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FLASHLIGHT
36th Edition

      WELHISCO ALUMNI NEWSLETTER 

                             December, 2009

Designer:
Kermit Ruyle  '47,
logo appears on the cover of the
1948-1949 WELHISCO.


WELHISCO

Coming in 2010

Monthly birthdays will be published for WHS Club members.



Be sure to include your birth date when remitting your dues so everyone can see who shares the same birthday!

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WHS Club - 2010
Member Names



 

Important message from the editors


 

Do you believe in magic?
 

TALES FROM THE "ANTIQUES ROADSHOW"
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Tuesday, August 8, 2000

Author: By Barbara Hertenstein And Mary Delach Leonard;
Of The Post-Dispatch

Many people brought St. Louis-related items to the show, most notably Anheuser-Busch memorabilia of every vintage. But Ralph Coldewe brought a colorful bit of history he found in the attic of the company he bought in 1976.
  
Coldewe stood out in the crowd as he carried a brightly painted canvas of a maolor, Barrett dated it to the 1920s.
 
"But it's almost impossible to put a value on it," he said. "If I had it, I'd sell it to you." Still, he figured the canvas might bring $1,000 to $2,000 at an advertising art show.
 
"I'm probably the only buyer," Coldewe admitted, smiling.

And by the way, he told Barrett, the painting was filthy when he found it.

How did he clean it? With Absorene, of course.


Bob Haefner '49 sent out an email to several alumni seeing what memories he could stir up over the 'magic pink ball. These are some of the remarks he received back.

Do you remember the 'pink' ball we all used many years ago to clean wallpaper with? Clicking the link at the end of the comments to share them with us.

66 pages

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Our Flashlight, illuminating the past,
the present and the future since early 1900s

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 We'll post them online.

How do you store your pictures?   Framing, scrap-booking or sticking them in shoeboxes? With the advent of digital photography, there are several options sharing the photos you love, making them last a good, long time: You can either: Email,  scan  or use US Postage (If photos are to be returned, please include return US Mail postage.)
Send in your shoebox photo's so they can be shared with everyone.

Class of 1954                                                                            
Links to Reunion 2009 pictures:

 

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER
TABLE PICTURES
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER
SUNDAY PICNIC

  Photographer's photo's
(Orders available until 1/11/2010)
If you know the names of someone in a picture that's wrong or not names send us the picture number and names so we can insert!  NAMES


Sterl (Bud) Watson '60

Back in 2003 when we girls first tracked Bud down and found him in Alabama we asked him to send us a picture. We didn’t tell him it needed to be recent.  This is what we got.  Guess he thought that would be the end of it.  WRONG!

We discovered this picture was taken when Bud was approx 23 years of age. This picture appeared in Strength and Health magazine of © 1966 (summer) - before steroids became popular!

 

(Articles taken from December, 1958 Flashlight)

What would  you do if someone gave you a

Interesting seeing interest rates for homes at 5 3/4% and cars were 9% - 12% in 1958.


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ALUMNI NEWS AND COMMENTS

                  THANK YOU!
WHS Alumni Club wishes to send a very special 'Thank You' for a generous donation received from a '43 alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous. It is gratifying having our alumni come together to assure the success of future reunions, showing support and appreciation of our work of trying to reunite us together again. Thanks again.

I just want to let everyone know how much I enjoyed looking at the pictures of the reunion online. I sure wish I could have been there. It looked like a lot of fun and very nostalgic. It is good having contact with some of the ones I knew like Janice Clark, Joanne Baum and others. Looking at the pictures and seeing Gloria and Leslie Schwenk brought back some memories as I use to live by them and play with them when I was in 3rd thru 5th grade. Also Judy Lambert was a friend in High School. All good memories......Mary Jane (Langdon) Patten '61

Congratulations to Gloria Schwenk ('59) as our newly elected trustee.  She has been faithful to the reunions and I'm sure will do a great job!  Also thanks to Roger Noon for his article on Stan the Man.  He'll always be my favorite.  Barb Hill '59


The Table pictures are wonderful....What a great idea...I loved looking at them all....Thanks,  June (Oswald) Smith '47

Here is a photo from the Halloween wedding I performed for my neighbors over Halloween weekend. This is their front door. Sandy (Gibbons) LaRouche '57 (double click picture on left to enlarge)
 

