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FLASHLIGHT
37th Edition

 WELHISCO ALUMNI NEWSLETTER 

                             January, 2010

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


WELHISCO


Hear the way our US National Anthem SHOULD be sung:

(Click the picture:)

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Birthday list
on page 4

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WHS Club - 2010
Member Names



Thanks for your support

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Important message from the editors


 


HAPPY
NEW YEAR




 

SCHOOL'S OVER FOR WELLSTON DISTRICT

(Headline 12.18.2009 in St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Most of our alumni attended the high school on Evergreen and Wells. The class of '64 started their freshmen year at the new school on Sutter. One thing we all shared in common - we were governed by the Wellston School District. Both of our schools are now gone - one due to abandonment the other being absorbed by Normandy's School District.

When we were in school, big corporations like Wagner, Fulton, Mazda and  Moog, plus the stores of the then thriving Wellston business district provided such large amounts of tax money into the Wellston School District that I was told that our district had the second highest per capita tax base in the state of Missouri. (Clayton had the highest.) So despite our small size and the lack of affluence among the residents of the district, we were provided with an outstanding educational experience.

Unfortunately, the commercial tax underpinnings that Wellston enjoyed in its prime have long since disappeared or diminished and the district's demise may have been inevitable given the small size of its enrollment and its current tax base.

We should consider ourselves fortunate to have attended Wellston High School when it was at its best and cherish and preserve the golden memories of that special place and time.

We were very small compared to other districts around us. In our 'heyday' our high schools average attendance was a little over 400 student while other high schools around us had that many in one class! Even today, including all 4 schools in the district, the total 2009 enrollment for Wellston is 551 compared to 4,537 in Normandy's District. Unfortunately, with today's economy it wasn't feasible or cost effective to keep Wellston doors open. Wellston just cannot compete with supplying the same educations as the other districts. 137 staff members will lose their jobs June 30th.

The picture at the top was taken when our school was dedicated in 1940. President Harry S. Truman was in attendance at the opening.

The picture on the left was taken in  1954 - look how the shrubs have grown. Many pictures of our alumni have been taken sitting on the front stoop. Many have been published in year books and in our Flashlight newsletter.

With the outpouring of support for our Alumni Club, our reunions every three years and our monthly Flashlight newsletter, memories of  our "Wellston High" days will live on forever.  We have received emails from family members thanking and complimenting us on our website. They enjoy reading about their family, learning and sharing their past, realizing 'once' their parent, grandparent or great grandparents were young too.

You can help keep our memories alive by sending in pictures or share stories we can print in the Flashlight. 
 

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.

                                                                            
Links to Reunion 2009 pictures:

 

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER
TABLE PICTURES
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER
SUNDAY PICNIC

  Photographer's photo's
(Additional orders taken until 1/11/2010)
If you know the names of someone in a picture that is wrong or not named, send us the picture number and name so we can insert it.  NAMES


Fall of 1952
John Mason, Ken Dahl & Bill Brown
(Click picture to enlarge)

 Class Reunion 1989 - 20 Years ago

L-R: Bob '49 & Treva Smith, Bob '49 & June (Camille Mohow '48) Haefner, Pat Seymour '49 The Class of 1949 Reunion
 

Summer 1953

Ken Dahl '53, Dottie Holland '54, John Mason '54 (on horse) Ken Kountz '53, Ken Guinther '53 (in back) Bo Johnson & Ken LaVallee '52 (root beer?)

Halloween Party

?, ?, Roy Wicks, ?, Mary Powers '54, Smith, Barbara Weber, ?, Arlene Oellermann '54, Dean Pruitt '51, Pat wicks '54, Dee Dee Leach '54, Chas Stanley '51, Dean Klossner ', Jane Weiss , Mary Hitt, ?, ?, Norm Bauer '53

LATE - BUT NEVER TOO LATE!!
REUNION 1995

After 40 years of being out of school, John McGlasson from the class of 1955 wanted to reunite with his classmates again.  He wanted it to be a night to remember, an elegant place with a good dance band. Some wrote in about what they had been doing the last 40 years but it was never published - until now.  To read bio's

John McGlasson suggested we compile a book, listed by year, of what our alumni has done with our lives since school. Do you ever wonder what happen to the guy who walked you home after school or the girl you took to the Sweetheart Dance or Prom? What happen to our class president or the guy/gal who was picked 'most likely to succeed? John suggested we call our book "Wellston Place". What do YOU think? This could be the start of our book.........

