Hi Gary..I am so late in getting this e-mail off to you, but hopefully it will reach your committee in time for the 50th reunion. I am so sorry I can’t attend this great event in all of our lives. I have so enjoyed all the news and the updates on so many of my former classmates. I want to wish all of you a wonderful weekend with lots of sharing. I will try to briefly tell my story of what I have been up to since we graduated in 1957. Of course. it would take volumes to tell everything.
After school I attended college in New Orleans..Newcomb College. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and got married that summer. That was in 1961. I married Jim Barnes (class of 53). We lived in Enid for 9 more years and moved to Meridian, Idaho where we have been since. Jim has been in the insurance business these many years and is now thinking of retiring within the next year or so. We have 4 children..3 girls and 1 boy…Nancy Ruff, who lives in Huntsville, Alabama, Mary Williams, Meridian, Id., Anne Krahn,,also in Meridian. Glenn who lives in Nampa, Id. We have 12 grandchildren..9 girls and 3 boys..They have all been such blessings and we have had a great time with each one. When we moved to Idaho, we really got involed in the outdoors, camping, fishing, backpacking and just enjoying the mountains. This is such a beautiful state and we have loved our life here. We would get back to Enid occasionally as we still have family there, but most of our immediate family are gone.
Jim and I had a huge conversion experience through a spiritual renewal at our church, Presbyterian in 1972, and I might add literally turned our lives around. I had lots of grief to overcome and I lost both of my parents during the spring of 1961 while I was finishing college…I do believe I was healed through the grace of God. We are active in our church and have always been involved in marriage ministry. We are looking forward to retirement and doing some more traveling and just enjoying our families..We had planned on a trip to Alabama on Oct 12th and just couldn’t do both trips…So, I wish all of you well and thank you for your faithfulness in putting this reunion together. Give those great classmates my best wishes…I love you all and will always remember those fun and meaningful years we spent together….
Letty Goltry Barnes