posted May 05, 2008 at 16:05

Thanks Rob! That was really there? Boy, how naive was I! So you guys were carbo-loading on the munchies in the park? I hope I didn't offend anyone w/my philosophical analysis of high school...Bobby Wawak, I really didn't know you, but dude, you belong w/ZZ Top! Again, my best to everyone...has anyone heard/seen Jennyne (Zurovec) Markus or Gina Zimmerman?

Beth (Thomas) Hartman / posted May 05, 2008 at 19:48

I tried looking on the internet for our reunion info and was concerned because I couldn't find anything. I thought surely we will be doing something. Little did I know the wheels were already turning at the Spoke. (Hahahaha) Anyway, Debbie Babcock Acors came to my rescue. My wedding reception was held at the Manchaca Fire Hall, so I am looking forward to that as well as a picnic. My husband golfs, but I don't have the patience. Can't wait to see everyone. If I can get my teenage son to help me post a photo, I will.

Gretchen Alston Huddleston / posted May 05, 2008 at 22:15

Jennyne (Zurovec) Markus and I have kids the same ages at the same schools in Westlake and I run into her often...looks the same as she did in high school! Thanks for the compliment, will be fun to catch up with you! Ran into Raquel Rios when I attended the Democratic County Convention as an "Obama" delegate. Can't fathom that 30 years has gone by since we were at Crockett together.

BDunn / posted May 06, 2008 at 09:48

Stacy, we took a vote at the Nerd Club last night to accept your apology, but we're having some trouble getting your name off the No-Fly List..

Stephanie (Schmidt) Shipp / posted May 06, 2008 at 22:59

I wanna know who said smoking all that pot kills brains cells...Ya'll have some pretty good memories...I having memory problems and I missed out on all of the FUN!!! LOL!! Can't wait to see everyone!!

Teresa Hemphill McCarty / posted May 07, 2008 at 11:05

Gretchen--Don't see you around much since my girls are not into gymnastics anymore. Please tell Kirk I am looking forward to seeing him! Great to hear he is moving back. I used to see Kimberly Smith and Paul Walker('79), but don't see them anymore. What about Tammy Seymour, Judy Waller Ley, Sarah Norcom White, Lisa Maybery, Annette Johnson? Anyone got current info on them? June will be here before we know it...better start that diet, get that tan and dye my hair!!!! The facelift will have to wait....

Mary Beth (Barber) Kelley / posted May 07, 2008 at 13:33

Hi, Teresa....I'm excited about seeing Kirk too. Re others you were inquiring about, my mom saw Lisa Maybery recently, but did not think to get contact information for her. I think she's a prinicipal at a school here in Austin, and I think one of our "search party" put a call into her, but we don't have a good email address for her. I also have been in contact with Annette (Johnson) Beeler in the past few years. She lives in the Lakeway area (or did last I knew) and her daughter and my daughter were in school together from elementary school through high school. I do have an email address for her that I think is good, so hopefully she's gotten the word about the reunion. We need everybody to check out the "Looking for list" and let us know if you have email addresses for any of them. In some cases, we know how to reach some of these people by snail mail or telephone, but email would be so much more convenient. Come on now! Cough up the email addresses, or let us know if you (or someone you know) prefers not to be contacted by email and we'll respect that.....

CYNTHIA HAWTHORNE / posted May 08, 2008 at 10:12


Todd Newton / posted May 08, 2008 at 13:31

Buddy, it was great talking to you this morning and catching up on both old times and new. You've done a great job with the wiki and I must have spent an hour last night checking out the various photos, comments, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing my old friends next month at the reunion. I've been living in Chicago since January 1997 and live in the Lakeview neighborhood, about 2 miles from Wrigley Field. My 8-month old twins, 6-year old daughter and family keep me very busy these days. Jeff, thank you for keeping me on your email distribution. I enjoy your frequent updates, party summaries, random musings, etc. Keep them coming. Donny, I look forward to seeing you, Briceson, and all of my Austin friends soon....Todd

Erin Alexius Davis / posted May 08, 2008 at 17:48

I am sooooooo disappointed that we won't be able to make the reunion. I hate to miss it but we will be out of town. I've enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the comments. Thanks Stacy. Hope ya'll have fun and I expect to see lots of pictures AFTER the big event!

Stacy / posted May 09, 2008 at 19:45

OK Buddy---what the HECK is the "no fly list"?? I've been on a full week vacation (for once in my life). Educate me...

BDunn / posted May 09, 2008 at 23:00

No Fly List (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

The No Fly List, sometimes called the watch list, is a secret list created and maintained by the United States government of people who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in the United States. It includes at least tens of thousands of names. The list - along with the Secondary Security Screening Selection, which tags would-be passengers for extra inspection - was created after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

The list has raised civil liberties and due process concerns, due in part to the potential for ethnic, religious, economic, political, or racial profiling and discrimination. It has also raised concerns about privacy and government secrecy.

Tim Johle / posted May 10, 2008 at 20:06


Stacy Shank / posted May 11, 2008 at 23:36

Buddy, OMG...I just about fell out of my chair LOL over your "no fly" comment. Now, honey, who can afford to fly, less drive anywhere anymore these days? I still hope I can get off work for one of these reunion days (inmates require 24-7 babysitting, so time off requires planning). God bless you...I always loves your humor!

Randy Preslar / posted May 12, 2008 at 20:05

Howdy everyone. I just found out about this website. Wow, it's great to read about everyone, but I'm really looking forward to the upcoming reunion and seeeing all those friendly faces again. Keep me posted on any events leading up to the reunion.

Ricardus Gaudiamo / posted May 13, 2008 at 02:10

"Time keeps on slip'in...into the future" Appreciate the snail mail notice Mary Beth. Yo Buddy, still remember a pick'in and a grin'in, banjo style w/u in Mrs.Hatch's class that started something like "Pyrimus, Pyrimus, where art thou Pyrimus...where have thy(gone) now..." Never did really thank u 4 ur answers(unwittingly) on those tests in Latin class...I could always count on u not 2 cover up or answer incorrectly. On a personal note, ur one of my heros, and since everybody has at least one, ur it...hope u don't feel victimized or obligated to further sponsorship...class dismissed!!! Yo Sir William (Bill B) a James H. calls 4 u once in a blue moon...wondering if u still sing "sweet baby jane" Ace F "KISS" style on the guitar, and by the way, happy birthday! Don't ya just love em. Hey Tony G, I have passed on the tradition of fried bologna melt on wheat to my children...also works w/spam if u dare. Kim E, promise u will not bring up my 5th grade botch attempt at dating face will get all red again and I'll have to run away(remember the 10 yr reunion). Seems like only yesterday in many ways with Mrs. Hampy and chest a pounding feeling weird. Stacy S, I think Buddy's connects no-fly, kite, and mission control...."ground control to Major Tong" Maybe I'm the only one cornfuzed*@#^? My memory needs some jogging as to who, exactly, were those crazy 10 yr reunionist were, who refused to call it a night after the dance, and jumped the fence at the Garrison Park swimming pool to be king of the diving board...some suspects are Jeff S/Stephanie S/Gina R/Teri V...need help remembering all whose feet got wet and hoping 4 a reunion there as well of that motley crew(between midnight on Saturday and light on Sunday), so I like the Garrison Park theme and "Jump"...then no need to drive, just dive(destination flexible). I owe one of those who-ligans for 2 Bruces Fried Pies and 30yrs interest? Lewis H, I must come clean and confess the mouth piece was my I bad? Donny R, I think you knew early drinking milk would stunt growth...I drank yours and mine and it didn't do this body good...yo big guy. Joe J, which one of us should bring the water balloons(would think my sign is water and not earth) or tape ball and bat...still have my thunder bat of hand carved custom cheap pine. Randy P, Rim Rock roller coaster bus head still hurts...was the driver an alcoholic or just a speedster? Robert B, I miss that pony tail and Bobby W, does your beard still shelter white mice(now there looks like room for considerably more). Hope to see all you guys and gals. Gina Z and Carrolyn L, are you 2 be there? Probably only Buddy D would recognize the above Latin translation of my name so hello all...flying in from Little Rock late Friday, and hope to boogie(disco)(not much on country),enjoying old times and good people........Yea Jeff S, class of 78' rocks... Richard Lovejoy

TIM JOHLE / posted May 13, 2008 at 15:05


Lisa Terranella Fields / posted May 14, 2008 at 01:04

I'm so glad I found the reunion site. It's been great reading everyone's messages. I've been living in Austin since graduation and I am amazed how infrequently I run into anyone from our class. It will be great to see everyone in June.

Richard Lovejoy / posted May 14, 2008 at 14:45

Att: Previous note was exercised w/out inebriation, though excessive caffeine coursing through my veins 24/7 may in part be I bad? Sorry Tim J, each comment only carries meaning, most likely to whom it was addressed, and did not intend to offend anyone. WARNING: similar such notions of philanthropy may errupt as fun times and memory cells brings myself to laughter, and hoping others, in part will experience with similarity ...thanks Tim J for at least acknowledging my existence(remember how frig'in small I used to be/I miss Robert Friche) Remember the song "ShortPeople", I think, therefore I am... "red yellow black and white, we are precious in His sight...loves the little...(people)of the world" Thanks to all who have worked diligently in their individual and combined efforts to make more great, and memorable times together. Buddy D, have you seen or heard anymore from "Mr. Bill"(10yr reunion)(ohhh, and Sluggo)? Sometimes I think, and am him.

Gina Zimmerman Janus / posted May 14, 2008 at 15:54

Hi Everyone! I can't wait to see you all in June...where have 30 years gone???? It's going to be a great reunion. See ya soon! =)

Tim Johle / posted May 14, 2008 at 19:13

Pink Floyd makes more sence

Randy Preslar / posted May 14, 2008 at 22:05

Richard, It's great to hear from you. I still think of you when I drive down Thomas Springs and pass the old Casa de Lovejoy. The thrill at the hill is still going strong as I still live on Rim Rock, and of course, I have to take all the young ones over the hill. It's not quite the same as it was on the bus but its still the place where stomachs get left behind, children (and some adults) scream, and little dogs fly. Hope to see you at the reunion.

Richard Lovejoy / posted May 15, 2008 at 13:58

What makes more sense is to "...let the sunshine in, the son'shine in..." vs "...looking at the dark side of the moon..." and it goes without saying, this ones for you " shine on you crazy diamond" Hey Randy P, I need to dig up some awesome airborne pics taken at "the Hill" in a 32'roadster I had that even cause me to wonder why I am still breathing. Look forward to your rumbling down memory lane with you!

Tim Johle / posted May 15, 2008 at 19:28


Tim Gardner / posted May 17, 2008 at 20:17

Howdy Folks - I hope all are well. It's been fun "catching up" with y'all on the website. I appreciate ALL of the work that Buddy Dunn has done to get this up and clicking. Didn't Buddy invent the Internet? I am looking forward to seeing everyone next month. And Withrow -- get your butt back to Austin for this one!

BDunn / posted May 18, 2008 at 21:58

Sheesh, everyone knows that Al Gore invented the internet.. and Bill Clinton didn't inhale! As for reunion planning, there has been a whole team of folks involved in the process - click here to jump over to the planning page on the wiki to see what I mean - and they elected me "reunion geek", which means I get to run the webpage! Watch for a whole list of credits to post after appropriate bail has been posted on June the 22nd.

Okay, for those of you waiting to get on with it already, watch for the advance ticket sales forms to be available in the next day or so. Thank you for your patience!

BDunn / posted May 20, 2008 at 17:18

Okay, we just posted reunion event ticket prices on the wiki and will get them up on the web as well, but they are

Crockett Thirty-year Reunion
Event Location Time Cost (in advance/at the door)
Friday Night Manchaca Fire Hall 8 - 11 pm $5 / $10
Golf Tournament Jimmy Clay to be announced $25 / $40
Tour & Picnic Crockett / Garrison Park tour starts at 11 am Free!
Saturday Night Cool River Cafe 8 - 11 pm $20 / $25

Click the button to download an order form ~

Ticket order form

Debbie Acors / posted May 21, 2008 at 15:00

Wow! Kudos to the Reunion Planning Committee for organizing a GREAT reunion and for keeping the costs low. Those of us that are flying our families in from another state truly appreciate that! And I'm also very excited about the weekend events! A quick question for the committee - are our children welcome at the Friday night event at the Manchaca Fire Hall?

Stephanie (Schmidt) Shipp / posted May 21, 2008 at 15:22

If you guys havent taken a look at recent pics it is quite fun!! Someone needs to tell Mr Balboa that he needs to tell JAWS and all his friends to be nice to friendly people at the beaches in Texas...too many people losing limbs...:)

BDunn / posted May 22, 2008 at 16:40

re: Friday night at the Manchaca Fire Hall - it is a big venue plenty suitable for dancing, visiting, and catching up, and all of the following are welcome: family members, kids, old girlfriends/boyfriends, people with whom you went to junior high, and people with whom you wish you went to high school. A word of advice from Craig Briggs: "Discretion should be used by all."

Bill Balboa / posted May 22, 2008 at 16:48

If people didn't taste like chicken...they wouldn't be losing their limbs...

Tom McKinney / posted May 22, 2008 at 19:54

OHHHHH MYYY GOSHHH !!!!!! This website is AMAZING !!!! There is so much I want to say but I type like a left-handed wash-woman, so I'll keep it short. Jeff S, you are absolutely correct in that there has never been nor shall there be a better looking class from CHS than that of '78. To ALL that have contributed to this year's reunion.....STANDING O !!!!!!! Buddy D., we've known each other since before kindergarden (man that was a LONG time ago), you're the man! Well it's been great reading everyone's notes, Tassa (Clevinger) and I will be there FOR SURE !! This one we can't miss. I haven't had this much fun on a website since Tassa took the credit cards away !!!!! See Ya

Mary Riney Blanck / posted May 22, 2008 at 22:08

It will be a great weekend and look forward to seeing everyone. I missed our 20th but am looking forward to the 30th.

Maritza (Franqui) Roman / posted May 23, 2008 at 17:11

The reunion sounds like it's going to be SUCH a blast. I can't wait to see you all. I'm also excited about being able to say "y'all" again. Up here in New England, they just don't talk right! Thank you Buddy and Jeff and the committee for working so hard to make our reunion possible. See Y'ALL soon!

