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 OK, Late with Valentines Day,
but early with President's Day















Presidents' Day is celebrated in February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February.


George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. When he was born, America was not a nation yet. It belonged to England, a country across the ocean. People in America didn't want to belong to England so they fought a war to become a separate country. George Washington was an American general in the war. America won the war and picked a new name for itself: The United States of America. George Washington was elected to be its first President.

A legend is told about George Washington as a boy. Young George had a new hatchet and with it he cut down a small cherry tree. When his father saw the tree, he was angry. "George," he said. "Did you do that?" George was afraid to admit that he did.

Nevertheless, the boy decided to tell the truth. "Yes, Father," he said, "I cut down the cherry tree with my hatchet. I cannot tell a lie." George Washington's father was proud of George for telling the truth.


George Washington Activities:


Printable Coloring Pages
Just click on the picture!


Washington Word Search

Special writing paper for George Washington here!


George Washington Recipe

Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

1 teaspoon vanilla
2 sticks butter or margarine
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
maraschino cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the vanilla, butter, egg yolks and brown sugar until creamy. Add the flour and salt and mix well.

Have the children roll the dough into 1" balls and place them on greased cookie sheets. Have the children make a thumbprint in each ball and then place a maraschino cherry in each thumbprint. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. (Makes about 3 dozen cookies)


Abraham Lincoln Activities:


Printable Coloring Pages
Just click on the picture!


Lincoln Word Search

Special writing paper for Abraham Lincoln here!

Abraham Lincoln Recipe

Celebrate ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY with your child or the children in your class by making Miniature Lincoln Logs! Here's how: Bake a white or yellow cake mix in paper baking cups as directed on the package. Cool and remove from papers. To form logs, put two cupcakes together end-to-end with ready-to-spread chocolate frosting. Frost sides, leaving ends of logs (tops of cupcakes) unfrosted. With small spatula make strokes in frosting to resemble bark. Decorate each log with a hatchet cut from red construction paper.

An art idea sent to me for making a log cabin:
We have the shape of a small house and open door cut out. The children glue this onto construction paper. Next they glue small pretzel sticks onto the house to resemble logs. Inside the door the children are given a shiny new penny and identify Abraham Lincoln's face on it. They glue it inside the open door. We talk about how log cabins were built prior to making our own.

Sherry sent in this great Lincoln activity below. Thanks, Sherry!

Read Just Like Abraham Lincoln by Bernard Waber.
Compare/contrast Mr. Potts and Abraham Lincoln (appearance, when they lived, occupation, clothing, height, favorite things to do, etc.)

Marilyn sent me this great Abe idea. Thanks, Marilyn!!

My students are studying Abe and we have really taken off on quite an expedition. Here's a fun activity--My children were impressed to find out the Abe was 6'4" tall--the children took large paper --and my best artist drew Abe--we measured him to be the exact height he was--the students were amazed at how tall he was. Then I took a Picture of each student standing in front of Abe-- they'll take it home to remember our thematic unit--

The kids are also in the process of finding out how big the log cabin actually was-- we'd like to find out it's measurements--as we'd like to make a floor model of it--and then see how it is that 7 and sometimes 8 people lived in that cabin--do you have any information on how big it was??

**webmaster note! does anyone have the answer to this? Please email me if you do! Thanks!

Marilyn wrote back with the answer to her own question:
"I found out through another source that the cabin was 16 y 18 feet--my kids and I will go outside and measure it--it should be fun to do--I just have to wait for a warm day here in NY--hopefully it won't be too bad next week. It's his birthday and the kids are thrilled to be celebrating it instead of Valentine's Day--who would have thought it."


I hope you have enjoyed these Presidents' Day Activities! If you have any suggestions, please contact me!

For some more great Abraham Lincoln fun, please visit Abraham Lincoln Research Site. Near the bottom of page, you'll find some great stories about the Lincolns and animals...there are stories about goats, dogs, and even a White House Turkey!

For some more great President's Day fun, please visit and!



Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 in 1809. Things were different then. When Abe was a boy, he lived in a log cabin. A log cabin is a small house made out of logs cut from trees. His father cut down the trees and made the cabin.

There were no electric lights in the cabin. Young Abe read books by firelight and drew with charcoal on a shovel. Abe's family was poor. Often he went barefoot because he didn't have any shoes.

When Abraham Lincoln grew up, he studied hard and became a lawyer. Then he was elected to be a law-maker. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States.


The pictures of four Presidents are carved
on a big mountain. Can you name them?

Back in Seventeen ninety-six
Is when this Holiday began
For the birthday of ol’ George
At least that was the plan.
It was his last full year
Of his Presidency
Born February twenty-second
Or the Eleventh, ‘cause you see
The old calendar was different
Than the one we use today
And some celebrated one
Some people on the other day.
By the early Nineteenth Century
Celebrated every year
Birthnight Balls were held
Taverns reveled in good cheer.
Public figures gave their speeches
And Receptions given by a few
Then along came ol’ Abe Lincoln
His Birthday in February too.
In Eighteen and sixty-five
The year after Booth’s fatal shot
Both House’s of Congress gathered
For a Memorial and solemn thought.
Not a Federal Holiday like George’s
But legal in more than one State
And then a Resolution was enacted
Back in Nineteen sixty-eight.
They made the third Monday of the month
To make for a three day weekend
To honor Washington and Lincoln
And this story comes to it’s end.

~Del "Abe" Jones~



Take heed of the following: 
This comes from Dr. McClurg via Dr. Harris. 
They wanted to share this with the classes,
as they feel it is something that could save
your life as well as that of a classmate or friend.


I hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!
1.   Let's say it's 7:25 pm and you're going  home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
2. You're really tired, upset and frustrated.
3.   Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw.
You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.
4.   Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.
5.   You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating  improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
7.   However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
8.   Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and  coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood  circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.
9. . Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!
10. . A cardiologist says: "If everyone who gets  this email & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.
11.   Rather than sending jokes,  please ....... contribute by forwarding this email which can save a  person's life....
12.   If this message comes around to you  ..... more than once..... please don't get irritated..... U need to  be happy that you have many friends who care about you & you are being reminded of how to tackle.... Heart attacks.... when you are alone



                              Hog Hunters - 2019
This photo was taken on April 26th, 6 days later our
friend Joe Perkins passed away peacefully in his sleep.


    For all us po' folk not lucky enough to live near
our favorite lake, enjoy a bit of nostalgia ~







Now, THIS is what makes life worth living!








My beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren!
I love them with my whole heart! So blessed!





























Links below are to Ron Munden's photos -
Class of '61s recent 55th Reunion activities.  
As would be expected, they are professional quality, and for sale through his website.  I expect to receive other photos from the Reunion in a few days, and will place them in a new special Class of '61 55th Reunion Photo album.


from Soff  CLICK ON JUKEBOX  for Doo Wop Music
Choose and play the oldies, like we first heard them.



  Happiness starts with a smile...

  …….we all need a good laugh to start our days!
The Contagious Power of Laughter...Too Much Fun 

When you think of riding the subway, laughter and joy aren’t the first words that spring to mind.  It’s a cramped place full of grumpy people either coming home from a bad day at work or are just generally upset.  Yet if you’re lucky enough, sometimes you can find happiness in a subway train.

One such magical moment was captured when a Belgian advertising agency working for Coco-Cola hired an actor to randomly start laughing on the train.

With the tagline–“Happiness starts with a smile”– their new ad aims to bring a bit of joy to everyone’s day.

Just watch and we dare you not to let out a small giggle, too!

Sound on? 


Born Again American



See the beauty of Caddo Lake -
Start the video, then move cursor onto bottom right hand side and click on the small box for full page view.



                                  TEXAS TENORS
Bill Peteet thought a little Patriotism was in order at a time when our
Country seems to be in such turmoil, and I agree.



JUST FOR FUN - Click on icon in bottom right hand corner to
 enlarge screen.



Watch this - Too Cool and Funny


Take a trip through time and history on your way to the top. 



from Bill Peteet - SENSATIONAL
                Like Whose Got Talent from Holland


Another Got Talent not to be missed - THE ILLUSIONIST


Beautiful rendition of the National Anthem in a
Hyatt Regency


Living the Good Old Days (Click pic)

The Irony of Aging

                   1960                                                Now 

Long hair

Longing for hair



Acid Rock Acid Reflux
Moving to Calif because it's cool Moving to AZ because it's warm
Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
Seeds and stems Roughage
Hoping for a BMW Hoping for a BM
Going to a new, hip joint Receiving a new hip joint
Rolling Stones Kidney Stones
Screw the system Upgrade the system
Disco Costco
Parents begging you to get your hair cut Children begging you to get their heads shaved
Passing the driving test Passing the vision test
Whatever Depends


































thank you Harriett Eaker Adams



Doug Moseley's daughter Lujenna, surprises Cathie at the Brown Pig
during our 55th Reunion.









                 Lehman Ryan's wife passed and her funeral services is scheduled for December 29th.  See more on the Marshall News page.




Good Memories

One more for the Stagecoach Road?










from Susan Hardy Vanhorn - STREET SINGING
Martin, a baker in Holland for 32 years, out of a job, began
Street Singing.  Stop the player above, before listening.



from Susan Hardy Vanhorn -    Les Flashmob Prodiges




Click on NEW sign to see another
fun musical flash mob video.
via Bill Peteet




CLICK on the Jukebox for songs from the 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s.
from Sam 


A Capella version of the Eagles' Hotel California



            How cool is this?  Our first military service photo.
      Boot Camp - Gerald (Soff) Watson & Ross (Abber) Ayers






 Class Photo Gallery


Share your Adventures

Been relaxing in the mountains?

beachcombing or maybe sailing?

or soaring with the clouds?

If you have pictures or videos, post them

Here - '60 or Here - '61


Hey, some of us have to live vicariously! 







                Click here to get your screen cleaned   

Cleaner may take a minute to upload.



This is the Marshall High School classes of 1960 and 1961 Website. What started out as a reunion website evolved into a "Stay In Touch" with classmates website. Each Classmate and our Guests have a personal page that is set up so they can share with us the things that have been going on with themselves and their families since High School.  This is a great place to brag on your children and grandchildren, share your experiences and plans.  Feel free to "link" your Facebook, My Space, You Tube, etc. to your personal page. Insert recent photos of you and your family, add your "since I left MHS" history, etc. 

The site will be updated, active and useful for as long as class members want it to be. Update your personal information anytime you wish, and encourage other classmates to continue updating theirs.  When you enter the Home Page, there is a box in the upper right hand corner that will indicate who else is using the site.  To send an Instant Message to that person, simply click on the box and type in your message.  When they get your message they can immediately respond.   One can also go to the Message Center and contact anyone in the classes and/or our Guests, to begin a dialogue.  

Addditionally, there are website Administrators available to assist with preparation of your personal page, as well as respond to questions you have about the site. They also, check new data entered by classmates to assure that it is admissable. for the class of 1960 and for the class of 1961. 



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Don't hesitate to contact us.        We LOVE feedback.

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Stick with this.  You'll be glad you did.

"Getting Old" with Mary Maxwell

Thanks to Jane Walker Payton for this video.



Here is a bit of nostalgia, Mr. Neely, Henry Moyer (Bill's dad), Bushe
Morgan, Carolyn Abney, Joe Gouden, Max Lale and others.