Post by Darfoolie1961 on Oct 3, 2004 0:35:01 GMT -5
I graduated in '79. A few days ago I was looking at my old yearbooks and was surprised at how many of my classmates from first grade at Viper Elementary '67 through high school were gone. I'm sure I don't know of all that have passed. But here are the ones I do know of. Some information may be incorrect working on memory.
ANTHONY COUCH class clown to know him was to love him. Motorcycle accident 11-12-78 didn't get to graduate with us.
CONNIE ROARK Beautiful, smart girl, could have been anything she wanted. Auto accident 6-24-78 also didn't get to graduate.
DAVID MAGGARD Mining accident I think around 1987
GLENN WILSON not sure of cause of death or when, remember being told he had died.
HAROLD LLOYD WILLIAMS again not sure of cause or when, just remember being told he had died.
MARCIA CAMPBELL, car accident, fiance also killed. Within last couple year, not sure of exact date. Was a great friend of mine and I truly miss her.
JAMES HAMILTON, died from short illness in the last 2 years, not sure of exact date, was my first boyfriend in 8th grade, a real sweet heart, miss ya.
TROY SPENCER cancer 2004
There are probably others who have passed away that I don't know about but I miss all these (Kids) thats how I remember them, you know people you go to school with so well then you graduate and get on with your lives and rarely see each other but still there is a bond there and I hate to hear of any of my classmates passing.
If any one knows of any other classmates from Dilce Combs 79 class please post.
I am sorry if this is posted twice I hit the wrong button before I was finished.
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Oct 3, 2004 9:52:12 GMT -5
Hi Kimberly, I heard about your husband then I saw your post last night. I was so sorry to hear about him. I knew his familly when I was growing up. His Mom and Dad and the kids all went to church at Wabaco when we were little. He had a nephew killed recently also didn't he? I'm like you... too many way too young. I know your going through a rough time right now, I live close if you need anything let me know.
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Oct 5, 2004 15:44:21 GMT -5
Rootbeer28 there was 2 James Hamiltons that went to Dilce Combs. The one your referring to graduated a few years before '79 He lived up Right Fork at the forks of the road if I'm not mistaking. Wasn't he outside hunting or something and just fell over. He was way too young also. He was a great guy too. It's sorta funny that 2 guys with the same name went to the same school and both died so young.
Hey Darfoolie I didn't know that the older James had died. I don't know where my mind was. I think sometimes until it hits home you don't realize how precious life is. I remember riding the bus up in right fork and the older James always made us laugh. It is sometimes hard to laugh now and when we do it just doesn't feel right. Catch ya later.
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Oct 5, 2004 22:13:24 GMT -5
Yah both James's were probably the same age at the time they died.
I know you hear the same old stuff from people. Life will get good for you again. I'm not going to say it gets easier but you will find things to smile about, and to laugh about, sometimes it may be a bittersweetness, like you will get grandchildren (and love them like nothing else) but then you will wonder how their grandpa would have loved them. Know what I mean? But you will be happy again.
I know some people don't believe this but I feel that those who have gone on somehow look down on us. I got lost once, on my way home, took the wrong exit. ( I think I have some sort of directional dyslexia, if there is such a thing. ) Anyway Daniel -my son- started laughing and said "I bet papaw is up in heaven rolling around laughing at you he always said you couldn't find your way out of a paper bag" I told him if papaw was watching he better help me find my way back on the right road, by this time I had turned around trying to find where I went wrong. Somehow we ended up going in the right direction I still don't know how I found the right road so easy. Guardian angel I guess ?
Dennis and I lost two babies after Daniel was born I didn't think I'd ever be happy again. I knew I had a lot to be thankful for but still I wanted those babies. Now I have two granddaughters that are wonderful. I have 3 healthy kids (grown and almost grown) and I have two beautiful little angels waiting on me in heaven.
You know everything happens the way God plans. (Maybe you don't want to hear that either) but he has been looking out for you. You went to college and got an education, there was a reason for that, maybe God was helping you with the education so you could provide for yourself when you had to. Does that make any sense? Sometimes when writing something it sounds different then a person means for it to.
I know your hurting and all this stuff happens way before we think we are old enough for it to. I will be praying for you and again if you need anything let me know.
Hey Darfoolie John always had no sense of direction, it was always a joke between us. After we fought when he got us lost. I know there are reasons for everything. I also know it is my calling to be a therapist, counselor or work with those in the mental health field, that is what all my former clients used to say and it does feel right. I need to get back to school and get my bachelors degree. I needed time to think or pity myself one, lol. I am really enjoying talking to you. Ever thought of doing therapy? Today is a better day than some others. As sad as it is, life does go on, but is meant to. You stay positive. I didn't know about your babies. They are truly angels. yes, what you said truly makes sense. Are you still working at the same place? Catcha later.