Jeff Shepperd / posted May 26, 2008 at 13:42

WOW, I havent checked the message board in about 3 weeks, and I cant get over the responses. Richard Lovejoy and Beth Thomas, we WILL NOT be going swimming in Garrison Pool like we did at the 10th!!! REMEMBER??? LOL I still have the scar on my arm from climbing over the barbed wire fence. Its good to see all of you responding. We will have a GREAT time, as anyone who has attended our parties this year will attest. Buddy IS doing a GREAT job,fellow Classmates. He is probably the single GREATEST GRADUATE in the HISTORY of CHS!!! (Now send my $5.00,Buddy!!) We have several others who are doing A LOT of work on this Reunion..Mary Beth Barber-Kelley, Alice Aldridge-Lottes,Teresa Hemphill-McCarty to name just 3. I think there are some guys helping out a little, but I always seem to focus on the cute girls, for some reason. Have a GREAT MEMORIAL DAY,Everyone!! Jeff

Robin (Alexander) McLain and Scooter / posted May 27, 2008 at 20:39

first of all, thanks to EVERYONE who has worked (and played) so hard to put this together, it's really great ! rob hawkins, it was so good to see your picture, your kids are beautiful we used to live across the street from each other on arbor lane, in fact, our oldest son and his family are living in my parents house now scooter and i would love to do the bowling thing too westgate lanes is close to where we are living, it would be fun

Robin/Scooter McLain / posted May 27, 2008 at 20:44

also, wanted to give a shout out to marybeth for hookin us up with the website muchos gracias mb

Richard Lovejoy / posted May 28, 2008 at 11:50

HELLO JEFF S !!! This IS Richard. You just can't "NO" that away, that easy, and that "little scratch"? The girls Jeff, the wet girls, Jeff.....DUDE....focus man... Focus...the girls Jeff... I still believe in you man. I know u won't give me up...focus... and JUST DO IT !!! PS Beth T...awesome! BDunn, thanks 4 the pic work

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted May 28, 2008 at 12:45

I can't believe the pictures! David Crawford---your wife is one lucky woman! You were the nicest guy during HS! Karen Roe---have you gotten older, because it sure doesn't look like it! Annette---your daughters are gorgeous just as you were and are! And I am doing very little for this reunion! MB and Buddy are working fingers to the bone! I'm just a gopher! This is such a trip-----

Janet Hardy Jones / posted May 28, 2008 at 16:25

Boo!!!! We are hoping to rearrange schedules so that we can attend the Big 30. Keep up the great work Buddy!

Jeff Shepperd / posted May 29, 2008 at 12:57

Mr.Lovejoy, PLEASE stop. The visual images are beginning to overwhelm any rational thought I have.Im not in really good "fence climbing" shape. However, there are several of our Classmates who will give testimonial that I have "NO PROBLEM" getting into a pool. Tell Terri "Hi" for me. You married "WAY OVER" your head,Richard. Those 'Joslin Girls' are something else. Ask ANY of the 'Joslin Boys'!!! Oh yeah, your daughters look identical to Terri back when she was that age!! Its a damn good thing they took after their Mom!!LOL Cant wait to see you, my old friend!! We'll have a blast, like we used to.Without the fence climbing,of course!!;-) Shep

Tom McKinney / posted May 30, 2008 at 07:45

This msg. board is too much! I can testify about the Joslin ! I'm working on scanning some class pic's,my Mom in Waco has them so they'll be by Monday. Speaking of Joslin girls, anyone heard from Lisa Mayberry ? And Terri you do still look terrific, Richard you done good ! Scooter / Robin , Tassa and I were just talking about you guys yesterday. The last time we talked our boys were playing HS baseball against eachother out here Pflugerville, good to see your notes. See yall at the party ! OH, and Jeff I would agree on you pic's decision ! Tom

Artell Johnson / posted May 30, 2008 at 16:41

Hello all classmates of 78...... I just spoke to Mark Proctor and I'm going to try to make it to the reunion time permitting. I hope to see everyone there. Has anyone heard from Michelle Morrison? Let her know that I'm looking for her. Thanks

Tim Johle / posted May 30, 2008 at 19:10

Good Lord! Artell J., I did'nt know you were still alive.

John Barron / posted May 30, 2008 at 19:56

Here's to Jerry Joslin Elementary School, and the banner marches we had on the slab. Summer Parks and Rec program. And to 4th grade Teacher Mrs. Julian's Corporal Punishment -- non parent authorized -- when she caught me jumping back into the window after retrieving a stapler thrown outside by Stan West -- that was a good stapler (Where are you Stan the Man)? And Mrs. Covington leading the band in the portable building -- me on Alto Sax -- the foot taps in unison on the wood floor with all careful eyes on her baton -- on to T.N. Porter JR. High - -concert Orchestra -- the big move to Baritone Sax -- which practically weighed more than me I still have the record we made in the 8th Grade -- 'member the classic tune "Chant & Jubilo" , how bout our football season song "Horse" or our version of "Shaft" that was cool -- then onto Crockett HS -- but couldn't make it past the Rank leaders after the 9th grade (but fellow sax player Danny Walker was cool -- where are you Danny?. Wonder if I can still find nickle and dimes in the diving pit area at Garrison pool -- that was always good for an ice cream sandwich or a popcicle. Then the corporal punishment meted out by Jackson for skipping school in lieu of a couple of D hall sessions -- he had a paddle with holes drilled into it -- I think I should have taken the D hall. I remember checking out the "Runaways" -- on their "Queens of Noise" tour, probably during Spring of 77 at the Armadillo World Headquarters -- I think Joan Jett was in that band -- and then it was all about the Rock and Roll. I missed the Rush 2112 show at the Paramount. Really liked the Journey concert in 1977 at the Municipal Auditorium, AC-DC, Judas Priest, Triumph, April Wine, Pat Travers (boom boom out go the lights), Budgie, ect ect. "Member the Styx Concert at the Austin Colesium -- what was it -- oh yeah -- the "Grand Illusion" tour -- priceless. I remember skipping school and heading the Lake Travis jumping off those cliffs -- heading to Barton Springs to check out the topless bathers -- while trying not to be too obvious about it, the Barton Creek greenbelt back in the day -- I must admit that I chickened out of Jumping off Sharprock. The railroad trestle over Williamson creek. I remember the bottle rocket fight we had on Mt. Bonell. And I must say that I have great memories from those high school daze -- and I would at this time like to personally thank my spanish teacher, Mrs. Adey, for passing me in my Senior Year -- I needed the credit to graduate-- I promised her I would learn to speak spanish someday and I actually did to some functioning degree, altough probably not to her good willed standards, and I do practice my Tex Mex quite often here in South Texas -- " Gracias Sra Adey -- eres muy amable!" For those english only people -- heck learning spanish is only about vocabulary more vocabluary words -- Si, se puedes!!! And thank you mom , for making me go to Pan American University where I was able to rehab my GPA. I look forward to saying hi to all my fellow 1978 Crockett High School graduates. It was really great to see the Goldbeck Picture of our class for the very first time on the website -- thats me on the far left next to Balboa. Stay cool everybody!!! JMB from Corpus Christi, TX

Karl Bolick / posted May 31, 2008 at 01:32

Wow so many notes from so many people, Just a thought that i will come to this event as i should be in town. As I work out of town a lot For Union Pacific Railroad Contracting to Build Railroad bridges throughout the midwest for a company out of Kansas City MO. But I still live here in town and try to go to Port Aransas as often as possible to the beach and hang out there. Any way i am really connencted to computers now and have several websites that i maintain now and try to stay current with technology and hardware for these machines and try to train and keep going to school to learn more at each chance. And am involved a lot with city government and neighborhood associations in southwest Austin also. I have lost touch with many friends over the years due to people moving but seem to run into many classmates and people who rode the bus out to oak hill at my other favorite shopping place Home Depot in sunset valley. Any way does anyone out there remember me ? im still around.and im in the 20 year picture.

David Crawford / posted May 31, 2008 at 21:37

Teresa, how many raffle tickets do I need to buy to get you to tell my wife what a lucky woman she is? Now if I can just keep her away from most of those band folks, especially the french horn section like Dunn/Dunagan....see y'all soon and thanks to all of you who are working hard to put this together.

LEO BOREK / posted Jun 01, 2008 at 00:11

I can`t wait to see everyone ! Please say hi if you remember me thanks Leo

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 01, 2008 at 14:59

David C.--you don't have enough money! Leo--I've got your name in my head, but your face is not in the yearbook! Give me a second chance at the reunion. Artell and Karl! Great to see you posting! All you other silent readers---come out, come out, WHEREVER YOU ARE!!! Just a pleasant reminder---BUY YOUR TICKETS!!! Mail the order form before June 7th----don't put this off and have to pay more at the door! I just printed my form today, 6/1 at 1:55.

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 01, 2008 at 20:08

Okay, Caren (Wallace) Wendt wins the contest for the best picture with the President or at The White House.

Sylvia Arzola / posted Jun 01, 2008 at 20:28

Just an FYI - I just checked the Cool River website and the band playing on 6/21 is "Vertigo." I've never heard of them, but their website says they play 80's music. Looking forward to it!!!

BDunn / posted Jun 01, 2008 at 21:12

Okay, Breaker 1-9 for some local information. I have had out-of-town classmates asking for recommended places to stay if they are coming in for the reunion weekend and need accommodations. I know some of you in-town folks have some pretty good ideas, and some of you out-of-town folks might know first-hand. Here's an opportunity to provide valuable advice to your fellow classmates, so let us hear from you.

One more item in the "local recommendations" department: we're suggesting that you grab dinner Saturday night with some reunion friends before heading over to Cool River, so be thinking of recommended places to eat. We'll put out a request for those when the reunion gets a little closer. I hope to see you soon!

Stephanie (Schmidt ) Shipp / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 11:25

Leo,I remember you!

Sarah (Norcom) Thomas / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 11:45

Hey, guys! Despite rumors to the contrary I am alive and kicking out here in West Texas. I live in Big Spring (where the refinery blew up). I'm so glad that Teresa finally got in touch with me and gave me the link to this web site. GREAT job to all who have worked on it and the reunion. I am very sorry to say that I will be unable to attend but I look forward to seeing all the pictures after they are posted. I think everyone looks fabulous! One question to David Crawford...did you ever tell your wife that we were married in high school? You probably forgot but I still consider you my first husband! HA! All of you take care and keep in touch! GO AGGIE GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM! WHOOP!!!!

Mark Proctor / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 12:21

After reading the stories page, and remembering some others, I've decided there is absolutely no way my high school daughter is going to ever find out about this website. It sure doesn't seem like 30 years have gone by and in my mind it has really only been 10. See ya'll at the golf outing.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 15:02

I remember Leo Borek,very well. Funny thing, I can remember many people from those days. However, I can meet someone today and forget them tomorrow. What the heck is up with that? I think a lot of it has to do with me being 17 our entire Sr Year, and legal age was 18. I didnt really start destroying mass quantities of brain matter until my days at SWTSU. Boy,did I EVER make up for lost time. By the way, WE NEED MORE GOLFERS!!! Check out the Golf link. Sign up is VERY easy, even I can navigate it(Thanks Buddy).

Gina Raven / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 16:40

It is like time has stood still....sort of. And David C...Dunn/Dunnigan were at the top of the french horn section, do not forget about the bottom of the french horn!

Gina / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 16:46

Sorry David Dunagan!...typo on your name...that is why I was last chair.

BDunn / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 17:43

Ladies and gentlemen, let the record show that Gina Raven was the unchallenged princess of the french horn section, bringing good looks and good humor to offset the wierdness of section members Dunn, Dunagan, Crawford, Harris, Burton, et al. I expect that she passed the tiara to Anna Alexius, but know that, during her tenure, BIG FUN was had by all! (FYI, Crawford had the coolest ride in the section, but that's another post..)

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 02, 2008 at 18:18

Let the record show, that Gina Raven was 1st Chair French Horn in the 6th Grade at Jerry Joslin Elementary. I was a Tromboner along with Randy Reagan and Kevin Hodnett. I later dropped the 'Trom'from that moniker.There you go Gina,us Joslinites need to stick together!!

Tom McKinney / posted Jun 03, 2008 at 13:48

Ohhh the Joslin days !! From Mrs. Allison, to Yancy, to Titche (I think mis-spelled her name), to Jullian, to White and finally Mrs. Dudley. Man-o-man there are too many stories that are more like episodes !! Poor Mrs.Yancy...she had Terry Tompkins, Stan West, Cal Cummings, David Wright, Bill Howell along with myself and a few others who I'm sure DONT want to be affilliated with the above named.....need I say more ?? Here's one for us ALL....remember the "will you go with me notes, check yes or no...PLEASE say yes" My Mom still has one that Mrs. Jullian intercepted !! Sorry it WONT make the website. Ending up with Mrs. Dudley and Mrs. Covert teaching us "gentlemen" proper etiquette. At the time we thought they had lost thier minds, BUT boy did it pay off later!! THEN came PORTER and the ..... TRAIL (which proved to be a training ground for Garrison Park)By the way Craig Briggs,Walt Carrol and I can give most of you the uncensored tour of Garrison ?! AND....HOW 'bout them PORTER CHEER LEADERS, mmm mmm mmm!!! And the killer garage parties that Cheryl Davis, Ronnie Douglas and Tammy Seymour used to throw. Well I'd better stop and get back to my class,.....yeah imagine that me a teacher(7th & 8th grade math)... go figure? Lastly, Leo B I remember you and Joel Stearns and our ventures up and down Barton Creek. Tom

Stephanie (Schmidt ) Shipp / posted Jun 03, 2008 at 15:33

Oh Tom....STOP IT!! The memories are starting to return...Mrs Titsche's class was my first year in Texas and I end up with those guys in the message did anyone survive LOL!! I remember Cal Cummings sending one of those notes to me...I dont think my mom kept mine though but it wouldnt suprise me. Then chasing me trying to give me a kiss at Woodlawn Baptist on Weds nite church and back then that was YUCKY!! What was I thinking?? Do you all remember Mr and Mrs Withrow had that paint machine that made really cool pictures you just added the paint and it spun around??? And Molly...I know that you will NEVER forget the day that Ms. Wallace at Sunset valley threw her tennis shoe at you after recess and she was trying to read a book to us and you were talking. How do I say...she was PISSED!! OUCH!!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 03, 2008 at 16:21

2nd grade-Flachmeier 3rd-White 4th-Canady 5th-Newmiller 6th-Sherman I CANNOT believe I remember that. Anita Allen,Cheryl Camp, and I went on "Who Knows the Answer"!!! LOL Does anyone remember that show on channel 9?? I was semi-smart back in those days. Its HELL to peak when you are 11 or 12 !!!! Thanks Tom Mc for the call yesterday. I may be in town this Friday. Ill let you know, maybe we can squeeze in a round.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 03, 2008 at 16:23

Maybe it was Carol Kemp,not Cheryl Camp?

Tom McKinney / posted Jun 03, 2008 at 22:33

Same to you Jeff ! Any of you who ever want to play and are in the Pflugerville, I'm at Blackhawk alot !! And Stephanie, please.....if there was any chasing done at Woodlawn Cal Cummings and I NEVER had anything to do with it !!??......

