Saturday, August 9, 2014


Good Morning, Class of '64

Celebration - Susan Brasch
Reflections on a High School Reunion

Robert Koehler
 I can't believe how much I enjoyed seeing these folks, for unexpected and stereotype-disrupting reasons. "Nostalgia" and "the good old days" and other such words and phrases simply don't capture it.
My friend Malcolm, who went to his big five-oh a year ago, said to me afterward, "There's something very spiritual about a high school reunion. 
It's about life and death." 
(to read more go here:

Surely, I can't look that old!

While sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist, I noticed his DDS diploma, which bore his full name.

Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 40-odd years ago.  Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then?  

Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Waseca high school.

"Yes.  Yes, I did.  I'm a Bluejay," he beamed with pride.

"When did you graduate?" I asked.

He answered, "In 1959.  Why do you ask?"

"You were in my class!"  I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely.  Then, that ugly, old, bald, wrinkled, fat ass, gray-haired, decrepit SOB asked, 
"What did you teach?"

 Once Upon a Time
Robert Goulet - 1964

Program Guide

for the

Tygarts Valley High School
Class of 1964's
50th Class Reunion
August 9-10, 2014

 Front Cover:

The Old Tygarts Valley High School Building – Mill Creek, WV

Tygarts Valley High School

Class of 1964
50th Class Reunion

August 9-10, 2014

Inside Cover: 

Tygarts Valley High School Alma Mater

Close beside the Tygarts waters
Of historic fame
Stands our dear old Alma Mater
Glorious her name.

Nestled in a quiet hamlet,
Neath the azure blue,
Sends she forth her sons and daughters
Loyal, loving, true.

Fondly in our memories resting
Happy gladsome days
Still to thee dear Tygarts valley
Offer we our praise


Lift the chorus
Send it onward
Loud her praises ring
Hail to Thee
Dear Tygarts Valley
Hail all hail we sing

The Old Tygarts Valley High School Building

Page One:

Welcome to the

Tygarts Valley High School

Class of 1964’s

50th Class Reunion

Graduation Date

May 29, 1964


50th Reunion Date

August 9-10, 2014

Page Two:

                           TVHS Class of 1964                          

Principal R. W. Schoonover

Class Advisers: Robert Bell, Charles Poe, Freda Dumire

              William Alexander             Margaret Gear            Delbert Salisbury

              Dariel Arbogast                Denny Gibson              Linda Scott

              Gary Arbogast                  Elaine Gum                Larry See

              Kayleen Arbogast              Jerry Haddix              Mary Shiflett

              Randall Arbogast              Charlotte Hannah          Virginia Shoulders

              Delores Armstrong             Leon Hardman             Sharon Shreve

              Jean Barrickman              Delbert Harris             Peggy Simmons

              Diane Bennett                Kenneth Harris            Sharon Simmons

              Sondra Bennett               Sheryl Hawkins            Dianne Smith

              Pamela Beverage             Benny Hinzman            Faye Smith

              Linda Brown                  Ralph Hogan               Frances Snelson

              Patty Brown                  Mary Ellen Ice            John Snelson

              Anna Casto                    Richard Judy               Charles Stalnaker

              Ray Chaney                   Faye Kenney               Dale Strawder

              Brenda Channell              Jane Ketterman            John Sutton

              Franklin Channell            Sandra Kiess               Robert Swecker

              Gary Channell                David Knight               Gail Tacy, Jr.

              Rodney Channell             Richard Light                Robert Tacy

              John Collett                  Patricia McCauley          Robert Teter

              Lloyd Conrad                 Danny McCloud             Rodger Wamsley

              Bill Cool                     Paula Pnakovich             Fred Ware

              George Coussoule            Hazel Pritt                  Judith Ware

              Rebecca Cox                 Glen Rader                  Newton Ware

              Beverly Currence            Leon Rennix                 Ettie Wegman

              Reuben Currence            Faye Riggleman             Polly Williams

              Sharon Fincham            Loretta Rosencrance         Thomas Zirkle
              William Doner             Chris Ritter                                     

Page Three:

Saturday Schedule

(Schedule is Flexible)

                   3:00pm – 4:30pm   Registration and Meet & Greet
                   4:30pm – 4:35pm   Welcome – Fred Ware, Jr.
                   4:35pm – 4:45pm   Memorial Program
                                        Glen Rader
                   4:45pm – 5:00pm   Military Recognition 
                                        Book Presentation  
                                        Larry See       
                   5:00pm – 6:00pm   Dinner 
                                        Blessing, Larry See
                   6:00pm – 6:30pm   Award Presentations
                   6:30pm – 7:30pm   Auction
                   7:30pm – 8:00pm   Class Meeting 
                   8:00pm – 9:00pm   Social Hour

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Valley Bend, West Virginia 

 Page Four:

Tygarts Valley High School
Fight Song

Tygarts Valley, Tygarts Valley
Tygarts Valley High
We have the courage
And the spirit
That will never die
Rah! Rah! Rah!

Red and White Team!
Red and White Team!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight for your royal colors,
Red and White
Fight! Fight!