Thanks for all your splendid and hard work that made the 2009 Reunion the success that it was. All of the (November) Flashlight was good too. I appreciated the picture of the Nugent's add, since my Dad started working at the Broadway & Washington store in 1905 (at the age of 15) and was still there when the depression took the store. (PS I did not steal the camera off of table 17)  Jack Schlieker '45

Regarding Miss Summers, she lived in Bowling Green, MO. My husband and I were at an auction and they were selling her belongings.  I believe they said she went to Texas to a relative to live out the rest of her days,

She was in bad health.  We had property there for awhile and never knew she lived there. I would guess this was in the late 90's.  Hope this helps. Jackie (Grooms) Bushor '55

   What a wonderful reunion it was. I know everyone put in a lot of time and hard labor and it paid off. Everything went very smooth and done to perfection. The food, fellowship and music were all great.
    I baby sat both Herb and Gertrude Eberle many years ago. They were the only people I knew when I arrived but when I left I know so many more. I also want to thank everyone for the beautiful roses. That was an honor I will never forget. God has blessed me in so many ways and I'm so thankful. I pray that God will bless each one of you with many blessings. Thanks again for an evening I will never forget. Ruth (Johnson) Vogel '36

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards the reunion committee.  I have been to a lot of reunions in my day however, none could compare to Reunion 2009. It showed how hard and diligently everyone worked towards that goal. Please except our sincere congratulations on a job well done!

We also enjoy the newsletter sent out every month and it fulfills so many thoughts and memories of our past school mates. Even my husband, Bob (McBride) enjoys reading it. Loretta (Hulahan) Arras '43

This picture is priceless!!!  I was so very happy to reconnect Darline Tucker ('42) with Norm Siebern ('51).   They lived next door to each other on Hobart Ave. Darline said she held Norm in her arms the first day of his birth - making her about 10 yrs. old at the time.   It was a joy to take this picture of the two of them some 75 yrs. later.   Reunions are just wonderful !! Betty (Smith) Shaw '47

Our Flashlight--The past, present and future of WHS students illuminated

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Bob Ebker '53

Where in the World is Bob Ebker '53?
Check out the link taking you to the missing alumni list in your class. They may not even know they are missing!!  If there’s someone on the list that you know the whereabouts of (dead or alive) please email us the information, or have them contact us. As you see there are only a few classes with people missing. Most classes have someone who takes the initiative to keep their class list current. While this is not an easy task to undertake, it does make the job easier for the Reunion Committee. Check all the classes, because someone’s brother, sister, aunt, uncle, parents or even neighbor, might be on the "Missing List". The list spans a period of over 30 years. MISSING ALUMN

Classmates Remembered
 
Theresa O'Connor '63 wrote a beautiful poem dedicated to and remembering our departed alumnus. 

Obit

                    
Memorial

Our Wellston Trojan
Classmates Remembered List

Rest in Peace


Geneva Easton '44
10/27/2009
Natural cause in sleep
Guest Book


Herman Paffrath '57
11/13/2009
Heart complications
Guest Book


Please let us know when an alumni, their spouse, child or sibling passes so we can inform their friends.


 

Condolences to:
Beatrice ‘64, Linda ‘66 and Carol ‘69 Mathews in the passing of their mother, Geneva Easton '44
Geneva '62 and Judy '66 Easton  in the passing of their aunt Geneva Easton '44
Roby Watson '43 in the passing of his wife Alma Nov 12th. They would have celebrated their 59th anniversary on Nov 18th.
Theresa Paffrath '66 in the passing of her brother, Herman 11/13

A Graceful Foreshadowing
By Rev. Sandra (Gibbons) LaRouche '57

Our little band of friends grows older.  As I said, when offering grace at our reunion, we are reminded with each obituary, “just how fragile, life, love and memory can be.”

Our lives are poured out for us like a sparkling glass of wine but no one, no matter what they know or think they know, no matter what they own, knows how much has been poured into our cup. Wise people celebrate every day they have been given.

The late Herman Paffraff was apparently a wise man. He always seemed to enjoy life.  We who knew him were delighted to be with him at the recent reunion.  Apparently, Herman had a foreshadowing of his own eventual passing. He wrote the poem below which appeared on the program for his memorial service held November 16.