LEO BOREK / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 11:14

Some music to remember lol Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978 1. Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb 2. Night Fever, Bee Gees 3. You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone 4. Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees 5. Kiss You All Over, Exile 6. How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees 7. Baby Come Back, Player 8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb 9. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste Of Honey 10. Three Times A Lady, Commodores 11. Grease, Frankie Valli 12. I Go Crazy, Paul Davis 13. You're The One That I Want, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John 14. Emotion, Samantha Sang 15. Lay Down Sally, Eric Clapton 16. Miss You, Rolling Stones 17. Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel 18. With A Little Luck, Wings 19. If I Can't Have You, Yvonne Elliman 20. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah), Chic 21. Feels So Good, Chuck Mangione 22. Hot Child In The City, Nick Gilder 23. Love Is Like Oxygen, Sweet 24. It's A Heartache, Bonnie Tyler 25. We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You, Queen 26. Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty 27. Can't Smile Without You, Barry Manilow 28. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams 29. Dance With Me, Peter Brown 30. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Meat Loaf 31. Jack And Jill, Raydio 32. Take A Chance On Me, Abba 33. Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill 34. Last Dance, Donna Summer 35. Hopelessly Devoted To You, Olivia Newton-John 36. Hot Blooded, Foreigner 37. You're In My Heart, Rod Stewart 38. The Closer I Get To You, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway 39. Dust In The Wind, Kansas 40. Magnet And Steel, Walter Egan 41. Short People, Randy Newman 42. Use Ta Be My Girl, O'Jays 43. Our Love, Natalie Cole 44. Love Will Find A Way, Pablo Cruise 45. An Everlasting Love, Andy Gibb 46. Love Is In The Air, John Paul Young 47. Goodbye Girl, David Gates 48. Slip Slidin' Away, Paul Simon 49. The Groove Line, Heatwave 50. Thunder Island, Jay Ferguson 51. Imaginary Lover, Atlanta Rhythm Section 52. Still The Same, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band 53. My Angel Baby, Toby Beau 54. Disco Inferno, Trammps 55. On Broadway, George Benson 56. Come Sail Away, Styx 57. Back In Love Again, L.T.D. 58. This Time I'm In It For Love, Player 59. You Belong To Me, Carly Simon 60. Here You Come Again, Dolly Parton 61. Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt 62. Peg, Steely Dan 63. You Needed Me, Anne Murray 64. Shame, Evelyn "Champagne" King 65. Reminiscing, Little River Band 66. Count On Me, Jefferson Starship 67. Baby Hold On, Eddie Money 68. Hey Deanie, Shaun Cassidy 69. Summer Nights, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-john 70. What's Your Name, Lynyrd Skynyrd 71. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle 72. Because The Night, Patti Smith 73. Every Kinda People, Robert Palmer 74. Copacabana, Barry Manilow 75. Always And Forever, Heatwave 76. You And I, Rick James 77. Serpentine Fire, Earth, Wind and Fire 78. Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch 79. Falling, LeBlanc and Carr 80. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Santa Esmeralda 81. Bluer Than Blue, Michael Johnson 82. Running On Empty, Jackson Browne 83. Whenever I Call You "Friend", Kenny Loggins 84. Fool (If You Think It's Over), Chris Rea 85. Get Off, Foxy 86. Sweet Talking Woman, Electric Light Orchestra 87. Life's Been Good, Joe Walsh 88. I Love The Night Life, Alicia Bridges 89. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On), High Inergy 90. It's So Easy, Linda Ronstadt 91. Native New Yorker, Odyssey 92. Flashlight, Parliament 93. Don't Look Back, Boston 94. Turn To Stone, Electric Light Orchestra 95. I Can't Stand The Rain, Eruption 96. Ebony Eyes, Bob Welch 97. The Name Of The Game, Abba 98. We're All Alone, Rita Coolidge 99. Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band 100. Deacon Blues, Steely Dan

Belaine (Vrana) Scheuermann / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 11:34

Leo, those were the good ole days of music! Great stuff! I had lots of cassettes back then (and a few 8-tracks), but believe it or not I did not have a turn table until I graduated from high school. It's just amazing to think how spoiled our own kids are when it comes to music and electronics. They have MP3 players, PC's & cell phones in elementary school (or earlier). What a contrast to having a 'record player' for 45's, a transister radio (am only) and one telephone in the house with a cord and rotary dial.

Randy Preslar / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 13:31

Wow, you Joslin folks are a friendly and talkative bunch. That's awesome. I knew many of you at Porter and Crockett. Now where are all the Oak Hill Elementary grads. Who remembers Tillman, Brawner, Scalco, Alfrey, Hampe/Palmer, and Pruitt? I know you're out there. Let's hear some of those memories. Can't wait to see everyone at the reunion.

Randy Preslar / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 14:03

Sorry, I guess I'm getting old and losing some of my brain cells. That should be Hampe/Adams at Oak Hill Elementary. Palmer was at CHS.

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 14:10

Yo Jeff -- Sadly, I do remember the "Who Knows the Answer?" days, when we were representing Cunningham Elementary! I STILL remember missing the Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier boxing question. I interrupted the host and answered everything about the fight - who won, what round, points, etc. All they wanted was Frazier's name. Uhhhhh, I didn't say that. The only reason we made it to the quarter finals was because we had Dana Holmstrom and, of course, Mr. B. Dunn on our team. It is very sad to remember that, and, yes, to peak too early. Tom McKinney -- good for you in your profession. You are no doubt excellent in that role. Yes, Leo, you're remembered.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 16:28

Tim, Im beginning to notice a pattern here. It seems like everyone has some sort of tale that involves Mr.BDunn. How can ONE MAN be involved with so many people? Are we sure that there isnt a 2nd Mr.BDunn somewhere. You know, the evil twin that they kept in the closet. That would explain A LOT of things involving our boy,Buddy. Whaddya think? Is there another twin or even triplet?

Rob Hawkins / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 17:30

I remember "Who Knows the Answer" all too well. I was on the losing Odom Elementary team. Which brings up the question, where are the Odom and St. Elmo folks out here? Warren Hohertz might be the only Stelmo Prison guy I can remember but there were quite a few O-Dumb School people. For that matter, Bedichek does not seem to be mentioned. Does anyone remember Lock Hockey at lunch? Someone would "borrow" a lock off a locker and we'd spend lunch down in that little rectangle area trying to kick the lock against the other team's wall. It was really fun when the lock got airborne and bodies would fly trying to dodge. At Crockett I remember one day Alan Bettis flew a jock strap out the back of the bus as we were driving to a track meet. The bus driver (she) was a bit annoyed but Coach Halm was smiling as he told them to pull it back in. Harvey Williams used to get a baton and "moooooooooo" out of it at passing girls. I also remember one day in football practice Pat McCausland somehow ended up running down the field with the ball. rather than try to tackle him (he was bigger than little skinny me) I jumped on his back and started yelling "YEEEEHAWWWW." Enough for now. Rob

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 17:40

Hmmmm, BDunn as two people. I knew he could disappear, like the time he vanished from his front yard while we were playing, but I just thought that was because Brian Beck had hit the Sherrif's car with a water balloon. Or the time when he vanished from my parent's roof, but that seem to be connected to shooting fireworks toward the new fire station (we forgot it was there) and the fire marshal pulled in the driveway. I do know he was two people on the senior trip: one, Buddy Dunn, the student, and, two, Mr. Dunn, the chaperone. But that's another story. Hey Rob, I remember Bedichek well. Spent a couple of hours stuck in the elevator there with Johnny Rader. We hollered for help (it had not been wired for a phone yet) and Don Shone answered -- he then refused to go get the principal. I think he'd been to that office a few times already. Go Bobcats.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 17:59

I was a "SURPRISE"Chaperone on that trip. The last night we were there, we had that big party in the condo I was staying in. I remember it had 3 stories. We were partying and dancing on the 2nd floor when someone(I think it was Pat McCausland)came and got me and said,"The Manager wants to talk to you"!I went downstairs and the guy looks at me funny and says'"YOURE MR SHEPPERD"!!LOL I never knew who signed me up as the 'Chaperone' of our condo. Anyway, he told us to try to hold it down a little, I said, "No problem,sir" and we kept on going!! I wonder if our evil Mr Dunn had ANYTHING to do with making me a "Chaperone"!!! That was the same trip that Mary Beth got jipped in the Hot Legs Contest at that disco in Corpus!! Remember that,Tim!! What was the name of that club?? Barry Matthews got thrown in jail that night!! Man that was SO much fun!!! Can ANY of you imagine OUR kids doing this sort of stuff NOW!!!HAHAHAHA

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 18:31

I remembered the name of that disco -- The Windjammer-- I had to pull that one from really down deep in the memory banks. It was a partially damaged file,as well.

Tim Johle / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 19:28

Yo Leo : I woke last night to the sound of thunder, how far off I sat and wondered. Thanks for the memories, Bob Seger was the best.

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 20:05

Good job pulling the Windjammer out of your hat, Jeff. I would never remembered that. I do remember several dual-duty chaperones: Mr. Dunn, Mr. Shepperd, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Kelley, Mr. Heilscher. I think my mom was one of the few legit ones on the trip. I also remember Gary Crane (graduated with my brother in '75) who followed us down, no doubt to hang with the babes of '78. He was a weight-lifter dude who had about a 10th degree sunburn. Looked like a lobster from Chernobyl or Three Mile Island. The dude pulled the ladder off of the swimming pool!! Something they tried to charge our class for. And one of our "classmates" (I do remember who) stole a fishnet decoration from a hotel room-- we paid for that, too. No, no, no. My kids will not be going on any senior trip, thank you.

Mary Beth Kelley / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 23:05

You guys were on "Who Knows the Answer"? Go figure - so was I....for Casis Elementary, before we moved south of the river when I was in 8th grade and became true river rats. I will never forget how surprised I was when Janet Pfluger, head cheerleader at Porter Junior High, passed me a note asking me who I was on my first day at Porter in November of my 8th grade year. Instead of being relegated to being a wall flower at O'Henry Junior High School because someone with a nickname of "Brainy Braces" couldn't possibly be one of the cool kids, I found when you were at Porter, and then Crockett, being smart didn't matter and didn't make you one of the nerdy kids. It really was a turning point in my life, you guys, and one of the things I love most about my Crockett classmates. Anyway back to "Who Knows the Answer".....all I remember about the show was the host asking me about hobbies and I answered that I had 30 horses and he about fell out of his chair. He thought I meant real horses, but I meant collectible Breyer statues. I only had 1 real horse at the time ;-).....anyway, I would have never guessed that Jeff Shepperd was on "Who Knows the Answer", but then again, who would have ever guessed he'd be our social director this past year? I love you, Jeff!!!!!

BDunn / posted Jun 04, 2008 at 23:45

The Class of '78 Sainted Mothers on the senior trip (to whom we are eternally grateful) were Ms. Gardner and Ms. Kelley. As for the rest of the chaperones, I must take the Fifth on that one, but thank you, good brothers! As for "Who Knows the Answer", it was the Team of Destiny from Cunningham. Gardner covered math, science, and sports, Holmstrom was responsible for English, Social Studies, and Geography, and I was the resident expert on questions about the Royal Family. (Hmmm, did they ask any royal family questions?) Gaudin was our more than competent pinch hitter, and thus the season began. First up: Eanes Elementary (this was before they had gotten the academic pipeline going) - 72 to 54. Next: Brentwood, in the heart of North Austin - 92 to 50. Third: the limp-wristed pantywaists from Mathews, chauffeured in limos from Tarrytown - 116 to 42. (One more reason why the Austin High Maroons liked us so much!) But somehow the "Team of Destiny" message didn't get all the way out to the Red Lobster on 183 just west of I-35, because the team from Wooten ended our season on Tuesday, April 6, 1971. As the traffic snaked back into south Austin across the Lamar bridge (since it and I-35 were the only ways to get back south, basically), we convinced our teacher/chaperone to stop the covered wagon at the general store, where we all got root beers and had a burping contest. That Dana, you could hear her burp a country mile! It was a few years before we ventured into north Austin again. Nice job on pulling out "Windjammer", Jeffrey; I think you just got yourself the job of historian..

Thanks from KLRN

Belaine (Vrana) Scheuermann / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 13:38

Hey Tim! Do you remember 8th grade Journalism class at Bedicheck? I believe the teacher was Mrs. Anderson. I have a picture that was taken in the class, of you and Steve Lamareaux (sp?) horsing around. I will scan it and send it to Mr. Dunn to post. That class was a little different than I expected. I went to Porter the first half of 8th grade and to Bedicheck the second half. At Porter, the journalism teacher did all the work on the yearbook, newspaper, etc. and it was a 'goof off' class. I dont' remember doing anything useful in that class. Then, at Bedicheck, it was all hands on. It was great! I ended up with lots of photos, so I'll scan them for Buddy to look thru and see if he wants to post any of them.

BDunn / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 14:01

Okay, for all of you with better memories than me: do you have any recollections about 1) the "Senior trip to Six Flags", which was a lovely Friday in the spring of 1978 (which also happened to be a school day)? 2) band trips? 3) the Herculean struggles in intramural softball, or volleyball, or the unauthorized "Band vs. Texans" tackle football games over Christmas break? (I have a vague recollection of the Texans always beating the snot out of us, but the specifics have thankfully faded from memory..) Over in band world, we would challenge other bands to play us in football (guys), basketball (guys) and softball (co-ed); we played Anderson, Travis, and LBJ. As I recall, we typically won, and I distinctly remember that we OWNED 'em in softball; the guys were pretty evenly matched, but our girls would SMOKE 'EM. Hey Crockett girls: you ROCK!

Tammy Andricak / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 14:13

Hey Sarah How did you end up in Big Spring Texas? I ask because I almost ended up there, but decdided I wanted my degree more than following a guy out there.

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 16:24

Hey Crew! I am getting questions about Friday night--is anyone bringing their kids? If so, what ages? Please post Replies here.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 18:09

Im hoping I can con my 22 yr old son into coming. I may need a designated driver. That is the only child I have...I hope ;-)

Mark Proctor / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 18:14

I was thinking about bringing my 15 yo daughter, but then I thought "what if people start telling stories" and I decided Lake Travis High School doesn't need any help with kids getting bad ideas. So she is out.

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 20:06

I'm bringing my lovely 11 year daughter to the picnic but NOT on Friday or Saturday night. Some things are just too hard to explain to a kid. Hi Belaine - Yes, I do remember Miss Anderson from Bedichek. A very nice lady. But I can't imagine you have any pictures of me doing anything but studying :0). Great to hear from you! BDunn, my only memory of the Six Flags trip was eating breakfast at the Baylor McDonalds in Waco and wasting money trying to win a stuffed animal. All of this thinking is making my head hurt.

Debbie (Babcock) Acors / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 21:45

Hey All - I am bringing my kids, both are girls (ages 10 and 12) to the Fire Hall Friday night, the tour on Saturday and the picnic at Garrison. However, my girls have "other" plans for Saturday night, so it will just be Lee and me for that one. I think they will get a kick out of hearing the old stories and learning more about their mom as a high-schooler, which they can hardly believe. They think that I have always just been a "mom". Oh! And Leo, my oldest wants to know if you are bringing your son (Joey)! She saw his picture and says he's "hot"????

Randy Preslar / posted Jun 05, 2008 at 22:04

Hey gang y'all are making me feel really old with all this talk about children who aren't even teenagers yet. My baby girl (who was at the 10 year reunion but just barely) just turned 20 on June 2nd. Kim and I now have a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and two absolutely beautiful granddaughters ages 3 and 1 in addition to our five children.

cathy (dourte) day / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 00:01

Hey there ol' high school friends, anyone remember me? I feel like a real loser, I don't know any of these stories. This is such an incredible website. way to go everyone!!! Annette Johnson, you are more beautiful than even in high school! amazing! it's wonderful to see everyone's pictures, old and new. Still trying to decide if I'm going to make it to the reunion. hope to see you all!!