  Page Five:

                                    TVHS Class of 1964
Class Meeting Agenda

                                         1. Appreciation
                                         2. Reminders
 3. Treasurer’s Report
 4. Dispersal of Funds
  5. Website – Facebook
 6. Next Get Together
                                         7. Dismissal Prayer - Glen Rader

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you
until we meet again!
Author Unknown

Page Six:

Military Veterans

*Bill Alexander - Army
**Randall Arbogast - Army
**Dariel Arbogast - Army
*Ray Chaney - Army
Rodney Channell - Air Force
*John Collett - Army
*Lloyd Conrad – Army, Navy
**Bill Cool - Army, Navy
*George Coussoule - Army
**Jerry Haddix - Army
**Kenneth Harris - Army
**Ralph Hogan - Air Force
*David Knight – Army
David Matthew - Army
**Glen Rader - Army
Leon Rennix - National Guard
**Chris Ritter - Army
**Delbert Salisbury - Army
*Larry See - Army
**John Snelson - Army
**Charles Stalnaker - Army
**Bob Tacy - Army
**Robert Teter - Army
Roger Wamsley - Marines
**Fred Ware - Army
**Newton Ware - Army
**Tom Zirkle - Army

**Vietnam Veteran      *Foreign Service

Page Seven:

Deceased Class Members

Randall Warren Arbogast

Shirley Jean Barrickman Zavatsky

Mervin Ray Chaney

Lloyd Conrad

Margaret Gear Steinwuck

Kenneth Lynn Harris

Benny Hinzman

David James Knight

Joyce Faye Riggleman Collier

Loretta Jewell Rosencrance Matthew

Dale Edward Strawder

 Polly Ann Williams Channell

Our joys will be greater
Our love will be deeper
Our lives will be fuller
Because we shared your moment

Page Eight:

Someday many years from now
We'll sit beside the candles glow
Exchanging tales about our past
And laughing as the memories flow
And when that distant day arrives
I know it will be understood
That friendship is the key to live
And we were friends, and it was good.

Eileen Hehl

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Author Unknown

Page Nine:

 Tygarts Valley High School
Class of 1964
50th Class Reunion
Planning Committee

Gary & Ladonna Arbogast
Gary & Carolyn (Corley) Channell
George Coussoule
Janet (Kittle) McCloud
Judy (Ware) Primavera
Larry See
Bob Tacy
Fred & Patricia (McCauley) Ware

Page Ten:

Back on its golden hinges

the gate of Memory swings,

and my heart goes into the garden

And walks with the olden things.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I am old enough to see how little

I have done in so much time, and

how much I have to do in so little.

Sheila Kaye-Smith

In a dream you are never eighty.
Anne Sexton


Page Eleven:

The Tygarts Valley High School
Class of 1964
would like to thank the following
businesses or individuals for their
contributions in making
1964’s 50th Class Reunion
 a memorable occasion:

C & J’s Restaurant
Davis Trust Company Bank
Ketterman Creations
Mountain Valley Bank
Nationwide Insurance Company
Rebecca Cox Magee
Rich Tryon

Methinks I see the wanton hours flee,
and as they pass, turn back and laugh at me.

George Villiers

Page Twelve:

from Those Were the Days

Those were the days, my friend.
We thought they'd never end.
We'd sing and dance forever and a day.
We'd live the life we choose.
We'd fight and never lose.
For we were young and
sure to have our way.
…Those were the days, oh,
yes, those were the days.

Sometimes you don't realize how good the
 good old days were until they're gone.
Author Unknown

Inside Back Cover:

Tygarts Valley High School
Class of 1964
50th Class Reunion
Tygarts Valley Fire Hall
Dailey, West Virginia
Meal Prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary

The Future is something which everyone

reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour,

whatever he does, whoever he is.

C.S. Lewis

Back Cover:

Tygarts Valley High School

Class of 1964

50th Class Reunion

August 9-10, 2014

Happy Trails to you

until we meet again.

Happy Trails to you -

keep Smiling until then.

Dale Evans Rogers


 Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you. 

 Let's put it this way: 
there wouldn't be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn't be anybody there. We'd struggle to raise a quorum.

Clint Eastwood

Celebration - Carolee Clark
 High School Class Reunion

He was a widower and she a widow. They had known each other for a number of years being high school classmates and having attended class reunions over the last 20+ years without fail.

This anniversary of their class the widower and the widow made a foursome with two other singles.
They had a wonderful evening, their spirits high, the widower throwing admiring glances across the table. The widow smiling coyly back at him.

Finally, he picked up courage to ask her, 
"Will you marry me?" 

After about six seconds of careful consideration, 
she answered, "Yes, yes I will!"

The evening ended on a happy note for the widower. But the next morning he was troubled. Did she say "Yes" or did she say "No?" He couldn't remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. He went over the conversation of the previous evening, but his mind was blank. He remembered asking the question, but for the life of him could not recall her response. With fear and trepidation he picked up the phone and called her.

First, he explained that he couldn't remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the past evening. As he gained a little more courage, he then inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, 
did you say 'Yes' or did you say 'No?'"

"Why you silly man, I said, 'Yes. Yes I will.' 
And I meant it with all my heart."

The widower was delighted. He felt his heart skip a beat.
Then she continued. 
"And I am so glad you called because 
I couldn't remember who asked me!"
Behind the Scenes

 The Evening Before - Decorating

An elderly classmate, very well dressed, hair well groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel smelling slightly of a good after shave, presenting a well looked after image, walks into an upscale cocktail lounge. 

Seated at the bar is an elderly looking lady. The gentleman walks over, sits along side of her, orders a drink, takes a sip, turns to her and says, 
"So tell me, do I come here often?"

The Way We Were
Doris Day


Reunion reveals friendship potential that 
haven't yet been emerged in the past.
Toba Beta

My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

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