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02/20/19 05:28 PM #33    

Wayne Perry

Larry

So sorry to hear of the passing of Gordon.  I remember he was good for a laugh.  And Donnie, he has his funny moments, as I remember.

 

Wayne

 

 


02/21/19 09:46 AM #34    

 

Larry Huff

Wayne,

Both Donnie Falconer and Gordon Stanley were good people. If you were their friend and needed help along life's highway, you could count on them. Donnie was never alone! From conception, through birth, and during his early years, he shared life with his twin brother, Ronnie. During his adult years, he shared his life with his wife and soul mate, Kathy. He shared the day of his death with his longtime friend, and graduation classmate, Gordon. And even in death Donnie does not have to stand alone!

Larry


02/21/19 03:09 PM #35    

Jimmy R. Rose

To Larry & All,

Donnie and Ronnie and Gordon and  of course my cousin Dub were very close in our late teenage years

17, 18,19, 20.  And my cousin Jody Shepard as well, he hung with us a lot. He was about 3 years younger.

Donnie and Ronnie and I hauled 

most all of the baled hay off the big Zigler Hay Meadow East of town. What a summer, hot is not the word.

Put it in the two big barns that were up on the hill at the ranch. I can't remember but I think it was like 250 

tons in each barn.  I just spoke with Ronnie a short time ago and he is doing pretty good. Just like me, we 

have run our race. I have been very sad since Dub has left us but this makes it even more sad. 

May they Rest In Peace. 

Jimmy Ray Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


02/22/19 08:28 AM #36    

 

Larry Huff

We do have precious memories!


05/31/19 01:58 PM #37    

Jimmy R. Rose

Hi All, This is to Larry Huff really. I do not think I or anyone else pointed out the fact that Larry furnished all the meat and cooked it this year,2019. Althought I did have a little Birdie fly by and said to me that Betty Kay did the cooking with Larrys instructions from the couch,ha!  Larry had a bad fall and cracked some ribs a  day or two before our planned get together. Thank You Larry and Betty Kay for all you have done this year and years gone by. And yes, I beleive we have a special class. And Larry I hope you are doing better now and healing up. 

It was so good to see some classmates that I have not seen since we got out of school and went on our way. Carolyn Corder, Edna Lowe  and a couple that were not class mates, Alice Gist, Joyce Falconer who were friends to our class. And classmate Genelle Stanley and Hazel McCullough and Peggy Kinsey and Dennie Locke I have not seen since we got out of school. Maybe next time.

For those that could not make it this year, maybe next time if we keep on keeping on? 

May God Bless and Keep You All,

Jimmy Ray Rose

05-31-2019


06/01/19 11:50 AM #38    

 

Larry Huff

Jimmie

Thanks for the kind words. I am glad there was a good turn-out! I posted some pictures on the recent pictures page of our web-site. 

Larry


06/05/19 11:44 AM #39    

Jimmy R. Rose

Glen, No, Keota did not have any flooding that I know of. We did have a lot of rain and more to come.

The Arkansas River is beginning  to recede in Tulsa, Lots of damage. Down stream at Webbers Falls 

it was completly under water, over roof tops. Ft.Smith had its flooding but is recedeing some now. 

From there to LittleRock and on to the Mississippi is still flooded. If we do not get more rain up in North 

Central Oklahoma things should start to level off. Keystone Lake is leveling out.

Hope this gives you some answeres.

Jim Rose


06/06/19 08:33 PM #40    

Jimmy R. Rose

Larry may have made a post about this and I did not see it.

Their is a Memorial Service Saturday, June 8th. at 2:00 pm for Donnie Faloncer at Cache Cementery & Church.

I had planned to be their but other family commitments will keep me away.

My Prayers to Ronnie and all the other family members. So sorry I cannot attend.

Jim Rose


08/23/19 01:00 PM #41    

Wayne Perry

Larry and Jimmy

Thanks for the reminder.  Now I can look forward to 80.  I'm Still chasing my grandchildren and greatgrand children as fast as My metal/plastic knees will allow me.  Life has had a rough spot or two.  But mostly it has been good.  You are still a special group of people.  Wayne


08/24/19 05:06 PM #42    

Jimmy R. Rose

Well Wayne, It is better than pushing up Dasies. Yes, Life has had a rough time or two but I am still kicking buttt and taking names, ha.  And life has been good to me also. Hope to see you sometime before we make that "80" mark. Come by and visit sometime.  Your Classmate & Friend, Jimmy Rose


11/14/19 04:00 PM #43    

Jimmy R. Rose

Hey Larry, Thanks for the post about Mary Belle Clay. So sorry that she has left us. She was a good person and I remember her well. They lived just East of me one mile. I would have football practice and would have to walk home from school and lots of times she would be headed home at the same time and would stop and give me a ride home. I know a lot of our class thought she was a little dinngy and flighty but I always liked her and thought she was a good person. May she RIP, Jim Rose


11/17/19 06:59 PM #44    

Wayne Perry

Jim I'm sorry to hear of Mrs. Clay's passing. I do believe she did at times teach from the heart.  Not always from the head.  She allowed me to pass algebra!  Take care, Wayne 


10/15/20 08:50 PM #45    

Jimmy R. Rose

I buried my Son today. He was 55 on July 25th. We are not supposed to outlive our children.

