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11/08/14 09:02 AM #128    


Emma Rieser (Borders)


Loved spending time with both you & Rick. I hope to get out your way sometime next year. I was glad so many of the class of '63 showed up for the Rust Dinner. It was a wonderful way for you to reconnect after all of these years.

Love to both of you,


12/14/14 07:21 AM #129    


James Nimocks

When I entered the big bad world of Waggener High I kept some old friends and met some new ones. Among the new "friends" were Jim Wadlington and his henchman, Dayton Stansbury, in Mrs Guess class. These were the days of pink and black, and "pins", remember those?

jim and Dayton harassed me mercilessly as preteen boys were wont to do and I did my best to avoid them, not easy when every morning they had a shot at me in home room. I was still small, maybe 100 lbs soaking wet, and probably easy pickings. Well time passed, hormones kicked in and I added pounds and inches. Fast forward to fraternity rush in the fall of 1964. I am visiting the AGR fraternity house at UK and who is standing in line greeting guests? My old pal Jim Wadlington, still about the same size he was in seventh grade!  By now I was able to look down on him and with a positively wicked smile, crunched the bones of his right hand and moved quickly on! Is that petty or what? But at the moment revenge never tasted sweeter!

12/15/14 05:46 PM #130    


Ruth Tobaben (Gilbert)

Hello to all.  I know how this may sound a bit strange, but I need to connect with a person from the class of 1968.  I am trying to find a cousin of mine who graduated from Waggener in 1968.  Any help would be great.

Everytime I come to Louisville is not the time of a Rust control meeting.  :-(  Maybe next time I will make it.

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes...being 70 is not so bad///so far.  !!


12/15/14 09:23 PM #131    


Rod Larmee

Hey Ruthie,

Who you looking for?





12/16/14 01:39 PM #132    


Richard Dicter

Hi Ruth--

i'd glad to try to help you but do you know the city/town for your cousin and the name would help of course?

Hope you're doing well.




12/17/14 08:03 PM #133    


Ruth Tobaben (Gilbert)


I am trying to locate my cousin, Batty Reeb (Holtsinger)...who knows if she is still married.  She graduated from Waggener in 1968.  So fa,r free google searches have not been helpful.

I ran into her about 8 or 9 years ago at Kingfish down on River Road when I was visiting my Aunt Ruth in Louisville.  Recently my aunt passed away at a ripe old age of 95...almost to the end she was such a "steel magnolia".  She had no children of her own.  According to KY law all of her blood relatives need to be notified of her death.  I am the exectutress of the  :-(  I have found everyone else!  :-)  

When I went onto the 1968 Waggener site I noticed she was one of the ones "lost".  I never thought to use the Waggener connection to try to find her.

Thanks for your offers of help.


12/19/14 02:40 PM #134    


Robert (Mickey ) Lunsford

Ruth I could only find this Rroger and Betty Holsinger @ 4362 Peck Pike , Milton  ky or 25 Morehead Ct Milton Ky Same phone # for both 502-268-3882.

12/20/14 09:46 PM #135    


Ruth Tobaben (Gilbert)

I think you migh be onto something.  Somehow this rings a bell with me.  You are the greatest!  I wll let you know how it goes.  I will call this number tomorrow.  :-)  Class of '63 still rules!

12/22/14 07:21 AM #136    

Sharon Dickison (Magruder)

A very Merry Christmas to all.  May the new year bring you good health, happiness, and all you deserve in the coming year.


12/23/14 10:21 PM #137    


John Koon

This is just a great internet site.  Thanks to Ted Witte for organizing, designing, and maintaining it.  Ted: a great job.  And judged by the consistent use it gets, the class really appreciates your efforts. 

(To the extent that others participated/participate in this effort, thanks to you also.  I just don't know who you are.)


12/24/14 09:28 AM #138    


Jeanne Hathaway

I'll second that motion, John!  Thank you, Ted, as always, and a big shout out to everyone else who contributes content. From what I can tell by talking to other friends we have to be the most connected high school class in the country!

01/21/17 12:44 PM #139    


Jennie Donnelly (Green)

Thanks to Ted for adding the survey for the 55th reunion. Are all of you looking at the 2018 calendar? I notice that most people voted for June 9, 10 and 11 for the dates of the reunion. In 2018, those dates fall on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Was that the intention? Just wondering...

01/30/17 06:33 PM #140    


Ted Witte

Ted Ogle has an article in the Courier Journal about "Don't Privatize Air Traffic Control."  Here is a link to the PDF file for reading:

06/05/17 11:33 PM #141    

Sharon Dickison (Magruder)



,Hi All.

Not sure this is the correct place but I thought it would be fun to write down memories of our beloved teacher  Mr Ben Huff Averitt who just passed away.  He called me a rose between two thorns because he always saw me walking between the two Schueler brothers.  A story I found numerous was one where he told us how he caught a cheater in one of his classes.  He suspected this student of cheating but had not been able to catch.  After giving a test one day as he was grading the tests he caught the culprit.  The student sat behind this particular student and on one of the questions wrote "I don,t know."  Mr A laughed as he graded the cheaters test.  He had finally caught.  His answer to the same question was "I don't know either."  He enjoyed returning that test to the student.  Ha ha  Mr A told this story about where he was when he heard about the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor.  He was out side playing basketball.  I think he was 16 at the time.  That is all I have right now.  Does anyone else have stories they can share about this very special man?  I would love to read them.  I just got a lovely card from his niece, Carol, telling me how much he enjoyed hearing from all of us.





