45th REUNION COMMENTS
Marshall, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed watching the
" Before and Now" video. You did a fantastic job!! The music was great
also. :) Thank you for including the Memorial of classmates that we
have lost. It was very emotional, but it also brought back
some special memories!! I appreciate you putting these videos together. It
really means a lot to those of us that were not able to attend as well as
everyone involved in planning, organizing and implementing everything that
seemed to have made this an unbelievable reunion!! Kay Kelley Raef
I want to
sincerely thank all the dedicated people for preparing such a great and
memorable reunion!!! I have had to put on these kind of business
functions and I really appreciate all the work which goes into these type
functions. The many people who were involved really deserve a big Hoorah!
I had a great time and it was well worth the drive from Arizona. I was lucky in
that Ricky Thomas at our table and there was never a dull moment. I think the
singing group was outstanding as well as Carolyn's skit. I also think Beverly
Jackson should get the most enduring trophy! She was incredible and a great
inspiration. I still have a warm feeling and an anxiety for getting to see
and talk to so many great people. I really look forward to the next one! Again
,I want to thank all who helped put on a great event and I also thank all who
went to the effort to attend. Our class is lucky to have a Selma who keeps
everyone informed!!! Steve
Everybody look by your bottle of Namenda (or whatever memory aid pill you take) and if your glasses aren't there then yours may be the ones Selma has.
know. Just sayin'.....Dennis Wilkinson ??????
I had a wonderful time at the reunion. It was great seeing "my seniors" from high school. It warms my heart to know that so many of you are or have become Christians. God bless all. Shirley Pitts Peters
So good to hear
all of the positive responses and comments. At first blush, you know some
of us thought you were doing too much & it may be too long...you did it and
it flowed perfectly. The venue was just right. The food was excellent; I
do believe that was the best hamburger in AMA. The auction participation
both from donors and bidders was a fun time and for a worthy cause to support a
graduating senior while recognizing our classmate and friend, Dennis Holland.
Ronn Wood had the perfect blend of music to keep us entertained and
dancing like those day of our high school mixers. The DVD was outstanding;
great idea. The electronic directory is a positive. IT WAS PERFECT. Each
time offers a challenge of what are we going to do to be better than the
previous reunion. Thanks to everyone for a grand weekend for our class. Mike
Looks like this
was a big one. We got into Amarillo late Saturday night. Ronnie Philips
and I were both wishing we had time to sneak in and see everyone. The next
morning Mike Mckean emailed me a picture of Dennis Holland and our entire
family was brought to tears. We have all had our own special
relationships with Dennis and it was a sight for sore eyes to see his
picture. I am so glad everyone had such a wonderful time.
Barbara's mom is
out of the hospital but not doing well at all. Provided we have no
more births, commitments, and emergencies, we will be at the next one.
to the committee and their spouses on an awesome reunion. It was great to
see each and everyone there. The location, food, entertainment and
visiting with friends was fantastic. Thanks again for such a great job of
planning. Look forward to the 50th! Sue Buford Davis
reunion was sooooooooooooo much fun! I loved seeing all of you; grateful
to be able to greet you at the front door. I laughed so hard during the
reunion that my face hurt and is still recovering! It is heartwarming
to read all of the comments; thanks to all of you for coming. Thanks
Carolyn Fritts Garrison for access to the facilities at Tanglewood. Please
give a special kudos to your wonderful staff. Carolyn Wilson Marshall:
thank you for the many long hours spent to bring such a wonderful finished
product of the "Then and Now"; to be treasured for many years to come.
The rest of you on the committee(s) know the appreciation and love that comes to
each of you for the part that you contribute. If you live
close enough to become involved with either the Dallas area or Amarillo
"planning" groups, please do so. You won't regret it. Love,
Jeanne Ownsby McCubbin
have to tell everyone and their spouses what a wonderful Reunion....Everything,
the Planning, decorations, food, service, the Auction,
oh and the FAB
entertainment....It was 'THE BEST". Much hard work and so
appreciated. What a Wonderful Class you guys have.
sharing!! Just had to say I Loved it and Thank You....UR the BEST....Annette
I'd like to
express my thanks to you & all those involved in the planning & hard
work each of you put into the 45th Reunion for the Class of
Linda & I had never attended any of the previous get-to-gethers as I'v had a
long standing rule to avoid social functions.