Email us (easier to copy and paste) or mail us your bio if you do not have a computer. Let everyone know what and who you grew up to be!

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ALUMNI NEWS AND COMMENTS

      SOME THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER LAST!
Mickey Collins '43 and Rich Stopke '42 celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary December 1st with friends at an early Christmas Party. Mickey was WHS '43 Queen.

Rebecca Allen '65 retired December 24th as a Super Market Associate.  She plans to do some sewing, reading, and training her dogs who have no manners! She has her work cut out for her. The first day of Rebecca's retirement she went to the store, coffee in hand,  waving at her friends who were still working. (We all find our fun somewhere.)

Standing L-R: Alma Hunter '53, Jackie Smith '51, Pat Tiernon '53, Marion (Moe) Moellering '51,  Barb Sittner '51, Dot Holland '54, Seated: Patsy Wicks '54, Stella Smith '51, Shirley Beck '53, liz Johnson, and Faye Smith '53 at their yearly Christmas get together.
     The luncheon was held at Stella (Smith) Tiernon's home last year. For years the girls got together monthly. However, now they get together at Christmas time or at weddings or funerals. Some of the gals become 'snowbirds' in the winter, spending several months in Gulf Shores, AL. getting away from the cold weather. (double click picture to enlarge)

Jordyn, the granddaughter of Gary Huffstutter '62, and Donna Hagan '68, performed in an orchestra concert in November. Jordyn, a 9 year old, straight A student, is entering her second year of violin. Last year she played with other violinists, but this year she advanced so much she was able to play along with the orchestra.  She is looking forward to next year as she progresses in learning some of the most recognizable famous music.  She thoroughly enjoys playing the violin and makes her parents and grandparents very proud.  There is another concert coming up in March which we are all looking forward to.

Barbara Taylor '57 has been on a lung transplant list for over a  year. She received a call Thanksgiving evening from Shand's Hospital in Gainesville saying a lung transplant became available.  She and Joel rushed immediately to the hospital, going into surgery early Friday morning.  The procedure and transplant went very well and Barbara is in GREAT spirits right now.

I'm so happy for Barbara (Taylor '57).  I received a kidney transplant from my sister (Millie '65) eleven years ago and am still going strong.  I have a friend who had a lung transplant a couple of years ago.  We're all doing well and wishing the very best for Barbara (Taylor) DiPalo.  Thoughts and prayers are with you. Barbara (Blackwell) Honey '60

I thought the gardening article was very good (December 09 Flashlight). I grow vegetables in pots in my little courtyard - tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, and herbs – and I don’t even have to wash them! This year I paid some guy a lot of money to haul potting soil from the store, empty my pots and refill them. I thought I’d be all set to go when planting time came. Wrong - he didn’t use the right soil for pots. Now I have 7’ tomato plants with strong trunks – they are gorgeous with lots of blooms - but no tomatoes. The soil has too much nitrogen in it. I still have time to plant another garden before summer.  One good thing about Florida – you can walk 10 feet to the dock and fish or go 10 feet in the other direction to pick tomatoes most of the year. Joan (Thoss) Stoyanoff '49

I lived on Hodiamont Ave in the 50's in a house built at the turn of the century...wallpaper on all the walls (of course). We had a coal furnace and the walls would get dirty from the soot, even though my mom put cheese cloth on all the registers.. The house had those old wrought iron decorative register covers; they were wide open and put out tons of soot.  I didn't help too much with the cleaning, I was too young, but I remember the smell (I liked it) and the can it came in.  My younger brother and I used to play with it like the kids play with play dough today. I have always been sure that the idea for play dough came from Absorene. I wish I would have thought of it!   Ann (Hartz) Quesinberry '64

Berniece McBride '66 had surgery on a ruptured disc in August and has recovered nicely with special thanks to her brother, Jerry McBride '60, and to her alumni friends, Virginia '65 and Coletta '61 Simpson.                 

