NOVEMBER ’09 NEWSLETTER – CHS 1963 SITE
Our feature story for October 2008 was a story of Breast Cancer Survival. In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you will want to read and perhaps share Sue Allen-Lane’s story, The Clock Was Ticking: https://chsclassof1963.webs.com/sueallenlanesurvivor.htm
How do you want to say goodbye to October? Tales of Suspense and Mysteries from the past seem to be high on the list for Halloween as we hand out goodies to the neighborhood kids. Here’s how you can do just that – Visit HAUNTED OKLAHOMA and discover tales of Prairie Ghosts: https://www.prairieghosts.com/hauntok.html
AND you can hear for the first time or reacquaint yourselves with radio program original broadcasts like these (and many more):
1. Orson Welles – The War of the Worlds, The Shadow, The Third Man, Dracula, The Hitch Hiker, et al.
2. SORRY WRONG NUMBER – Lucille Fletcher’s Sorry, Wrong Number, written in 1943 (with Agnes Moorehead in mind for the lead role of Leona Stevenson) and first broadcast on radio’s Suspense anthology series in 1943, is the story of a bedridden invalid terrorized after accidentally overhearing a murder plot on the telephone. The program was so popular it was repeated seven more times over the 20 year run of Suspense, with Agnes Moorehead reprising her role each time.
I hope you have enjoyed our October ‘09 feature story, For Whom The Phone Rings. It will gravitate to a new location by the end of this month: https://chsclassof1963.webs.com/forwhomthephonerings.htm.
Carol Wilson-Snow (CHS 1957) and I share the byline for our November feature story, Turkey Mountain. Carol is a soulful and award winning poetess. I am pleased and proud to present to you the poem she wrote and contributed as the feature. Last winter, Carol and I climbed Tulsa ‘s Turkey Mountain several times and we have pictures to prove it! Some might say it doesn’t actually meet the qualifications of a real mountain – guess that is all in how one looks at its terrain. Trust me; when I was trying to keep my footing on the way up and again on the descent – it was/is a mountain! More to Carol’s credit: As of Summer 2009, Carol has played Aunt Eller in ” Oklahoma ” at Discoveryland for nine summers. You may want to take the opportunity now to visit her Gray Warriors page: https://chsclassof1963.webs.com/carolwilsonsnow.htm. Carol is a multi-faceted, talented lady and I am happy to call her friend.
’63 WEBSITE FEATURE ATTRACTIONS: The spotlight will be on Janie Deering-Sylvester CHS 1963 in December. Jane accepted the task of writing our Christmas story. As we start off 2010, the headliner is Mrs. Marie Rainwater’s story! As you can see, our upcoming feature story schedule is varied and exciting. You won’t want to miss ‘em!
IMPORTANT LINKS TO THE CHS CLASS OF 1963 WEBSITE:
HOME PAGE: https://chsclassof1963.webs.com
SITE DIRECTORY: https://chsclassof1963.webs.com/sitedirectory.htm
CLASSMATE STORIES: https://chsclassof1963.webs.com/classmatestoriespage1.htm
CUSHING ENTERTAINMENT: https://chsclassof1963.webs.com/cushingentertainment.htm
For those of you who haven’t heard, CHS Alumni Association has a new website:
https://www.cushingalumni.com. It’s not just about rosters and stats! On the home page right now, is a story by Ruth Clemons CHS 1955: Autumn Leaves – re-printed from The Cushing Oiler – Volume XXVIII, Friday – November 19, 1954. I have been visiting the past and have discovered stories – some written decades ago – published in Oilers and yearbooks. I will be bringing them to you via the alumni website and would love to include one of your stories! Another page on the alumni site that you will want to visit features Cushing’s first school teacher AND then and now pictures of CHS:
Taken from CHS Historical October Calendars –
Do you know the year for the events below? 1945, 1949, 1951, 1952 or 1954
(Spoiler Alert: Scroll down for the answers)
Oct. 14 – Flag Dedication
Oct. 14-20 – Oil Progress Week
Oct. 20 – Bengals romp over Chilocco Indians in second annual home-coming game.
Oct. 25 – CHS becomes “Peroxide Crazy.”
Oct. 27 – Everyone enjoyed the glass blowers this morning.
The last piece of apple pie is gone;
How did it disappear?
The bowl of delicious stuffing
Has also vanished, I fear.
It happens each Thanksgiving,
When leftover goodies flee,
And each of us knows the responsible one
Couldn’t be you or me.
The only way it could happen
Is readily diagnosed;
It must be the crafty, incredibly sneaky,
Still hungry Thanksgiving ghost.
By Karl Fuchs
Below, I have include our site’s stats that list the countries and regions of our visitors. I wish you a Happy Halloween and an even Happier Thanksgiving!
Peggy Randall-Martin CHS 1963
CHS Class of 1963 – site administrator
CHS Alumni Association – site administrator
CHS CLASS OF 1963 WEBSITE STATS FOR OCT. 2009
VISITORS FROM THESE COUNTRIES:
1. The United States
4. The United Kingdom
8. Mongolia, literally Mongol country/nation is a landlocked
country in East and Central Asia .
It borders Russia to the north and the People’s
Republic of China to the south, east and west.
9. Myanmar, Burma , officially the Union of Myanmar,
is the largest country by geographical area in
mainland Southeast Asia or Indochina .
10. Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of
Uzbekistan , is a doubly landlocked country in
Central Asia, formerly part of the Soviet Union .
It shares borders with Kazakhstan to the west
and to the north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east,
and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the south.
14. Côte d’Ivoir, formerly named,
and often referred to as the Ivory Coast , officially the
Republic of Côte d’Ivoire , is a country in West Africa .
REGIONS IN THE UNITED STATES:
OK, TX, CA, WA, FL, NY, TN, IN, MO, AR, NC, PA, VA, AL, MI, CT, MN, KS, OR, IL, MA, NJ, WI, OH, WY, AZ, CO, IA, RI, MD, SC, NE
LAZIO (ITALY), ILE-DE-FRANCE (FRANCE), TOSHKENT (UZBEKISTAN), ARAGON (SPAI N), WESTERN FINLAND (FINLAND), BIRMINGHAM (THE UNITED KINGDOM), ULAANBAATAR (MONGOLIA), SOUTH AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA), BC (CANADA), LONDON-CITY OF (UNITED KINGDOM), QC (CANADA), ON (CANADA), CATALUNA (SPAIN), PUEBLA (MEXICO), DISTRITO FEDERAL (MEXICO)
ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, RUSSIAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE
OCTOBER CALENDAR ANSWERS:
Oct. 14, 1954
Oct. 14-20, 1952
Oct. 20, 1951
Oct. 25, 1949
Oct. 27, 1945
Official CHS 1963