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Jesse H Jones High School of Houston, Texas - NEW BLOG

by Tom Wisdom on 08/10/10

Welcome to our new Jones Falcon Blog. Feel free to post your comments...we need to hear from you on all subjects related to our beloved Jones High...past and present

Comments (19)

1. David Wagner - Class 60 said on 12/14/10 - 04:44AM
From Holly Lake Ranch Tx, Here's wishing all the Jones family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR from David and Linda.
2. Barbara Fallin said on 1/21/11 - 07:06AM
Any way to contact Ronnie Gillett. We used to live across the street from each other. Want him and his siblings to come to the reunion in April.
3. John Echoff said on 1/23/11 - 07:36PM
Trying to locate Travis Gee ('60), know he joined the US Navy after graduation, lost track after that. Believe he had a younger brother and sister. Any info appreciated. John Echoff (Milby '60)
4. Tom Wisdom said on 1/27/11 - 05:00AM
Sorry we have been searching for Travis Gee for years...I checked with other classes to see if anyone had contact with any of his new info on that search. We will continue. Do you remeber any other Jones grads that served in the Navy with Travis?
5. JOYCE GRUZINSKY CRAWFORD said on 3/27/11 - 11:54AM
6. Tom Wisdom said on 10/23/11 - 08:10AM
The America that we grew up in is slowly fading away...wake up make your voice heard!
7. david wagner said on 12/23/11 - 10:17AM
Another year has rolled around. Have a blessed Christmas and happy new year from David and Linda Wagner at Holly Lake Ranch Texas. Ya'l come see us. Wagner class of 60
8. Pat Detenbeck McLaughlin said on 2/4/12 - 04:06AM
I am looking for Sandie Cheek--a 1961 graduate. My email is if anyone has her current information. Thanks.
9. Tom Wisdom said on 3/8/12 - 10:33PM
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and start to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
10. Tom Wisdom said on 3/8/12 - 10:34PM
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.' The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
11. Tom Wisdom said on 3/8/12 - 10:35PM
The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else -- The small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you. So...Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.
12. Tom Wisdom said on 3/8/12 - 10:36PM
'Take care of the golf balls first -- The things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.' One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.'
13. Shirley Joy Bailey said on 6/3/12 - 06:41AM
I would like to see the 1964 & 1963, both January & May of those two years.
14. Tom said on 6/3/12 - 10:13AM
We have all the 63 class scanned and ready to post...but we need a '64 Talon to get '64 senior photos
15. Karen Sullivan said on 6/9/12 - 09:06AM
Tom, I loved your parable about the professor and the jar of golf balls. Did you make that one up? Brilliant...and wise.
16. Natalie Dickens said on 8/19/13 - 10:22AM
I am looking for James Stevens that quit school and went into the military. If anyone has any information please email me at
17. Suzan King said on 11/19/13 - 03:20PM
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Mike Lange, class of 1961?
18. Reg Cogdell said on 10/25/14 - 12:37PM
Anyone know what or where Kathy Steakley may be?
19. david wagner said on 1/1/15 - 11:54AM
Just in case someone reads this...It's ole Wag from Holy Lake Ranch, Tx wishing everyone a happy new year 2015. Just got back from Branson...saw Jonah with grandsons..great production.Feel blessed played for over 4,020 folks here at the Ranch and around East Tx last yearThe Ramblers and I play twice a month at the ranch. This year Im also playing twice a month in Lindale, Tx with another group. Plus doing a solo for the Hook and Ladder Firemans benefit this month.Also each Sunday morning at Holly Brook Baptist Church. Tomorrow Linda a I are driving to Colo Springs to bring back our oldest daughter and two grand daughters to resettle here in Tx. We end with a cruise in the Gulf at the end of the month. So much for retirement. Have a great year everyone. Remember if you need me I'll call ya.

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