WHEN OLD CARS/TRUCKS WERE NEW

 Boy, would I ever love to go back and buy 'em for the "THEN" price and sell them, for the NOW price. I had a 1951 Mercury (2 door club coupe, my first car) pictured on the transport truck. It was 2 tone, black top, yellow bottom, that I had painted Snowshoe white, in Montgomery, Alabama, after I was hit while on leave in St. Louis (Wellston) in 1957. It even had the fender skirts.  Use the 'click here' button to look at other new cars being delivered to the dealers. These sure bring back the fond memories for us seniors. Bill Eggert '56

Christmas in foreign countries isn't what it is at home. Sandy Gibbons '57 found that to be true in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy December 24, 2003. Following a Dec. 19 wedding she performed in Cetraro, near Sicily, they had joined the wedding party in the city established by the Etruscans in 180 BC. The wedding party had family there. They disappeared.
     After watching CNN's 20 seconds of film showing of Sadam Hussein being pulled out of his spider hole over and over again, Sandy experienced inspiration born of boredom.  Bob LaRouche, her super-indulgent husband, at her request bought five pounds of candy.
     Then, dressed as Santa Claus A/K/A Babbo Natale, Sandy, accompanied by Bob and friend, Mary Hackett, went out into the cobblestone streets of the walled city.  They gave out the goodies to a somewhat surprised populace. Sandy doesn't speak Italian but she does speak North Pole-ish which is the language of Christmas.
     Once the residents knew it wasn't a scam, they loved getting a little treat.  They gave her gifts of apples and hugs. A one man band played in the misty square and there was actually dancing in the streets. After a big hug one little girl, said to her Mother, "Not BABBO Natale; BABBA Natale!" The natural padding gave away the secret.
     Santa's clothing/beard/boots/bag were in the luggage because there was a 6 year old girl in the wedding party. Sandy didn't want the little girl to miss Santa Claus. She didn't.

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

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Bob Bonney '59

Where in the World is Bob Bonney '59?
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 (living or deceased) 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



 Gene Moses '51
 9/2007

 Heart Attack



 
Don Gilmore '51
 
12/10/2008
 Diabetes



 
Josephine Hughes '35
 12/18/2008
 
Car/pedestrian crash



 
Martha Hughes '40
 3/26/09
 
Lung Cancer



Zeb Sparks '54
6/12/09
Lung Cancer



 
 Betty Smith '53

 8/09

 Heart & Arteries



 
Jim Morris '47
 12/02/2009

 Aspiration
 Guest Book



 
Jack Jeffries '65
 
12/12/2009
 Cancer
 
Guest Book



 
Mary Beine '65
 12/12/09
 
Pneumonia
 
Guest Book



Mary Schillinger '45
12/15/09
In her sleep

Condolences to:
Leonard '48, Betty Jean '56 and Jim '58 Sparks, the passing of their brother Zeb 6/09
Betty (Gillies) Elmore '46, the passing of her sister in law Betty (Smith) Gage 8/09
Mary Jane (Daniel) Kosta '51, the passing of her husband, David 10/09
Joan (Fanning) Hirbe '56, the passing of her sister in law, Jane Fanning 12/11/2009.
Betti '56 and Jack '62 Jeffries, the passing of their brother Dick '65
Guest Book
Shirley Dawes '65, the passing of her brother-in-law, Dick '65 Guest Book
 

(Taken from the 1947 year book)
Jim Morris
"He's a sure card."
Jim's personality and ability won him the office of Student Council president. However, his real pride and joy was the "Shed House Four."

After graduation Dick Jeffries '65 joined the USAF, enlisted from 1966-1970 during the Vietnam Era.  He spent his time inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado working maintenance for computerized satellite tracking systems at Norad.  Dick then attended college in Rolla, MO where I earned a degree in Engineering.  In 1975 he became a resident of Lafayette, LA.
     Dick spent my lifetime working in the oil and gas industry beginning in 1975 with CE National then Baker International Companies.  He worked for Sohio Petroleum from 1983 – 1987, in 1987 Dick became Vice President of Wilcrest and M & H. He founded FCI in 1997.  FCI was begun with hard work and experience gained throughout his career. Working in oil and gas was his chosen career but his passion was music.  He loved to play guitar with friends, more formally at weddings, balls or church services.  Eight years ago he developed another passion – grandkids.  He introduced them to music, nature, NASCAR
. Dick will be missed by many.

