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04/24/16 10:09 PM #15    

 

Larry Huff

Glen,

Good to hear that you will be a the reunion. I know that everyone is looking forward to seeing you.

Larry Huff


05/04/16 10:33 AM #16    

Jimmy R. Rose

Hello To All: I just last night got the correct web site contact name. I have been trying to find what everyone has talked to me about but was using the wrong site. Keota59.com. Simple, I just never could catch it, hearing is not what it used to be. I want to say a Great Big Thank You to All who came to our get together Friday night. I think it was very good and everyone seemed relaxed and enjoying visiting with everyone. I think I sent invitation letters to other Senior graduating classmates and other non graduating classmates and most did reply and said they could not come. But I think we did have a good turnout for a bunch of old folks,ha!  I also want to give a big thank you to Amanda off  E's Hide a Way Steak House. She and her staff did an excellent job. It is not an easy thing to feed 34 people in that short of time. I counted 34 three times but I could be wrong?  It has already been mention that we should do this again in three years for our 60th year. I am going to mark it down in my book.

It was really good to see everyone and some I had not seen since we graduated. That's to Long.

Take Care All,

Jimmy Ray Rose


05/21/16 07:41 AM #17    

 

Larry Huff

Gary,

Good to hear of your recent travels. It was certainly good to see you and visit with you at the Keota Class of 1959 Reunion in Stigler. It seems that every time we meet someone is missing because of death. Since death is no respecter of persons, all must encounter it some day. I know that you are refreshed by seeing the youth in your family graduating from college. It not only brings cheer to the body, but it also brings joy to the soul.

Keep up the planting, especially the tomatoes, because if we sow, then comes a harvest. There is not anything better than home grown tomatoes along side a bowl of brown beans, some fried potatoes and cornbread.

Keep us informed of the "perils of Gary."

Larry Huff


08/08/16 09:59 PM #18    

 

Larry Huff

Classmates,

Looks like Robert Gee and wife recently visited with Gary Ward and wife in Canadian, Texas, the home of the Wards. Wonder what they are up-to? Are any of the Keota graduating class of 1959 experiencing any burning ears? There are some pictures posted on Roberts profile timeline.

Larry Huff


11/02/16 02:13 PM #19    

Glen Watley

how many years in a century? 


11/03/16 06:05 PM #20    

 

Larry Huff

I have about reached the 3/4 mark!


11/15/16 08:29 AM #21    

 

Larry Huff

Gary,

Good to hear the latest in the "Capers of Gary." I hope the Holliday Season provides you with many opportunities to stay on the move. You know, time and new adventures are a great healer when you            have lost a loved one.

Larry


02/07/17 12:17 PM #22    

 

Larry Huff

Gary Max

It is always good to hear about your latest activities. It looks like you are staying busy, and that is good for body and soul.

Larry


12/04/17 08:06 PM #23    

Jimmy R. Rose

Dec. 04th, 2017

Hi All, let me first say Thank You Larry Huff for making this site for us 1959 grads. It is very nice.

And Thanks to Larry for his nice comments on my behalf for hosting the last reunion in Stigler.

But I guess somewhere along the way I failed to point out that I was not the only one paying the tab.

An honest oversight on my behalf and I am sorry for it.

Gary Perryman and Tilton Brown split the cost with me. Very thoughtful on their behalf. THANKS

I just was not thinking. Did not know that Larry and perhaps others thought it was just me. I just put it

together.

Anyway, It was a good get together and all seemed to have fun. We can do again if you would like.

May God Bless and a Very Merry Christmas to all and and a Happy New Year.

Jimmy Ray Rose,

 

 

 


12/05/17 09:53 AM #24    

 

Larry Huff

Jimmy Rose

I am glad you pointed out to me that Tilton and Gary-Max helped with the reunion expenses. I asked Tilton about helping to pay the bill. Tilton said that it had already been paid, and then He mentioned that you were the one who made the arrangement and everything possible. The rascal (Tilt) did not say that he or anyone else helped with expenses. I do think you for your hard work in making the reunion a success. It would not have happened with out your leadership and hard work. We need to do it again,,,,,but as always at our age, some that were at the last reunion will not be at the next one.

Larry Huff


12/05/17 10:15 PM #25    

Tilt Brown

Larry, we were not slighting you at the dinner. The reason we did not include you is because you had paid for the dinners for our "70 Reunion" in Broken Arrow, and, although we know you have means, we did not want to take advantage of your generesoty. No big deal.

Wow! Was that "70 Reunion" six years ago? Oh, time please slow down!!!

If you do decide to have another reunion, count me in. I think this class is special, and I enjoy visiting with my first classmates. Thanks for including me. Tilt

 

 

 

 


12/06/17 09:15 AM #26    

 

Larry Huff

Hey gang,

Glad to hear from everyone. We certainly had fun at the 70th birthday bash. Also, our last reunion was fun. I certainly appreciate everyone's effort to make it happen.  WE are not perfect, but we are close.