Danielle (Hodges) Hartleben / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 08:16

This will be my first time!! Dana has been begging me to come for years! I remember several of you and the website with the pictures really helps! Bobby Wawak is the most changed to me!!! Whew he's just so cute! I think Dana, Molly, Caren and I should braid his beard!! I swear Molly and Caren will never change! AND "To hot to stop Dana" will always be the same to me! LOVE YA GIRL! The website is GREAT!! and pictures are wonderful for catching up! I can't wait to see all of you and I feel so sorry for the golfers that aren't on the Cheetos team!!!!!I would love to hear from some of you before our phone number is (443) 292-8808! See you there!! Danielle & Jerry Hartleben

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 10:25

Cathy-- I remember you for SURE!!!! You have a gorgeous smile! WHere are you now?

Sarah (Norcom) Thomas / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 10:47

Buddy, I have some old (really old - like us) pictures of that trip to Six Flags. I'm going to try to scan them and get them to you this weekend, if my blonde Aggie brain can figure out how to do it! They aren't of the greatest quality. One thing I remember about that trip was everyone communicating by CB radio - breaker 1-9! HA! How times have changed. Hey, what ever happened to Dumb Baby? Cathy, of course I remember you, friend! I remember playing Pong on the TV at your house. We thought that was so much fun...and I remember your Ford Pinto. I'm like you, though, a lot of the stories people are telling I don't have a clue about! Does anyone remember who's car we crammed 13 people into that time?

cathy (dourte) day / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 11:09

Ford Pintos, gotta love'em what a hoot! I thought that car was the bomb! I remember Sarah when you got your mustang!! and Alice too! ya'll were so cool. Johnny Rader...remember back packing thru the Grand Tetons?! I came across those pictures the other day. my kids can't believe I ever did that. actually, come to think of it, I can't believe I ever did that. Anybody know what became of all our great Young Life leaders? I would love to know where Kim Talley is.

Patty Fossett / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 12:02

OK, I know this will shock all of you, but I never heard of "Who Knows the Answer" because I didn't live here then and I probably would not have known the answer. I don't know about any of these stories in elementary school either since I didn't live here, and I'm not telling any of my Porter stories because obviously I was in a different crowd. This bulletin page proves that I was pretty much, well, unpopular! Well, I did make it on the Porter Pep Squad, but didn't anyone that tried out? I can't wait for the reunion this month and can't wait to see everyone!! I can't decide who to bring to the reunion so I'll just play it safe and show up with Liz (Wright) as usual!!

Richard Lovejoy / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 12:14

"Rain drops keep fall'in on my head"....umbrella dah. Hey RandyP, these days remind me of the days of Ms. Scalco. Do ya remember having to sleep on those fold out mats and you had to be still... that was the hardest part... she used to open the windows and one could hear the pitter patter as sheep interrupted... love these rainy days and the cool breeze to refresh the minds eye. Do you recall what the phraseology equivalent to "going steady" in the forth grade was by chance...let me know....Yo Jeff S, lucky 4 me i did marry "over my head"..."she is my little China doll"... oh but i better hush my mouth. Yo know out, in the Sticks, some came to call Oak Hill, were outcroppings of Victor-ian upbringing, and to be someones special one, or going steady, meant nothing other than the holding of hands, sealing the partnership. Being out in the country and not in touch with all those city slicker ways and means, those Joslin boy were up on the game early(Shep and Tom/are u sure ur not from 1 of those secret polygamists Waco compounds) and were trying to marry as early as the fourth grade("not that there is anything wrong with that" SF). Tom McK, if it were not 4 Isabel making Terri return your marriage bracelet, jeesh uuuh hummmm welllll gosh... all time and space as we now experience it, would not have happened and if so, there it is (NOT). I am just glad Isabel did not give my ring back, although i think it was a close call... lucky in love as always.... Cathy D, yr a cool chick... lose the loser theme... Gina R, what the heck girl.... you r going....repeat after me, you r going 2 go the R-union...will not be the same if u no go. I need a hot wild hip/hop jump'in energy ball/or manequin groove if u dare... tag, ur it. Love ur honesty... you r true blue Beth T... r u 2 be there the events...I hope u r. You r the finest/ most beautiful girl in '78 class, except 4 TV of coarse.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 12:24

Patty, I dont know about all the 'unpopular'stuff you posted. But I can say this for sure now, you are an integral part of this Reunion. There are 8 people who have attended EVERY party we have had this year. Donny Finger, Bobby Wawak,Lee Stone,Joe Crosby,Dana Heiling,Molly Ward and you and I.Mary Beth,Caren,Kim,Stephanie,Joe Lewright,Joe Jackson,Buddy,Johnny Rader,Liz and Sylvia have attended at least 2 of the events.And I can say this with 100% certainty, none of us has had more fun than YOU. You have the "BRANDING" Tattoo to prove it. WE ALL Love ya,Patty!! This year would be incomplete without your participation.Ill jump into Kim or Caren's pool with you ANYTIME!!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 12:39

OOOPS, left out Drew Palmer. 3 parties attended. sorry about that DP Youre my BOY!!!

John Rader / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 12:51

The Tetons that is just crazy. Now I get uncomfortable sleeping in the house when the A/C is to warm. Paul knows about Kim Talley I will ask him.

Sylvia Arzola / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 12:56

Patti - don't feel bad. I don't remember any of these stories either! I was unpopular too! Actually, I remember very little about high school, but I think that has to do with my age b/c I'm not remembering much these days! However, I will have to say that my favorite school year of all time was in the 8th Grade at Porter! What a great time we all had - losing the district football game to Pearce, but winning district in basketball! Remember the talent show on the last day of school where Larry Sneed and his gang danced to "Money" by the O'Jays? Remember the jukebox in the lunchroom? Everytime I hear Dancing Machine by the Jacksons it takes me back to Porter. Did anyone happen to watch the show "Swingtown" last night? It's set in the 70's (76 or 77), and they play 70's music throughout the show. Not much of a storyline, but the hairstyles and wardrobe brought back lots of memories. In fact, one of the characters (a teacher) reminds me of Coach LaValle. I still remember the Preamble to the Constitution because Coach forced each one of us in his history class to recite it to him as part of an exam. Seems like it was just yesterday. Looking forward to seeing everyone, and if I didn't know you in high school, I hope I get to know you at the reunion!

John Barron / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 15:51

Sylvia -- were you in Mr. Ball's advisory? I had special incentive to see the TN Porter Panther's win in the 8th grade because my mom was a Pearce English and Science Teacher then -- in fact, Marta Cortez of CHS 78 was a student at Pearce in my mother's class and remembers my poster sending over some Porter Smack. Jeff I remember you living on Forest Hill before you moved -- Teena Ashford moved into your house -- hey Teena -- hope to see you at the reunion.

Sylvia Arzola / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 16:21

John - I believe I was in Mr. Ball's advisory for a semester (quarter?), but I was later moved to Mr. Alvarez's advisory. I think he taught woodworking or something like that because the classroom didn't have desks; it had drafting tables. By the way, you brought back lots of memories with your recollection of the concerts at the Auditorium and Coliseum, especially Pat Travers - Boom-Boom--Out go the Lights!!! I used to have that 8-track! I saw ACDC, Van Halen, Peter Frampton, Boz Scaggs, Chicago, and the Eagles at the Auditorium, and drove to San Antonio in my senior year to see KISS - back when there was no traffic on IH-35! Great memories!

Tammy Andricak / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 17:23

Howdy All – Cathy I remember you and our Young Live days (I was wondering if anyone else was remembering young live)– the only leader I have seen or heard anything about is Scotty… I can’t remember his last name, I think he subbed in our club some but was not a regular any way I digress, he has been in several of the Zilker Hillside Theater summer musicals. Patty I am like you I was not in the popular group and have no memories of these events everyone is talking about. I was in choir thanks to Sue Northup talking me into going in and seeing Mr. G and was involved with Young Life. I think I have come across more people after graduation than I knew while a student at Crockett.

Tammy / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 17:42

Hey all go and read Maritza's story. Thank you for sharing. It shows when we put our trust in God he can do his marvelous works and give us His wonderful gifts.

Debbie Acors / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 14:42

Maritza - I read your story and was very moved. I believe you have missed your calling. Being a Math Intervention teacher is truly rewarding and wonderful, but you really have such a way with words! You should consider authoring a book .... or many books!!

Stephanie (Schmidt ) Shipp / posted Jun 07, 2008 at 07:57

Maritza, I remember you well! I too was moved to tears by your story. I am always amazed to watch how God is truly on time...everytime. Your story was very heartwarming and is a must read for everyone! I hope to see you and your wonderful husband at our reunion. P.S. Your pics are great havent changed a bit! Steph

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 17:48

One of the things that becomes remarkably clear after high school is there are no groups -- no jocks, geeks, popular, band, nerds, kickers, whatever -- there are only friends. Hi Cathy D, who affectionately became known as "Cat" in Mr. Host's 6th grade class at Cunningham. Great to hear from you. Yeah, Young Life. Hi Tammy A! I spent several years on full time staff; I actually met my lovely bride of 20 years at a Young Life camp. Last time I traded emails with Kim Talley was a few years back; he was working for a pharmaceutical company in Oklahoma. My two boys will not be coming to Austin because they are heading to Young Life camp that weekend. I think Scotty's last name was "Roberts." BDunn can confirm. Looking forward to seeing all my old "friends!"

Alice Aldridge Lottes / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 20:57

Cathy D sure would love to see you at the reunion....Sarah, sorry you can't make it! Gina R.....did someone say you aren't coming to the reunion? Whats up with THAT? O.K. 70's Music ..... KC and the Sunshine Band (Get Down Tonight) and KOOL and The GANG (Celebrate)...saw them live on a beach 2 years ago....and yes they're still groovin' we all are I'm sure...

Randy Preslar / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 23:17

Richard L. I'm sorry I don't remember the terminology we used back then for going steady. Maybe someone else can help us out with that one. I do remember the mats though. The only time I received licks in elementary was during that nap time in 2nd grade. Gene Eskew and I were shooting paper wads across the floor to each other and Mrs. Brawner slipped up on us and gave each of us a quick swat.

cathy dourte day / posted Jun 06, 2008 at 23:19

Hey again. Tim, you are so right,no more clicks and groups, age is the great social leveler. It will be great to see you all. How wonderful your kids are in YL. You don't live in Austin do you? Alice, hi! you look exactly the same! can't believe you're Dr. Alice. way to go. hope to see you! Tammy A, any favorite YL memories? Those are my favorite memories of high school, that and Mrs. Wassenich's culture class. what an amazing teacher!!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 07, 2008 at 00:15

John Barron, I did live at 1813 Forest Hill Dr. We moved to Oak Hill in 1972.I finished out 6th grade at Joslin instead of going to Oak Hill Elem.Do you remember making that "movie"for Channel 9? I did the voice over for it!!We were in 6th Grade.My Mom looked at all of the 'recent pics'on the wiki. She definitely remembered John Barron!! As well as ALL the JOSLIN KIDS!!! Spent Lunch with Buddy,Alice,Craig,Dana,Sylvia and Mary Beth today. We pretty much finalized all the Reunion details. Some of you have been volunteered for different events!!LOL. Buddy picked up the tab.. THANKS my old friend. Buddy and I read Maritza's 'Story'this morning. VERY INSPIRATIONAL. We both commented on how emotional it is.Thanks Maritza for that. Sylvia, I NEVER knew you were a Pat Travers fan!! I saw him several times in concert.I looked at him on UTube and he looks REALLY old. Not young like YOU and I!!! Fellow Chs 78 Grads, get ready to have a GREAT time in 2 weeks!!Howdy Randy Preslar.Thanks Tom McKinney for a fun round of Golf today. Tom plays damn good,by the way.Today is Mike Greens birthday-48!! Caren Wallace took her kids and went to Egypt today. She will be at the Reunion.Have A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!

Randy Preslar / posted Jun 07, 2008 at 11:48

Howdy right back at you Jeff. In case I haven't said it yet, I sure appreciate you, Buddy, Alice, Craig, Dana, Sylvia, Mary Beth, and everyone else who has put forth the effort to make this happen. It is an honor to say y'all are my friends. I am looking forward to strolling down memory lane with everyone, and seeing all those good looking faces again.

Beth Thomas / posted Jun 07, 2008 at 17:50

I moved to Texas from New Hampshire as a Freshman, so I don't have any prior stories either. It's true that we are no longer the Breakfast Club. However, I work as a Social Worker in a Long Term Care facility and I have to say, my popularity quotient is pretty high these days. I have a blast dancing at the birthday parties and leading my residents in the YMCA. I will admit that I wasn't as big a hit at the birthday party of a close friend's daughter that my 15 year old son attended. Teenagers have difficulty detecting true talent.

Kevin Dobbs / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 02:36

Many of you probably wondered what ever happened? If you didnt It's because 30 yrs went by. Tell ya what Molly I do remember those choir hay rides Rusty and all the gang Patricia,myself yes even those Jr historian trips to six flags at Bedichek. Really I remember things like how far I threw a football,singing soprano with Larry Lee,eating in the choir room and hiding from Gene Galbraith,using my billfold to contact Lt Scott as Captian Kirk to beam me out of Crockett history class so Mom didnt get the full report on what I really was doing in there? Thankyou Anita Spain for revealing my real character to half the planet. You know guys we only get to be kidds once in this life. We were a beautiful bunch for sure. Like the Wind we rode it hard and fast. I cherish all of you in my heart of hearts.And somebody tell Don Shone I forgive him for all the tobacco juice he conned me into swallowing. As I rode my Bike 15 miles around North San Diego County today I realized these my classmates need to hear from me. Tricia once told me Kevin you need the Lord. 8th grade Bedichek. You know I recieved him at 21. Thanks to Teachers; Michelle Rhoar,Robert Baumen,Steve Fainer [my nieghbor when he passed on] to be with God. Thankyou for the SEED you sowed in my Heart And to my wonderful Mom Pat Dobbs who was lost to Breast Cancer in 1999 who never gave up on me to the end of her Life. and Dad Dave Dobbs who today has supported me and Patricia through a very differcult 3 years to retain possecession of her daughter Catherine who's 12. Today is a DAY of Miracles. Lets have the courage to be that Light of the World in our last 25 yrs. Pray all of you are strenghtened by this Word God Bless...Kevin W. Dobbs

Mary Riney Blanck / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 10:37

This website is so inspirational. To the gang that has made this all possible thank you so much. Kim Morales, Ellen Board, Kelly Wiley where are you? Gina Zimmerman you look great and what a beautiful family. Karen Roe wow you have not changed a bit and you have a handsome son. Cathy Dourte who could forget that smile. I hope to see you all at renuion. Please let me know if you all are going.

Donna Butler / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 11:47

I did not get my tickets purchased in time for the 'advance' purchase but I do plan on attending Friday night at the Fire Hall and Saturday night at Cool River. Can't wait!!

