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Houston Chronicle
 
November 11, 1961 - February 27, 1994
 
 
The pictures below are of my family and some of my friends at my retirement party at the Chronicle, March 4, 1994

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My retirement party was held on the 3rd floor conference room at the Chronicle. It was both a happy day  and a sad one for me. Happy because I was really ready to leave. And sad because I was leaving alot of good friends that I had worked with , not only here in Houston but at other papers also. Standing at table are Stacy, my wife Dorothy, Amy and myself. Everyone had a good time, with a lot of short speeches made, and plenty of good food and drink.

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Standing L-R. Mrs. Nell Drumond, Dorothy and Mrs. Lou Gaerthner. Nell and Lou are close friends who attended my party.

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My big cake at the party. It was very good,
I went back for seconds.

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These are some of my closest friends that I worked here with for 33 Years. Front Row. L-R. Sonny Wagner, Myself, Toby Abshire, and Marion Powell.
Standing  in back. L-R Ed Volotko (Ed passed away in 2009. A good friend) and Fred Novak. (Fred passed away on April 28, 2001.) I had worked with Fred on the Oklahoman and Times in Oklahoma City, Okla in 1956.
Marion Powell and I worked in the pressroom at the Miami Herald and Miami News, Miami, Florida.

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At home after the party. Stacy, Jim and Amy. I've been blessed with a wonderful wife and daughters.

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Jim and Dan West - Pressroom Foreman. Dan came to the Chronicle from the San Antonio Light in the early 80's.  A good pressman.  A good friend.

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