LARRY

 


12/07/17 07:35 PM #27    

Jimmy R. Rose

Hi Larry,

Well I can not find on here the story you sent me but it is a good story all though I do not remember it just like that but I don't remember much anymore anyway. That's what happens when you are 77 years old. According to Gary Max I am the oldest member of our class so that is what you have to look forward to. But it was a 1947 Plymouth that I brought between our Junior & Senior year in Abilene, Tx. working on a commericial construction job. Made more money that summer than my Dad did all year here in our home town. But I did come home and finished school barely and I am so glad I did. I worked 12 hours on Sunday at Fred Holidays Station & Store for $4.50 & lunch a day. But it help me keep it going. As all of you classmates know I was raised as poor as about anyone but I did not know that. Their was other's of you the same way but we all just dealt with it. The Lord has Blessed Me In so many ways and I give Thanks every day when I wake up. Going back to the Plymouth story which you should share on here of your mail to me their was a lot of good times in that old car. Seeing how many we could pile into it, Driving thru the fields in the Bottom and making Watermellon Raids??  And was even shot at with a shot gun in a watermellon field. Maybe I should not have told that one but I don't think it matters now. A lot of us guys hung out at Walter Vance  Pool Hall at night and drank coke with a bag of Tom's  Peanuts in it. Don't see that today. Or Pin Ball Machines. And Walt never had a Juke Box but Kid French's Cafe did as well as the Snack Shack across form the school. Being as I rode the early bus route, (7:30am) and we did not go to class till 9:00 am we had a lot of time Jitter Bugging before school. Can you believe that. But we did or some of us did. Well, I guess because it is my birthday today I am allowed to ramble on here about the past. It really was a good past and I am proud to be a part of it. I am proud to be a Keota Native.    And Larry, You should post that story.

Merry Christmas to all and good night.

Jimmy Rose


12/08/17 07:56 AM #28    

 

Larry Huff

Jimmy 

I understand how our mind can play tricks! There is a wonderful dialogue in the movie, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." Jimmy Stewart is talking  to a reporter and he said, "Over time the truth and the legend do not always agree." He said to the reporter, "print the legend." I always try to do just that!

I remember your car because you installed a radio in it and rigged a speaker in the back. I can remember listening to country music, especially Webb Pierce's "Honky Tonk" and Ray Price's "Crazy Arms." Those were the days that I could run into the wind all day. Now a little wind knocks me over. But as long as I am on this side of the grass, I am fortunate. 

You are right! We were poor by the world's standards, but we did not know it, because we were blessed in so many ways. We had food, clothing, shelter, friends, love ones and a community that cared. Keota was a good place for me, and I owe the people of the Keota community dearly.

There is a song that Jimmy Rodgers Kellough from Daisy, Oklahoma, and I wrote one night that expressed my sentiments very well that I sing from time-to-time. One verse says, "I have stood beside the ocean. I have heard the mighty breakers roar. I have been dwarfted by lofty mountains. I have seen the mighty eagle soar. But when I think that same creator, blew His breath into the sod, and in an instant a soul was fashioned in the likeness of God. The chorus says, Created in His image, though His likeness is mine, I was concieved in earthly fashion, but I have been born of the Devine. There is no hill that I can't conquer while I tread this earthly sod; I was born in the image; the image of God.

I hope you had a happy birthday and that you have many more.

Larry Huff

 

  


12/11/17 06:56 PM #29    

Wayne Perry

Messrs Larry, Jimmy, Tilt and Gary Max

I do appreciate your contributions to the well being of the Class of 1959.  I did enjoy myself on your dime.  We

do have a closeness as a group.  One would have to be one of us to understand.  If we are going to have anoither get together do it quickly,  I'm pushing 80!

 

Wayne


12/12/17 09:16 AM #30    

 

Larry Huff

Wayne,

Good to hear from you. Thanks for expressing your appreciation for the Keota Graduating Class of 1959 webb-site.

We do have a special graduation class. When I reflect on the individual members, I realize how "special."

Tilt suggested a get-together to coincide with the Keota Old Timers Day and School-wide reunion this Summer. That would also correspond with the Keota Cemetary decoration Day that is always held on the 1st Sunday of May. He suggested a reunion that included a steak cook-out at the Jimmy Rose plantation. I am all in for it.

I think I could locate some steaks, potatoes for baking, a salad, and some river-bottom corn.

We need to get everyone committed to attend.

Larry Huff


12/12/17 10:36 AM #31    

Jimmy R. Rose

Hello Wayne, Good to see your Post on here. But, If you are pushing 80 I do not know what I am pushing. As you know I just turned 77 and yes that is pushing 80 but I do not want to go their yet. I do not know how old you are, please tell us. Merry Christmas to you and yours and to all our fellow Classmates.  Jimmy


12/12/17 10:50 AM #32    

Jimmy R. Rose

 

Larry,

I just received a e-mail from Tilt about a cook out here at my place. I replyied to him I think it would be great.