Richard Lovejoy / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 11:59

Tracy, Robert, Cathy, Russel, Carollyn, Randy, Gina, Bill, Beth, Doug, Teri, Tony, Sheryl, Monte, Brenda .... maybe eat Saturday somewhere. "The futures so bright, you gotta wear shades"..."it's a celebration" ..."to infinity and beyond"....tabs on me... let me hear from you all

Richard Lovejoy / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 12:25

Yo girls and guys above... the Cool River "Gig" for the dance floor will be heavy into the 80's theme... not so much reflecting 78', rock'in good and the music is still a groov'in... "shake that body(bootie),shake that body" and "come on everbody dance, now dance, dance..." The country part will be mostly at the Friday night get together.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 12:57

Donna B,and ANYONE else, for that matter. Buddy extended the "deadline" for early entry until TODAY. So, get it in the mail if at all possible. I would rather see all of you spend the money you save on BEER!! Just kidding, but we do have a Memorial Fund that sure could use the extra cash. Just a thought.

Tammy Andricak / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 14:11

Hey Kevin Dobbs! it is great to hear from you - wow did not know y'all were out in CA. You are a perfect case that prayer does work. FYI sure was sorry to hear that your mom has left us here after her battle with breast cancer. I will never forget my Goverment class with her and every time I drive through the intersection of William Cannon and Manchaca I think of the story of Dobbs light. Tell Patricia hi! Wish y'all could be here for the reunion.

Tom McKinney / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 18:40

Well Jeff, your kind words about my golf game are mighty nice but I'm pretty sure your opinion was skewed by the heat and the Miller Lites ?? It was great to see Wawack, Kim / Tim, Stephanie / Danny and yourself, thanks for getting them together. Next time we'll plan ahead and I can reserve a block of times so more can come out. And yes I am teaching school, dont you know Party 1 and Party 2 are actually courses now ?? Actually, Middle School Special Education. And Ms. Patty, what in the world would ever make you think you were'nt popular? You,Paula,Jannette Carpenter, the Dexter girls...all the Granada Hill, Scenic Brook and Oak Hill girls were always at the top of my favorites list.....for what that was worth? Who am I kiddin' ALL the girls were one the top of my list!! One of the best things about our class, no matter who you hung out with on the weekends we were all buds come Monday. And I could throw a "bud" joke in here but I wont,......I wont.....No, I wont. I PROMISE I'm gonna be nice !!

tammy / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 21:26

Hey Cathy, hmmm memories of Young Life...the skits, road trip to HEB camp, getting ready for the ski trips Colorado during Christmas break, although I never went. The people, the music and the fun. How about you? it was so much fun for me that when I was in college I was on a team that tried to start one at Temple High School.

margaret bruch / posted Jun 09, 2008 at 23:33

wow--what memories everyone has. i am very energized by what everyone can recall and simultaneously amazed at how bad my memory is.... I am pulling out year books to jog it... i am hoping that chemicals are not to blame. it is amazing that i have better memories of st. elmo and manchaca elementary (although am still looking for the class photos) than of high school (bedicheck-- i have memories). what i remember of high school is how fast i wanted to get out of it....i graduated in 3 years....before online... i did correspondence courses....which meant i missed the senior year which from all accounts was a really good thinking now i should not have been in such a hurry....never the less, there are many good memories and good folks that i look forward to seeing....thanks for helping to jog my memory....although i was in a hurry to get out, i did do undergraduate and graduate work so was not an academic failure ...i think......still missed that important senior year and regret it now. beth thomas....we must talk...not sure how many other social workers there are in our class but glad to hear that you chose that route. margaret

kelli(brown) wiley / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 02:29

Hey Mary! I'm here. I'm one of those "silent readers" that Teresa keeps talking about. It's GREAT reading!!!!!! Thanks for checking on us girls(we've been discussing the reunion for sure!!!). Sarah, actually I think that was my '68 pontiac that held 13 people. That's funny that you brought that up because I had just been thinking about it. Hey Tom! My son still has your # in his wallet. I will forever love you for that gesture. You were truly his dad's very best friend. Tell your wonderful wife hello for me!!! Steph and Kim Myers-don't give up on me yet. Love ya!!!

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 08:09

Sarah, that was my Ford Pinto! Remember, the car that blew up if you hit it from the rear! Fortunately, mine never did. I love looking at the pics of everyone! Thank you for sending them. Sarah, I remember playing cards with Judi (and Nancy) at your house for hours! Playing pool with all sorts of kids at your house! Does anyone remember going to New Braunfels with the Texans and the Texanns for Wurstfest, I think it was? I got in so much trouble because I came home smelling like beer even though I had none! People carry it over your head and spill it all over you! We did the Polka like we knew what we were doing!!!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 09:15

Good one Teresa. I used THE "but Dad, They SPILLED beer on me" excuse many times. Come on,Teresa,TELL THE TRUTH! WE are ALL grown ups here now.That sounds like the old"I didnt inhale"line!!! Im just kidding you,Teresa.The fact is that at Wurstfest, you DID get a lot of beef spilled on you.

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 09:33

Jeez, Jeff! Don't blow my cover!

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 09:58

Kelli---looking forward to seeing you! Do you know where Jeff Powers is?

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 10:37

I promise to stop after this post! Calling all board lurkers and posters!!!! Please check the "Looking For" section of the WIKI: Look and see if your running mates are on that list and rack your brain to figure out how to contact them! If you can spend some investigatin' time, try and find them! It would be so cool to at least have made the contact and gotten info from them! Thanks in advance for doing the heavy lifting!

cathy (dourte) day / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 10:55

Kelli! how are you? are you coming? I don't know why I remember this but you use to have to drive your dad's hunting dogs around in the trunk of your car after school. why was that? and stranger still why in the world do I remember that? hope to see you.

Sarah (Norcom) Thomas / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 10:59

That was your car, wasn't it, Kelli? Isn't it funny how these things just come back to you.....well, some of them, anyway! I hope you are doing well! We used to rule Shady Hollow, didn't we Teresa? HA! Does anyone know what ever happened to Rodney Gaudin? Do you know, Jason? I remember you two wearing those "I'm With Stupid" t-shirts!

Kimberly Morales Juarez / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 12:40

Hello to everyone! I too have been a "silent reader" and decided it was time to make an entry. I cannot believe it has been 30 years and I cannot wait to see everyone! We have lots of fabulous memories to talk about. Funny that I can remember some cheers, but cannot remember what I had for breakfast! Kelli (Brown) Wiley and I have remained BFF's since high school so still laugh and giggle at our high school days. Kenney Wiley will be there with us in spirit...God Bless Kenney! Herman, my wonderful husband and Sebastien, our adorable 9 year old son live in Austin and I work for Whole Foods. I am a recent cancer survivor, coming up on six months next week, so when you see me with short curly hair don't be too surprised. We did have a great class, lots of great people, school trips, camps, and remember going to Mr. Gatti's in Oak Hill after football games? Remember Holiday House on Ben White, yummy cheeseburgers? What was our class saying? ....something like we are super great, we're the class of '78!? Take care and see you in a couple of weeks!

Tom McKinney / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 12:56

"How do you do Mrs. WiiiLeeey" I love saying that,it's favorite line from Mayberry RFD. Where Barney & Andy try to make Earnest T Bass socially acceptable....anyway. Hello Kelley, you dont know how often I think of you guys. To say that I love you guys is an understatement! Kenney was like a brother to me, as well as Mike Withrow.I consider myself the lucky one!! I've been blessed with many friends, very few were like Kenney and Mike. You be sure and tell Kyle and Kendall both that my number has changed, but my feelings never will. Give us call 535-2146. Hug'em both for me and YOU BETTER make it to the reunion, I'll come get you if I need too !!! L.Y.,T/TMCK.

Tom McKinney / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 13:00

ooops sorry Kelli, got excited and check my spelling.

Sarah (Norcom) Thomas / posted Jun 10, 2008 at 20:12

Holiday House! I was trying to remember the name of that the other day. They had the best chili cheese burgers ever! Buddy, thanks for posting the old pictures that I sent in. I have some more I need to scan - a great one of your band playing Soggy Bottom Boys style. It's a hoot! Wasn't our yell "We've got spirit that's super great, we're the class of '78!"? or have I lost my mind (don't answer that!).

Walt Branning / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 00:16

Only Buddy Dunn and maybe Leo Borek may remember me. Some of the names are familiar, certainly the faces from "old pictures"! A lot of us some how ended up working for the City of Austin. Several are firefighters (some are already retired), I work for EMS, Leo is retired from the City. How'd so many of us stick around but don't see each other?

kelli(brown) wiley / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 02:01

Hey Cathy! Oh my gosh! That is sooooo funny that you remember that about my dogs. I did do that and I can't remember why,either. I'm looking forward to seeing you!!! Sarah, actually I've seen Rodney. My son played high school baseball with his nephew. I believe he lives in San Antonio and has 2 sons. Hi Teresa!! I do see Jeff Powers. He's living in Katy, Tx. and is doing quite well. He's been in remission from leukemia for quite some time now and has a daughter. Tom, thanks for the new #'s. I can't wait to see you and Tassa-love you lots!!!!! Erin--I miss you!!!!! Teena---We think about you guys soooooooo much!!!

Tony Gilliam / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 09:07

Richard, my travel plans are set and I will be in Austin for the reunion. I am having trouble leaving the 65 degree temperature behind, can you arrange for a cold front?

BDunn / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 10:02

Hey Walt - good to hear from you! (For those of you playing along at home, Walt is in the senior picture, left side, top row, third from the left end, behind and between Stan West and John Spiller, and right next to James Brymer - a lot of colorful characters on the back row!) I am pleased to hear that you're with EMS; you always seemed like a level-headed fellow back in the day! As for other classmates employed by the city, Dana and Sylvia kinda make me nervous. I hope to see you at the Fire Hall!

Stephanie Schmidt - Shipp / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 10:31

WOW!!! Tony Gilliam now there is a blast from the past... My husband and I just left B.C. in March after being there since October!! I couldn't handle the very cold and very wet climate! Along with the fact that there weren't ANY friendly TEXANS...where were you when I needed ya???? EH??? We were in Burnaby just outside Vancouver, went to downtown Vancouver frequently to enjoy the sites. Looking forward to seeing you glad you can make it!! Steph

Stephanie Schmidt Shipp / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 10:43

By the way... I have been meaning to tell all you girls out there you ALL LOOK FABULOUS!! Most of you havent changed a Cathy D, Annette ( are in a time warp...I am jealous!!LOL!!!), Kim E, Dana, Sylvia, Patti, Terry V(doesn't look a day older, Kelli, Gina and Pat G...I am sure I have missed some but what I am saying is YALL HAVE DUN GOOD!!!!!! The guys well...just kidding they look FABULOUS TOO!! There are a few that I wouldnt have recognized just because they have gotten more manly... but I saw Tom Mc this past wknd not changed A BIT...,Donny Finger and Crosby No change... Richard Lovejoy (they are drinking something at the Lovejoy house...they both look GREAT!), Kevin Hodnett (same would have know him anywhere) same with Gardner and Dunn! A few of you have the clonging thing down to a science...Todd and his daughter GOOD GOSH!!!, Gardner and sons, Terri and daughter, Annette and daughter we definately know who's gene's run strong!! If's been fun to watch!! It's countdown time....diets, hair color(for those that still have some) and tan times are about to come to an end!! Cant wait!! Steph

Richard Lovejoy / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 15:00

Stephanie!Stephanie!!Stephanie!!!Stephanie!!!! Somethings never change and your sweetness has no limit girl. Steph, all hats off, to one of the Crown Princesses' of the Crockett class of 78'. You were, are, and I am sure, will always be, a delight to know and a good natured soul with a heart full of gold, compassionate, and so genuine!!! EVERYTIME I think of you, you cause me to be happier and remember, beauty still exists in this world in people like you... you are as sweet as apple pie girl and more!!!

Belaine (Vrana) Scheuermann / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 15:58

Hey Joe Leewright! If you are reading the message board entries, let me know. I saw your name on the RSVP list. It will be great to see you and catch up on 30 years of life. I will let Erick know that you are going to be there. I'm sure y'all will enjoy reminiscing about gymnastics practice.

Kevin W. Dobbs / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 17:04

Hey Buddy Dunn; Thanks for the kind words,and yes I played for the Tigers WHEN WE WERE 11 at Kitchen Field and we beat the Dodgers as I stoled home plate in a throw out between 3rd and home where Rodney Waggoner. could remember our victory 3-2. Chris Wissan and Ken Callahan were both on that team. As the next year followed I was on the Maradors and we beat the Knights and Johnny Radar's team #2 and the Red Team[Rangers]-[Rusty Euresti's]#1 team in a Saturday double header the same morning my Grandfather Willian Dobbs died at our home in 1973.Even while the Colts and us ended up #3 and #4 we had a great little league experience. I know Dave Dobbs has those baseball team photo's. wish I could've posted them. Also I taked to Rusty yesterday he's on the PGA tour in South Carolina with Omar [his brother],Hes doing great! and Rusty says he didn't think they'll make the class reunion but I know he's there with us in Spirit...Where are Kim Smith,John Spiller and Karen Rowe? Has anybody heard from them yet? they're on my Heart.. Kevin W. Dobbs

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 17:50

Kevin, I talked to Kim yesterday and The "Spiller's" will be at the Reunion, both nights,I believe. Karen Roe has sent in her money and is listed on the "coming" page. There is a link on the home page of this site that says something about who has ordered advance tix. Karen, as well as many others, are on that list.I wasnt sure if you had seen that or not.Have a great day,Kevin.

Jason Lewis / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 20:17

Sarah thanks for remembering me. It wasn't I'm with Stupid t-shirts. It was Dummy #1-me, Dummy #2-Rodney Gaudin, Dummy #3-Jose Garcia, Dummy #4-Tony Natera, and Honorable Dummy-Yoshi Nakui, our foreign exchange student our senior year. We were the beginning of what I guess they would consider a gang now. But, we were just a group best friends our senior year that were all officers in Texans, belonged to Human Relations club, Student Council and had classes together. We would go to the downtown basketball courts on Friday nites and have pick up games with "that side of Town" folks, some win, mostly lose; and then go to Taco Bell and have a midnight snack. I wish I knew what happened to Yoshi, no telling what his life in Japan has led him to. Tony, I wish I knew what happened to him, he was a great electronic technican the last I heard. Jose and wife Suzanne are in Amarillo and are coming to the Reunion. Rodney, my closest friend in high school; I kept up with off and on while I went to the good University over in College Station and he went to t.u. Saw him one time after I came to Victoria in 1983 to visit another college classmate of his and wanted to say hi--He told me that this felt like City meet Country, and that was the last we spoke..I heard at one time he was with the banking business in the Fredericksburg area. I have been here in Victoria since I got a job as a Reservoir Ranger at Coleto Creek in November of 1983. I get to complain about the weather all the time, either too hot or too cold. Get to see all sorts of Nature's beauty, get to see the best and the worst in people while enforcing rules; especially on the night shift. Will certainly miss seeing you at the wife Janice and myself will definitely be there. I never could do more than Johnny Rader with a golf club, my putt-putt just don't putt. And Caty Dourte-Day, yes I do remember you too, you were the best looking date that attended the Cotillion our senior year. Remember when we doubled with Rodney and Peg Kramer to Spaghetti Warehouse before we went? All of those great high school days!!!Each and every one of you made our class the best out of Crockett.

Jason Lewis / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 20:27

Sorry Cathy, I just re-read my hen pecking I posted and realized I left a letter out in your name. My humble apologies.

