DUE TO PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES ON THE PARTS OF VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS AND THE IMPACT OF THE HOUSTON HURRICANE ON FAMILY AND
FRIENDS AND MANY ACQUAINTENCES, ANY PLANS FOR A MULTI-CLASS REUNION 59-64 IN THE METROPLEX ARE IMMEDIATELY CANCELED.
WE CAN INSTEAD DIRECT OUR TIME, ENERGY,AND FUNDS TOWARD HEPING THE MANY PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THIS UNPRECEDENTED EVENT.
IT IS WORSE THAN WHAT CAN BE CONVEYED TO A TELEVISION SET IN OUR LIVING ROOMS.
WE HOPE THAT
ALL OF YOU WHO ARE ABLE REACH OUT AND HELP THE BEST YOU CAN.
I HAVE RECEIEVED WORD THAT OHS
1962 CLASSMATE DON HAWKINS GOT HIT WITH A DOUBLE WHAMMY, A FLOODED HOME AND A CANCER BATTLE FOR HIS WIFE. IF YOU WANT
TO DONATE TO HIM, EMAIL ME AT THE ADDRESS GIVEN IN THE "CONTACT ME" SITE ON THIS WEBPAGE, AND I WILL GIVE
YOU A MAILING ADDRESS FOR HIM. MLM
YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT BUCKY GEER BY EMAIL OR PHONE.
HIS INFO IS BELOW :
Good morning friends,
Drinking my morning
coffee, enjoying my dry and comfortable home while watching the devastation of
the south Texas and the misery created by Harvey.....I have been made aware of
a desperate situation of one of our classmates and one of my dear lifelong
friends and am compelled to relay the situation to you.
I talked to our old
friend, Don Hawkins, who lives in Katy, Texas...just west of the Houston
metroplex. Don is a retired Houston police officer, and has attended a number
of our reunions in Odessa. Two or three years ago their home
flooded.....they had just completed repairs when Harvey arrived and they
flooded again, but much worse this time...and without flood insurance.
During the fiasco of the past couple of years his wife, Loretta, contracted
cancer and during the course of chemotherapy suffered devastating side effects
that left her paralyzed below her waist and extremely weak. At the
present time she is only able to take a few steps and requires constant
aid.....Don stays at home with her constantly. And now...the flood.
Loretta is staying with neighbors and Don is trying to salvage their
home...we've all seen the news reports and realize what is ahead for him.
So.....what to do?
I'm throwing this out to my friends and would appreciate your
consideration. I think his greatest need is cash, so we might consider a
relief fund for him. I thought I might bring this up at the
reunion? What do you think? Feel free to email or call me, and you
might forward this to other classmates.
Thanks to all,
2448 Spring Valley Drive
Bedford, Texas 76021
FROM BUCKY GEER: Several folks have emailed requesting Don's address, as they wanted to send a check now. I checked with
Don and have attached it below. Feel free to forward this to class mates.
Katy, Texas 77493