Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ruby Lewis Upsets Favorite Mallory White to Win County Cross Country Championship

Sophomore Ruby Lewis (George Jenkins) won the girls individual county cross country championship.  Lewis posted a time of 20:24.79, edging out Lakeland Christian's Mallory White (20:29.84) - Link to The Ledger Article.  The time is actually 20 minutes, 24 seconds, and 79/100 of a second.  The race is approximately 3.1 miles or 5 kilometers.

Ruby is the granddaughter of Ronnie (Hotdog) and Carolyn Lewis.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

John Goddard Shares a Video of His Model Trains

John Goddard has constructed a building on his property that looks like a locomotive caboose (see image above).  John and his wife, Kathy have done a professional job in assembling this project.  The detail is intricate and amazing.  John and I have put together a video that he wishes to share with his classmates and friends.  John has ordered two hot air balloons for the airport and a few other items, so an update may be coming soon.  Here is the link to the video - John Goddard's Trains.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Coral Clark, Wife of George Clark, Has Passed Away

George & Coral (Hutchens) Clark

Sadly, our classmate, George Clark, has lost his wife, Coral, to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Below is a link to her obituary - Obituary for Coral Clark.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bobby Surgeon Passes Away

I have learned from Dave Bayhan that Bobby Surgeon died from a heart attack.  In addition he was suffering from metastatic squamous cell carcinoma, as was chronicled in our class blog in the year 2009 - Article in Class Blog, 2009

Bobby expressed a desire to be cremated and buried at sea.  Dave reports that Bobby’s wishes will be carried out, and he will be buried at sea off of Anna Maria Island.  No memorial service is planned, and to Dave’s knowledge, there will be no obituary in The Ledger.

Dave told me something that I had forgotten or never knew.  This is that Bobby had a career in professional water skiing.  I searched the Internet, and I found three links, all of which deal with the very early years.  I am including below three links, all of which navigate to very old newspaper articles.

1958 Atlantic City Water Shows

1958 Barefoot Skiing,2402158

Bobby Surgeon jumps 100 feet in 1960

Helicopter Spin