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Re: Oram Dairy
December 17, 2003 07:45PM
To Jack Smith: I lived at 5710 Llano. The Shorts lived across the street. I went by my house about a month ago and saw it was up for sale. Thought I would stop back by in a couple of weeks and ask to go through it one last time but alas, I was too late. It had been torn down and they were hauling everything away. They did not even try to recycle any of the doors, windows, or the beautiful hardwood floors. The entire street has changed. So many of the old homes gone and replaced with two story structures.
James Mabry Short, Jr. was Lt. Col. of the ROTC at Woodrow in 1941 - 42, I think. I am not sure, but I know he was a couple of years ahead of me. Gladys Nelson Pully
Re: Oram Dairy
December 19, 2003 08:51AM
What a great conversation yesterday between Robbye Oram and Gladys Pully. It was history alive! Those two ladies had me spellbound listening not only to the history of John Oram and the Morrow families, but their own experiences in Dallas. I really loved hearing it. Would love to get those two to speak before a Seminar on Dallas history! Thanks, Gladys, for your input and help.
Jeanette
Re: Oram Dairy
December 19, 2003 03:10PM
For Gladys Nelson Pully -- I'm beginning to wonder if we may have gone to school together. I graduated from Woodrow in June 1945. Have you received notice about the 1943/44/45 classes reunion in March (I think) coinciding with Woodrow's 75th anniversary celebration?
Woodrow Wilson 75th Anniversary
December 19, 2003 06:29PM
From the Woodrow Wilson High School Website, www.wwwildcats.org:
All Alumni should reserve March 6, 2004 for the Special 75th Celebration at Woodrow. The 75th anniversary parade is scheduled to arrive at 10am at Woodrow. A special program inducting new members of the Woodrow Wilson Hall of Fame starts at the school at 10:30am. Former principals, teachers, and staff will be on hand in classrooms to greet visitors and share Woodrow memories.
Graduation Year Dates and Contact Information:
1943 to 1946 - March 5 - Contact Jim Hagar @ 903-882-6919 for more information
1953 - Contact Buz Allen @ 972-934-1751 (or 800-854-1567 for out of town people) or BuzAllen@StoneEagle.com for more information
1954 - Contact David C. Mitchell @ 817-261-0108
for Information on the 50th Reunion
1955 - Contact Gay Ann Van Wart @ gayannvw@aol.com or Fred Hunter @ r.f.hunter@att.net, Betty Orand @ cborand@sbcglobal.net, or Barbara Busbey @ bbusbey@swbell.net for Information on the 49th Reunion
1956 - Contact Olan Brown @ email address owbrown@hpnc.com for more information
1964 - August 6th & 7th, 2004 the 40th Reunion Contact Jennie Gray Nance at email address: vnance@sbcglobal.net
1978 - March 5th, 2004 the 25th Reunion Contact Monica Hartmann Shaw at email address: travelinfo@hartmanntravel.com
1984 - March 6th, 2004 the 20th Reunion Contact Joanie Pate Dickson at email address: rjd5870@ameritech.net or woodrow1984@hotmail.com
Books Written by Wildcats:
Captive Warriors, A Vietnam POW's Story by Sam Johnson, Texas A & M University Press
A Letter to my Grandchildren by William F. Miller, Minerva Press, London.
Mr. Miller's book has been the basis for the class of 1939 writing project. Many classmates have written a few to many pages about their school days at Woodrow and their experiences during World War II.
Colonel Phil Hooper, 1937-1941 Commandant of the Woodrow ROTC, recently recorded a video interview of his time at Woodrow and his US Army career.
Other Wildcats Alumni Notes:
The 1942 Class has a great Newsletter. Check out all their luncheons and outings, they are busy all the time.
The Classes of January 1951, June 1951, January 1952, June 1952, and January 1953, had a grand 50th Celebration in October 2002. They refurbished the "old" wall fans in the lunch room in remembrance of Ruth "Piddle" Wilson Melton and James P. Melton, both of the class of 1952
The 1967 Class treated the Libraries of Woodrow, Long, Lipscomb, Mr. Auburn, Lee, Stonewall, and Lakewood with separate overflowing baskets of books. What a great treat!