Maybe Tilt can forward that to you and you can post what you want from it. It has suggestions.

It would be my pleasure to have our class here. I built a new garage last year and I have a carport as well.

If I can understand how to post a picture I will but may have to send to you and let you do that.

Tilt said that you were the cook and would handle that asspect of it,!!

Anyway, Lets put it on the Calendar and see how it comes around. I am all for it.

Jimmy

 


12/13/17 08:39 AM #33    

Wayne Perry

Jimmy if Mr Inman's math teaching is correct as I remember it, I was born on August 22, 1940 and this being 2017, I believe that would make me about 77.  Maybe I pushed the 80 remark to quickly.  I am  enjoying life, chasing my grandchildren and Greatgrand children.  Taking pride in their accomplishments and achievements.  I hope all are in good health and doing well.  May God and his Son's blessing be on all.  Have a holly, jolly and joyful Merry Christmas.  Oh yes the get together sounds good,

 

Wayne


12/13/17 06:27 PM #34    

Jimmy R. Rose

Well, I am just so relieved. I am from August 22 to December 7th younger than the oldest class member,ha!.

I don't feel so old tonight. Oh well, Wayne can carry the load  now. Now Wayne can hope someone comes out of the woodwork and claims that tiltle, Oldest Class Member.

Jimmy

 

 

 


01/24/18 07:42 AM #35    

Gary (Max Scaggs) Perryman

A cold morning in the mountains with snow on the ground out side the door.  About eight inches still there from the storm Friday.  However, this was watched in front of a television in Boise where I was visiting friends with the Jazz game playing.  Arriving home, the neighbor across the street had cleared the ten inches from my drive and walks.  I took these neighbors to the airport yesterday as they were flying to a daughter's home in San Francisco.  We have snow forecast the next two days?  That will be the pay back as there maybe two snow clearings for myself.  Whatever, it keeps you in shape and healthy, I guess.  

The week before found me in Las Vegas visiting a Perryman cousin.  No, a trip to the strip was not made as that can be a depressing place.  Over the years, many shows have been attended and dinners eaten there, but I just visit friends and relatives today.  We had a wonderful dinner at the home of a daughter.  A real pleasure to dine with great sushi and pasta.  I have picked up some interesting eating pleasures after leaving my home state.  But, my wife, Cathy was from New York of Italian decent and lived several places around the world.  We combined her experiences with the foods from Oklahoma to have interesting dinner parties at our home.  She never warmed to over cooked green beans mixed with new potatoes as she liked her beans with a little snap.  Cathy did enjoy my slow smoked ribs and fish.  

Hope to be able to make the trip the end of April as there will be many flats of seedlings growing at that time.  It remains to be seen how things go.  Best wishes,    Gary Max Perryman


04/28/18 08:42 AM #36    

Wayne Perry

Tilt

A conflicting schedule came up on the date of the get together.  Dianna and I will not be able to attend.  Meanwhile give my regards to all who show up.

Wayne


05/04/18 09:17 PM #37    

Wayne Perry

Larry

I made it to Bob's service.  Had to do a lot of squeezing of time.  Sorry to hear of Sonny's passing too.  Bob was my rodeo buddy.  He didn"t ride bulls, but he was always in my corner.  We had a lot of laughs and good times together.  Sometimes we had to get out of Dodge too.  But we did laugh later.  I hope the get together went well

Wayne

 


05/05/18 04:57 PM #38    

Jimmy R. Rose

I thought we had a very good turn out for our reunion. It was so good to see everyone there. I would post some pictures but for the most part mine were not to good. Next year we are planning on doing this again and I for sure want to get a group picture and some pictures of couples. We, The Unofficial Committee  has spoken for the afternoon on the First Saturday of May of next year for the same place. I thought it was a very comfortably  setting. We spoke  for 1:00 pm  till 4:00 pm. That has not been confirmed as of yet. Nor has the date been confirmed with the managment. Will let you know. Next year will be 60 years. Can you belive it. My how time does fly. Gary Max Perryman came the farthest I think, Salt Lake City, Utah. Thank You Gary for all you have done. and to Tilt Brown for being the one to instagate this get together this year and a big shout out to Larry Huff for the  cooking of the Steaks, Excellent job Larry.  And many Thanks to All Who were involved in making this come about. To those that prepared and to those that cleaned up, Thank You. And it was so good to see some life long friends that were not classmates but were a part of our lives in our younger days, Enos Seymore, Pat Puckett, Larry Williams, Alice Gist, & Wilma Lamb. I think it was WONDERFUL. Your Classmate, Jimmy Ray Rose.


05/06/18 10:25 PM #39    

 

Larry Huff

Thanks to everyone who helped with the 2018 class reunion. Next year will be our 60th-----need to plan something big. 

Larry Huff


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