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09/09/20 07:25 AM #4697    

Tommy W. Snider (1973)

I read these post all the time, but htis i my first time to reply. Is this the Mike Swan that lived on Fostoria? I remember well. Your mom was our cub scout den mother. We had lots of fun back in the day on all three of the main streets in our area, Fostoria, Dunham, and Colony.

We also remember Mike Stavinoah, but did not know he had become a doctor.

09/09/20 11:08 AM #4698    

Michael Swan (1972)

Hey Tommy, how ya doing? Yep, mom was cub scout leader. We had a lot of fun in the neighborhood back in the day. Hope all is well with you.

09/09/20 05:57 PM #4699    

Paul Hoffart (1972)

Hi, Mike and Tommy. I lived on Dunham at the end by Nordling and we all played football at the other end by Airline. It's good to read your posts, it brings back good memories. I hope ya'll are doing okay.

09/10/20 08:55 AM #4700    

Michael Swan (1972)

Hi Paul, yes we had some great football games in the vacant lot on Nordling. Hope you are doing well.

09/10/20 01:26 PM #4701    

Carter Boone (1972)

Might as well jump right in:Hi mike! Carter Boone here,I too am from the NORTHSIDE!

I am sure I remember you! 1964 IMPALA SS GREEN right!?

09/10/20 02:51 PM #4702    


Bonnie Artale (1971)

Hey you Guys, I lived on Nordling in the Poche house.  Anyone know or remember David Poche? His mom, my aunt, worked in the lunch room at Fonville.... Wish I could remember ya'll football games. The Poche's lived in that house before the streets were even paved in asphalt. 

09/11/20 11:02 AM #4703    

Michael Swan (1972)

Hey Carter - I had a '64 Impala black exterior, red interior. It got stolen from the A&P at Northtown Plaza when I worked there. Never got it back.

09/11/20 11:49 AM #4704    

Kerry Callaway (1966)

Bonnie Artale, remember David Poche at Burbank Junior High

09/11/20 01:47 PM #4705    

Monica Bianckino (Myska) (1972)

I lived on Northline Drive. Dad bought us a Renault to drive to school.  We would load it up with Dennis Tickner, Connie Phelps, and a couple of others. Dad said he could see the tires bending outwards from the weight  from inside the car  I went to Durkee Elementary, Ms. Taylor was the principal then. I also went to Fonville junior high.



09/11/20 03:54 PM #4706    

Monica Bianckino (Myska) (1972)

Not Connie Phelps. I don't remember her last name. Connie and Tickner married. 

09/14/20 07:18 AM #4707    

Tommy W. Snider (1973)

Hi, Paul.yes, I remeber the "good ole days".You lived next door to Ricky Lamb and Gary Pierce.

I know that Gary now rlives in Schertz, near San Antonio, but I don't know what ever happened to Ricky Lamb.

09/15/20 02:03 PM #4708    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

I was at Durkee from 1959-1965. I had Mrs. Meyers for first grad - very strict. Mrs. Wadsworth 2nd, Mrs Woods 3rd, Mrs. Fitzgerald 4th, Mrs. Bowlin 5th (JFK was assassinated and I was in her class. She and the other teachers were called to the Library. Larry Bray had a transistor radio with an earplug and he already knew what happened in Dallas), and 6th grade with Mrs. Booth.

My aunt was Mrs. Grayson 2nd grade, but I couldn't be in her class because we were related. Mrs. Taylor was the Principal and taught news man Dan Rather in 4th grade.

In first grade, Mrs. Meyers, the woman was so strict, I was afraid to go to school. Now they call it School Phobia. I would cry all the way to school and my mother would have to drop me off and tell me my whole day's routine. I loved it when she said, "Then you go to recess, then do Spelling, and then it's time to go Home"  She had to do this everyday. She requested that I be changed to another room, but Mrs. Taylor said, "She'll have to learn to get along with people and deal with situations." All my mother knew was, I was being taught in first grade by a teacher who wanted to teach 6th grade, was impatient with us little kids, yelled at us, threatened to make us spend the night at school if we didn't behave, and it was enough to give me ulcers by the end of the year.

When my Aunt Beth Grayson started teaching 2nd grade the next year, the first grade teacher came up to me as I approached my new 2nd grade classroom, and said, "Be sure to tell your Aunt Beth how much you LIKE Mrs. Meyers!"  In my little 2nd grade mind I shirked and walked away - a little kid's equivalent of saying "Bull Sh*#t".

The school nurse was there from before we '71ers were there until after we started college and beyond. It seems her name started with T, maybe. Then on to Fonville (Funville) and Ol' Sam.

09/16/20 01:29 PM #4709    


Debbie Vollert (Campbell) (1971)

Twilight Zone, Bomb Drills, School Desks, and the Kennedy Assassination - Diane Grayson’s comment about the Kennedy assassination reminded me of my fifth grade classroom that day.  I’ve told our daughters if they wanted to know what we worried about in the late 50s/early 60s, they could watch episodes of the original Twilight Zone.  Alien (extraterrestrial) invasion and communism seemed to dominate the episodes.