Tony Gilliam / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 22:24

Hey Steph, Wow back at you! I wish I had known you guys were here, I work in Burnaby. Texans are hard to find here though the immigration guys at the Airport are from El Paso. I lived Downtown for a while now I live North of Vancouver in Port Moody. Look forward to being in Austin for a bit. I am sure it will be fun to see everyone

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 23:17

Steph...thanks for your kind words. The fact that you'd easily recognize someone who in 1978 wore 31x36 size bluejeans and in 2008 wears a 36x34 (how does THAT happen?) and in '78 had a boatload of hair and in 2008 has no hair -- you're good -- and sweet. Sarah N-- do I have you to thank for the wonderful picture that is now posted on the homepage with Drew Palmer? Thanks ;0) It will be great to see you. Kevin Dobbs -- great to hear about your life, dude. Has anyone heard from Tammy Seymour?

Tim G / posted Jun 11, 2008 at 23:21

Jason L -- you were always a great friend -- not to mention a hoot to be around. I can still hear you laugh. Glad to hear from you.

leo borek / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 00:16

Hey Walt branning i could never forget you amigo . Hope to see you and alot of others at the reunion . Peace leo

cathy(dourte)day / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 01:03

Jason, YOU were the best looking date at the cotillion and the one of the kindest gentleman I had the privilege of knowing in high school. Tim, I'm having lunch with Tammy (Seymour)Hogan on friday! I believe she's a silent reader... Tammy, we want to hear from you!! She looks exactly the same, same gorgeous smile and wonderful laugh. She is actually the only one I have managed to keep up with since high school. I'm so sorry I won't be able to make the reunion after all. I will be thinking of you all, have a blast, take lots of pictures and post them!

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 08:32

Michael "Sparky" Miller! Good to see your face!

Leslie (Landau) Hammond / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 10:06

Hello my friends... These last few months of reading and looking at the photos and all of the information on the website has been so much fun for me! I find myself everyday looking at the sites to see what and who is new and the messages and memories...super! I decided it was time for me to send an entry or two....I'll try and get a photo posted also. How ‘bout those midnight movies at Southwood theater How 'bout gasoline..seems like it was 65 cents a gallon when we first started driving and buying gas! Thanks to all of you who have helped all of this to happen More soon!

Sarah (Norcom) Thomas / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 10:19

Jason, thanks for refreshing my quickly-aging brain about the t-shirts! I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well. You were one of the sweetest people in our class and obviously one of the smartest (deciding to become an AGGIE - WHOOP!) I remember when you and Rodney came to College Station that time. Man, I haven't thought about that in a long time! Tim - yes it was me that sent in those old pictures. I have some more I need to download and get to Buddy tonight. When I opened up the photo box that had all of pictures in it, it pretty much fell apart! That's scary!

Sylvia Arzola / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 13:16

Saturday Reunion Attendees - I have had some inquiries regarding the dress code for Saturday night. Anything goes!! Men can wear nice jeans or slacks with a shirt, golf shirt, etc. I believe they have a dress code, but then again this is Austin, so as long as you don't look like you're on your way to the beach, you will be okay. Coat and tie are NOT necessary. Same rule for the girls. I know that several of us have been out shopping and so far the standard seems to be sundresses. But don't stress out over it. The goal is to see old friends and have a good time! It may seem strange to have a reunion at a nightclub, but we have reserved three areas that are separate from the main dance floor for Crockett alumni only. We will also have our own waitresses to take drink orders. Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone!! P.S. During the band's break, I'll be asking the DJ to play 70's music!!

Stephanie Schmidt Shipp / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 13:42

Sylvia...let's preface the "Golf Shirt" thing....I am not sure we want the guys that are playing golf to come in the same STANKY shirt they golfed in all day!!! LOL!!!! Hey Tammy give us a shout...we need to hear from you. I saw your mom and dad a few weeks ago...they still look GREAT and your brother was so kind to my whole family at the funeral.

Sylvia Arzola / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 13:59

Stephanie - Good point!!! Golfers - please shower before heading to Cool River! :)

Debbie Hynds Wilcox / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 16:13

Another one from Joslin Checking in. I just found out about the reunion. Don't know why I couldn't be found this year. When I moved to Florida I was found but move to Dripping Springs and I get lost. Looking forward to see everyone again. Debbie

Belaine (Vrana) Scheuermann / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 16:49

Jason Lewis -- You probabably don't rememember me, but I wanted to mention that my family goes out to Coleto Reservior on the camp grounds frequently. I was there over Easter weekend and my uncle fried up over 200 pounds of catfish from the Guadalupe river for our little family reunion we had on that cold windy Sunday. I have a lot of family in Nursery, Victoria, Yorktown, Tivoli and Austwell. I'm sure you are familiar with all of those little towns being a ranger. You've probably crossed paths with my family on many occasions and you've probably seen quite a few alligators out there. Hope to see you at the reunion.

Jerry Henry Kern / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 17:27

Just found this website today. Reading all the entries took awhile but really took me back. Wow, 30 years ago. I hope to be in Austin and able to attend most of the events. It will be good to see you guys.

Michael Miller / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 18:08

Tim, Thanks, the only people that knew that nickname were in Mr. Host's class, could have choked him for giving it to me; Thank goodness it had changed to M&M by the time I got to Crockett. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Jason Lewis / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 20:51

I keep rereading the message board and picking up on different folks stories all over again, this is the best site I've ever visited. Wanted to say thank you to Margaret Bruch for putting a plug in for us St. Elmo to Manchaca Elementary folks. I was waiting for David Crawford to mention us, reckon he's too busy practicing that golf swing to hen peck like me. Manchaca was a fun old building school wasn't it. I sure wish Pat McCausland would ring in with us. Glad that David Crawford, Kim Smith-Spiller, John Spiller, Greg Thomas, Camille Pisk-Donoghue are all going to join us for the big festivities and that we can catch up from all the way back to the 6th grade year! Belaine Scheuermann, yes I do, after really getting the marbles to rolling around in the attic, remember you from Crockett; and I have met your kinfolks when they have camped at Coleto Creek, a bunch of really nice folks..that many pounds of catfish that they catch must really involve holding their mouth just right or spitting something tasty on those hooks..don't think I'll ever catch that many fish in my whole life time. Hope to see you at the reunion and the next time your in this neck of the woods camping.

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 12, 2008 at 22:25

JERRY!!!!! I am so happy to see you posting! I kept wondering if you would get connected somehow! Kim Smith Spiller and Vanessa Dear Valdez!!!! I can't wait to see you! Such warm memories I have of you both!!! Jason! I am so looking forward to giving you a big bear hug!

Gretchen Alston Huddleston / posted Jun 13, 2008 at 16:52

When I was at CHS, I felt like I was right in the big middle of everything going on there, and reading the message board makes me wonder if I even went to Crockett!? It's obvious there was so much more going on than what was happening in my sheltered little world, and I don't know whether to feel sad that I missed out on so much or grateful for the lack of exposure! JK, LOL! What was it? Too many gymnastics practices? Too much time stuck out at my folks house way out in Granada Hills? Lots of quality wholesome time with a great group of guy friends Drew P., Johnny R., Tim G., Buddy D., Kevin H. to name just a few and Janet Pfluger's Austin High group as well? Alice A., Kim S. and Tammy S., were you all aware of all they're talking about? Mary were obviously right in the big middle of it!!! The high school experience y'all describe is completely different than mine was, and it's clear I was walking around in a fog, oblivious to a world I knew nothing about. Makes me feel pretty small. I hold all of you responsible for keeping me in the dark and holding out on me! Can't wait to see everyone.

Deborah Ford / posted Jun 13, 2008 at 18:24

-This is the Ford that was not Carl and Tim Fords sister. St Elmo friends I do remember a few students and teachers from those days. In my 2nd grade ckass, we had four Debbies. Mrs Wilson I think I had her class for 6th grade, she was short, sweet. Mrs Thompson 5th grade, beautiful. Mrs Jenkins 3rd grade, tall, she would have you stay after and write on the chalk board "I will not....." whatever it was that you did. Mrs Lawrence, Kathys Mother, and MAY Pole day at St Elmo. At Porter, the Health teacher MR Carter, he had a bad back, very nice man. The Home-Economic, short, beautiful, The Drama teacher, Mr Woods, and the teachers who would never retire. Teachers at Crockett, Mr Harrington for art, Mr Fisher, Mrs Pacey for Drama, Mrs Lydecke for English creative writing. Mrs Carter, beautiful gym teacher, she would jump rope every class fully pregnant. The drivers Ed Class I had, Mr Matern, all his movies. In the car, he asked who has never drove before, I was the 1st to say me, so I was the 1st to drive. As soon as we headed down westgate, I jumped the curb, and everyone then buckled their seat belts. He had me drive on to IH-35, then get off, then get back on, then back off, he was so nice. It was the last of the classes of the day, so rather than have me walk the half hour home, the entire group would drive me to my house at Cannon League, what a gentleman. The typing class I had was wonderful. I just knew I would end up with a typing job, and I wasnt very good at it, it worried me. The desk were so small, watching Donny R. try and sit at the type writer, his hands made the type writer look like a toy. The Play, "South Pacific" I bet all of you who preformed in that have wonderful stories to share, it was grand to watch. The days the court yard would fill up with music,we had rock and roll, the bands that would show uo. Mr Jackson, tall over all the heads watching everyone. "Fight, fight, fight, everyone trying to see who it was. Then we had 25 cent to go to the gym and see cartoons, or whatever, anything to get out of sitting there. I walked on crutches for awhile my senior year, O slippery. The humidity, those red cement floors, everyone loved to surf them. ------ I feel like I heading to see major actors. --------- Thank you Buddy for posting my Photo, that was a big pize to win. They were just normal school days, but now, wow, it will be fun to listen to the stories. I saw Lara Burton, she is a Nurse. I saw Jeanette Carpenter, she at the time was a postal carrier. I saw Warren H., as a animal VET. theres a few more of you that Ive seen over these years but Im not certain where. Donna Butler, who looks great, she and my Mother worked together years ago. Ive seen Dianne Ewan, she looks great, Thirty Years, please come by and share a story or two. I am employed with DPS, data entry. --------------------I do remember a few, love our class photo. All of the almost 5 feet tall students are on the Teachers row. Today I am a bit shorter. Keep reading the replys, and please everyone write in, it is easy, let us hear what your remembering. Debbie Ford

Tammy Seymour Hogan / posted Jun 13, 2008 at 20:11

Wow, so many great stories!!! I remember Cal Cummings-he use to get up on top of the desks when Mrs. Waters would talk to the teacher next door. Tom McKinney-you are a teacher!!-that is awesome. Sherry Needham had the garage party!! Stephanie -I was sorry to hear about your Dad's death. I am glad my folks were able to be at the visitation. GinaZ. my mom loved getting to visit with you. Kelli-you and Kenney were always such good friends to me. You were always encouraging when I made the drill team my Senior year. (after a couple of trys) I was always the one without a stool on the football field or at the wrong place at the wrong time. Mrs. Daniels was only nice to me because my parents were who she bought uniforms etc. from. Don't know what I would have done without Young Life. Johnny -ifeel like I am looking at your twin in the pic of your sons. Buddy D. your parents always welcomed us to your house -I remember putting together class floats in your driveway. Tim G.-loved seeing pics of your family-your boys look like you!! Hope to see you Alice and Gretchen at the reunion on Friday. .

Stacy Shank / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 10:19

Wow! I haven't checked the site in awhile, but I have to say there are some great pic's up there---everyone looks fantastic!! Hope to see y'all soon!

Stacy Shank / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 12:00

Here's a story: Mr. (Howard) King's History Class It was either my sophomore or junior year, and one quarter I was assigned to Mr. King's class. When I mentioned this to a few of my "running buds" Nett Ammons and Jamie Stevens, they groaned and expressed great pity for my situation---and that I should also learn to forge those absence notes we had to spare the agony. I did that a few times, and of course I was riddled with guilt, and quite sure he knew my slips were bullshit (an 11 year old could probably tell they were forgeries), so I didn't do it often. Needless to say, I endured the class, and actually came to enjoy it. The next quarter, I had another History teacher (the name escapes me now). For the first week or so it seemed that all we did was color maps, which was not the most intellectually stimulating thing to do, so I ended up going back to Mr. King to ask him how I could get back in his class. Needless to say, we worked it out and I was once again sitting in his class listening to him talk about "fifes" and "surfs" and government structures. We always had a quiz on Friday's which entailed answering the question of "DYU---demonstrate your understanding of..." whatever the topic was for the week. Mr. King ultimately was my favorite teacher. Much of what he taught and the way he taught it was the best preparation I would have in dealing with college exams. He had a very subtle, dry sense of humor which I came to appreciate in the latter years. I do miss "Injun Joe". If I recall correctly, he passed away about 15-20 years ago. I wish I could have thanked him...

Tim Johle / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 13:35

wow after reading the shank i still hate high school. sorry peeps but my wife and i will not be attending the get together, we will be in vegas for our 26th wedding anniversary, leaving on the 19th and returning on the 23rd, maybe next time.

Jo Frederiksen / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 14:52

For those of you that transistioned from Bedichek to Crockett. I am still in touch with Nan (Cooke) Cameron, our former Drama and Speech teacher. I am thinking of inviting her to come along with Michael McGarah and me to one or more of the activities. Also has anyone been in touch with Paul Davis?

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 15:01

Weather Forcast For Friday June 20th- High 101,Low 78 0% Rain Weather Forcast for Saturday June 21st- DITTO Keep hydrated(Water and Sports drinks are better than BEER for this!!) Lets try and keep this Reunion FREE of ANY Disaster, if you know what I mean. Have a great weekend,Everyone.

cathy(dourte)day / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 17:01

WOW! Jo, I remember Nan Cooke and jr. high drama class! The class trip to Monterey Mexio when Lisa Chapman's parents and mine chaperoned. That was wild! The play "six who pass while the lentils boil" Molly ward, do you remember that? I wanted to be the butterfly so badly instead of the queen and you got to be the butterfly! LOL. I think Rusti Uresti was in that too. Nan was a great teacher, tell her hello for me. Mike was such a nice guy too! Lisa Chapman..are you reading this? write something and post a picture! Does anyone know anything about Tammie Smithey?

Wiki Police / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 17:13

Did Jeff Shepperd really just say he thought there was something "better than beer?"

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 18:23

Yea! Tammy Sue Seymour Hogan made it to the Wiki. Good to hear from you. I remember Miss Cooke at Bedichek but I had her as a speech teacher. I should probably thank her since I make my living as a professional speaker. Thanks for bringing her name up!

Jo Frederiksen / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 18:33

I just got off of the phone with Nan and she will be attending with Michael and I on Friday night. She looks forward to seeing you Cathy and hopes that other Bedichek alum will be there. I look forward to seeing everyone too!

Michael MIller / posted Jun 14, 2008 at 22:45

Jo, speaking of Nan, I was talking with Gary Faust today and her name came up, how weird is that.