 

Thinking Way Back When



When you think back, way back when
I hope in my heart you think of me now and then.
When you think back your thoughts ever clear
I hope in my heart you wish I were near.
When you think back of the times that we had,
I hope in my heart that you think none were bad.
When I think back, many times I will do,
I hope in your heart that you know
I’ll be thinking of you.


                   Herman G. Paffrath, July 1997
Herman was seated at our table at Reunion 2009. My husband Jim and I had a good conversation as we enjoyed our dinner. One thing we shared was the loss of our sons since the last reunion; we talked about how difficult that is but about how God gives us strength and comfort. Herman told us he prayed every night before he went to bed, put his trust in God, and then went to sleep. (I don't remember his exact words but that's the essence of it.) I will keep his family in my prayers. Bonnie (Landsbury) Burrows '57
When Herman moved to Warrenton for a few years we reconnected our friendship. He joined the Thursday Night Golf League and met new friends and, as always, a good time was had all. He is talked about often and the laughs are still there as we recall some of the stuff that went on. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with the family.  Joe Slatton '56
The best thing I've done in 53 years was to say, "how you doing Herman" and shake hands as he dashed off, "I'll see you later", but I didn't that night. This past October was my first and only HS reunion I ever attended. After HS before our new families spent many evenings together before we drifted apart going in new directions. Herman Paffrath will be missed by all who knew him. Ron Hansen '56

Alumni comments continued

November 6, 2009 - The Welhisco Staff: I was horrified at the insensitivity of the comments made concerning the death of John Jones, and even more so at the insensitivity of the Welhisco staff to publish them!!!  Does anyone know or even care that John and his father were "alcoholics",?, and WHY PUBLISH THIS?  I knew John and his family, and will remember John as an excellent student, leader, and outstanding athlete, who achieved much in his lifetime.  What a slap in the face to John and his family to publish these comments. I am a mental health professional and I would hope the public would have empathy for those who suffer mental illness or addiction.  I hope you publish my comment, as I am sure others share my feelings. WELHISCO STAFF, SHAME ON YOU!!!  Sincerely, Sandra (Hague) Helmich '59

RESPONSE FROM THE EDITORS: The editors of the The Flashlight regret any emotional pain that may have been caused by the publication of a letter regarding the death of John Jones, '56. It was not the intent of the editors or this publication to cause such pain and we do not believe that such was the intent of any contributor.  Sincerely, The Editors

JOAN THOSS '49 HOME FEATURED

IN OCTOBER LADUE NEWS

When Joan, the daughter of Charlie Thoss, and her husband decided to build their new home in Ladue, her husband, Dimiter was still working in Florida.  Joan returned to St. Louis where she was left by  herself to build their new home.

Joan subbed most of the work out except for 2,000 s/f of brick pavers which she laid on the first floor plus she installed all the tile in the bathrooms, kitchen and entry. She did all of the painting and hung the wall paper. Once she even had to go on the roof in the middle of a blowing storm to put plastic over an 8’x8’ skylight that was leaking! She said that was an experience. The guys made fun of her because she was a woman and what did she know about roofs!

The beams in the home were perhaps 14” x 14” or maybe 16” x 16” taken from the first train station built approx in the 1860’s in St. Louis. Since they were made out of oak the carpenters could not drive a nail in them.

The paneling was made of sliding doors (between the drawing and dining rooms) of old St. Louis mansions which were torn down in urban renewal. The doors were from an old office building downtown that were mostly turn of the century.

It broke Joan's heart when she and her husband sold their home which sat on 1 ˝ acres in Ladue. There wasn’t a pool when they lived there however the people who bought it have done a lot with the property. The new owner is an A.S.I.D. Decorator and her husband is an Architect. The home is featured in the Ladue Newspaper (October, 2009) showing the way it looks today. To take a virtual tour

Pat Martin '60 and Bambi Mourn

Pat Martin ’60 reported that she and Bambi are in mourning over the loss of his mother. Mrs. Doe was seen flying over Texas County after being launched like a rocket by the front of Pat’s van. Memorial services were held Sunday followed by a delicious dinner of Road Kill Stew. (Just kidding about the stew!) Actually, it was deer steaks. (STILL KIDDING!)