He was a Good Son, Husband & Father and love everyone fiercely.

My Thanks to all who have sent mail & text to me. Thank You All so much.

And Thanks to who ever let Larry know and he made a post.

And Thanks to Larry for having this school web site.

Jimmy Ray Rose


10/19/20 12:31 PM #46    

Wayne Perry

Jimmy I am sorry for your loss.  Please accept my condolences.  Wayne


11/25/20 01:12 PM #47    

Jimmy R. Rose

Thank You Gary Max and a Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Very nice letter to us all. Yes, This covid has got things in a really big mess. We try to be as safe as we can but we see a lot of prople here that are not. I just cannot understand some people and their thinking. But as I read somewhere you cannot fix stupid. You just have to stay away from it,ha. I will be eighty soon and a lot of my mates will be also but I am in pretty good health, just feeling old but Thank the Lord for every day. As a lot of you know I lost my Son a short time ago, just devestateing. We are not supposed to outlive our children. Will be a sad  Holiday for us, Greg so loved the Holiday dinners. He was full of life and loved his wife and children very, very much. We were all very close. But life goes on for the living. His pasing was very sudden, You never know when the Lord will call you home. So Mates, May we all stop at some time this Holiday and give Thanks for everything and every day we have. Greg was only 55 years old. I was blowing and going at that age as was he. He had a massive seizure and heart failure  and passed in a couple of hours. May God Bless You All, Jimmy Ray Rose


02/06/21 03:36 PM #48    

Jimmy R. Rose

Hello to all. Another year has passed us by and I do not have a clue where January went cause we are now into Feburary. Lou and I are doing good, Thank the Good Lord. So I am 80 years old now, cannot believe I have live this long. And Wayne, I have not caught up with you,ha! I think you are still the oldest in our class. And Yes, We had a good bunch in our Class. Sadley a lot of them are not with us anymore. My prayers go out to all  that have lost a love one. It is a very tough thing to get thru. Have not heard anything about the Old Timers Day in first weekend in May. Decoration Day also that weekend. I will try and find out and let all know. As with everyone I am very tired of this Covid Stuff, sure will be glad to get rid of it and back to life. If some of you have some special question about something here in Keota jus ask, I will do my best to find out for you. Of course their is not much left of the town we all new growing up. It is Sad. But for me it is still home for me. Thankfull I own and live on the 40 acreas I was raised on here. Never in my wildless dreams did I ever think about being here. But I have been here 20 years now.

OK all, Take Crare & Be Safe at all times.

Jimmy Ray Rose


02/15/21 11:17 AM #49    

Wayne Perry

Jimmy welcome to the 80 club.  It is not really bad up here.  Kindly like looking down on creation, and wondering how I managed it this far..  I'm still chasing my grandchildren and great-grandchildern and am amazed of their success and accomplishment.  Knowing me it is amazing of what they are doing.  Have a happy, snowy week and take care of yourself and yours.  Same goes to the 59 Class.  Wayne  


02/16/21 10:28 AM #50    

Gary (Max Scaggs) Perryman

Good day to you former classmates in the south lands.  The snow is coming down hard now and I have to make a trip downetown in the mess.   There is about nine inches on the ground now and coming down hard. However, you win the temperature prize as it is one thirty-six degrees here.   There are no rolling blackouts and I do not have to worry about playing games on the computer and being stopped by a powerout.   

Do hope your weather improves and I wish all you eighty year olds the best.  I have a little more time below that age of honor. Wish all the very best and may your weather improve soon.  Gary Max


02/16/21 08:13 PM #51    

Jimmy R. Rose

Hi All,

For all you mates that live in a waemer climate be very Thankful. This last four or five days here in Keota have been awful. The worst weather on record for one hundred and fifthteen years. Yesterday was a high of nine degees high and last night was eight degress BELOW ZERO with eight inches of snow. and wind so we have some driffs that are pretty deep. They are predicting eight inches of snow again tonight but not quite so cold, ten degrees tonight. But as all ways here in Keota just wait a little bit and it will change. Going to be in the middle fifty's this weekend. Can't hardly wait. My Best to all and may you have good year. Be Safe & Take Care

Jimmy Ray Rose


03/06/21 11:36 AM #52    

Wayne Perry

Larry and Gary Max

Sad to hear of Glen's passing.  He was one of the guys that we would go possum chasing in the woods., or other nocturnal creatures we could jump.  we never caught a thing, the fun was the chase..  We made our fun in Ye ol Keota town.  Thanks for the heads up.  Take care..

