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12/16/15 01:47 PM #76    


Ron Singleton

Many thanks to Wayne Coleman for the info on filing with Social Security, and waiting until 70.  I turn 66 next summer and had planned to file and suspend, but Congress recently messed up those plans.  The file and restrict looks like a good option.  I've been following the discussion in the WSJ, so the recommendations make sense.  Thanks again for sharing.  Ron

12/25/15 09:36 AM #77    


Lewis Carter

Wishing class of 1968 a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

12/26/15 12:25 PM #78    


David Hudson

Lewis, hope that your Christmas was great and that you and yours have a great holiday season.  Enjoy this wonderful season and let it work its magic.



04/12/16 11:11 AM #79    


Ron Singleton

Hope everyone had a chance to read the terrific story on classmate Bruce Miller, '68 that appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday, April 10, 2016.  (See below).  Way to go Bruce!   You've had an incredible impact on thousands and thousands of young people through the years, and have added significantly to the quality of life in the Richmond area and the entire State of Virginia.  We're proud of your many successes and to have you as a member of the HHS Class of '68.  Well done!  Ron


04/12/16 12:41 PM #80    


Kathryn Braswell (Hochman)

What a wonderful story!  I grew up with Bruce at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church and at Huguenot. It was great to see him at the 2013 reunion. Thanks for posting this article.

04/13/16 05:09 PM #81    


Susan Stowell (Bowmer)

Way to go Bruce! Who would have thought being in the chorus of Paint Your Wagon at HHS would lead to a lifelong career? Mrs. Womach would have been so proud! Just like the rest of us are! Congrats!

Thanks Ron for passing along the story.

04/14/16 08:01 AM #82    


Lana Duren (McSwain)

Loved reading this lovely tribute to Bruce.  Thanks for sharing!

04/14/16 01:06 PM #83    


Britt Mayo

While I try my best to be open-minded, I have to say that anyone who finds you or your work disgusting has a serious deficiency in judgment.  Congratulations on consistently raising the quality of life for everyone around you, Bruce. 

04/14/16 06:02 PM #84    

Art MacCord

Congratulations, Bruce.  Your years devoted to the theater have touched many lives in a positive way.  Just the kind of guy you are!

04/16/16 12:50 AM #85    


Bruce Miller

Thanks for the kind words.  It's been a blessing and a privilege for me to have the job I've had for the last 41 years.  Luckily I was able to keep in touch with Mrs. Waymack (a huge influence) until her death.  I had several opportunities to credit her publicly during my career, and I spoke at her funeral.  She was a great teacher.  I still see Mr. McNeer every so often, and value his influence as well.  Now that I'm stepping aside as artistic director, I'm greatly looking forward to Act II.

04/16/16 01:51 PM #86    

Robbie Richardson

Bruce, I saw the article about you in the RTD on-line here in Florida. I remember your interest in theater prior to my family being transferred out of town in '67. When I moved back to Richmond in '84 my daughters attended Theater IV and loved it. My wife and I moved back to Florida in '99, but come back often to Richmond to visit children and grandchildren. Yesterday, I asked my daughter who teaches in Henrico if she still goes with her class to your presentations, and she said now you come to them. And my oldest grandson has already been exposed to Repertory Theater.  Bet you didn't know just how far flung and appreciated your good works have become. Best wishes. / Rob        ( Robbie ) Richardson

04/25/16 11:09 AM #87    

Grace Bourne (Barnes)

What a great tribute to a great man! Loved the article Bruce. My husband and I have been to a lot of the productions you have been involved with or even written and enjoyed all of them. You have a great talent and thanks for sharing it all these years. Good luck with your new endeavors!

07/07/18 06:40 PM #88    


Juanita Walton (Billings)

RE:  Missing Classmates

Sad to say that Rick Walker, my cousin, is resident in an assisted living facility in the Richmond area. 

07/28/18 01:39 AM #89    


Kathryn Braswell (Hochman)

I came across this in my Google pictures just now and thought that some of the girls might remember receiving corsages that came from Snelson's in Westover, and enjoy seeing the box once again. BElmont!

07/28/18 06:16 PM #90    


Jim Miller

So sorry to announce that I cannot make our 50th.  I have served on our Organizing/Planning Committee and have had a blast working with classmates.  Bill and Frank have been amazing with planning, finances, etc as have so many others.  This reunion is going to be a wonderful experience and the committee has been passionately tracking down all of you as well as making/re-making decorations. 

In the real world, I am a physician (still in Richmond) specializing in Family Practice and Sports Medicine.  I am one of the National Team Physicians for USA Swimming as well as working internationally with all 6 of the aquatic sports at events such as World Championships and Olympic Games.  At this moment,  I am in Orlando, FLA working as Medical Director for the Masters PanAmerican Championships, as well as swimming 5 events in the championships, which is where I will be until August 7.  The Open Water races (up to 3K) will be held at Datona Beach on the Sunday of our Celebration so I cannot make the quick trip home and back to be with you that I had hoped.

