Bill Bush

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For the 45th Reunion

Classmates and Friends:
       Here we are again, our 45-year reunion.  Ross refers to it as reunion number seven.  One question you won’t hear at the reunion, how old do you think she is?  I wish every classmate could attend.  As I looked over the registration forms and questionnaires for the reunion it was evident our class had made many contributions to our society.  From the questionnaires received I calculated we have classmates in over thirty states and one foreign country.  We have produced 143 children, 208 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.  If you take the average of these and multiply that by the total number of classmates, the numbers for our entire class would look something like this; 1250 children, 1825 grandchildren, and 60 great-grandchildren.  Do you suppose that is what our teachers meant when they said study hard and make good grades so you can grow up and be productive?  If so, looks like we were successful.


As I scanned through pictures in my annual each one of you brought back numerous fond memories.  Some of those memories go all the way back to the first grade.  Four of us on the reunion committee became friends in our first grade class.  Carol Brunck, Linda Hackett, and I were trading stories and memories last night as we were planning for these events.  I don’t see them as the pillars of the community they now are, but as two little girls that bugged me in elementary school.  It is just plain fun to get together and talk about those wonderful days growing up.  Central offers some of the best.

I have remained in Little Rock all these years.  Retha and I have been retired four years and have loved every minute of it.  I retired as the State Geologist of Arkansas and continue to be involved in my profession as long as it doesn’t interfere with my golf.  Our daughter, Nancy, is married to Patrick Hale and they have three wonderful children (Christian, Madison, and Taylor).  We love to spend time with our grandchildren and do volunteer work at our church.

There are so many memories from Central that I just don’t know where to start.  Everyday had a memory for me.  One memory stands out among them all.  I looked forward to going to Central everyday.  I knew it was going to be fun.  We received a great education that prepared us to meet any challenge.  Take out the old annual and thumb through it, you will be surprised at the memories it will bring to mind.  Take time to look over the list of classmates on our memory list, we don’t want to forget them.  If you were not able to make it to this reunion, make plans for 2011 (50 years) and in the meantime call, visit, or email a classmate.  The Lord has blessed us all by being a part of LRCHS.

God Bless each of you,
Billy Bush