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04/30/19 10:12 AM #4365    

Janie Brown (Jones) (1963)

Is your brother the Tim Poole who married Phyllis Roach?


04/30/19 10:36 AM #4366    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Jerry Poole I'm so sorry to hear about Tim's passing. I hope you and Pamela are doing well. Tell Pamela hello from her hair model for cosmetology class. We won 1st place too.

04/30/19 12:30 PM #4367    

Bobby Grigsby (1959)

It will be difficult for me to participate in planning a 60th reunion  for the Class of ‘59 as I live in the DFW area. Thanks Judy and Jerry for your responses and for the information. Jerry, I did know that Tim died and that he was instrumental in planning past reunions. I’m so sorry for your loss.  If anyone wants to start the planning process, I will help In anyway that I can from a distance.

 

 

 

 


05/02/19 03:34 PM #4368    

 

Mary Dill (Willyerd) (1960)

Hi,  Has anyone heard who is working on the 60th reunion?  I would be happy to help.


05/04/19 11:01 PM #4369    

John Huettel, II (1968)

Margaret and Roy Mudd came for a visit last Wednesday....plans were made to visit shhs for bricks and ?.....so Thursday morning it's raining then clears....we decide after lunch to go to melrose park and play home run derby.....Roy and I  gathered some gloves and forty tennis balls also took wood bats size 28 and 29....same size when we played in little league.....the last time we played ball on Keaton field we were ages 7 to 12.....great memories then as well as now...we survived playing home run derby with only muddy shoes and sore bodies....tennis balls and little bats don't work well together.....the balls tend to crush when you hit them really hard.....Roy hit three over the 165' left field fence and myself hit a grand total of zero....so after batting at over a hundred pitchs we both called it a fun time....on Friday Roy and I drove to shhs and went into the demo area....it was raining at this time and only one machine was operating near the office area far from us....one guy walked up to us and Roy asked for some bricks...him and another worker started grabbing bricks for us....also we got out and helped.....now we were told if a brick had a black spot leave as those might have asbestos on them....after we got a few another guy came up and said boss said to leave....we thanked them and left....we then drove around to the entrance of the new school and went to the office hoping to tour ....the front door was locked till someone let us in....after talking to security we where sent back thru those locked doors...we then drove over to Burbank elementary.....well the nice people took us into the main building and walked us down to one end where our 5th grade room was (mrs. Starr)......the wood floors were gone as well as the lockers....place looked good to be built in 1927....finished off the day by stopping at big burger v......a great trip back to the north side.....God bless......John Huettel '68


05/05/19 11:09 AM #4370    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

How awesome to have a blast from the past John and Roy Mudd. I drove past Melrose Park yesterday on the way to downtown. Remembered many happy times at the park with my family. I still love the Northside.

05/06/19 01:06 PM #4371    

 

Lynda L. Voswinkel (Boehm) (1962)

John, I loved hearing about the adventure that you and Roy had.We had some good times growing up on the Northside.

05/06/19 02:25 PM #4372    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

They're moving right along on the 3-story Main building. Miss Bibee's class and all the others in that section is gone! You can see to the courtyard and the trees, and the other 2-story classroom building. All of our memories are still with us, and all we learned still remain. It's not the building that keeps them.


05/06/19 04:00 PM #4373    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Well I too went by SAM when I was in Houston the week-end following John and Roy's visit.....I guess the workers must be getting tired of us brick seekers as both times when I went by they had the gate shut and locked. Now I am only there on the week-end so they may still keep it unlocked during the week. There were some workers there on Saturday and they were nice about letting you get a few things......

I see they have kicked into high gear on the end of the 3 story section. It want be long now!!

John, we use to go to Melrose park ~ my brother took his gas engine airplane there to fly it, (they use to have a place to fly them) Several people had planes to fly, I can remember thinking they sure take a long time to get ready to fly, then the excitement of it's off the ground, short lived as a second or two later it has crashed and the long time of getting it ready to take off again would start.....Seemed like everyone did the same thing so I guess it was not my brother that was not able to keep his plane in the air.....maybe the fact they were all kids trying to fly them. But is was fun!! The metal slide was so hot in the summer sun you could hardly stand to slide down it.. Our church would hold pot luck suppers there in the big building. Then when we were teen agers we went there to play tenns and soft ball. The good ole days!!

Judy

 

 

 

 


05/11/19 09:47 AM #4374    

 

Faye Pietrowski (Schindler) (1968)

I visited the job site of our Sam Houston High School last week for a final good bye   It didn’t take about an instant when the job foreman told me I had to leave this secure sight. Holding two bricks, I get in my car and they drive away. One of the workers approach me and asked if I needed more bricks. I said yes, please two more. He threw them in my car from the passenger side window. As I stared at our building, I just remembered all the great friendships made here. We were blessed with good teachers back then that really loved us. Good bye Sam and one more chapter closes in our lives.  So Jody, Doris,Hope, I got our bricks.  Lol!!!


