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  Judy Garringer McCurdy (JudyGarringerMcCurdy)
Posted: 10:33:53 pm on 8/2/2006 Modified: Never
 
<font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black"><FONT face=Verdana color=black size=2><FONT face=Verdana color=black size=2><FONT face=Verdana color=black size=2> <P><FONT face=Arial size=3><FONT size=2><EM>Well, our tadpole days are over, <BR></EM></FONT></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=3><FONT size=2><EM>Feeling older, tired, and broke; <BR>Can't hop as high, can't catch no fly <BR>But at least we haven't croaked.</EM></FONT> </FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=3>It's me, your crazy classmate who got married in February of our Senior year.  Who was that little bitty English teacher who got so worked up about it?  She didn't need to worry.  We've been together for 40 years!  He's still the one!<BR>Our son taught Math for a number of years, including a semester at Will Rogers.<BR>But he's happier now running his own Greenhouse/Nursery business.  Our daughter got a degree in Photo Journalism, and enjoys a career in Sales.  And her husband, the attorney, has much more fun teaching school and coaching.<BR>Ron is "retired" and spends 40 hours a week doing Fire Protection Design and countless hours at the Greenhouses.  I've gone from being a Mom to being a Dot Com.  My hobby of entering Sweepstakes has turned into an online business. I love it, even though I work 7 days a week.  You can see my website at <A href="http://www.sweepingamerica.com">www.sweepingamerica.com</A>.  Click on STORY to see goofy pictures. I have little life offline except for daily visits to mother at the nursing home.  She's 92! The rest of the time, I'm at home in Broken Arrow, in front of my computer with my Siamese cat, Password, in my lap.  I'd love to hear from you old Ropers!  Email me at Judy@sweepingamerica.com</FONT></P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=3></FONT> </P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=3></FONT> </P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=3></FONT> </P> <P><FONT face=Arial size=3></FONT> </P></FONT></FONT></FONT></font>
 
  Re: Judy Garringer McCurdy (Bill Goree)
Posted: 5:25:58 pm on 8/3/2006 Modified: Never
 
<font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black"><P>Judy</P> <P>I must admit I do not remember you from Rogers but I am sure you are talking about Mrs. Griffin the English teacher who objected to your marriage. Thank you for proving her wrong. She never hesitated to voice a very loud opnion. I remember her getting very mad at Susie Schmidt for talking "in that squeaky voice". Susie said she could not help it, her voice was just that way. Mrs. Griffin then launched into a tirade that embarrsed Susie and the rest of us in the class. Funny what we remember isn't it?</P> <P>Hope to see you at the reunion.</P> <P>Bill Goree</P> <P> </P> <P> </P></font>
  Re: Judy Garringer McCurdy (JudyWinIt)
Posted: 7:04:26 pm on 8/14/2006 Modified: Never
 
<font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black">Bill, I was thinking it was Gibson...but Griffin could be right.  All I remember is a tiny little person who had everybody shakin' in their boots.  I'm pleased to have proven her wrong.  Although Susie Hinton has outdone me by far when it comes to putting English teachers in their place!   Judy</font>
  Re: Judy Garringer McCurdy (Guest)
Posted: 8:49:32 pm on 8/14/2006 Modified: Never
 
Mighty Madge Gibson--what a tiny terror. In all fairness, though, a good English teacher. We had several very good English teachers,<BR>except for one or two...<BR>Susie Hinton
  Re: Judy Garringer McCurdy (JudyWinIt)
Posted: 9:10:15 am on 8/15/2006 Modified: Never
 
<font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black">Oh YES!  Madge Gibson!  Thank you, Susie!  You're right too, she was a good English teacher!  And after she spotted my wedding ring and pitched a fit about "Where do you think you are going to live?" and "How do you intend to support yourself?", she did say that I had always been very responsible and perhaps we had a chance.  And after that, when she called roll, she referred to me as "Mrs....I'm not going to learn a new last name this late in the year!"   Which I thought was quite amusing.  I'm still amazed at the hold she had on us.  I've never seen a teacher with that kind of control over a class.  Judy</font>
  Re: Judy Garringer McCurdy (Scott Baker)
Posted: 6:43:53 pm on 9/20/2006 Modified: Never
 
I would have KILLED to have had High School English teachers who actually inspired me, instead of ME inspiring and challenging them! I had clock-watchers, card-punchers. While not untalented, they did nothing to make me want to read more, create more,or write more. Let's face it. There's nothing to be developed by diagrahming sentences, although Mr. Hinkle did encourage me a bit creatively and recommended my writing to others. Laree Hubbard, in her one year in the Tower Room, helped me grow forward in the theatrical realm by recommending me to Miss Chinn and Miss Niles. But she was still a non-inspired clock puncher regarding her classes, even though she was most complimentary regarding my writing projects. Sorrowfully, I used to see Mr. Hinkle on the street downtown as he went to work at The Tulsa World. The lousy pay he made teaching us made him teach two non-inspirational jobs. No wonder he lost his passion for his subject. He even took a creative guy like Jim Downing and tried to fit him into the stupid strata of the educational system, holding the brilliant young man back a year. BAAAAD MOVE, MUTHA! Shame!<BR>As far as Julia Rackleff was concerned, she knew her subject, said the correct things and knew enough to let me just be creative. She actually loved her subject, and didn't make anybody do stupid things like "diaghrahm" sentences. She even praised me when I made the Dean's Honor Role in College. Others had trouble with her, but not me. I just wanted to be inspired and excited by my English classes all the time, and found that if if it were to be, it was up to me. When it comes to English, I hope I at least learned the language.
 


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