I've changed my Internet provider. Please update my email address so I can keep receiving the Welhisco information and newsletter, it brightens my day.  Thanks to all who work so diligently on getting the cool info to me and all the others that enjoy them.  I would like to tell you that my daughters enjoy the articles about old Wellston, they were very young at the time but really look forward to my Flashlight. Judy (Stone) Moran '54
Pictured on the left, Pat (Tiernan '53) Taylor and Poncho (Dave) Cannady '51 living it up on the dance floor at Reunion 2009. As a matter of fact, both were voted best dancers in their respective classes. They have come a long way from Mrs Wildermuth's "Slow-slow-quick-quick" method of teaching, don't ya think?

Watching all the dancers that night was as good, if not better, then watching "Dancing with the Stars"! They still had their 'moves' down!

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When to Buy ORGANIC

Yes, for the most part, organic food costs more than nonorganic.  So, if you’re trying to cut your grocery bill in half, you’ll want to know when it’s vital to eat organic and when it doesn’t make as big of a difference.  Here’s the rule:  Two of the most important types of food to buy organic are dairy (including milk, cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese) and meat because pesticides are stored in the fat.

While there are conflicting reports on how much pesticide residue is stored in the fat of meat, one thing is for sure-nonorganic meat and dairy comes from animals that are raised with antibiotics and growth hormones, and you don’t want that in your body. Ditto with eggs-unless you buy organic, you’re eating the antibiotics and growth hormones that are fed to the chickens.  No thanks.

Other Top Foods to buy Organic:

Coffee.  Coffee is no different from many vegetables that are imported from foreign countries.  Many of the beans are grown in countries that don’t regulate the use of chemical and pesticides.  So, buy coffee with the Fair Trade Certified Organic label.

Peaches.  Multiple pesticides are regularly applied to peaches.

Apples.  Scrubbing and peeling doesn’t completely get rid of the chemical residue on apples, so it’s best to buy organic.  Plus, peeling a fruit or vegetable also strips away many of its beneficial nutrients.

Sweet bell peppers. Peppers have thin skins that don’t offer much protection from pesticides.  And they’re heavily sprayed to keep them insect-free.

Celery. Celery has no protective skin, which makes it almost impossible to wash off the chemicals and pesticides.

Strawberries.  Strawberries also have no protective skin, and if you buy them out of season, they’re most likely imported from countries that have less stringent regulations for pesticide use.

Lettuces.  Leafy greens are often sprayed with some of the most potent pesticides used on foods.

Grapes.  Like sweet bell peppers, grapes have thin skin that offers no protection from pesticides.  Washing and peeling won’t remove the residue.  Plus, vineyards are often sprayed with different pesticides during different growth periods of the grape.

Potatoes.  Potatoes have high pesticide residue and are also grown in soil with fungicides.  Plus, when you peel the potato, you lose valuable nutrients that are in the skin.

Tomatoes.  Since the skin of a tomato is very thin and easily punctured, pesticides easily permeate it.

The following foods are least contaminated and are ok to buy nonorganic:

Asparagus       Mango     Broccoli     Pineapple    Kiwi      Banana     Papaya

           Sweet corn      Avocado     Onion        Cauliflower     Sweet peas

Cook with seasonal foods.

Yes, we’ve gotten used to buying and eating a wide variety of produce any time, any season, and changing this habit will require an adjustment.  But, as you’ve seen, if you want to be healthy and save money, it behooves you to learn how to eat in season as much as you can.  When it’s winter, enjoy winter vegetables like parsnips, rutabagas, and cabbage.  They are packed with nutrients.  Throw in some hearty kale and other dark, leafy greens, and don’t forget to eat the whole thing-leaf and stems.

If you don’t know what’s in season, most health food stores will have lists of seasonal foods posted in the produce section of the store. 

Think simplicity. 

For no-brainer healthy meals, simply steam a green vegetable; roast a yellow one (such as squash or yam), and then roast a protein like chicken, fish or seasoned tofu. 

For additional help, Whole Foods is now offering a monthly newsletter.  The Whole Deal, which includes recipes and shopping lists for inexpensive meals.  The newsletter comes with coupons.  Ask for it at the Whole Foods information desk. Your local co-op probably offers something similar.