I’m sure you all remember the bomb drills we used to have in the hallways.  These further intensified the fear of communism.  After all, we had just learned in fourth grade that a communist country was 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

The day of the assassination our principal at Hohl Elementary made an announcement over the loud speaker that something terrible had happened to our country but we were too young for our teachers to tell us about it.  We needed to hear it from our parents.  After that, we were supposed to finish our day at school and then go home to see what terrible thing had happened.

We had a boy in our fifth grade class who was constantly leaning his desk up on the back legs.  He was always getting in trouble but seemed unable to control his need to do it.  That day, he finally tipped it enough to make it fall over.  That hollow metal desk hit the floor with a loud boom.  I think it happened right next to me.  For a split second, I was sure that either the aliens had landed and started taking over the north side of Houston or the communists had dropped a bomb.  The rest of the afternoon was uneventful and I walked home wondering if my mom was going to tell me the aliens had landed or Cuba had launched a missile into our country.

When I got home, I found out that Kennedy had died.  My ten-year-old mind was “relieved” that the aliens had not landed and the communist still had all their bombs intact.  This is not intended to make light of the assassination.  It was a very sad and scary time for our country.  As it turned out, assassinations and attempted assassinations were a more real threat in the early-to-mid 60s than alien invasion and communist takeover.

09/16/20 03:42 PM #4710    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

Hello Tigers, I thought you would like to see a class photo of Mrs. Denson’s homeroom at Burbank. Only high 9th grade groups were taken and published in a yearbook. If you were in the High 9 at Burbank in 1962 and would like me to submit your class picture, please let me know! It is fun seeing these young smiling faces. 😁


Hope everyone one is staying safe!!

09/16/20 03:43 PM #4711    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

09/17/20 12:12 PM #4712    


Janet Frenchmeyer (Tatom) (1971)

Caren is JoAnn in that picture



09/17/20 06:19 PM #4713    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)



Prayers are requested for Terry Liles, Class of 1965, and his family.  Terry has terminal cancer and is in hospice care at his home.  Bobby, Class of '66, shared what a wonderful brother Terry has been and has been a rock for his family. Terry has been married for 50 years, has 4 sons, and 5 grandchildren.

I am sure many classmates will remember Terry as I do.....a real sweet and great guy with a winning smile.


09/18/20 02:48 PM #4714    

Kerry Callaway (1966)

Prayers for Terry and Family,I remember Him and Bobby at Burbank Junior High...

09/18/20 04:11 PM #4715    


Danney VAN McCoy (1966)


09/19/20 10:44 AM #4716    

Carole Carson (1967)



Dear Classmates, 

Ref: Caren's post 4713

So loving for you to allow us to know about precious friends from the past , like these, who have now passed on or are in hospice. They were both such  good friends to many. It was very edifying to have them in my life back then. Your notice reminds us all how important the fruits of the Spirit still are as we share them into other people's souls. It reminds us they may sustain others  even for a lifetime or remind them how the kindness of others is still so necessary in this dark world. 
Caren, can't thank you enough!

Carole Carson, '67

Houstonette Chaplain








09/19/20 01:20 PM #4717    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

Dear Classmates,

Sadly, on this beautiful September morning, I have been asked to let everyone know how much your prayers have been appreciated by the Liles family.

Message from Bobby Liles:  Terry left Texas this morning at 1:30 am on a one way flight to heaven.  His passing was very peaceful and he's not having any trouble breathing.  

Blessings and peace to the Liles family and all of our Tiger friends,



09/19/20 01:54 PM #4718    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

Janet Frenchmeyer (Tatom) #4712

Your sister, JoAnn, was not in this class picture.  I looked at all of the homeroom groups and could not find her.  I am wondering if she was absent??

JoAnn's friendship was very special.  I remember having sleepovers at your house, dancing in your living room, and the kindness of your mother.  I was able to dance on the Larry Kane Show because of JoAnn.  She, also, was the first one to "tease" my hair for the Burbank Fall Festival and fixed my hair for the Houstonette Mother-Daughter Banquet in 10th grade.  I am sad that we lost track of each other.  She was a beautiful girl!


09/19/20 02:00 PM #4719    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

Shirley Lunsford:

You requested the picture of your homeroom - Ms. Gordon

Terry Liles is standing next to you:

09/20/20 09:37 PM #4720    

Paul Hoffart (1972)

From post 4707
Tommy I've been living in Tyler for last 20 years, so I haven't been in contact with anyone from Sam or the old neighborhood. But it sure is good to hear from ya'll.

09/21/20 01:59 PM #4721    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

Dear Classmates:

Services for Terry Liles are as follows:

Viewing - Sunday, Sept. 27, 2:00-5:00pm, Rosewood Funeral Home, Humble. TX

Funeral Services - Monday, Sept. 8, at 11:00am, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 527 S.Houston Ave., Humble, TX

Graveside immediately after services, Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX


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