1984 Alumni, Mr. Tim Brown, the 1987 Heisman Trophy winner, will be hosting the Tim Brown Golf Tournament on Monday May 5, 2004 at the Lakewood Country Club. Call Woody Glenn for information at 214-871-9333 (or Sam Herrington at 214-696-3606).
The 2000 Class with the help of donations from a memorial gift from Juanita Antoine McCormick (1935 Class) upgraded the area known as the Courtyard.
The 2001 Class restored and re-hung the WPA paintings in the Library. William Lester (1929 Class) painted three panels entitled "The Development of American Industry".
The 2002 Class was impacted by the 9-11-01 attack. They had the 1929 school flag restored, framed, and placed next to the principle's office. The 1929 flag was donated by Sargent Major Don Bacon (ROTC 1968-1990) to the Woodrow Library.
Woodrow Hall of Fame Member Geraldine "Tincy" Miller was appointed as chair of the State Board of Education on February 17, 2003 and confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2003.
Woodrow Senior Brent Oglesby was selected as the High School Scholarship Award Winner from the Davey O'Brien Foundation. Davey's sons, David and Bill attended. The 1990 winner's Erin Henderson-Gasch, Coach Sally Moore, and Coach Steve Wolf were also in attendance.
Woodrow Wilson 'Walk of Fame' Commemorative Bricks
$25 per Brick
3 lines per Brick with a maximum of 16 characters per line (including spaces, punctuation, letters, etc.)
Current Woodrow Wilson PTA Plans include a 'Walk of Fame' Brick Garden with benches on the horseshoe (parking lot) side of Woodrow.
The 2003 Class has adoped this project (including the initial brick installation) as their class gift.
Share Wildcat news by faxing it to 972-502-4466 or mailing information to Ms. Howell at 100 S. Glasgow Dr., Dallas TX 75214
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Also note that this is the 70th Anniversary of adjoining J.L. Long Middle School (Jr. High)
Beth Bentley
Re: Oram Homestead
September 03, 2010 05:43AM
I am one of the decendants from John Oram. Robbie oram jaggie is my aunt. If you are still looking for any information I could probably help you out. My cellphone is 303-453-9338. I am currently residing about an hour outside of dallas at one of our estates however that is a colorado number as I only have that phone with me.
Re: Oram Homestead
November 03, 2017 05:02PM
I lived in the John Oram house on Winton for a while in 1971 thru 72.
The house had been abandoned for 8 years and was boarded up. Grinnen Mortgage owned the house and agreed to rent it for the cost the property taxes, $125 mo.
Turns out the utilities were tied to the shopping strip center on Mockingbird. When the Oram sold the land for the shopping strip the buyer agreed to pay all future utilities for the house. I don't think the mortgage company ever knew about the utilities. EventuallY we were evicted anD the house was converted to a restaurant called The Old House. The property was modified so the Old House faced Mockingbird and not Winton.
Re: Oram Homestead
November 14, 2017 10:42AM
Jmsmith7711 Wrote:
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> I lived in the John Oram house on Winton for a
> while in 1971 thru 72.
> The house had been abandoned for 8 years and was
> boarded up. Grinnen Mortgage owned the house and
> agreed to rent it for the cost the property taxes,
> $125 mo.
> Turns out the utilities were tied to the shopping
> strip center on Mockingbird. When the Oram sold
> the land for the shopping strip the buyer agreed
> to pay all future utilities for the house. I don't
> think the mortgage company ever knew about the
> utilities. EventuallY we were evicted anD the
> house was converted to a restaurant called The Old
> House. The property was modified so the Old House
> faced Mockingbird and not Winton.

Wow, The Old House - I remember eating there at least once. I can't remember the exact year, but it would have been in the late '70s or early '80s.
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