Simple pilaf.  Cook a grain (such as brown rice, quinoa, or buckwheat) in a liquid of your choice (such as vegetable or chicken broth or water).  While the grain is cooking, sauté some mushrooms, celery, onion, garlic and a few seasonings of your choice, and throw these into the cooked grain along with diced firm tofu/tempeh, meat, fish or beans.

Simple foods and whole foods are best for your body to assimilate and give you the most vitamins and nutrients….

Add a probiotic to your daily regiment….to help your gut digest the good food…Yakult is the simplest probiotic and can be found at any grocery store in the diary section. 

Healthy Everything to all! 

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Only in the electronic age ---
 

Your Flashlight editors finally got together in person at the Reunion 2009 after coordinating all of their newspaper production activities over almost 3 years by email (and just a couple of telephone calls.)

More amazing, JoAnn lives in O'Fallon, MO, Sandy (Gibbons) LaRouche '57 lives in South St. Louis over 30 miles away and Bill Voos '48 lives in Greenwood, a suburb of Indianapolis, more than 200 miles from St. Louis. He did not meet JoAnn or Sandy prior to the Reunion 2009. “Semi-retired” Flashlight Web Master Bob Haefner '49, who was unable to attend this reunion, provided valuable computer information to the editors by email from his home in Lee Summit, MO, just east of Kansas City.

The resurrection of The Flashlight just after Reunion 2006 was the brainchild of Editor JoAnn (Williams) Croce '60, who Sandy and Bill insist continues to shoulder the major burden of the work of producing a monthly paper. However, all of us enjoy having the opportunity to share stories and photos of the past and current history of our beloved Wellston High School and our classmates there. Thank you for your input and encouragement.  Bill Voos '48

WAGNER ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS PARTY DECEMBER 10TH 

In the spring of 1983 Wagner Electric closed its doors. However, a group of employees STILL meet twice a year -  once in August, again in December and have done so for years. Nothing is advertised - all done by the word of mouth. Anyone who has worked for Wagner is welcome to come. 

A lot of Wellston alumni worked for Wagner at some point in their life. Come join the others, reuniting or renewing new and old friendships. Entry fee is $3.00 at the door.

The meetings are held at St. Rita's hall, Southeast corner of Hanley and Page, starting at 10am. A light lunch served around 11am.  Ladies are asked to bring a dessert.

Contact Jerry Blankenship 636-463-2128 or
JoAnn Croce 636-978-9330 for more information
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Xerox helps again!

If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com   you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.

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And when the years have vanished, when time has passed away
With tears we’ll all remember, things of a brighter day;
And in our thoughts with sadness, we’ll quietly steal back
To the days of dear old Wellston, and the glorious red and black.

                                                    Allen E. Metelman

 
            It almost seems as if this third verse of the WHS alma mater should have be saved for the already graduated classes rather than the students who were still in school. Or perhaps it should have been only sung by the graduates past rather than the graduates present during those ceremonies!

What could those present graduates have known as to the truths contained in this stanza! Most students were just anxious to get going with their lives precisely because of the experiences they were looking forward to. I’m sure there was sadness about not seeing as much of old friends. But there was a world to see! It became the time to find your place in it-marriage, career, military, college or whatever else might come!

As alma maters go, this one is pretty good, especially the last verse! Mr. Metelman was certainly writing from experience when he penned those lines. The reunions we have held over the years become the testimony for it.

Where have all those years gone since graduation? Yes, we can recount what we have done over the time with jobs, kids and grandchildren. But how it seems like only yesterday instead of 40-50-60 or more years ago.  The time we so looked forward to back then has dislocated us in the present. The photos of the past look almost unreal! It has been said that “energy” is wasted on youth. What it means to say is so much energy was available then which could be used now and applied with greater care, use and experience as we have aged.   

The memories of yesterday can certainly bring a “tear”, especially as we remember those who died or those past friends we have lost track of. When I look at the “Classmates Remembered” section and see the names of past friends, I wish it would have been possible to have said a more appropriate “good bye”.

The last two lines and “…we’ll quietly steal back…” definitely has class reunions in mind. That is part of what happens when we get together. For a few hours we rehearse what we did then and where we are now. For those who were very involved in school the time was

“…glorious…” because of the friends that were made and the stories to share.