                           Historical Wellston Faculty Information   
Here are the original obituaries of three of Wellston's best loved teachers. They were sent to us by Dottie (Holland) Dahl '54 and contain information about the faculty members that we thought you would find of interest.  Each of these teachers made a positive impact on our school and our lives and have earned the right to be remembered. To view a tribute to our teachers and alumni memories Click Here and/or Here:


Lance Williams - 70 years
9/12/1990
Brain Hemorrhage
Obit Notice


Esther Niles - 88 years
7/2/1996
Congestive Heart Failure

Obit Notice


Charles Cordeal - 72 years
11/5/1995
Lengthy Illness
Obit Notice

 

WHO'S  BIRTHDAY MONTH IS IT?

Jan 1 Marilyn Cederholm '49
Martha McFall '54
Jan 12 Marie Stillman '47
Luther (Ray) Davis '58
Roger Ashenbremer '59
Jan 22 Mike Hopen '69
Jan 2 Colena Prince '56 Jan 13 Mary Chott '47 Jan 23 JoAnn Gillies '58
Doris Voepel '60
Jan 3 Donna Phipps '62 Jan 17 Shirley Smith '50
Bob Dawes '59
Jan 24 Harold Hanner '64
Jan 6 Clara Louise Fricke '47
Virginia Sasseen '52
Jim Radke '59
Jan 18 Carl McQuay '51
Peggy Schultz '64
Jan 28 JoAnn Womble '58
Clarice Ashby '63
Jan 7 Frank Clark '43
Theresa Presson '67
Jan 20  Carl Henley '62
 Marcia Cline '65
   
Jan 8 Ray Morse '56
Pat Thompson '65

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLUB MEMBERS!

If you would like to share your birth date,
Email us your special day.

Jan 9 Betty Shaw '46
Herb Eberle '56
Jan 10 Carsten Bowman '47

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10 TIPS FOR LIVING TO 100

The biggest factor that determines how well you age is not your genes but how you live.  Not convinced?  A February study of 20,000 British folks published in the British Medical Journal shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing just a few things: being active for 30 minutes a day, eating five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding cigarettes and excess alcohol.

Although those are some of the obvious steps you can take to age well, researchers have discovered that centenarians tend to share certain traits in how they eat, move about, and deal with stress—the sorts of things we can emulate to improve our own aging process.  Of course, getting to age 100 is enormously more likely if your parents did.  Still, Thomas Peris who studies the century-plus set at Boston University School of Medicine, believes that—assuming you’ve sidestepped genes for fatal diseases like Huntington’s—“there’s nothing stopping you from living independently well into your 90’s. “ Heck, if your parents and grandparents were heavy smokers they might have died prematurely without ever reaching their true potential life span.  So go ahead and shoot for the triple digits.

1.       DON’T RETIRE.  “Evidence shows that in societies where people stop working abruptly the incidence of obesity and chronic disease skyrockets after retirement,” says Luigi Ferrucci, director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.  The Chianti region of Italy, which has a high percentage of centenarians, has a different take on leisure time.  “After people retire from their jobs, they spend most of the day working on their little farm, cultivating grapes or vegetables, “ he says. “They’re never really inactive.’ Farming isn’t for you?  Volunteer as a docent at your local art museum, or join the Experience Corps, a program offered in 19 cities that places senior  volunteers in urban public elementary schools for about 15 hours a week.

2.     FLOSS EVERY DAY.  That may help keep your arteries healthy.  A 2008 New York University study showed that daily flossing reduced the amount of gum- disease-causing bacteria in the mouth.  These bacteria are thought to enter the bloodstream and trigger inflammation in the arteries, a major risk factor for heart disease.

