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MaryLou made the following entry in my yearbook:
You're real cute and
a real sweet kid! Remember
when you tried to steal my
$10.00? (Didn't get away with
it, did ya?)
Good luck when you're out of
school! With your personality,
you'll go far!
Love & luck
I think I got a ride from
Ruth Bailey to a Meridian basketball game along with Kay Carrigan and Mary Lou Woodruff. I don't remember the name of the school
we were playing that night but I'm pretty sure it was somewhere south of
Midland. As for the $10 she mentioned, Mary Lou could be right and I tried to
steal it and got caught. The way I remember it though was that Mary Lou had 10
bucks but no pocket to put it in so she gave it to me to hold for her. She
forgot about it until the next week when we were back at school and I had to
give it back. At least that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. And yeah, in addition to my losing out on
Mary Lou's money, we lost the game.
The following is an
edited email from MaryLou Woodruff
Pyle to Max
in June of 1999:
…Bob works at Pendell Printing in
Midland and has been there 18 1/2 years. He works 3rd shift, which we both
absolutely hate, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I worked at a plastics factory in Coleman
for 15 years until they decided they no longer needed my expertise. I was payroll/personnel/benefits. Since then I have worked part time. It works out a lot better for me.
are far from living in the lap of luxury, but did manage a cruise on our 25th
and 30th anniversaries. When you
look back at the list, I think it's quite an ac
plishment today for anyone to stay married that long. I guess you just need to be willing to
work at it. Who'd want to start over
at this stage in the game? Not me,
We lived next to the
Tiz-It for 5
years, moving to Hope in 73. We
bought Bob's folks old place when they moved to Florida. In 77 we sold off the house and built a
new one on the remaining 9 acres. Then
in 80, I think my Mom built a small house over here on the corner of our
property and sold her house in Mills. She
needed to. It was getting pretty bad. Anyway,
we sold our house again in 89 and built a new one, which we moved into in 91. Our first house was a bi-level and Bob
has had knee surgery twice on one knee and once on the other, so we wanted to
get away from steps. You know how it
is when a 40 year old has to prove he still has it and slides into 3rd base?
Well, someone lands on you, jumps and
lands on you again, disaster strikes and you end up in the hospital waiting for
an operating room for. Then 5 years
later had to have the worse one redone. Next
step will be a replacement, I imagine. That's
one game he wishes he hadn't played. and
Yada Yada Yada
Write again, please and I'll fill you
in if I can.
Here is an
update from MaryLou as of January 14, 2009:
Bob is now officially retired after
having knee replacement surgery in August of '07. Retirement wasn't
actually planned, but "suggested" by his surgeon. He has gone
on to have two back surgeries since that time, but is doing well with that.
I am still working part time. I have a home-based business doing
chiropractic billing. I really don't like working from home, it feels as
if I'm playing school or something. I'll be old enough to draw social
security in November (GAWD, where has the time gone), so I may give up the job
then and pass it on to one of my former coworkers.
Bob and I will be celebrating our 40th
anniversary on May 23 of this year. (And we've never had a fight!)
My granddaughter will be 16 in June and her baby sister will be 3 in
September. They are both a lot of fun.
Guess that's about it.