Not out of rear,
but for what I am. I've been to churches & a few other gatherings &
it never failed. Someone always had to make a hate-filled
Viet Nam & those of us who went there. Broke my own rule this time.
Sure glad I did. Met some other guy's in the 66 class
there, too & that eased any apprehension(s) I had. Though I'm a
stranger to most of the attendees, at no time was I made to feel
place& I truly enjoyed visiting with them. I only knew six of the
folks there, but several others talked to me. Hey, I'll be honest about
I sure wasn't on
any popularity list (s) when we went to PD. Didn't even know Linda
till the fall of 1966& hadn't ever dated any of the girls till then.
I keep telling
her how fortunate she was & after 43 plus years, She still con't buy that
line. She met several ladies she'd known in school &
hadn't seen in
all these years. Think she got a real charge out of it. For me
it was the best thing I've ever been to & the bridge don't burn
down, we already
plan on being present at the next get-together. If I can help out
some how, let me now & I'll do whatever I can. We don't
have a computer
or any of that Internet rig, but there might be other areas I can pitch in
& help with. Again, Many Thanks to all of you for
a great outing.
Just now getting
on email. Also enjoyed seeing and visiting with everyone. I got to
know your Steve. I was
so glad you and
I could visit as much as we could. I also saw people I haven't seen in 45 years.
Gene and Phillip
Fajardo come to my mind. I really appreciate all the hard work of everyone.
I thought we all looked
considering our age. I also can't wait for our 50th. I want to
dance some. Don't pay any attention to Beverley.
She had a
ball!!! Love, Susan
I really enjoyed
the weekend with the Palo Duro kids. I will have to say you went from the
worst group to perform for, to the best group.
It’s a good
thing because that was your last chance! It was so good to see you all and it
brought back so many good memories.
McClain (Selma's Mom)
Wilson Marshall Just a note to say Thank You!!! for
the fantastic DVD of our class and the reunion! Great job! We will all
enjoy this in now and in the years to come. Thanks again! What a great time we all had at the reunion! Randy Holman
Had a great
time. Thank you for the endless hours you put into the reunion.
appreciate you loved every minute of the weekend. Dee Dee
Once again....GREAT JOB planning
committee members!!! What a PERFECT weekend! We can't thank
you enough for all the long
hours it took to make this such an
awesome reunion! What fun it was to 'catch up' with friends of many
years and dance the night
Laughter and tears as I was
leaving....just couldn't help it!!! The auction was a fantastic
success thanks to Mike, Kathie, DeeDee and all the
contributors!! I love you all
and can't wait for our 50th:) Ray and Peggy Ammons
In a message
dated 9/5/2011 2:49:40 P.M. Central Daylight Time, email@example.com
we want to say what a wonderful time we had at the reunion! We just
can not say enough about how the committee worked so hard and brought this
reunion together with such zest! We thought the location was great,
the food was good and the auction participation was super and the auction
results warmed our hearts. The whole event is something we will
always remember. As far as how to improve for next time, I want to make a
commitment to try and start now working on people to attend the 50th
reunion. We’d like everyone to experience the fun we just enjoyed.
Also, maybe we could make some type of memory book where people send in
things they remember about Palo Duro friends. I remember Susie
Cashion always tuned my violin in orchestra. If Mr. Bledsoe thought
I played awful, think what he would have thought if I had tuned my own
violin! I am sure we all have good positive things we would
share about our classmates. Linda Mohney Graham, Lawanna Cowan Graf
and I all started first grade together and have kept in contact all these
years. I bet there are other stories like that. I remember Mr.
Garrett coming to my mother’s house and speaking to my sister and I when
our father died. I had been out of high school several years and he
still remembered me. We could name our book THIS IS THE LIFE!We were
disappointed that all the pictures sent in for the “before and after”
were not used. I think there was lots of encouragement for people to
send in pictures and it would have been good if they could have all been
used. We enjoyed all of the pictures we saw and appreciate all the work
that went into that project. As we reviewed the deceased list of
classmates, I thought it would be nice if we noted the classmates who died
serving in the military. The only one I know for sure about was
would like to have a list of all of the committee members so we could send
them each a card of appreciation. Charolett
and Charlie Brown
we are especially grateful to you for keeping the class glued together.
We so appreciate every bit of news you send us about our classmates.