Maybe it has happened that at first you gathered only with your classmates. Now, with each successive reunion you have ventured out to meet other classes years ahead or behind you. Remember how awesome they used to be! And now you know how awesome you were to others! The age difference has been mostly erased so you are either not so intimidated or so intimidating!        

With all the accumulated experiences in life, we voluntarily assemble one more time.  We can never know what the future might hold, as experience has taught us. Who could have known what life had in store for us? Perhaps some had a better idea about their lives than others.  But we can all remember the classes, the games, the activities, the teachers, the friends, the stories and the times. And we can laugh at ourselves and enjoy each other’s company one more time.   Roger Noon ‘62

PS    

a.      Did anyone find a pair of bifocal glasses at the reunion picnic? I lost them.

b.      Correction on a previous article for the Flashlight- the first Black cheerleader was Gloria James in 1956 according to Carolyn Crowder who I had thought was first.  

 

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MEET REUNION 2012 OFFICERS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

When setting up for Reunion 2003 no one realized from this reunion we would grow into such a large and successful multi-class reunion every three years. Each time the reunion committee gets a little smarter in making things easier and convenient for all to attend.

We are able to keep you updated with alumni news through our monthly Flashlight and through emails to club members when something important happens.  We have been successful in reuniting so many alumni together again. Many meet for lunch, dinner, and/or take vacations together. Some have reformed their little 'cliques' from high school. All enjoy meeting once every three years at the multi-class reunion's where some have enjoyed seeing their neighborhood friends, their babysitters and even their next door neighbor.

All of this is possible because of the people listed below. Its a group effect with many dedicated alumni working many hours to make sure you have a wonderful, stress free weekend in October. Meet ................

                  YOUR OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS









JoAnn Williams '60
Trustee

Donna Hagan '68
Trustee

Larry Turner '60
Trustee

Gloria Schwenk '59
Trustee

Joe Hunter '54
Trustee

     

     

       

 
 

       

Mary Kay Parker '56
President
 

Jim Shaw '45 Secretary/Treasure
 

Pat Miner '62
Buzz Book
 

 Phyliss Crouch '62
Committee Member

Carol Beeman '60
Classmates
Remembered




Bill Voos '48
Flashlight Editor
 

 Sandy Gibbons '57
Flashlight Editor
 

Donna Evans '53
Committee Member

Sharon Narrell '57
Committee Member

Betti Jeffries '58
Committee Member

Questionnaires have been mailed to all attending Reunion 2009 and to the Guarantors who supported future Reunions. Please be sure to complete the form and return (envelope provided) so we will know your likes or dislikes of any event. Remember, nothing can be fixed unless we find out it is broken! With your input and the committee getting more experience, our reunions will be better.

Wellston High School Flashlight shining a light on our traditions, our
history and our future

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Editors
Bill Voos (’48)
Sandy (Gibbons) LaRouch(’57)
JoAnn (Williams) Croce (’60)

President
Mary Kay (Parker) Morse '56

Sec/Treasurer
Jim Shaw '45

Trustees
Joe Hunter '54
JoAnn (Williams) Croce '60
Larry Turner '60
Phyllis (Crouch) Russum '62
Donna Hagan '68

Buzz Book
Pat (Miner) Slatton '62

ClassMates Remembered
Carol (Beeman) Hathaway '60

Mailing Database
Tom Manley '67

WELLSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Welhisco Alumni
P.O. Box 774
O'Fallon, MO 63366

Phone  636-696-4693

E-mail
WelhiscoAlumni@GMAIL.COM

   


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                        Random Thoughts

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.  

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is a great need for a sarcasm font.  

5. How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?  

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?  

7. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.  

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.  

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.  

10. Bad decisions make good stories.  

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you realize that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.  

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.  

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.  

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.  

15. I hate it when I miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did they do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?  

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.  

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.  

18. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day, "Dad, what would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How in the world do I respond to that?  

19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.  
 

Last updated 11/27/2009 10:46:49 PM


 


Our Flashlight Staff, Officers, Trustees and Committee Members wish you a

VERY BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

ATTENTION WHS Alumni Club Members:
If you are a 2010 member and have NOT received an email from us confirming your membership please check your 'junk mail' or let us know. This will be the last newsletter sent from this email address.

SEE YOU IN 2010!!