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Once A Westerner,
 Always A Westerner



We would enjoy having as many of your class of 1953 join us if they wish. We are meeting May 11 and 12, 2012, because of the LISD recognition of the State Football Teams on the evening of May 12.

If you or any of your classmates have any questions, please call me at
806-795-1829, or write me at 4405 Ninth Street, Lubbock, TX 79416, or email OurayFan@AOL.com. I do not know when John Dudley will get the invitations out to the athletes about the banquet. It will be at the Merket Center at Tech and is late afternoon on the 12th and the banquet following. Bill Dean said it will be business dress. Our events are true West Texas dress--some business casual and the others dressing as they want to, ha/ha.

Thank you for sharing this with your class; and if you know of any 1954 Westerners that want to join us, please tell them to notify me.

Any of my committee members can help with information: Billy and Joan Sims, Carl Brown, Berwyn Tisdel, O.C. Madden, Ramona McLaughlin, Quatha Baker, Peggy Edmonson, Ann Duval, Mary McCowan, Mary and Benny Short, Charlie Wright, James Bell.

Looking forward to seeing some of the Class of 1953 join us.

Charlotte Branum Northington

MAY 11TH - MAY 13TH, 2012

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FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2012

8:30 AM Golf
Shadow Hills Golf Course
Carl Brown, chairperson (806-795-4912)

6:30-10 PM Reception
Lubbock Country Club—Ballroom
Cash bar and heavy or ‘devours
COST: $30
(There is an elevator available)

The committee selected a reception instead of a dinner so we could mingle more. Our previous receptions have been very nice and the food is always exceptional at the Country Club


10:30 AM Gathering at Lubbock High School Cafeteria
Tours through the building should one wish to go down memory lane

11:30 AM Brunch in LHS Cafeteria
Catered by an outstanding caterer
in Lubbock—Honeychild Catering
COST: $15

There is a handicap entrance to LHS on the north side—by the old basketball gym, the present library

1951 and 1952 State football teams will be honored by LISD at a late afternoon reception with a banquet following. This will give many classmates an opportunity to have private gatherings with some of close friends.

SUNDAY, MAY 13TH, 2012

Should you be able to stay in town until Sunday, you may want to attend your former church (many are still having worship in the exact same place as in 1952).

If you would like to join Quatha Power Baker, Charlie and Sue Wright, and the Northingtons, we will be at the Downtown Bible Class (the one your dad probably attended). This class meets in the former First Presbyterian Church on 14th Street in the 1500 block. It is inter-denominational and singles and couples are welcome. Quatha is the present president (first woman president of Downtown Bible Class) and Charlie Wright will be our president beginning the first Sunday in May. It meets at 9:00 AM for coffee, rolls, and fellowship; singing of favorite hymns at 9:30; and the KFYO radio station broadcast our lesson beginning at 9:45 AM. We are through by 10:15.


The reunion committee did not select a central place. Lubbock has several motel chains and a new hotel (Overton Hotel 806 776 7000). Many motels are on Loop 289, the mall area, and around Texas Tech.


If you have not visited the following, you may want to visit one or more Saturday afternoon:

    Veterans Memorial
    National Ranching Heritage Museum on TTU campus Southwest
        Collection  on Texas Tech University campus
    Silent Wings Museum
    American Wind Power Center (East Broadway across from
        Mackenzie Park), great windmill collection

New construction around town has certainly changed the landmarks of Lubbock. Some areas are improved and some of our “ole” landmarks were difficult to see go.


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