BABY WEEK

Compliments of Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964

The info under Jimmy Batton's ... his dad was Jack (James B.) and his mother was Alice Shurtleff... Doris was his aunt... he complained loudly in later years because his mother put those "button-on" pants on him...

Submitted by Joan Wiley Luck, Class of 1952

The Late Great Goose Batton born and reared on Goodwill Street, son of Red and Doris, brother of Jackie and Dot, and Officer to to rest of us.  We lost him too soon. (Class of 1961)

In Memory of James H. Batton born 23 April 1943 died 1 November 2000 age 47, Interred Section C-1 Minden City Cemetery;  1 Lt US ARMY  VIET NAM "A friend to the community. "

Submitted by Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964

Thank heaven for little girls, cause little girls get to be MHS Pep Squaders someday! 

Eve, Baskerville, 1964

The info under Jimmy Batton's baby week photo should read... his dad was Jack (James B.) and his mother was Alice Shurtleff... Doris was his aunt... he complained loudly in later years because his mother put those "button-on" pants on him...

Submitted by Joan Wiley Luck, Class of 1952

The Late Great Goose Batton born and reared on Goodwill Street, son of Red and Doris, brother of Jackie and Dot, and Officer to to rest of us.  We lost him too soon. (Class of 1961)

In Memory of James H. Batton born 23 April 1943 died 1 November 2000 age 47, Interred Section C-1 Minden City Cemetery;  1 Lt US ARMY  VIET NAM "A friend to the community. "

Submitted by Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964

 

Here Comes the Judges Son & the son of Dr. & Mrs. Sam Williams

Submitted by Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964

Submitted by Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964

Here she is in all her toddler glory. Isn't she lovely? Mary Ann Ratcliff, graduate of ? ___1961?

Submitted by Eve Baskerville

Mary Ann Ratcliff Williams graduated 1960 and she lives here in Granbury where I live.  She is married to Bob Williams and he retired from Ford Motor Co.  Did a lot of traveling going behind storms, etc. and writing up cars that had been damaged from the storms.  Mary Ann sells real estate.
Submitted by: Mary Elizabeth Richardson Bevill (Class of 1960)

Mary Ann Ratcliff's mother, "Fay", at one time worked as a secretary at the Coca-Cola Co. and her father, "Stone" , worked as a salesman there .  When Mary Ann came along, I thought she was the cutest little girl I had ever seen.  She is a beauty today...in looks and soul. Today she lives in Arizona.
Nan Hunter Castle, Class of 1953

That is Mary Elizabeth Richardson, class of 1960 and Thomas Allen Richardson, class of 1963  

Identified by Waynette Farrington Sharon, class of 1964 

and Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Submitted by Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964

 

Who knows this precious child with her handsome Daddy?  Popular in high school and smart as well, Martha has a brother named "Stump"  and a mama who taught us all and sold us encyclopedias.  She is teaching school today and participating in the Ghost Walks and a vital part of the Webster Parish community.     Submitted by Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964

Does everybody from the 1964 class remember this Pep Squad member?  She always was a charmer . . .could have won an Emmy with this picture.    Still living in Minden  ... come on out to celebrate with the Class of 64 at our quarterly dinners Emmy!  We would love to see you. 

The Minden Herald - April 28, 1944 - Dickie Davis

Our Baby of the week is Dickie Davis.   He is married to the former Marshia Melton and still lives in Minden. 

Marilyn Brown, two year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Davidson Brown and

Anna Roberts, two year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs.  Willard Roberts 

This week our our baby stars are:   

Marilyn Brown, and Anna Roberts, graduates and 1964 and friends all through school started off having tea parties, moved on to being girl Scouts, then became lovely young ladies, wives and mothers. 

Marilyn became a teacher and lived most of her life in New Orleans where she died last year. (Around 2006) 

Anna is married to Pete, had two children and travels all over the world but still manages to get back to Minden to visit sister Lyda and her friends at reunions.

Submitted by Eve Baskerville, Class of 1964
 

Stevie Fombie - 2-1/2 years old

From Pin-Up Baby to Policeman to Politician

We just never new about Henry Fomby's Boy

He is a true Servant of the People

And could do a mean "alligator" on the dance floor.

I am sure Carl Shaw has a silly nickname for Steve

but  to all of his dance partners and to Mrs Fomby -

he answers to "Lightning".