Stephanie (Schmidt ) Shipp / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 00:26

WOW ...another couple of blasts fromt he past...Michael McGarah CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!! We were just wondering about you! And Gary Faust come on down.....This is going to be a GREAT EVENT!! I think we should get some news coverage...whatchall' think?? (that's a South Austin word)

Stephanie (Schmidt ) Shipp / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 10:45

Dana, Patti, Kim amd I were talking last night at the Thurman Rodeo and we are going to be sad when this reunion is over...:( We are all going to have to go see Alice Aldridge Lottes Phd. about our despression...Keep your calender open Alice!!!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 11:53

Alice doesnt have enough time in her schedule to try and straighten out THAT GROUP of Women!! That would be like asking her to straighten ME out!! Ain't Happenin'.Love you too,Ladies!! You set yourself up for that one,Steph. Plus, now that you and I have played Golf together,giving "Golf buddies" s%&t,is just part of the Game. CONGRATULATIONS on being 'promoted' to the position of Golf Buddy!! LOL

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 12:26

To the "Wiki Police" who commented that I think there is anything better than Beer. Actually, I can think of 2 or 3 things that I like better than Beer. But this is an 'open forum' and I will keep all of my comments 'PG' rated!

Jo Frederiksen / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 12:54

I gave Nan (Cooke) Cameron the link to Wiki this morning and I spoke with Michael McGarah last evening. Our little group is looking forward to the events. The three of us have been taking long strolls down memory lane and of course several names have popped into our heads; followed by I wonder what they're up to and I hope we get to see them. Gary Faust, Craig Briggs, Kim Smith, Carl Lange, Craig Hert, Craig Fussell, Paul Davis, Sheila Cochran are just a few of the folks we hope to see. Sadly our group is only three, Joe Evans passed away in October of 2007, just before I returned from Iraq and I will miss his presence at the reunion.

Debbie Hynds Wilcox / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 16:30

Jeff I saw that 2 or 3 things better than beer comment coming. I'm going to be coming with my 21 baby daughter (22 next mo.)with me. Debbie

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 16:49

For those of you who may be wondering, “What do I say to someone I haven’t spoken to in 10, 20, or even 30 years?” I think we can all learn from one of our classmates from the 10 year reunion. It was at the Friday night mixer and I was standing with my lovely bride-to-be, introducing her to my many good friends from the class of ’78, wanting, of course, to make a great impression. From behind me there came a low, gravely voice that I had not heard in 10 years: “Gardner. What the !!&%BEEP*#!! happened to all your hair?” (edited for the family audience). I turned around to see my old pal Bobby Wawak, black t-shirt and smiling. No doubt a valuable lesson for all of us as we head for the reunion next week. Hey Bobby, I love ya’ man. And I have a lot less hair now than I did 20 years ago! And thanks for teaching me to water ski. You and your dad succeeded where many others had failed.

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 17:26

Is it me? Tell me somebody else is having trouble understanding the way these pictures are organized in the yearbook!!!! If the way these things are laid out was any indication of our future successes----well, might as well just stop now!!! I can't find a darn thing without a search party!! Check out David Crawford and Christie Crawford--should be right next to each other, but instead, they are on opposite sides of the page!!! Where is that "EASY" button when you need it????

Sylvia Arzola / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 19:31

Theresa, I was thinking the exact same thing last night! I thought it was just me. I finally gave up because it was so frustrating!

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 20:32

Whew!!! Sylvia, you rescued me!!! I thought I was loosing it.....

Jason Lewis / posted Jun 15, 2008 at 20:38

Teresa; I'm going along with Sylvia, the yearbook lay out is a complete mess; even with my bifocals I aint making the connection with names and pictures at all; I believe that they have my name and my advisory friend Joseph Lewright completely backwards. Looking forward to seeing you again on Friday.

Rob Hawkins / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 00:38

Howdy from the Left Coast, Can you post addresses for the Fire Hall and Cool River Cafe for those of us who are directionally cahllenged and have not lived there in a while? I do remember Mr. King's class. Families, Tribes, Locke and other things I never quite figured out. I do remember that Peter Sosa used to get an "A" on every test and try as I may I barely got a "B." However, one day I did manage to get Mr. King to admit that he did not know something. He used to say that when you said "the peeeeeople" you included the itty bitty babies. Somehow they did not make political decisions when they were itty bitty. Then I asked him why the Constitution begins with "We the People." He paused a moment, said he did not know and then moved on. I agree that most of us did not appreciate his style at the time, only in retrospect.

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 01:09

Debbie H., Its good to hear from you. Ive known you as long,or longer,as anyone. Since 2nd Grade.Im glad you found the wiki. Our boy,Buddy D., has done a WONDERFUL job, hasnt he? This REUNION wouldnt be sucessful without the likes of Buddy D,Mary Beth B,Sylvia A,Dana H,Craig B,Margaret B,Caren W,Donny F,Bobby W,Teresa H,Alice A,Kim E, Liz W,Patty F,Stephanie S,Drew P,Tim G,Mike G.,Joe C.,Joe L.,Molly W,Marian P,Terry G and MANY others who have donated time,money and effort this past YEAR to bring our group together. I REALLY appreciate all the work they have put in. We have as good a Class as ANY, and better than most. Ill match our CREW against ANY OTHER.Im sure I have forgotten to mention someone,but all of you know just how much I APPRECIATE YOU.This REUNION will be the best EVER thanks to the hard work of ALL these people. In 5 days, we will get to relive many GREAT memories with our oldest and dearest friends. I feel very fortunate to be associated with this group.

David Crawford / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 11:08

Jason, good to see you mentioned us Manchaca folks, so few of us but we will make it up in volume. If nothing else I agree with whoever posted we will all know you are there by your joyous laugh. Yes Manchaca was quite a building with its one room grades and portables (always a pretty mean kickball game on the playground). Drove through the area when I picked our daughter up from UT last month, after hearing all the little league stories was really sad to see that Kitchen's field wasn't even recognizable except in my mind. I remember my first baseball team was the Giants and we were sponsored by a slaughter house or something. Felt like the bad news bears and we played like it. I tried to find our elementary class picture to add with the others but they must be in a box I can't find. Looking forward to the upcoming fellowship with all.

Mark Proctor / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 11:40

Jeff, How much vodka in a Gatorade is considered safe?

Mary Beth (Barber) Kelley / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 12:06

OK, Wretch (Gretchen) - that does is...I'm posting a story about you on the story section of the wiki.......go look...don't want you to feel left out. To the rest of you that have surfaced on the message board. Thanks so much for posting something! Now I've reached my goal of getting us to 200 classmate email addresses before the reunion. Get in touch with me with your current mailing address and phone number if you didn't either get a phone message from one of us on the "search party" or a postcard from us. Or, if you sent in your ticket form, I'll get all that info from Buddy after the reunion is over. For those of you that are lurkers, please post something so we have your email address, or if you don't want to do that, but you DO want to know about our 40th, please just shoot me an email via the email catcher.....since Buddy had to foot the bill to mail between 400 and 500 postcards, we would appreciate having email addresses wherever possible for future communications. Make sure you thank the people that worked SO hard to put this together for you guys. Especially Buddy Dunn. Also Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty for all her engaging emails to us leading up to this weekend. Can't wait to see all of you!

john rader / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 14:30

The UFO that is funny! JAMES!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 14:37

Mark, I wouldnt know as I have lived a life of exempliary behavior(plus my Mom reads this page) Hi Mom!!! Im being a GOOD BOY!!!;-) 3 parts Gatorade,1 part Vodka (I think I read that somewhere,Mark)See ya Friday am at the JC for the practice round.

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 17:02

I sure hope there is a piano there on Friday! I gotta hear Warren H. play if he is gonna show!!!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 17:31

Teresa, there will not be a Keyboard available, as far as I know. I just got off the phone with the Band leader, and they dont have a Keyboard. However, if Warren wanted to bring a keyboard and play, they will have NO PROBLEM with it. He will just need to get to the Fire Hall about 7:00 so they can hook him in.The Band is there for our pleasure, and they are VERY accomodating.The guys in the Band are our age group, and are REALLY excited about playing for us.

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 17:43

Jeff-- you're hurtin' me! A party with no piano!!! Bummer! Warren are you out there? Love to hear you play!!! Will you be there on Friday?????????

Mary Beth (Barber0 Kelley / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 20:19

Don't know if Warren is lurking on the message board, but he is definitely coming on Friday night, with his beautiful wife Dorcas and daughter we've never met, 10 year old Claire. I don't know if he has a keyboard he can bring, but I'll ask him.

Gretchen Alston Huddleston / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 20:55

MaryBeth...English class senior year, purse around your neck, totally busted by someone across the room you were mimicking. Ring a bell?

Paul Davis / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 21:10

Hey, my 30+ years-ago neighbor Craig Briggs told me about the events happening this weekend. I will try to make Friday and Saturday evening events, at least. I will check these websites more in the next couple of days, but right now must buy my 15 year old son another (another, again another) skateboard! Looking forward to seeing y'all.

Alice Lottes / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 21:58

Gretchen - Sure DO remember getting locked in ....that was "creepy"..must say we were creative. Tammy Seymour emailed and she will be the Friday night event! Cathy Dourte-Day...are you sure you can't make the reunion? Stephanie, Dana, Patti and Kim...if I can be a part of your post-reunion "depression" group I'll bring the wine and chocolate!!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Vanessa Dear Valdez / posted Jun 16, 2008 at 22:03

Hi all! I've been one of the ones reading the posts but have finally taken a few to let y'all (esp. Teresa!) know I'm alive, kickin' and comin' to the reunion! It's been so much fun reading the msg board and the stories! Maritza - WOW! Your world has had an AWESOME change! How exctiting!! Almost 6 years ago, I married fellow classmate Robert Valdez. God definately brought the 2 of us together! I'm getting soooo excited and looking forward to seeing everyone Friday!

Drew Palmer / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 00:41

Alice Ann - Can I be part of your post reunion group? There's nothing that would cure my depression more than to be in the company of you beautiful ladies while you are drinking wine and eating chocolates! I'm going to try like the dickens to dream that scenario in about 1/2 an hour.....just to practice......YAWWWN!!!...oh, look at the time! dp

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 00:52

DP, you get to go with me and Wawak. Our group has beer and pretzels. You do get to look at Alice,but unfortunately you have to look at Bobby and I as well. I just screwed that dream of yours up and turned it into a NIGHTMARE,didnt I ! LOL---Shep

Drew Palmer / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 01:04

Da*$%^?! you Shep....I almost put my head on the pillow, but had to check and see if one of the gals responded...."No Soup Fo'You!!!Fo' month!!!" I might as well start thinking about fishing....thanks BUDDY! dp

kelli(brown)wiley / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 01:11

Hey Tammy- Nice to hear from you! It's such a small world because my son and your nephew Brandon are really good friends. I remember when your mom was starting her business and always practicing-everything I had was monogrammed!!!!! Looking forward to seeing you! Cathy- I was looking so forward to seeing you! Sarah-those new pic's are awesome!!! Lisa(Chapman)Burrows are you reading this stuff????

Mary Beth (Barber) Kelley / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 08:46

Gretchen, oh yeah! Maybe we were meaner kids than we thought - or maybe you were just a bad influence on me. That was pretty funny (and embarrassing)!

Stephanie Schmidt Shipp / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 09:27

Alice - we are going to have our FIRST ANNUAL POST DEPRESSION SESSION Sunday afternoon at 1pm at Kim Ellison-Myers POOLSIDE!! (Adults only) Good therapy right? We would love for you to be a part of this experiment along with the wine and did you say chocolate??? There may be some whining going on maybe someone can bring some boys allowed...sorry...we might be discussing you!!! So girls...if you think you might need some therapy...Dana...Sylvia...Patti...Kelli...Kim...Liz...Fobin...MaryBeth, Teresa, Molly, Terri...and any others that might need some group therapy come on by Sunday with your photos will be taken!!!! Poluck lunch...Patti is bringing the deviled eggs. We are ready to see everyone!! Steph and Kim

Stephanie Schmidt Shipp / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 09:30

Tammy...I am posting this for Kim as she is drinking her coffee in bed...We are in Dallas getting my hair covered ...I mean colored!! Kim wanted to know if you remember the contract that you wrote in 6th period at Porter Jr High. It states that Kim was to carry your books to the locker so you could catch the bus. Kim is looking for the contract....Girl...I wish I'd thought of that???

Tim Gardner / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 12:11

Hey Paul Davis! Good to hear from you. Hope you can make it!

Dana Heiling-Eskew / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 14:02

OK, OK, Jeff! Why are there some golf players that are not categorized? Are these teams stacked???

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 14:26

With you and Patty on the same team, your team is more "STACKED" than ANY other,Dana!!!

Tammy Hogan / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 17:54

Kelli- I knew that a lot of my clothing was monogrammed because my parents had to practice on something, but I forgot they were also experimenting on my friends. I did not know that Brandon is friends with your son. Who would have thought. Brandon is a great guy. I am looking forward to seeing you.

Tom McKinney / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 18:41

My wife's bugging about Rodney Waggoner ?? She keeps wanting to tell me about her, Kim Smith, John Spillar and Rodney's love stories from Menchaca Elementary School. Something about her and Kim trading poor ole John and Rodney back and forth ??

Drew Palmer / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 19:27

Kelli and son Buck was big Buds with Kyle....not sure about Brandon, but I put a call in to him. Buck is on his second summer tour with Drum Corp. and goes to TCU. dp

tammy Andricak / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 21:14

Hey Drew, That is really cool about Buck touring with the drum line. That is a big deal. He is a really good young man, I had the pleasure of getting to know him when played for the Bowie Band and I chaperoned for them. Paul Davis, glad to see you have chimed in!

Gina (Zimmerman) Janus / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 22:23

Hi Y'all, I am so excited about this weekend, I can hardly stand it!! With only 3 days to go, so much for that miracle diet!!! =) Oh well!!! It has been such fun reading everyone's comments and stories. I can just hear your voices while I'm reading each one! The pictures are all soooo good~~~Everyone looks fantastic!! There is just no way we are all approaching the big 5-0!!??!?!!! Can't wait to see your beautiful faces in person! See ya real soon!

Gina (zimmerman) Janus / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 22:44

P.S..... Stephanie and Kim E., we need to get you girls on your own reality tv show~~~"The Wild and Crazy Adventures of Kim and Steph"...y'all are so adorable!! Tammy Seymour, it is going to be wonderful catching up with you!! Your parents were so sweet when we got to visit and they have not changed at all! Mary R., your pics are beautiful and your grandbaby is a little doll!! To all the reunion planners, THANKS SO MUCH for all of your hard work!! Looking forward to seeing ALL of you this weekend~~~!!