05/11/19 11:58 AM #4375    

Gloria Bolding (McReynolds) (1968)

Looking at the OxBlue site this morning, is the section they're tearing down now; where Mr. Hamner's classroom was?


05/13/19 08:58 PM #4376    

James A. Drake (1961)

Jerry Evans 1959 grad past away May 8. He was very popular and was well liked .Fun to be with.Will miss him.  James Drake


05/14/19 12:57 PM #4377    

 

Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Does anyone have a good picture of the front of SHHS, before it was remodeled, that shows the front porch? I have searched the web, but have not found one.  I spent many an hour on that front porch, waiting for the bell to ring to begin the day. The photos in the yearbooks (I have1956-1960) do not show a good shot of the front porch. If you have one, would you be so kind as to scan and share it on this forum?  I would much appreciate it.

I am sorry to hear of Jerry Evans' death.  He was such an integral part of the activities at Sam during my years there.    .

 


05/14/19 10:25 PM #4378    

 

Sherri Cosgrove (Drake) (1964)

#4377      In response to Delores Locke (Ross) Don't know if this will post or not.   I haven't tried to post a photo in the forum/messages here.   but her goes I will try.  this was from the 1962 annual ...I looked in the '62 and the '63....and this was the only thing I could find that I think you might be talking about. 

 

 


05/14/19 10:58 PM #4379    

 

Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Sherri, You are so sweet to take the time to research this  I have saved the photo in my album  Thank you so much  Dolores

 


05/15/19 07:33 AM #4380    

 

Sherri Cosgrove (Drake) (1964)

#4379  Delores, You're welcome... wish I could have found others...but that was all I found.  that showed that part the best. 


05/15/19 09:34 AM #4381    

 

Eugene Knox (1972)

Delores #4377

I did look at my yearbooks, and the '71 book has two color photos, that are almost what you are looking for, but kinda misses the mark.   I do want to add, that you can view most yearbooks from 1959, 60s and 70s yearbooks on www.classmates.com  I think you might have to joint that site to view yearbooks, but maybe not.  Open the link and find yearbooks.   you have to select TX, then "H" Houston, the school by selecting "S", then you can look at all the years that they have copied.  Again, they don't have all of them, but you can spend a lot of time looking up old friends before you realize how much time has gone by!  lol


05/15/19 03:26 PM #4382    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Classmates.com does have a copy of the past yearbooks. If you go to classmates.com and look at yearbooks. The 1958 yearbook has some pictures of the old front of SAM.  I was just on there and could see the pictures and there was no charge to look.....

 


05/15/19 04:00 PM #4383    

 

Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Judy,  Thanks.  I have the '58 yearbook, which does have shots of the building, but not quite what I am hoping to find.  I would love to have a frontal shot of the front porch and entry.  I will check out classmates.  I was a  member, at one time, but did not renew my membership. Thank you for looking for me.

Anyone happen to have a snapshot that you can share?  Thanks in advance. 

 


05/15/19 05:42 PM #4384    

 

Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Thanks for all of the help.  I have been searching the yearbooks on Classmates.  Success!  Here are the best ones. 


05/16/19 01:13 PM #4385    

 

Linda Downey (McKnight) (1967)

Yay! I found these last night when I was going through the 1967 yearbook. I couldn’t figure out how to upload these pictures but was going to tell you where to find them! Glad you found them❣️


05/16/19 03:50 PM #4386    

 

Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

 

Thank you, Linda. I am sure there is a better way, but I just took a picture, with my iphone, of the computer screen to get the picture into my files. I don’t think classmates will let you print it off of their site. 

I do want to thank everyone for their suggestions. With your help, Mission accomplished! 


05/16/19 05:55 PM #4387    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

This is a picture I found when searching for the fron of the old SAM. See anyone you know?


05/16/19 07:55 PM #4388    

 

Denise Woodyard (1969)

Calling all Sam Houston '69'ers! It's time to send in your $ for our 50th reuion! We will be ordering food and drinks soon not to mention dessert!  The price per ticket will increase soon, so send your $50 per ticket to: Denise Woodyard  (50th reunion) 2700 Jackson Rd. La Grange, TX 78945  I hope to see you guys there!  If you need information email me at countrydenise@cvctx.com. 


05/16/19 10:32 PM #4389    

Carla Lee (Stagg) (1968)

A big thanks to those of you who posted pictures of the Sam Houston High School entrance.  I would have to say that the building was a non-descript generic-type school building.  However, the memories these pictures evoke are priceless to me.  Even though I only attended SHHS for two years, I developed wonderful life-long friendships, and had many happy, unforgettable experiences!  The demolition of our High School cannot eradicate those amazing memories!


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