3.     MOVE AROUND.  “Exercise is the only real fountain of youth that exists, “ says Jay Olshansky a professor of medicine and a researcher in the field of aging at the University of Illinois-Chicago.  “It’s like the oil and lube job for our car.  You don’t have to do it but your car will definitely run better.”  Study after study shows that exercise improves your mood, mental acuity, balance, muscle mass, and bones.  “ And the benefits kick in immediately after your first workout.” Olshansky adds.

4.     EAT A FIBER-RICH CEREAL FOR BREAKFAST.  Getting a serving of whole grains—especially in the morning--appears to help older folks maintain stable blood sugar levels throughout the day, according to a recent study conducted by Ferrucci and his colleagues.  “Those who do this have a lower incidence of diabetes, a known accelerator of aging,” he says

5.     GET AT LEAST SIX HOURS OF SHUT-EYE. Instead of skimping on sleep add more hours to your day get more to add years to your life.  “Sleep is one of the most important functions that our body uses to regulate and heal cells,” says Ferrucci.  “We’ve calculated that the minimum amount of sleep that older people need to get those healing REM phases is about six hours.  Ideally between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM.  Those who reach the century mark make sleep a top priority.

6.     CONSUME WHOLE FOODS NOT SUPPLEMENTS.  Strong evidence suggests that people who have high blood levels of certain nutrients—selenium, beta carotene, Vitamins C and E—age much better and have a slower rate of cognitive decline.  Unfortunately there’s no evidence that taking pills that contain these nutrients provides anti-aging benefits.  Avoid nutrient-lacking white foods (breads, flour and sugar) and go for all those colorful fruits and vegetables and dark whole-grain breads and cereals with their host of hidden nutrients.

7.     BE LESS NEUROTIC. It may work for Woody Allen, who infuses his worries with a healthy dose of humor, but the rest of us neurotics may want to find new ways to deal with stress.  “We have a new study that shows that centenarians tend not to internalize things or dwell on their troubles. “Says Peris. “They are rolling with the punches.”

8.     BE A CREATURE OF HABIT.  Centenarians tend to live by strict routines, says Olshansky, eating, the same kind of diet and doing the same kinds of activities their whole lives.  Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day is a good habit to keep your body in a steady equilibrium, which can be easily disrupted as your age.  ‘Pour physiology becomes frailer when you get older “explains Ferrucci, “and it’s harder for our body to bounce back if you, say, miss a few hours of sleep one night or drink too much alcohol.”  This can weaken immune defenses, leaving you more susceptible to circulating flu viruses or bacterial infections.

9.     LIVE LIKE A SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST.  Members of the denomination have an average life expectancy of 89, about a decade longer than the average American.  One of the basic tenets of the religion is that it’s important to cherish the body that’s on loan from God, which means no smoking, alcohol or overindulging in sweets.  Followers typically stick to a vegetarian diet based on fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts and get plenty of exercise.  They’re also very focused on family and community.

10.  STAY CONNECTED.  Having regular social contact with friends and loved ones is the key to avoiding depression, which can lead to premature death, something that’s particularly prevalent in elderly widows and widowers.  Some psychologists even think one of the biggest benefits elderly folks get from exercise is the strong social interactions that come from walking with a buddy or taking a group exercise class.  Having a daily connection with a close friend or family member gives older folks the added benefit of having someone to watch their backs.  Another benefit to close connections: They’ll tell you if they think your memory is going or if you seem more withdrawn.” Says Peris “and they might push you to see a doctor before you recognize that you need to see one yourself.”

To start off 2010  give yourself permission to forgive everyone that has crossed you….it will relieve a lot of stress and make you the bigger person…..Love,  Love, Love

If people knew better, I have to believe they would do better.

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What a nostalgic and interesting site featuring the ORIGINAL factory brochures for nearly every American car you have ever owned. Pick the manufacturer, the year and the model. Enjoy!

WHAT COUNTRY IS YOUR FOOD COMING FROM?

The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods".

Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China?

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.

471 is Made in Taiwan. 
   
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made.   

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits are:
 

690-692  it is MADE IN CHINA .
 00 - 09 
….
USA & CANADA
 30 - 37 
… 
FRANCE
4 0 - 44 … 
GERMANY
        47 ...   Taiwan
        49 
…  JAPAN
        50  … 
UK


BUY  USA  by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. 
We need every boost we can get!

