Submitted by John McElligott

Don’t pick a fight with an Old Man, cause you may get what’s comin’ to ya!

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered . . . not yelled.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life . . . Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around . . .

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.  

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming…YEEHAW ~What a Ride!”

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

 Life is too short for drama or petty things, so laugh hard, love truly and forgive quickly. Live while you are alive. Live this year better than you lived last year. You might not get a second chance

“Coffee with the Doc” -Tim Ridley Show-Sirius XM Radio Ch. 146

On the Road with Man’s Best Friend

Dr. John’s Furry Friends: Gypsy, Rascal and Harley

Life as a truck driver is an adventure on the road, and having someone to share that adventure with is an important topic to discuss.
They provide excellent companionship and can provide a lot of positive health benefits. Whether you are a truck driver or just a Frumpy Mumpy, there are a lot of positive reasons to get a pet. A pet will help you laugh and laughing is good!

People with pets often experience greater health benefits than those without pets.

  • Traveling with your pet can lower stress and results in a happier and safer driver.
  • Research shows that people with pets have lower blood pressure
  • Playing with a dog, cat, or other pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
  • Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
  • Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.

Mental Health Benefits:

  • Less likely to suffer from depression if you have a furry companion that provides unconditional love
  • Reduces anxiety: pets can help to ease your anxiety.
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Details for the 1961, 1962 & 1963 Combined High School Reunion

Submitted by John Nobles

Dear MHS LHS 1963 Classmates, 

    With pride, joy, and great pleasure you are invited October 7 & 8, 2022 to your ~60th High School Reunion for the Midland High School and Lee High School Class of 1963, universally recognized as the greatest class that ever has been or that ever will be.  

     ‘Twill be one, for the aged, I mean the ages, a Reunion, a Joyful Frenzy and a Extravalaguuza all wrapped into one, with fun, food, dancing and firewater. So mark you calendars this very day and plan to join in catching up and reminiscing. There will be a 15 cent fine for those willfully not attending.

Please Come! Can you believe it’s been ~60 years?

Very Best Wishes,

John Nobles 


Lynne Stoltenberg Ray 

Specifics as below:

Motel Accommodations for our class of ’63 is:

Hilton Garden Inn Midland

1301 N. Loop 250   (Corner of Loop 250 and Deauville Blvd.)

Midland, Texas 79706

Front Desk Phone for making reservations:


Use Code: “REUN63” if you book rooms through Hilton Honors app

The Rate for our rooms is $119.00



Fees or cost that we will need to collect as soon as we can get a good head count for the activities and meals. This cost info will be forth coming and where to send your payment by check or cash at sign in for the weekend. No credit or debit cards please as we are not set up to take them.


Friday the 7th there will be (for the MHS LHS Class of 63 only) a get together and social at the Hilton Garden Inn Midland Ballroom with a meal of Hamburgers and Hot Dogs along with dips and chips. There will be a cash bar for your drinks. You can pay for drinks with credit or debit cards or put on your room. The time is still in the planning stage. 

Saturday we have the bar reserved for those that want to watch the 11 AM Texas/OU game at the motel, or planning another activity.

Saturday Evening starting around 6:00 PM: Bar-B-Q & Barn Dance, Social visiting, with cash Bar at Brushy Creek Barn on The Polo Grounds.

Brushy Creek Barn is an ideal venue with lots of space to visit in large or small groups, listen to the music, eat and dance! We all grew up with the greatest music of all time, we will enjoy reminiscing the evening away.

There are plans being made for Buses for transportation to and from the Party at Brushy Creek Barn. We need a head count very soon so we can reserve the bus.

All of the Reunion Planning Committee are working very hard to make this the best MHS/LHS reunion yet. We have the Classes of ’61, ’62 & ’63 and we are planning to invite other classes of the ’60’s to purchase tickets for the Saturday Evening Event. Any and all contact info will be appreciated!


Replying with your current contact information, emails, phone #, address.

Answer these question:

____Will Attend  #______Attending

____Will not Attend

____Do Not Know

____Would Like To Participate and help  (note specific interest of help)

____Would you use the Bus transportation on Saturday:# ______to use.

Optional: You might attach a brief sketch of your life history, accomplishments, thoughts, resentments, memories, etc. …

Please direct replies and questions with “Reunion 2022 for Class ’63” in the Subject Line to:

John Nobles    jnobles3@aol.com


Lynne Stoltenberg Ray    lynneray@sbcglobal.net 

Your responses will save a great deal of time in confirming contact info, head counts for meals, buses and helping to oversee the events for this Reunion.