06/08/17 05:09 PM #142    


Heather Scarlett (Hurley)

Marilyn Osse Downs is coming to town to attend Ben Averitt's funeral on Friday and Saturday. She'll be staying in Crescent Hill at her sister's, 904-315-6291 and would love to connect up with others that are going.


06/21/17 03:34 PM #143    

Gary Gerlach

Hope to get to Nicholasville.  Leaving Birmingham Friday morning right behind Cindy and follow her to KY.  Depends on how much flooding here.  

06/22/17 06:05 PM #144    


Heather Scarlett (Hurley)

I think Emma, Graham and Ed are planning to go but I can't remember if they were going on Friday or Saturday.  


10/30/17 11:15 AM #145    


Ted Witte

I just made my reservations (airline, car and hotel) for the reunion.  In case anyone else needs to know here are some more details on the rooms at the Brown Hotel:

The Deluxe Room (announced already) is $159.00/night, however if you upgrade to the Club Floor Deluxe room you get food and drinks (a lot of us did this last time and it was worth it).  Price for the Club Floor Deluxe is $199.00/night.  Self parking is $20/night or $24/night for valet.  They said I could cancel up to June 6th (I'm checking in the 7th).


Check in: 4:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM

Early Departure: Checking out prior to your confirmed departure date will result in a $50 administrative fee and/or forfeiture of any remaining deposit balance.

Payment Type: The credit card provided is to guarantee your reservation only. This card will be charged a no show fee of one night room and tax if your plans change and you do not cancel your reservation. All major credit cards are accepted as payment at time of check-in. Cash is not accepted at check-in; however, we are happy to accept cash as payment at check-out.

Incidental Charges: A minimum hold of $40 per day, placed on your credit/debit card, is required for incidental charges.

Parking: Self parking is available at $20 plus tax per night, or if you prefer, valet parking is $24 plus tax per night.

Shuttle Service: We are pleased to offer our guests complimentary shuttle van service to and from the Louisville International Airport. Once you have landed, please call 502-736-2985 for shuttle pick up.

Directions: Click here for directions.

Restaurants: Join us in the English Grill, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant serving American cuisine with a Kentucky flair. Click here to make your dinner reservations.

J. Graham's Café, our bistro-style restaurant, offers breakfast and lunch. J. Graham's serves "Louisville's Finest Gourmet Lunch Buffet" as well as the legendary "Hot Brown", which has been featured in Southern Living, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, on the Travel Channel's Man v. Food, NBC's Today Show and on Diane Sawyer's "Good Morning America.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Brown Hotel. Please call us at 502-583-1234 should you have any questions, or if you would like to change the details of your reservation.

The Brown Hotel Reservation Team


10/31/17 01:51 PM #146    


Emma Rieser (Borders)

Thanks, Ted, for all the info.


11/01/17 06:51 PM #147    


Martha Robertson (Puckett)

Thanks Ted!  See you in June!


11/02/17 02:40 PM #148    


Jennie Donnelly (Green)

Thanks for posting all of this information, Ted. I was unaware of what the Club Room was last time and so did not book a room on that floor. Your post got me started. I just booked my room on the Club Room floor, giving me additional opportunity to visit with classmates. You, Heather, et al. might want to make a point of its advantages when you send out registration materials. A complimentary breakfast is served there as well as drinks, etc. in the afternoon. Also, if you make your reservation by phone and ask, certain complimentary accommodations can be made to the rooms on that floor for those who are collecting titanium joints like I am. 🙂Looking forward to seeing you all in June!

11/04/17 11:45 AM #149    


Martha Robertson (Puckett)

Ted found out more information than Marcy and I found out in 3 visits, lots of emails and even more frustration! Thanks again Ted!

11/04/17 12:15 PM #150    


Martha Robertson (Puckett)

Ted found out more information than Marcy and I found out in 3 visits, lots of emails and even more frustration! Thanks again Ted!

11/16/17 07:22 PM #151    


Heather Scarlett (Hurley)

If anyone has some free time to help with the reunion, we need some volunteers to make phone calls to locate classmates.  Please let me know if you can help.  


Heather (


03/10/18 04:10 PM #152    


Ted Witte


The Reunion Committee has finalized the plans for our special weekend June 7th-10, 2018 for the Class of '63 and we hope that you will make a special effort to participate and join us in this event!

There are registration deadlines that may need your action soon:
Day at Churchill Downs:  Payment and registration must be received by April 7, 2018  *
Both Cocktail Parties:  Payment and registration must be received by May 14, 2018  *
Wildcat Golf Outing:  Payment and registration must be received by May 30, 2018  **

* This gets sent to Elly Henderson       
**  This gets sent to Marcy Meyer Suter

Please visit our Class of '63 website at , log into the website and click on the tab on the left of your screen "55th Reunion - Events and Registration" to get more information, details and be able to download the registration forms.  Note there are two (2) separate flyers to download:  55th Reunion Flyer/Registration and the Golf Outing Flyer/Registration.  You will need to log into the website in order to view and download the flyers.  If you have a problem remembering your password, please click on the FAQ (left side of screen) and follow password retrieval instructions.  If you need additional help or want the forms sent to you via e-mail please contact Ted Witte at

The preference would be to have you register and send in your money by snail mail using the flyer registration forms.  If you can, we would also appreciate you registering on-line so that we can get an electronic record of the people that are coming to the reunion.  You can also print out your electronic registration and mail it with your check (except for the Golf Outing).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in June!

The Reunion Committee

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