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Means of Transportation
by: Roger Noon '62

    There were the usual number of ways for a student to get to school in one’s academic lifetime at Wellston. Living in Hillsdale, and attending elementary school, a bus was dispatched to pick us up at the end of the street. For most of you who remember, the driver’s name was Bob Saffley, who had a son who attended WHS and was a pretty fair football player.

 Junior High was more of a walking affair. I can’t remember if bus service was offered to the school at that time. But I do recall having to start out early in order to get to school on time. Passing the Latta Construction Company behind Mount Avenue, crossing the railroad bridge that separated Wellston from Hillsdale and opting for the shortest distance possible meant going through a small mall and onto the Wellston shopping area that had a Robert Hall clothing store before crossing Easton Avenue . Then it was past the Hardware store on a down grade and up the hill past another few streets where the Junior High stood in wait. (I didn’t pass on the High School side. We just didn’t want their attention at this time in our lives.)

            When we entered High School, the emphasis was on having “wheels”. Some didn’t need them since the walk was just a couple of blocks. Others weren’t in the job market just yet, and with no income to support one. The city bus (red in color) or streetcar (Hodiamont one at the Loop) was an option.   

            During my later High School years, my family moved out to Maryland Heights. I had only a small income (working at a bakery shop with my dad in University City) and consequently no “car” (couldn’t afford one yet!). The solution was using the county (green) bus.

I didn’t want to change schools and graduate from Maryland Heights, so I took a County Bus to school every day until I was able to get a car. The bus took almost an hour each to get to and from school. If I missed the departure I was in trouble! Fortunately, the green buses were not noted for leaving on time and most of the times were thankfully late. Also the bus driver came to know me and was kind to wait. (Sometimes I think I was his only customer at the start of his route!)

But finally the time came for a car to appear in my life! It was either my Junior or Senior Year. There was this cream colored Chevrolet (1950) that I thought was the best thing that ever happened to me at the time. It only had a few problems: like the driver’s door flying open at right hand turns and a difficult to open passenger side door (which was great for dates because they couldn’t escape!) Then there was the sticking gearshift which required a hammer to knock it back into place. Other than that, the car handled beautifully!

The car enabled me to drive to school from Maryland Heights, back and forth to work, run errands for my parents, go on my own dates, and be something of a “cool” (whatever that meant) Senior. 

I remember leaving the car behind when I attended college. Freshmen and Sophomores were not allowed to have one. I did drive it in my Senior year, but I had so much trouble that it didn’t last. Its’ final trek was to New York and soon afterwards was sold for scrap there.   Roger Noon ‘62

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) LaRouche ’57
JoAnn (Williams) Croce ’60

President
Mary Kay (Parker) Morse '56

Sec/Treasurer
Jim Shaw '45

Trustees
Joe Hunter '54
Gloria (Schwenk) Turner '59 Larry Turner '60
JoAnn (Williams) Croce '60
Donna Hagan '68

Buzz Book
Pat (Miner) Slatton '62

ClassMates Remembered
Carol (Beeman) Hathaway '60

Mailing Database
Tom Manley '67

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

Phone  636-696-4693

E-mail
WelhiscoAlumni@GMAIL.COM
   


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The Economy,
How Bad Is It? 

The economy is so bad... That I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
The economy is so bad.... I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"
The economy is so bad... If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
The economy is so bad... Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.
The economy is so bad... Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
The economy is so bad... A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
The economy is so bad... Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.
The economy is so bad... Motel Six won't leave the lights on anymore.
The economy is so bad... The Mafia is laying off judges.
The economy is so bad... Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. 
The economy is so bad..  My GPS is linked to my bank account to make sure I can afford to go to the destination I asked for. 
 
And finally...
Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal.  Oh Great!!  The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!  Great Idea!!!!!

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If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1000.00.

With Worldcom, you would have less than $5.00 left.

But if you had purchased $1000.00 of Coors (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum cycling price, you would have $214.00.

Based on the above, current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg Plan
                        
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Happy New Year and enjoy!!!!   

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WELCOME TO 2010!!

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ATTENTION WHS Alumni Club Members:
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