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canada goose black friday sale Even now as I create a new photo album with pictures from the class of ’59 Golden Reunion I have an initial response of awe just reading the names Mary Ruth, Betty, Sally, Sandra, Diane, Martha and on and on. Going through my ’58 and ’59 annuals is a real walk down Memory Lane. Some “kids” I knew at Park Place Elementary and Park Place Baptist Church, others I did not meet until Deady or Milby. But all had a significant impact on my life canada goose jacket outlet sale as they were my heroes. Those ’59 canada goose outlet vancouver girls were my ideal of canada goose outlet miami how to look and act (quite a responsibliity, huh?) And I won’t even mention the guys I’ll let someone else comment on the impact the guys of ’59 had on our lives! canada goose black friday sale

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Below are some excerpts from e mail messages that were either addressed to me (promoting this idea for a photo album) or contained within several forwarded messages. These e mail messages will give you a little taste of events canada goose outlet in chicago and the afterglow canada goose stockists uk of their reunion.

To get theings started, Sandra Wilks Honea (’59) graciously sent me photos from the reunion with indentification info and commentary. Sandra is one of my all time heroes from a later time, when she was Secretary at Park Place Baptist Church and she and husband Boyce Honea (’59) were in the Sunday School class Canada Goose Outlet my father taught. They have said gracious canada goose outlet michigan things about my Mom and Dad’s teaching and mentoring, but the truth is my folks thought the world of Sandra and Boyce and talked about them often.

Now read the e mail messages below and follow this link to the Milby Class of ’59 Reunion photo album. BTW, Margie Edwards Knight, Marilyn Schrader Mehaffey, and Irene Celis Adame have sent more photos since Sandra’s initial submission. I’ll get them posted “post haste”.

canada goose store From Joe Simmons, Milby ’59The 50th Reunion for Milby ’59 was truly a special night. It was a page in history that can never be duplicated. If it could, all that were there would do it once a week to just feel better. However, as we know, yesterday is gone and we can never canada goose outlet store near me get it back. But this night was almost surreal. It was like all of our class left Milby for a typical weekend and we came back together again. Bem Allen said it right. “There was a lot of love in that room tonight. canada goose store

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Canada Goose Outlet It is so special to hear the comments that are coming back to all of us. Heroes is a word that has been used. We are just Pecan Park, Meadowbrook, Park Place, Meadowcreek, and East End channel kids who learned to love one another. Your canada goose outlet washington dc own reunion in 2010 can be that special. Don’t try to be like us. Be like you. Our Committee will all enjoy being a part of yours, as many of ’60 and ’61 enjoyed being with us. Canada Goose Outlet

The defining moment came at the end, in two ways. First, we all stood up and sang “Fair Milby”. (Words were printed on back of Program.) When “And Fight for these Golden Buffaloes” came, there were tears.

And then it was as if it were preordained. At least 30 couples on the dance floor, knowing this special night was ending on the Platters, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”. Something that will never be again, happened. Jerry Simmons canada goose outlet toronto location took the canada goose outlet winnipeg microphone and began to sing with that same voice that we all have heard so often. Every couple stopped and faced him. It was a total shock, unplanned, but truly a very special memory. Time stood still for those moments.

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ask anyone there and they will tell you the same thing… My goodness… Rex Vaughn

canada goose What a wonderful reunion… it is the morning after the 59 reunion week end and wanta tell canada goose outlet nyc you guys it was pure delight… Great food… view of the city atop of the Exxon Bldg… and a wonderful band playing the old stuff… For me the night was special because I got to slowwwwwwww dance with the honeys Sandra and Martha and my sweetie… and Sandra Sue nearly killed me with the jitterbug… And to cap off the night canada goose outlet online a very enjoyable thing happened… the band played many Platter tunes and hit em outta the park… they decided to end the night with “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”… the dance floor filled and as the band began playing I saw Jerry Simmons on stage with the mike in his hand and he began belting out canada goose outlet hong kong the Platters… he brought the house down… I am still enjoying that sound…. We all finished canada goose jacket uk the night with a great feeling… I always loved the ’59… especially Sandra… Martha… Pam… Linda… and my baby… Rex canada goose

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We canada goose outlet reviews want to thank the committee one more time for putting on such an awesome reunion. It was perfect in every sense of the word. Everyone had a great time. Two things I have been thinking about today: When Bem and canada goose outlet website legit Sandra and I were getting in the truck last nite to head back to the hotel, Bem made a simple and profound statement. He said, “There was a lot of LOVE in that room tonite”. canada goose outlet in usa I could not agree more.

Canada Goose Parka The other thing I keep thinking about was the ending when Mickey Hobbs started singing “Smoke gets in your eyes” and Jerry Simmons went up and took the mike and started singing. When Jerry took the mike and sang the whole song it reminded me of the movie “From Here to Eternity” When Montgomery Cliff took the Bugle from the young company bugler and played it. Canada Goose Parka

canada goose clearance I began to watch Mickey’s reaction as he must have thought Jerry would just sing a few amateur notes. But the more Jerry sang and hit every note you could see Mickey looking in amazement at his guitar man in disbelief. None of us where surprised, as we have heard Jerry sing it many times with the famous Milby Mystics. It was a great ending to a great weekend canada goose clearance.

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