BOBBY WAYNE GOODWIN
By Herman Ratcliff
In Memory of Bobby Wayne Goodwin who died
June, 2007in San Antonio, TX. of cancer
By Herman Ratcliff
In the spring of '51 the bream were biting on Bistineau. Bobby Wayne,
Charles Hennigan, Lonnie Wheeler (I believe) and I cut class and headed
out. We rented 2 boats at One Legged Hortman's Camp and paddled to Byrd
Island. Both boats had a good catch.
A couple of days later in Mr. Miles' Geometry Class, he was at the board
proving ASS or was it ASA. Bobby Wayne at front of class, left side. I
was also also at the front but on the right side. The two of us began
pantoming our great catch, bait up, toss out, set hook, big fight and
finally to the boat. During one of my big fights the class giggles and
noises turned into a crescendo and turned Mr. Miles right in the middle
of my struggle. "Out, Herman, and do not come back until you can
behave". I made two rounds of the building . Came back in sheepishly and
sat down. I received no penalty.
Third, best of all---I watched Bobby Wayne two or three times at a
basketball pick up. He had unbelievable moves: jumps while twisting and
turning, blind passing--blind shots, cuts and moves.
But in the 50's this was called show - boating and not for the team. Same
thing saw Dr. J and Michael Jordan held back till they turned pro.
Submitted by Herman Ratcliff, Class of 1953
BOBBY WAYNE LIVED IN OAK RIDGE
Submitted By Ronnie
Bobby Wayne lived across the street from us on Roosevelt Street in Oak
Ridge. I don't know the relationship but there were two boys and a girl
alsol a grandmother who lived there. Their names were Cecil and Jerry
Baldwin. The girls name was Margrett Ann. Their mother's name was Lois.
Bobby Wayne was a super fast pitch softball pitcher. Cecil is deceased and I
haven't heard from Jerry or Margaret since I left Oak Ridge. If anyone know
Jerry and Margarets whereabouts I would like to hear from them.
Thanks, Ronnie, Class of 1961