Have a fabulous time and I will be missing all of you.

Jim Miller, MD FAAFP/Sports Medicine 

07/29/18 03:51 PM #91    


Nancy Ladd (Lueckel)

Sorry that you cannot make it to our 50th.  Sounds as though you are very busy - hopefully doing exactly what you love to do.  Best of luck to you always!  ~Nancy (Ladd) Lueckel~

07/30/18 09:35 AM #92    

Art MacCord

Jim, I am sorry you are not going to make, too.  You always were an acheiver, I am glad to see that has not diminished a bit.  Good luck to the team!

07/30/18 10:33 AM #93    


David Hudson

Planning Committee,

I have done my best to be able to attend the reunion next month but my health has not cooperated and I will not be able to attend.  I am sorry this is the case but it is what it is.  I wish all a good time and hope that the reunion will be as much fun as 45 was.  The matter is just beyond my control.  Best wishes to all.


David Hudson



07/30/18 02:18 PM #94    

Brenda Levy

Sorry you can't attend, but your health has to come first.  Best of luck to you.

08/02/18 07:30 AM #95    


Kathryn Braswell (Hochman)

If any of you coming to the 50th reunion had Lou Herrmann as a piano teacher, please seek me out. I'd enjoy talking with anyone who knew this wonderful woman and gifted teacher. When I took lessons in the early 1960s she lived in Stratford Hills, then on Sylvan Rd. in Westover. 

08/02/18 07:01 PM #96    


Sandy Edens

Bill, I just read your very moving email and Diane and i sit in awe.  In awe of you and Pam, in awe of our classmates who have conquered and in awe of those who have succumbed to the struggles and challenges you talked about. You were so much more eloquent than I but I must agree that high school for me was a spectacular time.  I would like to meet face to face those whom I hurt however.  I, like you, would say "I am sorry" and with 50 years of maturity I pray I could rise above those teenage temptations.  <br>
I am sorry I won;t be at the reunion!  Very sorry!  I am not one of those that was glad to walk away and never look back.  I loved Huguenot and all our friends and all our Saturday nights at Southside Plaza because we couldn't drive in the city.  I loved debate team with you!  I loved football on Friday nights and hearing about who climbed the water tower that weekend.  It is interesting that the reunion is a Willow Oaks.  I often tell the story of trying out for the golf team at Willow Oaks and shanking my drive off the first tee causing the coaches and other expectant golfers to run for the hills.  I could name names of the many friends and the times we had; Irvin, Irving, Koechlein, Lissenden, Butterworth, Vardel, Griffin, Geisinger, Andrewsm Edmonds, Young  and on and on, to name a few.  And our church youth group, "The Holy Rollers" who engaged in TP'ing many homes on Sunday evenings.  I would love to see you all.  What great times there were.<br>
And now you, my friend, have hopefully overcome the harshest enemy a person can have and I must say you have done it with the class you always had.  I will never forget our first debate, St. Gurtrudes....Sturdy Gurty's.  I wish you well and God speed in your recovery.  Your thoughtfulness and kindness toward me in 2011 when my folks passed away will never be forgotten.  You, my friend, are a class act!<br>
Best to you, to our class of 1968, and to all the folks at the reunion, Sandy

08/02/18 08:14 PM #97    


Gerald Eberhard



I am sorry you ar facing so may health battles.

My prayers are with you and Pam.

08/03/18 08:59 AM #98    

Wayne Coleman

Thanks for all that you do, Bill.  Our prayers are with you.

08/03/18 12:07 PM #99    


Britt Mayo

To Bill, and to the class at large,

While I always appreciate your "funny but in a twisted way" view of life, Bill, I can't imagine how anyone wasn't touched by your note yesterday.  First because of its exquisite combination of openness and wisdom.  And second because I suspect that by now at least 95% of us have been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly, and there are few sweeter sounds than the crisp peal of that bell.  Your dedication of the three rings was, I think, perfect.  

I had hoped to be able to get back for reunion.  Our class seemed exceptional to me at the time, and in hindsight I think it was much better than that.  I am so very grateful for the many classmates who were (and continue to be) friends, confidants, and formative influences on my life.  The fact that my life has turned out as well as it has is largely due to many of you.  Unfortunately, my new shoulder, which is now six weeks old, is not agreeing to the idea of long-distance travel, so I'll have to enjoy the 50th vicariously.  

Thank you for all you have done to make this site work, Bill.  And please try to find a choir where you can take advantage of your 4-8 months as a coloratura.  

Fond wishes to all this weekend,


08/06/18 08:27 AM #100    


Cricket Geisinger (White)

Thank you Connie Stevenson (Gottwald) for hosting Sunday"s brunch. I was out of state working and flew home Saturday night. I missed seeing many of you but enjoyed the time on Sunday. Many thanks to the organizing committee who deserve a weekend vacation together to recover!!!

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