Yet Another Unlabeled Group Photograph
Whispering Hills Country Club was the site of the 15th Reunion of the Oklolona Class of 1950 held 19 June 1965. I know that, not because my parents went, ate, danced, and visited, but because they didn’t, so my grandmother sent a photograph of the event to my mom, along with the clipping from the newspaper.
A list of the graduates who attended by row includes:
Donald Adams, Lawrence Hardy, Kenneth Dungan, Gene Steiner, Philip Bordan, Bobby Watson, Earl Cundiff.
Sally Bruner Butler, Maren Antes Hardy, Janet Fleirhaar Simon, Joyce Brooks Palmer, Eleanor Priest Metcalf, Jean Rusch Tong, Jo Ann Edwards Bruner, Doris Morrison Cundiff, Geneva Hoagland Dickerson, Alleen Watson Wilson.
Bessie Dykes Childers, Helen Higgins Griffin, Beatrice Wathen Ashe, Jean Waters Holts, Drosi Schaaf Bertelkamp, Aline Blake Snider, Charlotte Vowels Knabel, Delores Perkins Anderson, Josie Greenwell, Mary Brooks Stivers, John Rice, Maurice Gilpin, Valeria Hood Henthorn.
Herbert Riggs, Raymond Riggin, Leonard Tabbe, James Dearing, Raymond Keelan, Henry Allgeier, Ella Kerr Smith, Dorothy Cavanaugh Stivers, Joe Metcalfe, Pat Fischer Baumgartner, Juanita Sturgeon Wulf, Jim Amburgey, Alvie Bruner, Don Parrish, Wally Baker, Mike Dubick and Frank Arnold.
As many times as I have counted, there are 48 people in this photo. I have no way of knowing which which 47 names I have and which one is missing. There are two men’s names in the third row and I only see one man. The last row seems fine at first and then gets a little higgledy piggledy, with way too many of the faces obscured on the right hand side.
However, I would bet that all of those 47 names could be attached to one of the people in the photograph, and while I don’t know who isn’t listed, my feeling is the back two rows are suspect.