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Oct 8, 2004 4:10:59 GMT -5
Funny you mention me being a therapist. Remember in 8th grade everyone use to tell me about their problems. Randell Sumner was so in love with Betty and wanted me to fix them up, James fell in love with Linda and wanted me to get them together, after we broke up I wanted to be a psychiatrist then, Mom said I got too personally involved and that I would end up going crazy, so I let go of that notion. Yah I still work at the same place, went to the hospital for about 7 months. Didn't like being cooped up inside, all the time. I like what I do, I get to help people and be outside. Gonna be late for work, catch you later, Hang in there
Hey yea, I remember how in love Randall was with Betty, they still aren't they? You know it is hard not to get too involved, but that is one thing that you have to do or you will go crazy. It was something that I had a hard time with when I first started working, not feeling like you did enough, but then you learn that there is only so much you can do and to do your best. when you work in the medical field whether what you do or what I did, mine was more social work and we tried to cover it all, is a hard but very rewarding field. If you are like I was it was not because the money was that great but it was pretty good, and the reason everybody works. Tell me something, is it unlawful to not pull over for an ambulance. There was one on 15 the other day that people would not pull over for, only me and 1 other car. Have a safe day.
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Oct 8, 2004 14:51:48 GMT -5
Yah you are suppose to yield to any emergency vehicle, whether it's police, fire department or ambulance. When I took my driving test the book said to pull to the right and the emergency vehicle was to stay left of traffic it was passing. I don't know if the drivers manual even discusses what to do now days, no one seems to know that's for sure. Some go right some go left others stop right in front of us and we're blocked and can't go anywhere. Then when we get where we're going the family screams at us for taking so long. The other vehicles on the road complain we drive to fast, the people needing an ambulance say we take too long. ggggessshhhh what do we do.
Darfoolie You guys do what you are supposed to do. I know when it is a family member of mine in there with you all I just want people to get out of your way and let you do your job, what you are trained to do. To me it is so simple, but not everybody agrees with me, I guess they are just wrong, lol.
Glenn Edward Wilson was killed in a truck accident around 1989 or 1990, I use to know the date, time, and second, but have tried to only remember the good things. He was in a truck in Little Leatherwood and went over a 150 foot cliff and the truck landed on him. He was in the truck with Jeff Pratt. Jeff lived.
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Nov 5, 2004 2:33:19 GMT -5
Hi Misdonlaine, I don't know who you are but I take it Glenn was dear to you. He was in my freshman algebra class in Mr. Cornetts room..He always ended up at the opposite end of the hall around home ec. and I would have to go look for him and show him back to class. I saw him a while before he passed away he was wearing a leg brace from a bad fall. I always liked him and hated to hear of his death.
Post by misdonlaine on Nov 5, 2004 14:13:50 GMT -5
Yes Glenn was and is still very dear to my heart. I don't want to go into detail, but if you want to know some more about him after school just email me. email@example.com but put that you are from this message board or about Glenn. Yeah that leg brace! He wore a complete leg cast for about 3 months before that. He was at the top of I can't remember which historical site it was but fell down a steep hill and broke his leg in alot of places. I would get tickled cause I would see him limping down the road to come and visit. We lived up a steep hill and it would take him about 30 alone to climb that cause he couldn't bend that leg but he climbed it to see his nephew who was about 3 or 4 years old at the time and loved his uncle dearly. Many times we would holler and ask if he wanted us to drive to the bottom of the hill and pick him up since it only took a minute but he would say no cause that way he got to spend more time with his nephew hollering back and forth as he struggles up the hill. I miss him dearly and always will. donna
I had a brother named Randy Lewis that went to Dilce around that time, wonder if anyone remebers him. Randy was in a wheelchair and was struck by a car in 1987. He was currently attending college at UK when he was hit crossing the street in his wheelchair. If anyone remembers him give me memories to keep and treasure. thanks Paula
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Jul 11, 2005 18:49:21 GMT -5
I heard Charles Roosevelt Combs passed away..I don't know if he graduated with the class of 79 but I know he started out with us and was with us through the JR. year. He was such a character in high school always had a smile and was friendly and fun to be around. Looking thru my yearbooks so many have passed away. It's hard to believe.
Post by Darfoolie1961 on Jul 11, 2005 18:53:03 GMT -5
Hey guys I was just reading some of the post, sorry hadn't done that in a while, Julia I know you I didn't know your brother married Carla, do you mean Rick and Terrys sister Carla or Marsha's sister Carla. I also remember Randy we had a big surprise party sorta deal for him before he left to have a surgery or something I know he had a brother Marty. Randy was a sweet heart. Was he killed in an auto accident in Lexington?