Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Greetings from Classmates

Merry, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & New Year to You and Your Loved Ones!

Thank you to Tommy & Pat Arnold for the gorgeous Harbor Lights photograph of Corpus for 2011! And to Olivia Orsak Godfrey for the Heavenly Beach Christmas Wishes!

Have a Happy Holiday
and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year

Ginger and Gary Lichtenstein

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mrs. Kincaid's 2nd Grade Class, Wilson Elementary


Do you recognize these Students? Many if not all went on to graduate from Ray in 1964.

Here are some clues:

34 Students. 1 of 3 Second Grade Classes the first year Wilson was opened.

Back Row: Sandy McGee, Sonny Castor, David Coover, Darrell Hammon, Benny Harrison, ?, ?, Mrs. Kincaid

3rd Row: Diana Davisson, ?, Judy Muckleroy, ?, Clark Williams, ? , ?, Linda Jo Robert(son), Barbara Giddle

2nd Row: ?, Ann Bowen, Susan Edwards, Sylvia Smith, ?, Helen Dawson, Diane Davidson, Lawren Ethridge, ?, ?

1st Row: ? , ?, ? , ?, David Gaines, ?, Michael Weil, John Ahrens

From Diane Davidson Olivo

Ray Horak & Buster Goff

I synced up with Buster some months ago. Margaret and I were headed to Leavenworth in Eastern Washington so we made a detour of 150 miles or so and met up with Buster and his lovely bride, Diana. We got a two-hour tour of the wineries and vineyards, drank a bunch of wine, bought a bunch of wine, had a great dinner and, in general, had a terrific time. Buster is as sweet and genuine a guy as ever and Diana is a real sweetheart.

APF a photo of Buster and me. Hope and trust all is well with you and yours! BTW we all plan to be at the next reunion. Hope to see you there!

Wyman Meinzer | Texas State Photographer

Between heaven and Texas, there’s a sky that goes on forever. On cloudless mornings after a norther has blown through, the sky is such a perfect cobalt blue that you forget the “between” and know that heaven is Texas, or Texas is heaven—it doesn’t really matter which. But most days there are clouds between Texas and heaven—puffy white clouds that set us dreaming on lazy summer days or roiling storm clouds that unleash lightning, tornadoes, and hail. The sky between heaven and Texas is a stage for drama more often than not, just like the lives we live below it. Perhaps that’s why we’re always looking up.

Sent by Lenda Christian Davis

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gold Star Mothers Families Day Ceremoney - Oct 1, 10 AM in CC

Dear Gold Star Mothers, parents, families, friends, & veterans,

Please accept this humble invitation to attend the Gold Star Mothers (Families) Day Ceremony. Feel free to pass this information since we don't have all the Gold Star families contact information from the Texas Coastal Bend. We have a great list but not all, we need your help to contact them and let them know about the ceremony.

With warm regards,

Ram Chavez

The Gold Star Mothers Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Sherrill Park. The ceremony will remember and recognize our families who have lost their sons/daughters in the field of battle. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will host the ceremony and the Corpus Christi Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will sponsor the event.

Our flag will be folded once again in honor of those Gold Star Sons/Daughter kill in the field of battle. The response has been good from Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gold Star Mothers, families, and wives, and the USS Cole will be attending. Guest Speaker will be Lt. Col. Marvin Kellem, US Army Distribution Corpus Christi Army Depot at NAS & Lt. Stephen L. Warne, US Navy Chaplain at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station will give the invocation and benediction. The Veterans Band will provide the music.

Reception will follow after the ceremony at the Veterans Band House at Heritage Park 1517 Mesquite.

For more information you may contact Ram Chavez at 728-7052.

Veterans' Band performing in Washington DC on top of Viet Nam Memorial

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


David Vance Herin, Jr.

Dr. David Vance Herin Jr., adorable husband; loving son (of Cynthia Duran Herin), brother, and grandson; best friend; and brilliant scientist. While holding the hands of his wife and mother, David passed away on Feb 19, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN after a determined battle with kidney cancer. He was 35.

Our deepest sympathies go to Cynthia and her family. They all fought this battle with courage and honor. Services will be celebrated at A Funeral Mass at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 3502 Saratoga, Corpus Christi, TX 78415 at 10:00am, Saturday, February 26, 2011.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fun Campfire/BBQ Cookout Recipes & Games from a Classmate's Daughter

Wow! what Fun and by one of our Own's Own!!
Jan Karn Young's Daughter, Jaimee

"My daughter, Jaimee, is an author and her first book will be released on June 1. It is an imaginative cookbook entitled Campfire Cookery. It not only includes recipes for cooking over an open flame...whether campfire or open pit patio barbeque, but it also includes cleverly packaged stories on games to play while camping (or on your own patio), how to forage for food in the forest, recipes for that all important cocktail hour...even how to bake a cake over an open fire. This book is available now for pre-sale online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The presale price is an introductory one, it will be more when it is released. It's a great book and would make a great gift. It would be so helpful if anyone would be interested in ordering one...or passing this on to friends. You can even "share" it on your facebook page via a link on Amazon. I would be so grateful. Thanks, Janice (Karn) Young Campfire Cookery: Adventuresome Recipes and Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors (9781584799078): Sarah Huck, Jaimee Young, Tara Donne Photography: Books