I know from experience that other classes are not so lucky. I
has once again blessed the Class of 1966!
I wanted to
thank you, both Carolyn's, David, Matilda, Jeannie, Peggy and whoever else
I am forgetting. It was great seeing everyone. I was so glad
to see Phillip all well. God did an awesome healing. Prayer works.
I really enjoyed myself. The facility was great and bright.
Had a great time on the boat ride. The name tags were large enough
to see everyone's name. The food was great too. It was such a
joy to see and visit with everyone.
Nat Shaffer Klingler
I have been
enjoying the sentiments from the class and agree that it will be very hard
to top this reunion. Thank you so much. Carolyn
Wee, it is
over for 5 more years. Such a fun time. Decorating was fun, but taking it
all down.. really means it is done till next time. It is fun being on the
planning committee. Saw so many friends that I had not seen since
school..Floyd Johnson..Patsy Merriman..and others. So much fun visiting,
talking about the past and not remembering some of the stories..so many
smiles and so much laughter. Till next time. God bless the Class of
enjoyed my brief visit and praise the work of all putting this
together. GOOD JOB !!
know who was responsible for what at the PDHS Class of 66 45th Reunion,
but everyone did such a great job! It was a barrel of fun and I
don't remember when I've laughed (and danced!) that much!! Surely
some pounds were lost in the process! I know my voice was lost after
singing the 38th Beatles song! Thank you committee for working so
hard. If you weren't there, you missed a good one!
Joyce Wallace Gilbreath
Dearest Reunion Committee.........Man
o Man ,it was not your first rodeo, for sure, but it was by far the
best!!! I had the best time I have had in ages and if you found an extra
head stall on the floor , it was because I bucked the bridle off.
I feel sorry
for those who didn't or couldn't attend. The facilities (except for the
air conditioner setting), was great.
The meals , the
entertainment, the recognitions, the auction, the pictures, the
scholarship fund, and most important the attendees was superb!
I laughed and
felt so good to be there it was just in creditable!!! I do have pictures
and I will send them to you. I was also so lucky because Ricky Thomas sat
at our table both nites! What a hoot, he has not lost any of his
wittiness. We are lucky to be part of a great group of people and may God
Bless all of you and your families.
I was trying
to make plans to get there when I fell and could not walk for several
days.. Am on the road again tho.. Thanks for missing me. I missed all.
Looks like it
was a success and love the pictures that are being shared on FaceBook..
makes me feel like I was there.
Thanks to all
that made the reunion a success . Class of 66 is the best !!! Beth
Wish we could
have been there--sounds like it was a fabulous time for all. Carroll
All I can say
is wow! Gene and I cannot stop talking about how much fun we had! I was on
rollercoaster all weekend! Cried a little laughed a little and made a fool
of myself a lot!!!!
Oh well what
else is new!
Thanks to all
who worked your ----'s off!
For our 50th!! I have one request. No Dancing! I cannot even imagine how
ugly that could be!
Please help me
save my dignity! I hope more people can get on Facebook! It's fun
keeping up with our
to all who helped make our 45th reunion the best ever!!!! Gene &
Beverley Haynes Jackson
THE REUNION WAS
GREAT....THE STAFF WAS REALLY PLEASED AT THE NICE COMMENTS....AND I CAN'T
TELL YOU HOW MUCH I ENJOYED THE SMILES AND LAUGHTER FROM OLD
FRIENDS.....THANK YOU ALL FOR GETTING ME INVOLVED IN A FUN TIME....WON'T
PROMISE THE LAKE FOR THE 50TH, BUT THE GOOD LORD WILLING I WILL BE RIGHT
THERE TO HELP AND MAKE IT HAPPEN...NOT SURE WHAT WE WILL DO TO TOP THIS
YEAR, BUT WITH OUR BRAINS....WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN......LOVE THE CLASS OF 1966 Carolyn Fritts
A VERYSPECIAL THANKS once again, to
RONN WOOD for always knowing what music we
need to have to Dance to....and,
yes....RONN WAS AT THE REUNION ....hope we can still
DANCE in 5 years!!...If not, you can
just play GOOD MUSIC FOR US to tap our feet to!!!
YOU'RE THE BEST, RONN
job" Reunion planners
"And let him who thirsts come, And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely." Rev. 22:17
PALO DURO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of '66