Judi (Waller) Lay / posted Jun 17, 2008 at 23:13

Wow, I feel like I just dove into Barton Springs and the water is sooo cold it took my breath away.... How do I just jump into this awesome website and tell all my friends hello?!!! I'm sure the Reunion will be incredible and I'm so sorry I'm going to miss it. I've been thinking of all the memories: Oak Hill Elementary (Donny Rohr and Kim Ellison), Porter Jr. High in 7th grade, Bedicek in 8th grade and then Crockett. I always thought it was pretty cool to have gone to both Jr. Highs; it sure helped to know more people at Crockett. Hello to my track friends (remember running an hour before school started, through home-room and 1st period), drama friends (craziness), cool classes with Mr. Froehner (Sarah remember "wintergreen"; it was legal to sniff in Mr. Froehner's class), Ms. Rohr and Ms. Smith & Wasnich. And all my friends from Young Life. I look forward to seeing pictures from the 30th on the website. Hello to all. Has anyone heard from Beth Olson, Carolyn Foote, Lisa Chapman, Peg Kramer, Cathy Lawrence or my old neighbor in Shady Hollow, Debra Gibson? Teresa, thanks for letting me know about the reunion. Blessings! Judi

Judi A. Lay / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 02:35

Here are some random memories: spelunking in Gorman cave in the winter and jumping into the Colorado River to get all the mud off, shooting the rapids at Camp Warneke, rappelling off the cliffs at Zilker Park, Senior Skip Day and Six Flags, Memorial Day parties at Spicewood Springs, “laying out” at Barton Springs and avoiding the Hare Krishna’s near the concession stand. Avoiding the Hare Krishna’s or Hippies that sold flowers at the major intersections. Painting the Raider’s really cool house yellow, bib overall’s that you only buckle on one side, city-wide Young Life and volleyball marathons, A&W root beer from a frosted mug. Pizza at Mr. Gatti’s in Oak Hill after the football games. Jumping on the trampoline at the Alston’s and sitting by the fire in their sunken den. Playing fast-pitch softball in the Oak Hill Optimist leagues and traveling with the all-star team when we played those “big mean girls” in San Antonio that slide into home plate and knocked our catcher, Kelli Brown, out and sent her to the hospital (and we were winning). Being blind-folded on my birthday and driven all over Austin and then taken into the “Magic Time Machine” for a special dinner. Remember what happens if you tell the waiter’s that someone needs the restroom? The sirens go off and all the waiters yell “potty patrol.” Turning 16 and heading for the County Line (BBQ that is). Chinese fire drills. Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road, Doobie Brothers, Pink Floyd, and the Eagles Hotel California. C&W dancing at Dessau Hall. Does this spark anyone's memories?

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 08:00

Hey, JUDI!!!!! Good to hear from you! When we moved back to Austin, the two places I wanted to take them to eat were The Magic Time Machine and Gattis in Oak Hill. I guess they will just have to live on in my memorie!!! I will miss you!!!! Wish you were coming! Sarah won't be here either!

Debbie Acors / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 10:31

Judi - I am so sorry you are not coming to the reunion! It would be so good to see you again. I remember most of those same memories - wow - Magic Time Machine - I had forgotten all about that! And Mr. Gattis - does it even exist anymore? I've been gone WAY too long! We are flying to Austin tomorrow and I can't wait to get there! Is anyone else having dinner at Cool River Cafe on Saturday night?

Mary Beth (Barber) Kelley / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 14:53

Grant Rose! How are you? Are you a lurker? If so, show yourself! I was so glad to see your name show up on the "Coming" list. And you look exactly the name (well, a little more sunburned than I remember). Can't wait to see you!

Stephanie Schmidt- Shipp / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 15:35

Grant has always been a lurker... HEY GRANT!! Looking forward to seeing ya!! Steph

Judy (Ellison) Behn / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 16:18

I never mailed my tickets. Never mail anything-thank God for auto bank drafts or my bills would never get paid. But I'll be there Friday & Saturday. My 16yr old has listened to me talk about the couple of nights I've been with you guys this past year and she hears me laugh at the e-mails and postings on the website (Molly-she loved the homecoming pics). I'm bringing her with me Friday night. She thinks we were (are) a bunch of juvenile (adult) deliquents - gotta dispell some of those rumors.

Mary Beth (Barber) Kelley / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 17:21

Judy - uh, are you bringing her to dispell the rumors or confirm them? Have you been to the same parties I've been to in the past year? Well, I saw you at the Spoke but didn't get a chance to talk.....that was pretty tame by comparison! Anyway, looking forward to seeing everyone Friday, and Saturday!

Jeff Shepperd / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 17:44

Mary Beth, Judy came to Caren's party, but showed up after you and Scott had to leave. So, she got to see the rest of us in our FULL GLORY!! Imagine THAT?? Well, like you said, youve been there with us, and you and I have been in full BLOOM on more than one occassion!! Im taking off work Monday,as well, so I can heal up!

Sarah (Norcom) Thomas / posted Jun 18, 2008 at 22:36

I'm so glad you all enjoyed the old pictures. It sounds like you will have a fabulous time this weekend. I truly regret that I won't be able to be there. My step-son, Duane, has a tumor on his lung and we are awaiting word from MD Anderson as to when his surgery will be - hopefully any day now. That's why I haven't been able to make any plans. Please, all of you , keep him in your prayers! I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and memories of high school - even though it's been 30 years I still feel the love! It was a great time in my life and to be able to re-live it all again through these beautiful pictures, messages and stories has been so uplifting to me. Have a GREAT time and I can't wait to hear all about it next week....or whenever you recover enough to talk about it! :) Love to you all!!

Kevin and Patricia / posted Jun 19, 2008 at 02:47

This is a creditable story of endurance and faith. It is definitely one I wanted to share in person with all of you, my beloved classmates. Where do we [Patricia and I] start? With all of you for starters. We cannot make this reunion, so I will tell you we all are fully involved with our Mission Statement. Go ye out 2 by 2 into the world. Some of you have heard of what's happening on God TV and what’s being said about Lakeland Florida. Some do not believe, but one thing’s for sure, our class can positively affect the next generation for the good we grew up with, and pass that good inheritance with a Blessing to our Kids. The World might Perish or Flourish? But the Future's set as we all are aware; believers or not. Faith believes in people and sees Hope, and is motivated by Action; 'Yours and Mine' to put it kindly. Your vote counts when action is required. How you respond is counted. It is very much like the obvious message of you not responding and sends that same negative vote, it all counts silent or not! It’s an attitude that says I could make a difference but I could be blasted for it -- it's too scary. The world’s bound to get more headlines. The Crockett class of 78 is still a team for 25 to 30 more years, God Willing. Let’s say we had good times, and we still do! But now it’s time to realize it's not about us anymore, basically we are COACHES, so let’s believe in ourselves and put out another winning generation into action!! Listen some of US might think it's too late for that 'Kev'! Not me, I still drink Spark energy drinks from Advocare; and I'm not quitting! Guess what I can still run the 100 in 12.7 seconds and love biking! I have completed five separate 500 mile bike rides across Iowa and I'm not done. Guys there's not one Heart in this group that’s ever gonna say it's over at 48. If there is, send'em my e-mail cause I still believe!! Our Class is enough to make changes in our own lives, our communities, and others and we have to keep fighting as the Young Cougars we started out!! Now we’re mature ones with a chance to make a difference. Camille Pisk there are others going to the White House too and you are a pace setter and one of the first to lead the way. Our world just changed in California because of a California Supreme Court decision. I'm not going to elaborate further here, but to say California voters can make a difference in November. If you had to die would you consider laying down your life to save another? Has anyone ever been betrayed or hurt living on this Earth? If you ever got blasted for telling the truth and paid for it in negative dividends, you just took your stand – you crossed the Battle Line at the Alamo to stand for freedom. This Freedom is for YOUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE as well as all future generations. Show them the way and LOVE EM and Show Them We stand for Love! Yes, it might sound risky and mediocre to the rest of the world and even tempting to listen to the attitude of complacency, but the Fruit will last. You are all MIRACLES! Trust and Stand for a Good Ending. Trust in your Hearts not in your Heads. Patricia and I are bringing this Fire back to Texas someday. Some call it SUPER MOVEMENT, some call it God’s GLORY! And whatever you call it, and whether you see it and believe it or not, know this, it’s time to get on board if you have eyes to see or you have ears to hear what can’t be seen or heard will be testimony that you will interpret for your family’s families. If that’s important to you, you can understand where I’m coming from. Some won't understand. We've got to finish this race. I want to stand for righteousness. Popular or not, it will stand the test of time, when the populars fade out and the new ones phase in, honor, faith, trust, love, respect will prevail for eternity. Funny thing, I found out I have a gift of teaching, I think it kind of scared me at first, but I’m at peace with myself and I can tell all of you this with great assurance. You will see for yourself the truth has already been written about each of your lives before you were born and there’s always a 21st Century possibility which consists of the opportunity to make big changes … in you, in your kids, in your life’s chapters and sphere of influence, which are not over yet. This is far more than a newspaper article. God’s writing a book right now on each our lives from elementary school to the present. We LOVE y’all in our Hearts and Minds and we are there with this class in Spirit THIS WEEKEND. A Special Thanks to Clarence Vogel, David Vogel, Manchaca Fire Department and the entire Vogel family for all your support for us. Y’all will be in our thoughts and prayers this weekend. Have a Great 30th Celebration with each other! Thanks Buddy & Alice and all involved with this website! Wow Guys, can we just keep it on the Internet forever and keep staying in touch! P.S. Check out Todd Bentley’s website -- -- to see more about the fire I’ve spoken about. Kevin Dobbs, Patricia Garza and Catherine Parks God Bless All of You!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amen

Paul Davis / posted Jun 19, 2008 at 02:55

What a great website! I've enjoyed all the messages, stories and photos. Looking forward to seeing you Friday & Saturday. Has anyone heard form Gene Galbraith? He was an awesome teacher. I know a bunch of us were in his classes at Bedichek and then Crockett. In my ninth grade year I learned to play guitar by mistake! I signed up for a class called "Chorus" thinking it was a choir class, but it turned out to be Anita Spain teaching us how to play guitar and sing! Well, I'm still enjoying playing guitar!

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 19, 2008 at 06:58

Hey, Paul! Great to hear from you! I just had an email from Gene recently. When we first moved to Austin, I sang with his new group "The Austin Choral Society for Sacred Music". Janeene T., Paul Smith, Kimberly Smith were there. He was alive and kicking despite some serious health threats. Same passion for good music. He actually played a recording of our Choir singing for the group! I have such great memories of my time in his classroom! Looking forward to seeing you!

Phyllis Hage Moczygemba / posted Jun 19, 2008 at 13:21

Hey all you class of 78's. I was unable to make the 20 year reunion but I was there for the 10th. I was wondering if anyone has heard from Jeannene Zurvec, Kim Morales and some of the others from St. Ignatuis. I know most of you attended Porter and Bedachek but there were some of us who led a sheltered life and attended catholic elementary school. Ken Callahan, Ellen Board, Mary Frances Riney (part), Darrell Camp, Daryl Sidel, Theresa Kochan and many others. Was just wondering if any of you are out there? Phyllis

Kimberly (Smith) Spiller / posted Jun 19, 2008 at 14:17

Hello all - John and I look forward to seeing all of you Friday as we travel all the way from Buda. (some people don't get too far away from a good thing). --- My older sister Amy started saying this even way back in high school & still says it today, "There's just SOMETHING SPECIAL about your ('78) class." She is RIGHT! There's something very different... I'm amazed by the number of couples from our class who married/significant other (whether 1st marriage or later). That's a lot of love going around! Wiley/Brown, Janus/Zimmerman-Fowler, McKinney/Clevinger, McLain/Robin, Valdez/Dear, Callahan/Lawrence, Dobbs/Garza, Spiller/Smith, who am I missing?? ---- I talked with Linda (Robinson) Hays recently and she said she can't come but she is doing well in Fredricksburg, she said to tell everyone "Hello" from her and Greg (still together!). ---

Connie (Tampke) Henry / posted Jun 19, 2008 at 16:38

I have spent literally hours reading six months worth of messages. I feel exhausted but it was like a book you can't put down. I don't think I can possibly look at all the photos but I will try. I have been referencing the year book putting names and faces together (the order of the names and the purple pages are very challenging). Debbie, thanks for forwarding the website to my sister, Christie, to me know about the Reunion. Terry and I and our daughter Alanna (25) will be there tomorrow night and Saturday for the picnic. It will be fun to see everyone and interesting to see who shows up that is not on the list. Oh, Alanna was in band at Lake Travis and had Doug Dement as band director. She just loved him and it was great to see him again. He hadn't changed a bit since we worked together at Southwood Theater. Till tomorrow...Connie

Stephanie (Schmidt ) Shipp / posted Jun 19, 2008 at 18:54

WOW...a couple other blasts from the past...Hey Connie Tampke!! Good for you to come out and join us. And Doug would be great to see him too...hope he comes and plays! Kim Spiller is right there is something very special about our class and I for one am very grateful and proud to say that we are all still friends even though for some of us it has been a while since we have seen each other. (Is that a run on sentence???) For those of you that haven't had the fortunate opportunity to spend some time at a few of the previous gatherings and you have the JITTERS about tomorrow nite DONT......!!!! I am telling you right now that we have all picked up where we left off 30 years ago and it is AMAZING!!! So pack up and get ready for an exhilerating weekend of fun and fellowship with our class of 78'!!! CANT WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE and to those that cant come we will have LOT'S of photograph for you to enjoy! Did anyone think to invite local Gene Galbraith, Robin Matthews, Mr Koening, Mr McCann and others????

Michelle Morrison aka Misha / posted Jun 20, 2008 at 01:57

Greetings and Salutations !! I finally end my silent lurking......... I have spoken with Artell - thanks to all that pointed out that he was looking for me. He will be with us this weekend. So will I for that matter. Buddy - you constant overachiever - do you ever sleep? Thanks for gently hounding me to commit to this weekend. Thanks to you too, Bernadette! Tony Gilliam! Do you realize how much you influenced my life? I spent ten years off and on with Johnny Fitts - even moved to South Carolina for two years. Thankfully that relationship fizzled, despite the fact he tried again after his bitter divorce. Drew Palmer and Leo Borek - I assist Bob Woody at times producing events on Sixth Street, and he told me specifically to tell each of you hello. His family has their reunion this weekend, so he won't be joining us. Stephanie, sister of Darlene - Mrs. Case educated my niece Hollie and my nephew Drace. I look forward to seeing you. I am very sorry for the loss of your father. Today is the 30th anniversary of my own father's death. Camille formerly Pisk - your dad is a trip. He is one of our favorite clients. I'm glad you will be here. Sadly, Morrison Mountain at Brodie and Davis, site of MANY Young Life meetings, has been defiled by very unremarkable apartments. Bella Vista my ass! Otherwise we could break into my mom's swimming pool after hours. She does have one at her home in Driftwood though ....... My sister Sheri lives across the road from my Mom, and she married CHS class of 1980 grad Eric Markland. Our family already talks about Crockett a great deal. Are any of our class military veterans? I am an unlikely life member of the VFW, although definitely not their primary demographic. See you all tomorrow, xoxox Michelle

leo borek / posted Jun 20, 2008 at 10:53

I can`t wait to see everybody tonight !!!!!!!!! yeah

Susan Colbath Swenson / posted Jun 20, 2008 at 14:01

I know, this is last minute...any chance I can be included in tonights event? Thanks! Susan

Teresa (Hemphill) McCarty / posted Jun 20, 2008 at 14:18

Come on out, Girlfriend!!!!! Nevah tool late!

Debra (Hightower) Stamnitz / posted Jun 20, 2008 at 14:31

Wish I could be there--I have planned all summer to come. Unfortunately, this is the week my appendix decided to make itself known. I just checked out of the hospital today and won't be up to any partying. Have fun folks!

Wow! - the thirty-year reunion is history, but MAN that was fun!

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