Wayne 

 


03/24/21 10:51 AM #53    

Gary (Max Scaggs) Perryman

As our minds age, we forget a few things and the suddenly pop back to the surface.   When I was in Fort Walton Beach, I mentioned having dinner at the Watley home.   Glen's wife, Elaine prepared a wonderful Italian meal as she was Italian from New Jersey, My wife, Cathy was Italian from the Bronxs, New York and I had many very good Italian meals over the years.  As we sat enjoying Elaine's work, I asked her where she met Glen.  She told me at a USO dance in New Jersey.  I came back with, At a dance, Glen was from Keota and there was little dancing.  She went on to tell me what a great dancer he was.  How much she enjoyed dancing with him.  Knowing Glen and Keota, that was a most interesting part of the evening.  As I noted earlier, Glen had a wonderful red sports car without  a ding. It was very noticable as we drove to his home.

All goes well here as I finished my COVID shots on February 4th.  I have loosen some, but still half hunkered.  My son, Ted and wife, Stephanie will be here for my 80th birthday.  Not that that is unusual to us, I am now in my 49th year of kidney failure. What an experience that has been.   I have a very wide group of friends here who do a good job of taking care of me.  Both children live in the east where they went to college. Julie lives in Alexandria, VA and Ted in Tampa, FL. I see them very little with our current enviroment.  Wish all of you well. And, I liked your story, Wayne.  Gary Max


03/25/21 10:53 AM #54    

Jimmy R. Rose

 

Good story Gary Max, Thanks for sharing. And their was dancing in and around Keota, you just never found it.

For one the Shanty Shack on the East side of the school where buses loaded and unloaded was my beginning of learning to dance. Most buses run two routes in the morning. I was on a first route and arrived at school at 7:30  to 7:45 and class did not take up till 9:00. The shack had a Juke Box so guess what, we all danced before class. Mostly Jittybug because that was poplar then and a few slow ones. What fun times and memories. Most of our class mates that lived in town did not get up that early but us country folks did. I usually had milked two cows and slopped the hogs and fed the chickens before getting on bus. People today talk about the good old days, well, yes and no. I do not want them again. The middle fifty's was some good times but for poor folks it was not. No electricity till I was 15, no running water, wood or black coal for heat, big gardens with lots of canning, and no Air Condition. Look at what we have today. I am VERY THANKFUL.  Jimmy Rose


03/25/21 05:36 PM #55    

Gary (Max Scaggs) Perryman

Thanks, Jim for the intelligence information.  I figured there had to be some location for dancing as there was in  Owasso.  That is where we moved from Keota to be followed by Tilt and Jim Brown a couple years later.  I guess  a preachers kid could not be trusted.  We did some folk dancing with Mrs. Clement often in the early years.  I was even asked in Owasso to teach a couple to be used in plays.  I sure missed out early, but there was dancing at Oklahoma State where I went to school.   

Talking about the morning chores and being a town kid, we had them at our place.  A couple of cows and lots of chickens.  Had no pigs in town, but we had an old mine mule.   There were some stories there.  I almost forgot, we did have rabbits in hutches.   The house did not have inside water the first couple years, but we had eletricity.   When at my grandfather Perryman's place near Sayre, OK. There was a lot of cows, hogs, chickens and a horse or two.  No inside plumbing or electricity.  Just lamps and lanterns to work or socialize.   We had cows in Owasso, but it was a long way out there to tend them.  Had cows and horses at Fort Gibson. The  cows were not too far from the house, but the horses were three miles north up toward the lake on the Grand River.  I got to walk that a few times to tend the four horses there.

 As to the good old days, they did not exist.  I always remembered my grandmother saying, " Never give me the good old days."   Gary  Max 


04/27/21 08:11 PM #56    

Wayne Perry

Larry

Thanks for the notice about Roy.  I remember him being  somewhat shy.  He was one of the possum hunters along with Glen and the rest of us.

Take care.  Wayne

 


06/18/21 08:27 PM #57    

Wayne Perry

Larry,

Sad to hear of Miss Barbara's passing.  She was a kind and friendly soul.  I recall she had a good voice and could carry a tune. Thanks for the heads up.  Take care, that goes for everybody.

Wayne  


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