Your Rockin Correspondent,

Eve 

Speaking of Sammy Joe, here is a precious memory for everyone who knew him when . . .

We knew him as a Player, a Coach, and a Man among Men

But Who Knew Him as the Admiral on the Good Ship Lollipop??

Your Wistful Correspondent,

Eve

P.S. I will never tell ALL my secrets but you should know that Goon is James Hampton, the for Master Chief Naval Officer, presently retired from a  decorated career  in the Navy which say action in the Far East, (as in Vietnam) South (as in New Zealand) and now Far West as in Seattle.  Jim is also a Basketball Scout for the University of Phoenix.  He didn't graduate with us but went to MHS in 1961 and 1962.  

Seedtick is Danny Nation is  the former  Consummate Cotton King of Webster Parish now married to

Mrs. Nation  who deserves him far more than I did.  Danny graduated with us in 1964.  His  twin sister one of our cheerleaders,  Diana also graduated with us but we lost her to a tragic accident only a few years later.  Seedtick is a silly misnomer because Danny is a giant of  man who walks tall and runs faster almost as fast as Hoss Langley-  I oughta know - I chased him all over Richardson St when Uncle Pat Nation wasn't looking. 

Here are a pair of  little bitty buddies from the neighborhood near Tillman pasture. 

Eve Baskerville on the occasion of her 1 year old birthday and Jerry Rodgers judging from the lack of a cake ... perhaps a little younger.  I'll bet Aunt Lucille from "The Little Store"  fixed him one when the time came though! 

And for your information, Carl Shaw . . . I didn't even know Goon or Seedtick until you double-timed me with Debra Blankenship and broke my little heart.  It is a good thing they were waiting in the wings or I would have never have recovered.  And just where were you when Jim made his visit home last week? 

Your travelin correspondent back from N'Awlins,

Eve

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Because of this picture I have been in many movies, always starring as the service station attendant that you see way in the background, washing a windshield. Also, because of this picture, I have invested heavily in the oil business. Just today I invested $75.00 to fill my truck.

If you will notice, Cheryl is just below me in the paper, dripping ice cream all over my new blue jeans.

I always had a crush on Eve but she was always too busy noticing Goon Hampton and Seed tick Nation. This caused me to marry my first and second X wife from Doyline.

Did anyone notice, in the book "MINDEN" that more than half of the starting team on that '64 Team went to WESTSIDE? Just goes to show you doesn't it? Clearly a superior bunch of kids.

Carl Shaw

Today's Baby Boomer is Petite

She is Cheryl Miller Benit.

Still married to MHS  basketball star Jerry

 and proud mother of New Orleans attorney  Keith. 

She is known to Maddie and Jonathan as Cheddy
Her brother Charles graduated from MHS in 1953.

In this picture she screamed for ice cream

Pop made sure she had all she could eat

Today her tastes leaned toward cream brulee

As a hostess and  a gardener she is better than Martha Stewart

As my friend she is better than chicken soup or

      turnip greens, or black-eyed peas, or corn-bread or peach cobbler or . . .   

It's Carl Shaw.  A man had to do what a man had to do.  Some men had to wear suspenders and a belt to keep their britches on.  Carl only put the best in his customers' cars. Ethyl or Ntane.  It was all good.    Carl did us proud as a member of the 1964 MHS State Championship Football Team Today he attends to the environment of north La.  knowing the forest from the trees.  He is married to sweet Brenda and has a barnful of grand-young-uns.  He has also been know to tell a tall tale or two.    Write in and tell us what I forgot Carl,    Your joyful correspondent, Eve

 

James is in Olympia, WA, on business and sent me an e-mail in answer to last night's updates that I forwarded to him.  He told me to look at the picture of Carl Shaw at the Conoco gasoline pumps.  Michael worked for Conoco for many years and he's going to send the picture to him to see.     I had forgotten that most service stations had a pump "named" Ethyl.  lol    I don't remember N-Tane but this was 3 years before I was born, too.  Anyway, if you want to date the picture, James noticed that the license plate on the car is from 1940.   I don't know if you noticed that. What kind of car is that (Chevrolet?) and what year?  I tried reading the words on it but can't quite make it out. 

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961

 

Doug McCrary, Class of 1958

How about if I do a Baby Boomer of the Day?  And today is . . . Drum Roll please, Lane Davidson..............................................................................................................................